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2022 Buildings Bulletins

Issuance
Date

Type/
Bulletin #

Relevant Code Sections

Purpose

November 7, 2022

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-016

BB 2010-010,
BB 2011-006,
BB 2011-022,
BB 2014-010,
BB 2015-006,
BB 2015-012,
BB 2015-021,
BB 2015-04

This Bulletin rescinds 8 Building Bulletins which were issued by the Department but are no longer applicable under 2022 Construction Code effective November 7, 2022.

November 7, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-015

Directive 10 of 1975,
Directive 10 of 1973,
Directive 18 of 1971

Memo 1/15/75,
Memo 4/18/72,
Memo 8/25/80,
Memo 6/12/73,
Memo 8/19/54,
Memo 4/7/77,
Memo 8/17/71,
Memo 8/22/75,
Memo 11/5/75,
Memo 4/12/90,
Memo 8/17/71,
Memo 12/14/77,
Memo 11/13/73,
Memo 7/1/70,
Memo 3/13/72,
Memo 2/26/82,
Memo 7/16/82,
Memo 12/8/82,
Memo 9/27/77,
Memo 10/31/72,
Memo 6/7/72,
Memo 12/20/89,
Memo 2/19/71,
Memo 5/22/87,
Memo 3/2/72

TPPN #9/87,
TPPN #8/87

Letter 7/3/89,
Letter 10/4/90

This Bulletin rescinds 25 Memoranda, 3 Directives, 2 TPPNs, and 2 Letters which were issued by the Department but are no longer applicable under current Codes and Local Laws.

October 28, 2022

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-014

1 RCNY 101-06,
BC CHAPTER 17

This Bulletin clarifies applicable conditions for special inspection requirements in accordance with the 2014 and 2022 NYC Construction Codes.

September 6, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-013

Bulletin Highlights

BC 718.2.6,
BC 718.2.6.1,
BC 718.2.6.1.1,
BC 718.2.6.1.2,
BC1401.2,
BC 1403.5.

This Bulletin clarifies and describes the 2022 NYC Building Code requirements for fireblocking of combustible wall assemblies.

September 6, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-012

Bulletin Highlights

AC 28-413.1.

To clarify exceptions to a required licensed High-Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer allowed under AC 28-413.1.

June 24, 2022

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-011

Bulletin Highlights

ZR 32-16(B),
ZR 32-25(D),
ZR 32-15,
ZR 37-30.

This Bulletin clarifies the zoning limitations and code occupancy classifications for grocery Micro-Fulfillment Centers.

June 24, 2022

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-010

BC 3001.2,
BC 3001.3,
ASME A17.1,
ASME A17.5,
NYC EC 410,
NYC EC 620,
AC 28-113.2,
AC 28-113.4.

This document recognizes the integrated touchless call button device technology used to initiate calls at elevator car operating panels and hall call stations.

June 15, 2022

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-009

Directive 3 of 1964,
Directive 8 of 1969,
Directive 14 of 1969,
Directive 10 of 1970,
Directive 10 of 1971,
Directive 11 of 1971,
Directive 16 of 1974

Memo 3/16/71,
Memo 1/14/75,
Memo 1/16/75,
Memo 3/19/75,
Memo 5/31/77,
Memo 8/6/79,
Memo 10/26/81,
Memo 1/26/82,
Memo 3/8/82,
Memo 9/22/82,
Memo 9/30/82,
Memo 8/6/84,
Memo 1/4/88,
Memo 2/11/87,
Memo 11/17/89,
Memo 6/20/90,
Memo 11/2/90,
Memo 8/12/91

OPPN 6/26/96

Letter 11/21/77,
Letter 4/17/91,
Letter 12/12/95,
Letter 6/11/84,
Letter 6/23/89,
Letter 4/22/88

This Bulletin rescinds 18 Memoranda, 7 Directive, 1 OPPNs, and 6 Letters which were issued by the Department but are no longer applicable under current Codes and Local Laws.

May 19, 2022

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-008

Notice 10-21-91,

Memo 12-27-68,
Memo 10-8-68,
Memo 5-2-72,
Memo 6-18-93,
Memo 9-14-90,
Memo 2-4-87,
Memo 4-13-73,
Memo 11-25-68,
Memo 7-2-71,
Memo 1-10-74,
Memo 12-8-80,
Memo 3-26-82,
Memo 6-12-70,
Memo 9-27-71,
Memo 2-6-90,
Memo 6-25-74,
Memo 11-5-82,

Directive 1 of 1970,
Directive 16 of 1971,
Directive 3 of 1972 & Directive 19 of 1969,
Directive 23 of 1959,
Directive 1 of 1985,
Directive 7 of 1970,
Directive 17 of 1971,
Directive 15 of 1969,
Directive 4 of 1977,
Directive 1 of 1974,
Directive 10 of 1972,
Directive 1 of 1981,
Directive 3 of 1975,
Directive 35 of 1970,

Letter 11-16-84,
Letter 12-26-84,
Letter 2-13-86,
Letter 9-28-78

This Bulletin rescinds 1 Notice, 17 Memoranda, 15 Directives and 4 Letters which were issued by the Department but are no longer applicable under current Codes and Local Laws.

May 10, 2022

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-007

AC 28-101.4,
BC 3310,
Local Law 126 OF 2021

This Bulletin clarifies when to apply the 2014 Construction Codes or the 2022 Construction Codes to new buildings, alterations, partial demolition, and full demolition, including the applicable provisions of Chapter BC 33 (Safeguards During Construction or Demolition).

April 1, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-006

Bulletin Highlights

Administrative Code (AC) 28-303;
Mechanical Code (MC) 202, MC 10;
Fuel Gas Code (FGC) 202, FGC 631;
Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) 103-01; 1 RCNY 103-05.

Clarification of the scope of the periodic boiler inspection.

March 10, 2022

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-005

Bulletin Highlights

ZR 12-10,
ZR 32-15(D),
ZR 42-12,
TPPN 5 of 1998,
ZR 22-21,
ZR 32-31,
ZR 42-31,
ZR 73-11,
ZR 73-14,
ZR 74-89,
BB 2021-011

This Bulletin clarifies cellular monopoles as Use Group 6D “telephone exchanges or other communications equipment structures” under the New York City Zoning Resolution.

March 10, 2022

Zoning/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-004

OPPN 2 of 1993

Memo 9-11-64,
Memo 5-26-65,
Memo 11-29-74,
Memo 1-15-75,
Memo 1-17-75,
Memo 11-26-75,
Memo 7-23-76,
Memo 4-8-77,
Memo 6-22-77,
Memo 4-11-78,
Memo 8-22-78,
Memo 10-4-78,
Memo 11-28-78,
Memo 2-6-79,
Memo 2-23-79,
Memo 3-23-79,
Memo 5-25-79,
Memo 1-14-81,
Memo 6-1-81,
Memo 10-30-81,
Memo 5-28-82,
Memo 4-21-88,
Memo 6-22-88,
Memo 8-14-89,
Memo 9-27-89

Directive 14 of 1967,
Directive 31 of 1967,
Directive 39 of 1967,
Directive 3 of 1969

Letter 6-23-77,
Letter 9-28-77,
Letter 9-6-85,
Letter 7-16-87,
Letter 6-2-88,
Letter 2-2-89,
Letter 4-11-89,
Letter 11-6-89,
Letter 2-1-90,
Letter 8-20-91,

Buildings Bulletin 2013-010

This Bulletin rescinds 1 Operations Policy and Procedure Notice, 25 Memoranda, 4 Directives, 10 Letters, and 1 Buildings Bulletin which were issued by the Department but are no longer applicable.

March 10, 2022

Operational/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-003

Memo 12-23-81,
Memo 12-1-81,
Memo 2-2-72,
Memo 1-27-72,
Memo 11-7-85,
Memo 12-17-74

Directive 15 of 1974,
Directive 11 of 1972

Letter 7-24-89,
Letter 7-26-89,
Letter 5-29-91,
Letter 12-12-88,
Letter 1-25-88,
Letter 10-7-88,
Letter 1-29-90,
Letter 8-14-86,
Letter 12-3-85,
Letter 7-31-91

Extract City Record 6-18-86,
Extract City Record 5-18-87,
Extract City Record 6-22-89

This Bulletin rescinds 6 Memoranda, 2 Directives, 10 Letters and 3 Extract City Records, which were issued by this Department but are no longer applicable.

January 10, 2022

OTCR/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-002

2014 PC 605.12.2,
605.14.2,
605.23.1,
605.24,
705.2.1,
705.4.2,
705.9.2,
705.10.2,
705.12.2,
1102.1

This document establishes acceptance criteria for couplings used as mechanical joints for water supply and distribution, sanitary drainage and storm drainage piping systems.

January 10, 2022

Technical/
Buildings Bulletin
2022-001

Bulletin Highlights

BC G304,
BC G501,
ASCE 24 Section 6.2.1,
ASCE 24 Section 7.1,
44 CFR 59.1,
44 CFR 60.3(c),
FEMA P-2037,
NFIP TB 3, NFIP TB 6

To describe FEMA’s clarifications on residential ancillary spaces and building systems, and the applicability to applications required to comply with Appendix G of the New York City Building Code.