NYS ESD allows Staging for non-essential construction ahead of June 8 opening

The Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York wants to alert all NYC construction professionals that NYS Empire State Development released new guidance allowing non-essential construction sites to begin staging ahead of the reopening in NYC on June 8th

Please see the specific instructions on the highlighted links.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.


Jim Bifulco

President, CSACNY


The Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York (CSACNY) has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding construction’s role amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please see the letter here.

Follow the Department of Building Updates here

COVID-19 Response: Suspension of all work on nonessential construction and demolition sites

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, in accordance with New York State Executive Order 202.6, Empire State Development guidance and New York City Emergency Executive Order 103, all work on non-essential construction and demolition sites is suspended for the duration of this state of emergency.

To see what is defined as essential service, click here.

View Essential Construction FAQ Here

Building Bulletin Regarding Suspension Here

COVID-19 Response: Civil Penalty Review Requests (L2) and Post Approval Amendment (PAA) Payments

COVID-19 Response: Essential Construction Requests for Electrical and Limited Alteration Applications (LAA), Records Management Fee Payments and Reinstatement of BIS Jobs

NY Governor Cuomo: Executive Order 202.13:

Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency; Pertaining to Insurance and Modifies the Definition of Construction as an Essential Service. Click here.

View Previous DOB COVID-19 Responses Below

Façade Inspection and Safety Program: Cycle 9 Amnesty
Program for Non-Compliant Owners – Cycle 8 Owners Only

COVID-19 Response: Appointments for Standard Plan Review BIS Job Filings

COVID-19 Response: Enforcement

COVID-19 Response: Full Demolition and Site Safety Plans

COVID-19 Response: Administrative Enforcement (AEU) and Licensing Units Updates

COVID-19 Response – Application Processing

Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York

The Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York (CSACNY) promotes construction safety for all New Yorkers. We educate our elected leaders and work with the Department of Buildings to improve safety on and around construction sites. CSACNY’s agenda outlines measures to promote new safety measures, require universal training and combat fraud. The overall goal is to prevent all construction-related injuries, accidents and fatalities.

To lend your expertise and input to our mission, join CSACNY and our 300+ licensed, experienced site safety professionals. Contact us at info@csacny.net to receive updates and more information about CSACNY. For more information about our various levels of membership, please click here.

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