Streams

Scan And Tell: NYC Building Permits Get QR Codes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WNYC

The city is hoping to make it easier for New Yorkers to check up on construction projects by becoming the first major city in the nation to use QR codes on building permits.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, during an announcement Tuesday, demonstrated how anyone with a smart phone can could the small matrix barcode to be linked to the Buildings Department website and pull up detailed information on specific job sites — such as complaints, violations and the contact name and phone number of the construction company.

Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said this new initiative is aimed at the high-tech and need-to-know New Yorkers.

"What we're doing is we’re putting it in the palm of their hand as they walk down the street," said LiMandri of the information that’s already publicly available online. "They walk by a construction site, they want to know what's going on. They don't want to go back to their office or their home and figure it out. They want to know now."

The city is already using QR codes on sanitation trucks, which link users to a public service announcement video on recycling. The mayor's office said it expects all permits to have QR codes by 2013.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]

Nyc building permits from US

I’m really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and web and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for keeping this website, I will be visiting it

Oct. 06 2012 04:46 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by