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2015 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 28, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-001

BC 28-113.2.2
BC 28-113.2.3
BC 1704.10
BC 1404.1
BC 1405.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for sandwich panels used for the construction of exterior walls as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

March 6, 2015

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-002

Supersedes:
TPPN #01/07

BC 2702.4, 2702.1
EC Article 700
EC Article 701
EC Article 702
LL 111/2013

This document clarifies section 2702.4 of the 2008 and 2014 New York City Building Code with respect to optional standby power systems.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-003

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-006

MC 1301.2
MC 1308.2
AC 28-113.3.4
AC 28-113.4

This document establishes acceptance criteria for pre-combustion, non-additive fuel oil catalyst reformers as new equipment not referenced in the NYC Construction Codes.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-004

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-030

AC 28-113
AC 28-113.2.2
PC 303.4
PC 702.1
PC 702.2
PC 702.3
PC 705.5.3
PC 1102

This document establishes acceptance criteria for a hinged plastic no-hub coupling as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes, and limits its use in residential buildings five stories or less in height.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-005

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-002

AC 28-113.2.3
BC 903.3.1
BC 903.3.2
BC Q102
BC Q103
BC Q104

This document establishes acceptance criteria for the use of mechanical press joint fittings and piping in automatic sprinkler systems in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-006

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-007

AC 113.2.3
PC 409
PC 604.1
PC 604.3
PC 802.1.7
FGC 402

This document establishes additional acceptance criteria for commercial dishwashers with integral gas-fired heating in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-007

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-008

AC 28-113
PC 605.9

This document establishes acceptance criteria for mechanical tee bolted outlets for hot and cold water supply and distribution as alternative materials in the NYC Construction Codes.

April 6, 2015

Legal/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-008

Supersedes:
Legal/Buildings Bulletin 2008-007

Caretaker's Apartment: ZR 12-10

Driveway/Frontage Space:
BC 501.3.1
BC 502.1 
ZR 25-21
ZR 25-30
ZR 36-20
ZR 36-30
ZR 44-20
AC 27-291
AC 27-232

Egress:
BC 1001
AC 27-354

Flood Zone
BC G304.1.2(2)

Light and Air:
BC 1203.4
BC 1205.2
AC 27-732
AC 27-746

Lotline Windows:
BC 704.8; 705.8
AC 27-280 (Table 3-4)

Off-street Parking:
ZR 25-55
ZR 36-45
ZR 44-34

Party Wall:
28-301.1
BC 705
AC 27-332

Plumbing System:
PC 101 and 201
AC 27 RS 16

Student Dormitory:
1 RCNY 51-01

Sign:
1 RCNY 49-41(a)(6)(g)
1 RCNY 49-15

To set forth procedures and requirements for the filing, review, approval, and documentation of proposed easement agreements and restrictive declarations.

May 8, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-009

AC 28-113.2.2
AC 28-113.2.3
BC 603
BC 717.2.7

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for recognition of fixed-height, low-profile raised floor systems.

May 19, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-010

Supersedes:
Operational/Buildings Bulletin 2013-013

AC 28-101.5
AC 28-104.7.13
AC 28-116.2.3.2
BC 1704.20
BC 3302
LL 29/2013
RCNY 101-06
BC 3306.2
BC 3306.5
BC 3316
BC 3317
BC 3319

To clarify special inspection requirements related to raising, lifting, elevating or moving buildings.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-011

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2012-002

AC 28-103.9
AC 28-113.1
BC 1704.19
EC 500.5

This document establishes acceptance criteria for site-specific approval of fuel gas compressors, duct burners and heat recovery steam generators used in cogeneration and Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) projects.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-012

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2014-002

AC 28-113
PC 1101.10
Table PC 1102.4

This document establishes acceptance criteria for corrugated polypropylene piping and fittings used for storm sewer pipe as an alternative to code prescribed polyethylene piping and fittings referenced in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-013

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2012-011

AC 28-113
BC 1704.14 (Item 1)
BC 1704.15
BC 1704.27
BC 424
BC 713.3.1
BC 716
BC 909.3
BC 909.10.2
MC 607.2.1
MC 513.3
MC 513.10.2

This document establishes acceptance criteria for fire resistive duct assemblies as approved alternative protection in the NYC Construction Codes.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-014

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-002

BC 1901
AC 28-113.2.2
BC 703
BC 803
BC 1704.14
BC 704.3
BC 704.4

This document establishes design and acceptance criteria of externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems for structural repair and upgrade of concrete and masonry elements.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-015

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-009

AC 113.2.3
BC 406
BC 1704.14

This document establishes acceptance criteria for attendant operated automobile parking lifts installed in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

June 2, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-016

AC 28-113
AC 28-407
BC 1704.14
FC 105.6
FC 313.6
1 RCNY 101-06
3 RCNY 404-03
TPPN 2/07

This document establishes acceptance criteria for outdoor decorative gas appliances connected to a fixed fuel piping system, as an alternative material under the NYC Construction Codes.

June 30, 2015

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-017

Supersedes:
TPPN 10/1987

BC Table 704.8 (2008 Code)
BC Table 705.8 (2014 Code)
Table 3-4 (1968 Code)
AC 28-103.3
AC 28-103.8
AC 27-331
BC 715
BB 2008-007
BB 2015-008

To clarify code requirements for lot line openings.

July 27, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-018

Superseded by:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2016-005

AC 28-113.2.2
BC 1604.2
BC 3314.2
BC 1704.13
BC 3314.4.3
BC 109.3.6
BC 3314.3.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for post-installed anchors in masonry in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

July 31, 2015

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-019

Rescinds:
Memo 12-10-87

Letter 5-15-90

Letter 10-31-90

Conditionally rescinds:
Memo 10-6-88

Letter 6-29-90

Letter 5-6-91

This bulletin rescinds 1 Memorandum (Memo) and 2 letters that are no longer applicable under any code. Additionally, this bulletin conditionally rescinds 1 Memorandum (Memo) and 2 letters that are not applicable to projects filed under the 2014 New York City Construction Codes.

August 21, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-020

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-027

OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-005

OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-020

OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-003

AC 28-113.2.3
MC Chapter 12
MC 1206
MC 1202.4
AC 1704.13
AC 1704.15
PC 312.1.2
PC 608
PC Chapter 7
PC Chapter 11
PC Appendix C

This document establishes acceptance criteria for the use of polypropylene (“PP”) piping systems in irrigation systems and water recycling distribution piping systems as alternative materials in the NYC Construction Codes.

August 21, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-021

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-026

AC 28-113.2.2
MC 1301
MC 1308

This document establishes acceptance criteria for above-ground nonmetallic fuel-oil storage tanks as alternative equipment in the NYC Construction Codes.

August 21, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-022

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-027

AC 28-113
BC 1704.14
PC 312
PC 605.4
PC 608
PC C101.8
PC C101.6
1 RCNY 101-06

This document establishes acceptance criteria for the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) water recycling distribution piping systems as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 4, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-023

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-022

BC 417.1
BC 903.2
BC 907.2
BC 908.7
FGC 301.3
FGC 629
FC 906.1

This document establishes standards for fuel-gas fired ceramic kilns used for hobby and non-commercial purposes.

September 4, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-024

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-009

BC 1704.16
BC 2606.12
MC 928
MC 1401
MC 1402
MC 1403
MC 1404
FC Chapter 5

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria and test methods for solar collectors as addressed in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 9, 2015

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-025

Supersedes: Technical/Buildings Bulletin 2009-022

BC 1704.16
AC 28-101.4.3
BC 901.9
BC 907
1 RCNY 4000-06

This document clarifies the types of work involving an existing fire alarm system, designed and approved under the, 2008 building code or prior codes, which are subject to the 2014 NYC Construction Codes.

September 10, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-026

AC 28-118.3
ZR 32-10
BC 302.1
ZR 42-10
ZR Appendix A

This bulletin establishes revised operational procedures as to when a Letter of No Objection (LNO) shall be issued, for conforming Zoning Resolution Uses, from the Department of Buildings for a license from the Department of Consumer Affairs.

September 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-027

Related to: OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin 2014-018

BC 1704.32
1 RCNY 101-06

This document establishes clarification on the use of adhesive anchoring systems installed in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes and ACI 318 D.9.2.2 through D.9.2.4.

September 21, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-028

Related to: OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin 2009-027

Related to: OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin 2010-021

Related to: OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin 2010-004

BC 1704.14
BC 1704.16.2
BC 1707.7
MC 506.3.1.1
MC 506.3.10
MC 506.3.2.5
1 RCNY 101-06

This document establishes special inspection requirements for certain prescribed materials.

October 2, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-029

Related to: Operational/
Buildings Bulletin 2013-011

BC 1601.1
BC 1906.1
BC 3301.1.1
BC 3305.3
BC 3309.10
RS 19-2
BC 1604.1
BC 2104.6
BC 3301.2
BC 3307.6
BC 3314
BC 1609.1
BC 2205.6.4.4
BC 3304
BC 3307.7
BC 3316
BC 1618.3
BC 3303
BC 3305.2
BC 3308
BC 3319

This document clarifies the planning required for construction sites to prepare for high-wind events.

October 15, 2015

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-030

BC 1109.9.3

This document clarifies the accessibility requirements for detectable warnings at pools.

November 4, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-031

Supersedes: Operational/
Buildings Bulletin 2013-014

BC 502
BC 504.3
BC 1604.5
BC 1614.1
BC 1615
BC 1616
BC 1617

To clarify the submittal and permitting process for projects that require Structural Peer Review per BC Section 1617.

November 6, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-032

Rescinds:
APPN 2/92
OPPN 12/87
OPPN 13/87
OPPN 15/87
OPPN 16/87
OPPN 20/87
OPPN 28/88
OPPN 13/89
OPPN 20/90
OPPN 12/91
OPPN 23/91
OPPN 6/92
OPPN 11/92
OPPN 14/92
OPPN 20/92
OPPN 21/92
OPPN 1/93
OPPN 5/93

This bulletin rescinds 1 Administration Policy and Procedure Notice (APPN) and 17 Operational Policy and Procedure Notices (OPPNs) that are no longer applicable under any code.

November 6, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-033

BC 1912
BB 2014-018
BB 2015-027

This document establishes requirements for developing and applying for acceptance of an equivalent adhesive anchor installer certification program.

December 7, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-034

AC 28-118.3
ZR 32-10
BC 302.1
ZR 42-10
ZR Appendix A

This bulletin establishes revised operational procedures as to when a Letter of No Objection (LNO) shall be issued from the Department of Buildings for the purpose of obtaining a license from the New York State Liquor Authority.

December 17, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-035

AC 28-113.2.3
FGC 303.3
FGC 303.3.1
FGC 503.4.2
FGC 503.8
FGC 601.3
FGC 503.2.2

This document establishes acceptance criteria for installation requirements of gas-fired direct vent space-heating appliances manufactured with a CO detector and used for providing heat in rooms for sleeping purposes in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

December 21, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-036

BC 1901.2
BC 1902
BC 1903.5
BC 1704.4
AC 28-113
1 RCNY 101-06

This document establishes acceptance criteria for Grade 100 high-strength steel reinforcing bars (Grade 100 high-strength reinforcing bars) conforming to ASTM A1035/A1035M1 as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

December 22, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-037

MC 1210.2.2
FGC 406.1.1.1
1 RCNY 101-07

This document establishes qualification criteria and submittal requirements for approved pipe welder qualification agencies and the welder’s employer.