Registrant Project Requirements:
Temporary Hoists Work & Inspections

Special and Progress Inspections

As per Chapter 17 of the Building Code, and ANSI A10.4 temporary personnel hoist work 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 Construction Superintendent, as well as to the Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator, 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:

Structural Steel

May include Steel Welding, High Strength Bolting and Steel Details (BC 1704.3).

Post Installed Anchors

Special inspection per BC 1704.32 (BB 2014-018, BB 2014-019) Post-installed anchors. The installation of post-installed mechanical anchors, and screw anchors shall comply with Table 1704.32. The special inspection shall include the verification of compliance with approved construction documents and standards established by the Commissioner pursuant to AC 28-113.2.2.

Fire Resistant Penetration and Joints

Special inspections for through-penetrations, membrane penetration firestops, fire-resistant joint systems, and perimeter fire barrier systems that are tested and listed in accordance with sections BC 713., 713.4.1.2, 714.3 and 714.4 shall comply with sections BC 1704.27.1 and 1704.27.2.

Structural Stability -
Existing Buildings

Any modification of existing structural systems or elements, such as columns, girders, beams, bearing walls, etc.; where the stability or integrity of the structural system is impacted, in accordance with sections BC 1704.20.6 through 1704.20.10.


Load bearing masonry, glass unit masonry and masonry veneer shall be inspected and verified in accordance with the requirements of sections BC 1704.5.1 through 1704.5.3, depending on the structural occupancy category of the building or structure.

Wall Panels, Curtain Walls and Veneers

Required for exterior architectural wall panels and the anchoring of veneers designed for installation on buildings above a height of 40 feet. Special Inspection of masonry veneer on such structures shall be in accordance with section BC 1704.5 (BC 1704.10).

Concrete – Cast-In-Place

Required where the total concrete placement on a given project is more than 50 cubic yards or other conditions (BC 1704.4).

Subgrade Inspection, Subsurface Conditions, Borings and Test Pits

Are subject to Special Inspections in accordance with section BC 1704.7.

Energy Code Compliance Inspections

BC 110.3.5.  Penetrations through thermal envelope: must be sealed to minimize air leakage, and prevent thermal bridging, as per NYCECC C402.5.1.1.

Final Inspection

A final inspection is required prior to the issuance of a letter of completion, per AC 28- and BC 110.5, Directive 14 of 1975 (D14), and 1 RCNY 101-10.

Required 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

  • Confirm that all energy code requirements are met.

For the installation of temporary hoist, the following DOB inspections are required:

  • Electrical Inspection

  • Hoist Inspection, including inside of car and top of car; machine space; tower structure; and pit area

  • Final Inspection

General Requirements

For successful completion of Department inspections, Contractors shall have active permits, drawings, a material handling plan, a compliance report with BC 2218.4, manufacturer’s manuals, and maintenance log on site. Additionally, installation shall have landing gate labeling, landing gate wing walls, running clearance, and car gate to landing gate clearance.

Other Regulations

  • Submission of Special Inspections can be done online by Special Inspection Agency.

  • DOB inspections may be required during various project stages. Such inspection requests may be made online, and any objections raised may be resolved online.

  • If the applicant elected to self-certify the required DOB inspections, an online notice of intent to self-certify must have been submitted at the project start. Such self-certified inspections may be audited; audit results will be provided to applicant and must be resolved prior to final sign-off.

  • Depending on the above, DOB or the applicant shall complete the final sign-off inspection to close the project

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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