Construction

Fall is here and you know what that means. The DOT’s Holiday Construction Embargo!

During the embargo, road and sidewalk construction is restricted on some New York streets.. Existing permits must have the permit stipulation 410 for construction to continue. There is a waiver issued by OCMC. Waiver requests must be filed between October 7th and November 11, 2016. For more information on the waiver call Outsource at (1) 212-732-0555 or email us. (more...)

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The DOB announced its plan to improve construction safety in New York. The plan includes a major increase in construction related safety penalties, a 90-day construction sweep through ongoing construction sites and the requirement of a new onsite construction superintendent.

The construction safety plan comes on the heels of several construction accidents including a crane collapse in February. The DOB cites a precipitous increase in construction volume. (more...)

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The Building Department requires installation of a sidewalk shed to protect pedestrians when a building owner needs to perform repairs on a section of a buildings façade at an elevation more than 40 feet above curb level. This requirement can be problematic to the retail establishments these structures are installed directly in front of. Visibility is essential to a retail establishments ability to maintain the foot traffic they need to remain viable.  (more...)

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