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2015 Buildings Bulletins

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2015 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 28, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-001

BC 28-113.2.2
BC 28-113.2.3
BC 1704.10
BC 1404.1
BC 1405.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for sandwich panels used for the construction of exterior walls as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

March 6, 2015

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-002

Supersedes:
TPPN #01/07

BC 2702.4, 2702.1
EC Article 700
EC Article 701
EC Article 702
LL 111/2013

This document clarifies section 2702.4 of the 2008 and 2014 New York City Building Code with respect to optional standby power systems.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-003

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-006

MC 1301.2
MC 1308.2
AC 28-113.3.4
AC 28-113.4

This document establishes acceptance criteria for pre-combustion, non-additive fuel oil catalyst reformers as new equipment not referenced in the NYC Construction Codes.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-004

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-030

AC 28-113
AC 28-113.2.2
PC 303.4
PC 702.1
PC 702.2
PC 702.3
PC 705.5.3
PC 1102

This document establishes acceptance criteria for a hinged plastic no-hub coupling as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes, and limits its use in residential buildings five stories or less in height.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-005

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-002

AC 28-113.2.3
BC 903.3.1
BC 903.3.2
BC Q102
BC Q103
BC Q104

This document establishes acceptance criteria for the use of mechanical press joint fittings and piping in automatic sprinkler systems in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-006

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2011-007

AC 113.2.3
PC 409
PC 604.1
PC 604.3
PC 802.1.7
FGC 402

This document establishes additional acceptance criteria for commercial dishwashers with integral gas-fired heating in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

March 10, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-007

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-008

AC 28-113
PC 605.9

This document establishes acceptance criteria for mechanical tee bolted outlets for hot and cold water supply and distribution as alternative materials in the NYC Construction Codes.

April 6, 2015

Legal/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-008

Supersedes:
Legal/Buildings Bulletin 2008-007

Caretaker's Apartment: ZR 12-10

Driveway/Frontage Space:
BC 501.3.1
BC 502.1 
ZR 25-21
ZR 25-30
ZR 36-20
ZR 36-30
ZR 44-20
AC 27-291
AC 27-232

Egress:
BC 1001
AC 27-354

Flood Zone
BC G304.1.2(2)

Light and Air:
BC 1203.4
BC 1205.2
AC 27-732
AC 27-746

Lotline Windows:
BC 704.8; 705.8
AC 27-280 (Table 3-4)

Off-street Parking:
ZR 25-55
ZR 36-45
ZR 44-34

Party Wall:
28-301.1
BC 705
AC 27-332

Plumbing System:
PC 101 and 201
AC 27 RS 16

Student Dormitory:
1 RCNY 51-01

Sign:
1 RCNY 49-41(a)(6)(g)
1 RCNY 49-15

To set forth procedures and requirements for the filing, review, approval and documentation of proposed easement agreements and restrictive declarations.

May 8, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-009

AC 28-113.2.2
AC 28-113.2.3
BC 603
BC 717.2.7

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for recognition of fixed-height, low-profile raised floor systems.

May 19, 2015

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-010

Supersedes:
Operational/Buildings Bulletin 2013-013

AC 28-101.5
AC 28-104.7.13
AC 28-116.2.3.2
BC 1704.20
BC 3302
LL 29/2013
RCNY 101-06
BC 3306.2
BC 3306.5
BC 3316
BC 3317
BC 3319

To clarify special inspection requirements related to raising, lifting, elevating or moving buildings.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-011

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2012-002

AC 28-103.9
AC 28-113.1
BC 1704.19
EC 500.5

This document establishes acceptance criteria for site-specific approval of fuel gas compressors, duct burners and heat recovery steam generators used in cogeneration and Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) projects.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-012

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2014-002

AC 28-113
PC 1101.10
Table PC 1102.4

This document establishes acceptance criteria for corrugated polypropylene piping and fittings used for storm sewer pipe as an alternative to code prescribed polyethylene piping and fittings referenced in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-013

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2012-011

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

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

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-014

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-002

BC 1901
AC 28-113.2.2
BC 703
BC 803
BC 1704.14
BC 704.3
BC 704.4

This document establishes design and acceptance criteria of externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems for structural repair and upgrade of concrete and masonry elements.

May 19, 2015

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2015-015

Related to: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-009

AC 113.2.3
BC 406
BC 1704.14

This document establishes acceptance criteria for attendant operated automobile parking lifts installed in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

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