Department Annual Report Released
to announce the release of the New York City Department of
2012 Annual Report. In it, you'll learn how we expanded the NYC Development Hub to make it easier to build and how we are helping thousands of New Yorkers rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy. 2012 was a
pivotal year for our Department, and we're pleased to show you
how much we have done to keep our City safe ― and vibrant.
Review the 2012 Annual Report in Flash
Download the Report in PDF
Construction Safety Week 2013
We kicked off the
annual Construction Safety Week on April 29 with our sold-out 2013 Build Safe | Live
Safe Conference at the New York Marriott Downtown. At the
conference, we announced the results of Operation:
Low Rise, a two-month inspection sweep of low-rise
construction sites throughout the City. During detailed
inspections at 920 sites, inspectors found unsafe conditions and
issued full and partial Stop Work Orders at 12% of the
locations. To combat the danger found at some low-rise sites,
our inspectors are distributing more than 10,000 new Experience Is Not Enough flyers to educate workers about proper fall protection and safe construction using C-joists.
See the New Experience is Not Enough Flyers
Office Renovations ― Updated
We're making progress on our renovations at the Manhattan Borough Office's Plan Examination area! The modernization should be completed
in June ― giving you more space for appointments and easier collaboration with design professionals. Ultimately, we'll also incorporate new technology into the review process. See our temporary service locations until our renovations are finished:
Plan Examination: Floor 6
Fast Track Applications: Floor 3, Window 27
Fee Estimation, Civil Penalties, Manual Filing:Floor 3, Window
Plan Exam Appointment Rescheduling: Floor 3
Professional List: Floor 6, Receptionist Area
Extended Plan Exam Hours: Floor 3, Tuesdays 4pm–6pm
We are also modernizing the offices of our Cranes and Derricks Unit! Beginning Monday, June 3, C+D will be operating on the sixth floor at 280 Broadway. Once completed, our improved offices will better accommodate our services. To facilitate this process, C+D will be closed on Friday, May 31 and will resume operations on Monday, June 3 on the sixth floor.
Becoming Class 1 or 2
1 RCNY 104-24
PW1 BIS Search
Place of Assembly COs
Hurricane Sandy Fee
Restoration: RBAT Services
Fee Waivers for Businesses
Notifications + Requests
New Payment Methods
NYC Development Hub
Installation + Maintenance
Commissioner Christopher Santulli, PE, is the keynote speaker
at the June 12 Setting the Standard Conference, where he will
outline will be outlining the Department's BIM site safety
Hearings + New Rules
Retaining Wall Inspections, Penalties + Waivers
05.28.13 @1pm 280 Broadway
Filing Representative Rules
Energy Efficiency Reports + Energy Code Compliance Review Fees
Illegal Hotels - New Violation Charges
establishes procedures for work involving fuel gas distribution
piping within fire-resistance-rated construction in existing
buildings undergoing alterations, replacement and repairs.
clarifies that hostel-type accommodations are considered to be
illegal rooming units (except for certain grandfathered units, and
units operated by nonprofits and City agencies).
2013-004 establishes acceptance criteria for gas-fired, direct-vent, space-heating appliances used to heat rooms for sleeping (superseding Bulletin 2012-005).
All Buildings Bulletins
The Second Circuit Court
of Appeals has reinforced the Department's jurisdiction regulating
the cranes that operate in New York City.
By affirming a lower
court's dismissal of Steel Institute of New York vs. City of New
York, the Court of Appeals denied claims that the City's crane
laws are preempted by OSHA regulations.
Read the Decision