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The Department launched its new citywide safety campaign as part of Construction Safety Week 2011. The multi-language campaign emphasizes that safety equipment is necessary because experience alone doesn't make workers invincible. Learn More  View photos

Recently Released Buildings Bulletins
Upcoming Public Hearings + Effective Dates
Public Hearings
Effective Dates
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More than 250 industry professionals attended the Department's Build Safe / Live Safe conference, which kicked-off this year's Construction Safety Week. Our Build Safe / Live Safe experts teamed up with the Empire State Building to light the icon in our Construction Safety Week's orange and white colors. Special thanks to the Empire State Building Company. Learn More  View photos

Service Updates

Sprinkler Report
Deadline Approaching

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LL 26/04 Form (PDF)

New Fees for Hazardous Violation Re-inspections

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ASB4s No Longer Required
With Applicable PW1s
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Green Roofs + Solar Tax
Abatement Appointments

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Benchmarking Report
Rule + Assistance

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Fees
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UPDATED Application + Permit Reinstatement Fees
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Cranes + Derricks Changes:
Permits, BIS + Terms

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Energy Code Timing Requirements
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PW6 Form Now
Includes Sustainability

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

The Department's Energy Unit visits our borough offices to assist members of the construction industry.

These experts help filing representatives and applicants from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the DEAR area, and they meet with architects and engineers from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Upcoming Borough Visits:

Manhattan: May 3

(DEAR: 8:30am-10:00am)

Bronx: May 10

Brooklyn: May 17

Queens: May 24

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April 29, 2011