BUILDINGS COMMISSIONER PATRICIA LANCASTER ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT RULE TO ENHANCE ACCOUNTABILITY AND SAFETY ON THE JOB SITE
New Rule to Ensure Construction Sites are Supervised by Qualified Individuals
The Construction Superintendent Rule introduces a registration requirement for individuals overseeing demolition or new construction of buildings under 15 stories. If designated the construction superintendent at these “low-rise” sites, an individual must be registered, be available to the Buildings Department at all times, engage in sound and code-compliant construction practices, and maintain a safe work site. The Construction Superintendent Rule is one in a series of initiatives the Department has implemented to ensure accountability at the job site and promote public safety.
the fact that
the Buildings Department issued nearly 10,000 permits for demolition and
construction of new buildings under 15 stories, a 40% increase from 2002. Over
90% of these permits went to job sites outside of
To register as a construction superintendent, an individual must meet certain qualifications and training requirements as outlined in the rule. Construction Superintendent registration will begin on July 1, 2007. Beginning January 1, 2008, the Buildings Department will only issue permits for new building or demolition applications naming a registered construction superintendent, excluding those applications for one- and three-family dwellings. Beginning on July 1, 2008, new building and demolition permits for one- to three-family dwellings will require a registered construction superintendent.
To read the full text of the Construction Superintendent Rule or find information about Construction Safety Week 2007, visit the Buildings Department website at www.nyc.gov/buildings.
New Yorkers are encouraged to call 3-1-1 to report unsafe conditions at construction sites.