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Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation

New York City requires a Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (PA) for all premises where the Certificate of Occupancy indicates that 75 or more members of the public may gather indoors or 200 or more may gather outdoors.

When such groups gather, it is necessary to ensure that the space is safe and issues such as proper egress and emergency lighting are appropriately addressed.

Both the Department of Buildings and the Fire Department oversee the permitting process. To assist owners and professionals with obtaining Place of Assembly certificates, the City has created a guide that includes helpful information about the permitting process, points out common mistakes to avoid and provides a sense of the time required to complete the process.
View guide.

Buildings Bulletins
Painting of Fire Protection System Piping and Valve Handles
Buildings Bulletin 2010-007 clarifies the types of fire protection system piping and valve handles that must be painted to comply with Local Law 58 of 2009.

Pre-Combustion, Non-Additive Fuel Oil Catalyst Reformers
Buildings Bulletin 2010-006 establishes acceptance criteria for pre-combustion, non-additive fuel oil catalyst reformers.

Undercut and Expansion Anchor Systems
Buildings Bulletin 2010-005 establishes alternative acceptance criteria for undercut and expansion (displacement-controlled, torque-controlled) anchor systems.

Stainless Steel Flexible Multiple Leg Hose Assemblies
Buildings Bulletin 2010-004 establishes acceptance criteria for stainless steel flexible multiple leg hose assemblies designed for seismic resistance installations.

Service Updates
Concrete Safety Manager
The Department will begin accepting applications for
Concrete Safety Manager registration on April 19. A registered Concrete Safety Manager will be required on major building construction projects involving 2,000 cubic yards or more of concrete by July 15, 2010.
How to Register

Standpipe & Sprinklers
New standpipe and sprinkler piping laws are now in effect.
Building owners and contractors must be sure their properties and projects comply with these new laws.
Standpipe Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
Standpipe Air Pressurized Alarms
Cutting/Capping of Sprinklers & Standpipes
Painting of Sprinklers & Standpipes

Concrete Testing
In October 2009, the Department updated the TR2
and TR3 forms to better track information about concrete.
Concrete Testing Requirements
Concrete Testing FAQ

Keep reading Buildings News for new information and updates.

Weather Advisories

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Buildings Department weather advisories are strictly a courtesy to remind property owners to prepare their properties for inclement weather and should not be read to suggest that the Department, rather than the property owner, is responsible for maintaining his or her property.

Did You Know... that 11 new code update pages are available on our website? These pages are available for you to download, print and insert into your hard copy of the 2008 Construction Codes. The hard-copy versions of the code books are not complete without the insertion of these pages.
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March 26, 2010