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April 2014

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Safety Conference Presentations Now Online

This year's sold-out Build Safe | Live Safe Conference featured 19 Department experts and eight construction safety presentations ― which are now online!

Department of Buildings' engineers, architects and construction specialists outlined recent safety trends, discussed ways to improve construction operations ― and highlighted key changes to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, which go into effect on October 1.

See the Presentations

Upcoming 2014 Code Trainings

To assist with the transition to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, our experts are leading seminars to outline the upcoming changes.

Upcoming Code Programs

Prepare for Online Inspection Scheduling

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. To facilitate a smooth transition, update your license and insurance information with the Department.

Learn More About Hub Inspection Ready

Email Questions About Updating License Information


Service Updates

Inspections Reports

Complete Drawings + Plan Guidelines
Expanded to All Offices

Filing Representatives
Training Course Extension

Raising or Moving a Building
Sprinklers + Standpipes

Structurally Compromised Buildings
Inspections + Reporting

Inspections + Tests - UPDATED

Recent Bulletins

2014-06 Clarifies when to apply the 2008 Construction Codes or the 2014 Construction Codes to new buildings, alterations, partial demolitions and full demolitions.

2014-05 Video image smoke detection systems as an alternative system to the 2008 NYC Construction Codes

2014-04 Redundant smoke detector required by section MC 607.3.2.1, Item 1, may be omitted

2014-03 Inspecting, monitoring, and certifying modular units

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

2014-01 Privately owned, mapped streets and zoning

All Buildings Bulletins

Building Resiliency Legislation

Learn about upcoming seminars on recently enacted legislation.

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

Did You Know...?

When you visit the Department's headquarters at 280 Broadway, notice the bronze clock on our building's southwest corner. The Sun ― a newspaper that was once a tenant in the building ― installed the large timepiece in 1930.


Bill de Blasio, Mayor

Thomas Fariello, RA, Acting Commissioner

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