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Build Safe | Live Safe Conference:

An Inside Look at NYC Construction Trends


Professional Seminars for Continuing Education Credit

Educating NYC's Next Architects + Engineers

Commissioner Robert LiMandri and Borough Commissioner Ira Gluckman kicked-off Junior Architects and Engineers, a new program to teach elementary school students about construction and design. Department experts are visiting second, third, fourth and fifth graders across New York

City, explaining how construction maintains the City's vitality and how the Department moves safe and compliant development forward.
Upcoming Benchmarking Report Deadline

The May 1, 2011 is approaching for buildings that must submit a 2010 benchmarking report. To comply, use the EPA's Portfolio Manager, also available at the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan website at Learn more on the Department's website; see the Sustainability section's area on Benchmarking.

Recently Released Buildings Bulletins
New Rules: Public Hearings + Effective Dates

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • NYC Energy Code Amendments (PDF): March 28 - 10:00am
Upcoming Effective Dates
Did You Know....?

One day each week, the Plumbing Unit expedites service for licensed professional engineers, registered architects, licensed master plumbers and licensed fire suppression contractors. From 10am through 4pm, representatives prioritize assistance to professionals, while serving filing representatives.

Plumbing Professional Days: Manhattan on Mondays; Bronx on Tuesdays; Brooklyn and Queens on Wednesdays; and Staten Island on Fridays.

Service Updates

Professional Seminars for Education Credit
List of Seminars

Renew After-Hours Variances Online
Press Release
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User's Guide (PDF)

Cranes + Derricks Changes
CD4 + 5 Forms (PDF)


Application + Permits Reinstatement Fee Change
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New PW6 Form Includes Sustainability
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arrowView the Draft PW6 (PDF)

Construction, Plumbing + Electrical Customer Service Counter Hours
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2011 Licensing Exam Schedule Released for Construction Trades
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Upcoming Events

March 30 - 31

arrow Senior Architect of Technical Affairs John Lee, RA, will provide an overview of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, the NYC Energy Code and energy efficiency standards for building envelope, HVAC, lighting and power at the Javits Center.

arrowProject Manager Elizabeth Gelpi will outline tax incentives for installing solar panels and green roofs.

arrowVisit our NYC ˚CoolRoofs table to learn more about the program.

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Building Green: Law + Practice
April 6

Department of Buildings Project Manager Andrew Wallace, Esq., LEED GA, will review the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, including benchmarking, the Energy Code, energy audits, retro-commissioning, and lighting and electrical upgrades. This New York County Lawyers Association program is for CLE credit.
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NYC's Efforts to Green its Energy Code: What Lawyers + Real Estate Professionals Need to Know
April 26

Assistant Commissioner for Technical Affairs + Code Development James Colgate, Esq., RA, will discuss the NYC Energy Code and the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. This New York City Bar event in Manhattan is for CLE credit.
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March 24, 2011