January 31, 2015 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

DOB Fee Exemption Clarification

NYC Department of Buildings Bulletin #2014-027 clarifies the acceptable documentation for claiming fee exemption on appropriate properties.

October 17, 2014 | Building Permits, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)

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.

September 23, 2014 | Building Code, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Deadline Extended for 2014 DOB Codes

The New York City Council has passed legislation that postpones the effective date of the 2014 DOB Construction Codes from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

August 29, 2014 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Department of Buildings Same Day Review

The Department of Buildings offers a service that allows registered architects and engineers to file and have their drawings reviewed by a plan examiner on the same day.

July 31, 2014 | Building Code, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

2014 Construction Codes

Starting October 1, 2014, revised New York City construction codes will go into effect. In addition to changes from the established NYC Department of Buildings Code Revisions process, the 2014 Construction Codes will reflect local laws passed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

May 28, 2014 | Street Closure

Summer Streets Embargo

During the first three Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of New York City streets are opened for pedestrians to play, run, walk and bike.

May 1, 2014 | Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)


All Department of Buildings submissions require asbestos documentation for approval and almost all scopes of work require testing to be performed by a certified asbestos investigator.

March 31, 2014 | Building Code, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Fire Protection Plan

Did you know that your property may require a fire protection plan? According to the NYC Building Code, new buildings and alteration applications for existing buildings that meet specific stipulations need a fire protection plan.

February 28, 2014 | Building Permits, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

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.

January 31, 2014 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Construction Fence Signage

On July 1, 2013, the Department of Buildings implemented new regulations and guidelines regarding signage for construction fences and sheds under Local Law 47 of 2013.

December 18, 2013 | Construction Embargo, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)

2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Construction Embargo

With New York set to host the Super Bowl next year, the NYC DOT has issued a construction embargo covering nearly the entire area of Manhattan from Central Park to 23rd Street, you may view the map here.

November 27, 2013 | NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

The NYC Development HUB Has Expanded

The NYC Development HUB has now expanded its services to accept Alteration Type 2 and 3 applications for full review. Initiated in October 2011, the HUB began as a means of digitally filing major alterations and it continues to grow. While most of its procedures are similar to those used by the Department of Buildings, the HUB has its own additional requirements and standards that must be met.

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