2017 Buildings Bulletins

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2017 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 18, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-001

FGC 107.2
FGC 107.3
FGC 404.5
FGC 406
FGC 406.1.2
FGC 406.1.3
FGC 406.1.4
FGC 406.2
FGC 406.3
FGC 406.4
FGC 409.3
FGC 406.6.3

This document clarifies the extent of testing required for alterations to existing fuel gas piping systems. Such alterations may be limited to a single branch, or may affect the entire system. This document shall not override requirements of the New York City Fuel Gas Code.

February 23, 2017

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-002

AC 103.8
AC 113.4
BC 1704.24
FGC 503.10
FGC 503.11
FGC 504
FGC 505
MC 504
MC 506.3.1.1
MC 803
MC 803.10.4
MC 804
MC 806
MC 810.3

This document establishes acceptance criteria for evaluating metal fire-rated single-wall insulated vent connector assemblies penetrating fire-rated walls of mechanical rooms (insulated vent connector pass-through assemblies) pursuant to section AC 28-103.8.

May 24, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-003

BC 1609.1
BC 1604.3.4
BC 1618
BC 1618.3
BC 2104.6
BC 3301
RS TMS 602/ACI
RS TMS 402/ACI 530/
RS ASCE 7-05
BC 3307
530.1/
ASCE 6, 3.3E
ASCE 5

This document clarifies action plan and bracing during masonry construction.

June 22, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-004

Supersedes:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2010-032

NYCECC 101.2.3
NYCECC R404
NYCECC C405
NYCECC C408
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 8
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 9
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 10
1 RCNY 5000-01

This document clarifies conditions under which an addition, alteration, or repair to a lighting or electrical power system or control equipment may not be required to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), pursuant to NYCECC Chapter R5 and Chapter C5.

June 22, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-005

 

Supersedes:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2012-009

NYCECC 101.2.3
NYCECC R403
NYCECC C403
NYCECC C404
NYCECC C408
1 RCNY 5000-01
ASHRAE 90.1 6.1.1.2
ASHRAE 90.1 6.1.1.3
ASHRAE 90.1 7.1.1.2
ASHRAE 90.1 7.1.1.3
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 6
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 7
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 10

This document clarifies conditions under which an addition, alteration, or repair to HVAC and/or service water heating systems may not be required to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), pursuant to section NYCECC Chapters R5 and C5.

June 22, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-006

Supersedes:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2011-015

NYCECC 101.2.3
NYCECC Chapter R5
NYCECC Chapter C5
NYCECC R402
NYCECC C402
NYCBC 3202.2.1
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 5
1 RCNY 5000-01

This document clarifies conditions under which an addition, alteration, or repair to a building envelope may not be required to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), pursuant to section NYCECC Chapters R5 and C5.

June 23, 2017

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-007

Rescinds: OPPNs 3/87, 7/87, 21/87, 4/88, 2/89, 3/89, 9/89, 19/90, 25/90, 13/91, 15/91, 17/91, 18/91, 25/92, 27/92, 7/95, 2/97, 2/98, 4/99, 8/99, 4/02, and 1/05

 

This bulletin rescinds 22 Operational Policy and Procedure Notices (OPPNs) that are no longer applicable under any Code.

July 17, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-008

 

Supersedes:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2011-018

BC 403.4.7.2
BC 403.4.7.3
BC 405.8
BC 1104.4
BC 1107.7.1
BC 1109.6.1
BC 2702.2.20
BC 3002.4
BC 3003.1
BC 3003.3
ICC A117.1 407.4.1
ICC A117.1 408.4.1
ICC A117.1 409.4.1
ASME A17.1 5.2.1.16
ASME A17.1 5.3.1.10

This document clarifies the requirements for an elevator, ambulance stretcher accommodation, and standby power for such an elevator under the 2014 Building Code.

September 5, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-009

Supersedes:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2012-009

LL 5/73
LL 26/04
NFPA 13
NFPA 72
AC 27-339
FC 901.7
FC 2604.1.8

This document clarifies requirements for standpipe and sprinkler systems in existing buildings undergoing alterations, including compartmentation requirements and FDNY notifications.

October 11, 2017

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-010

AC 28-113
BC 1704.3
BC 2201.2
1RCNY 101-06

This document establishes acceptance criteria for evaluating Group C (200 ksi tensile strength) high strength structural bolts (referred to as Group C high strength bolts) conforming to ASTM F3043 or F3111 as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

October 18, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-011

 

Supersedes:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2011-012

BC 909.12.1
2011 NYC Electrical Code
MC 513.12.1
EC Article 760

This document clarifies the protection requirements for enclosing wiring used in smoke control systems.

October 18, 2017

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2017-012

AC 28-101.4.3
BC 901.9
AC 27-974
BC 917
FC 506.2

Fire alarm, ordinary repair; Fire alarm, existing buildings; Fire alarm, alterations; Standpipe Fireline Telephone and Signaling System