DOB Introduces Blue Beam for Plan Review

By Garvey Thelemaque

This month, the DOB announced the adoption of a new software tool to help with Plan Review. Introduced recently by Deputy Borough Commissioner Rodney Gittens, Blue Beam is a proven tool which helps government agencies adopt more efficient processes for permitting and electronic plan review.

DOB Plan Examiners will use Blue Beam to review and communicate plan exams virtually.  While similar in functionality to the current Development HUB, Blue Beam is a more robust and sophisticated technology platform.

The pilot program for Blue Beam is set for June or July. We will monitor the DOB for more information on the program, and the results.