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2014 Buildings Bulletins

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2014 Buildings Bulletins
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Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 9, 2014

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-001

ZR 12-10 (definition of “Zoning Lot”)
ZR 12-10 (definition of “Street”)
ZR 12-10 (definition of “Street Line”)
GCL 35
GCL 36

To clarify when privately owned mapped streets can be used for zoning purposes.

January 10, 2014

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.

January 27, 2014

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-003

AC 28-113
AC 28-408
AC 28-410
EC 27-3014
BC 1704.2.2
1 RCNY 101-06
1 RCNY 101-12
TPPN 6/88
BB 2011-009
NYS Executive Law Art. 18, Sect. 383(c)
Title 19 NYCRR Part 1209

This bulletin clarifies the process for inspecting, monitoring and certifying modular units.

March 6, 2014

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-004

MC 607.3.2.1
MC 606.2
BC 907.11

This document clarifies when a redundant smoke detector required by section MC 607.3.2.1, Item 1, may be omitted.

March 18, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-005

AC 28-113
BC 907
BC Q106

This document establishes acceptance criteria for a video image smoke detection system as an alternative system to the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

April 9, 2014

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-006

Superseded by: Operational/Buildings Bulletins 2014-015

AC 28-101.4
BC 403.5.2
BC 3310
LL 141/2013

This bulletin clarifies when to apply the 2008 Construction Codes or the 2014 Construction Codes to new buildings, alterations, partial demolitions and full demolitions, including the applicable provisions of Chapter BC 33 (Safeguards During Construction or Demolition).

June 11, 2014

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.

July 1, 2014

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-008

Superseded by: Technical/Buildings Bulletins 2014-016

BC 1713.1 (2008 Code)
BC 1714.1 (2014 Code)
RS 10-8
BC 3502

This document identifies which reference standards and test methods are acceptable for the determination of allowable tension stresses in wood parallel to the grain.

July 25, 2014

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-009

Superseded by: Operational/Buildings Bulletins 2014-017

AC 28-116
BC Chapter 17
1 RCNY 101-06
LL 141/2013
LL 41/2012
BC 1704.12
BC 1704.18
BC 1704.20.5
BC 1704.32

This bulletin clarifies when to apply special inspection requirements of the 2008 and the 2014 Construction Codes.

August 28, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-010

Supersedes: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2012-010 and 2013-008

AC 28-113.2.1
AC 28-113.2.2
1 RCNY 101-06
MC 1301
MC 1302.3
MC 1305.9
BC 707 (708)*
BC 1704.13 (1704.14)*
BC 1704.16 (1704.17)*
*parenthesis denotes corresponding section of 2014 NYC Construction Codes

This document establishes acceptance criteria for flexible fuel-oil piping systems as alternative materials to the NYC Construction Codes.

August 28, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-011

AC 113.2.3
FGC 101.2.2
FGC 101.2.3
FGC 106.5
FGC 107.1
FGC 411
MC 926 (928)*
*parenthesis denotes corresponding section of 2014 NYC Construction Codes.

This document establishes acceptance criteria for direct-fired outdoor non-recirculating construction heaters as alternative equipment in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 2, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-012

Superseded by: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2014-018

BC 1912
BC 1704.32

This document establishes alternative acceptance criteria for post-installed expansion, undercut and adhesive anchors installed in concrete elements as prescribed in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 2, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-013

Superseded by: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2014-019

BC 1704.32
BC 1912.1.1

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for post-installed screw anchors installed in hardened concrete as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 2, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-014

Superseded by: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2014-020

BC 1704.1.2
BC 1704.3
BC 1704.8
BC 1801.3
BC 1812.1
BC 1812.2
BC 1812.11
BC 1812.12
1 RCNY 101-06

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for the use of helical pile foundation systems in accordance with the New York City Construction Codes.

September 30, 2014

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-015

Supersedes: Operational/Buildings Bulletins 2014-006

AC 28-101.4
BC 403.5.2
BC 3310
LL 141/2013

This bulletin clarifies when to apply the 2008 Construction Codes or the 2014 Construction Codes to new buildings, alterations, partial demolitions and full demolitions, including the applicable provisions of Chapter BC 33 (Safeguards During Construction or Demolition).

September 30, 2014

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-016

Supersedes: Technical/Buildings Bulletins 2014-008

BC 1713.1 (2008 Code)
BC 1714.1 (2014 Code)
RS 10-8
BC 3502

This document identifies which reference standards and test methods are acceptable for the determination of allowable tension stresses in wood parallel to the grain.

September 30, 2014

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-017

Supersedes: Operational/Buildings Bulletins 2014-009

AC 28-116
BC Chapter 17
1 RCNY 101-06
LL 141/2013
LL 41/2012
BC 1704.12
BC 1704.18
BC 1704.20.5
BC 1704.32

This bulletin clarifies when to apply special inspection requirements of the 2008 and the 2014 Construction Codes.

September 30, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-018

Supersedes: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2014-012

BC 1912
BC 1704.32

This document establishes alternative acceptance criteria for post-installed expansion, undercut and adhesive anchors installed in concrete elements as prescribed in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 30, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-019

Supersedes: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2014-013

BC 1704.32
BC 1912.1.1

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for post-installed screw anchors installed in hardened concrete as an alternative material in the NYC Construction Codes.

September 30, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-020

Supersedes: OTCR/Buildings Bulletins 2014-014

BC 1704.1.2
BC 1704.3
BC 1704.8
BC 1801.3
BC 1812.1
BC 1812.2
BC 1812.11
BC 1812.12
1 RCNY 101-06

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for the use of helical pile foundation systems in accordance with the New York City Construction Codes.

October 3, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-021

AC 28-113
PC Table 303.4
PC 606.5.4
BC Q105

This document establishes acceptance criteria for bolted Fiberglass-Reinforced plastic panel-type tanks for water storage (bolted FRP panel tanks) as an alternative material in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

November 20, 2014

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-022

AC 28-113
BC 1404.1
BC 1403
BC 1405
BC 1704.10

This document establishes acceptance criteria for porcelain tile ventilated façade systems as an alternative material in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.

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