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

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