A Brief Reprieve: Fee Waivers for Emergency Flood Damage Work

As of September 14, 2021, the NYC Department of Buildings will not require fees for filing...

In and Out: Guidelines for Hybrid Office Design

In 2020, we talked quite a bit about what the future of work would look like.

Don’t Be Alarmed: FDNY Services Go Fully Digital

Be advised: As of September 7, 2021, all FDNY services must now be filed exclusively online.

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Flood-Resilient Construction Post-Hurricane Ida

New York City has been called the concrete jungle, but never before has the name been more apt, or more dangerous.

Overall Overhaul: DOB Website Updates You May Have Missed

From redesigns to online license applications, here’s the latest on the NYC Buildings website.

Dancing in the Street: What a Permanent Open Streets Program Might Mean for NYC Construction

In May 2021, the Open Streets program, which converted 83 miles of NYC roadways...

Energy Experiment: The Energy Code Performance Pilot Program

The DOB recently announced a 5-month pilot program for designers...

Taking Ownership: Updates on the Property Ownership Certification Form

What to watch out for when enforcement begins August 16, 2021.

Al Fresco Fiascos: Top 5 Potential Outdoor Dining Violations

Common issues to avoid to stay in the NYC Open Restaurants program.

File and Waive: DOB Launches New Portal for Façade Penalties

As of July 12, 2021, civil penalty payments and waive requests must go through DOB: NOW.

Cash In on Carbon: State Announces Incentives for Low Carbon Multifamily Retrofits

The New York State government recently announced that it has budgeted...

Wheels in Motion: 3 Post-COVID Design Trends From the Penn Station and Port Authority Plans

Earlier in 2021, two of New York City’s major transportation hubs, Penn Station...

A New Hurdle for Building Owners: Property Ownership Certification Form

Originally set to begin on June 30, 2021, DOB NOW permit applications...

Surprise Inspection: How to Prepare for New Safety Sweeps

On June 1, 2021, the NYC Department of Buildings announced...

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