Upcoming Events


The Department of Buildings 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!

The Department hosts:

  • 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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