If you've ever wondered what that newly dug construction site down the block is going to be, the Buildings Department's Queens office has just made it easier for you to find out.
This week the agency unveiled a program at its Queens headquarters that will allow professionals - and the public - to scan documents associated with building projects and retrieve them online.
The Buildings Scan and Capture Application Network, or B-SCAN, already is up and running in the three other outer boroughs. It was first launched on Staten Island on April 20, in the Bronx on June 25, and in Brooklyn on July 30.
Building project documents to be available online
Beginning today, Queens residents and Buildings customers will benefit from this next-generation document management system. B-SCAN:
* Enables the online retrieval construction permit applications;
* Provides online access to most job folder contents on the Internet via BISWeb;
* Empowers Buildings staff to electronically manage construction permit applications;
* Allows most job filing documents to be managed, retrieved, archived and accessed online;
* Provides access to virtually all documents associated with New Building and Alteration permit applications (with the exception of architectural plans).
BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES B-SCAN IN QUEENS