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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Digital Build Conference

DOB's Digital Build: Safety, Innovation & Sustainability Conference takes place May 2 through May 6. This virtual conference is free and open to the public, with many courses submitted for AIA continuing education credits. Register today to learn about important industry topics such as construction safety; protecting the public during ongoing construction operations; and NYC's regulatory landscape with several session devoted to upcoming Code changes, which go into effect later this year. 

Check out the course offerings and register today!

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DOB is partnering with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) to deliver an introductory series of 90-minute lunchtime webinars to discuss the significant changes and major highlights to the 2022 NYC Construction Codes which go into effect November 7, 2022. Register today!

The webinars are from 11:00am-12:30pm on the following days:

  • Plumbing/Fuel Gas
    April 27: 2022 NYC Fuel Gas Code Revisions
    April 28: 2022 NYC Plumbing Code Revisions (Part 1)
    May 9: 2022 NYC Plumbing Code Revisions (Part 2)
  • Fire Protection
    May 10: Fire Protection (Part 1)
    May 16: Fire Protection (Part 2)
  • Mechanical/Fuel Gas
    May 18: Mechanical Code (Part 1)
    May 23: Mechanical Code (Part 2)
    May 25: Mechanical Code (Part 3) – Fuel Gas Code

Registration and payment for these events must be done directly through ACEC.

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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

May

Manhattan

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

June

Manhattan

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

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Thursday, June 9, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Bronx

Thursday, June 16, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn/Staten Island

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

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

Manhattan

Tuesday, June 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

May

Bronx

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Staten Island

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

June

Bronx

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Manhattan

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – 2pm to 3:30pm

Queens

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

Staten Island

Wednesday, June 29, 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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