Seminar Series
Case Studies
City Briefs

Rizzo Group's breadth of expertise is unparalleled in the building consulting industry. Throughout the year, or at a specific client's request, Rizzo Group hosts seminars in a number of vital areas for building in New York City. Please contact us if you are interested in attending or hosting and of the Rizzo Group seminars listed below.

Seminar 1
Department of Buildings Filing Procedures I & II
  • Covers the filing process for Alt I and Alt II jobs. Includes issues relating to self-certification. controlled inspections, and letters of completion
  • Covers the Certificate of Occupancy Process and what is required to obtain a TCO and C/O
  • Discusses when C/O's are required and the laws triggered by Changes of Use
  • Discussion on Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Department of Highways and the role of these agencies in C/O's

  Seminar 2
Filing Procedures at the Bureau of Fire Prevention
  • Fire Alarm Filing and other filings
  • Local Law 26 Compliance and Emergency Action Plans
  • Fire Department Inspections
  • Sprinklers & Standpipe, Electrical
Seminar 3
Code Review I & II: Building Code & Zoning Intro
  • Building height, bulk and density guidelines
  • Building classification according to construction ratings & limitations
  • Discussion of essential zoning issues: FAR, Bulk, Use
  • ADA and handicap issues associated with building
  • Egress and Public Assembly

  Seminar 4
BSA and City Planning Practice in NYC
  • Board of Standards & Appeals: variance process
  • ULURP: Uniform Land Use Review Process, CEQR
  • Special Permits - City Planning and BSA
  • Issues - Revocable Consents, Bonus Plazas, etc.
Seminar 5
  • Landmark Buildings/Historic Districts
  • Review of typical NYC architectural designs and precedents, ie, federal, neo classical, cast-iron styles
  • Researching landmarks at the City Archives
  • Landmark Agency Procedures (Plan Review, Certificate of No Effect)
  Seminar 6
Green Building & LEED Compliance
  • Introduction to LEED Compliance
  • LEED New Buildings, Existing Buildings, Interiors
  • Energy Usage in Buildings
  • Renewable Energy Purchasing and Installation
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