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Business Address Verification

Certain types of businesses must be approved by the Department of Buildings (DOB) before they can take occupancy in a building. This is so it can be ensured that city zoning allows your business type to be in your chosen location. Trades include; PlumberFire Suppression Piping ContractorRiggerElectricianSign HangerElevator AgencyOil Burner Equipment Installer Email it to ...

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Reduced Appointments for Plan Examination

There are new meeting duration restrictions for certain types of plan exams. You can make an appointment online for reviews of BIS job filings here. New Buildings (NB) These appointments will be 40 minutes long. Up to two of these appointments are allowed to be scheduled simultaneously for the same job and document number. All ...

Tenant Protection Plan

Registered Design Professionals should register their plan with the Department of Buildings if the work involves: An AlterationConstructionPartial Demolition If this Protection Plan is mandatory for a job, you won’t be able to receive a permit until your plan is approved.  Specific dwelling units that will be occupied while construction is occurring.How occupants will be ...

New Mandatory Filing on DOB NOW

It is now mandatory to utilize DOB NOW: Build to file the filing kinds of new applications:  Mechanical Systems (MS) - Includes Heating Systems, Ventilation Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration Systems, Cooling Towers, Associated Ducts & Piping, and GeneratorsStructural (ST) - Includes  Concrete, Aluminum, Masonry, Steel, Wood, Sign Structure, Temporary Structural Bracing, Raising and Moving ...

Cooling Tower Records Need to Be Made Available

Cooling tower upkeep is of great importance, for it can cause legionnaires disease if not taken care of properly. Local Law 79 of 2019 involves the record-keeping of cooling tower inspections. A Qualified Person needs to inspect and send a report to the Department of Buildings. They can include a: NYS Professional EngineerCertified Industrial HygienistCertified ...

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) ...