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...