Department of Buildings Notice: DOB NOW Expanding Requirement for Certain Applications
Effective Monday, July 1, 2019, all Department of Buildings applications for Mechanical Systems, Structural, Plumbing, Sprinkler and Standpipe work MUST be filed through the DOB NOW: Build portal. All other methods for filing this work will be phased out for work that has not already been filed.
All design professionals, owners and contractors must be registered with DOB NOW in order to properly use the system.
Given the short period of time between now and the effective date of this change, RPO recommends that all stakeholders register to use DOB NOW as soon as possible. For more information on stakeholder involvement and DOB NOW registration, please see our Volume 2, Issue 10 Newsletter
Please call our office if you would like us to assist you with DOB NOW registration.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR LOCAL LAW 196
SITE SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
On May 8th, the New York City Council passed legislation extending the deadline for the second phase of Local Law 196, which requires 30 hours of site-safety training for workers and 62 hours of site-safety training for supervisors, to December 1, 2019.
Workers and supervisors are encouraged to obtain training in a timely manner. Information on Local Law 196 safety training requirements can be found on the Safety page of DOB's website, and details of the deadline extension can be found in the associated Service Notice.