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DDC / Moving Forward
From critical infrastructure to essential public buildings, DDC’s responsibilities continue to expand to meet the challenges presented by economic and population growth and climate change.

An Introduction to the NYC Department of Design and Construction
DDC is the City’s chief construction manager, providing professional project management and world-class design services to more than 20 City agencies and non-profit organizations that receive City funding.

About DDC’s Office of Community Outreach and Notification
As DDC constructs and improves public buildings and infrastructure, the Office of Community Outreach and Notification communicates with residents, businesses, and institutions.

An Introduction to Community Construction Liaisons
Community Construction Liaisons work on behalf of DDC to inform neighbors of construction activities and quickly resolve any project-related impacts.

An Illustrated Introduction to DDC’s Infrastructure Work
DDC builds and upgrades public infrastructure around the city. Our work includes water mains, sewers, pedestrian ramps, public plazas, and more.

About DDC Safety Auditors
DDC safety auditors, under the direction of the leadership of DDC’s Safety and Site Support Division, review construction worksites to ensure they are safe for everyone.

DDC and Street Trees
DDC plants thousands of street trees each year, working hand in hand with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

DDC and Water Pipes
DDC installs, replaces, and repairs water mains all across the five boroughs in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

DDC and Plazas
DDC builds and revitalizes public plazas, working with the NYC Department of Transportation.

DDC and Roadways
DDC manages roadway rebuilding projects around the city, working with the NYC Department of Transportation.

DDC and Sewers
DDC improves, installs, and repairs the city’s sewer system, in partnership the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

DDC and Microtunneling
Microtunneling is a method of digging that uses computers and machines, with human help. DDC has used microtunneling for over a decade.

2022 Newsletter for Southeast Queens
The Southeast Queens Initiative is a $2.5 billion investment to build a comprehensive drainage system, alleviate flooding, and improve roads in neighborhoods throughout Community Boards 12 and 13.

Frequently Asked Questions: Small Businesses
English | Spanish | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese
DDC understands businesses need to maintain operations throughout construction. Most DDC projects have an assigned Community Construction Liaison who distributes advance advisories to everyone within the work area.

DDC's Work with BIDs and Local Partners
DDC partners with local entities, including Business Improvement Districts, during infrastructure projects. The agency engages community organizations alongside our sponsors and NYC Small Business Services.

DDC Code of Conduct
When DDC construction projects are underway, we work hard to limit disruptions to residents and businesses. All DDC general contractors and their workers must follow this code of conduct.

Property Damage Claim Outline
What to do when a DDC contractor has damaged your property while working on an NYC construction project.

Towing/Parking Violation/Potential Damage Process
Workflow process for instances of towing, parking violation, or potential damage.

Handling a Temporary Water Shutdown
English | Spanish | Arabic
What happens when there is a temporary water shutdown in your area?