New York’s Department of Buildings Announces New “Get It Done. Together” Program

oday marks the launch of New York City’s new Get It Done. Together. program. The pilot program brings the Department of Buildings’ five Borough Commissioners and senior representatives from six City agencies together to form a working group that will meet with private industry members and property owners after normal business hours during the month of May.

The program was developed to further streamline permitting requirements, resolve regulatory conflicts and cut through red tape on ALL of the city’s proposed construction projects—big and small.

The city hopes to spur economic activity around the construction industry to create new jobs and to alleviate a backlog of permit approval requests currently holding up thousands of construction jobs across the city.

During the month of May, the working group will host nightly sessions to meet with property owners, licensed architects and/or engineers, and filing representatives from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The program is focusing on current construction projects that have been disapproved multiple times due to various objections by plan examiners with a mission to get the projects approved. But all construction projects regardless of permit status are welcome to make use of the DOB’s Get It Done. Together. nighttime approval program.

If your construction project is awaiting approval or you’re just getting started, S & M Expediting can help you take advantage of this program. Contact us here for more information.

To learn more, read the DOB Nighttime Approvals Press Release.

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