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More ECB Violation Information Available Online

We have enhanced our online Buildings Information System (BIS) to make ECB violation information more accessible.

You can now view:

  • Summary information and violation overviews for each property

  • New guide that defines terms, severity levels and violation and hearing descriptions

  • Status of submitted Certificates of Correction

  • License/Registration/Tracking number of individual or business cited in the violation

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Public Hearings
High Pressure Boiler Inspections
September 30
The Department will hold a public hearing on September 30 at 12:30 PM on a proposed rule relating to boiler inspection filing requirements, penalties and waivers. The hearing will be in the 3rd floor Conference Room at 280 Broadway in Manhattan.
Read proposed section 103-05

Tax Abatements for Green Roofs & Solar Panels
October 20
The Department will hold a public hearing on October 20 at 10:00AM on proposed amendments relating to the requirements for tax abatements for green roofs and solar-electric generating systems. The hearing will be held in the 6th floor Training Room at 280 Broadway in Manhattan.
Read proposed amendments to Sections 105-01 and 105-02
Construction Safety Conference
On September 22, Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri and Acting Assistant Commissioner of Engineering & Safety Operations Christopher Santulli will participate in the Best Practices in Construction Safety conference, hosted by McGraw Hill. At the event, New York's construction leaders will discuss new safety technologies and innovations. The conference begins at 11 am and will be held at:

McGraw-Hill Auditorium
1221 Avenue of the Americas Manhattan

Service Updates

Elevator Fees & Penalties
New elevator filing fees and civil penalties are in effect.

New TR2 & TR3 Fees
On September 20, new filing fees for the TR2 & TR3 forms
become effective. The new fee is $130 per form per submission.
Learn more

Filing Information
The Department has now made it easier to find filing
information on our website. In the new Filing section, you can learn more about drawing standards, required items, zoning diagrams and more.
Visit new Filing section

Keep reading Buildings News for new information and updates.

Climate Week NYC
Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC 2010 kicks off September 20, bringing together international businesses, non-profit organizations, and government to discuss climate change solutions.

To celebrate Climate Week, NYC °CoolRoofs is coordinating 5 cool roof coatings across the City. Help coat a rooftop and contribute to the citywide and global effort to combat climate change!

Coatings will be held:

September 17: Broadway Stages, 211 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn

September 20: Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway, Bronx

September 21: Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway, Bronx

September 22: Housing Works, 743 East 9th Street, Manhattan

September 23:Housing Works, 743 East 9th Street, Manhattan

Volunteer to Coat a Roof
Learn more about NYC °CoolRoofs

Did You Know... that update pages 40-42 are now available on our website? These pages are available for you to download, print and insert into your hard-copy of the 2008 Construction Codes. The hard-copy versions of the code books are not complete without the insertion of these pages.

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September 16, 2010