Only filings for New Buildings (NBs) and Alteration Type-2 (Alt 2s) applications for faĂ§ade renovations that require Site Safety Plans are eligible to submit plans through this program at this time.
To file your 3D site safety drawings with the Department for review you will need to send an email to BIM@buildings.nyc.gov stating your intent to submit BIM files. In the email, you must include your company’s name, contact information and the application number the site safety plans correspond to.
Create an account to collaborate with the Department using Zoho Docs. Zoho Docs allows electronic files to be stored and managed in one central location. The site’s features including be able to upload, create, edit and share documents with individuals or groups.
Register with Zoho Docs by going to: https://www.zoho.com/docs
Click the Sign Up Free link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Follow the instructions to create your free account with Zoho Docs.
Once you have verified your Zoho Docs account, log back into your account and proceed to Submitting Electronically.
If you have questions regarding this process, please refer to the Industry Filing Guide.
To submit 3D site safety plans electronically you will need to upload your BIM files to your Zoho Docsâ€™ account and share them with the Departmentâ€™s BIM account, NYCBuildings.BIM. Once your files have been shared, the Department will be able to access your plans for review and approve your plans or return them to you with comments about required changes.
For instructions on how to upload BIM files to your Zoho Docs account, please refer to the Industry Filing Guide.
Once you have shared your 3D site safety plans with the Department, the Department will review the files for approval. Below is an outline of how the process will work:
Checklist of Completion – Plans will be checked for a set of specific details and information pertaining to the site safety plan
Response/Correspondence – Once the plans are reviewed, the completed checklist along with any comments will be electronically communicated to you. Corrections will need to be made and re-submitted for review in order to gain approval
Acceptance/Approval – Once it has been verified that your plans contain all the required details and information, the BIM file will be accepted and approved
Site Safety Inspection – Upon approval, applicants may then proceed with business as usual and schedule their site safety inspection.
For issues relating to registering with Zoho Docs or with uploading/accessing your BIM files on your Zoho Docs account, please contact ZOHO Support.
For additional information regarding the Department’s 3D Site Safety Plan Program, please send an email to BIM@buildings.nyc.gov.
LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
NYC Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007