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2010 Buildings Bulletins

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2010 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 15, 2010

Technical /
Buildings Bulletin
2010-001

Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-024

AC 28-105.9

This document sets forth the criteria for the stalled sites program in accordance with Local Law 70 of 2009, which amended Section 28-105.9 of the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to the safety and security of construction sites at which permitted work has not commenced or is suspended.

February 11, 2010

Operational /
Buildings Bulletin
2010-002

AC 28-111
BC Chapter 10
BC Chapter 9
BC 1103.1

This bulletin establishes a protocol for the use of temporary sales offices and model apartments in buildings under construction.

February 18, 2010

Technical /
Buildings Bulletin
2010-003

BC 1901.2
BC 1902
BC 1903.5

This document establishes acceptance criteria for threaded high-strength steel reinforcing bars as alternative materials in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

March 5, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-004

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

BC 1613
BC 1614
BC 1621
BC 1707.7
FGC 403
FGC 404
FGC 405
FGC 301.12

This document establishes acceptance criteria for stainless steel flexible multiple leg hose assemblies designed for seismic resistance installations as alternative materials in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

March 5, 2010

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2010-005

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

BC 1913
BC 1704.13
MC 1210.3

This document establishes alternative acceptance criteria for undercut and expansion (displacement-controlled, torque-controlled) anchor systems as prescribed in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

March 9, 2010

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 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

March 11, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-007

Superseded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-014

BC 903.6
BC 905.11
BC Q102
BC Q103
BC Q104
BC Q105
LL 58/09

This document clarifies the types of fire protection system piping and valve handles that must be painted to comply with Local Law 58 of 2009.

March 25, 2010

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 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

April 12, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-009

BC 1704.15
BC 2606.12
MC 926
MC 1401
MC 1402
MC 1403
MC 1404
FC 504

This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria and test methods for solar collectors as addressed in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

April 27, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-010

AC 28-113.1
AC 28-113.3.4
MC 1203.3.2
PC 604
PC 605.14.2
PC 605.15.3
LL 71/09

This document establishes acceptance criteria for mechanical joints (press joints, and push-fit joints only) as required by Local Law 71 of 2009 and in accordance with the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

April 27, 2010

Technical /
Buildings Bulletin
2010-011

BC 102.6
BC 903.2.10.4

This document clarifies the applicability of Building Code Chapter 9 to steel-plated and vault-like spaces.

May 3, 2010

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-012

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

AC 28-101.3
AC 28-101.4.3
AC 28-101.4.4
AC 28-117.1
AC 28-117.2
BC 1024.1.1

This document clarifies the meaning of the references to “this code” in sections AC 28-117.1 and  AC 28-117.2 for the purposes of issuance of certificates of operation to places of assembly and temporary places of assembly.

May 3, 2010

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-013

 

This document establishes the allowance to obtain a final Certificate of Occupancy for a mixed use building with a vacant space.

May 3, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-014

Supersedes:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-007

BC 903.6
BC 905.11
BC Q102
BC Q103
BC Q104
BC Q105
LL 58/09

This document clarifies the types of fire protection system piping and valve handles that must be painted to comply with Local Law 58 of 2009.

May 13, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-015

ZR 22-41
AC 17-307

This bulletin clarifies when a fresh fruits and vegetables, and pushcart storage facility for Green Cart vendors may be considered a Zoning Use Group 4 community facility and establishes administrative requirements and technical criteria for such a facility.

May 28, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-016

Superseded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-017

BC 1704.23
MC 1004.1
FGC 631.1
AC 28-101.4
AC 28-113.1
RS 14-2
RS 14-6

This document sets forth procedures and requirements for interim acceptance of field erected boilers used in buildings constructed under the 1968 Building Code or prior codes until January 1, 2011.

June 15, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-017

Supersedes:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-016

Superseded by:
Technical Buildings Bulletin
2011-025

BC 1704.23
MC 1004.1
FGC 631.1
AC 28-101.4
AC 28-113.1
RS 14-2
RS 14-6

This document sets forth procedures and requirements for interim acceptance of field erected boilers used in buildings constructed under the 1968 Building Code or prior codes until December 31, 2011.

June 18, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-018

BC Table 1704.4
BC 1905.2
BC 1905.3
BC 1905.4
BC 1905.5
BC 1905.6
BC 1905.8
1 RCNY 101-07

This document establishes the Department's requirements for preparing and submitting concrete mix designs, procedures for acceptance of field changes to an approved concrete mix design, and acceptance testing of concrete associated with field changes.

June 18, 2010

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-019

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

BC 1609
BC 3301.6
BC 3301.7
BC 3308
BC 3308.4
BC 3308.45
BC 3310
BC 3314.2
AC 27 RS 19-4

This document clarifies the criteria for the design of vertical netting, debris netting and material fall protection devices when installed on a building or construction site.

July 15, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-020

BC 109.3.4
BC 1704.11
BC 1704.15
BC 1704.25

This document clarifies the types of fire-resistance-rated construction that are subject to progress inspection, special inspection, or both.

August 5, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-021

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

AC 113.2.3
BC 1704.13
BC 1704.25
BC 712.3.1
301.4 MC 301.6
MC 304.1
MC 506.1
MC 506.2
MC 506.3.1.1
MC 506.3.2
MC 506.3.6
MC 506.3.10
MC 607

This document establishes acceptance criteria for welded code-prescribed ducts with field applied fire-rated insulation and factory manufactured commercial grease ducts with field applied fire-rated insulation.

August 6, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-022

BC 417.1
BC 903.2
BC 907.2
BC 908.7
FGC 301.3
FGC 629

This document establishes standards for fuel-gas fired ceramic kilns used for hobby and non-commercial purposes.

August 6, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-023

FGC 301.3 FGC 404.12
FGC 404.13
FGC 409.5
FGC 411.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for quick disconnect devices used to supply natural gas.

October 7, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-024

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

BC 3303.12
BC 3318
BC Chapter 30

This document clarifies the requirement for an elevator in readiness in buildings undergoing construction or demolition.

October 12, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-025

 

Superseded by:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin
2010-026

AC 28-113.2.3
FGC 303.3
FGC 503.4.2
FGC 503.8
FGC 601.3
FGC 503.2.2
PC 804.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for gas-fired direct vent space-heating appliances used for providing heat in rooms for sleeping purposes in accordance with the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

October 28, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-026

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin
2010-025

Superseded by:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin
2012-005

AC 28-113.2.3
FGC 303.3
FGC 503.4.2
FGC 503.8
FGC 601.3
FGC 503.2.2
PC 804.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for gas-fired direct vent space-heating appliances used for providing heat in rooms for sleeping purposes in accordance with the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

November 10, 2010

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-027

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

AC 113.2.3
PC C101

This document establishes alternative acceptance and maintenance criteria, and clarifies the applicability and identification for water recycling systems as referenced in the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

November 24, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-028

Supersedes:
Technical / Buildings Bulletin
2009-004

Prospectively Rescinded by:
Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2014-023

PC 1003
15 RCNY 19-11

This document clarifies the compliance requirements for grease interceptors (grease traps), and serves to remind that such devices are also subject to the applicable requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”).

December 21, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-029

AC 28-101.4.3
AC 28-101.5
BC 903
BC 905.4
BC Q102
BC Q103
BC Q104

This document clarifies the installation standards to be utilized when an existing automatic sprinkler system, that was designed and approved under the 1968 building code or prior codes, is to be altered.

December 29, 2010

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 2008 NYC Construction Codes, and limits its use in residential buildings five stories or less in height.

December 29, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-031

NYCECC 101.4.3
NYCECC 403
NYCECC 503
NYCECC 504
1 RCNY  5000-01
ASHRAE 90.1 6.1.1.2
ASHRAE 90.1 6.1.1.3
ASHRAE 90.1 7.1.1.2
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 6
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 7
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 10

This document clarifies conditions under which an addition, alteration, renovation or repair to HVAC and/or service water heating systems may not be required to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), pursuant to section NYCECC 101.4.3.

December 29, 2010

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2010-032

NYCECC 101.4.3
NYCECC 404
NYCECC 505
1 RCNY  5000-01
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 8
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 9.1.2

ASHRAE 90.1 Section 9
ASHRAE 90.1 Section 10

This document clarifies conditions under which an addition, alteration, renovation or repair to a lighting or electrical power system or control equipment may not be required to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), pursuant to section NYCECC 101.4.3.

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