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NYC Work in Progress Signs

There are many signs that are mandatory on the worksite. One such sign is the Work in Progress sign – a sign that is required on construction fences around almost any type of project, including new buildings, demolitions, and alterations.

Work in Progress signs need to have very specific information. At NYC Contractor Signs, we are happy to use our expertise to create the WIP signs that your business needs. Give us a call today at (718) 648-6500 to get started.

Information on a Work in Progress Sign in NY

Work in Progress Signs are mandated by NYC DOB Building Code § 3301.9.1. They are required for all new buildings, most demolitions, alterations, and excavations, depending on the work that is proceeding. The information panels on these work in progress signs must include information such as:

  • Depiction – For most contractor projects, a depiction of the sign is necessary. These include elevation drawings, rendering of the building’s exterior, etc. It must also be free of any logos or commercial symbols.
  • Project Completion Date – The date the project is completed must be listed somewhere on the sign. An estimate is acceptable, though a firm date is preferred.
  • Work in Progress Notification – The words “Work in Progress” must be clearly visible on the sign.
  • Owner and Contact – The corporate owner’s name and telephone number must be listed, as well as information about the process. The general contractor’s name and number must also be listed.
  • The phrase “To Anonymously Report Unsafe Work Conditions Please Call 311” must be displayed in both English and Spanish.

The type of sign and the way it should look may also differ depending on the type of construction. For example, there are:

  • Construction Fence Signage for Demolitions
  • Construction Fence Signage for Smaller Lots
  • Construction Fence and Shed Signage

DOB §3301.9.5 also show other signs that may need to be posted within the site, including FDNY signs, DOT Permits, OHSA Signs, and more.

At NYC Contractor Signs, our team has decades of experience helping complete the signs that are required at your job site. Our expertise allows us to match all DOB requirements, and we are confident that we can create the right sign for you to be up to date with local mandates.

If you are ready to get started, call us today at (718) 648-6500. Our team can discuss your needs and details with you, and provide you with rush delivery options as needed to get it to your job site.

New Construction Signage Requirements for NYC DOB (department of buildings)

New requirements is designed in order to enhance construction safety and add a higher level of accountability to the construction and demolition processes.

I. Fence Project Signage Requirements by NYC DOB (departments of buildings).

Project sites with construction fences or sidewalk sheds permitted on or after July 1, 2013 must meet new signage requirements that emphasize the type of work underway and highlight the project’s contact information.

Any new building, demolition, excavation and alteration project sites with a construction fence, must post a project information panel. Required project information panels shall be in place throughout the duration that the fence remains at the site.

Project information panels shall contain the following information:

  • A rendering, elevation drawing, or zoning diagram of the building exterior that does not contain logos or commercially recognizable symbols.
  • A title line stating “Work in Progress:” and specifying the intended type(s) of zoning use(s) (e.g. Residential, Commercial, Manufacturing, Retail, Office, Hospital, School);
  • Project Completion Date – estimated if necessary.
  • The corporate name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the Property.
  • Website address or phone number to contact for project information.
  • The corporate name and telephone number of the general contractor, or for a demolition site, the demolition contractor.
  • The statement, in both English and Spanish, “TO ANONYMOUSLY REPORT UNSAFE CONDITIONS AT THIS WORK SITE, CALL 311.”

A project information panel shall be posted on the fence on each perimeter fronting a public thoroughfare. Where such perimeter is more than 150 feet in length, a project information panel shall be posted at each corner. Such panels shall be posted on the fence at a height of 4 feet (1219 mm) above the ground,

with such distance measured from the ground to the bottom edge of the panel. Project information panels shall be constructed out of a durable and weatherproof material. Project information panels shall be 6 feet (1829 mm) wide and 4 feet (1219 mm) high.

II. Demolition Signage Requirements by NYC DOB (departments of buildings).

The demolition sites, the design of the project information panel, must be created in accordance with the following layout ( Click here to see the layout)

Changes Specific to Partial Demolition Jobs:

1) Contractors must notify the Department within 24 to 48 hours prior to beginning any demolition work. To notify, callers need to call 212-227-4416 and provide the associated job number.

2) If using non hand-held interior mechanical demolition equipment, contractors must also notify adjoining owners at least 10 days prior to beginning work. Proof of notification must be submitted to the Department prior to obtaining a permit.

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