The Final Review

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The Final Review shares the knowledge of Burnham’s experts in building permit expediting and code compliance. Learn about different jurisdictional building permit requirements, and stay up-to-date on the Americans with Disabilities Act and local accessibility standards. Follow the latest in sustainability, including building energy codes and sustainability design developments.

What You Need to Know About the Department of Buildings in New York City

Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The new year brings some much needed contemporary changes at the Department of Buildings (DOB) in New York City. The DOB is in the midst of fundamental reform in an effort to increase transparency, enhance public safety, and improve customer service throughout the Big Apple. In this blog post, we highlight some of the most important changes to the New York City Department of Buildings in 2016.


Improved Fire Code Guidelines for New York City Solar Installers

Apr 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

New York City solar installations must comply with the Fire Department, City of New York’s (FDNY) code requirements. In a prior post, we discussed some of the New York City Fire Code provisions that cause delays and increase the cost of installing solar in the city. Based on our experience assisting clients with solar permits, we also recommended possible solutions to the issues posed by the New York City Fire Code. We are pleased FDNY recently took steps to resolve some of the problems faced by New York City solar installers and will review these improvements in this post.


4 Things to Know About Building Permits in New York City

Feb 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The building permit process in New York City is ever changing and 2016 is no exception. Many positive enhancements are in the works for the Department of Buildings (DOB) in New York City, including updated online resources and plans to hire more employees to improve customer service.


9/11 Remembered by a Tom Walsh Who Saw It All

Sep 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s been 14 years since that fateful day, but to Tom Walsh, Executive Vice President here at Burnham Nationwide, September 11th will live forever in his memory.

Burnham on 9/11

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was serving as Senior Project Manager and Operations Manager at our New York City office. I started my day as usual, taking a train from Westchester and arriving at my desk about an hour later.