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Registration Open for Energy Code Training

The Department of Buildings and The Cooper Union are offering a new training program in the 2011 NYC Energy Conservation Code. This two-day course in October is the most complete NYCECC educational program available. Developed by DOB and Viridian Environmental LLC, experts will use a unique six-part training program that gives a comprehensive understanding of the new Energy Code.

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Buildings at Work - Forensic Engineering Unit

The Buildings at Work series chronicles how we protect New Yorkers. Our newest video features the Forensic Engineering Unit -- an elite team of engineers who assess the structural stability of buildings during major emergencies and oversee how they're made safe. FEU Executive Director Timothy Lynch, PE narrates.

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Get It Done. Together. Pilot Program Extended

We've extended our Get It Done. Together. pilot pro-gram through September. Experts from seven City agencies are collaborating to approve projects faster. Since May, they've approved more than 1,200 new projects that are expected to generate nearly $1 billion in economic activity.

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Excavation Unit + Scaffold Team Relocate

The Excavation Unit and Scaffold Safety Team have moved to 1 Centre Street, on the 23rd floor. Customer service hours are 8:30am - 4pm. Contact the Excavation Unit at (212) 669-7800 and the Scaffold Safety Team at (212) 669-7600.


Service Updates

eFiling LAAs
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New LAA1 Form + Instructions

After-Hours Variance Payments + Processing Consolidated
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New Minimum Filing Fees For Alteration Applications
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New Boiler Form for Batch Filings
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Sustainable Contractor Designations
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Waterfront Permits Unit
New Location

Accelerated Plan Reviews for New Eating + Drinking Establishments
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Public Hearings +
New Rules

Amendment to Violation Classifications: Expired Permits
Hearing on October 19 - 10am

Proposed Rule

Work Categories Exempt
From Permit Requirements Effective October 2

Rule 101-14

Buildings Bulletins

The recently released Technical Bulletin 2011-019 has updated Bulletin 2011-016. It clarifies the exceptions for existing buildings that are subject to retroactive sprinkler requirements under Local Law 26 of 2004.

Did You Know...?

The Department is issuing more construction permits in New York City -- about 12% more in the first half of 2011 than during the same time last year.

This is an optimistic sign that the City's construction industry may be recovering from the recession.

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Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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