The New York City Department of Buildings is mandated to keep the City’s Construction Codes up-to-date with the latest version of the International Code Council Codes (I-Codes).  The Department has organized a series of Committees to assist with drafting revisions to the New York City Construction Codes.

Committee Membership

The Department is seeking applicants to serve on the 2017 Construction Codes Revision Committees. To be considered for committee membership, a completed application must be submitted, including any required attachments to the Department by March 30, 2017. The application deadline has been extended through APRIL 14, 2017.

Completed applications can be submitted by email to or mailed to:

New York City Department of Buildings
Code Development Unit
Attn: Committee Selection
280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Submission details can be found in Part F of the application.  A background check will be performed by the NYC Department of Investigation for all applicants. 

Committee work assignments and appointments will be determined by the Department, and will be based on subject matter expertise.  Space is limited, please apply for committee membership today.  Once selected, committee members must comply with guidelines described in the 2017 Code Revision Handbook

NOTE:  Only members of the 2017 Construction Codes Revision Committees (Technical, Managing and Advisory) will be able to participate in the development of the NYC Existing Building Code.

Revision Process & Committee Organization

All revisions to the Construction Codes must be approved by the New York City Council and signed into law by the Mayor.  During this 2017 revision cycle, it is anticipated there will be eight Technical Committees and five Advisory Committees responsible for developing and reviewing amendments made to specific chapters of the City’s Construction Codes.

Technical Committees

  • Accessibility 
  • Construction Requirements and Materials 
  • Elevators and Conveyors 
  • Fire Protection Systems 
  • Mechanical, HVAC and Boilers
  • Plumbing    
  • Structural 
  • Use, Occupancy Classification, and Egress 


Advisory Committees

  • Administrative & Enforcement
  • Construction and Demolition Safety
  • Cranes
  • Flood-Resistant Construction
  • Special Inspections

Managing Committee

Managing Committee members include the chairs and co-chairs of the Technical and Advisory Committees, as well as representatives of construction, labor, real estate, government, professional and other stakeholder organizations.

For additional information regarding the Code Revision process, please refer to the 2017 Code Revision Handbook.


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