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2019 Scholarship Program

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Scholarship Program! Please click here to find out more information such as eligibility and requirements. The application deadline is April 12, 2019.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Rick Chandler Stepping Down As Buildings Commissioner

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Rick D. Chandler, PE, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings, will be retiring from city service after 31 years with the city, including nearly 20 with the Department, four of which were as Commissioner. Commissioner Chandler led a sweeping modernization effort touching every part of the Buildings Department, including the launch of DOB NOW, which will allow New Yorkers to do all business with DOB online; hiring more than 230 new inspectors and 150 technical staff, resulting in significantly faster permit reviews and inspections of construction sites and 311 complaints; and regulating the city’s real estate and construction industries during the largest building boom in at least 50 years.

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2018 Holiday Party
On Friday, December 7, 2018 we had our annual holiday party at the Rooftop at Vetro Restaurant in Howard Beach. The Master Plumbers Council would like to thank everyone for attending and donating a present to Toys 4 Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose are less fortunate for Christmas and the holidays.

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Applicants must use the revised DPL-1 form that we sent out in last week’s update.The form is still confusing. The information contained in the form should be the applicant's information including their signature at the bottom.

There is a License Board Meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018. We will be addressing some of the issues at that time.

DOB NOW: BUILD, LICENSING and SAFETY will be unavailable due to system maintenance from 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

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CTLTC 7-hour License Renewal Course

SUNY Empire State College/CTLTC 7-hour License Renewal Course 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NEW LOCATION: Construction Trades License Training
535 8th Ave, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Register Here.

DOB Building News: November 2018

DOB Announces Deadline Changes For Construction Safety Training Requirements

DOB has extended the deadline by which many of the city’s construction workers will need to have at least 30 hours of safety training, and by which construction supervisors will need 62 hours of training. This requirement was set to kick in on December 1, 2018; workers will now have until June 1, 2019 to complete this training. These workers are already required to have a minimum of 10 hours of safety training and the 10-hour requirement remains unchanged. In addition, DOB will extend the law’s final deadline, by which workers will need 40 hours of training, from May 1, 2019 to September 1, 2020.

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Building News: October 2018

Required: Daily Construction Safety Meetings

As a reminder: as of May 16, 2018, pre-shift safety meetings, and site-specific safety orientations became mandatory on site safety jobs in New York City.

Local Law 204 of 2017: Requires pre-shift safety meetings to be conducted at site safety jobs in New York City. These safety meetings, or toolbox talks, are required to be held by a competent person designated by the permit holder at the beginning of each worker's shift, and includes a review of the work that will be performed during the shift, and specific safety concerns or risks associated with the work.

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Next Generation Event - October 23, 2018

On Tuesday, October 23rd, we held our last Next Generation event of 2018! Over 30 key employees attended the event at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. The topic of the night was Operator Qualification.

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Building News: September 2018

Local Law 196: Construction Safety Training

Local Law 196 of 2017 is in effect, and as of March 1, 2018, all construction and demolition workers on site-safety jobs in New York City must have a minimum of 10 hours of construction safety training.

If DOB finds untrained workers on a site-safety job, we will not only issue a violation to the General Contractor who holds the permit, with an associated civil penalty of up to $5,000 for each untrained worker. We will issue similar violations to the owners of the property as well as the employer of the untrained worker. That could mean as much as $15,000 in associated penalties for each untrained worker found at the site.

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New Con Edison Meter Bars

Please see below information shared by Con Edison regarding the new 500/1000 meter bar requirement: After September 30, 2018, the new Class 500 and Class 1000 AY McDonald meter bars are required for multi-bank installations for class 500 and 1000 Meters.

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