The Department of Buildings (DOB) has instituted new general liability insurance requirements for foundation, demolition and/or new building or major alteration permits. These new requirements are determined based on the height of the tallest adjacent building and the proposed height of the new construction project. The new rules go into effect on June 13, 2011, and proof of compliance will be required when pulling a permit at that time. Please click here for the official announcement from the DOB.