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Junior Architects + Engineers Begins 3rd Semester

This month, the Department kicked off the third semester of the Junior Architects and Engineers Program. Commissioner Robert LiMandri and Queens Borough Commissioner Ira Gluckman, RA, taught PS 88 fifth graders about the importance of construction in New York City and the Department's role in facilitating safe development. This educational program helps elementary school students learn about the construction process ― and inspires the next generation of design professionals.

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New Program to Accelerate Plan Approval Process

We've launched a new pilot program in Queens to accelerate the approval process and reduce the number of plan exam appointments by requiring applicants to submit complete construction plans. The Queens Borough Office is now only accepting complete drawings with submitted applications. Use our new Plan Examination Guidelines to help prepare a complete application package.

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No-Penalty Retaining Wall Inspections

The Department's annual No-Penalty Retaining Wall Inspection Program is underway. Through June 30, private property owners may schedule a free, no-penalty retaining wall inspection ― and no violations will be issued during the program. Call 311 for an inspection as part of this program.

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Service Updates

Special Inspection
Agency Registration

Amendment to Rule §101-06
Registration Requirements
Deadlines + Filings

3D Site Safety Plans
How to Submit

LAA Workshops
Proper Filings

Façade Maintenance
Inspections Required

Work Without a Permit
+ SWO Vios

Requesting Overrides, Reductions
+ Penalty Waivers

New ADA Standards
DOB Permits

Benchmarking Reports
Vios for Noncompliance

Codes Update Pages

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

Update Pages 56 - 66

Hearings + Rules

Violations: Concrete Washout Water + Unsafe Facades
Hearing 06.01.12 @ 10am

Amended Fees
§101-03 Effective 05.13.12

Special Inspectors + Special Inspection Agencies
§101-06 Effective 05.13.12

HMO Requirements
§104-06 Effective 05.26.12
§104-09 Effective 05.26.12

Did You Know...?

Thanks to NYC ºCool Roofs, nearly 2.6 million square feet of rooftops in our City have been coated to help the environment!

And we're still going ― coating season launches June 1.

Get With the Program

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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