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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.

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