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Findings Released in Fatal Elevator Accident

The Department of Buildings and Department of Investigation have released their findings in the fatal elevator accident at 285 Madison Avenue in December. The investigations reveal that workers failed to follow basic safety procedures that would have prevented the tragedy. DOB also conducted the most expansive elevator sweep in the Department's history - inspecting 658 elevators across the City. Inspectors found no conditions similar to those related to the December fatality.

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Energy Code Training — Register Now

By popular demand, the Department of Buildings and The Cooper Union are offering the 2011 NYC Energy Conservation Code training for a second time. This two-day course is the most complete NYCECC educational program available. Developed by DOB and Viridian Environmental LLC, experts use a unique six-part training program that gives a comprehensive understanding of the new Energy Code. Professionals will earn 13 LU/PDH (HSW/SD) hours.

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NYC Development Hub — Upcoming Open Houses

We're opening our doors at the NYC Development Hub so licensed professionals can better understand how to submit digital construction plans for their upcoming projects. Our Hub team will lead live demonstrations of the new, virtual approval process, which is designed to speed up plan reviews and spur job creation citywide. Reserve your spot now in any of the upcoming open houses at 80 Centre Street, third floor, in Manhattan.

Friday, March 16     2pm
Monday, March 19     11am
Friday, March 23     11am
Monday, March 26     2pm
Friday, March 30     2pm

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Service Updates

New ADA Standards
DOB Permits

Work Without a Permit + SWO Vios

Requesting Overrides, Reductions, Penalty Waivers

Benchmarking Reports
BIN + BBL Information

Security Gates
New Visibility Standards

Simplified Pre-filing +
Applications Processing

Expanded to All Offices

Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation Renewals
Requesting Duplicates

Cranes + Derricks
Renewals - UPDATED

New Buildings Bulletins

2012-003 clarifies "predominantly built-up area" bulk regulations for existing residential buildings.  

2012-002 sets standards for fuel-gas compressors, duct burners and heat recovery steam generators in cogeneration and combined heat and power (CHP) projects.

2012-001 outlines criteria for buffers, interlocks, elevator entrances, wedge shackles, elevator governors and elevator brakes.

Hearings + Rules

Energy Audits + Retrocommissioning
Hearing 03.23.12 @ 1pm

Did You Know...?

Update pages to the  2008 Construction Codes are on our website and are free to print.

Recently, Local Laws 45/11, 49/11, 70/11, 71/11, 72/11 and 75/11 amended certain administrative provisions of the NYC Building Code and NYC Mechanical Code.

Print Update Pages 54 - 59

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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