2018 Buildings Bulletins


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2018 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 11, 2018

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-001

BC Q105 7.9.4.2
BC Q105 7.9.4.2.1

This document clarifies the water supply requirements for building standpipe system zones serving floors higher than 300 feet above the lowest level of Fire Department vehicle access. This document shall not override requirements of the New York City Building Code.

March 14, 2018

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-002

ZR 12-10
ZR 32-41
ZR 42-41
ZR 23-62
ZR 33-42
ZR 43-42
ZR 75-01
BC 1004.1.1
BC 1004.2
AC Table 6-1
AC 28-117.1
BC 107.5
BC 107.7
BC 303.2
BC 1101.3
BC 1006
BC 1607.11.2.2
BC 1607.11.3
FC 504

This bulletin clarifies the requirements for new or amended Certificate of Occupancy for introducing an occupancy or use to the rooftop or terrace of a building.

April 30, 2018

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-003

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2015-013

AC 28-113
BC 424
BC 713.3.1
BC 716
BC 909.3
BC 909.10.2
BC 1704.14 (Item 1)
BC 1704.15
BC 1704.27
MC 607.2.1
MC 513.3
MC 513.10.2
MC 502.10
MC 504
MC 506.3
MC 511
MC 604.3

This document establishes acceptance criteria for fire resistive duct assemblies as approved alternative protection in the NYC Construction Codes.

May 18, 2018

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-004

BC 708
BC 1213
AC 28-113.2
AC 28-103.8
ZR 12-10 “Accessory Use”

This document establishes acceptance criteria for multi-point gravity pneumatic waste transport systems as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

June 12, 2018

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-005

AC 28-116.4
AC 28-116.2.4.2
MC 811
MC 107.2
BC 1704.16
BC 1704.17
BC 1704.31

This bulletin clarifies the filing and inspection process for outdoor generators with integrated diesel fuel storage of limited size.

June 18, 2018

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-006

Supersedes:
Technical/Buildings Bulletin 2014-007

LL 112/2013
AC 28-312.4
AC 312.5
BC 907.2
AC 27-978
AC 27-979
AC 27-980
AC 27-981

This document clarifies the requirements for smoke alarms under Local Law 112 of 2013. The effective date of the Local Law has been updated to reflect the correct date.

June 21, 2018

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-007

1 RCNY 8001-01
ECL 17-0803
6 NYCRR 750-1.4

This bulletin clarifies the applicability of 1 RCNY §8001-01 for individual private on-site sewage disposal systems and the requirement for DEC permits.

July 11, 2018

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2018-008

AC 28-114
AC 28-116
1 RCNY 101-07
Dir. 14-1975
BC 110.5

This document mandates final inspection of certain work types by a registered design professional on projects not requiring new or modified certificates of occupancy.