‘I only want to know what I need for TCO’: Plumbing Division Signoffs

By Austin Regan, R.A.   In the opening article of this series, we mentioned the four Department of Building (DOB) divisions that must sign off on issuance of a Final Certificate of Occupancy (CO):     Construction Division Plumbing Division Elevator Division Electrical Division As previously discussed, Temporary Certificates of Occupancy (TCOs) require temporary signoffs… View more

Better Late than Never – Not True for Plan Reviews

By Austin Regan To better protect the public and ensure good construction practices, the NYC DOB plan review has been created with several specialized inspection units. Areas of specialty include foundation/excavation and concrete placement—critical structural elements. In the past, inspection units were staffed with former construction workers, who would review approved plans on site to… View more

DOB Clarifies Testing Requirements for Gas Piping Alterations

By Frank Fortino On January 18, 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) issued Buildings Bulletin 2017-001 to clarify testing requirements when altering fuel gas piping systems. While the New York City Fuel Gas Code (FGC) addresses required inspections and testing, the new bulletin provides a detailed explanation of DOB requirements. NYC Fuel… View more

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