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.