Construction equipment projects involve installation of equipment to support construction activities or to secure a construction site for protection of workers and the general public. Construction projects may include erection of a new building or the alteration, renovation, remodel, or renewal of an outdated or damaged existing structure and associated materials, including any partial or full demolition.
New York City requires sidewalk sheds to be erected over sidewalks to protect any sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, or pathways within the property line of a site or abutting the property during various construction operations. Sidewalk sheds allow pedestrian walkways to safely remain open for foot traffic and businesses to operate during construction.
A sidewalk shed project typically involves all or some of the following components:
Steel columns/vertical supports
Steel pipe girts/Cross bracing
Steel pipe railing
Steel and/or wood deck
Wood Block Sills
A sidewalk shed is required:
Where any construction work occurs at a height in excess of 40 feet above grade or in excess of 25 feet in height for partial demolition work, or
Whenever there is a dangerous condition irrespective of the height where construction is occurring.
Whenever materials will be hoisted over the sidewalk, regardless of building height or horizontal distance between building and sidewalk.
When the structure reaches the planned height of the shed,
Before beginning any renovation of a building façade, construction of a new building, or demolition.
A sidewalk shed shall not be removed until the structure is enclosed, all exterior work has been completed and the sash is glazed above the second story, the façade has been cleaned down, and all exterior chutes, scaffolds, mast climbers, and hoisting equipment have been dismantled and removed from the site. However, a sidewalk shed must be removed once the associated structure’s project work is complete.
Sidewalk sheds may not be required if the area immediately under the work zone is temporarily closed to the public or protection is accomplished using fences or other barriers, by using cones or caution tape accompanied by flag persons who direct pedestrian traffic, or by other methods deemed acceptable to the commissioner.
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