Technical Certification & Research

The Office of Technical Certification and Research (OTCR) oversees technical certifications of approved agencies and entities performing inspections, tests, material approvals and evaluates new technology that enhances safety, sustainability and efficiency.

OTCR evaluates the use of materials including but not limited to the following:

OTCR also manages approval of approved agencies in accordance with 1 RCNY 101-06 and 1 RCNY 101-07. An approved agency is an established and recognized agency that is regularly engaged in conducting tests or furnishing inspection services, when approved pursuant to department rules as qualified to perform or witness identified testing or inspection services.

Contact OTCR

NYC Department of Buildings
Office of Technical Certification & Research
280 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2626

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