Department of Buildings

DOB Withholds Permits from Overcommitted Construction Superintendents

By Penny Laughlin Effective April 30, 2018, the Department of Buildings (DOB) will not issue or renew a permit if the designated Construction Superintendent (CS) is assigned to 10 or more active jobs. The move represents the agency’s latest effort to enforce compliance with the Construction Superintendent Rule. As communicated previously, contractors risk having all… View more

New Memo Cuts Through the Fog on Outdoor Uses

By Alex Rippere A couple years ago, rumors started circulating that the Department of Buildings (DOB) would only permit rooftops and terraces to be occupied for residential amenity space or restaurants and cafes with additional outdoor seating. Those rumors were absolutely correct, and their ramifications made the local news. DOB started to revoke determinations and… View more