Buildings News


service notices




  YoutubeTumblrTwitterFacebook Buildings News

Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week

Students at PS 9 Ryer Avenue Elementary School in the Bronx helped us kick off our eighth annual National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week. Experts from the Department's Elevators Unit - along with the Safety Kat mascot - taught second and third graders to ring, relax and wait if they ever get stuck in an elevator. This month, we're taking our safety message to more than 1,700 students in 11 schools across the five boroughs.

Read the News Release

View the Photos

Faster Approvals for Major Projects

Plans for new projects are pouring into the NYC Development Hub, a state-of-the-art plan review center where we're accelerating the construction approval process by accepting digital plans for the first time.

Learn if Your Job is Eligible

New Buildings Bulletins

2011-022 prohibits cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and epoxy spray pipe lining repairs.

2011-021 addresses chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) for water recycling distribution piping systems.

Construction Codes Updates

Update pages for the 2008 Codes are available on our website. Local Law 20 of 2011, Local Law 21 of 2011 and Local Law 22 of 2011 amend administrative provisions and chapters 5 and 15 of the 2008 Building Code. Download, print and insert them into your hardcopy of the 2008 Construction Codes.


Service Updates

Simplified Pre-filing +
Applications Processing

Pilot Program

Sustainable Contractors
Plumbers + Electricians Eligible

Register for eFiling
Assistance at 280 Broadway

Benchmarking Vios
Penalties for Noncompliance

Cranes + Derricks
How to Obtain an AHV

Green Roof + Solar
Filing Tax Abatement Jobs

Elevator Filing Fees
Fee Calculations
Quarterly Mailings

Energy Code Training

NYCECC Education
Six Training Modules

Upcoming Programs

Free Plan Review

Hearings + Rules

Electrical Code Vios
Hearing 12/1 @ 10am

FDNY Connection Regs
Hearing 12/2 @10am

Expired Permit Vios
Rule Effective 12/10

Did You Know...?

New York City offers energy rebates for new construction or renovated properties. For example, the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) gives real property tax abatements for up to 25 years.

Visit Business Express or call 311 and ask about ICAP, the Energy Cost Savings Program and the Lower Manhattan Energy Program.

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

Comments + Suggestions          Unsubscribe          Photos by Samantha Modell