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File #: Int 2262-2021    Version: * Name: Final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Ben Kallos, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would no longer require certain final inspections for temporary construction equipment, which would streamline the sign-off process for permits issued in connection with such equipment. It would also prohibit the installation and use of stand-off brackets, which the Department of Buildings has identified as a contributing factor in suspended scaffolding incidents.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2262, 2. Int. No. 2262, 3. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 2262

 

By Council Members Cornegy and Kallos (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Section 28-116.2.4.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 149 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-116.2.4.2 Final inspection prior to letter of completion. In all cases where the permitted work does not require the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the final inspection shall be performed by the department or at the option of the owner by an approved agency. Whenever the department performs a final inspection, the department shall charge a fee for such inspection. The applicant shall take all reasonable and necessary steps to ensure that the final inspection is performed within one year after the expiration of the last permit. The inspection shall be performed after all work authorized by the building permit is completed. The approved agency performing the inspection shall report defective work and discrepancies with the approved construction documents to the contractor and, when applicable, to the superintendent of construction, for correction. The approved agency shall report uncorrected discrepancies and defective work to the registered design professional of record and the owner in writing. The approved agency shall report all conditions noted or observed as hazardous to life, safety or health that are not immediately corrected to the immediate attention of the commissioner. All defects noted in such inspection shall be corrected. The final inspection report shall confirm that defects noted have been corrected, that the work is in substantial compliance with the approved construction documents and with this code and other applicable laws and rules and that all required inspections were performed. Final inspection reports shall be filed with and maintained by the department. Records of final inspections made by approved agencies shall be maintained by such persons for a period of six years after sign-off or for such other period as the commissioner shall require and shall be made available to the department upon request.

 

[Exception] Exceptions:

 

1. Final inspection shall be performed by the department for permitted work in R-2 occupancies if the building is listed on the department of housing preservation and development’s website pursuant to paragraph 6 of subdivision m of section 27-2115.

 

2.  Final inspection shall not be required for temporary construction equipment permits.

 

                     § 2. Section BC 3302.1 of chapter 33 of the New York city building code is amended by adding a new definition of “stand-off bracket (suspended scaffold)” in alphabetical order to read as follows:                                                                                       

STAND-OFF BRACKET (SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD). A rigid member that attaches to a cornice hook (c-hook) in order to provide additional outreach from the face of the parapet or wall.

                     

                     § 3. Section BC 3314.10 of chapter 33 of the New York city building code is amended by adding a new section 3314.10.12 to read as follows:

3314.10.12 Stand-off brackets prohibited. The installation or use of a stand-off bracket is prohibited.

 

                     § 4. This local law takes effect immediately and shall apply to stand-off brackets installed or in use on or after such effective date.