Project Category: Construction Equipment


Construction Equipment applications are usually filed for various on-site equipment installations to safeguard and protect construction workers, the general public and neighboring properties during the construction process, for use in moving materials and personnel, or for use during construction operations. A construction project could include the erection of a new building, an alteration, a renovation, including partial or full demolition. Based on the scope, any of these projects may require construction equipment during the project’s execution. Examples of Construction Equipment applications include a chute, construction fence, scaffold, or sidewalk shed. These may be stand-alone or be part of a larger new building, alteration and sometimes renovation application.

These equipment installations are only necessary during the construction process to maintain on-site and public safety, or to facilitate construction. Typically, such installations are categorized as “Low Risk Projects” because they generally involve a limited number of Building Code sections and usually require a limited review to ensure compliance. Due to the temporary nature of construction equipment projects, they do not require compliance with the NYC Zoning Resolution.

Typically, a Construction Equipment Project involves installation of equipment to support, facilitate or aid construction activities – Chute, or Hoist; secure a construction site for safety to protect workers, the general public, and/or neighboring sites – Sidewalk Shed, Scaffold, or Fence; or used as part of construction operation for the erection, installation and use of structures to facilitate construction – Construction Equipment. For non-handheld mechanical construction equipment strict regulations are in place to ensure the public's safety and quality of life.

The Department has grouped the Construction Equipment project applications into the following types:

  1. Construction Fence

  2. Chutes

  3. Scaffold

  4. Sidewalk Sheds

  5. Temporary Hoists

  6. Other Construction Equipment


Project Categories:

  1. Building Systems Installation & Modifications

  2. Renovations

  3. Construction Equipment

  4. Alterations

  5. Demolition COMING SOON!

  6. New Buildings COMING SOON!


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