Shaking Things Up: How Well Can NYC Withstand Earthquakes?

On a list of cities most vulnerable to seismic activity, New York City ranks low.

Can I See Your ID?: New Login Requirements for DOB NOW

Beginning June 3, 2024, all DOB NOW users must also have an NYC.ID account. Read on for more details!

25 to Zero: DOB Increases Effort to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050

This March, the Department of Buildings (DOB) nearly doubled...

Bury Buildings, Not Birds: Flaco’s Death Revives Bird-Proofing Architecture

When Flaco the Eurasian eagle-owl escaped Central Park Zoo...

NYC Real Estate and Build Code Consulting Firms Unite to Support Art Programs at the Lavelle School for the Blind

Outsource Consultants, Inc., expediting, building code, and zoning experts...

Fire Alarms, Monoxide Alarms, and Gas Detectors – Oh My!

The new natural gas detector requirement is nothing to fear.

Shedding the Sheds: The Plan to Clear Sidewalk Construction

Almost 9,000 construction sheds decorate the streets of New York City, but this number might soon be drastically reduced.

The Sunny Future of Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining is here to stay, with some caveats.

Raise the Alarms: FDNY Updates Requirements for As-Built Riser Diagrams

Calling all contractors, engineers, and developers!

Revisiting Reinstatement Fees: DOB Announces Major Update

A recent service notice issued by the Department of Buildings (DOB)...

Pushing For Parking Safety: New Inspection Requirements for Parking Structures

The Department of Buildings (DOB) will require new special inspection...

Building a Better Future: Outsource Joins the NY Build 2024 Expo

Outsource Consultants and Outsource Special Inspections (OSI)...

Handling The Heat: Introducing Gas Heat Limitations

On January 1st, New York City launched a major milestone for green energy.

The Decoder Guide to 2022 Special Inspections

Another year of special inspections approaches!

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