2013 Commissioner's Awards for Excellence
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Robert D. LiMandri presided over the 2013
Commissioner’s Awards for Excellence, the Department of
Buildings annual ceremony held at The Cooper Union in Manhattan.
At the event, 93 department employees were honored for their
work in protecting New Yorkers during construction operations
and facilitating safe development across the city in the past
year. Three of the nine awards recognized the Department’s work
in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as inspectors and engineers
led the largest inspection initiative in City history with more
than 80,000 inspections.
Hub Self-Service Expanded: Online AHVs
Self-Service now allows architects, engineers, filing
representatives and contractors to apply online for initial
After-hours Variances. Now there’s no need to visit the
Department to apply, pay fees or obtain AHVs!
No-Penalty Deck + Porch Inspections
elements and seasonal weather changes can undermine the
stability of decks and porches ― and the Department is
performing free, no-penalty inspections through August 1. This is the fourth consecutive year the Department has offered these free inspections, helping ensure that New Yorkers enjoy a healthy and safe summer season.
New Rules + Effective Dates
Retaining Wall Inspections, Penalties + Waivers
Construction of Buildings in Special Flood Areas
Inspection of Potentially Structurally Compromised Buildings
Filing Representative Rules
Energy Efficiency Reports + Energy Code Compliance Review
Illegal Hotels - New Violation Charges
New Location + Submission Process
Corner Scaffold Pre-inspections + Third Person on Scaffold Letters
Becoming Class 1 or 2
1 RCNY 104-24
PW1 BIS Search
Place of Assembly COs
New Payment Methods
NYC Development Hub
Installation + Maintenance
supersedes 2012-010 to establish acceptance criteria for flexible
fuel-oil piping systems.
clarifies the term "approved" as it pertains to materials.
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
Our newly renovated Manhattan
Borough Office's Plan Examination is open for service! We
have more space for appointments and easier collaboration with design professionals.
Plus, we'll ultimately incorporate new technology into the review process.
And, the renovation of our Cranes and
Derricks Unit's offices is complete. C+D will be back in operation in its renovated, 5th offices at 280 Broadway on Monday, July 1.