Buildings News

November 2013

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New Team Dedicated to Hudson Yards Area

The newly created West Side Safety Team will coordinate oversight of cranes and derricks, excavation, scaffold and construction hoist work! New Building, major alterations and demolition projects in the Hudson Yards area may opt in to participate.

Learn More + Opt into the Program

Online Inspection Scheduling Coming Soon

Soon, you'll be able to schedule virtually all inspections online through our latest NYC Development Hub expansion: Hub Inspection Ready. We're launching this new system in 2014.

Inspection Ready will make it easier to schedule inspection appointments. Plus, this innovation will offer more precise scheduling and improve inspection tracking and notifications.

Learn More About Hub Inspection Ready

Read About All Electronic Filing Through the Hub

Virtual Plan Reviews for Minor Construction

We've expanded the NYC Development Hub to provide virtual plan reviews for minor construction projects submitted through Hub Full-Service. Plans can be reviewed remotely and permits issued with the click of a button.

Learn More

Read the Overview

Enroll Now

Read the Full-Service Filing Guide


Filing Representative + Code and Zoning Representative Training

The Department is now offering free training courses to assist Class 1 Filing Representatives and Class 2 Code and Zoning Representatives in meeting the new registration requirements under 1 RCNY 104-24.

All Class 1 and Class 2 representatives must complete these training requirements before renewing registration in 2014. Class 1 applicants must complete a 16-hour training; Class 2 applicants must complete a 36-hour training.

Learn More

Read About Training + Registration


Service Updates

Thanksgiving Day Parade Route

Prepare Properties

Construction Fence + Shed Signage

How to Comply
General Overview
Requirement Summary
Local Law 47 of 2013
Panel Template (PDF)

Category 1 Elevator Inspections
December 31 Filing Deadline

Recent Bulletins

2013-014 submitting and permitting projects that require Structural Peer Review (NYC Building Code 1627)

2013-013 Special Inspection requirements for raising, lifting, elevating or moving buildings

2013-012 2008 and 1968 Code requirements regarding fire-alarm equipment and panels, data-gathering panels, terminal transmission boxes and all associated wiring in stair enclosures

2013-011 pre-storm planning for construction sites

2013-010 zoning requirements for yoga studios

2013-009 acceptance criteria for attendant-operated automobile parking lifts

All Buildings Bulletins

Codes Updates

New 2008 Construction Codes Update Pages Now Online

#74 ― LL 29/13: raising and moving a building (Administrative Code Chapter 1; Building Code Chapter 17)

#75 ― LL 47/13: construction fences and sidewalk sheds (Administrative Code Chapter 1; Building Code Chapter 33)

#76 ― LL 51/13: permit and inspection fee waivers for Hurricane Sandy-related electrical and plumbing work (Administrative Code Chapter 1)

New Rules

Energy Auditor Registration Fees Effective 10.19.13

Construction Trades Course Requirements

Effective 09.15.13

Retaining Wall Inspections,

Penalties + Waivers

Effective 07.24.13

Potentially Structurally

Compromised Buildings

Effective 07.24.13

Did You Know...?

We have developed two new tools to help you navigate the Construction Codes!

Visit our site to use the 2008 Construction Codes Amendment Index and the Integrated 2008 Construction Codes Administrative Provisions.

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor

Robert D. LiMandri, Commissioner

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