2019 Buildings Bulletins


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2019 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 15, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-001

BC 1107.3
BC 1213
ICC A117.1 304
ICC A117.1 305
ICC A117.1 308
ICC A117.1 308.2
ICC A117.1 308.3
ICC A117.1 309
ICC A117.1 404
ICC A117.1 404.3
ICC A117.1 404.3.1
ICC A117.1 703

This document establishes the design requirements of refuse and recyclable storage rooms and provides an acceptable alternative design option.

January 30, 2019

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-002

Supersedes:
BB 2018-012

MC 502
BC 509
FC 608
NYC EC Article 408
NYC EC Article 685
NYC EC Article 705

This document establishes filing and submittal requirements, and outlines the approval process for lithium-ion, flow batteries, lead acid, and valve regulated lead-acid battery energy storage systems listed to UL 9540.

March 28, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-003

Superseded by:
BB 2019-004

AC 28-103.32
AC 28-315.9
PC 202
PC 403
PC 403.2.1
PC 403.4
BC 1110
ICC A117.1 703
LL 79/2016

This document serves as educational material to inform individuals of a building owner’s obligation to make single-occupant toilet rooms available for persons of any sex.

July 30, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-004

Supersedes:
BB 2019-003

AC 28-103.32
AC 28-315.9
PC 202
PC 403
PC 403.2.1
PC 403.4
BC 1110
ICC A117.1 703
LL 79/2016

This document serves as educational material to inform individuals of a building owner’s obligation to make single-occupant toilet rooms available for persons of all sexes.

July 30, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-005

AC 28-104.7.11
BC 3319.6
1 RCNY 3319-01

This document clarifies peer review requirements for crane or derrick notice applications.

September 25, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-006

AC 28-113.1

This document prohibits the use of stand-off brackets attached to a cornice hook (c-hook).

September 26, 2019

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-007

ZR 32-15
ZR 37-20
AC Title 24 Chapter 2
FGC 633.1
BC 1206.2

This bulletin clarifies the applicable zoning use group and limitation when establishing facilities for non-accessory fuel cell systems and battery energy storage systems.

October 7, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-008

ZR 32-17
ZR 32-21
ZR 42-12
BC 303.1
BC 1004.1.1
BC 1004.1.3
BC 411
FC 403
1968 27-257
1968 27-358(a)
1968 Subchapter 6
1968 Subchapter 8
AC 28-118.3.1
AC 28-118.3.2

This bulletin clarifies zoning and construction code requirements for escape room establishments in buildings or portions thereof.

October 9, 2019

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-009

ZR 12-10 Definition of “floor area”
ZR 23-16
ZR 24-112
ZR 35-352
ZR 96-21
ZR 96-221

This bulletin clarifies the applicability of zoning floor areas to mechanical equipment floor spaces and other unused or inaccessible spaces in buildings.

October 24, 2019

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2019-010

AC 28-101.4.3
BC 1511
BC 1502.1
BC 1504.9
FC 504.4
FC 512
FC 318

This bulletin clarifies the green roof and solar requirements for new and existing buildings under Local Laws 92 and 94 of 2019 (LL 92/2019, LL 94/2019).