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2012 Buildings Bulletins

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2012 Buildings Bulletins
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Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

January 10, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-001

AC 28-304
AC 28-113.2.3
BC 3001.9
1 RCNY 11-01
1 RCNY 101-07

This document establishes acceptance criteria for buffers, interlocks, elevator entrances, wedge shackles, elevator governors, and elevator brakes in accordance with the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

January 10, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-002

AC 28-103.9
AC 28-113.1
BC 1704.18
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.

February 10, 2012

Zoning /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-003

ZR 12-10 (definition of “predominantly built-up area”)

This document clarifies the applicability of “predominantly built-up area” bulk regulations for existing residential buildings.  

March 26, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-004

AC 28-113
BC 1704.6.3
BC 1704.13
BC Chapter 23
BC 2303
BC 2308.10.7.1
RCNY 101-06
BC Chapter 6
BC 714.2
This bulletin establishes acceptance criteria for prefabricated parallel chord wood trusses in accordance with the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

April 6, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-005

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2010-026

Superseded by: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-004 

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.

June 6, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-006

AC 28-113.2.3
BC 1704.24
FGC 501.12
MC 801.16
This document establishes additional acceptance criteria for relining systems installed in existing chimneys and vents.

June 6, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-007

AC 28-113.2.2
BC 1604.2
BC 1704.13
This document establishes acceptance criteria for post-installed anchors in masonry in accordance with the 2008 NYC Construction Codes.

June 29, 2012

Zoning /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-008

ZR 12-10 This document clarifies the permitted size of a cellar that is accessory to a residential use and used for non-dwelling purposes.

June 29, 2012

Technical /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-009

LL 5/73
LL 26/04
This document clarifies temporary sprinkler installation and compartmentation requirements for existing buildings undergoing interior alterations.

August 21, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-010

Superseded by: OTCR/Buildings Bulletin 2013-008

AC 28-113.2.1
AC 28-113.2.2
MC 1301
MC 1302.3
MC 1305.9
This document establishes acceptance criteria for flexible double wall fuel-oil pipe systems as alternative materials to the 2008 NYC Construction Code.

October 19, 2012

OTCR /
Buildings Bulletin
2012-011

Supersedes:
OTCR/Buildings Bulletins
2009-028 and
2009-029

AC 28-113
BC 1704.13 (Item 1)
BC 1704.25
BC 419.2
BC 712.3.1
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 2008 NYC Construction Codes.
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