Patricia Lancaster, commissioner of the city’s Department of Buildings, is seeking to tighten the leash a bit on builders, pushing for new legislation for “increased enforcement tools” in coming weeks.
The department says it is increasing staff dedicated to inspecting sites and plans, increasing the cost of violating “stop work” orders, and Read More
The city is testing the waters for a new look to the boxy, dull-colored sidewalk scaffolding sheds that fill the streets of Manhattan. Currently, about 4,500 of these aesthetic gems are set up in the city.
Patricia Lancaster, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Buildings, today announced a series of Read More
Testifying before the City Council earlier today, Department of Buildings commissioner Patricia Lancaster called for new regulations on general contractors and concrete contractors, responding to the cacophony of criticism that followed a fatal accident at the Trump SoHo.
Her recommendations include making general contractors and concrete contractors register with the city Read More
In May of this year, city Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster told The Observer‘s Matthew Schuerman that she wouldn’t be satisfied until there were no more construction-related deaths in New York City.
Well, I would say if one person dies, it’s too many. We have been more proactive than in the history of the Read More
It looks as though the Department of Buildings is stepping up oversight following the recent construction-related deaths in the city.
Today, DOB Commissioner Patricia J. Lancaster announced that the city is looking to hire 67 new employees for “special operations teams” with an eye on improving construction safety standards in the city. The move Read More
Location: You just finished writing a proposed revision to the city’s building code—the first time the code has been comprehensively revised since 1968. Why did it take 40 years?
Ms. Lancaster: It’s an enormous effort, and there hadn’t been the political will to do it. Now, that said, this was generated by the industry—I Read More
The Real Estate originally reported on Wednesday about the Donald’s premature sales moves regarding his planned condo-hotel in Soho. Seems Trump posted a questionnaire on the condo-hotel’s Web site asking potential buyers if they would use the project as a “primary residence,” “secondary residence,” or “investment property.”
According to an email sent on Wednesday Read More