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.
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, 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.
- Construction Requirements and Materials
- Mechanical, HVAC and Boilers
- Use, Occupancy Classification, and Egress
- Administrative & Enforcement
- Construction and Demolition Safety
- Flood-Resistant Construction
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