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July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Violations

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Avoid COVID-19 state and city violations during Phase 1 restart. Starting July 8, 2020, Department of Buildings (DOB) inspectors will be issuing covid-19 related violations. Inspectors will look for job sites that are not in compliance with Covid-19 state/city Phase 1 restart requirements. If any violations are found, penalties of $5000.00 will be doled out. The site may be issued a Stop Work Order. Penalties for continued non-compliance can be as high as $10K for each
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Local Law 87 (LL87) Do you know your number? It could be your year of the EER No matter what industry you are in, there is a push for energy efficiency. It’s no different when it comes to building maintenance, even in a city as old as New York. A few months ago we mentioned how New York City is leading the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. One of the things helping this
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Insurance update (Service Update) Insurance Update Attention Contractors, Plumbers, Fire Suppression Contractors and Electricians. Insurance Update change. Beginning on January 2, 2018, the Department of Buildings Licensing unit will no longer accept insurance submission at the counter.  All insurance updates and new tracking number issuance will be done electronically. S&M Expediting can still provide this assistance when required.
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Letter of No Objection in NYC In the City of New York, in order for a building to be legally occupied the building must first have a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). The CO must state a building’s legal use and type of permitted occupancy. New buildings must have a CO.   Older, pre-existing buildings may not have a CO if built prior to 1938. Those older building may file for a Letter of No Objection
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If you have an unfinished basement in your one- or two- family home, you may be wondering what you could do with the available space. Perhaps a basement conversion / renovation has crossed your mind, but how would you even get started? As with any other project that require compliance with the  department of buildings , S&M Expediting can guide you through it. If you’re on the fence about basement conversion, below is an overview of
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