On April 22, 2021, a local law to bring the New York City Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Building Code up to date with 2015 editions of the International Code Council’s I-Codes was introduced to the New York City Council as Introduction No. 2261.
The Department has engaged the services of the International Code Council to assist with research and development of the first draft of the NYC Existing Building Code provisions using the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) as a model code. These drafts are currently being reviewed under the purview of the members of the committees to specifically addresses alterations performed on existing buildings.
The New York City Electrical Code Revision Cycle was launched in Summer 2018. It features six technical committees and a managing committee comprised of technical and subject matter experts and industry stakeholders charged with adopting and modifying the innovative technologies and updated practices found in the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
On December 10, 2019 the New York City Council unanimously voted to adopt Local Law 14 of 2020, to bring the New York City Plumbing Code up to date with 2015 edition of the International Plumbing Code. This local law shall take effect on the same date as the effective date of a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York and the New York City Building, Mechanical and Fuel Gas codes.
Local Law 14 of 2020 will aid in development inspections, strengthen existing protections against cross-contamination in food handling, result in a more performance based approach to roof drain design and continue to ensure public safety while streamlining procedures and providing the public with easier access to information, thereby improving the process by which development occurs and permits are issued.
The Department has organized a series of Committees to review the technical and administrative provisions of the Construction Codes. The Committees include: