BTEA PUNCHLIST
MAY 20, 2010
Louis J. Coletti
President & CEO

Officers

Kenneth A. Durr
Chairman
Mechanical Contractors Association
Durr Mechanical Construction, Inc.

Steven Alessio
Vice Chairman
Building Contractors Association
Sweet Construction Corp.

Pat A. Di Filippo
Vice Chairman
Contractors' Association of Greater NY
Gene Cardoza
Vice Chairman
Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of NY

David Pinter
Vice Chairman
National Electrical Contractors Assn. NYC Chapter

Victor Gany
Vice Chairman
Sheet Metal Contractors Assn.

Jay Badame
Treasurer
Building Contractors Association
Tishman Construction Corp.

Robert Peckar, Esq.
General Counsel
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
ENFORCING CRANE LIMITS ON BRIDGES


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The NYC Department of Transportation is working with the Building Trades Employers’ Association, Real Estate Board of NY and the Building & Construction Trades Council to clarify requirements for transporting cranes across NYC bridges.

There are two types of crane travel permits issued by the Truck Unit: yearly self-propelled crane permits (annual permits) and over dimensional vehicle permits (ODV permits).

Annual Permits:

  • Maximum weight limit is 105,000 lbs. with 4 axles spaced less than 10 feet apart.

ODV Permits:

  • For all cranes up to 180,000 lbs. - requires permit application with proposed route map.
  • For cranes over 180,000 lbs. - requires a permit application, proposed route map and geometric survey.

The Liebherr 1500 and the Demag AC 500-1 are required for many large projects; however, the Department of Transportation will not allow these cranes to be transported over its bridges.

The Department of Transportation engineers approved, on a single-trip basis, a move over the Manhattan Bridge on the condition that the boom be removed and transported on a second vehicle.

SAFETY REGISTRATION NUMBER PHASE I COMPLETE


The NYC Department of Buildings has finished Phase I of their report concerning the Safety Registration law.

Phase I will be presented to the NY City Council by the end of this week.  The Department of Buildings will start to seek a consultant to review the data collected in the report.  The consultant will then develop recommendations for a system that will determine if a contractor could have its safety registration number revoked based on their safety record.

To receive a copy of the Executive Summary of Phase I please contact Jim Coletti at 212-704-9745 or e-mail at jcoletti@bteany.com.

NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACTOR LICENSING TESTING

The NYC Department of Buildings has proposed several amendments for sections 104-01, 104-02, 104-03, 104-05, 104-06, 104-07 and 104-09 of Subchapter D of Chapter 100 of Title 1 of the Official Compilation of the Rules of the City of NY and adds sections 104-10 and 104-12 to the same.

The Department is seeking an outside firm to conduct all testing for these licenses.

To review a copy of the proposed amendments please contact Jim Coletti at 212-704-9745 or e-mail at jcoletti@bteany.com.

NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS HIRES NEW DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF ENFORCEMENT


On May 17, 2010 the NYC Department of Buildings hired Eugene Cocoran, a former U.S. marshal for the Eastern District, as the new Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement to crackdown on bad builders and ferret out corruption.

Cocoran says he wants to put his 32 years of experience to work overseeing 120 inspectors, investigators and lawyers, as well as working with prosecutors and cops to enforce integrity.

BTEA GOLF OUTING

golf

Alpine Country Club
80 Anderson Avenue
Demarest, NJ
Monday, June 21, 2010