Registrant Project Requirements:
Temp Chute Work & Inspections

Special and Progress Inspections

As per Chapter 17 of the Building Code, temporary construction chute projects may require certain Special and Progress Inspections to be performed during and at the end of construction as outlined in the table below. Prior to approval, the Applicant of Record is required to identify all required Special and Progress Inspections (BC 1704.1).  Prior to DOB permit issuance, the Owner must typically engage a registered Special Inspection Agency (SIA) who will take responsibility for the Special and Progress Inspections.  The Applicant of Record may perform these inspections if they are also an SIA. Inspection discrepancies and hazardous conditions shall be reported to the super-intendment of construction, as well as to the site safety coordinator or site safety manager, for correction, per BB 2016-006 and 1 RCNY 101-06. Per BC 1704.1.2, the Contractor cannot hire the special inspector.

Based on the scope of work, a construction chute project may be required to comply with the following Special and Progress Inspection requirements:

Alternative Materials

Special inspections for construction materials and systems that are alternatives to those prescribed in the code, per BC 1704.14.

Structural Stability – Existing Building

Alteration of existing structural systems or elements, such as columns, beams, bearing walls, seismic isolation, etc... where  the  stability  or  integrity  of  a  structural  system  is  to  be  temporarily  diminished,  in accordance with Sections 1704.20.6 through 1704.20.10.

Fire-resistant rated construction  and joists, and associated penetrations

Special Inspections for penetrations of fire-resistant elements and assemblies, and related firestops in accordance with sections BC 1704.27.1 and 1704.27.2. Progress inspection for fire resistance rated construction per BC 110.3.4.

Post Installed Anchors

Installation of post-installed mechanical anchors, adhesive anchors, and screw anchors shall comply with BC Table 1704.32, section BC 1704.32 and Buildings Bulletin (BB) 2014-018 and BB 2014-019, BB 2016-005.

2016 Energy Code Compliance Inspections

  • Penetrations through thermal envelope: must be sealed to minimize air leakage, and prevent thermal bridging, as per NYCECC R402.4.1 and C402.5.
  • Fenestration Areas, as required by NYCECC 2016
  • Exterior lighting power: density must be within allowances per NYCECC C405.5.1 or be equipped with a control device.

Required Inspections

There are no required DOB inspections solely for the use of construction equipment. However, there may be required DOB inspections for associated projects that utilize construction equipment such as demolition or new construction. See other Project Guidelines for associated DOB Inspections.

Contractors and property Owners should schedule and complete all of the required DOB Inspections. Prior to scheduling an inspection, contractors must:

  • Confirm that all construction work completed matches the approved drawings

  • Periodically check that no safety hazards exist on the active construction  project

  • Confirm that work complies with Code and other requirements

  • Except for Temporary Hoists, Construction Equipment projects do not require a final inspection.

DOT Inspections

Temporary Construction Equipment projects may require a final inspection by the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT).

Inspection Requests

An online tool for scheduling appointments for required DOB inspections must be used. This system, DOB NOW: Inspections provides the ability to request and cancel appointments online, as well as view inspection results and documentation.

Additional Requirements for Registrant

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