NYSSPE Representatives Hold Successful Meeting with New York City Department of Buildings Representatives

NYSSPE representatives met earlier this week with New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Representatives to discuss areas of mutual concern.  DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler, PE facilitated the meeting after the successful NYSSPE Day for NYC Design Professionals event held last November, where Chandler was the keynote speaker.

The primary focus of the meeting was for NYSSPE to offer to assist the DOB in any way possible with respect to illegal practice in New York City.  The discussions were very positive and it does appear that NYSSPE will be able to help the DOB moving forward.

Some topics discussed included the building permit process including the role of expeditors, and also the current Special Inspections guidelines.  NYSSPE expects to have more correspondence with the DOB on this issue in the near future and as always, we will keep our members up to date.

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The New York State Society of Professional Engineers Awards Timothy Lynch, PE Government Engineer of the Year

At the recent New York State Society of Professional Engineers annual conference in Lake Placid, Timothy Lynch, PE was awarded the NYSSPE 2013 Government Engineer of the Year award, which recognizes a professional engineer who is employed in the public sector.
Tim Lynch NYCDOB

Mr. Lynch is the executive director for the New York City Department of Buildings Forensic Engineering Unit. He is a New York licensed professional engineer with over twenty-five years of structural engineering experience. Appointed executive director of the Forensic Engineering Unit in 2009, Mr. Lynch was formerly chief engineer of the newly chartered Excavation Unit. With almost one million buildings in New York City, in his capacity as director of the Forensic Engineering Unit, he oversees a team of specialists, all principal engineers, who respond to structural collapses, major fires, construction accidents involving serious injuries and property damage. [Read more…]