New Trends for the New Year

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Ensuring Sprinkler Safety

September 15, 2017 | Building Code | Building Permits
Did you know that when working on alterations to existing sprinkler and/or standpipe systems you are required to provide Temporary Core Sprinkler Protection (TCSP)? Read More >

Be in Compliance Inside and Out

August 28, 2017 | Building Permits
The NYC Department of Building (DOB) has released new permit requirements for balcony enclosures that are more than 40 feet above street level. Read More >

Get Your Project into Shape for Summer

Did you know that a Special Permit from the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is required to locate and operate a "Physical Culture" establishment in New York City? Read More >

File Special Waivers for Holiday Construction Work Now

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued the 2016 Holiday Construction Embargo for NYCDOT construction permits, which will be in effect on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6am to 11:59pm and again from Monday, November 21, 2016 from 6am through Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:59pm. Read More >

Demolition Notification

Notification requirements for demolition work have changed with the implementation of the 2014 Construction codes. Read More >

2014 DOT Holiday Embargo

On November 21, 2014, the NYC Department of Transportation Holiday Construction Embargo will commence and will end on January 3, 2015. This embargo will affect roughly 90% of streets and sidewalks south of 72nd Street in Manhattan, as well as high traffic areas in other city boroughs. Read More >

Emergency Work Permits

Due to the recent inclement weather plaguing the New York City area, your property may have suffered damage that is considered an emergency condition. Read More >

Does Your Work Require DOB Permits?

Whether you're replacing windows, repairing a facade or installing a construction fence, it's important to know if your proposed work requires a permit. Read More >

Landmarks Permit Guidelines

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) issued an introductory overview of their permitting process to assist with changes you intend to make to your landmarked property. Read More >

New Process for Places of Assembly

Beginning May 7th, 2013, any new or existing valid Places of Assembly will receive a Department of Buildings Certificate of Operation that does not expire. For the first year of issuance, the Certificate of Operation may be posted at the premises on its own. Read More >

Temporary Place of Assembly Permit

Warm Weather. Parties. Permits. Now that spring is here, events tend to pop up all over the city. In order to hold a short-term indoor or outdoor event, the Department of Buildings requires that you obtain a Temporary Place of Assembly Permit (TPA). Read More >

Moving Projects Forward With New Resolutions

January 22, 2013 | Building Code | Zoning | Building Permits
It’s the beginning of a new year, and we want to help you start it off right. This is the time when we all reflect on the past and make resolutions for the coming year. To keep your company moving forward, here are a few New Year’s resolutions to consider... Read More >