Buildings News

February 2014

service notices




  YoutubeTumblrTwitterFacebook Buildings News

Construction Safety Week ― Tickets Now Available!

This year's Build Safe | Live Safe Conference will feature a broad overview of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes. Join us at this all-day event on Tuesday, April 29 at the New York Marriott Downtown in Lower Manhattan.

Department of Buildings' engineers, architects and construction experts will outline current safety trends and discuss ways to improve future construction operations in the City. Plus, professional education credits will be available.

Secure Your Seat Now!

Upcoming Trade Licensing Exams

Construction trades licensing exams are open, and the Department of Buildings is now accepting exam applications.

Sign Hanger
High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer (Stationary Engineer)
Master Plumber
Master Fire
Suppression Piping Contractor
Oil Burning Equipment Installer
Site Safety Manager
Elevator Agency Director
Elevator Agency Inspector

Email Questions

License Exam Applications + Details

Join Our Team!

We have new opportunities ― in various areas of expertise ― for architects, engineers and construction industry members!

Current Opportunities

More About a Career at Buildings

Online Inspection Scheduling Coming Soon

Soon, you'll be able to schedule virtually all inspections online through our latest NYC Development Hub expansion: Hub Inspection Ready. We're launching this new system in the coming months, and the modernized process will offer more precise scheduling and improve inspection tracking and notifications.

Learn More About Hub Inspection Ready

Read About All Electronic Filing Through the Hub


Service Updates

Electrical Advisory Board
Expedited Review Process

"Winterizing" Sites
Safety Guidelines
Sign up for Weather Advisories

Online Payments
eChecks + Credit Cards

Customer Service Tickets
Central Inspections Transactions

Rigger/Sign Hanger Foreman

Resolved Vios + BIS
Elevators: Inspection + Test Requirements

Recent Bulletins

2014-01 Privately owned, mapped streets and zoning

2014-02 Corrugated polypropylene piping and fittings for storm sewer pipes (alternative to Code-prescribed polyethylene piping and fittings)

2014-03 Inspecting, monitoring, and certifying modular units

All Buildings Bulletins

Resiliency Legislation

Department experts will be speaking at upcoming events, highlighting requirements of recent resiliency legislation adopted after Hurricane Sandy.

AIA Brooklyn -
March 4, 6:00pm

AIA New York -
March 6, 8:30am

Summary of resiliency-related local laws that modify our Codes


Special Flood Areas 3606-04

Retaining Walls 103-09

Structurally Compromised Buildings 102-03

Course Providers 105-03

Energy Auditor + Retro-commissioning Agent Registration Fees 101-03

Boiler Inspections Rule Amendment 103-01

Did You Know...?

New York City has 12,750 miles of sidewalk ― flanked by more than 975,000 buildings and properties.

Learn More About Them!

Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Thomas Fariello, RA, Acting Commissioner

comments + suggestions      unsubscribe     photos by samantha modell