Upcoming Events

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The Department of Buildings (DOB) looks forward to connecting with our industry partners and the general public. Our events are designed to keep industry members and all New Yorkers abreast of industry trends, operational updates to collaborate better with DOB and safe construction operations. Check this page frequently for upcoming DOB events!

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  • 2022 Construction Code Overview with AIA-NY
    DOB is partnering with the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA-NY) to deliver an overview of the most significant changes to the NYC Construction Codes, which go into effect November 7, 2022. The 90-minute webinar will highlight changes to the the Administrative, Building, Fuel Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes.  This will include changes to construction documentation, architectural and structural requirements, provisions for building systems, fire protection ratings, exterior finishes, special inspection compliance, emergency voice and alarm communications and accessibility requirements including drinking fountain locations, destination-oriented elevators and accessibility routes.

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 29,  from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.  Participation is free to all AIA-NY Members (including those from other AIA chapters) and there is a $10 fee for non-members. Register today! 

    Registration and payment must be done directly through AIA-NY. Once registered, you will be emailed a Zoom link to participate in the webinar. General inquiries should be to Suzanne Mecs (smecs@aiany.org), Managing Director of AIA-NY.

  • Training Sessions with SEAoNY
    A four-part series of educational training sessions on updates to the new 2022 NYC Construction Codes is being presented in conjunction with the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). The webinars are from 12:00pm-1:30pm on the following days: 

    June 21: Seismic
    June 23: Wind
    July 12: Underpinning/Geotech
    July 14: iWood/CLT 

    These events are open to all and will incur a small fee for non-members. 

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Live Q&A Sessions

Our bi-weekly online Q&A Session for property owners, registered design professionals, filing representatives and other licensees/registrants provides a space for attendees to ask job specific questions for filings in DOB NOW, the Buildings Information System (BIS), or general questions about permits, Construction Codes, Zoning Regulations, sign offs, certificates of occupancy, place of assembly, equipment installations, violations and civil penalties, etc.

To register, choose the session you would like to attend, access the link and follow the instructions. Make sure to sign up for the appropriate session for the borough in which the property is located. Once registered, you will be emailed the login information on the morning of the event.

BOROUGH

SESSION DATE

June

Queens

Thursday, June 23, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

July

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, July 14, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Thursday, July 21, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Industry Meetings

A monthly online, borough-specific industry session for registered design professionals to discuss policy and business process questions that are not job specific. The meetings will also include a review of recent updates and policy decisions.

Questions for the meeting must be submitted at least three (3) days in advance. To register and submit a question, choose the session you would like to attend, access the link and follow the instructions. All registrants will be emailed the login information the morning of the event.

Questions and Answers from Prior Industry Meetings (updated 4/12/22)

BOROUGH

MEETING DATE

June

Queens

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

July

Bronx

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Thursday, July 7, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

View prior meeting/training information and related DOB NOW resources.

  • Our annual build safe|live safe conference, a daylong series of seminars, where DOB experts discuss a variety of topics including construction safety, building maintenance, NYC's regulatory landscape, and building sustainability. See past conference presentations, videos and other construction safety information.

  • DOB NOW Training Sessions – the online portal allows users to submit job filings for approvals, obtain permits, schedule inspections, submit compliance filings and issue/renew licenses all online. See upcoming DOB NOW trainings.

  • eFiling Trainings – the system allows for the submission of all BIS job applications (New Building, Alteration-1, -2, -3) except a select number of project/work types or additional considerations. See available eFiling trainings.

  • Our Innovation Challenge Competitions invite the public to submit ideas to increase energy efficiency among buildings and to improve building and worker safety. See past challenge winners.

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