New York City Buildings Department Commissioner Rick Chandler, PE Speaks at NYSSPE New York City Design Professionals Day

DOB Commissioner Chandler with NYSSPE Leaders (ref: DOB/Samantha Modell)

DOB Commissioner Chandler with NYSSPE Leaders (ref: DOB/Samantha Modell)

 

P-2 11-20-Event Chandler SpeakingApproximately 200 New York City design professionals attended the NYSSPE’s first New York City Design Professionals Day on November 20, 2014. New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Commissioner Rick Chandler, PE kicked off the event giving an inspirational opening speech. Chandler reminded attendees that the health and safety of the citizens of New York City rest in the hands of our design professionals. The Commissioner outlined some of the new and existing codes that the DOB officials enforce on a regular basis. The Commissioner then passed the microphone off to several other DOB officials who spoke on different topics ranging from building codes to excavation safety and more.

Timothy Lynch, PE, DOB Assistant Commissioner of Investigative Engineering Services gave a seminar focusing on urban construction challenges. Lynch reviewed some of the DOB application processes as well as several online resources that are available to help design professionals gather information needed for properties they are working on including:

Google Maps
OasisNYC.net
New York Public Library Historic Map Guide
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