3D Site Safety Plans

The Department’s 3D Site Safety Plans Program uses Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to allow the construction industry to create and electronically file Site Safety Plans. The program enables the Department to virtually tour sites and see step-by-step how a building will be built and visualize its complexities and challenges. Under the program, Site Safety Plans are digitally submitted, amended and reviewed, improving the compliance review process and accelerating the approval process like never before.

The Benefits of 3D Site Safety Modeling include:

  • Increased Site Safety: Safety risks can be identified early in the process before issues arise in the field

  • Faster Approvals: Three-dimensional, real-time images enhance communication between field inspectors and office supervisors, helping them resolve issues immediately

  • Better Service and Fewer Office Visits: Site Safety Plans submitted through this program will be reviewed, modified and approved – all through the online document management website


The following resources are available


Location and Contact Information

NYC Department of Buildings
Attn: BIM Examiner
280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
BIM@buildings.nyc.gov