FROM THE MONTHLY ARCHIVES:  September 2011
  • DOT Announces Construction Embargo for 9/11 Ceremony

    The NYC Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner announced a construction embargo affecting lower Manhattan for this year’s 9/11 ceremony: A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the September 11th Ceremony. During the dates and locations noted below, only emergency work may be performed, provided an emergency number is received from the New York read more →

  • Amendments to Special Inspection Rules Double Fees for Late Renewals

    Effective July 2011, special inspection rule amendments emphasize the need for contract agencies to promptly renew their registration with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). “Special inspection agencies are not able to renew registration before it expires, and if it’s already expired, the fee is doubled,” said Madison Rosa, Project Analyst with Milrose read more →

  • Accelerated Review Program Promotes Businesses for Eating and Drinking

    On August 1, the New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT) was created in an effort to streamline the process of reviewing plans in cases where the applicant is an eating and/or drinking establishment. Agency Coordination. The NBAT program helps coordinate plan review, inspections, approvals and sign-off among the Department of Buildings, Fire Department, Department of Environmental Protection read more →

  • 5 Stages to Close Out ACP7 Asbestos Remediation

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Buildings (DOB) have released guidance on the process for closeout of asbestos remediation projects. As we reported in “Asbestos Won’t Get the Best of Us,” all building projects where asbestos may pose a risk to public safety must complete abatement prior to permitting read more →

  • Tip of the Month: Heed LL26/2004 Sprinkler Report Deadline

    Local Law 26 of 2004 requires owners of commercial buildings 100 feet or higher to submit a completed Sprinkler Report Form to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) every seven years until full sprinkler compliance is reached by July 1, 2019. The form must be signed and sealed by a licensed engineer or read more →

  • NYC Buildings Department Holiday Closure: Columbus Day

    The New York City Department of Buildings will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2011, in observance of Columbus Day. Remember to submit all holiday variance requests at least one week in advance with a letter from the building owner.

  • Back to Basics: Distinguishing Fire Protection Terms and Tests

    The New York City Department of Buildings uses distinct terms for various fire protection methods used to restore and/or maintain the fire-resistance ratings of rated walls and assemblies. Confusion regarding these terms can result in delays in plan approvals and sign-offs. Note the fine distinctions amongst the following terms: Draftstop. A material, device or construction read more →

  • September Crossword Puzzle

    Take a break and test your knowledge. See if you can get every clue in our crossword puzzle on special inspections.

  • New Jersey News: Top 5 Rules for New Jersey Contractor Licenses

    In light of recent changes in requirements for contractor’s licenses in various municipalities, Milrose Consultants has outlined the new requirements for the municipalities where we do the majority of our business in New Jersey. Jersey City Registration Fee –  Local registration (commercial only): $100 –  State registration (residential only): $125 Check made payable to the read more →

  • September Articles Compilation

    DOT Announces Construction Embargo for 9/11 Ceremony The NYC Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner announced a construction embargo affecting lower Manhattan for this year’s 9/11 ceremony: A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the September 11th Ceremony. During the dates and locations noted below, only emergency work may be performed, provided an emergency read more →

  • Code Question of the Month: When are floor drains required?

    The Plumbing Code of New York State has changed yet again. 2003: Required Sizes. Section 412 of the New York State Plumbing Code in 2003 identified the parts of a floor drain and their required sizes. However, it did not explain when or where a floor drain was required to be installed. The Code indicated read more →