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As a leader in the fields of design and construction, DDC believes hallmarks of a successful public works program are education and evaluation. As such, we regularly issue books, guidelines, and brochures that detail the extensive research, development, and implementation of our programs and initiatives. Our publications guide our consultants to successfully navigate the City���s design and construction requirements; detail important sustainable strategies; showcase our Design and Construction Excellence policies; and review valued information essential to the design of public facilities.

In addition to our publications, we are also providing links to related materials by other New York City agencies involved in the design and construction of capital projects.

DDC Publications

About DDC | Guides | Sustainable Guides | Sustainable Reports

Other Publications

Street Design Manual (DOT)


About DDC: Agency Brochure | Park Slope Report | T+G | Sustainable New York | D+CE 2008| D+CE 2007 | 10th Anniversary

 

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Agency Brochure
DDC's newest publication showcases our design and construction work throughout all five boroughs and highlights our most innovative programs.
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Design and Construction Excellence July 2007 Progress Report



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Park Slope Historic Structure Report
This report, written by DDC's Historic Preservation Office, highlights the interior and exterior renovation elements of the Park Slope Library.
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Design + Construction Excellence: How the City is Improving its Capital Program 2008

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Town+Gown - Building Ideas, Vol. 3
This volume of Building Ideas represents the capstone of Town+Gown's third completed year of operation.
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Sustainable New York
With 5 LEED-certified buildings completed, and 80 more in design or construction seeking a LEED rating, our buildings stand for progressive, sustainable design. This publication features more than a decade of environmentally responsible projects.
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Design + Construction Excellence: How the City is Improving its Capital Program 2008

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Design + Construction Excellence: How the City is Improving its Capital Program
DDC leads the citywide Design and Construction Excellence program, working in tandem with City Hall and other City agencies to ensure the program's success. This publication is our third report on Design and Construction Excellence, and it reviews and explains the policy changes we have implemented, as well as some of our resulting designs currently on the boards or in construction.
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Design and Construction Excellence July 2007 Progress Report

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Design and Construction Excellence July 2007 Progress Report
Under the direction of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, DDC leads the citywide Design and Construction Excellence program.  This is our second annual report on Design and Construction Excellence, and it reviews the policy changes we have implemented, as well as some of our resulting designs currently on the boards or in construction.
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10th Anniversary New York Construction


10th Anniversary New York Construction
On the agency's 10th anniversary, New York Construction invited us to prepare a supplement commemorating our accomplishments. DDC Year 10 highlights special projects and our design and construction innovations.
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Guides: Design Consultants Guide | Design Consultants Guide - Appendix | BIM Guide | Active Design Guidelines | Universal Design NY2

 

 
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Universal Design New York 2

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Design Consultant Guide
The Design Consultant Guide describes all the design phases of a DDC Public Buildings' project, as well as all of the services and deliverables that may be required in those phases. It also includes a description of our expectations in the Design Criteria section, and guidance on the approvals our consultants may be required to obtain in the regulatory approvals section. The general information and forms section has vital information on doing business with us. This document is part of the contract with design consultants.
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Universal Design New York 2

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Design Consultant Guide - Appendix
The Appendix is a supplement to the Design Consultant Guide and contains detailed sections on Design Criteria, Regulatory Entities, and General Information & Forms. Like the Guide, the Appendix is a required component of many DDC contracts.
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BIM Guide
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BIM Guide

The BIM Guidelines provide instruction for the consistent development and use of BIM across multiple building types and for a wide range of municipal agencies.
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Design Consultant Guide

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Active Design Guidelines
The Active Design Guidelines provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field.
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Universal Design New York 2


Universal Design New York 2
DDC is responsible for approximately one billion dollars worth of construction in New York City every year. This volume mandates that we take responsibility for the many ways New Yorkers interact with the built environment.  Universal Design 2 reviews values important to the design of public facilities, including equitable use, flexibility in use, perceptible information, and low physical effort.
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Sustainable Guides: Water Matters | High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines | High Performance Building Guidelines

 

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Water Matters


Water Matters
Since its creation in 1996, DDC has made environmental responsibility a priority. To date, we have nearly ninety completed and ongoing sustainable building projects, a robust green infrastructure program and a vibrant research and development program. With the publication of Water Matters, DDC is once again reaffirming our commitment to the greater, greener New York conceived by PlaNYC 2030 and to making the visionary blueprint a concrete reality.
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High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines

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High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines
This guidebook was published in conjunction with the Design Trust for Public Space, and details sustainable strategies, called ���best management practices,��� to be used in road, site and water management projects.  Called right���of-way infrastructure projects, they affect environmental, social, and economic factors in the city.  Our Guidelines are intended for planners, designers, engineers, public officials, as well as for DDC staff.
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High Performance Building Guidelines


High Performance Building Guidelines
This guidebook was the most recognized first step taken in what is now a heralded sustainable program for buildings in New York City.  These guidelines review sustainable strategies in the indoor environment, in site design, in water management, in material and product selection, and much more.  Although they were written for the design and management of public facilities, our guidelines have been in demand from professionals in all parts of the field.
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Sustainable Reports & Manuals:
Local Law 77 | Efficient Lighting | Waste Manual | Heat Pump Manual

 

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Geothermal Heat Pump Manual

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Geothermal Heat Pump Manual Update
This new manual updates our original publication from 2002. It serves as a hands-on guide for project managers and consulting engineers working for the City of New York who are considering the use of geothermal systems to reduce energy costs on their building projects.
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Local Law 77 DDC Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Manual

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Local Law 77 DDC Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Manual
This document is an introduction and resource handbook for understanding New York City Local Law 77. This law requires the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and "best available technology" (BAT) for reducing emissions from non-road equipment used on City construction projects.
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Manual for Quality, Energy Efficient Lighting

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Manual for Quality, Energy Efficient Lighting
This document is an introduction and resource handbook about quality lighting and energy efficient solutions for New York City projects. Its basic goal is to assist designers and project manager personnel to understand the current energy codes and meet or exceed them with appropriate and creative designs.
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Construction & Demolition Waste Manual

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Construction & Demolition Waste Manual
This document is an introduction and resource handbook for construction and demolition (C&D) waste reduction, reuse and recycling on New York City Projects. Its basic goal is to assist design and construction professionals.
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DDC Cool & Green Roofing Manual

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DDC Cool & Green Roofing Manual
This document is an introduction to environmental roof strategies, both reflective and planted roofs. Its basic goal is to evaluated the effectiveness of these strategies for New York City projects. The guidelines are addressed to all the participants in projects for the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) ��� administrators and managers from DDC, architects and their consultants, and construction managers.
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DDC Cool & Green Roofing Manual

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This document is an introduction to more environmentally, economically, and socially responsible urban site design practices for New York City capital projects. The contents are addressed to the broad audience of NYC DDC project participants, from City administrators to architects and their consultants, to construction managers, contractors, and facility personnel.
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