Author Archives: The Plumbing Foundation City of New York, Inc.

The Plumbing Foundation testifies in support of Intro No. 1576 at Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Terence O’Brien, Senior Director of the Plumbing Foundation, testified virtually at the NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing in support of Intro. No. 1576, which proposes to increase the penalties imposed on owners failing to comply … Continue reading

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How NYC Gas Laws Impact Building Owners & Managers

View an archive of our NYC Gas Laws seminar. Available for the next 30 days. Building Owners & Managers: How NYC Gas Laws Impact You Seminar date: Feb 18, 2021 Seminar Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/OykqO_3VZ3kycuPIYYObniqQrVZPU0O-726oTMR7FSEG0nH1ocMEiv89edoqpPI0.3dx_JDLBj2ffC3YY Contact us for more information or if … Continue reading

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How NYC Gas Laws Impact Professional Engineers

View an archive of our NYC Gas Laws seminar. Available for the next 30 days. Engineers: How NYC Gas Laws Impact You Seminar date: Feb 17, 2021 Seminar Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/JIQK__l9SMRjKmEUiZgYK7At64WHwDrsLfXZKcJKSiKr03pf4ll-url_E7Qv8GmC.XkrIoDyzhzIKeSFs Contact us for more information or if the link above … Continue reading

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How NYC Gas Laws Impact Licensed Plumbers

View an archive of our NYC Gas Laws seminar. Available for the next 30 days. Plumbers: How NYC Gas Laws Impact You Seminar date: Feb 11, 2021 Seminar Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/Np9XJC7_f3spor27LQlR9v9XeJy49Phgfi8pvQwlXyeRzmIgodbqS5OE-r8goUgk.OMOyjExHhpj73eJX Contact us for more information or if the link above … Continue reading

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NYC Licensed Plumbing Community Survey

NYC Licensed Plumbing Community Survey: How do you think the ConEdison Yellow Book can be improved? Please complete the survey! https://forms.gle/nUeMYaMtibjrh2cQ9

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Pipecaster Issue 4: Vol. 43

NYC Council to Extend Local Law 152/2016 Compliance Deadline The NYC Council introduced No. 2151-A to extend the compliance date for Local Law 152 gas piping system inspections for buildings in Community Boards 1, 3, and 10 in all boroughs … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 3: Vol. 43

Plumbing Foundation Issues Public Health Guidelines To Combat Spread Of Covid-19 NEW YORK (originally released on Sept. 1, 2020) — As New York City continues its phased reopening aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic, the Plumbing Foundation City of New … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 2: Vol. 43

Stagnant Water Systems in City’s Commercial Buildings May Pose Health Risks By Christoph Lohr, PE and Terence O’Brien A unique and unintended health hazard lies in wait for tenants of shuttered commercial buildings poised to reopen in the coming weeks: … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 1: Vol. 43

DOB Update on Refunds for Superseded LAAs The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) issued a Service Update regarding refund requests for superseded Limited Alteration Applications (LAAs). Effective February 2020, no refunds will be issued for superseded LAA filings. According to … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 4: Vol. 42

The Plumbing Foundation Guest At Local No. 1 Apprenticeship Graduation The Plumbing Foundation City of New York’s Executive Director, April McIver, and Executive Vice President of the Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of New York (ACP), Terence O’Brien, … Continue reading

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New York County Supreme Court Convicts Three for 2015 East Village Gas Explosion

On November 15, 2019, after prosecution and defense spent two months at trial, the New York State Supreme Court of New York County convicted Maria Hrynenko, the owner of the building in the tragic 2015 East Village gas explosion, as … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 3: Vol. 42

2019 Renewable Energy Forum The Natural Gas Debate & Implications for the Building Industry Please join Real Estate Industry Leaders at the 2019 Renewable Energy Forum hosted by the Plumbing Foundation City of New York! To register please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-renewable-energy-forum-tickets-71688075965 … Continue reading

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2019 Renewable Energy Forum

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Pipecaster Issue 2: Vol. 42

Association of Contracting Plumbers Raises $103,000 For Special Olympics The Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of New York, Inc. held its annual “Plumbing Industry Day” Charity Golf Outing on May 6th. The charity chosen this year was the … Continue reading

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Plumbing Foundation Hosts Con Ed Yellow Book Seminar

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the Plumbing Foundation City of New York, Inc. was joined by Luke Monaghan and Peter Giasemis, P.E. from Consolidated Edison, Inc. (“Con Ed”) at a joint seminar called Yellow Book: We All Need to Know … Continue reading

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NYC COUNCIL PASSES WATER TANK INSPECTION / MAINTENANCE LEGISLATION

The Plumbing Foundation is pleased to inform the industry that on April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed Intro. No. 1157-B, which establishes qualification requirements for those inspecting and cleaning, coating, and painting water tanks. We commend the … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 1: Vol. 42

NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Steps Down NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick D. Chandler, PE, stepped down from his position at the end of January 2019. He worked for New York City for 31 years, 20 of which were … Continue reading

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NYC Enacts DEP Reporting Legislation on Backflow Prevention Devices

Passed on February 28th and now enacted into law, the New York City Council passed Local Law 58 of 2019, requiring the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to report annually to the Mayor and Speaker of the City Council data … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 4: Vol. 41

The Plumbing Foundation Guest At Local No. 1 Apprenticeship Graduation The Plumbing Foundation City of New York’s Executive Director, April McIver, and Executive Vice President of the Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of New York (ACP), Terence O’Brien, … Continue reading

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Pipecaster Issue 3: Vol. 41

Sign Off Request Survey: Please Complete! The Plumbing Foundation will be issuing an important survey to the entire New York City plumbing industry. As you may already be aware, the NYC Department of Buildings (“DOB”) began an enforcement program in … Continue reading

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