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November 2015

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Service Updates

Debit Cards with Credit Card Logo
New Federal Requirement

Hoisting Rigging
Training and Certification Requirements

Determination Review Requests
Electronic Submission Process

Q-Matic System Enhancements
Improved Customer Service Ticketing and Queue Management

Enlargement Applications
Calculations under the 2014 NYC Codes

UPK Projects
Inspection Request Process

Articulating Boom Crane
Permitting & Licensing Requirements

Elevator Permit Application + Category 3 & 5 Inspection Requests
Electronic Submission

Build it Back
Application & Permit Fees Waived

Special Inspection Agency
Hazardous Reporting

Hub Full-Service & Small Business Services
Online Review and Approvals for Smaller Alteration Projects

Buildings Bulletins

2015-033: Establishes requirements for developing and applying for acceptance of an equivalent adhesive anchor installer certification program.

2015-032: Rescinds 1 APPN and 17 OPPNs that are no longer applicable under any code.

2015-031: Clarifies the submittal and permitting process for projects that require Structural Peer Review per BC Section 1617.  Supersedes BB 2013-014.

2015-030: Clarifies the accessibility requirements for detectable warnings at pools.

2015-029: Clarifies the planning required for construction sites to prepare for high-wind events.

2015-028: Establishes special inspection requirements for certain prescribed materials.

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