Registrant Project Requirements:
Other Construction Equipment
Work & Inspections

Special and Progress Inspections

As per BC Chapter 17, construction equipment projects may require certain Special and Progress Inspections to be performed during and at the end of construction as outlined in the table below. Prior to approval, the Applicant of Record is required to identify all required Special and Progress Inspections (BC 1704.1). Prior to DOB permit issuance, the Owner must typically engage a registered Special Inspection Agency (SIA) who will take responsibility for the Special and Progress Inspections. The Applicant of Record may perform these inspections if they are also an SIA.  Per BC 1704.1.2, the Contractor cannot hire the Special Inspector.

Structural Stability – Existing Building

Alteration of existing structural systems or elements, such as columns, beams, bearing walls, seismic isolation, etc... where the  stability or  integrity of a structural system is to be temporarily diminished, in accordance with sections BC 1704.20.6 through BC 1704.20.10.

Mechanical Equipment Used for Demolition Work or to Move Material/Debris

When mechanical equipment is used within the building for demolition work or to move material/debris, per BC 3306.4 Mechanical Demolition is required prior to the pre-demolition inspection approval (Application for Best Recommendation for Mechanical Means of Demolition).


Special inspector shall verify the qualifications of the welder and welding equipment, per BC 1704.3, BC 1704.18.1, BC 1704.19, BC 2003.2.2, and  FC Chapter 26.

Required Department Inspections

There are no required DOB inspections solely for the use of construction equipment. However, there may be required DOB inspections for associated projects that utilize construction equipment such as demolition or new construction. See other Project Guidelines for associated DOB Inspections.

Contractors and property Owners should schedule and complete all of the required DOB Inspections. Prior to scheduling an inspection, Contractors must:

  • Confirm that all construction work completed matches the approved drawings

  • Periodically check that no safety hazards exist on the active construction project

  • Confirm that work complies with Code and other requirements

Note: Except for Temporary Hoists, Construction Equipment projects are not required to have a final inspection.*

DOT Inspections

Temporary Construction Equipment projects may require a final inspection by the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT).

Inspection Requests

An online tool for scheduling appointments for required DOB inspections must be used. This system, DOB NOW: Inspections provides the ability to request and cancel appointments online, as well as view inspection results and documentation.

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