No-Penalty Deck and Retaining Wall Inspections Starting May 15th

From May 15 through June 15, 2019, free inspections are available from the DOB for decks, porches, and retaining walls. This initiative allows homeowners to know if these features are up to code or not, without the fear of being penalized if they are not. Simply call 311 to schedule an inspection. Why Use This ...

Site Safety Hours Due By 2020

Local Law 196 of 2017 mandated equal training for construction workers. Currently, at least an OSHA 10 training within the past five years is required in order to be on certain job sites to perform construction or demolition work. By September 2020, there must be 40 hours of site safety. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health administration) ...

How Many Smoke Detectors Do Your Tenants Need?

Smoke detectors greatly reduce the risk of dying in a fire, which is why New York City requires them to be installed in all dwellings. Similar rules also apply to carbon monoxide detectors. All Multiple Dwellings There needs to be at least one device per unit. Replace smoke detectors according to the manufacturer's recommendation on ...

How Many Fire Guards Are Needed Per Building

What is a Fire Guard Guards perform sire safety duties and participate in fire watch, including: Knowledge of fire extinguishers and/or alarm pull stationsIdentify and control fire hazardsDetect early signs of fireRaise alarm for a fireNotifying the FDNY  When Are Guards Required When any of the following are not in service: Standpipe SystemSprinkler SystemFire Alarm ...

Does Your Property Need to Meet these Lighting Requirements?

Some buildings will need to have updated lighting systems by January 25, 2025. This is part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP), which strives to cut down New York City's energy use through building initiatives. Another requirement covered by the same Local Law (88 of 2009) is sub-metering. Which Buildings Need to Comply? Covered ...

Greener, Greater Buildings Plan Legislations

New York City’s Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) aims to create a more sustainable city by decreasing energy waste. Local Law 84 of 2009 involves Benchmarking. Benchmarking is completed annually on May 1 each year for covered buildings. Local Law 85 of 2005 involves New York City’s local energy code. Buildings must meet energy codes ...

Will Your Building Require Sub-Metering?

Meters measure how much electricity is flowing to a building. Sub-meters, which measure the electricity flow within a specific space will need to be installed within some buildings by January 25, 2025.  Who Need to Comply? Covered buildings include the following: a) Buildings over 25,000 gross square feet OR  b) Multiple buildings on the same ...

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