Job Filings Receive Greater Scrutiny from DOB Cost Validation Unit

By Liliana Ovalles Since Fiscal Year 2010, the Department of Buildings (DOB) has maintained a Cost Validation Unit. This group provides research and technical support for construction cost and permit fees. While the unit’s responsibilities have always included auditing “a sample” of approved alteration applications, their audit activities have become more robust. DOB Project Valuation… View more

Reminder: Electrician Licenses Subject to OATH/ECB Civil Penalties Review

By Mario Aurioso Effective March 15, 2018, applicants for Master or Special Electrician licenses will not receive their license or renewal if they owe civil penalties. This change complies with Local Law 47 of 2016. The licensing hold applies to penalties imposed by the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings/Environmental Control Board (OATH/ECB), as… View more