CSC Forms Replace BEST Squad Forms, Effective February 11

By Penny Laughlin You may recall that the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) reorganized the BEST Squad, Excavation/Interior Demolition and Scaffold Safety Units in August 2018. That process created two new units, the Construction Safety Compliance (CSC) Unit and the Construction Safety Enforcement Unit (CSE). These new entities are tasked with increasing safety… View more

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

Local Law 154 of 2017 Updates Tenant Protection Plan Requirements

By Penny Laughlin Effective December 28, 2017, Local Law 154 of 2017 will amend the Administrative Code requirements for Tenant Protection Plans (TPPs). The changes require more detailed information regarding measures taken to protect tenant safety and health. In addition, the amendments address owner responsibilities for distributing TPP notices and notifying the New York City… View more

DOB Proposed Rule

By Renee Sosnowski The DOB is proposing to add two new violation classifications, and to amend another. The new classifications will enable the DOB to ensure public safety and more effectively enforce the laws, rules and Commissioner’s orders related to the safe operation of construction equipment. A Public Hearing to discuss the proposed changes was… View more