File #: Int 0875-2023    Version: Name: Technical corrections, clarifications and modifications to provisions of the New York city construction codes.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/4/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city plumbing code, the New York city building code, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city fuel gas code, in relation to technical corrections, clarifications and modifications to provisions of the New York city construction codes
Sponsors: Pierina Ana Sanchez, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would make technical corrections, updates, modifications, and corrections to Local Law 126 of 2021, which enacted the latest revision to the New York City Construction Codes.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 875-A, 2. Int. No. 875, 3. January 4, 2023 - Charter Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-4-23, 5. Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 4, 2023, 6. Committee Report 1/24/23, 7. Hearing Testimony 1/24/23, 8. Hearing Transcript 1/24/23, 9. Proposed Int. No. 875-A - 3/10/23
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Proposed Int. No. 875-A

By Council Member Sanchez (by request of the Mayor)

Title
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city plumbing code, the New York city building code, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city fuel gas code, in relation to technical corrections, clarifications and modifications to provisions of the New York city construction codes
Body

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. The definition of "CHARTER" set forth in section 28-101.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, shall be ordered in alphabetical order.

? 2. The definitions of "LIMITED ALTERATION APPLICATION," "LIMITED OIL-BURNING APPLIANCE ALTERATIONS," "LIMITED PLUMBING ALTERATIONS," and "MANUFACTURER'S DESIGNATION" set forth in section 28-101.5 of article 101 of chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, are amended to read as follows:

LIMITED ALTERATION APPLICATION. Application for limited oil-burning appliance alterations, limited plumbing alterations, limited sprinkler alterations and limited standpipe alterations submitted pursuant to exception 1 of section 28-104.6. Such work shall not include any associated work that would otherwise require an alteration permit including, but not limited to, any construction of [fire rated]fire-rated partitions and enclosures.
Category 1 work shall be limited to a new installation into an existing building or system. The utilization of this category shall be limited by an annual monetary cap.
Category 2 work shall include any existing system or component that is replaced, repaired or altered. This category shall not be limited by a monetary cap.
LIMITED OIL-BURNING APPLIANCE ALTERATIONS. An alteration, installation, replacement or repair to an oil-burning appliance that is limited in scope, falling into one of the following categories. Any construction or alteration to fire-rated partitions or enclosures, with the exception of through-penetrations that are firestopped, shall require a separate application filed with the department.
Category 1. An addition to an existing oil-burning appliance where the total cost of the proposed [category] Category 1 work in the building does not exceed $50,000 in any 12-month period and where the proposed work is limited to the installation of:
1. oil equipment,
2. oil-fired appliances, located within the same enclosure or room as the existing oil-burning appliance,
3. unit heaters, or
4. oil piping including no more than two above-ground oil tanks each with a capacity of no more than 330 gallons (1250 L) provided such oil tanks also comply with the capacity limits established in section 1305.11 of the New York city mechanical code. The newly installed tanks shall have a UL listing, be labeled or meet the alternative tank design and construction standards contained in section 1305.14 of the New York city mechanical code.
Category 2. An alteration, repair or replacement of an existing oil-burning appliance that is not subject to cost or duration limitations and that is limited to the following:
1. Replacement of oil burners, oil-burning appliances or water heaters in which the heat input per appliance does not exceed 3 million Btu/h (879 kW).
2. Relocation of an oil burner or oil-burning appliance or water heater within the same enclosure or room.
3. Placement of a temporary department of buildings registered [oil fired] oil-fired mobile boiler and corresponding fuel oil storage tank with associated piping at a site for emergency heating.
4. Placement of a temporary fuel oil storage tank with a capacity of 5,000 gallons (18 927 L) or less at a site for emergency use and connected to an existing oil-burning appliance.
5. Repair, replacement or relocation of oil equipment, appliances or oil piping including two above-ground oil tanks with 330 gallons (1250 L) provided such oil tanks also comply with the capacity limitations of section 1305.11 of the New York city mechanical code. The replacement tanks shall have a UL listing or labeling or meet the alternative tank design and construction standards contained in section 1305.14 of the New York city mechanical code. Any such relocation shall be only within the same enclosure or room.
LIMITED PLUMBING ALTERATIONS. An installation, replacement, repair or alteration to a plumbing or fuel gas piping system, including fixtures and appliances, that is limited in scope, falling into one of the following categories:
Category 1. An addition to an existing plumbing or fuel gas piping system or service where the total cost of the proposed Category 1 work in the building does not exceed $50,000 in any 12-month period and where the proposed work is limited to the following:
1. The addition of not more than five plumbing fixtures or fixture connections in a building within any 12-month period, including any associated plumbing necessary to serve such additional fixtures or fixture connections;
2. The installation of new fuel gas piping in conjunction with the addition of not more than five gas appliances or six unit heaters, limited to residential gas barbecue, Category 1 vented hot water heater, gas infrared heater, gas light, gas oil burner pilot, gas pool heater in conjunction with an R-3 occupancy group, one commercial gas appliance and gas unit heater, including any associated fuel gas piping necessary to serve such additional appliances;
3. The installation of up to five new sprinkler heads off of an existing domestic water system within any 12-month period;
4. Installation of a new single domestic gas dryer that is vented directly through an exterior wall in buildings occupied exclusively as one- or two-family dwellings not more than three stories in height, as provided for in the rules of the department.
Category 2. The repair, replacement of or alteration to an existing plumbing or fuel gas piping system that is not subject to cost or duration limitations and that is limited to the following:
1. The repair, replacement of or alteration of existing plumbing or fuel gas piping to serve the same number of fixtures and appliances;
2. The in-kind replacement of plumbing fixtures and gas appliances that do not provide heat or hot water when not constituting a minor alteration or ordinary repair under this code. This shall not preclude plumbing work that is a minor alteration or ordinary repair from being filed as a limited alteration application;
3. The relocation and replacement of plumbing fixtures, other than the mere replacement of existing fixtures constituting a minor alteration or ordinary repair under this code. This shall not preclude the relocation and replacement of plumbing fixtures that is a minor alteration or ordinary repair from being filed as a limited alteration application;
4. The installation or replacement of primary backflow preventers;
5. In-kind replacement of gas-fired appliances with a combined heat input of 3 million Btu/h (879kW) or less;
6. Replacement of gas burners with heat input of 3 million Btu/h (879 kW) or less;
7. Relocation of a gas burner/boiler within the same, unaltered fire-rated enclosure or room, with the exception of through-penetrations that are firestopped;
8. In-kind replacement with the following direct-vent appliances with heat input of 350,000 Btu/h (103 kW) or less that are vented directly through exterior walls serving buildings occupied exclusively as one- or two-family dwellings not more than four stories in height:
8.1. gas-fired boilers,
8.2. hot water heaters and
8.3. furnaces;
9. In-kind direct replacement of gas-fired boilers, hot water heaters and furnaces with heat input of 350,000 Btu/h (103 kW) or less; that are vented directly through exterior walls;
10. Placement of a registered [gas fired]gas-fired temporary boiler with associated gas piping at a site for emergency heating and/or hot water;
11. Replacement of up to thirty existing sprinkler heads providing that orifice sizes, type and deflector positions remain the same, and all such sprinkler heads are off of a domestic water system;
12. Rearrangement of not more than 20 sprinkler heads in areas classified in light hazard occupancy, as such term is defined in NFPA 13 as amended by appendix Q of the New York city building code, provided such areas are already sprinklered and such areas will remain in such occupancy, and provided further that all such sprinkler heads were legally installed off of a domestic water system;
13. Rearrangement of not more than 20 sprinkler heads in restaurant service areas classified in Group 1 ordinary hazard occupancy, as such term is defined by NFPA 13 as amended by appendix Q of the New York city building code, provided such areas are already sprinklered and such areas will remain in such occupancy, and provided further that all such sprinkler heads were legally installed off of a domestic water system; and
14. Rearrangement of not more than 20 sprinkler heads in mercantile areas classified in Group 2 ordinary hazard occupancy, as such term is defined by NFPA 13 as amended by appendix Q of the New York city building code, provided such areas are already sprinklered and such areas will remain in such occupancy, and provided further that all such sprinkler heads were legally installed off of a domestic water system.
MANUFACTURER'S DESIGNATION. Identification applied to material by the manufacturer indicating that the material complies with a specified standard or set of rules (see "[label]Label" and "[mark]Mark").
? 3. Section 28-104.6 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-104.6 Applicant. The applicant for approval of construction documents shall be the registered design professional who prepared or supervised the preparation of the construction documents on behalf of the owner.
Exception: The applicant may be other than a registered design professional for:
1. Limited oil-burning appliance alterations, limited plumbing alterations, limited sprinkler alterations, and limited standpipe alterations (limited [alteration application)]] alteration applications), where the applicant is licensed to perform such work pursuant to this code;
2. Demolition applications other than those specified in section 3306.5 of the New York city building code, where the applicant is the demolition contractor performing such demolition. In such cases, the commissioner may require structural plans designed by a registered design professional to address any critical structural, sequencing or site safety items;
3. Elevator applications;
4. Applications for work falling within the practice of landscape architecture as defined by the New York state education law, including but not limited to landscaping and vegetation plans, tree protection plans, erosion and sedimentation plans, grading and drainage plans, curb cuts, pavement plans, and site plans for urban plazas and parking lots, where the applicant is a landscape architect. Landscape architects shall not file plans for stormwater management and plumbing systems;
5. Other categories of work consistent with rules promulgated by the commissioner.

? 4. Section 28-104.7.6 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-104.7.6 City datum. All elevations noted in the construction documents shall be referred to and clearly identified as the North American vertical datum of 1988 (NAVD) as established and maintained by National Geodetic Survey of the National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or successor agency, which is hereby established as the city datum. Neither the United States coast and geodetic survey mean sea level datum of 1929, [(]national geodetic vertical datum[,] (NGVD) nor any of the five borough data as established by the former Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall be referred to in construction documents except as may be required for the purpose of demonstrating conversion to the NAVD. Conversions to NAVD shall be performed by registered design professionals or surveyors. Conversion to and from borough data, NGVD and NAVD shall be performed using tables 104.7.6.1 through 104.7.6.5.
? 5. Section 28-104.7.18.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-104.7.18.1 Obligations of owners of other tax lot. Within one year from the approval of construction documents for a new building or enlargement on a zoning lot consisting of multiple tax lots, the owners of all tax lots on the zoning lot shall comply with sections 28-118.3.2.1, 28-118.3.3 and 28-118.3.5.1 as applicable.
Exception[.]: For the purpose of this section, condominium tax lots and air parcel tax lots shall not be deemed to be multiple tax lots.
? 6. The definition of "COASTAL SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREAS" set forth in section 28-104.9.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, shall be ordered in alphabetical order.
? 7. Section 28-104.9.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-104.9.4 Compliance with special flood hazard area requirements mandated within special flood hazard areas. Within coastal special flood hazard areas and special flood hazard areas, the commissioner shall not approve construction documents for construction or alteration of buildings or structures, including alterations pursuant to section 28-101.4.3 of this code, or for any other activity regulated by section G201 of appendix [F]G of the New York city building code, unless the application complies with the requirements of appendix G of the New York city building code.
? 8. Section 28-105.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-105.2 Classification of work permits. For the purposes of this code, work permits shall be classified as follows:
1. New building permits: for the construction of new buildings, including as provided for in section 28-101.4.5.
2. Alteration permits: for the alteration of buildings or structures, including new and existing sign structures and partial demolition in conjunction with such buildings or structures.
3. Foundation and earthwork permits: for the construction or alteration of foundations, including earthwork, excavation, fill, and foundation insulation.
4. Earthwork permits: for work solely involving earthwork, excavation, or fill operations.
5. Full demolition permits: for the full demolition and removal of buildings or structures.
6. Plumbing permits: for the installation or alteration of plumbing and plumbing systems, including gas piping. Such permits shall include permits for limited plumbing alterations.
7. Sign permits: for the erection, installation, display or alteration of signs.
8. Service equipment permits: for the installation or alteration of service equipment, including but not limited to air conditioning and ventilating systems, boilers, elevators, escalators, moving walkways, dumbwaiters, mobile boilers and mobile oil tanks. Such permits shall include permits for limited oil-burning appliance alterations.
9. Temporary construction installation permits: for the erection, installation and use of temporary construction installations to facilitate construction and/or safety during construction, including but not limited to temporary fences, railings, catch platforms, over-the-sidewalk chutes, footbridges, sidewalk sheds, and scaffolds.
10. Fire protection and suppression system permits: for the installation and alteration of fire protection and suppression systems, including sprinkler systems and standpipe systems. Such permits shall include permits for limited sprinkler alterations and limited standpipe alterations.
11. Crane and derrick permits: for the use of [power operated]power-operated cranes and derricks during construction.
12. Temporary structure permits and temporary use authorizations: for temporary structures and uses, see article 111.
? 9. Section 28-105.4.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-105.4.1 Emergency work. Work that would otherwise require a permit may be performed without a permit to the extent necessary to relieve an emergency condition. An application for a permit shall be submitted within 2 business days after the commencement of the emergency work and shall include written description of the emergency condition and the measures undertaken to mitigate the hazard. Emergency work may include but shall not be limited to:
1. Erection of sidewalk sheds, fences, or other similar structures to protect the public from an unsafe condition.
2. Stabilization of unsafe structural conditions.
3. Repair of gas leaks.
4. Repair or replacement of heating or hot water equipment servicing education or residential occupancies [during the heating season, which is between] from October 1 [and] through May 31[, as established by the New York city housing maintenance code or education occupancies between].
5. Replacement of parts required for the operation of a combined standpipe or sprinkler system.
? 10. Section 28-105.4.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-105.4.4 Ordinary plumbing work. The following ordinary plumbing work may be performed without a permit, provided that the licensed plumber performing such work: (i) provides a monthly report listing completed work and work in progress during the preceding month, including the block, lot and address of each job, a description of the work performed or in progress at each address, and the location in each building where the work was performed or is in progress; (ii) pays the fees for such work in accordance with this code; and (iii) submits to the department a certification that the work was performed in accordance with this code and all applicable laws and rules. Ordinary plumbing work shall include:
1. The removal of a domestic plumbing system not connected to a fire suppression or fire protection system, or the removal of a portion of such system.
2. The relocation of up to two plumbing fixtures within the same room to a maximum of 10 feet (3048 mm) distant from the original location, except in health care facilities.
3. The installation, replacement or repair of a food waste grinder (food waste disposal) or secondary back flow preventer and the replacement or repair of a sump pump.
4. The replacement of closet bends.
5. In buildings in occupancy group R-2 occupied by fewer than six families or in buildings in occupancy group [R3]R-3, the replacement of a gas water heater or a [gas fired]gas-fired boiler with a capacity of 350,000 BTU (103 kW) or less where the existing appliance gas cock is not moved, provided that the plumber has inspected the chimney and found it to be in good operational condition.
6. The repair or replacement of any non-gas, non-fire suppression piping not longer than 10 feet (3048 mm) inside a building, or connected piping previously repaired or replaced under this provision.
7. The repair or replacement of non-fire suppression branch piping after the riser shutoff valve, including the replacement of fixtures, limited to two bathrooms and one kitchen per building per monthly reporting period.
8. The replacement of flexible gas tubing no greater than 4 feet (1219 mm) in length located downstream of the existing gas cock to an appliance, provided such gas tubing does not penetrate a wall.
? 11. Section 28-106.2.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-106.2.1 Materials. The rules of the New York city department of environmental protection relating to materials used in the construction of temporary structures for asbestos abatement activities shall contain a provision requiring such structures to be [non-combustible]noncombustible or flame resistant in compliance with reference standard NFPA 255-06 or NFPA 701-99, as such standards may be modified by local law or by the department of buildings pursuant to applicable rules.
? 12. Section 28-108.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-108.3 Improvement of streets. The commissioner shall [insure]ensure that streets are suitably improved in accordance with the standards prescribed by the department of transportation as required by subdivision 2 of section 36 of the New York state general city law and shall otherwise carry out the provisions of such subdivision.
? 13. Table 28-112.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:


TABLE 28-112.2

PERMIT TYPE
FILING FEE
RENEWAL FEE
COMMENTS

New Buildings



1.
New building work permit: One-, two- or three-family dwelling, where no existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building.
$0.06 for each square foot, or fraction thereof, of the total floor area of the new building, but not less than $130 for each structure.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.

* Subsequent applications related to initial new building work permit application, filed prior to the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued.
$130

$130 per work type

2.
New building work permit: One-, two- or three-family dwelling, where any existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building, pursuant to section 28-101.4.5.
Minimum Filing Fee -$130

Minimum filing fee for the first $5,000 or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $2.60 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of cost of alterations in excess of $5,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.
3.
New building work permit: Garage for not more than three cars when accessory to and filed with plans for one, two- or three-family dwelling to which it is accessory on the same lot.
$130

$130 per work type

4.
New building work permit: All other new buildings fewer than 7 stories and less than 100,000 square feet, where no existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building.
$0.26 for each square foot, or fraction thereof, of the total floor area of the new building, but not less than $280 for each structure.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.

* Subsequent applications related to initial new building work permit application, filed prior to the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued.
$130

$130 per work type

5.
New building work permit: All other new buildings fewer than 7 stories and less than 100,000 square feet, where any existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building, pursuant to section 28-101.4.5.
Minimum Filing Fee - $280

Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $10.30 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.
6.
New building work permit: All other new buildings 7 stories or more or 100,000 square feet or more, classified in occupancy group R-2, where at least 50 percent of the occupancy units are affordable to households whose income is less than 165 percent of the area median income for New York city, as determined by the United States department of housing and urban development or successor agency, which are financed entirely or in part by a grant or loan from the city of New York or the New York city housing and development corporation, and where no existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building.
$0.26 for each square foot, or fraction thereof, of the total floor area of the new building, but not less than $130 for each structure,

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.

* Subsequent applications related to initial new building work permit application, filed prior to the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued
$130

$130 per work type

7.
New building work permit: All other new buildings 7 stories or more 100,000 square feet or more, classified in occupancy group R-2, where at least 50 percent of the occupancy units are affordable to households whose income is less than 165 percent of the area median income for New York city, as determined by the United States department of housing and urban development or successor agency, which are financed entirely or in part by a grant or loan from the city of New York or the New York city housing and development corporation, and where any existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building, pursuant to section 28-101.4.5.
Minimum Filing Fee - $280

Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000 or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $10.30 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.
8.
New building work permit: All other new buildings 7 stories or more, or 100,000 square feet or more, where no existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building.
$0.45 for each square foot, or fraction thereof, of the total floor area of the new building, but not less than $290 for each structure.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.
9.
* Subsequent applications related to initial new building work permit application, filed prior to the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued
$130


$130 per work type


10.
New building work permit: All other new buildings 7 stories or more, or 100,000 square feet or more, where any existing building elements are to be retained in place as part of the new building, pursuant to section 28-101.4.5.
Minimum Filing Fee - $290

Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $17.75 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.

$130 per work type
For the purposes of this fee schedule item, "building elements" means any portion of an existing building or structure, including but not limited to party walls, foundations, footings, piles and slabs on grade.

Alterations



11.
Alteration work permit: One-, two- or three-family dwelling


$130 per work type


* Alteration Type 1
Minimum Filing Fee - $170



* Alteration Type 2
Minimum Filing Fee - $130



* Alteration Type 3
Minimum Filing Fee - $130



* Limited Alteration Application
Minimum Filing Fee - $130





Minimum filing fee for the first $5,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $2.60 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of cost of alterations in excess of$5,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.


12.
Alteration work permit: Alterations in all other buildings and structures fewer than 7 stories and less than 100,000 square feet, including but not limited to aerial towers and masts, tank structures, fire escapes, etc., which are unoccupied and not easily valued by area.


$130 per work type
Such alterations work shall include:
* Applications related to new building work permit application, filed after the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued.
* Installation or alteration of elevators, escalators, amusement devices and other devices regulated under this code, except those filed under a new building application.

* Alteration Type 1
Minimum Filing Fee - $280

*

* Alteration Type 2
Minimum Filing Fee - $225

*

* Alteration Type 3
Minimum Filing Fee - $195

*

* Limited Alteration Application
Minimum Filing Fee - $195

*


Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $10.30 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.


13.
Alteration work permit: Alterations in all other buildings and structures 7 stories or more, or 100,000 square feet or more, classified in occupancy group R-2, which are unoccupied and not easily valued by area, where at least 50 percent of the occupancy units are affordable to households whose income is less than 165 percent of the area median income for New York city, as determined by the United States department of housing and urban development or successor agency, and which are financed entirely or in part by a grant or loan from the city of New York or the New York city housing and development corporation.


$130 per work type
Such alterations work shall include:
* Applications related to new building work permit application, filed after the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued.
* Installation or alteration of elevators, escalators, amusement devices and other devices regulated under this code, except those filed under a new building application.

* Alteration Type 1
Minimum Filing Fee - $280



* Alteration Type 2
Minimum Filing Fee - $280



* Alteration Type 3
Minimum Filing Fee - $195



* Limited Alteration Application
Minimum Filing Fee - $195





Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $10.30 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.


14.
Alteration work permit: Alterations in all other buildings and structures 7 stories or more, or 100,000 square feet or more, including but not limited to aerial towers and masts, tank structures, fire escapes, etc., which are unoccupied and not easily valued by area.


$130 per work type
Such alterations work shall include:
* Applications related to new building work permit application, filed after the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued.
* Installation or alteration of elevators, escalators, amusement devices regulated under this code, except those filed under a new building application.

* Alteration Type 1
Minimum Filing Fee - $290



* Subsequent or related filings
Minimum Filing Fee - $290





Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $17.75 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.


15.
Alteration work permit: Alterations in all other buildings and structures 7 stories or more, or 100,000 square feet or more, including but not limited to aerial towers and masts, tank structures, fire escapes, etc., which are unoccupied and not easily valued by area.


$130 per work type
Such alterations work shall include:
* Applications related to new building work permit application, filed after the first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), or the final certificate of occupancy if no TCO is issued.
* Installation or alteration of elevators, escalators, amusement devices and other devices regulated under this code, except those filed under a new building application.

* Alteration Type 2
Minimum Filing Fee - $225



* Alteration Type 3
Minimum Filing Fee - $195



* Limited Alteration Application
Minimum Filing Fee - $195





Minimum filing fee for the first $3,000, or fraction thereof, of the cost of alteration; plus $10.30 for each $1,000, or fraction thereof, of the alteration cost in excess of $3,000.

The rates and fees set forth above shall be subject to increases as provided by department rules.


16.
Permit to install or alter service equipment except plumbing and fire suppression piping service equipment.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration.

$130

17.
Permit to install, alter or replace oil-burning equipment, gas or electric heating or any other energy source equipment.
$130 (Per Type, Device, or Equipment)


$130 (Per Type, Device or Equipment)












Other



18.
Permit for foundation, earthwork or open space without roof, whether enclosed or unenclosed, on sites such as parking lots, gasoline or oil-selling stations, storage yards, sales or exhibition or show spaces used for generally similar purposes.
$10 for each two thousand square feet of area or fraction thereof, but not less than $130.
$130

19.
Permit for golf driving range.
$7.50 for each twenty thousand square feet of area or fraction thereof, but not less than $130.
$130

20.
Accessory building to golf driving range, not to exceed 144 square feet.
$130
$130

21.
Permit for demolition and removal.
Multiply building frontage in feet or fraction thereof ? number of stories of the building ? $2.60, but not less than $260. For corner lot, use the longer building frontage.
$130

22.
Curb cut, private dwelling
$3 for each linear foot including splay; minimum $130


23.
Curb cut, other
$6 for each linear foot including splay; minimum $130



Amendments



24.
Filing of amendments to active applications and active permits.
[As provided by rule.]
The greater of $130 or the fees for the additional scope or cost of work as calculated pursuant to this Table 28-112.2.



Signs



25.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Ground sign, wall sign, or any sign mounted to the wall or any other structure.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration, plus $5 for each one hundred square feet of surface area or fraction thereof, but not less than $35.
$130
Each face of any sign, when fronting on different streets, shall be treated as a separate sign.
26.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Roof sign having a tight, closed or solid surface.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration; plus $15 for each [$]100 square feet of surface area, or fraction thereof, but not less than $70.
$130
Each face of any sign, when fronting on different streets, shall be treated as a separate sign.
27.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Roof sign without a tight, closed or solid surface, extending to a height of not more than 31 feet above roof level.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration; plus $15 for each 100 square feet of surface area, or fraction thereof, but not less than $130.
$130
Each face of any sign, when fronting on different streets, shall be treated as a separate sign.
28.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Roof sign without a tight, closed or solid surface, extending to a height over 31 feet above roof level.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration; plus $25 for each 100 square feet of area, or fraction thereof, but not less than $135.
$130
Each face of any sign, when fronting on different streets, shall be treated as a separate sign.
29.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Illuminated sign on storefront or wall or any other structure projecting beyond street line having 30 square feet or less on one side.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration.
$130
Illuminated sign is subject to annual use fee: $45.
30.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Illuminated sign on storefront or wall or any other structure projecting beyond street line having more than thirty square feet but no more than 50 square feet on one side.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration.
$130
Illuminated sign is subject to annual use fee: $70.
31.
Permit to erect, install or alter sign: Illuminated sign on storefront or wall or any other structure projecting beyond street line and having more than 50 square feet on one side.
Filing fee calculated as for respective building alteration.
$130
Illuminated sign is subject to annual use fee: $.075 for each square foot or part thereof annually, but not less than $130.
32.
Maintenance permit for outdoor signs.
As provided by department rules.



Temporary Structures and Construction Installations



33.
Sidewalk shed
$160 for the first 25 feet or fraction thereof in the length of the shed; plus $10 for each additional 25 feet or fraction thereof.
$130

34.
Scaffold
$160
$130

35.
Construction Fence
$160
$130

36.
Permit for temporary shed, railing, footbridge, catch platform, building sidewalk shanty, over-the-sidewalk chute.
$160 for each permit.
$130

37.
Permit for temporary structure other than those listed above, including but not limited to tents, grandstands, stages.
For the initial 30 days of permit duration: $130 for the first 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof; plus $0.10 for each square foot or fraction thereof in excess of one thousand square feet; $130 for each additional 30 day period of permit duration.
$130 for each additional 30 days.


Reinstatement of Applications/Permits



38.
Application reinstatement fees:









* Following first permit issuance but prior to commencing work.
Full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement.



* Following first permit, with work partially complete.
Full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement.




* Reinstatement of an abandoned application.

Based upon the full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement, the percentage of the fee equal to the percentage of work remaining, as determined by the department inspector.


39.
Permit reinstatement fees:




* Following first permit issuance but prior to commencing work and more than 1 year since filing.
Full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement.



* Following first permit, but more than 1 year with work partially complete.
Based upon the full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement, the percentage of the fee equal to the percentage of work remaining as determined by the department inspector, plus the renewal fee.



* Following first permit, more than 1 year after work suspended or abandoned.
Based upon the full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement, the percentage of the fee equal to the percentage of work remaining as determined by the department inspector, plus the renewal fee.



* Work permit within a period of 2 years from the date of issuance, solely for the purpose of sign-off, including correction of defects noted in a final inspection as provided in section 28-116.2.4.
Based upon the full fee at the rate in effect on the date of reinstatement, the percentage of the fee equal to the percentage of work remaining as determined by the department inspector, plus the renewal fee.



* More than 2 years with code/zone change during this period (e.g., job application was originally filed under 1968 Code and job must be filed in 2014 Code).
Re-file job application and pay full filing fee.




? 14. Section 28-112.8 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-112.8 Special fees. Special fees are charged for services that are not covered in the fees for permits, equipment, reports and inspection. The department shall be entitled to charge the following special fees in accordance with Table 28-112.8[:].
? 15. Section 28-116.2.4.2of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, 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 an approved agency on behalf of the owner or by the department as directed by the commissioner. 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 of the administrative code. The department shall charge a fee for such inspection.

2. Final inspection shall not be required for temporary construction equipment permits. Unless otherwise specified elsewhere in this code, the permit holder, owner, or owner's designee shall notify the department upon removal of the temporary construction equipment no more than two business days following the removal of such equipment in a form and manner acceptable to the Department.
? 16. Section 28-118.15.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-118.15.1 Interim certificate of occupancy. An interim certificate of occupancy may be issued authorizing occupancy of a specific floor or floors of a building prior to the completion of the entire work covered by a permit in accordance with this section and rules of the department, subject to the following conditions:
1. The building is of noncombustible construction and protected with an automatic sprinkler system;
2. Adequate means of egress are provided;
3. There are no outstanding objections relating to or affecting the occupancy of such portion of the building; and
4. Upon inspection, the portion of the building is deemed safe for occupancy without reliance upon temporary measures.

Exceptions: Section 28-118.15.1 shall not apply to:

1. Residential buildings with fewer than eight stories or fewer than four dwelling units; or

2. [Non-residential]Nonresidential buildings with fewer than five stories; or

3. Mixed-use buildings with fewer than four dwelling units; or

4. Parking structures.

? 17. Section 28-207.4.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-207.4.2 Enforcement of vacate order. All orders issued pursuant to section 28-207.4 shall be posted upon the premises and made available to the public. Upon the posting of an order upon the premises, officers and employees of the police department, the department, and other authorized officers and employees of the city shall immediately act upon and enforce such order. The police department shall provide all reasonable assistance to the department and other authorized officers and employees necessary to carry out the provisions of section 28-207.4. A copy of the vacate order may be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the premises is located. [and shall be filed with the department and accessible] A record of the vacate order shall be maintained by the department. When active, the vacate order shall also be documented on the department's website, which is accessible to the public. Such [filing] documentation on the department's website shall [be] constitute notice of [the] any active vacate order to any owner or subsequent owner [and such owner], who shall be subject to such order.
? 18. Section 28-303.2.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-303.2.1 Internal inspection required. All [high pressure]high-pressure boilers shall have an annual internal inspection performed in accordance with section 204 of New York state labor law and the rules of the department. Where construction of a [low pressure]low-pressure boiler allows, an internal inspection shall be performed on a periodic schedule in accordance with section 204 of the New York state labor law and the rules of the department.
? 19. Section 28-303.2.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-303.2.2 External inspection required. All [high and low pressure]high- and low- pressure boilers shall have an annual external inspection performed in accordance with section 204 of New York state labor law and the rules of the department. Such inspection shall include chimney connectors.
? 20. Section 28-303.2.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-303.2.3 Electric [high pressure]high-pressure boilers. Electric boilers operating at pressures or temperatures classified as [high pressure]high-pressure boilers, as defined in the New York city mechanical code, shall be annually inspected as [high pressure]high-pressure boilers in accordance with this article.
? 21. Section 28-303.3.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-303.3.1 High-pressure boilers. Inspections required by section 28-303.2 of this code [fof]for a high-pressure boiler must be performed, in accordance with the rules of the department, on behalf of the owner, by boiler inspectors in the employ of a duly authorized insurance company who are qualified in accordance with section 204 of the New York state labor law.
? 22. Section 28-304.6.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-304.6.4 Periodic inspection and category testing reports and notations on the inspection certificate. Periodic inspection and category testing reports and notations on the inspection certificate shall comply with the requirements of sections 28-304.6.4.1 [and], 28-304.6.4.2, and 28-304.6.4.3.
? 23. The definition of "ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORT" set forth in section 28-308.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, shall be ordered in alphabetical order.
? 24. The definition of "RETRO-COMMISSIONING AGENT" set forth in section 28-308.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
RETRO-COMMISSIONING AGENT. An individual, who shall not be a certified refrigerating system operating engineer or a licensed [high pressure]high-pressure boiler operating engineer on the staff of the building being retro-commissioned, authorized by the department to certify retro-commissioning reports required by this article. Until such time as there is a national standard establishing qualifications for persons who perform retro-commissioning and such standard has been adopted by the department, a retro-commissioning agent shall be a registered design professional, a certified refrigerating system operating engineer, or a licensed [high pressure]high-pressure boiler operating engineer, with such other qualification or certification as determined by the department. After the establishment of such a national standard, the department may adopt the qualifications of the national standard with such modifications as the department deems to be appropriate.
? 25. The definition of "COVERED BUILDING" set forth in section 28-310.2 of article 310 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
COVERED BUILDING. As it appears in the records of the department of finance: (i) a building that exceeds 25,000 gross square feet (2323 m2), (ii) two or more buildings on the same tax lot that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet (9290 m2) or (iii) two or more buildings held in the condominium form of ownership that are governed by the same board of managers and that together exceed 100,000 gross square feet (9290 m2).
Exceptions: The term "covered building" shall not include:
1. Real property classified as class one pursuant to subdivision 1 of section 1802 of the New York [sttae]state real property tax law; or
2. Real property, not more than three stories, consisting of a series of attached, detached or semi-detached dwellings, for which ownership and the responsibility for maintenance of the HVAC systems and hot water heating systems is held by each individual dwelling unit owner, and with no HVAC system or hot water heating system in the series serving more than two dwelling units, as certified by a registered design professional to the department.

? 26. Section 28-312.8 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is renumbered section 28-312.6.


? 27. Section 28-315.6.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-315.6.3 Signage for portable ramps at inaccessible building entrances where such ramps are permissible. The posting of signage for portable ramps at inaccessible building entrances where such a ramp is permissible in accordance with the requirements of item 7 of Section 1111.3 of the New York city building code shall be completed on or before March 1, 2020.
? 28. The definition of "BUILDING EMISSIONS" set forth in section 28-320.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
BUILDING EMISSIONS. The term "building emissions" means greenhouse gas emissions as expressed in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emitted as a result of operating a covered building and calculated in accordance with rules promulgated by the department in consultation with the mayor's office of long term planning and sustainability. The term "building emissions" shall not include greenhouse gas emissions emitted during a local state of emergency declared by the mayor pursuant to section 24 of the executive law or a state of emergency declared by the governor pursuant to [sections]section 28 of the executive law, where such local or state emergency has an impact on building emissions.
? 29. The definition of "FINANCIAL HARDSHIP (OF A BUILDING)" set forth in section 28-320.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, shall be ordered in alphabetical order.
? 30. Section 28-320.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.2 Advisory board. There shall be an advisory board convened by the office of building energy and emissions performance upon the effective date of this article, in January of 2029 and in January of 2039, to provide advice and recommendations to the commissioner and to the mayor's office of long term planning and sustainability relating to effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Such recommendations shall include, but not be limited to:
1. A report and recommendations to be delivered to the mayor and the speaker of the city council no later than January 1, 2023 for additional or improved approaches to assessing building energy performance. Such report shall include, but not be limited to:
1.1. An approach for buildings to submit energy use or greenhouse gas emissions and other information for the purpose of assessing energy performance of covered buildings;
1.2. A methodology that includes the metric of measure, adjustments to the metric, the approach to comparing the output to a benchmark, alternative compliance paths, credit for beneficial electrification and distributed energy resources, and an approach for a trading mechanism as described in section 28-320.11;
1.3. Recommendations for addressing tenant-controlled energy usage;
1.4. Recommendations for amendments to the audit required under section 28-308.2, including consideration of whether such audit should be replaced by a capital plan;
1.5. Recommendations for reducing building emissions from rent regulated accommodations;
1.6. Recommendations for allowing additional time to comply with the emissions limits for buildings converting to a new occupancy group or use with lower emissions limits or some other change in status that would affect applicability of the provisions of this article;
1.7. An evaluation of the extent to which the mayor's 80x50 energy infrastructure pathways study is incorporated and addressed within the recommendations made pursuant to items 1.1 through 1.6 of this section; and
1.8. A reference guide to delineate the responsibilities of the building designer and owners to comply with emissions limits.
2. A report to be delivered to the mayor and the speaker of the city council no later than January 1, 2023, providing an analysis of, and any recommendations for improving, energy and emissions performance requirements for covered buildings. Such recommendations shall be targeted to achieve at least a 40 percent reduction in aggregate greenhouse gas emissions from covered buildings by calendar year 2030 relative to such emissions for the calendar year 2005. Such report shall include, but not be limited to assessments of:
2.1. Incentives for reduction of peak energy demand;
2.2. Methods to allow for staggered reporting cycles for compliance with energy and emissions performance improvements;
2.3. Methods for calculating penalties for [non-compliance]noncompliance;
2.4. Estimated emissions reductions associated with any recommended energy performance requirements;
2.5. The economic impact, including benefits, of achieving the energy and emissions performance requirements;
2.6. Methods for achieving earlier or larger reductions from city buildings;
2.7. Separate improvement targets for base building energy systems and tenant-controlled energy systems;
2.8. Methods for achieving emissions reductions from manufacturing and industrial processes; and
2.9. Methods for achieving emissions reductions from hospitals while maintaining critical care for human health and safety.
? 31. Section 28-320.3.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.3.1 Annual building emissions limits 2024-2029. For calendar years 2024 through 2029, the annual building emissions limits for covered buildings shall be calculated pursuant to items 1 through 10 of this section. For the purposes of such calculation the department shall provide a method for converting categories of uses under the United States environmental protection agency Portfolio Manager tool to the equivalent uses and occupancy groups set forth in this section. For a covered building with spaces classified in more than one occupancy group, the annual building emissions limit shall be the sum of the calculated values from items 1 through 10 of this paragraph, as applicable for each space.
1. For spaces classified as occupancy group A: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.01074 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
2. For spaces classified as occupancy group B other than as described in item 6: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00846 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
3. For spaces classified as occupancy groups E and I-4: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00758 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
4. For spaces classified as occupancy group I-1: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.01138 tCO2e /sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
5. For spaces classified as occupancy group F: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00574 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
6. For spaces classified as occupancy groups B civic administrative facility for emergency response services, B [non-production]nonproduction laboratory, Group B ambulatory health care facility, H, I-2 and I-3: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.02381 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
7. For spaces classified as occupancy group M: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.01181 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
8. For spaces classified as occupancy group R-1: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00987 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
9. For spaces classified as occupancy group R-2: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00675 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
10. For spaces classified as occupancy groups S and U: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00426 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf).
? 32. Section 28-320.3.1.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.3.1.1 Greenhouse gas coefficient of energy consumption for calendar years 2024 through 2029. The annual building emissions of a covered building in accordance with this section, greenhouse gas emissions shall be calculated as follows for calendar years 2024 through 2029:
1. Utility electricity consumed on the premises of a covered building that is delivered to the building via the electric grid shall be calculated as generating 0.000288962 tCO2e per kilowatt hour or, at the owner's option, shall be calculated based on time of use in accordance with referenced emissions factors promulgated by rules of the department. The department, in consultation with the office of [long term]long-term planning and sustainability, shall promulgate rules governing the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions for campus-style electric systems that share on-site generation but make use of the utility distribution system and for buildings that are not connected to the utility distribution system.
2. Natural gas combusted on the premises of a covered building shall be calculated as generating 0.00005311 tCO2e per kbtu.
3. #2 fuel oil combusted on the premises of a covered building shall be calculated as generating 0.00007421 tCO2e per kbtu.
4. #4 fuel oil combusted on the premises of a covered building shall be calculated as generating 0.00007529 tCO2e per kbtu.
5. District steam consumed on the premises of a covered building shall be calculated as generating 0.00004493 tCO2e per kbtu.
6. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to natural gas powered fuel cells shall be credited compared to the electricity grid marginal emissions factor that will be determined by the commissioner and [promgulated] promulgated into rules of the department.
Exception: Natural gas powered fuel cells that commence operation prior to the later of January 1, 2023 or the promulgation of such rules, shall be credited compared to the electricity grid marginal emissions factor published in the most recent New York state energy research and development authority renewable energy standard program impact evaluation and clean energy standard triennial review, or a successor to such report issued by the New York state energy research and development authority.
7. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to other energy sources, including but not limited to distributed energy resources, shall be determined by the commissioner and promulgated into rules of the department.
? 33. Section 28-320.3.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.3.2 Building emissions limits for calendar years 2030 through 2034. For calendar years 2030 through 2034, the annual building emissions limits for covered buildings shall be calculated pursuant to items 1 through 10 of this section. For the purposes of such calculation, the department shall provide a method for converting categories of uses under the United States environmental protection agency Portfolio Manager tool to the equivalent uses and occupancy groups set forth in this section. For a covered building with spaces classified in more than one occupancy group, the annual building emissions limit shall be the sum of the calculated values from items 1 through 10 of this paragraph, as applicable for each space. The department may establish different limits, including a different metric or method of calculation, set forth in the rules of the department, where the department determines that different limits are feasible and in the public interest. Where such limits are set by rule, the average emission limits for all covered buildings shall not be less restrictive than the average emissions impact of the building emissions limits outlined in items 1 through 10 of this section. The advisory board and the office of [long term]long-term planning and sustainability shall provide advice and recommendation regarding such limits.
1. For spaces classified as occupancy group A: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00420 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
2. For spaces classified as occupancy group B other than as described in item 6: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00453 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
3. For spaces classified as occupancy groups E and I-4: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00344 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
4. For spaces classified as occupancy group I-1: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00598 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
5. For spaces classified as occupancy group F: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00167 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
6. For spaces classified as occupancy groups B civic administrative facility for emergency response services, B [non-production]nonproduction laboratory, Group B ambulatory health care facility, H, I-2 or I-3: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.01330 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
7. For spaces classified as occupancy group M: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00403 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
8. For spaces classified as occupancy group R-1: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00526 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
9. For spaces classified as occupancy groups R-2: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00407 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf);
10. For spaces classified as occupancy groups S and U: multiply the building emissions intensity limit of 0.00110 tCO2e/sf by the corresponding gross floor area (sf).
? 34. Sections 28-320.3.6 and 28-320.3.6.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, are amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.3.6 Deductions from reported annual building emissions. The department may authorize a deduction from the annual building emissions required to be reported by an owner pursuant to section 28-320.3 where the owner demonstrates the purchase of greenhouse gas offsets or renewable energy credits, or the use of clean distributed energy resources, in accordance with this section. For such sections that limit the dates of applicability of such deductions, the department [shall] may promulgate rules to extend such deductions for each future compliance date.
? 28-320.3.6.1 Deductions from reported annual building emissions for renewable energy credits. A deduction from the reported annual building emissions [shall] resulting from the consumption of electricity may be authorized equal to the number of renewable energy credits purchased by or on behalf of a building owner, provided (i) the renewable energy resource that is the source of the renewable energy credits is considered by the New York independent system operator to be a capacity resource located in, or whose output directly sinks into, the zone J load zone for the reporting calendar year; (ii) the renewable energy credits are solely owned and retired by, or on behalf of, the building owner; (iii) the renewable energy credits are from the same year as the reporting year; and (iv) the building that hosts the system producing the energy does not receive a deduction under section 28-320.3.6.3 for the same energy upon which the renewable credits are based. Covered buildings claiming deductions for renewable energy credits under this section must provide the department with the geographic location of the renewable energy resource that created the renewable energy credits. The department, in consultation with the mayor's office of long term planning and sustainability, shall promulgate rules to implement this deduction.
? 35. Section 28-320.3.6.2 the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.3.6.2 Deductions from reported annual building emissions for purchased greenhouse gas offsets. For calendar years 2024 through 2029, a deduction shall be authorized for up to 10 percent of the annual building emissions limit. Such a deduction shall be authorized only where within the reporting calendar year, greenhouse gas offsets equivalent to the size of the deduction as measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and generated within the reporting calendar year have been (i) purchased by or on behalf of the owner in accordance with an offset standard referenced by rules of the department, (ii) publicly registered in accordance with such offset standard, and (iii) retired or designated to the department for retirement. Such greenhouse gas offsets must exhibit environmental integrity principles, including additionality, in accordance with rules promulgated by the department in consultation with the office of [long term]long-term planning and sustainability. For the purposes of this section, additionality means a requirement that an offset project is not already required by local, national or international regulations. Prior to the department promulgation of rules pursuant to this section, the department shall consult the advisory board on environmental justice as established by section 3-1006 of the administrative code.
? 36. Section 28-320.6.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-320.6.1 Determination of penalty. In considering the amount of the civil penalty to be imposed pursuant to this article, a court or administrative tribunal shall give due regard to aggravating or mitigating factors including:
1. The respondent's good faith efforts to comply with the requirements of this article, including investments in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions before the effective date of this article;
2. The respondent's history of compliance with this article;
3. The respondent's compliance with the conditions of any adjustment to the applicable building emissions limit, issued by the department pursuant to section 28-320.7;
4. Whether the [non-compliance]noncompliance was directly related to unexpected and unforeseeable events or conditions during the calendar year outside the control of the respondent;
5. The respondent's access to financial resources, where the court or administrative tribunal may consider the financial hardship of a building owned by such respondent as evidence of such respondent's access to such financial resources; and
6. Whether payment of such penalty would impact the operations of facilities critical to human life or safety.

? 37. Article 320 of chapter 3 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-320.6.1.1 to read as follows:

? 28-320.6.1.1 Limitation on the use of renewable energy credits. The department may by rule limit the amount of a deduction authorized pursuant to section 28-320.6.1. In determining such limit, the department shall consider items 1 through 3 of this section.

1. The availability or expected availability of renewable energy credits;

2. Environmental justice impacts; and

3. Any other relevant factor determined to be related to the use of or restrictions on the use of such credits.

? 38. Section 28-320.8.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-320.8.2 Application. An application for an adjustment shall be submitted to the department before [July 1, 2021] January 1, 2025 in the form and manner determined by the department and certified by a registered design professional.

? 39. Item 2 of section 28-320.9 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

2. By no later than [July 21, 2021] January 1, 2025, the owner of the covered building submits an application to the department for such adjustment in a form and manner prescribed by the department.

? 40. Section 28-320.11 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-320.11 Carbon trading study. The office of [long term]long-term planning and sustainability shall conduct a study on the feasibility of a citywide trading scheme for greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and submit a report and implementation plan with the findings of such study to the mayor and the speaker of the council no later than January 1, 2021. Such study shall include methods to ensure equitable investment in environmental justice communities that preserve a minimum level of benefits for all covered buildings and do not result in any localized increases in pollution. Such study shall also include an approach to a marketplace for credit trading, pricing mechanisms, credit verification, and mechanisms for regular improvement of the scheme. Such study should also consider the reports and recommendations of the advisory board.

? 41. Item 10 of section 28-321.2.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

10. Upgrading lighting to comply with the standards for new systems set forth in section [805] C405 of the New York city energy conservation code and/or applicable standards referenced in such energy code on or prior to December 31, 2024. This provision is subject to exception 1 in section 28-310.3[, provided that July 1, 2010 is replaced by January 1, 2020 for the purposes of this section];

? 42. Section 28-324.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-324.1 General. This article shall apply to covered buildings and structures as described in section 28-324.1.1 of this code permitted on or after the effective date of the local law that added this article that are required to comply with the dry floodproofing requirements of appendix G of the New York city building code and that require human intervention to activate or implement the dry floodproofing systems prior to a flood event.

? 43. Section 28-401.12 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-401.12 Renewal of license or certificate of competence. Applications for renewal of a license or certificate of competence shall be accompanied by the renewal fee and such additional information as the commissioner may require, and shall be made at least 30 days but not more than [60]90 days prior to the expiration date of same. Applications for renewal of a license or certificate of competence submitted within 30 days prior to the license expiration date shall be considered late and subject to applicable late renewal fees. Applicants shall provide evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she is fit to perform the work authorized by the particular license as provided by department rule. Applications for renewal are subject to investigation by the department. The failure of an individual to renew his or her license or certificate of competence shall have the effect of cancellation of the license or certificate of competence upon expiration, and the holder of a seal issued by the department shall immediately surrender such seal to the department. A person who fails to renew a license or certificate of competence within the time period set forth in this section may apply for late renewal of such license pursuant to section 28- 401.13. The department may, following notice and an opportunity to be heard, refuse to renew a license or certificate of competence on any grounds on the basis of which it could deny, suspend or revoke such license.

? 44. Section 28-401.19.3.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-401.19.3.1 Rigger license. Any licensed rigger who has been found guilty after proceedings before the environmental control board or other adjudicative proceedings of violating section 28-404.1 or 28-401.9 of the administrative code or sections 3314.1.1 and 3314.4.3.1 of the New York city building code, or of failing to [insure]ensure that workers have certificates of fitness required pursuant to this code or applicable rule three times within any six-month period, shall be subject to immediate suspension of his or her license pending a hearing and determination in accordance with the provisions of this code.
? 45. Section 28-405.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-405.1 Hoisting machine operator license required. It shall be unlawful for any persons to take charge of or operate any power-operated hoisting machine used for hoisting purposes or cableways under the jurisdiction of the department, unless such person is licensed under the provisions of this article.
Exceptions:
1. Operators of machinery that is exempted from the requirements of [section]sections 3316.1 or 3319.1 of the New York city building code.
2. Operators of mobile cranes of a limited size and capacity, or operators of mobile cranes performing a limited use, and exempted from the requirements of this article in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner.
3. Operators of hoisting machines with a manufacturer's rated capacity of one ton or less.
4. Operators of power-operated scaffolds and window-washing machines.
5. Learners supervised in accordance with the rules of the department by a licensed hoisting machine operator.

? 46. Section 28-405.3.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-405.3.4 Limited licenses. An applicant for a limited hoisting machine operator license shall have at least two (2) years of experience, within the three (3) years prior to application, in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed hoisting machine operator. Such experience shall have been obtained operating hoisting machines of a size, type, and capacity as specified in rules promulgated by the commissioner.
Exception: The commissioner may, by rule, establish alternative pathways for individuals who, on or before the date that is two years after the effective date of this provision, apply for a limited license for articulating boom cranes, [or] a limited license for mini cranes, or other limited license established by rule.

? 47. Section 28-408.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-408.5 Surrender of license [or] and seal. Upon the death or the retirement of a licensed master plumber, or upon the surrender, revocation or suspension of his or her license, his or her license, and seal shall immediately be surrendered to the commissioner. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the legal representative of a deceased licensee, with the consent of the commissioner, from retaining such seal for the purpose of completing all unfinished work of the deceased licensee for which plans have been approved and a permit issued, provided such work is performed by or under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed master plumber and is completed within one (1) year from the date of the death of the original licensee. Retired licensees and the legal representatives of deceased licensees shall schedule for inspection, withdraw or have another licensee re-file any open application filed under such license in accordance with department procedures.

? 48. Section 28-410.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-410.3 Classification. There shall be three classes of licenses for master fire suppression piping contractor:

1. Class A. The holder of a class A master fire suppression piping contractor license is authorized to perform any work in connection with any and all fire suppression piping systems as set forth in paragraphs 1-3 of the definition of fire suppression piping system in section 28-401.3.

2. Class B. The holder of a class B master fire suppression piping contractor license is authorized to perform any work in connection with any and all fire suppression piping systems as set forth in [paragraph]paragraphs 1 and 2 of the definition of fire suppression piping system in section 28-401.3.

3. Class C. The holder of a class C master fire suppression piping contractor license is authorized to perform any work in connection with any and all fire suppression piping systems as set forth in paragraph [(3)]3 of the definition of fire suppression piping system in section 28-401.3.

? 49. Section 28-410.4.1.1.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

? 28-410.4.1.1.1 Class A license. An applicant for a class A fire suppression piping contractor license may be permitted to use no more than eighteen (18) months of experience working on 30 or fewer sprinkler heads towards satisfying the experience requirements in section [28 410.4.1]28-410.4.1 items 1 and 2, and no more than six (6) months towards satisfying the experience requirements in section 28-410.1 items 4 and 5.

? 50. Section 28-410.4.1.1.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-410.4.1.1.2 Class B license. An applicant for a class B fire suppression piping contractor license may be permitted to use no more than three (3) years of experience working on 30 or fewer sprinkler heads towards satisfying the experience requirements in section 28-410.4.1 items 1 and 2, and no more than one (1) year towards satisfying the experience requirements in section [28 410.4.1]28-410.4.1 items 4 and 5.
? 51. Section 28-410.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-410.5 Certificate of competence, [and] license and seal. The commissioner shall issue a certificate of competence, license and seal in accordance with the following:
? 52. Section 28-411.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-411.1 Journeyman fire suppression piping installer registration qualifications. The commissioner shall register an applicant as a journeyman fire suppression piping installer who has [such] qualifications reflecting a progressive understanding, proficiency and competence in the fire suppression piping trade, including:
1. A working familiarity with the code and technical standards with regard to fire suppression piping, and the ability to apply the code requirements correctly;
2. The application of basic fire suppression theory and the utilization of trade skills on the job site;
3. A working knowledge of the tools of the trade and the ability to utilize them properly; and
4. An ability to draft simple diagrams and interpret from drawings for the purpose of the fire suppression piping work in which the applicant is engaged.
? 53. Section 28-413.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-413.2 Qualifications. Applicants for a high-pressure boiler operating engineer license shall present satisfactory proof that:
1. Applicant has practical experience in the operation, maintenance, replacement, modification, assembly, or repair of [high pressure]high-pressure boilers under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed high-pressure boiler operating engineer in the city for a period of not less than five (5) years within the seven (7) year period preceding the date of the application;
2. Applicant received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited school or college and had one (1) year of experience in the operation and maintenance of high-pressure boilers under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed high-pressure boiler operating engineer within the two (2) year period preceding the date of the application;
3. Applicant has held, for a minimum of four (4) years, either a certificate as an engineer issued by a board of examining engineers duly established and qualified pursuant to the laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof, or a certificate as a marine engineer issued by the United States Coast Guard. In addition, an applicant shall have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the city in the operation and maintenance of stationary high-pressure boiler plants under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed high-pressure boiler operating engineer within the seven (7) years preceding the date of the application;
4. Applicant exercised supervision, care, operation and maintenance over a steam generating plant of a governmental building for a minimum of five (5) years, within the seven (7) year period preceding the date of the application, with each boiler having a minimum of 150 or more horsepower. One (1) year of such experience shall be on high-pressure boilers under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed high-pressure boiler operating engineer in the city;
5. Applicant successfully completed a New York state approved apprenticeship training program of at least two (2) years, and after the completion of such program had at least three (3) years' experience, within the seven (7) years preceding the date of the application, in the operation and maintenance of high-pressure boilers in the city under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed high-pressure boiler operating engineer;
6. Applicant has held a Commission from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for a period of seven (7) years, and has a minimum of five (5) years of [high pressure]high-pressure boiler operation, maintenance, and/or inspection experience under such commission within the seven (7) year period preceding the application; or
7. Applicant has held a [high pressure]high-pressure certification/[high pressure]high-pressure license for a period of five (5) years from other jurisdictions acceptable to the commissioner, provided such jurisdiction follows the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, and was employed under such certification and/or license for a period of not less than five (5) of the last seven (7) years in the operation, maintenance and/or inspection of [high pressure]high-pressure boilers.
? 54. Section 28-415.4.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-415.4.1 Master sign hanger qualifications. All applicants for a master sign hanger license shall submit satisfactory proof establishing that the applicant has at least five (5) years of practical experience in sign hanging as a designated [master] sign hanging foreman within the seven (7) years preceding the date of the license application under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed master sign hanger. The applicant shall also have knowledge of and ability to read plans and specifications relating to sign construction and erection, including supporting framework and other supports, and knowledge of the problems and practices of sign construction and hanging and be familiar with the equipment and tools used in sign hanging.
? 55. Section 28-421.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-421.1 Elevator agency director license required. It shall be unlawful to perform elevator work as defined by this chapter or perform and/or witness inspections and tests or enter into contracts pursuant to article 304 of chapter 3 of this code unless licensed pursuant to this article. Each elevator agency shall designate one director in responsible charge who shall be licensed pursuant to this article. The designated director in responsible charge shall be in the direct employ of the agency and shall supervise all the operations of the agency. All elevator work shall be performed by individuals who are under the direct and continuing supervision of the elevator agency director as defined in section 28-401.3 [of this] of this code. All elevator work performed by such agency pursuant to article 304 of chapter 3 of this code shall be performed by or under the direct and continuing supervision of the designated director in responsible charge.
? 56. Section 28-421.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-421.4 Place of business. Every licensed elevator agency shall have a place of business within the city in conformance with department rules and regulations. A licensed [private] elevator inspection agency director shall be allowed to associate his or her license with only one other [private] elevator inspection agency. Such businesses shall be located at the same place of business.
? 57. Section 28-424.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-424.2 Registration required. [Eighteen months after the department has established the requirements for the department-approved training course for lift directors as set forth in item 1 of section 28-424.3]Beginning January 1, 2025, it shall be unlawful for any person to act as a lift director or to perform the duties of a lift director unless such person is registered as a lift director pursuant to this article, or is licensed as a master rigger pursuant to article 404 of this chapter, or is a master rigging foreman designated in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner and acting as a lift director under the direct and continuing supervision of the licensed master rigger.
? 58. Section 28-428.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-428.2 Qualifications. All applicants for a construction superintendent license shall submit satisfactory proof establishing that the applicant:
1. Has, within one (1) year prior to application, satisfactorily completed a course that is at least forty-hours (40) in length and approved by the department in construction and demolition site safety;
2. Possesses a valid Site Safety Training (SST) Supervisor Card; and
3. Either:
3.1. Has at least three (3) years of experience, within the five (5) years prior to application, serving as a full-time project supervisor with on-site responsibility over the construction or demolition of buildings in the city of New York; [or]
3.2. Has at least five (5) years of experience, within the eight (8) years prior to application, serving as a full-time project supervisor with on-site responsibility over the construction or demolition of buildings in the United States[.]; or
3.3. Has equivalent experience, as specified in rules promulgated by the commissioner.

? 59. The definition of "OUTDOOR ADVERTISING COMPANY" set forth in section 28-502.1 the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, shall be ordered in alphabetical order.

? 60. Section 28-505.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 140 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-505.3 Covered categories of work. Applications for the approval of construction documents for the following categories of work are covered by this article:
1. [demolition]Demolition of all or part of the pilot program building, other than interior demolition being conducted in the course of renovation of occupied units for the purpose of repair to such units where the commissioner determines that the issuance of such permit is necessary to perform work to protect public health and safety;
2. [change]Change of use or occupancy of all or part of a dwelling unit, any residential portion of the pilot program building, or any part of such building serving such dwelling units;
3. [any]Any alteration resulting in the addition or removal of kitchen or bathrooms, an increase or decrease in the number of dwelling units, or any change to the layout, configuration, or location of any portion of any dwelling unit;
4. [an]An application for a new or amended certificate of occupancy; or
5. [such]Such other types of alteration work to a pilot program building as shall be prescribed by rule of the commissioner of housing preservation and development.
Exceptions:
1. Work solely for the purpose of either (i) making the public areas of a pilot program building accessible to persons with disabilities without altering the configuration of any dwelling unit or rooming unit or (ii) making the interior or the entrance to a dwelling unit or a rooming unit accessible to persons with disabilities shall not be covered by this article.
2. Repairs, demolition or any other work performed by a city agency or by a contractor pursuant to a contract with a city agency shall not be covered by this article.
3. Repairs, replacement, modification, or partial demolition work in a building that is the minimum required to be performed to address conditions for rescission of a vacate order issued by the department of housing preservation and development or the department.
4. Work performed on a building that has an administrator currently appointed pursuant to article seven-a of the real property actions and proceedings law shall not be covered by this article.
5. Other categories of work that are excluded from the definition of covered categories of work by rule of the department of housing preservation and development shall not be covered by this article.
? 61. Section 101.2 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems. This code shall also regulate nonflammable medical and nonmedical gas, [inhalation anesthetic, vacuum piping,] nonmedical oxygen systems, and sanitary and condensate vacuum collection systems. The installation of fuel-gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel gas-fired water heaters, and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the New York City Fuel Gas Code.

? 62. Section 107.4 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

107.4 Building classification statement. Where applicable to the proposed work, the statement shall identify:
1. The occupancy group or groups that apply to parts of the building in accordance with Section 302 of the New York City Building Code;
2. The occupancy group of the main use or dominant occupancy of the building;
3. The construction type of the building in accordance with Section 602 of the New York City Building Code;
4. The structure category in accordance with Table 1604.5 of the New York City Building Code;
5. The height of the building as defined in Section 202 of the New York City Building Code;
6. The applicable measurements to the highest and lowest level of Fire Department access;
7. Whether the building is inside or outside of the fire districts; and
8. Whether the building is inside or outside a flood hazard area as such term is defined in [Appendix G]Chapter 2 of the New York City Building Code.
? 63. Section 107.5 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:
107.5 Plumbing plans. Construction documents for plumbing work shall contain plans which include the following data and information. Such plans shall not be required in connection with applications for limited plumbing alterations.
1. Riser diagrams showing the story heights, all plumbing fixtures with diagrammatic arrangement of their connections to soil, waste, and vent piping, all soil, waste, and vent stacks from the point of connection with the building drain to their termination above the roof, all leader and storm water piping from the point of connection with the building drain to the roof drain, and all risers.
2. Diagrammatic floor plans showing the location, layout, and spacing of all plumbing fixtures, the summation of plumbing loads, the size, location, and material for all building sewers and drains, and the soil, waste, vent, water, and gas distribution piping.
3. Floor plans showing typical layouts; and stack details shown on one drawing, provided that such details are clearly identified as to location and stack number.
4. Plans clearly indicating all appurtenant equipment, including, but not limited to, pumps, ejectors, water tanks, and piping.
5. In the case of plans for new plumbing systems, and alterations of existing plumbing systems, plans indicating:
5.1. The relative elevation of the lowest fixture referred to the city datum provided in Section 28-104.7.6 of the Administrative Code and the approximate inside top of the public sewers;
5.2. The number, size, and location of all proposed sewer connections and relative location and size of all water mains, leaders, and risers; and
5.3. A statement from the Department of Environmental Protection, giving the minimum water pressure in the main serving the building.
6. Seismic protection and restraint details for piping and equipment as required by Chapter 16 of the New York City Building Code.
7. Details showing structural supports for water tanks where required.
8. In [special] flood hazard areas, construction documents shall comply with Appendix G of the New York City Building Code.
? 64. Section 107.9 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:
107.9 Private stormwater or sewage disposal system. If a private stormwater or sewage disposal system is to be installed, a site and subsoil evaluation indicating that the site and subsoil conditions comply with the applicable laws and rules shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Section [1704.20.1]1705.27 of the New York City Building Code.

? 65. Section 107.11 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

107.11 Retention of construction and submittal documents. Refer to Section [28-104.11]28-104.12 of the Administrative Code.

? 66. Section 201.3.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended by adding new definitions of "ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD OR ECB," "INTERIM CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY," and "LIMITED ALTERATION APPLICATION" and by ordering the definition of "CHARTER" in alphabetical order to read as follows:
CHARTER.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD OR ECB.
INTERIM CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
LIMITED ALTERATION APPLICATION.

? 67. Section 301.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

301.3 Connections to drainage system. Plumbing fixtures, drains, appurtenances and appliances used to receive or discharge liquid waste or sewage shall be directly connected to the sanitary drainage system of the building or premises, in accordance with the requirements of this code. This section shall not be construed to prevent indirect waste systems required by Chapter 8.

Exception: Fixtures discharging wastewater shall not be required to discharge to the sanitary drainage system where such fixtures discharge to a water recycling system in accordance with Chapter 13.

? 68. Section 314.2.2 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

314.2.2 Drain pipe materials and sizes. Components of the condensate disposal system shall be cast iron, galvanized steel, copper, cross-linked polyethylene, polyethylene, ABS, CPVC or PVC pipe or tubing. Polypropylene tubing may be used in lengths that do not exceed 12["] inches (304.8 mm) for an individual drain application. Components shall be selected for the pressure and temperature rating of the installation. Joints and connections shall be made in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 7 relative to the material type. Condensate waste and drain line size shall be not less than 3/4-inch (19.1 mm) internal diameter and shall not decrease in size from the drain pan connection to the place of condensate disposal. Where the drain pipes from more than one unit are manifolded together for condensate drainage, the pipe or tubing shall be sized in accordance with Table 314.2.2.

? 69. Section 314.2.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

314.2.3 Auxiliary and secondary drain systems. In addition to the requirements of Section 314.2.1, where damage to any building components could occur as a result of overflow from the equipment primary condensate removal system, one of the following auxiliary protection methods shall be provided for each cooling coil or fuel-fired appliance that produces condensate:
1. An auxiliary drain pan with a separate drain shall be provided under the coils on which condensation will occur. The auxiliary pan drain shall discharge to a conspicuous point of disposal to alert occupants in the event of a stoppage of the primary drain. The pan shall have a depth of not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm), shall be not less than 3 inches (76 mm) larger than the unit or the coil dimensions in width and length and shall be constructed of corrosion-resistant material. Metallic pans shall have a thickness of not less than 0.0236-inch (0.6010 mm) (No. 24 gage) for galvanized sheet metal pans, 0.0179 inches (0.4546 mm) (No. 26 gage) for stainless steel pans, or 0.0320 inches (0.8128 mm) (No. 20 gage) for aluminum pans. Nonmetallic pans shall have a thickness of not less than 0.0625-inch (1.6 mm).
2. A separate overflow drain line shall be connected to the drain pan provided with the equipment. Such overflow drain shall discharge to a conspicuous point of disposal to alert occupants in the event of a stoppage of the primary drain. The overflow drain line shall connect to the drain pan at a higher level than the primary drain connection.
3. An auxiliary drain pan without a separate drain line shall be provided under the coils on which condensate will occur. Such pan shall be equipped with a listed water-level detection device that will shut off the equipment served prior to overflow of the pan. The auxiliary drain pan shall be constructed in accordance with Item 1 of this section.
4. A listed water-level detection device shall be provided that will shut off the equipment served in the event that the primary drain is blocked. The device shall be installed in the primary drain line, the overflow drain line or in the equipment-supplied drain pan, located at a point higher than the primary drain line connection and below the overflow rim of such pan.
[Exception: Fuel-fired appliances that automatically shut down operation in the event of a stoppage in the condensate drainage system.]
Exceptions:
1. An auxiliary drain protection method shall not be required for fuel-fired appliances that automatically shut down operation in the event of a stoppage in the condensate drainage system.
2. An auxiliary drain protection method shall not be required where a suitably sized and located floor drain is provided.

? 70. Section 403.2.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

403.2.1 Family or assisted-use toilet facilities serving as separate facilities. Where a building or tenant space requires a separate toilet facility for each sex and each toilet facility is required to have only one water closet, [two family]two-family or assisted-use toilet facilities shall be permitted to serve as the required separate facilities. Family or [assisted use]assisted-use toilet facilities shall not be required to be identified for exclusive use by either sex as required by Section 403.4.

? 71. Section 502.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

502.1 General. Water heaters shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Oil-fired water heaters shall conform to the requirements of this code, the New York City Mechanical Code, and shall comply with UL 732. Approval for oil-fired water heaters 350,000 Btu/h input ([1025] 102.5 kW) and above shall be obtained from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Electric water heaters shall conform to the requirements of this code and provisions of the New York City Electrical Code. Domestic electric water heaters shall comply with UL 174 or UL 1453. Commercial electric water heaters shall comply with UL 1453. Gas-fired water heaters shall conform to the requirements of the New York City Fuel Gas Code. All water heaters shall conform to the New York City Energy Conservation Code.

? 72. Section 606.8.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as renumbered by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

606.9.3 Required separation. All pressure tanks shall be located in rooms separated from gas service or distribution lines by [fire-resistance rated]fire-resistance-rated enclosures.

? 73. Section 607.2.2 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

607.2.2 Piping for recirculation [sytems] systems having master thermostatic valves. Where a thermostatic mixing valve is used in a system with a hot water recirculating pump, the hot water or tempered water return line shall be routed to the cold water inlet pipe of the water heater and the cold water inlet pipe or the hot water return connection of the thermostatic mixing valve.

? 74. Section 614.1.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

614.1.3 Access to emergency water fixtures. Fixtures capable of supplying an emergency source of potable water in accordance with this section shall be located indoors in one or more common areas of the building. Such area shall be on an accessible route that complies with Section 1104.3 of the New York City Building Code. Where such area requires users to pass through a doorway to access the emergency water fixture, such area shall further comply with Section 1107.3 of the New York City Building Code. Emergency fixtures shall comply with Section 1109.12 of the New York City Building Code.
Exception[.]: Such fixtures shall not be located in a bathroom or toilet room.

? 75. Section 701.8 of the New York city plumbing code, as renumbered section 701.7 by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

701.7 Engineered systems. Engineered sanitary drainage systems shall conform to the provisions of Section 28-113.2.2 of the Administrative Code and Section 714 of this code.

? 76. Section 703.6.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

703.7.1 Fresh air inlets. Every sanitary or combined building drain[,] shall be provided with a fresh air inlet pipe connected to the building drain immediately upstream from[,] and within 4 feet (1219 mm) of[,] the building trap. Such connection shall be made in the same manner as prescribed in Section 905 for vent connections to horizontal drains, and the fresh air inlet pipe shall be extended to the outer air and shall be terminated in an open end at least 6 inches (152 mm) above grade. The open end shall be protected by a perforated metal plate permanently fixed in the mouth of the inlet and having an open ventilating area at least equal to the area of the pipe, or by a return bend with its unprotected open end at least 6 inches (152 mm) above grade, located inside the street line. The size of the fresh air inlet pipe shall be at least one-half the diameter of the building drain at the point of connection, but not less than 3 inches (76 mm).

? 77. Section 704.7 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

704.7 Collection pipe labeling and marking. Collection piping that conveys untreated water for reuse shall be painted gray in color or covered in a gray jacket and shall be [labelled]labeled, embossed, or integrally stamped or marked, with the words: "CAUTION: UNTREATED WATER FOR RE-USE" or the piping shall be installed with a gray identification tape or wrap. Pipe identification shall include the contents of the piping system and an arrow indicating the direction of flow. Hazardous piping systems shall also contain information addressing the nature of the hazard. Pipe identification shall be repeated at intervals not exceeding 25 feet (7620 mm) and at each point where the piping passes through a wall, floor or roof. Lettering shall be readily observable within the room or space where the piping is located.

? 78. Section 709.1.10.2 of the New York city plumbing code is renumbered section 708.1.10.2.

? 79. Section 803.3.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

803.3.3 Chemical drainage and vent pipe installation. The installation of chemical waste and vent pipe shall conform to Sections 704.1, 704.2, 704.3, 704.4[.], and 704.5.

? 80. Section 1106.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

1106.1 General. The size of the vertical conductors and leaders, gutters, building storm drains, building storm [sewersand]sewers and any horizontal branches of such drains or sewers shall be based on the 100-year hourly rainfall rate of 3 inches (76 mm) per hour. Sizing for secondary and combined primary and secondary conductors, leaders and drains shall be in accordance with Section 1108.
? 81. Section 1114.2.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:
1114.2.1 Classification of soil based on borings and [testpits]test pits. At least one boring and one test pit shall be made at the approximate site of each proposed on-site stormwater disposal system. Soil borings and sampling procedures shall in accordance with ASTM D 1586 and ASTM D 1587, and generally accepted engineering practice. Soil and rock samples shall be classified in accordance with Section 1802.3 of the New York City Building Code.
? 82. Section 1114.3.1 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:
1114.3.1 Runoff rate. The runoff rate shall be calculated using the rational method, Equation 11-1. The calculation shall incorporate the total site area with a rainfall intensity value of I = 5.95 inches per hour. The weighted runoff coefficient shall be calculated using Equation 11-2 and shall incorporate the different combinations of surfaces using the C values listed below.

Q= C_w ?I ?A (Equation 11-1)

where:
Q = developed flow, cubic feet per second
C_w= weighted runoff coefficient
I = the rainfall intensity value, 5.95 in/hr
A = the total site area, acres (ac)

C_w= (1/A) ??(A_K ? C_K ) (Equation 11-2)
where:
C_w= weighted runoff coefficient
A= The total site area, acres (ac)
A_K = The area of each surface coverage type, acres (ac)
C_K = The runoff coefficient associated with each surface coverage type
The following C-values shall be used for calculating a [sites]site's weighted runoff coefficient:
0.95 = roof/concrete
0.85 = asphalt
0.7 = porous asphalt/concrete or permeable pavers
0.7 = green roof with four or more inches of growing media
0.65 = gravel parking lot
0.3 = undeveloped areas
0.2 = grass areas
0.2 = rain gardens, vegetated swales and other surface green infrastructure practices
? 83. Section 1301.9 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:
1301.9 Nonpotable water storage tanks. Nonpotable water storage tanks shall comply with Sections 1301.9.1 through 1301.9.11. Nonpotable water storage tanks [receving]receiving multiple sources shall also comply with requirements established by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

? 84. Section 1302.7.2 of the New York city plumbing code, as amended by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:
1302.7.2[.] Design and construction. Storage tanks shall be designed and constructed in accordance with Chapters 16 through 22 of the New York City Building Code and in accordance with the following standards, as appropriate for the material of the storage tank: AWWA D100, AWWA D115, AWWA D120, UL 58, UL 1746, UL 1316, UL 142, API 12F or API 12D.
? 85. Section 1302.8.3 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

1302.8.3 [Conyeance]Conveyance piping bypass valve. One full-size three-way diverter valve shall be installed on the conveyance piping system upstream and downstream of all treated storage tanks, as applicable, to divert treated on-site nonpotable reuse water to the sanitary sewer to allow system testing, commissioning and bypass conditions.

? 86. Section 1501.2 of the New York city plumbing code, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

1501.2 Subsequent additions, modifications or deletions. Refer to the rules of the department for any subsequent additions, modifications or deletions that may have been made to [the referenced national]these standards [set forth herein] in accordance with [the exception contained in] Section 28-103.19 of the Administrative Code.
? 87. Section 28-701.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
? 28-701.2 Enactment of the New York city building code. The New York city building code based on the [2003]2009 edition of the International Building Code published by the International Code Council, with changes that reflect the unique character of the city and amendments that bring it up to date with the [2009]2015 edition of such International Building Code, is hereby adopted to read as follows:
? 88. The definition of "ACCREDITATION BODY" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
ACCREDITATION BODY. An approved, third-party organization that is independent of the grading and inspection agencies, and the lumber mills, and that initially accredits and subsequently monitors, on a continuing basis, the competency and performance of a grading or inspection agency related to carrying [gout]out specific tasks.
? 89. Section 202 of the New York city building code is amended by adding a new definition of "BIRD FRIENDLY MATERIAL" in alphabetical order to read as follows:
BIRD FRIENDLY MATERIAL. A material or assembly that has, or has been treated to have, a maximum threat factor of 25 in accordance with the American Bird Conservancy Bird Collision Deterrence Material Threat Factor Reference Standard or with the American Bird Conservancy Bird-friendly Materials Evaluation Program at Carnegie Museum's Avian Research Center test protocol.
? 90. The definition of "CEILING RADIATION DAMPER" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
CEILING RADIATION DAMPER. See "Dampers, Types of."
? 91. The definition of "COMBINATION FIRE/SMOKE DAMPER" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
COMBINATION FIRE/SMOKE DAMPER. See "Dampers, Types of."
? 92. The definition of "CORNER SCAFFOLD (ANGLE SCAFFOLD)" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
CORNER SCAFFOLD (ANGLE SCAFFOLD). A suspended scaffold consisting of an assembly of two or more platforms connected [nonlineraly]nonlinearly and designed and manufactured to fit around a corner or a projecting part of a building.
? 93. The definition of "DEAD LOAD" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
DEAD LOAD. The weight of materials of construction incorporated into the building, including but not limited to walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, stairways, built-in partitions, finishes, cladding and other similarly incorporated architectural and structural items, and the weight of fixed service equipment, such as cranes, [pluming]plumbing stacks and risers, electrical feeders, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems and automatic sprinkler systems.
? 94. The definition of "DWELLING, ONE-FAMILY" section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
DWELLING, ONE-FAMILY. Any building or structure designed and occupied exclusively for residence purposes on a long-term basis for more than a month at a time by not more than one family. One-family dwelling shall also be deemed to include a dwelling located in a series of one-family dwellings each of which faces or is accessible to a legal street or public thoroughfare, provided that each such dwelling unit is equipped as a separate dwelling unit with all essential services, and also provided that each such unit is arranged so that [is]it may be approved as a legal one-family dwelling.
? 95. The definition of "EXTERIOR EXIT STAIRWAY" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
EXTERIOR EXIT STAIRWAY. [A stairway that is open on at least one side, except for required structural columns, beams, handrails and guards. The adjoining open areas shall be either yards, courts or public ways. The other sides of the exterior exit stairway need not be open.]An exit component that serves to meet one or more means of egress design requirements, such as required number of exits or exit access travel distance, and is open to yards, courts or public ways.
? 96. The definition of "FIRE DAMPER" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
FIRE DAMPER. See "Dampers, Types of."
? 97. The definition of "FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM)" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM). An official map of a community on which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delineated both the special flood hazard areas and the risk [preminum]premium zones applicable to the community.
? 98. The definition of "GREEN ROOF SYSTEM" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
GREEN ROOF SYSTEM. See definition for ["VEGETATIVE ROOF."]"Vegetative Roof."
? 99. The definition of "IMPACT LOAD" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
IMPACT LOAD. The load resulting from moving machinery, elevators, craneways, vehicles and other similar forces and kinetic loads, pressure and possible surcharge from fixed [of]or moving loads.
? 100. The definition of "INTERIOR EXIT STAIRWAY" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
INTERIOR EXIT STAIRWAY. [A stairway not meeting the definition of an exterior exit stairway.]An exit component that serves to meet one or more means of egress design requirements, such as required number of exits or exit access travel distance, and provides for a protected path of egress travel to the exit discharge or public way.
? 101. The definition of "LIMITED AREA SPRINKLER SYSTEM" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
LIMITED AREA SPRINKLER SYSTEM. An automatic sprinkler system serving [fewer] not more than 6 sprinkler heads on any single connection.
? 102. The definition of "LOT" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[LOT. A portion or parcel of land considered as a unit.]
LOT. A portion or parcel of land considered as a unit.

? 103. The definition of "MECHANICAL-ACCESS OPEN PARKING GARAGE" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
MECHANICAL-ACCESS OPEN PARKING GARAGE. Open parking garages employing parking machines, lifts, elevators or other mechanical [devise]device for vehicles moving from and to street level and in which public occupancy is prohibited above the street level.
? 104. The definition of "METAL ROOF PANEL" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
METAL ROOF PANEL. An interlocking metal sheet having a minimum installed weather exposure of 3 square feet [(.279 m2)](0.279m2) per sheet.
? 105. The definition of "METAL ROOF SHINGLE" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
METAL ROOF SHINGLE. An interlocking metal sheet having an installed weather exposure less than 3 square feet [(.279 m2)](0.279m2) per sheet.
? 106. The definition of "MINERAL FIBER" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
MINERAL FIBER. Insulation composed principally of fibers manufactured from rock, slag or glass, with [to]or without binders.
? 107. The definition of "RESIDENTIAL CARE/ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021," is amended to read as follows:
RESIDENTIAL CARE/ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES. A building or part thereof housing persons, on a 24-hour basis, who because of age, mental disability or other reasons, live in a supervised residential environment that provides personal care services. The occupants are capable of self-preservation and are capable of responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff. This classification shall include, but not be limited to, the following: residential board and care facilities, assisted living facilities, halfway houses, congregate care facilities, social rehabilitation facilities, alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation centers and convalescent facilities.
? 108. The definition of "SITE COEFFICIENTS" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
SITE COEFFICIENTS. The values of, Fa, and, Fv, indicated in [Tables1613.3.3(1)]Tables 1613.3.3(1) and 1613.3.3(2), respectively.
? 109. The definition of "SITE SAFETY TRAINING (SST) SECOND COMPLIANCE DATE" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
SITE SAFETY TRAINING (SST) SECOND COMPLIANCE DATE. December 1, 2019, or, if the department publishes a finding by September 1, 2019, that there is insufficient capacity to provide the training required by Section 3321 of this [code] code to the workers who would need such training, a later date established by the department, provided that such date is not later than June 1, 2020.
? 110. The definition of "SMOKE DAMPER" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
SMOKE DAMPER. See "Dampers, Types of."
? 111. The definition of "SUN CONTROL DEVICE" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
SUN CONTROL DEVICE. An architectural projection that provides protection against solar radiation entering a building through glazed areas and is supported by the building to which it is attached. Sun control device includes, but is not limited to, a fixed, retractable or rotating sun control device. A fixed sun control device has no moving parts and is typically composed of horizontal overhangs or vertical fins. A retractable sun control device extends or retracts, and in the extended position casts a shadow on designated portions of the building. A rotating sun control device may be of fixed or adjustable length and pivots at its base. Sun control device shall not include awnings and [scanopies]canopies.

? 112. Section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, definition of "TRANSIENT" is amended to read as follows:

TRANSIENT. Occupancy of a dwelling unit or sleeping unit for [not more than 30 days] less than 30 days.

? 113. The definition of "VAPOR-PERMEABLE MEMBRANE" set forth in section 202 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
VAPOR-PERMEABLE MEMBRANE. A material or covering having a permeance rating of 5 perms [(52.9 10-10 kg/Pa.s. m2)](2.9 X 10-10 kg/Pa X s X m2) or greater, when tested in accordance with the [dessicant]desiccant method using Procedure A of ASTM E 96. A vapor-permeable material or covering permits the passage of moisture vapor.

? 114. Section 310.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

310.3 Residential Group R-1. Residential Group R-1 occupancies shall include:
1. Residential buildings or spaces occupied, as a rule, transiently, for a period less than [one month]30 days, as the more or less temporary abode of individuals or families who are lodged with or without meals, including, but not limited to, the following:
Class B multiple dwellings as defined in Section 27-2004 of the New York City Housing Maintenance Code and Section 4 of the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, where not classified in Group I-1.
Club houses
Hotels (transient)
Motels (transient)
Rooming houses (boarding houses-transient)
Settlement houses
Vacation timeshares
2. College or school student dormitories, except for student apartments classified as an R-2 occupancy
3. Congregate living units owned and operated by a government agency or not-for-profit organization, where the number of occupants in the dwelling unit exceeds the limitations of a family as defined, including, but not limited to, the following:
Adult homes or enriched housing with 16 or fewer occupants requiring supervised care within the same building on a 24-hour basis
Fraternity and sorority houses
Homeless shelters
? 115. Section 310.4 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

310.4 Residential Group R-2. Residential Group R-2 occupancies shall include buildings or portions thereof containing sleeping units or more than two dwelling units that are occupied for permanent [resident]residence purposes as defined in subparagraph (a) of paragraph 8 of subdivision a of Section 27-2004 of the New York City Housing Maintenance Code. Such occupancy shall be subject to the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law. This group shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Adult homes or enriched housing with 16 or fewer occupants requiring supervised care on a 24-hour basis in the same building, provided that the number of occupants per dwelling unit does not exceed the definition of a family
Apartment houses
Apartment hotels (nontransient)
Class A multiple dwellings as defined in Section 27-2004 of the New York City Housing Maintenance Code and Section 4 of the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, where not classified in Group I, including the following:
1. Dwelling units where the resident of the unit provides custodial care to no more than four persons on less than a 24-hour basis and not overnight, where not classified in Group I.
2. Dwelling units where the resident of the unit provides child custodial care as a family day care home registered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in accordance with the New York State Social Services Law, with no more than six children between the ages of 2 and 13, or with no more than five children if any are under the age of 2, receiving supervised care on less than a 24-hour basis and not overnight, where not classified in Group I.
Convents and monasteries with more than 20 occupants in the building
Student apartments
? 116. Section 407.4.4.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
407.4.4.3 Access to corridor. Movement from habitable rooms shall not require passage through more than three doors and 100 feet (30 480 mm) distance of travel within the suite.
Exception: The distance of travel shall be permitted to be increased to 125 feet (38 100 mm) where an automatic smoke detection system is provided throughout the care suite and installed in accordance with NFPA 72 as modified by Appendix Q of this [cde]code.
? 117. Section 408.3.8 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
408.3.8 Interior exit stairway and ramp construction. One interior exit stairway or ramp in each building shall be permitted to have glazing installed in doors and interior walls at each landing level providing access to the interior exit stairway or ramp, provided that the following conditions are met:
1. The interior exit stairway or ramp shall not serve more than four floor levels.
2. Exit doors shall be not less than 3/4 hour fire door assemblies complying with Section 716.5.
3. The total area of glazing at each floor level shall not exceed 5,000 square inches (3.2 m2) and individual panels of glazing shall not exceed 1,296 square inches (0.84 m2).
4. The glazing shall be protected on both sides by an automatic sprinkler system. The sprinkler system shall be designed to wet completely the entire surface of any glazing affected by fire when actuated.
5. The glazing shall be in a gasketed frame and installed in such a manner that the framing system will deflect without breaking (loading) the glass before the sprinkler system operates.
6. Obstructions, such as curtain rods, drapery traverse rods, curtains, drapes or similar materials shall not be installed between the automatic sprinklers and the glazing.
? 118. Section 410.3.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
410.3.5 Proscenium curtain. Where a proscenium wall is required to have a fire-resistance rating, the stage opening shall be provided with one of the following:
1. A fire curtain complying with NFPA 80; or
2. An approved stage water curtain and sprinklers complying with Section 410.7 and Section 903.3.1.1 of this code, and the following:
2.1. A deluge valve actuated by a "rate of rise system" and "fixed temperature system" shall control the water curtain system;
2.2. The heat actuating devices shall be located on not more than 10-foot (3048 mm) centers around the perimeter of the sprinklered area stage or as otherwise required for the type of device used to assure operation of the system;
2.3. In addition to the automatic controls, manual-operating devices shall be located at the voice/alarm communication system required by Section 410.9, and adjacent to at least one exit from the stage. Such exit shall be remote from the voice/alarm communication system;
2.4. All valves controlling deluge and sprinkler supplies on stages where the stage height is greater than 40 feet (12 192 mm) shall be provided with tamper switches wired to an annunciator panel located at the voice/alarm communication system required by Section 410.9;
[2.5]2.5. The operation of any section of the sprinkler system on stages where the stage height is greater than 40 feet (12 192 mm) or the operation of the deluge system shall activate the emergency ventilating equipment required in Section 410.3.7 and shall be provided with central station supervision in addition to the required local alarm; and
[2.6]2.6. The water flow alarm, tamper switches, the sprinkler system on stages where the stage height is greater than 40 feet (12 192 mm), and deluge system equipment shall be provided with central station supervision in addition to the required local alarm.
? 119. Table 414.2.5(2) of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 414.2.5(2)
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE QUANTITY OF FLAMMABLE AND
COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS IN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SALES OCCUPANCIES PER CONTROL AREAA
TYPE OF LIQUID
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE QUANTITY PER CONTROL AREA (gallons)

Sprinklered in accordance with note
b densities and arrangements
Sprinklered in accordance with Tables [3404.3.6.3(4)]5704.3.6.3(4) through [3404.3.6.3(8)]5704.3.6.3(8) and Table [3404.3.7.5.1]5704.3.7.5.1 of the New York City Fire Code
Nonsprinklered
Class IA
60
60
30
Class IB, IC, II and IIIA
7,500c
15,000c
1,600
Class IIIB
Unlimited
Unlimited
13,200

For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 square foot = 0.0929m2, 1 gallon = 3.785 L, 1 gallon per minute per square foot = 40.75 L/min/m2.
a. Control areas shall be separated from each other by not less than a 1-hour fire barrier wall.
b. To be considered as sprinklered, a building shall be equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system with a design providing minimum densities as follows:
1. For uncartoned commodities on shelves 6 feet or less in height where the ceiling height does not exceed 18 feet, quantities are those permitted with a minimum sprinkler design density of Ordinary Hazard Group 2.
2. For cartoned, palletized or racked commodities where storage is 4 feet 6 inches or less in height and where the ceiling height does not exceed 18 feet, quantities are those permitted with a minimum sprinkler design density of 0.21 gallon per minute per square foot over the most remote 1,500-square-foot area.
c. Where wholesale and retail sales or storage areas exceed 50,000 square feet in area, the maximum allowable quantities are allowed to be increased by 2 percent for each 1,000 square feet of area in excess of 50,000 square feet, up to a maximum of 100 percent of the table amounts. A control area separation is not required. The cumulative amounts, including amounts attained by having an additional control area, shall not exceed 30,000 gallons.

? 120. Section 424.7.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered section 427.7.3 by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

427.7.3 Oxidizers and organic peroxides. The total quantity of solid and liquid oxidizers and organic peroxides combined allowed within a laboratory unit, excluding any quantities in a storage room, shall not exceed 40 pounds (18 kg), provided not more than 2 pounds (0.908 kg) of which are Class 3 oxidizers and 1 pound (0.454 kg) of which is Class I organic peroxides.
Exception: The total quantity of solid and liquid oxidizers and organic peroxides combined allowed within a laboratory unit that is provided with walls, floors and ceilings that separate the laboratory unit from all adjoining areas by 2-hour [fire rated]fire-rated construction shall not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg), provided not more than 2 pounds (0.908 kg) of which is Class 3 oxidizers and 1 pound (0.454 kg) of which are Class I organic peroxides.
? 121. Section 427.7.6 of the New York city building code, as renumbered by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

427.7.6 Pyrophoric material. The total quantity of solid or liquid pyrophoric material allowed within a laboratory unit, excluding any quantities in a storage room, shall not exceed 0.5 pounds (0.227 kg).
Exception: The total quantity of pyrophoric material allowed within a laboratory unit that is provided with walls, floors and ceilings that separate the laboratory unit from all adjoining areas by 2-hour [fire rated]fire-rated construction shall not exceed 1 pound (0.454 kg).
? 122. Section 505.2.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
505.2.3 Openness. A mezzanine shall be open and unobstructed to the room in which such mezzanine is located except for walls or railings not more than 42 inches (1067 mm) in height, columns and posts.
Exceptions:
1. Mezzanines or portions thereof are not required to be open to the room in which the mezzanines are located, provided that the occupant load of the aggregate area of the enclosed space is not greater than 10.
2. A mezzanine having two or more means of egress is not required to be open to the room in which the mezzanine is located, if at least one of the means of egress provides direct access to an exit located on the mezzanine level.
3. Mezzanines or portions thereof are not required to be open to the room in which the mezzanines are located, provided that the aggregate floor area of the enclosed space [Is]is not greater than 10 percent of the mezzanine area.
4. In industrial facilities, mezzanines used for control equipment are permitted to be glazed on all sides.
5. A mezzanine having two or more means of egress shall not be required to be open to the room in which the mezzanine is located in occupancies, other than Groups H and I, that comply with Items 5.1 through 5.4.
5.1. Such occupancy is no more than two stories above grade plane,
5.2. Such occupancy is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1,
5.3. An approved fire alarm system is installed throughout the entire building or structure in which such occupancy is located, and
5.4. Notification appliances are installed throughout the mezzanine in accordance with NFPA 72.
? 123. Table 509c of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 509c
INCIDENTAL USES
ROOM OR AREA
SEPARATION AND/OR PROTECTION
Furnace room where any piece of equipment is over 350,000 Btu per hour input
2 hour; or 1 hour and provide automatic sprinkler systema
Furnace room where any piece of equipment is 350,000 Btu per hour input or less, except in R-3 occupancy
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler systema
Rooms with a high pressure steam or water boiler that exceeds 350,000 Btu per hour input
2 hour; or 1 hour and provide automatic fire-extinguishing systema
Rooms with a high pressure steam or water boiler that is 350,000 Btu per hour input or less
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler systema
Rooms that contain a low pressure steam or water boiler regardless of Btu per hour input
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler systema, b
Refrigerant machinery room
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system
Hydrogen fuel gas rooms, not classified as Group H
2 hours in all occupancies
Incinerator rooms
2 hours and provide automatic sprinkler system
Paint shops, not classified [a]as Group H, located in occupancies other than Group F
2 hours; or 1 hour and provide automatic sprinkler system
In Group E occupancies, laboratories and vocational shops not classified as Group H
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system
In Group I-2 occupancies, laboratories not classified as Group H
1 hour and provide automatic sprinkler system
In ambulatory care facilities, laboratories not classified as Group H
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system
Laundry rooms over 100 square feet
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system
In Group I-2, laundry rooms over 100 square feet
1 hour
Group I-3 cells and Group I-2 patient rooms equipped with padded surfaces
1 hour
In Group I-2, physical plant maintenance shops
1 hour
In ambulatory care facilities or Group I-2 occupancies, waste and linen collection rooms with containers that have an aggregate volume of 10 cubic feet or greater
1 hour
In other than ambulatory care facilities and Group I-2 occupancies, waste and linen collection rooms over 100 square feet
1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system
In ambulatory care facilities or Group I-2 occupancies, storage rooms greater than 100 square feet
1 hour
Stationary storage battery systems having an energy capacity greater than the threshold quantity specified in Table 608.9.1.1 of the New York City Fire Code
1 hour in group B, F, M, S and U occupancies; 2 hours in Group A, E, I and R occupancies
Rooms containing fire pumps in non-high-rise buildings
2 hours; or 1 hour and provide automatic sprinkler system throughout the building
Rooms containing fire pumps in high-rise buildings
2 hours

a. Boilers servicing more than one dwelling unit in multiple dwellings shall also comply with Section 65 of the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law.
b. Sealed combustion direct vent boilers shall comply with Section 303 of the New York City Mechanical Code and Section 303 of the New York City Fuel Gas Code, as applicable.
c. For mechanical and/or electrical equipment rooms not identified in this [Table]table, see Section 508.1.
For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2, 1 pound per square inch (psi) = 6.9 kPa, 1 British thermal unit (Btu) per hour = 0.293 watts, 1 horsepower = 746 watts, 1 gallon = 3.785 L, 1 cubic foot = 0.0283m3.

? 124. Section 510 of the New York city building code, as renumbered by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
SECTION BC 510
SPECIAL PROVISIONS

510.1 General. The provisions in [this section]Sections 510.2 through 510.10 shall permit the use of special conditions that are exempt from, or modify, the specific requirements of this chapter regarding the allowable building heights and areas of buildings based on the occupancy classification and type of construction, provided the special condition complies with the provisions specified in this section for such condition and other applicable requirements of this code. The provisions of Sections 510.2 through 510.8 are to be considered independent and separate from each other.
510.2 Horizontal building separation allowance. Buildings shall be considered as separate and distinct from each other for the purpose of determining area limitations, continuity of fire walls, limitation of number of stories and type of construction, where all of the following conditions are met:
1. The buildings are separated with a horizontal floor assembly having a [minimum 3-hour ]fire-resistance rating of not less than 3 hours.
2. [The building below the horizontal assembly is no more than one story above grade plane.]
[3.]The building below the horizontal assembly is of Type IA construction.
[4.]3. Shaft, stairway, ramp or escalator enclosures through the horizontal floor assembly shall have [a minimum of]not less than a 2-hour fire-resistance rating with opening protectives in accordance with Section [715.4]716.5.
Exception: Where the enclosure walls below the horizontal floor assembly have [a minimum of]not less than a 3-hour fire-resistance rating with opening protectives in accordance with Section [715.4]716.5, the enclosure walls extending above the horizontal floor assembly shall be permitted to have a 1-hour fire-resistance rating, provided:
[4.1.]1. The building above the horizontal floor assembly is not required to be of Type I construction;
[4.2.]2. The enclosure connects [less]fewer than four stories[,]; and
[4.3.]3. The enclosure opening protectives above the horizontal floor assembly have a [minimum 1-hour ]fire protection rating of not less than 1 hour.
[5.]4. The building or buildings above the horizontal assembly shall be permitted to have multiple Group A occupancy uses, each with an occupant load of less than 300, or Group B, M, R[,] or S occupancies.
[6.]5. The building below the horizontal assembly shall be protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, and shall be permitted to be any [of the following occupancies:]
[6.1. Group S-2 parking garage used for the parking and storage of private motor vehicles.]
[6.2. Uses incidental to the operation of the building (including entry lobbies, mechanical rooms, storage areas and similar uses).]occupancy allowed by this code except Group H.
[7.]6. The maximum building height in feet (mm) as measured from the grade plane shall not exceed the limits set forth in Section [503]504.3 for the building having the smaller allowable height as measured from the grade plane.
510.3 Group S-2 enclosed parking garage with Group S-2 open parking garage above. A Group S-2 enclosed parking garage with [no]not more than one story above grade plane and located below a Group S-2 open parking garage shall be classified as a separate and distinct building for the purpose of determining the type of construction where all of the following conditions are met:
1. The allowable area of the building shall be such that the sum of the ratios of the actual area divided by the allowable area for each separate occupancy shall not exceed 1.
2. The Group S-2 enclosed parking garage is of Type I or II construction and is at least equal to the fire-resistance requirements of the Group S-2 open parking garage.
3. The height and the number of the tiers of the Group S-2 open parking garage shall be limited as specified in Table[406.3.5]406.5.4.
4. The floor assembly separating the Group S-2 enclosed parking garage and Group S-2 open parking garage shall be protected as required for the floor assembly of the Group S-2 enclosed parking garage. Openings between the Group S-2 enclosed parking garage and Group S-2 open parking garage, except exit openings, shall not be required to be protected.
5. The Group S-2 enclosed parking garage is used exclusively for the parking or storage of private motor vehicles, but shall be permitted to contain an accessory office, waiting room and toilet room having a total area of not more than 1,000 square feet (93 m2)[,] and mechanical equipment rooms incidental to the operation of the building.
510.4 Parking beneath Group R. Where a maximum [one-story]one story above grade plane Group S-2 parking garage, enclosed or open, or combination thereof, of Type I construction or open of Type IV construction, with grade entrance, is provided under a building of Group R, the number of stories to be used in determining the minimum type of construction shall be measured from the floor above such a parking area. The horizontal floor assembly between the parking garage and the Group R above shall comply with the type of construction required for the parking garage and shall also provide a fire-resistance rating not less than the mixed occupancy separation required in Section 508.4.
510.5 Reserved.
510.6 Group R-2 buildings of Type IIA construction. The height limitation for buildings of Type IIA construction in Group R-2 shall be increased to nine stories and 100 feet (30 480 mm) where the building is separated by not less than 50 feet (15 240 mm) from any other building on the lot and from lot lines, the exits are segregated in an area enclosed by a 2-hour fire-resistance-rated fire wall and the [first-floor]first floor assembly has a fire-resistance rating of not less than 1 1/2 hours.
510.7 Open parking garage beneath Groups A, I, B, M and R. Open parking garages constructed under Groups A, I, B, M and R shall not exceed the height and area limitations permitted under Section [406.3]406.5. The height and area of the portion of the building above the open parking garage shall not exceed the limitations in Section 503 for the upper occupancy. The height, in both feet and stories, of the portion of the building above the open parking garage shall be measured from grade plane and shall include both the open parking garage and the portion of the building above the parking garage.
510.7.1 Fire separation. Fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section [712]711 between the parking occupancy and the upper occupancy shall correspond to the required fire-resistance rating prescribed in Table 508.4 for the occupancies involved. The type of construction shall apply to each occupancy individually, except that structural members, including main bracing within the open parking structure, which is necessary to support the upper occupancy, shall be protected with the more restrictive fire-resistance-rated assemblies of the groups involved as shown in Table 601. Means of egress for the upper occupancy shall conform to Chapter 10 and shall be separated from the parking occupancy by fire barriers having [at least]not less than a 2-hour fire-resistance rating as required by Section 707, with self-closing doors complying with Section [715]716 or horizontal assemblies having [at least]not less than a 2-hour fire-resistance rating as required by Section [712]711, with self-closing doors complying with Section [715]716. Means of egress from the open parking garage shall comply with Section [406.3]406.5.
510.8 Industrial uses in buildings containing Group R. No space classified as Factory Industrial Group F shall be located above the second story of any building of Type III, IV or V construction containing a space classified as Residential Group R-1 or R-2.
510.9 Multiple buildings above Group S-2 parking garages. Where two or more buildings are provided above the horizontal assembly separating a Group S-2 open or closed parking garage from the buildings above in accordance with the special provisions in Section 510.2, 510.3 or 510.8, the buildings above the horizontal assembly shall be regarded as separate and distinct buildings from each other and shall comply with all other provisions of this code as applicable to each separate and distinct building.
510.10 Separation of different tenancies. Spaces or dwelling units occupied by different tenants shall be separated by fire barriers having at least 1-hour fire-resistance ratings.
Exceptions:
1. Nonresidential spaces occupied by different tenants located in buildings that are sprinklered throughout.
2. Tenant spaces in covered mall buildings complying with Section 402.
? 125. Section 602.4 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

602.4 Type IV. Type IV construction is that type of construction in which the exterior walls are of noncombustible materials or other materials permitted by Section 602.4.1 or 602.4.2, and the interior building elements are of solid wood, glue-laminated timber, heavy timber (HT), structural composite lumber (SCL), or cross-laminated timber (CLT) without concealed spaces. The minimum dimensions for permitted materials including solid timber, glued-laminated timber, SCL, and CLT and details of Type IV construction shall comply with the provisions of Section 2304.11 and this section. Interior walls and partitions not less than 1-hour fire-resistance rating or heavy timber complying with Section 2304.11.2.2 shall be permitted. Buildings of Type IV construction utilizing SCL or CLT shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system where required by Section 903.2.13. In buildings of Type IV construction utilizing SCL or CLT, a fire watch shall be maintained in accordance with Section 901.7.2 of the New York City Fire Code and Section 3303.3 of this code.
Exceptions:
1. In Group I-1, R-1, and R-2 occupancies, all exterior walls, fire walls, exit passageways, and shaft enclosures shall be noncombustible.
2. In Group F occupancies subject to Section 270(1) of the New York State Labor Law, all exterior wall assemblies and all structural elements shall meet the requirements for a "fireproof building" as defined in Section 264 of such law.
3. Inside the fire district, exterior load-bearing walls shall be constructed of noncombustible material.
4. Inside the fire district, exterior [non-bearing]nonbearing walls may be constructed with fire-retardant-treated wood complying with Section 2303.2 of this code where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Sections 903.3.1.1 through 903.3.1.3, unless otherwise prohibited by Exception 1 or 2 above.
5. Inside the fire district, exterior [non-bearing]nonbearing walls are permitted to be constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) complying with Section 602.4.2 of this code, unless otherwise prohibited by Exception 1 or 2 above.
? 126. Section 705.12.3.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
705.12.3.1[.] Fire protection peer reviewer. The fire protection peer review shall be performed by a qualified independent fire protection engineer who has been retained by or on behalf of the owner. [A fire protection peer reviewer shall meet the requirements of the rules of the department.] The peer reviewer shall have relevant experience performing fire-engineering analyses.
? 127. Section 708.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
708.3 Fire-resistance rating. Fire partitions shall have a fire-resistance rating of not less than 1 hour.
Exception: Interior corridor walls as permitted by Table [1020.1]1020.1.1.
? 128. Section 712.1.9 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
712.1.9 Two-story openings. In other than Groups I-2 and I-3, a vertical opening that is not used as one of the applications listed in this section shall be permitted if the opening complies with all of the items below:
1. Does not connect more than two stories.
2. Does not penetrate a horizontal assembly that separates fire areas or smoke barriers that separate smoke compartments.
3. Is not concealed within the construction of a wall or a floor/ceiling assembly.
4. Is not open to a corridor in Group I and R occupancies, where such corridor is required to be fire-resistance-rated in accordance with Table [1020.1]1020.1.1 or 1020.1.2.
5. Is not open to a corridor on nonsprinklered floors, where such corridor is required to be fire-resistance-rated in accordance with Table [1020.1]1020.1.1 or 1020.1.2.
6. Is separated from floor openings and air transfer openings serving other floors by construction conforming to required shaft enclosures.
? 129. Section 716.5.9 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

716.5.9 Door closing. Fire doors shall be latching and self- or automatic-closing in accordance with this section.
Exceptions:
1. Fire doors located in common walls separating sleeping units in Group R-1 shall be permitted without [or] self- or automatic-closing devices.
2. The elevator car doors and the associated hoistway enclosure doors at the floor level designated for recall in accordance with Section 3003.2 shall be permitted to remain open during Phase I emergency recall operation.
? 130. Section 718.2.6 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
718.2.6 Architectural trim. Fireblocking shall be installed within concealed spaces of exterior wall coverings and other exterior architectural elements where permitted to be of combustible construction as specified in Section 1406 or where erected with combustible frames, at maximum intervals of 20 feet (6096 mm) so that there will be no open space exceeding 100 square feet (9.3 m2). Where wood furring strips are used, they shall be of approved wood of natural decay resistance or preservative-treated wood. If non-continuous, such elements shall have closed ends, with at least 4 inches (101.6 mm) of separation between sections. For the purposes of this section, fenestration products, and flashing of fenestration products and water-resistive barrier flashing and accessories at other locations, including through wall flashings and attachment accessories, shall not be considered combustible construction.
Exceptions:
1. Fireblocking of cornices is not required in single-family dwellings. Fireblocking of cornices of a two-family dwelling is required only at the line of dwelling unit separation.
2. Fireblocking shall not be required where the exterior wall covering does not contain plastic or foam plastic insulation, is installed on noncombustible framing and the exterior wall covering is one of the following materials:
2.1. Aluminum siding having a minimum thickness of 0.019 inch (0.5 mm).
2.2. Corrosion-resistant steel siding not less than 0.016 inch (0.4 mm) at any point.
2.3. Walls in which the water-resistive barrier is the only combustible component and the exterior wall has a wall covering of brick, concrete, stone, terra cotta, stucco or steel with minimum thicknesses in accordance with Table 1405.2.
3. Exterior wall coverings containing plastics, metal composite materials (MCM) or high-pressure decorative exterior-grade compact laminates (HPL) panels shall comply with Section 718.2.6.1.
? 131. Section 720.2 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
720.2 Concealed installation. Insulating materials, where concealed as installed in buildings of any type construction, shall comply with Sections [720.1.1, 720.1]720.1, 720.1.1 and 720.1.2. Concealed insulation shall be separated from the building interior by a thermal barrier consisting of at least 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) thick gypsum wallboard or approved equivalent.
Exception: Cellulosic fiber loose-fill insulation complying with the requirements of Section 720.6 shall only be required to meet a smoke-development index of not more than 450, when tested in accordance with CAN/ULC S102.2, provided such insulation has a smoke-development index that complies with the requirements of Section 720.2 or 720.3, as applicable, and Section 720.6 of this code.
? 132. Footnote e of Table 721.1(2) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
e. For all of the construction with gypsum wallboard described in this table, gypsum base for veneer plaster of the same size, thickness and core type shall be permitted to be substituted for gypsum wallboard, provided attachment is identical to that specified for the wallboard, and the joints on the face layer are reinforced and the entire surface is covered with a not less than [of] 1/16-inch gypsum veneer plaster.

? 133. Table 721.1(3) of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

TABLE 721.1(3)
MINIMUM PROTECTION FOR FLOOR AND ROOF SYSTEMSA,Q
FLOOR OR ROOF
CONSTRUCTION
ITEM
NUMBER
CEILING CONSTRUCTION
THICKNESS OF FLOOR
OR ROOF SLAB
(inches)
MINIMUM THICKNESS
OF CEILING
(inches)


|1010|[hour]
hours|1010|[hour]
hours|1010|[hour]
hours|1010|hour|1010|[hour]
hours|1010|[hour]
hours|1010|[hour]
hours|1010|hour
12. 11/2" deep steel roof deck on steel-framing insulation of rigid board consisting of expanded perlite and fibers impregnated with integral asphalt waterproofing; density 9 to 12 pcf secured to metal roof deck by 1/2" wide ribbons of waterproof, cold-process liquid adhesive spaced [6"]6" apart. Steel joist or light steel construction with metal roof deck, insulation, and Class A or B built-up roof covering.e
12-1.1
Gypsum-vermiculite plaster on metal lath wire tied at 6" intervals to 3/4" furring channels spaced 12" on center and wire tied to 2" runner channels spaced 32" on center. Runners wire tied to bottom chord of steel joists.
-
-|1010|-
-
-
7/8
-
13. Double wood floor over wood joists spaced [16"] 16" on center.m,n
13-1.1
Gypsum plaster over 3/8" Type X gypsum lath. Lath initially applied with not less than four 11/8" by No. 13 gage by 19/64" head plasterboard blued nails per bearing. Continuous stripping over lath along all joist lines. Stripping consists of 3" wide strips of metal lath attached by 11/2" by No. 11 gage by 1/2" head roofing nails spaced 6" on center. Alternate stripping consists of 3" wide 0.049" diameter wire stripping weighing 1 pound per square yard and attached by No.16 gage by 11/2" by 3/4" crown width staples, spaced 4" on center. Where alternate stripping is used, the lath nailing [may] shall consist of two nails at each end and one nail at each intermediate bearing. Plaster mixed 1:2 by weight, gypsum-to-sand aggregate.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
7/8
13. Double wood floor over wood joists spaced [16"] 16" on center.m,n
13-1.2
Cement or gypsum plaster on metal lath. Lath fastened with 11/2" by No. 11 gage by 7/16" head barbed shank roofing nails spaced 5" on center. Plaster mixed 1:2 for scratch coat and 1:3 for brown coat, by weight, cement to sand aggregate.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5/8
13. Double wood floor over wood joists spaced [16"] 16" on center.m,n
13-1.3
Perlite or vermiculite gypsum plaster on metal lath secured to joists with 11/2" by No. 11 gage by 7/16" head barbed shank roofing nails spaced 5" on center.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5/8
13. Double wood floor over wood joists spaced [16"] 16" on center.m,n
13-1.4
1/2" Type X gypsum wallboardc nailed to joists with 5d coolero or wallboardo nails at 6" on center. End joints of wallboard centered on joists.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1/2




? 134. Table 722.5.1(7) of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 722.5.1(7)
MINIMUM COVER (inch) FOR STEEL COLUMNS ENCASED IN NORMAL-WEIGHT CONCRETEa
[[]FIGURE 722.5.1(6)(c)[]]
STRUCTURAL
SHAPE
FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING (hours)
|1010|11/2|10101010|W14 ? 233|10101010| 11/2|1010|? 176




21/2
? 132


|1010|
? 90


11/2


? 61



|1010|? 48

11/2

21/2

? 43





W12 ? 152|1010101010|21/2
? 96





? 65

11/2
11/2
|1010|? 50



21/2

? 40





W10 ? 88|1010|11/2
11/2|101010|? 49|1010|

21/2

? 45





? 39




31/2
? 33

|1010|

W8 ? 67|101010|11/2
21/2|1010|? 58





? 48

11/2


31/2
? 31

|101010|
? 21





? 18



|1010|W6 ? 25|1010|11/2|101010|31/2
? 20
|1010|21/2
|1010|? 16



31/2

? 15
11/2




? 9





For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
a. The tabulated thicknesses are based upon the assumed properties of normal-weight concrete given in Table 722.5.1(2).


? 135. Table 722.5.1(8) of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

TABLE 722.5.1(8)
MINIMUM COVER (inch) FOR STEEL COLUMNS ENCASED IN STRUCTURAL LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETEa
[[]FIGURE 722.5.1(6)(c)
STRUCTURAL
SHAPE
FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING (HOURS)
|1010|11/2|10101010|W14 ? 233|1010101010|11/2
? 193



11/2

? 74



|1010|? 61




21/2
? 43


11/2|1010|
W12 ? 65|10101010|11/2|1010|? 53


|1010|21/2
? 40


11/2


W10 ? 112|10101010|11/2|1010|? 88





? 60


|1010|21/2
? 33


11/2


W8 ? 35|101010|11/2|1010|21/2
? 28



|1010|? 24



21/2

? 18

11/2



For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
a. The tabulated thicknesses are based upon the assumed properties of structural lightweight concrete given in Table 722.5.1(2).


? 136. Table 722.5.1(9) of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 722.5.1(9)
MINIMUM COVER (inch) FOR STEEL COLUMNS IN NORMAL-WEIGHT PRECAST COVERSa
[[]FIGURE 722.5.1(6)(a)[]]
STRUCTURAL
SHAPE
FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING (hours)
|1010|11/2|10101010|W14 ? 233
11/2
11/2
11/2
21/2|1010|? 211




31/2
? 176

|1010|

? 145


|1010|
? 109
|1010|21/2


? 99



|1010|? 61



31/2

? 43




41/2
W12 ? 190
11/2
11/2
11/2
21/2
31/2
? 152

|1010|

? 120


|101010|? 96





? 87
|1010|21/2
31/2

? 58




41/2
? 40





W10 ? 112
11/2
11/2|101010|31/2
? 88



|1010|? 77
|1010|21/2


? 54



31/2

? 33




41/2
W8 ? 67
11/2
11/2|10101010|? 58
|1010|21/2
31/2

? 48





? 28




41/2
? 21

21/2|1010|

? 18


|1010|
W6 ? 25
11/2|1010|21/2
31/2
41/2
? 20

21/2|1010|

? 16


|1010|
? 12|1010|



? 9



|1010|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
a. The tabulated thicknesses are based upon the assumed properties of normal-weight concrete given in Table 722.5.1(2).




? 137. Table 722.5.1(10) of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 722.5.1(10)
MINIMUM COVER (inch) FOR STEEL COLUMNS IN STRUCTURAL LIGHTWEIGHT PRECAST COVERSa
[[]FIGURE 722.5.1(6)(a)
STRUCTURAL
SHAPE
FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING (hours)
|1010|11/2|10101010|W14 ? 233
11/2
11/2
11/2|1010|21/2
? 176



|1010|? 145



21/2

? 132





? 109





? 99

|1010|

? 68




31/2
? 43


|1010|
W12 ? 190
11/2
11/2
11/2|1010|21/2
? 152





? 136



|1010|? 106



21/2

? 96




31/2
? 87





? 65

|1010|

? 40


|1010|
W10 ? 112
11/2
11/2
11/2|101010|? 100



21/2

? 88





? 77

|1010|
31/2
? 60





? 39


|1010|
? 33
|1010|


W8 ? 67
11/2
11/2
11/2
21/2|1010|? 48

|101010|31/2
? 35





? 28
|1010|


? 18


21/2
|1010|W6 ? 25
11/2|10101010|31/2
? 15


21/2
|1010|? 9



31/2

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
a. The tabulated thicknesses are based upon the assumed properties of structural lightweight concrete given in Table 722.5.1(2).
? 138. Section 903.2.7.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
903.2.7.2 Group M fire areas. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout any Group M occupancy fire area where any one of the following conditions exists:
1. The fire area exceeds 7,500 square feet (696.8 m2).
2. The fire area of any size contains an unenclosed stair or escalator connecting two or more floors.
? 139. Table 903.2.11.10 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 903.2.11.10
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
Occupancy Group, specified use, materials or equipment (in alphabetical order)
Code section
Aerosol warehouses
FC 2804.4.1
Aircraft hangers
BC 412.4.6,
BC 412.4.6.1,
BC 412.6.5
Airport traffic control towers
BC 412.3.6
Atriums
BC 404.3
Automated storage; buildings with
FC [2309.2]3209.2
Children's play structures
BC 424.3
Chutes; refuse and laundry
BC 713.13
Chute vestibules
BC Appendix Q 22.15.2.2.1
Cold storage buildings: ice plants, food plants and food processing rooms with foam insulation up to 10 inches in thickness
BC 2603.3
Combustible fibers; storage at waterfront structures
FC [2906.6]3706.6
Combustible fibers, loose; storage of more than 1,000 sq ft of
FC [2904.5]3704.5
Commercial cooking systems
BC 904.12
FC 904.11
Commercial cooking systems with solid fuel storage
FC [904.11.7]609.5
Commercial cooking system with Type I hood
BC 904.2.1
MC 509.1
Covered mall and open mall buildings
BC 402.5
Dead-end public streets; buildings on
FC [503.8.1]503.3.1
Dip tank rooms
FC [1505.1]2405.1
Dip tanks
FC [1505.6.1]2405.3.4.1
Dry cleaning machines
FC 1208.3
Dry cleaning plants
FC 1208.2
Drying rooms
BC 417.4
Elevator lobbies
BC 3006.1.1
Exhausted enclosures
FC [2703.8.5.3]5003.8.5
Extra-high-rack combustible storage; buildings with
FC [2308.5.1]3208.5.1
Flammable and combustible liquid in Group H-2 or H-3 areas
FC [3405.3.7.3]5705.3.7.3
Flammable and combustible liquid storage rooms
FC [3404.3.7.5.1]5704.5.7.5.1
Flammable and combustible liquid storage warehouses
FC 3404.3.8.4
Flammable finishes
BC 416.5
Fuel-oil tanks and fuel-oil burning equipment; rooms containing
MC 1305.13.3
Furnaces: Class A and B
FC [2106.1]3006.1
Furnaces: Class C and D
FC [2106.2]3006.2
Gas rooms
FC [2703.8.4]5003.8.4
Glazing in smoke partition
BC 710.2
Group H-2
BC 415.9.1.3
Group H-5, including but not limited to: workstations, gas cabinet, exhausted enclosures, pass-throughs in exit access corridors and exhaust ducts
BC 415.11
Group I-2
BC 407.6
Hardening and tempering tanks
FC [1505.8.4]2405.4.4
Hazardous exhaust system ducts
MC 510.8
Hazardous materials; indoor handling or use of
FC [2705.1.8]5005.1.8
Hazardous materials; indoor storage of
FC [2704.5]5004.5
Hazardous Production Material ("HPM") corridors
FC [1803.10.3]2703.10.3
Hazardous Production Material ("HPM") exhaust ducts
FC [1803.10.4]2703.10.4
Hazardous Production Material ("HPM") facilities
FC [1803.10]2703.10
Hazardous Production Material ("HPM") gas cabinets
FC [1803.10.2]2703.10.2
Hazardous Production Material ("HPM") work station exhaust
FC [1803.10.1.1]2703.10.1.1
High Pressure Gas Installations; buildings with
FGC G.2.3
Highly toxic and toxic compressed gases; exhausted enclosures for
FC [3704.1.3]6004.1.3
Highly toxic and toxic compressed gases; gas cabinets containing
FC [3704.1.2]6004.1.2
Highly toxic and toxic compressed gases; gas rooms utilizing
FC [3704.2.2.6]6004.2.2.6
Highly toxic and toxic compressed gases; outdoor storage of
FC [3704.3.3]6004.3.3
High-rise buildings
BC 403.3
Incidental uses
BC 509.4.2
Equipment platforms
BC 505.3.2
Kiosks in covered mall buildings
BC 402.6.2
Kiosks, displays, booths, or concession stands; covered
FC 314.5.1
Laboratory units; non-production
BC 427.6.1
Liquefied petroleum gas ("LPG") within buildings accessible to the public; storage of
FC [3809.9]6109.9
Liquids, Class II and III, below grade storage of
FC [3404.3.5.1]5704.3.5.1
Liquids, Class II and III, below grade storage of, accessory to retail
BC 414.2.5.1
Medical gas; storage of
FC [3006.2.1]5306.2.1
Organic coatings; manufacturing of
BC 418.1
Oxidizer, solid and liquid; storage areas
FC [4004.1.4]6304.1.4
Plastic light diffusing system
BC 2606.7.4
Pyroxylin plastic; areas with
FC [4204.1.1]6504.1.1
Pyroxylin plastic; storage and manufacturing
FC [4204.2]6504.2
Pyroxylin plastic; storage vaults
FC [4204.1.3]6504.1.3
Rack storage
FC [2308.2]3208.3
Radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment; uses and occupancies involving
BC 428.3.4
Resin application areas
FC [1511.3]2409.2.1
Silane gas; exhausted enclosures or gas cabinets for
FC [4106.2.2]6404
Small arms ammunition and primers, black powder or smokeless propellant; storage of
FC [3306.7]5606.7
Solid-piled and shelf storage
FC [2307.2]3207.2
Smoke-protected assembly seating
BC 1029.6.2.3
Special amusement buildings
BC 411.4
Spray booths and rooms
FC [1504.6]2404.3.3
Spray booths involving the use of organic peroxide coatings
FC [1509.6]2408.2.2
Spray finishing in Group A, E, I or R
FC [1504.1]2404.1
Stages
BC 410.7
Sterilization systems; rooms with
FC [3506.3.2]5806.3.2
Storage
FC Table [2306.2]3206.2
FC [2306.4]3206.4
Substandard width public streets; buildings on
FC 503.8.2
Textile ceiling finish
BC 803
Textile wall coverings
BC 803
Underground buildings and spaces
BC 405.3
Unlimited area buildings
BC 507

? 140. Section 903.3.1.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
903.3.1.1 NFPA 13 sprinkler systems. Where the provisions of this code require that a building or portion thereof be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with this section, sprinklers shall be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13 except as provided in [Section]Sections 903.3.1.1.1 and 903.2 of this code.
? 141. Section 903.3.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
903.3.2 Quick-response and residential sprinklers. Where automatic sprinkler systems are required by this code, quick-response or residential automatic sprinklers shall be installed in all of the following areas in accordance with Section 903.3.1 and their listings:
1. Throughout all spaces within a smoke compartment containing care recipient sleeping units in Group I-2 in accordance with this code.
2. Throughout all spaces within a smoke compartment containing treatment rooms in ambulatory care facilities.
3. Dwelling units and sleeping units in Group I-1 and R occupancies.
4. Light-hazard occupancies as defined in NFPA 13.
? 142. Section 907.2.13.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
907.2.13.3 [Two-Way Communication System]Two-way communication system. A two-way voice communication system (warden) phone that complies with the requirements of NFPA 72 shall be provided in the following locations and shall comply with the following requirements. Such phones shall communicate with the fire command center.
1. In Group B high-rise office buildings and large area office buildings, there shall be a minimum of two phones located on every floor accessible to all occupants, with each phone located within 5 feet (1524 mm) of a different exit stair.
2. Where elevator lobbies are permitted to be locked, the phones provided are permitted to be connected to the fire alarm system.
3. If phones are provided in areas of rescue assistance and refuge areas, the phones are permitted to be connected to the fire alarm system.
4. Where phones are provided to meet the requirements for stairway communication systems in Section 403.5.3.1, the phones are permitted to be connected to the fire alarm system.
5. In all Group I-2 buildings, there shall be a phone located at staff attended locations, such as nurses' stations or similar locations accessible to all staff members, on every patient floor per fire/smoke zone. Phones shall also be located in areas of the building where the fire alarm does not sound.
Exception: Group R-2 occupancies.
? 143. Section 909.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
909.5 Smoke barrier construction. Smoke barriers required for passive smoke control and a smoke control system using the pressurization method shall comply with Section 709. Smoke barriers shall be constructed and sealed to limit leakage areas exclusive of protected openings. The maximum allowable leakage area shall be the aggregate area calculated using the following leakage area ratios:
1. Walls: A/AW = 0.00100
2. Interior exit stairways and ramps and exit passageways:
A/Aw = 0.00035
3. Enclosed exit access stairways and ramps and all other shafts:
A/Aw= 0.00150
4. Floors and roofs: A/AF = 0.00050
where:
A = Maximum allowable leakage area, square feet (m2).
AF = Unit floor or roof area of barrier, square feet (m2).
Aw = Unit wall area of barrier, square feet (m2).
The leakage area ratios shown do not include openings due to gaps around doors and operable windows. The total leakage area of the smoke barrier shall be determined in accordance with Section 909.5.1 and tested in accordance with Section 909.5.2.
? 144. Section 909.10.6 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
909.10.6 Seismic [Requirements]requirements. Smoke control systems covered by Section 909 are required to function after an earthquake. Such smoke control systems shall be seismically designed in accordance with Section 1613 of this code and ASCE 7. The component importance factor, Ip, shall be taken as 1.5 in accordance with ASCE 7, Section 13.1.3. The smoke control system includes all components required for its operation, including but not limited to fans, ducts, electrical power, switchboards, motor control centers, starters, and controls.
Exception: Smoke control systems in structures classified in Seismic Design Categories A or B shall have a component importance factor, Ip, of 1.0.
? 145. Section 910.4 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
910.4 Mechanical smoke removal systems. [.] Mechanical smoke removal systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with Sections 910.4.1 through 910.4.7.
? 146. Section 913.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
913.5 Acceptance test. Acceptance testing shall be done in accordance with the requirements of Section 1705.30 of this code, the New York City Fire Code and NFPA 20. Refurbished or repaired fire pumps shall be tested in accordance with Section 1705.30 of this code, the New York City Fire Code and NFPA 20. [All such tests shall be scheduled to include a department representative as a witness, if required.] A notification shall be given to the department prior to performance of the test.
? 147. Section 915.1.1.1.2 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
915.1.1.1.2 Exhaust of [Carbon Monoxide in Group R-3 Occupancy (One- and Two-Family]carbon monoxide in Group R-3 occupancies (one- and two- family dwellings and townhouses). Means of exhausting carbon monoxide from garages shall be provided when a carbon monoxide alarm or detector is activated in a Group R-3 occupancy, provided such garage is attached within the Group R-3 occupancy. Such exhaust system shall be arranged to operate automatically upon detection of a concentration of carbon monoxide of 35 parts per million (ppm) or greater by approved automatic detection device. The system shall be capable of producing an exhaust rate of 1.5 cfm per square foot of floor area of the garage. Removal of sensor, interruption of power or cut wires shall cause the relay circuit to open and start fan. The relay contact shall close and the fan may shut off when the carbon monoxide level is below 35 ppm. Carbon monoxide exhausting means shall be connected to a separate circuit and provided with a lock and identified at the power source. Such circuit shall not be connected to a power source through an arc-fault or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) devices. Additionally, when the carbon monoxide exhausting means is connected to the plug-in-type overcurrent protection device, such device shall be secured in place by an additional fastener.
? 148. Section 1003.3.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1003.3.3 Horizontal projections. Objects with leading edges more than 27 inches (685 mm) and not more than 80 inches [(2030 mm)](2032 mm) above the floor shall not project horizontally more than 4 inches (101.6 mm) into the circulation path.
Exception: Handrails are permitted to protrude 41/2 inches (114.3 mm) from the wall.
? 149. Table 1010.1.4.1(1) of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 1010.1.4.1(1)
MAXIMUM DOOR SPEED MANUAL REVOLVING DOORS
REVOLVING DOOR MAXIMUM [NORMINAL]NOMINAL DIAMETER (FT-IN)
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE REVOLVING DOOR SPEED (RPM)
6-0
12
7-0
11
8-0
10
9-0|10 10|10-0|1010|For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm.

? 150. Section 1010.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1010.3 Turnstiles. Turnstiles or similar devices that restrict travel to one direction shall not be placed so as to obstruct any required means of egress. Where portable turnstiles are installed for ticketing purposes, such turnstiles shall be moved from the egress path for proper exiting.
Exceptions:
1. Manually-operated turnstiles. Manually-operated turnstiles that consist of revolving devices that turn freely in the direction of exit travel may be used in any occupancy where revolving doors are permitted. Each manually-operated turnstile or similar device shall be credited with no more than a 50-person capacity where all of the following provisions are met:
1.1. Each device shall turn free manually in the direction of egress travel when primary power is lost, and upon the manual release by an employee in the area.
1.2. Such devices are not given credit for more than 50 percent of the required egress capacity or width.
1.3. Each device is not more than 39 inches (990.6 mm) high.
1.4. Each device has not less than 161/2 inches (419.1 mm) clear width at and below a height of 39 inches (990.6 mm) and not less than 22 inches (558.8 mm) clear width at heights above 39 inches (990.6 mm).
[1.5]1.5. Where located as part of an accessible route, turnstiles shall have not less than 36 inches (914.4 mm) clear at and below a height of 34 inches (863.4 mm), not less than 32 inches (812.8 mm) clear width between 34 inches (863.4 mm) and 80 inches (2032 mm) and shall consist of a mechanism other than a revolving device.
2. Automatic turnstiles. Automatic turnstiles that consist of mechanisms other than revolving devices, and are operated by power, such as turnstiles with a photoelectric-actuated mechanism to open the turnstile upon the approach of a person, may be used in any occupancy where revolving doors are permitted. Automatic turnstiles may serve a means of egress system where all of the following provisions are met:
2.1. Each automatic turnstile shall have minimum widths sufficient for the occupant load served and shall provide at least 32 inches (812.8 mm) of clear width at and below a height of 80 inches (2032 mm).
2.2. The design shall be such that in the event of power failure, each automatic turnstile is capable of breaking away manually to permit means of egress travel. The force required to break away these turnstiles manually shall not exceed 13 pounds (57.8 N). The turnstile shall be capable of swinging from any position to the full, clear opening width of the turnstile when a force is applied to the turnstile on the side from which egress is made.
2.3. Each automatic turnstile shall be operable from the egress side without special knowledge or effort.
2.4. Each automatic turnstile shall be connected to the building fire alarm system. Activation of the building fire alarm system shall automatically release each such turnstile to its full, clear opening width, and each such turnstile shall remain in its open position until the fire alarm system has been reset.
[2.5]2.5. Each automatic turnstile shall, upon actuation of a manual release device, automatically open to its full, clear opening width, and shall remain in its open position until the automatic turnstile's access control system is reset. The manual release device shall be clearly identified with ready access that results in direct interruption of power to each turnstile. The manual release device shall be positioned at the fire command center or, if a fire command center is not required, at an approved location near the building entrance where the automatic turnstiles are located.
[2.6]2.6. Each automatic turnstile shall have an integrated emergency power supply.
[2.7]2.7. Each automatic turnstile power supply shall be electrically supervised.
[2.8]2.8. Turnstiles provided for egress purposes in numbers greater than the egress capacity required by this code shall meet the requirements of this section.
[2.9]2.9. Where located as part of an accessible route, such turnstiles shall have at least 36 inches (914.4 mm) clear width at and below a height of 34 inches (863.4 mm), at least 32 inches (812.8 mm) clear width between 34 inches (863.4 mm) and 80 inches (2032 mm).
? 151. Section 1011.12.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1011.12.1 Occupancy Groups I-1, R-1 and R-2. In buildings in Occupancy Groups I-1, [R- 1]R-1 and R-2 two stories or more in height, with roofs having a slope of 15 degrees (0.26 rad) or less, all interior exit stairways, except those terminating at the level of a setback roof, shall extend to the roof surface.
Exceptions:
1. In buildings in Occupancy Groups R- 1 and R-2 that are two stories in height and in Occupancy Group R-2 that are three stories in height with not more than one dwelling unit per story, access to the roof shall be permitted to be a noncombustible roof hatch or trap door not less than 21 inches (533.4 mm) in width and 28 inches (711.2 mm) in length. Such hatches shall be located within the interior exit stairway enclosure and be provided with a stationary, noncombustible access ladder or alternating tread device.
2. In buildings in Occupancy Group R-2 complying with Item 6 of Section 1006.3.2, roof access shall be governed by Item 6.6 of such section.
? 152. Section 1016.3.2 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1016.3.2 Group R-2 high-rise occupancies. In high-rise buildings in Occupancy Group R-2, all doors from a dwelling unit shall open into an intervening public hall. Such public hall shall be constructed as a public corridor in accordance with Section 1020. Opening protectives in accordance with Exception 3 of Section 707.6 shall not be permitted. Such public hall shall provide access to at least two exits.
Exception: Where the only dwelling units on a story of a building are the upper stories of [multi-story]multistory (duplex) dwelling units;
1. Any public halls shall be permitted to provide access to only one exit; or
2. No such public hall shall be required where smoke and draft controlled doors complying with UL 1784 without artificial bottom seals, in accordance with Sections 716.5 and 716.5.7.3 of this code, are provided. This exception shall not be construed to effect, alter, or change any requirement of this code to provide two means of egress from each apartment on each story.
? 153. Section 1023.6 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1023.6 Ventilation. Equipment and ductwork for interior exit stairway and ramp ventilation as permitted by Section 1023.5 shall comply with one of the following items:
1. Such equipment and ductwork shall be located exterior to the building and shall be directly connected to the interior exit stairway and ramp by ductwork enclosed in construction as required for shafts.
2. Where such equipment and ductwork is located within the interior exit [enclosure] stairway and ramp, the intake air shall be taken directly from the outdoors and the exhaust air shall be discharged directly to the outdoors, or such air shall be conveyed through ducts enclosed in construction as required for shafts.
3. Where located within the building, such equipment and ductwork shall be separated from the remainder of the building, including other mechanical equipment, with construction as required for shafts.
In each case, openings into the fire-resistance-rated construction shall be limited to those needed for maintenance and operation and shall be protected by opening protectives in accordance with Section 716 for shaft enclosures.[.]
The interior exit stairway and ramp ventilation systems shall be independent of other building ventilation systems.
? 154. Section 1027.7.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1027.7.3 Balconies and vestibules. Such balconies or vestibules of fire towers shall be level with the floors of the structure and the platforms of the stairs connected by such balconies. Such balconies or vestibules shall be separated from the structure and the stairs by self-closing swinging doors with a [one and]1 1/2-hour fire protection rating, capable of being opened from both sides without the use of a key or other unlocking device.
Balconies or vestibules of fire towers shall open on a street or yard, or on a court open vertically to the sky for its full height, having a minimum net area of 105 square feet (9.7 m2) and a minimum dimension of 7 feet (2133.6 mm). The opening from the vestibule to the street, yard or court shall have a minimum area of 18 square feet (1.7 m2) and a minimum dimension of 30 inches (762 mm). It shall be unlawful to leave openings in the court walls surrounding an interior fire tower, other than the openings from the vestibules, within 15 feet (4572 mm) of the balcony, except that self-closing windows with a 3/4-hour fire protection rating may be used if such windows are at least 10 feet (3048 mm) from the balcony, provided that the area of the court is at least 12 feet by 24 feet (3657.6 mm by 7315.2 mm).

? 155. Section 1028.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1028.1.1 Fire Department access. Where Exception 1 or 2 to Section 1028.1 is not applied, not less than one exit that discharges directly to the exterior shall be accessible to the Fire Department:
1. Through an exit access door directly from the [protected area or vestibule, as applicable] building entrance. Such exit access door shall only be used by the Fire Department and shall not be used as an exit. Signage indicating "No Exit. FDNY Access Only" shall be posted on both sides of the exit access door; or
2. Within a maximum of 100 feet (30 480 mm) from the [exit of the protected area or vestibule, as applicable] building entrance. Such distance shall be measured along a natural and unobstructed path between the nearest points of the exit doors.
? 156. Section 1029.1.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1029.1.1.1 Spaces under grandstands and bleachers. Where spaces under grandstands or bleachers are used for purposes other than [means of egress,] ticket booths less than 100 square feet (9.29 m2); [and] toilet rooms[,]; or means of egress, such spaces shall be separated by fire barriers complying with Section 707 and horizontal assemblies complying with Section 711, with not less than 1-hour fire-resistance-rated construction. An automatic smoke detection system shall be installed in such separated spaces. The system shall be activated in accordance with Section 907.5.
? 157. Section 1029.1.4 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1029.1.4 Design of capacity signs. Signs shall be at least 12 inches (304.8 mm) wide and 16 inches (406.4 mm) high. The lettering shall be red on a white background. The letters shall be at least 1 inch (25.4 mm) high and the numerals at least 11/4 inches (31.75 mm) high. Signs [hall]shall be framed under a transparent protective cover, and permanently mounted in a location that is conspicuously visible to a person entering the space. Signs shall be lighted by artificial illumination at all times during occupancy to maintain at least 5 footcandles (54 lux) on the surface of the sign.
? 158. Section 1029.13.2.2.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1029.13.2.2.1 Construction tolerances. The tolerance between adjacent risers on a stepped aisle that were designed to be equal height shall not exceed 3/16 inch (4.8 mm). Where the stepped aisle is designed in accordance with the [Exception]exception of Section 1029.13.2.2, the stepped aisle shall be constructed so that each riser of unequal height, determined in the direction of descent, is not more than ? inch (9.5 mm) in height different from adjacent risers where stepped aisle treads are less than 22 inches (560 mm) in depth and 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) in height different from adjacent risers where stepped aisle treads are 22 inches (558.8 mm) or greater in depth.
? 159. Table 1106.7.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 1106.7.3
VALET AND ATTENDED ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES
TOTAL PARKING
SPACES PROVIDED
IN PARKING FACILITIES
REQUIRED MINIMUM NUMBER OF
ACCESSIBLE SPACES
1 to 25
[1s]1
26 to 50|1010|51 to 75|1010|76 to 100|1010|101 to 150|1010|151 to 200|1010|201 to 300|1010|301 to 400|1010|401 to 500|10 10|501 to 1,000
2% of total
1,001 and over
20, plus one for each 100,
or fraction thereof, over 1,000

? 160. Section 1107.2.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1107.2.2 Type B+NYC unit toilet and bathing rooms. Where toilet and bathing rooms are provided in a Type B+NYC dwelling unit or sleeping unit, all such toilet and bathing rooms shall comply with Sections 1107.2.2.1 through 1107.2.2.9. Within each such toilet room, at least one lavatory, and one water closet shall comply with Sections 1107.2.2.1 through 1107.2.2.7. Within each bathing room, at least one lavatory, one water closet, and either a bathtub or shower shall comply with Sections 1107.2.2.1 through 1107.2.2.8. Toilet and bathing fixtures shall be in a single room, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel beyond the room in which the fixtures of such toilet or bathing room is located. Additional fixtures shall comply with Section 1107.2.2.9.
Exception for Type A toilet and bathing room: Where at least one toilet and bathing room complying with Sections 1003.11 (Toilet and Bathing Facility) and 1003.3.2 (Turning Space) of ICC A117.1 is provided within a Type B+NYC dwelling unit or sleeping unit in accordance with Items 1 through 3 of this exception, other toilet and bathing rooms in the same unit shall be required to comply only with Sections 1004.3 (Accessible [route]Route), 1004.4 (Walking Surfaces), 1004.5.2 (User Passage Doorways), 1004.9 (Operable Parts) and 1004.11.1 (Grab Bar and Shower Seat Reinforcement) of ICC A117.1. In addition, a vertical grab bar 18 inches (457.2 mm) minimum in length shall be mounted with the bottom of the bar located between 39 inches (990.6 mm) and 41 inches (1041.4 mm) above the floor, and with the center of the bar located at 30 inches (762 mm) from the rear wall. Doors and doorways to such toilet and bathing rooms shall be subject to Section 1107.2.1, Exception 5.
1. At least one lavatory, one water closet and either a bathtub or shower within such toilet or bathing facility shall comply with Section 1003.11 of ICC A117.1. Such toilet and bathing fixtures shall be in a single toilet or bathing area, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel beyond the area in which the fixtures of such toilet or bathing room are located.
2. Toilet paper dispensers within such rooms shall comply with Section 604.7 (Dispensers) of ICC A117.1.
3. Medicine cabinets, if provided, must include a storage shelf no higher than 44 inches (1117.6 mm) above the floor.
? 161. Section 1107.2.6 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1107.2.6 Type B+NYC unit raised or sunken floor area. Where a raised or sunken floor area in a portion of a living, dining, or sleeping room within a Type B+NYC dwelling unit or sleeping unit that is permitted by Section 1004.3 (Accessible [route]Route, Exception 1 and 2) of ICC A117.1 is provided, steps complying with Section 504 (Stairways) of ICC A117.1 with a minimum clear width of 36 inches (914.4 mm) shall connect such portion of raised or sunken floor area to an accessible route. In addition, a minimum area of 80 square feet (7.4 m2), and 8 feet (2438.4 mm) in one dimension, of each of such living, dining, or sleeping room shall be connected by an accessible route that is in compliance with Section 1004.3.2 (Components) of ICC A117.1.
? 162. Section 1109.7.2.2.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1109.7.2.2.1.1 Upon [Activation]activation. The accessibility function button shall be programed to activate the audio output required by Section 1109.7.2.2.2.
? 163. Section 1109.11.2.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1109.11.2.1 Cubicles and counters. At least 5 percent, but not less than one of the cubicles, shall be accessible on both the visitor and detainee sides. Where counters are provided, at least one shall be accessible on both the visitor and detainee sides.
Exception: This requirement shall not apply to the detainee side of cubicles or counters at noncontact visiting areas not serving [Accessible]accessible unit holding cells.
? 164. Section 1111.1 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1111.1 Signs. Required accessible elements shall be identified by the dynamic accessibility symbol, in accordance with Figure 1111.1, at the following locations.
1. Accessible parking spaces required by Section 1106.1.
Exception: Where the total number of parking spaces provided is one, identification of the accessible parking space is not required.
2. Accessible parking spaces required by Section 1106.2.
Exception: In Group I-1, R-2 and R-3 occupancies, where parking spaces are assigned to specific dwelling units or sleeping units, identification of accessible parking spaces is not required.
3. Accessible passenger loading zones.
4. Accessible rooms where multiple single-occupant toilet rooms or bathing rooms are clustered at a single location pursuant to Section 1109.2, Exception 3.Where multiple single user portable toilet or bathing units are clustered at a single location pursuant to Section 1109.2, Exception 8.
5. Accessible entrances where not all entrances are accessible. The sign, where provided, shall include a contact telephone number or instructions to gain access if an otherwise accessible building entrance is locked at all times or locked when the building is otherwise open.
6. Accessible check-out aisles where not all aisles are accessible. The sign, where provided, shall be above the check-out aisle in the same location as the check-out aisle number or type of check-out identification.
7. Family or assisted-use toilet and bathing rooms.
8. Accessible dressing, fitting and locker rooms where not all such rooms are accessible.
9. Accessible areas of rescue assistance in accordance with Section 1009.9.
10. Exterior areas for assisted rescue in accordance with Section 1009.9.
11. In recreational facilities, lockers that are required to be accessible in accordance with Section 1109.9.
12. Accessible seating.
13. Accessible portable toilets.
14. Public telephones.
15. Refuse [Disposal]disposal and [Refuse Storage Rooms] refuse storage rooms.
? 165. Section 1203.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1203.3 Unvented attic and unvented enclosed rafter assemblies. Unvented attics and unvented enclosed roof framing assemblies created by ceilings applied directly to the underside of the roof framing members/rafters and the structural roof sheathing at the top of the roof framing members shall be permitted where all the following conditions are met:
1. The unvented attic space is completely within the building thermal envelope.
2. No interior Class I vapor retarders are installed on the ceiling side (attic floor) of the unvented attic assembly or on the ceiling side of the unvented enclosed roof framing assembly.
3. Where wood shingles or shakes are used, a minimum 1/4-inch (6.4 mm) vented airspace separates the shingles or shakes and the roofing underlayment above the structural sheathing.
4. Insulation shall be located in accordance with the following:
4.1. Item 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3 or 4.1.4 shall be met, depending on the air permeability of the insulation directly under the structural roof sheathing.
4.1.1. Where only air-impermeable insulation is provided, it shall be applied in direct contact with the underside of the structural roof sheathing.
4.1.2. Where air-permeable insulation is provided inside the building thermal envelope, it shall be installed in accordance with Item 4.1. In addition to the air-permeable insulation installed directly below the structural sheathing, rigid board or sheet insulation shall be installed directly above the structural roof sheathing in accordance with the [R values]R-values in Table 1203.3 for condensation control.
4.1.3. Where both air-impermeable and air-permeable insulation are provided, the air-impermeable insulation shall be applied in direct contact with the underside of the structural roof sheathing in accordance with Item 4.1.1 and shall be in accordance with the [R values]R-values in Table 1203.3 for condensation control. The air-permeable insulation shall be installed directly under the air-impermeable insulation.
4.1.4. Alternatively, sufficient rigid board or sheet insulation shall be installed directly above the structural roof sheathing to maintain the monthly average temperature of the underside of the structural roof sheathing above 45?F (7?C). For calculation purposes, an interior air temperature of 68?F (20?C) is assumed and the exterior air temperature is assumed to be the monthly average outside air temperature of the three coldest months.
4.2. Where preformed insulation board is used as the air-permeable insulation layer, it shall be sealed at the perimeter of each individual sheet interior surface to form a continuous layer.
Exception: Section 1203.3 does not apply to special use structures or enclosures such as swimming pool enclosures, data processing centers, hospitals or art galleries.
? 166. Section 1401.2 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1401.2 Construction documents. Construction documents for exterior wall coverings required to be tested in accordance with NFPA 285 pursuant to this code shall include the following data and information:
1. Design documentation of the NFPA 285 tested assembly from the manufacturer shall be included in the construction documents. This shall include section and elevation drawings that identify materials and components of the tested assembly, including panel sizes and joint locations. All components used in the tested assembly shall be clearly identified. Material thicknesses, relative locations of components and offsets shall be fully dimensioned.
2. Information shall be provided for verification in accordance with Sections [1706.16]1705.16 and 1705.20 special inspections.
3. A certification by the applicant that "Any deviation which occurs during the course of installation will be evaluated and approved by the applicant of record or registered design professional. No deviation shall be approved that would result in an assembly that would otherwise fail to pass the acceptance criteria of NFPA 285."
? 167. Section 1407.16 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[1407.16]1409.16 Fireblocking. HPL installations shall be fireblocked in accordance with Section 718.2.6.1.
? 168. The definition of "GREEN ROOF SYSTEM" set forth in section 1502.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
GREEN ROOF SYSTEM.["See definition for VEGETATIVE ROOF."]
? 169. Section 1503.4.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[1503.4.3 Gutters. Gutters placed on the outside of buildings shall be of noncombustible, corrosion-resistant materials. Leaders placed on the outside of buildings shall be of noncombustible, corrosion-resistant materials in accordance with Chapter 11 of the New York City Plumbing Code.]
? 170. Section 1510.2 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1510.2 Bulkheads and penthouses. Bulkheads and penthouses shall comply with the construction requirements of this [Section]section.
? 171. Table 1604.3 footnote i. of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
i. [I]l= Length of the member between supports. For cantilever members, l shall be taken as twice the length of the cantilever.

? 172. Section 1605.2.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1605.2.1 Other loads. Where a structure is located in a V zone or Coastal A zone and Fa is to be considered in design, in addition to the load combinations of Equations 16-1 through 16-7, the structure and portions thereof shall resist the most critical effects of the load combinations of Equations 16-8 and 16-10. Where a structure is located in an A zone and Fa is to be considered in design, in addition to the load combinations of Equations 16-1 through 16-7, structures and portions thereof shall resist the most critical effects of the load combinations of Equation 16-9 and 16-11. Where self-straining loads, T, are considered in design, their structural effects in combination with other loads shall be determined in accordance with Section 2.3.4 of ASCE 7. Where ice loads are to be considered in design, the load combinations of Section 2.3.3 of ASCE 7 shall be used. Refer to the following sections for other load combinations:

? 173. Section 1605.3.1.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1605.3.1.2 Other loads. Where a structure is located in a V zone or Coastal A zone and Fa is to be considered in design, in addition to load combinations of Equations 16-12 through 16-20, structures and portions thereof shall resist the most critical effects of load combinations of Equations 16-21, 16-23 and 16-25. Where a structure is located in an A zone and Fa is to be considered in design, in addition to load combinations of Equations 16-12 through 16-20, structures and portions thereof shall resist the most critical effects of load combinations of Equations 16-22, 16-24 and 16-26. Where self-straining loads, T, are considered in design, their structural effects in combination with other loads shall be determined in accordance with Section 2.4.4 of ASCE 7. Where ice loads are to be considered in design, the load combinations of Section 2.4.3 of ASCE 7 shall be used.
? 174. Table 1607.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 1607.1
MINIMUM UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED LIVE LOADS, LO, AND MINIMUM CONCENTRATED LIVE LOADS[G]g
OCCUPANCY OR USE
UNIFORM
(psf)
CONCENTRATED
(pounds)
1. Apartments (see residential)
-
-
2. Access floor systems
Office use
Computer use

50
100

2,000
2,000
3. Armories and drill rooms
150n
-
4. Assembly areas
Fixed seats (fastened to floor)
Follow spot, projections and control rooms
Lobbies
Movable seats
Private assembly spaces, including conference rooms
Stage floors
Platforms (assembly)
Other assembly spaces

60m
50
100m
100m
50
150n
100m
100m
-

5. Balconies and Decksh
1.5 times the live load for the occupancy served. Not required to exceed 100 psf
-
6. Catwalks
40
300
7. Cornices
60
-
8. Corridors
First floor
Other floors

100
Same as occupancy served except as indicated
-
9. Dining rooms and restaurants
100m
-
10. Dwellings (see residential)
-
-
11. Elevator machine room and control room grating (on area of 2 inches by 2 inches)
-
300
12. Equipment rooms, including pump rooms, generator rooms, transformer vaults, and areas for switch gear, ventilating, air conditioning, and similar electrical and mechanical equipment

75

-
13. Finish light floor plate construction (on area of 1 inch by 1 inch)
-
200
14. Fire escapes (exterior)
On single-family dwellings only
100
40
-
15. Garages (passenger vehicles only)
Trucks and buses
40o
Note a

See Section 1607.7
16. Handrails, guards and grab bars
See Section 1607.8
17. Helipads
See Section 1607.6
18. Hospitals
Corridors above first floor
Operating rooms, laboratories
Patient [Rooms]rooms


80
60
40


1,000
1,000
1,000

19. Hotels (see residential)
-
-
20. Libraries
Corridors above first floor
Reading rooms
Stack rooms


80
60
150b,n


1,000
1,000
1,000

21. Manufacturing
Heavy
Light


250n
125n


3,000
2,000

22. Marquees, except one- and two-family dwellings
75
-
23. Office buildings
Corridors above first floor
File and computer rooms shall be designed for heavier loads based on anticipated occupancy
Lobbies and first-floor corridors
Offices

80

-
100
50


2,000

-
2,000
2,000

24. Penal institutions
Cell blocks
Corridors

40
100
-
25. Recreational uses:
Bowling alleys, poolrooms and similar uses
Dance halls and ballrooms
Gymnasiums
Ice skating rink
Reviewing stands, grandstands and bleachers
Roller skating rink
Stadiums and arenas with fixed seats (fastened to floor)

75m
100m
100m
250n
100c,m
100m
60c,m
-
26. Residential
One- and two-family dwellings
Uninhabitable attics without storagei
Uninhabitable attics with storagei,j,k
Habitable attics and sleeping areask
Canopies, including marquees
All other areas
Hotels and multifamily dwellings
Private rooms and corridors serving them
Public roomsm and corridors serving them


10
20
30
20
40

40
100




-
27. Roofs
All roof surfaces subject to maintenance workers
Awnings and canopies:
Fabric construction supported by a skeleton structure
All other construction, except one- and two-family dwellings
Ordinary flat, pitched, and curved roofs (that are not occupiable)
Primary roof members exposed to a work floor
Single panel point of lower chord of roof trusses or any point along primary structural members supporting roofs over manufacturing, storage warehouses, and repair garages
All other primary roof members
Occupiable roofs:
Roof gardens
Assembly areas
All other similar areas




5m
20
20






100
100m
Note l

300








2,000
300





Note l
28. Schools
Classrooms
Corridors above the first floor
First-floor corridors

40
80
100

1,000
1,000
1,000
29. Scuttles, skylight ribs and accessible ceilings
-
200
30. Sidewalks, vehicular driveways and yards, subject to trucking
300 d,m


8,000[d]e or 20,000d

31. Stairs and exits
One- and two-family dwellings
All other

40
100

300f
300f
32. Storage warehouses (shall be designed for heavier loads if required for anticipated storage)
Heavy
Light


250n
125n

-
33. Stores
Retail
First floor
Upper floors
Wholesale, all floors


100
75
125n


1,000
1,000
1,000
34. Vehicle barriers
See Section 1607.9
35. Walkways and elevated platforms (other than exitways)
60
-
36. Yards and terraces, pedestrians
100m
-

For SI:
1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 square inch = 645.16 mm2,
1 square foot = 0.0929m2,
1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kN/m2,
1 pound = 0.004448 kN,
1 pound per cubic foot = 16 kg/m3.
a. Floors in garages or portions of buildings used for the storage of motor vehicles shall be designed for the uniformly distributed live loads of this Table or the following concentrated loads: (1) for garages restricted to passenger vehicles accommodating not more than nine passengers, 3,000 pounds acting on an area of 41/2 inches by 41/2 inches; (2) for mechanical parking structures without slab or deck which are used for storing passenger vehicles only, 2,250 pounds per wheel.
b. The loading applies to stack room floors that support nonmobile, double-faced library book stacks, subject to the following limitations:
1. The nominal book stack unit height shall not exceed 90 inches;
2. The nominal shelf depth shall not exceed 12 inches for each face; and
3. Parallel rows of double-faced book stacks shall be separated by aisles not less than 36 inches wide.
c. Design in accordance with Section 1029.1.
d. The concentrated wheel load of 20,000 pounds shall be applied on a 20 inch by 10 inch area.
e. The concentrated wheel load shall be applied on an area of 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches.
f. The minimum concentrated load on stair treads shall be applied on an area of 2 inches by 2 inches. This load need not be assumed to act concurrently with the uniform load.
g. Where snow loads occur that are in excess of the design conditions, the structure shall be designed to support the loads due to the increased loads caused by drift buildup or a greater snow design determined by the department (see Section 1608).
h. See Section 1604.8.3 for decks attached to exterior walls.
i. Uninhabitable attics without storage are those where the maximum clear height between the joists and rafters is less than 42 inches, or where there are not two or more adjacent trusses with web configurations capable of accommodating an assumed rectangle 42 inches in height by 24 inches in width, or greater, within the plane of the trusses. This live load need not be assumed to act concurrently with any other live load requirements.
j. Uninhabitable attics with storage are those where the maximum clear height between the joists and rafters is 42 inches or greater, or where there are two or more adjacent trusses with web configurations capable of accommodating an assumed rectangle 42 inches in height by 24 inches in width, or greater, within the plane of the trusses.
The live load need only be applied to those portions of the joists of truss bottom chords where both of the following conditions are met:
i. The attic area is accessible from an opening not less than 20 inches in width by 30 inches in length that is located where the clear height in the attic is a minimum of 30 inches; and
ii. The slopes of the joists or truss bottom chords are no greater than two units vertical in 12 units horizontal.
The remaining portions of the joists or truss bottom chords shall be designed for a uniformly distributed concurrent live load of not less than 10 pounds per square foot.
k. Attic spaces served by stairways other than the pull-down type shall be designed to support the minimum live load specified for habitable attics and sleeping rooms.
l. Areas of occupiable roofs, other than roof gardens and assembly areas, shall be designed for appropriate loads as approved by the department. Unoccupied landscaped areas of roofs shall be designed in accordance with Section 1607.13.3.
m. Live load reduction is not permitted.
n. Live Load reduction is only permitted in accordance with Section 1607.11.1.2 or Item 1 of Section 1607.11.2.
o. Live Load reduction is only permitted in accordance with Section 1607.11.1.3 or Item 2 of Section 1607.11.2.

? 175. Section 1607.7 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1607.7 Heavy [Vehicle]vehicle loads. Floors and other surfaces that are intended to support vehicle loads greater than a 10,000-pound (4535.9 kg) gross vehicle weight rating shall comply with Sections 1607.7.1 through 1607.7.5.

? 176. Section 1607.11.1.4 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1607.11.1.4 Flat [Slab and Flat Plate Construction]slab and flat plate construction. Live loads shall not be reduced for calculating shear stresses at the heads of columns in flat slab or flat plate construction.

? 177. Section 1618.4 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1618.4 Geotechnical peer review. Geotechnical peer reviews are required to be performed in accordance with Section [d] 1815.
? 178. Section 1619.5 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1619.5 Action plan. All temporary structures or temporary construction installations with reduced design environmental loads in accordance with [Sections]Section 1619.3.3 or 1619.4.3 shall include environmental load mitigation measures as part of an action plan to protect the public. The action plan measures shall be indicated on the design drawings required by [Sections]Section 1619.3.1 or 1619.4.1.
Exception: An action plan is not required for:
1. Derricks not permanently mounted to a building. Derricks not permanently mounted to a building shall be secured in accordance with a wind action plan as specified in rules promulgated by the commissioner.
2. Mobile cranes. Mobile cranes shall be secured in accordance with a wind action plan as specified in rules promulgated by the commissioner.
3. A suspended scaffold. Suspended scaffolds shall be secured in accordance with the requirements of Section 3314; requirements for securing suspended scaffolds shall be indicated on design drawings when required by Section 3314.
? 179. Table 1705.2 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

TABLE 1705.2
REQUIRED SPECIAL INSPECTION OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION
TYPE
CONTINUOUS SPECIAL INSPECTION
PERIODIC SPECIAL INSPECTION
REFERENCED STANDARDa
BC REFERENCE
1. Material verification of high-strength bolts, nuts and washers:
a. Identification markings to conform to ASTM standards specified in the approved construction documents.
-
X
AISC 360, Section A3.3; applicable ASTM material specifications; and RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts Section 2
-
b. Manufacturer's certificate of compliance required.
-
X
RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts Section 2.1
-
2. Inspection of high-strength bolting:
a. Snug-tight joints.
-
X
AISC 360 Section M2.5; and RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts Section 9
1705.2.3
b. Pre-tensioned and slip-critical joints using turn-of-nut with matchmarking, twist-off bolt or direct tension indicator methods of installation.
-
X


c. Pre-tensioned and slip-critical joints using turn-of-nut without matchmarking or calibrated wrench methods of installation.
X
-


d. Pre-installation verification testing.
X
-
Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts Section 8.2
1705.2.3.1
3. Material verification of structural steel and cold formed steel deck:
a. For structural steel, identification markings to conform to AISC 360.
-
X
AISC 360 Sections A3.1, N2.1, N3.2 (a) and (k)(1)
-
b. For other steel, identification markings to conform to ASTM standards specified in the approved construction documents.
-
-
Applicable ASTM Standards
-
c. Manufacturers' certified mill test reports.
-
X
Applicable ASTM material standards

4. Material verification of weld filler materials:
a. Identification markings to conform to AWS specification in the approved construction documents.
-
-
AISC 360 Section A3.5 and N3.2(e), and applicable AWS A5 documents; and AWS D1.1 5.3.1 and approved contract documents
-
b. Manufacturer's certificate of compliance required.
-
-
AISC 360 Section A3.5
-
5. Inspection of welding:
a. Structural steel:
-
-
-
-
1) Complete and partial penetration groove welds.
X
-
AWS D1.1
1705.2.1
2) Multipass fillet welds.
X
-


3) Single-pass fillet welds > 5/16".
X
-


4) Plug and slot welds.
X
-


5) Single-pass fillet welds = 5/16".
-
X


6) Floor and roof deck welds.
-
X
AWS D1.3
-
7) Cold-formed steel welds.
-
X
AWS D1.3
-
b. Reinforcing steel:
-
-
AWS D1.4
1903.6.2
1) Pre-welding verification of base metal.
-
X


2) Reinforcing steel-resisting flexural and axial forces in intermediate and special moment frames, and boundary elements of special reinforced concrete shear walls and shear reinforcement.
X
-


3) Shear reinforcement.
X
Note a
-


4) Other reinforcing steel.
-
X
Note b


6. Inspection of steel frame joint details for compliance with approved construction documents:


-
1705.2.2
a. Details such as bracing and stiffening.
-
X


b. Member locations.
-
X


c. Application of joint details at each connection.
-
X


For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
a A minimum of 10 % of shear studs shall be verified for strength of welded connection. If failure is evident on one or more, then the strength of all shear studs shall be verified.
b. Welding of indirect and direct butt joints shall be continuously inspected.

? 180. Section 1705.2.4 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1705.2.4 Special inspection for seismic resistance. In addition to the other special inspection requirements of this code, special inspections of structural steel seismic force resistancing systems and structural steel elements shall be performed in accordance with [Section]Sections 1705.2.4.1 and 1705.2.4.2.

? 181. Table 1705.2.6 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:


TABLE 1705.2.6
REQUIRED SPECIAL INSPECTION OF COLD-FORMED STEEL CONSTRUCTION
TYPE
CONTINUOUS SPECIAL INSPECTION
PERIODIC SPECIAL INSPECTION
REFERENCED STANDARD
BC REFERENCE
1. Material Verification:




a. Verify that identification markings conform to AISI [S240and]S240 and as specified in the approved construction documents.
X

AISI S240, Section D6.5

b. Verify that material is clean, straight and undamaged.

X


2. Inspection of general framing:




a. Verify that member sizes conform to the approved construction documents.

X
AISI S240 Section C

b. Verify that member layout conforms to the approved construction documents.

X


c. Verify that proper bearing lengths are provided in accordance with approved construction documents.

X


d. Verify that punched holes and sheared or flame cut edges of material in members are clean and free from notches and burred edges.

X


3. Inspection of framing connections and anchorages:




a. Verify that screws, bolts, and other fasteners conform to approved construction document requirements for diameter, length, quantity, spacing, edge distance, and location.

X
AISI S240, Section D6.7

b. Verify that manufactured connectors, such as joist hangers, caps, straps, clips, ties, hold-downs, and anchors conform to approved construction document requirements for manufacturer, type, gauge, and fastener requirements.

X
AISI S240 Section B1.5 and Section C4

c. Post-installed connections to concrete.
X

AISI S240 Section D6.9

4. Inspection of welding:




a. Inspect welds in accordance with S240 Section D6.6.

X
AWS D1.3, AISI S240 Section D6.6

b. Additional requirements for welds performed as a part of a lateral force-resisting system
X
Note a

AISI S240 Section D6.9

5. Bracing:




a. Verify that temporary bracing, shoring, jacks, etc., are installed, and not removed until no longer necessary, in accordance with the approved construction documents and approved erection drawings.

X
AISI S240 Section E6

b. Verify that permanent bracing, web stiffeners, bridging, blocking, wind bracing, etc, are installed in accordance with the approved construction documents and approved erection drawings.

X


c. Where a cold-formed steel truss clear span is 60 feet (18 288 mm) or greater, the special inspector shall verify that the temporary installation restraint/bracing and the permanent individual truss member restraint/bracing are installed in accordance with the approved truss submittal package.

X

2211.1.3.2
6. Pre-installation Document Submittals

X
AISI S240, Section D3

7. Lateral Force-Resisting System Additional Requirements

X
AISI S240 Section D6.9

Note a: In accordance with AISI S240 Section D6.9.1, continuous special inspection of weld fit-up in lateral force-resisting systems may be reduced to periodic special inspection upon fulfillment of the conditions of Section D6.9.1.
? 182. Section 1705.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1705.3 Concrete construction. The special inspections and verifications for concrete construction shall be as required by this section and Table 1705.3.
Exceptions:
1. Special inspection shall not be required when specifically indicated as not required on the approved construction documents for:
1.1. Nonstructural concrete slabs supported directly on the ground, including prestressed slabs on grade, where the effective prestress in the concrete is less than 150 psi (1.03 Mpa).
1.2. Concrete foundation(s) for lightweight fences and recreational equipment.
1.3. Concrete patios, site furnishings, garden walls, driveways, sidewalks and similar construction.
2. Testing required by Table 1705.3, Item 6, may be waived by the registered design professional who prepared the approved structural construction documents when such waiver is specifically indicated on such construction documents in the following cases:
2.1. Where the total concrete placement on a given project is less than 50 cubic yards (38.2 m3).
2.2. Isolated spread concrete footings of R-3 buildings three stories or less above grade plan that are fully supported on earth or rock.
2.3. Continuous concrete footings supporting walls of R-3 buildings three stories or less above grade plan that are fully supported on earth or rock where the structural design of the footing is based on a specified compressive strength, f'c, no greater than 2,500 pounds per square inch (psi) (17.2 Mpa), and the compressive strength used in the footing construction is at least 4,000 psi (27.6 Mpa).
? 183. Table 1705.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 1705.3
REQUIRED SPECIAL INSPECTIONS AND TESTS OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
TYPE
CONTINUOUS SPECIAL INSPECTION
PERIODIC SPECIAL INSPECTION
REFERENCED STANDARD
BC REFERENCE
Concrete Special Inspector (Cast-In-Place, Precast, & Prestressed)
Licensed Concrete Testing Laboratory
1. Inspect reinforcement, including prestressing tendons and verify placement.
-
X
ACI 318: 3.5, 7.1 - 7.7
1903.6, 1907.1,
1907.7, 1911.4
X

2. Inspection of reinforcing steel welding in accordance with Table 1705.2, Item 5b.
-
-
AWS D1.4
ACI 318: 3.5.2
1903.6.2


3. Inspect anchors cast in concrete.
X
-
ACI 318: 17.8.2
1901.3
X

4. Inspect anchors post-installed in hardened concrete membersc.
a. Adhesive anchors installed in horizontally or upwardly inclined orientations to resist sustained tension loads.
b. Mechanical anchors and adhesive anchors not defined in 4a.
X
[X]


X
ACI 318: 17.8

X

5. Verifying use of required design mix.
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-
ACI 318: Ch. 4, 5.2-5.4
1904, 1905.2-1905.4,
1911.3

X
6. Prior to concrete placement, fabricate specimens for strength tests, perform slump and air content tests, and determine the temperature of the concrete. Determine water content when required.
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-
ASTM C 172 ASTM C 31
ACI 318: 5.6, 5.8
([Note]Notes a, b)
1905.6, 1911.10

X
7.
a. Inspect concrete and shotcrete placement for proper application techniques.
b. For concrete pumped through a placement boom: Following the lubrication of the concrete placement boom and prior to Contractor's commencement of the concrete pour, observe and document as part of the special inspection of the concrete placement whether the material exiting the hose is concrete exhibiting a uniform matrix of aggregate.
X
-
ACI 318: 5.9, 5.10
1905.9, 1905.10,
1911.6, 1911.7, 1911.8
X

8. Verify maintenance of specified curing temperature and techniques. Monitoring of in-place temperatures per thermal protection plan when required.
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X
ACI 318: 5.11-5.13
1905.11, 1905.13,
1911.9
X

9. Inspect prestressed concrete for:
A. Application of prestressing forces; and
B. Grouting of bonded prestressing tendons.
X

X
-
ACI 318: 18.20
ACI 318: 18.18.4
-
X

10. Inspect erection of precast concrete members.
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X
ACI 318: Ch. 16
-
X

11. Verify in-situ concrete strength, prior to stressing of tendons in post-tensioned concrete and prior to removal of shores and forms from beams and structural slabs.
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X
ACI 318: 6.2
1906.2
-
X
12. Inspect formwork for shape, location, and dimensions of the concrete member being formed.
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X
ACI 318: 6.1.1
1906.2
X

a. Standard sampling rate shall be in accordance with Section 1905.6.2.
b. Four-inch by 8-inch cylinders may be accepted in lieu of 6-inch by 12-inch cylinders at the option of the engineer of record.
c. Specific requirements for special inspection shall be included in the research report for the anchor issued by an approved source in accordance with 17.8.2 in ACI 318, or other qualification procedures. Where specific requirements are not provided, special inspection requirements shall be specified by the registered design professional and shall be approved by the commissioner prior to the commencement of the work.

? 184. Table 1705.4.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:


TABLE 1705.4.3
LEVEL C REQUIRED SPECIAL INSPECTIONS AND TESTS OF MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
MINIMUM TESTS
Verification of f'm and f'AAC in accordance with TMS 602 Article 1.4 B prior to construction and every 5,000 sq. ft. during construction.
Verification of proportions of materials in premixed or preblended mortar, prestressing grout, and grout other than self-consolidating grout, as delivered to the project site in accordance with TMS 602 Article 1.5B.
Verification of Slump flow and Visual Stability Index (VSI) as delivered to the project site in accordance with TMS 602 Article 1.5.B.1.b.3 for self-consolidating grout.
MINIMUM SPECIAL INSPECTION
TYPE
Continuous Special Inspection
Periodic Special Inspection
REFERENCE FOR CRITERIA



BC Section
TMS 402
TMS 602a
1. Verify compliance with required inspection provisions of the construction documents and the approved submittals.
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X
-
-
Art. 1.5
2. Verify that the following are in compliance:
a. Proportions of site-prepared mortar, grout and prestressing grout for bonded tendons.
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X
-
-
Art. 2.6 A
b. Grade, type, and size of reinforcement and anchor bolts, and prestressing grout for bonded tendons.
-
-
-
Sec. 6.1.2, 10.8
Art. 2.4, 3.4
c. Placement of masonry units and construction of mortar joints.
X
X
-
-
Art. 3.3 B
d. Placement of reinforcement, connectors and prestressing tendons and anchorages.
-
X
-
Sec. 6.1.2, 10.8
Art. 3.4, 3.6 A
e. Grout space prior to grouting.
X
-
-
-
Art. 3.2 D
f. Placement of grout and prestressing grout for bonded tendons.
X
-
-
-
Art. 3.5
g. Placement of prestressing grout.
X
-
-
-
Art. 3.6 C
h. Size and location of structural elements.
-
X
-
-
Art. 3.3 F
i. Type, size and location of anchors, including other details of anchorage of masonry to structural members, frames or other construction.
X
-
-
Sec. 1.2.1(e), 14.4.3
-
j. Welding of reinforcement.
X
-
-
Sec. 1.2.1(g), 6.1.6.1.2, 6.1.7.3, 13.7
-
k. Preparation, construction and protection of masonry during cold weather (temperature below 40?F) or hot weather (temperature above 90?F).
-
X
Sec. 2104.2,
2104.3
-
Art. 1.8 C, 1.8 D
l. Application and measurement of prestressing force.
X
-
-
-
Art. 3.6 B
m. Placement of AAC masonry units and construction of thin-bed mortar joints.
X
-
-
-
Art. 3.3 B.9,
3.3 F.1.b
n. Properties of thin-bed mortar for AAC masonry.
X
-
-
-
Art. 2.1 C.1
6. Observe preparation of grout specimens, mortar specimens, and/or prisms.
X
-
-
Sec. 3.1.3
Art. 1.4
For SI: ?C = [(?F) - 32]/1.8, 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2.
a. The specific standards referenced are those listed in Chapter 35.

? 185. Section 1705.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1705.5 Wood construction. Special inspections of site-built assemblies shall be in accordance with Sections 1705.5.1 through 1705.5.4. Special inspections of the fabrication process of prefabricated wood structural elements and assemblies shall be in accordance with Section [1705.10] 1704.2.


? 186. Section 1705.5.2.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

1705.5.2.1 Erection. The use of all metal-plate-connected wood trusses shall be subject to special inspection for compliance with the approved construction documents, the requirements of Sections 1704.1, and the following:

1. All installed materials shall be clean, straight and otherwise undamaged. Members and parts shall not be stretched, bent, or otherwise distorted unless such forming is in the integral part of the design. The special inspector shall ensure that damaged members are not used for construction.
2. Profiles of members used structurally shall conform to the dimensions specified in the approved construction documents. The installation shall be inspected for compliance with the approved construction documents regarding locations, positions, beam separators, bearing surfaces, fasteners, screws, bolts and bracing, as applicable.
3. Temporary bracing, shoring, jacks, etc., shall not be removed until the special inspector determines that the construction conforms with the approved construction document.
4. Where prefabricated metal-plate-connected wood trusses are utilized, such prefabricated wood structural elements and assemblies shall also comply with Section [1705.10] 1704.2. Where any metal-plate connectors are utilized in site-built assemblies, such connections and assemblies shall be subject to special inspection for compliance with the requirements of the approved construction documents and manufacturers' instructions.
? 187. Section 1705.30 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1705.30 Standpipe system special inspection. New and altered standpipe systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with Sections 905 and 1705.30[.1]. Fire pump tests associated with standpipe systems shall be tested in accordance with Section 1705.30.2. The permit holder responsible for the standpipe work shall perform all required acceptance tests, and complete and sign the appropriate contractor's material and test certifications. The special inspector shall witness all required tests, verify that installation of all materials, fittings, hangers, assemblies and signage are in accordance with the approved construction documents, that painting of the standpipe system required by Section 905.11 has been performed and that the contractor has transmitted required maintenance literature and instruction to the owner. The special inspector shall verify that the material and test certification forms have been transmitted to the Fire Department and the Department of Buildings. Seismic bracing shall be inspected in accordance with Section 1705.12.

Exception: The special inspection agency need not witness the hydrostatic pressure test [hen] when such test is witnessed by the department.

? 188. Section 1705.5.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1705.5.3 Prefabricated wood I-joists and/or glued prefabricated parallel chord wood trusses. The fabrication of prefabricated wood I-joists and glued prefabricated parallel chord wood trusses shall be subject to special inspections in accordance with Section 1704.2 and the requirements of Section 2303.1.2.
? 189. Section 1705.5.3.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1705.5.3.1 Erection. The erection of prefabricated wood I-joists and/or glued prefabricated parallel chord wood trusses shall be subject to special inspection for compliance with the approved construction documents, the requirements of Sections 1704.1, and the following:
1. All installed materials shall be clean, straight and otherwise undamaged. Members and parts shall not be stretched, bent, or otherwise distorted unless such forming is in the integral part of the design. The special inspector shall ensure that damaged members are not used for construction.
2. Profiles of members used structurally shall conform to the dimensions specified in the approved construction documents. The installation shall be inspected for compliance with the approved construction documents regarding locations, positions, beam separators, bearing surfaces, fasteners, screws, bolts and bracing, as applicable.
3. The size, location, and number of penetrations shall be inspected for compliance with the approved construction documents and manufacturers' instructions.
4. Temporary bracing, shoring, jacks, etc., shall not be removed until the special inspector determines that they are no longer needed.
? 190. Table 1705.6 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 1705.6
REQUIRED SPECIAL INSPECTIONS OF SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS
TYPE
CONTINUOUS SPECIAL INSPECTION
PERIODIC SPECIAL INSPECTION
1. Special inspection of subsurface investigations, borings and test pits. Boring and test pit operations, and alternative investigation methods, shall be subject to continuous special inspection to verify compliance with Section 1803. Soil sample recovery operations for test pits shall be subject to continuous special inspection to verify compliance with Section 1803.
Exceptions:
1. Cone penetrometer testing used as an alternative investigation method per Section 1803.5.2 shall be subject to periodic special inspection.
2. Existing boring, test pit and alternative investigation records that have been deemed acceptable to the commissioner in accordance with Section 1803.4.2 are not subject to special inspection.
X
-
2. During fill placement. During placement and compaction of the fill material, the special inspector shall determine that the material being used and the maximum lift thickness comply with the approved geotechnical report, as specified in Section 1804.5.
X
-
3. Evaluation of in-place density. The special inspector shall determine that the in-place dry density of the compacted fill complies with the approved construction documents.
X
-
4. Subgrade inspection. Immediately prior to placement of each and every footing, foundation, fill or other supporting materials, the special inspector shall determine that the site has been prepared and is in accordance with the approved geotechnical report.
-
X

? 191. Section 1705.25.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1705.25.3 Excavations. Methods employed to protect the sides of excavations [meeting the requirements of exception 1 of] that require construction documents in accordance with Section 3304.4.1, and blasting for the purpose of excavation shall be subject to special inspections in accordance with Sections 1705.25.7 through 1705.25.10.
? 192. Section 1704.20.8 of the New York city building code, as renumbered section 1705.25.9 by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1705.25.9 Inspection during construction operations. The special inspector shall visit the jobsite at agreed intervals, assess the ongoing work and verify that operations conform with the design documents. Deficiencies shall be reported as required by Section [1704.1.2]1704.1.1.2. In the event unsafe conditions are discovered, the commissioner and the registered design professional employed by the contractor shall be immediately notified by the special inspector.
? 193. Section 1704.38.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[1704.38.1.1] 1705.38.1.1 Water storage tanks. Water storage tanks shall be tested in accordance with Sections 1302.12.2 and 1303.15.4 of the New York City Plumbing Code.
? 194. Section 1803.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1803.3 Material classification. Soil and rock classification shall be based on materials disclosed by borings, test pits or other subsurface exploration methods. Soil classifications shall be determined in accordance with ASTM D2487 (refer to Table 1803.3) and the supplemental definitions contained herein. Rock classifications shall be determined in accordance with generally accepted engineering practice and the supplemental definitions contained herein. Laboratory tests shall be conducted to ascertain these classifications where deemed necessary by the engineer responsible for the geotechnical investigation or the commissioner.
BEDROCK.
1. Hard sound rock (Class 1a). Includes crystalline rocks, such as gneiss, granite, diabase and mica schist. Characteristics are as follows: the rock rings when struck with pick or bar; the rock does not disintegrate after exposure to air or water; the rock breaks with sharp fresh fracture; cracks are unweathered, less than ?-inch (3.2 mm) wide, and generally no closer than 3 feet (914.4 mm) apart; and the RQD (rock quality designation) with a double tube, NX-size diamond core barrel is generally 85 percent or greater for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run; or core recovery with BX-size core is generally 85 percent or greater for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run.
2. Medium hard rock (Class 1b). Includes crystalline rocks of paragraph [(]1[)] of this subdivision, plus marble and serpentinite. Characteristics are as follows: all those listed in paragraph 1 of this subdivision, except that cracks may be 1/4-inch (6.4 mm) wide and slightly weathered, generally spaced no closer than 2 feet (609.6 mm) apart; and the RQD with a double tube, NX-size diamond core barrel is generally between 50 and 85 percent for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run; or core recovery with BX-size core is generally 50 to 85 percent for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run.
3. Intermediate rock (Class 1c). Includes rocks described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this subdivision, plus cemented shales and sandstone. Characteristics are as follows: the rock gives dull sound when struck with pick or bar; does not disintegrate after exposure to air or water; broken pieces may show moderately weathered surfaces; may contain fracture and moderately weathered zones up to 1 inch (25.4 mm) wide spaced as close as 1 foot (304.8 mm) apart; and the RQD with a double tube, NX-size diamond core barrel is generally 35 to 50 percent for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run; or a core recovery with BX-size core of generally 35 to 50 percent for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run.
4. Soft rock (Class 1d). Includes rocks described in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of this subdivision in highly weathered condition, plus talc schist and poorly cemented shales and sandstones. Characteristics are: rock may soften on exposure to air or water; may contain highly weathered zones up to 3 inches (76.2 mm) wide but filled with stiff soil; and either the RQD with a double tube, NX-size diamond core barrel is less than 35 percent for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run or core recovery with BX-size core of generally less than 35 percent for each 5-foot (1524 mm) run, or a value of N60 greater than 50 blows per foot (0.3 meters).
SANDY GRAVEL AND GRAVELS. Consists of coarse-grained material with more than half of the coarse fraction larger than the #4 size sieve and contains little or no fines (GW and GP). The density of these materials shall be determined in accordance with the following:
Dense (Class 2a). These materials have a value of N60 greater than 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Medium (Class 2b). These materials have a value of N60 between 10 and 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Loose (Class 6). These materials have a value of N60 less than 10 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter). These materials shall be considered nominally unsatisfactory bearing materials.
GRANULAR SOILS. These materials are coarse-grained soils consisting of gravel and/or sand with appreciable amounts of fines[,] and gravel. Soil types include GM, GC, SW, SP, SM[,] and SC. The density of granular materials shall be determined in accordance with the following:
Dense (Class 3a). These materials have a value of N60 greater than 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Medium (Class 3b). These materials have a value of N60 between 10 and 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Loose (Class 6). These materials have a value of N60 less than 10 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter). These materials shall be considered nominally unsatisfactory bearing materials.
CLAYS. For soil types SC, CL and CH in the absence of sufficient laboratory data, the consistency of clay materials shall be determined in accordance with the following:
Hard (Class 4a). Clay requiring picking for removal, a fresh sample of which cannot be molded by pressure of the fingers; or having an unconfined compressive strength in excess of 4 TSF (383 kPa); or having a value of N60 greater than 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Stiff (Class 4b). Clay that can be removed by spading, a fresh sample of which requires substantial pressure of the fingers to create an indentation; or having an unconfined compressive strength of between 1 TSF (95.8 kPa) and 4 TSF (383 kPa); or having a value of N60 between 8 and 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Medium (Class 4c). Clay that can be removed by spading, a fresh sample of which can be molded by substantial pressure of the fingers; or having an unconfined compressive strength of between 0.5 TSF (47.9 kPa) and 1 TSF (95.8 kPa); or having a value of N60 between 4 and 8 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Soft (Class 6). Clay, a fresh sample of which can be molded with slight pressure of the fingers; or having an unconfined compressive strength of less than 0.5 TSF (47.9 kPa); or having [a] a value of N60 less than 4 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter). This material shall be considered nominally unsatisfactory bearing material.
SILTS AND CLAYEY SILTS. For soil types ML and MH in the absence of sufficient laboratory data, the consistency of silt materials shall be determined in accordance with the following:
Dense (Class 5a). Silt with a standard penetration test where the value of N60 greater than 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Medium (Class 5b). Silt with a standard penetration test where the value of N60 between 10 and 30 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meter).
Loose (Class 6). Silt with a standard penetration test where the value of N60 fewer than 10 blows per 1 foot (0.3 meters). This material shall be considered nominally unsatisfactory bearing material.

? 195. Section 1803.7 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1803.7 Construction documents. Construction documents shall be prepared in accordance with Section [106.7.1] 107.7.1.
? 196. Section 1811.7.3 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1811.7.3 Dimensions of [Structural Steel H-piles]structural steel H-piles. Sections of structural steel H-piles shall comply with the requirements for HP shapes in ASTM A6 or the following:
1. The flange projections shall not exceed 14 times the minimum thickness of metal in either the flange or the web and the flange widths shall not be less than 80 percent of the depth of the section.
2. The nominal depth in the direction of the web shall not be less than 8 inches ([203] 203.2 mm).
3. Flanges and web shall have a minimum nominal thickness of ? inch (9.5 mm).
? 197. Section 1812.7.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1812.7.3 Rock socket design. The depth of the rock socket in Class 1c rock or better shall be sufficient to develop the full load-bearing capacity of the caisson pile based upon the sum of the allowable bearing pressure on the bottom of the socket in accordance with Table 1806.1 plus an allowable bond stress of 200 psi (1379 kPa) on the sides of the socket. The depth of the socket in Class 1c rock or better below the bottom of the pipe shall not be less than 3 feet (914.4 mm) or the outside diameter of the pipe.
1812.7.3.1 Increased allowable bond stress. Load tests, with instrumentation in the rock socket to demonstrate the transfer of force to the rock, shall be performed to justify the use of bond stresses above 200 psi (1379 kPa). A minimum factor of safety of 2 shall be applied to the ultimate test load where an increase in allowable bond stress is sought. A report summarizing the methods and results of the load test shall be submitted to the commissioner for approval.
[1812.7.3.2]1812.7.3.1.1 Minimum number of load tests. In each area of the foundation site within which the subsurface soil and rock conditions are "substantially similar" in character, as determined by the engineer, at least one load test shall be performed for the largest caisson pile diameter used on a site occupying a total area of 80,000 square feet (7432.2 m2) or less. For sites greater than 80,000 square feet (7432.2 m2), an additional load test shall be performed for every 80,000 square feet (7432.2 m2) of added footprint area.
? 198. Section 1817.3.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.3.1 Assessment of the building and the subsurface conditions[:]. The engineer shall assess the condition of the existing building, and the subsurface conditions of the construction site and adjacent property, to an extent sufficient for determining acceptable method(s) of support, including underpinning or alternate methods of support. As necessary, the assessment shall be based on visual observations, calculations, review of the geotechnical report prepared for the project in accordance with Section 1803.6 and review of other available documentation. The investigation shall include, as necessary, but need not be limited to, the following items:
1. An evaluation of the vertical load path of the building as it relates to the location of the proposed underpinning or alternate method of support.
2. An evaluation of the lateral load path of the building as it relates to the location of the proposed underpinning or alternate method of support.
3. Calculations of the vertical and lateral loads at the foundations to be underpinned or supported by an alternate method of support.
4. A determination of the type and condition of the above grade elements to be supported or potentially affected by the work.
5. A survey of deviations from plumb or horizontal position of the building.
6. Identification of conspicuous structural defects, including but not limited to: bowing, significant cracking, structural degradation or unusual slenderness. A detailed description of such items shall be provided, with photographs and mapping if possible.
7. A determination of acceptable thresholds for maximum vertical and lateral movement, maximum permissible vibrations, the required monitoring and the protocols for exceedances.
8. A determination of the type and condition of the foundation elements to be supported or potentially affected by the work.
9. A test pit at each substantial change in foundation type or building geometry. Records of the test pits shall include the following:
a. A description of the construction materials and condition of the footing, foundation wall and/or foundation system.
b. The bottom elevation of the wall(s) and/or footing(s).
c. The classification of the soil or rock the foundation bears upon.
d. Photographs and sketches of the test pit.
10. An assessment of the allowable bearing pressure of the soils supporting the existing foundation(s) per Section 1806.
11. An assessment of potential reductions to the allowable bearing pressure due to the proposed excavation.
12. The lateral earth, surcharge, and water pressures that will be present on the elements of the proposed underpinning or alternate method of support.
13. An analysis of the subsurface conditions and their potential impacts on the underpinning or alternate method of support work such as, but not limited to: high water table and need for dewatering, loose soils, potentially running soils, presence of boulders, or other factors that could impact the design or construction of the underpinning or alternate method of support.
14. An assessment of the allowable bearing pressure of the soils supporting the underpinning or alternate method of support during the installation sequence and in the permanent condition.
15. An assessment of the anticipated settlement during the underpinning or alternate method of support, and soil and foundation work.
16. Any additional information requested by the commissioner.
? 199. Section 1817.4 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.4 Suitable [Methods of Support]methods of support. Where a method of support for an existing building is required, such underpinning or alternate method of support shall be designed as a permanent structural element specific to the building using the methods described in Sections 1817.4.1 through 1817.4.3. The underpinning or alternate method of support shall be installed in accordance with provisions of this chapter and Chapter 33 and shall be inspected in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17.
? 200. Section 1817.6 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.6 Minimum requirements for construction documents. Construction documents for methods of support of adjacent buildings shall include the following information:
1. Indicate the type of adjacent foundation, including type of material.
2. The bearing elevation(s) of the adjacent building foundation and its soil classification.
3. For deep foundations, type and location including top and bottom elevations of deep foundation elements.
4. The elevations of all floor levels at grade and below in the adjacent building.
5. Plans, cross-sections, and elevations views as necessary, to illustrate all conditions of the adjacent building relevant to the operation, including the below grade portions and the depth of the proposed excavation.
6. Details and criteria for monitoring the building or wall being supported, including but not limited to criteria and thresholds for movements as specified in Section 1817.9 and Chapters 17 and 33.
7. A fully detailed design of the method of support including any required bracing.
[a.] 7.1. For pit-pier underpinning, a detailed design for the timber shoring of the pit excavations shall also be provided.
8. A step by step procedure describing the installation of the elements of the method of support.
[a.] 8.1. For pit-pier underpinning, the procedure shall include a diagram indicating the sequence of the pit installation and a detailed procedure of the installation of the shoring for the pit excavations.
9. The elevation of the water table, need for dewatering as noted in the evaluation report, and the maximum permissible drawdown.
10. References alerting the contractor and the special inspector to review the evaluation report of the adjacent building prior to the start of work.
11. Plans, sections, and elevation views of all methods of support.
12. Soil classification of the required bearing stratum for the elements of the method of support.
[a.] 12.1. For pit-pier underpinning, also include the required allowable bearing pressure below the pier.
13. A load table or diagram shall be provided to indicate the following:
[a.] 13.1. Total gravity load in underpinning pier or alternate method of support.
[b.] 13.2. Total lateral load in underpinning piers or alternate method of support.
? 201. Section 1817.7 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.7 Additional requirements for pit-pier underpinning. When the method of support selected is pit-pier underpinning, the design shall meet the following minimum criteria:
1. After installation of each pit-pier, the approach pit shall be back filled.
2. In no case shall the general site excavation expose more than one third of the total height of a pit-pier, unless:
2.1. A pit-pier bracing system designed by the engineer is installed or;
2.2. The calculated capacity of the individual pit-pier to resist lateral loading at a greater depth is identified on the drawings.
3. Pit-piers shall be preloaded by wedging, use of permanent jacks, or by other means designed by the engineer.
4. Any voids between the bottom of the foundation and the top of the pit-pier shall be filled with dry-pack or equivalent. Dry-pack shall be composed of nonshrink material and be no more than 3 inches (76 mm) in thickness.
5. The need for jacking and all associated jacking requirements shall be determined by the engineer responsible for the underpinning design.
6. The width of pit-piers shall not exceed 4 feet (1219 mm) unless the calculations determine that a wider pit-pier is acceptable.
7. Shear transfer shall be designed and installed between adjacent pit-piers.
8. The bottom of pit-pier elevation shall be a minimum of one foot below the bottom of the future adjacent excavation.
? 202. Section 1817.7.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.7.1.1 Excavation [Methods]methods. Pit-pier excavations shall be performed using hand held tools. Excavation using backhoes or other mechanical means to excavate the pit-piers is prohibited.
? 203. Section 1817.7.1.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.7.1.3 Pit [Excavation]excavation below the lowest installed lagging board. Lagging boards shall be installed as the excavation proceeds to limit soil loss. In no case shall excavation proceed more than 2 feet (609.6 mm) below the lowest installed lagging board. At completion of pit excavation, the pit shall be fully lagged.
? 204. Section 1817.10 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1817.10 Special [Inspection]inspection. Special inspection shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 17.
? 205. Section 1818.3 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1818.3 Geotechnical peer review qualifications[:]. The geotechnical peer review shall be performed by a qualified independent geotechnical engineer who has been retained by or on behalf of the owner. A geotechnical peer reviewer shall meet the requirements of the rules of the department.
? 206. Section 1818.4 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1818.4 Extent of [Geotechnical Peer Review]geotechnical peer review. The extent of the geotechnical peer review shall be performed in accordance with Section 1818.4.1.
? 207. Section 1818.4.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1818.4.1 Scope. The geotechnical peer reviewer shall review the plans and specifications submitted with the permit application for general compliance with the foundation design provisions of this code. The reviewing engineer shall perform the following tasks at a minimum:
1. Confirm that the subsurface investigation meets the requirements of this code.
2. Confirm that the geotechnical report and supplemental reports, including foundation recommendations and testing, meet the requirements of this code.
3. Provide independent check on foundation capacities. This check must include the structural and geotechnical capacity of the foundation element, if not covered by the structural peer review.
4. Where uplift resistance is required, provide independent check on prestressed anchor or pile design.
5. Perform independent settlement calculations.
6. Confirm the design assumptions made by the geotechnical and structural engineers pertaining to the soil-foundation structure interaction are coordinated and consistent.
7. Confirm that potential impacts on adjacent structures due to foundation construction have been addressed in accordance with this code.
8. Review seismic analysis including any site-specific analysis, associated mitigation methods, and analyses pertaining to liquefaction for conformance with codes.
? 208. Section 1905.3.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1905.3.1 Required [Strength]strength. If the required f'cr is obtained for trial batch mixes prior to the date specified, the trial mix design may be approved by the registered design professional of record for the structural design.
? 209. Section 1905.6.3.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
1905.6.3.1 Mix [Design]design. The special inspector shall verify that the proportions indicated on the batch ticket for the concrete delivered to the construction site are as per the approved concrete mix design prior to concrete placement (see Table 1705.3 of this code). Concrete that does not meet the requirements of the approved concrete mix design shall be rejected.
? 210. Section 2110.1.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2110.1.1 Limitations. Solid or hollow approved glass block shall not be used in fire walls, party walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers, or for load-bearing construction. Such blocks shall be erected with mortar and reinforcement in metal channel-type frames, structural frames, masonry or concrete recesses, embedded panel anchors as provided for both exterior and interior walls or other approved joint materials. Wood strip framing shall not be used in walls required to have a fire-resistance rating by other provisions of this code.
Exceptions:
1. Glass-block assemblies having a fire protection rating of not less than 3/4 hour shall be permitted as opening protectives in accordance with Section 716 in fire barriers, fire partitions and smoke barriers that have a required fire-resistance rating of 1 hour and do not enclose exit stairways or exit passageways.
2. Glass-block assemblies as permitted in Section 404.6, Exception 1.
? 211. Section 2112.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2112.5 Masonry heater clearance. Combustible materials shall not be placed within 36 inches (914 mm) or the distance of the allowed reduction method from the outside surface of a masonry heater in accordance with NFPA 211, Section [2.6]12.6, and the required space between the heater and combustible material shall be fully vented to permit the free flow of air around all heater surfaces.
Exceptions:
1.Where the masonry heater wall thickness is at least 8 inches (203 mm) of solid masonry and the wall thickness of the heat exchange channels is not less than 5 inches (127 mm) of solid masonry, combustible materials shall not be placed within 4 inches (102 mm) of the outside surface of a masonry heater. A clearance of not less than 8 inches (203 mm) shall be provided between the gas-tight capping slab of the heater and a combustible ceiling.
2. Masonry heaters listed and labeled in accordance with UL 1482 or EN 15250 and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
? 212. Section 2204.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2204.2 Bolting. The design, installation and inspection of bolts shall be in accordance with the requirements of Sections 2205, 2206, 2207, 2210 and 2211. [Special] For special inspection of the installation of high-strength bolts, see Section 1705.2.
? 213. Section 2207.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2207.5 Certification. [At completion of manufacture, the steel joist manufacturer shall submit a certificate of compliance in accordance with Section 1704.2.2 stating that work was performed in accordance with approved construction documents and with SJI specifications listed in Section 2207.1] Open web steel joists shall comply with Section 1704.2 for special inspection requirements or Section 1704.2.2 when an approved fabricator is used in lieu of special inspections.
? 214. Section 2303.4.1.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2303.4.1.1 Truss design drawings. Truss construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional and the written, graphic and pictorial depiction of each individual truss shall be provided to the commissioner and approved prior to installation. Truss design drawings shall also be provided with the shipment of trusses delivered to the job site. Truss design drawings shall include, at a minimum, the information specified below:
1. Slope or depth, span and spacing;
2. Location of all joints and support locations;
3. Number of plies, if greater than one;
4. Required bearing widths;
5. Design loads as applicable, including:
5.1. Top chord live load;
5.2. Top chord dead load;
5.3. Bottom chord live load;
5.4. Bottom chord dead load;
5.5. Additional loads and locations; and
5.6. Environmental design criteria and loads (wind, rain, snow, seismic, etc.).
6. Other lateral loads, including drag strut loads;
7. Adjustments to wood member and metal connector plate design value for conditions of use;
8. Maximum reaction force and direction, including maximum uplift reaction forces where applicable;
9. Joint connection type and description, such as size and thickness or gage, and the dimensioned location of each joint connector except where symmetrically located relative to the joint interface;
10. Size, species and grade for each wood member;
11. Truss-to-truss connections and truss field assembly requirements;
12. Calculated span-to-deflection ratio and maximum vertical and horizontal deflection for live and total load as applicable;
13. Maximum axial tension and compression forces in the truss members;
14. Required permanent individual truss member restraint location and the method and details of restraint/bracing to be used in accordance with Section 2303.4.1.2; and
15. Required temporary individual and system truss member restraint/bracing requirements for safe handling and field assembly.
? 215. Section 2303.4.7 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2303.4.7 Glued prefabricated parallel chord wood trusses. In addition to Sections 2303.4.1 through 2303.4.5, the design, manufacture and quality assurance of glued prefabricated parallel chord wood trusses [shall be in accordance with the rules of the department] must be acceptable to the commissioner. Job-site inspections shall be in compliance with Sections [1704.6.2] 1705.5.2 and [1704.6.3]1705.5.3, as applicable.3301.9

? 216. Table 2304.10.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

TABLE 2304.10.1
FASTENING SCHEDULE
DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING ELEMENTS
NUMBER AND TYPE OF FASTENER
SPACING AND LOCATION
Roof
1. Blocking between ceiling joists, rafters or trusses to top plate or other framing below
3-8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
3-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3??14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Each end, toenail
Blocking between rafters or truss not at the wall top plate, to rafter or truss
2-8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?)
2-3? ? 0.131? nails
2-3? 14 gage staples
Each end, toenail

2-16 d common (31/2? ? 0.162?)
3-3? ? 0.131? nails
3-3? 14 gage staples
End nail
Flat blocking to truss and web filler
16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?) @ 6? o.c.
3? ? 0.131? nails @ 6? o.c.
3? ? 14 gage staples @ 6? o.c
Face nail
2. Ceiling joists to top plate
3-8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
3-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Each joist, toenail
3. Ceiling joist not attached to parallel rafter, laps over partitions (no thrust) (see Section 2308.7.3.1, Table 2308.7.3.1)
3-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Face nail
4. Ceiling joist attached to parallel rafter (heel joint) (see Section 2308.7.3.1, Table 2308.7.3.1)
Per Table 2308.7.3.1
Face nail
5. Collar tie to rafter
3-10d common (3? ? 0.148?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Face nail
6. Rafter or roof truss to top plate (See Section 2308.7.5, Table 2308.7.5)
3-10 common (3? ? 0.148?); or
3-16d box (31/2? ? 0.135?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131 nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Toenailc
7. Roof rafters to ridge valley or hip rafters; or roof rafter to 2-inch ridge beam
2-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
3-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown; or
End nail

3-10d common (3? ? 0.148?); or
4-16d box (31/2? ? 0.135?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Toenail
Wall
8. Stud to stud (not at braced wall panels)
16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?);
24? o.c. face nail

10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
16? o.c. face nail
9. Stud to stud and abutting studs at intersecting wall corners (at braced wall panels)
16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
16? o.c. face nail

16d box (31/2? ? 0.135?); or
12? o.c. face nail

3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
12? o.c. face nail
10. Built-up header (2? to 2? header)
16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
16? o.c. each edge, face nail

16d box (31/2? ? 0.135?)
12? o.c. each edge, face nail
11. Continuous header to stud
4-8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?)
Toenail
12. Top plate to top plate
16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
16? o.c. face nail

10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
12? o.c. face nail
13. Top plate to top plate, at end joints
8-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
12-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
12-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
12-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Each side of end joint, face nail (minimum 24" lap splice length each side of end joint)
14. Bottom plate to joist, rim joist, band joist or blocking (not at braced wall panels)
16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
16" o.c. face nail

16d box (31/2? ? 0.135?); or
3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
12" o.c. face nail
15. Bottom plate to joist, rim joist, band joist or blocking at braced wall panels
2-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
3-16d box (31/2? ? 0.135?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
16" o.c. face nail
16. Stud to top or bottom plate
4-8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown; or
Toenail

2-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
3-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
End nail
17. Top plates, laps at corners and intersections
2-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
3-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Face nail
18. 1" brace to each stud and plate
2-8d common (21/2" ? 0.131"); or
2-10d box (3" ? 0.128"); or
2-3" ? 0.131" nails; or
2-3" 14 gage staples, 7/16" crown
Face nail
19. 1" ? 6" sheathing to each bearing
2-8d common (21/2" ? 0.131"); or
2-10d box (3" ? 0.128")
Face nail
20. 1" ? 8" and wider sheathing to each bearing
3-8d common (21/2" ? 0.131"); or
3-10d box (3" ? 0.128")
Face nail
Floor
21. Joist to sill, top plate, or girder
3-8d common (21/2" ? 0.131"); or [floor]
3-10d box (3" ? 0.128"); or
3-3" ? 0.131" nails; or
3-3" 14 gage staples, 7/16" crown
Toenail
22. Rim joist, band joist, or blocking to top plate, sill or other framing below
8d common (21/2" ? 0.131"); or
10d box (3" ? 0.128"); or
3" ? 0.131" nails; or
3" 14 gage staples, 7/16" crown
6" o.c., toenail
23. 1" ? 6" subfloor or less to each joist
2-8d common (21/2" ? 0.131"); or
2-10d box (3" ? 0.128")
Face nail
24. 2" subfloor to joist or girder
2-16d common (31/2" ? 0.162")
Face nail
25. 2" planks (plank & beam - floor & roof)
2-16d common (31/2" ? 0.162")
Each bearing, face nail
26. Built-up girders and beams, 2" lumber layers
20d common (4" ? 0.192")
32" o.c., face nail at top and bottom staggered on opposite sides

10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
24" o.c. face nail at top and bottom staggered on opposite sides

And:
2-20d common (4? ? 0.192?); or
3-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
3-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
3-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Ends and at each splice, face nail
27. Ledger strip supporting joists or rafters
3-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Each joist or rafter, face nail
28. Joist to band joist or rim joist
3-16d common (31/2? ? 0.162?); or
4-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
4-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
4-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
End nail
29. Bridging or blocking to joist, rafter or truss
2-8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
2-10d box (3? ? 0.128?); or
2-3? ? 0.131? nails; or
2-3? 14 gage staples, 7/16? crown
Each end, toenail
Wood structural panels (WSP), subfloor, roof and interior wall sheathing to framing and particleboard wall sheathing to framinga

Edges
(inches)
Intermediate supports
(inches)
30. 3/8? - 1/2?
6d common or deformed (2? ? 0.113?) (subfloor and wall)|1010|12

8d common or deformed (21/2? ? 0.113?) (roof) or RSRS-01 (23/8" x 0.113") nail (roof)d|1010|12

23/8? ? 0.113? nail (subfloor and wall) |1010|12

13/4? 16 gage staple, 7/16? crown
(subfloor and wall)|101010|
23/8? ? 0.113? nail (roof)|101010|
13/4? 16 gage staple, 7/16? crown (roof)|101010|31. 19/32? - 3/4?
8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
6d deformed (2? ? 0.113?) (subfloor and wall)|1010|12

8d common or deformed (21/2? ? 0.131?) or RSRS-01 (23/8? ? 0.113?? nail (roof)d|1010|12

23/8? ? 0.113? nail; or
2? 16 gage staple, 7/16? crown|101010|32. 7/8? - 11/4?
10d common (3? ? 0.148?); or
8d deformed (21/2? ? 0.131?) |1010|12
Other exterior wall sheathing
33. 1/2? fiberboard sheathingb
11/2? galvanized roofing nail
(7/16? head diameter); or
11/4? 16 gage staple with 7/16? or 1? crown|101010|34. 25/32? fiberboard sheathingb
13/4? galvanized roofing nail
(7/16? diameter head); or
11/2? 16 gage staple with 7/16? or 1? crown|101010|Wood structural panels, combination subfloor underlayment to framing
35. 3/4? and less
8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
6d deformed (2? ? 0.113?)|1010|12
36. 7/8? - 1?
8d common (21/2? ? 0.131?); or
8d deformed (21/2? ? 0.131?)|1010|12
37. 11/8? - 11/4?
10d common (3? ? 0.148?); or
8d deformed (21/2? ? 0.131?)|1010|12
Panel siding to framing
38. 1/2? or less
6d corrosion-resistant siding
(17/8? ? 0.106?); or
6d corrosion-resistant casing (2? ? 0.099?)|1010|12
39. 5/8?
8d corrosion-resistant siding
(23/8? ? 0.128?); or
8d corrosion-resistant casing
(21/2? ? 0.113?)|1010|12
Interior paneling
40. 1/4?
4d casing (11/2? ? 0.080?); or
4d finish (11/2? ? 0.072?)|1010|12
41. 3/8?
6d casing (2? ? 0.099?); or
6d finish (Panel supports at 24 inches)|1010|12
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
a. Nails spaced at 6 inches at intermediate supports where spans are 48 inches or more. For nailing of wood structural panel and particleboard diaphragms and shear walls, refer to Section 2305. Nails for wall sheathing are permitted to be common, box or casing.
b. Spacing shall be 6 inches on center on the edges and 12 inches on center at intermediate supports for nonstructural applications. Panel supports at 16 inches (20 inches if strength axis in the long direction of the panel, unless otherwise marked).
c. Where a rafter is fastened to an adjacent parallel ceiling joist in accordance with this schedule and the ceiling joist is fastened to the top plate in accordance with this schedule, the number of toenails in the rafter shall be permitted to be reduced by one nail.
d. RSRS-01 is a Roof Sheathing Ring Shank nail meeting the specifications of ATSM F1667.

? 217. Section 2306.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2306.1 Allowable stress design. The design and construction of wood elements in structures using allowable stress design shall be in accordance with the following applicable standards:
American Wood Council.
ANSI/AWC NDS National Design Specification for Wood Construction
ANSI/AWC SDPWS Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
ASABE EP 484.3 Diaphragm Design of Metal-clad, Wood-frame Rectangular Buildings
ASABE EP 486.2 Shallow Post Foundation Design
ASABE EP 559.1 Design Requirements and Bending Properties for Mechanically Laminated Wood Assemblies
APA-The Engineered Wood Association.
ANSI 117 Standard Specifications for Structural Glued Laminated Timber of Softwood Species
ANSI A190.1 Structural Glued Laminated Timber
Panel Design Specification
Plywood Design Specification Supplement 1 - Design & Fabrication of Plywood Curved Panel
Plywood Design Specification Supplement 2 - Design & Fabrication of Glued Plywood-lumber Beams
Plywood Design Specification Supplement 3 - Design & Fabrication of Plywood Stressed-skin Panels
Plywood Design Specification Supplement 4 - Design & Fabrication of Plywood Sandwich Panels
Plywood Design Specification Supplement 5 - Design & Fabrication of All-plywood Beams
APA T300 Glulam Connection Details
APA S560 Field Notching and Drilling of Glued Laminated Timber Beams
APA S475 Glued Laminated Beam Design Tables
APA X440 Product and Application Guide: Glulam
APA R540 Builders Tips: Proper Storage and Handling of Glulam Beams
Truss Plate Institute, Inc.
TPI 1 National Design Standard for Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Construction
West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau
AITC 104 Typical Construction Details
AITC 110 Standard Appearance Grades for Structural Glued Laminated Timber
AITC 113 Standard for Dimensions of Structural Glued Laminated Timber
AITC 119 Standard Specifications for Structural Glued Laminated Timber of Hardwood Species
AITC 200 Inspection Manual


? 218. Table 2306.2(1) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended by deleting Figures for Cases 1 to 6 as follows:
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? 219. Section 2308.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2308.2 Limitations. Buildings are permitted to be constructed in accordance with the provisions of conventional light-frame construction, subject to the limitations in Sections [308.2.1]2308.2.1 through 2308.2.6.
? 220. Section 2308.5.4 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2308.5.4 Nonload-bearing walls and partitions. In nonload-bearing walls and partitions that are not part of a braced wall panel, studs shall be spaced not more than [4]24 inches (610 mm) on center. In interior nonload-bearing walls and partitions, studs are permitted to be set with the long dimension parallel to the wall. Where studs are set with the long dimensions parallel to the wall, use of utility grade lumber or studs exceeding 10 feet (3048 mm) is not permitted. Interior nonload-bearing partitions shall be capped with [no] not less than a single top plate installed to provide overlapping at corners and at intersections with other walls and partitions. The plate shall be continuously tied at joints by solid blocking not less than 16 inches (406 mm) in length and equal in size to the plate or by 1/2-inch by 11/2-inch (12.7 mm by 38 mm) metal ties with spliced sections fastened with two 16d nails on each side of the joint.
? 221. Section 2308.5.5.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2308.5.5.1 Openings in exterior bearing walls. Headers shall be provided over each opening in exterior bearing walls. The size and spans in Table 2308.4.1.1(1) are permitted to be used for one- and two-family dwellings. Headers for other buildings shall be designed in accordance with Section 2301.2, Item 1 or 2. Headers shall be of two pieces of nominal 2-inch (51 mm) framing lumber set on edge as permitted by Table 2308.4.1.1(1) and nailed together in accordance with Table 2304.10.1 or of solid lumber of equivalent size.
Wall studs shall support the ends of the header in accordance with Table 2308.4.1.1(1). Each end of a lintel or header shall have a bearing length of not less [that]than 11/2 inches (38 mm) for the full width of the lintel.
? 222. The footnotes to table 2308.7.2(2) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, are amended to read as follows:
Check sources for availability of lumber in lengths greater than 20 feet.

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = [04.8]304.8 mm, 1 pound per square foot =[.0479]0.0479 kPa.
a. The tabulated rafter spans assume that ceiling joists are located at the bottom of the attic space or that some other method of resisting the outward push of the rafters on the bearing walls, such as rafter ties, is provided at that location. Where ceiling joists or rafter ties are located higher in the attic space, the rafter spans shall be multiplied by the following factors:
Hc/HR
Rafter Span Adjustment Factor
1/3
0.67
1/4
0.76
1/5
0.83
1/6
0.90
1/7.5 or less
1.00
where:
Hc = Height of ceiling joists or rafter ties measured vertically above the top of the rafter support walls.
HR = Height of roof ridge measured vertically above the top of the rafter support walls.
b. Span exceeds 26 feet in length. Check sources for availability of lumber in lengths greater than 20 feet.
? 223. The footnotes to table 2308.7.2(3) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, are amended to read as follows:

Check sources for availability of lumber in lengths greater than 20 feet.

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot =[04.8]304.8 mm, 1 pound per square foot =[.0479]0.0479 kPa.
a. The tabulated rafter spans assume that ceiling joists are located at the bottom of the attic space or that some other method of resisting the outward push of the rafters on the bearing walls, such as rafter ties, is provided at that location. Where ceiling joists or rafter ties are located higher in the attic space, the rafter spans shall be multiplied by the following factors:
Hc/HR
Rafter Span Adjustment Factor
1/3
0.67
1/4
0.76
1/5
0.83
1/6
0.90
1/7.5 or less
1.00
where:
Hc = Height of ceiling joists or rafter ties measured vertically above the top of the rafter support walls.
HR = Height of roof ridge measured vertically above the top of the rafter support walls.
b. Span exceeds 26 feet in length.

? 224. The footnotes to table 2308.7.2(4) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, are amended to read as follows:

Check sources for availability of lumber in lengths greater than 20 feet.

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = [04.8]304.8 mm, 1 pound per square foot = [.0479]0.0479 kPa.
a. The tabulated rafter spans assume that ceiling joists are located at the bottom of the attic space or that some other method of resisting the outward push of the rafters on the bearing walls, such as rafter ties, is provided at that location. Where ceiling joists or rafter ties are located higher in the attic space, the rafter spans shall be multiplied by the following factors:
Hc/HR
Rafter Span Adjustment Factor
1/3
0.67
1/4
0.76
1/5
0.83
1/6
0.90
1/7.5 or less
1.00
where:
Hc = Height of ceiling joists or rafter ties measured vertically above the top of the rafter support walls.
HR = Height of roof ridge measured vertically above the top of the rafter support walls.
b. Span exceeds 26 feet in length.
? 225. Section 308.7.10 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[308.7.10]2308.7.10 Roof sheathing. Roof sheathing shall be in accordance with Tables [304.8(3)]2304.8(3) and [304.8(5)]2304.8(5) for wood structural panels, and Tables [304.8(1)]2304.8(1) and [304.8(2)]2304.8(2) for lumber and shall comply with Section [304.8.2]2304.8.2.
? 226. Section 308.7.11 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[308.7.11]2308.7.11 Joints. Joints in lumber sheathing shall occur over supports unless approved end-matched lumber is used, in which case each piece shall bear on at least two supports.
? 227. Section 308.7.12 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[308.7.12]2308.7.12 Roof planking. Planking shall be designed in accordance with the general provisions of this code.
In lieu of such design, 2-inch (51 mm) tongue-and-groove planking is permitted in accordance with Table 2308.7.12. Joints in such planking are permitted to be randomly spaced, provided the system is applied to not less than three continuous spans, planks are center matched and end matched or splined, each plank bears on at least one support, and joints are separated by [at least] not less than 24 inches (610 mm) in adjacent pieces.
? 228. Table 308.7.12 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE [308.7.12]2308.7.12
ALLOWABLE SPANS FOR 2-INCH TONGUE-AND-GROOVE DECKING
SPANa
(feet)
LIVE LOAD
([pound]pounds per square foot)
DEFLECTION LIMIT
BENDING STRESS (f)
(pounds per square inch)
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY (E)
(pounds per square inch)
Roofs|1010|20
1/240
1/360
160
170,000
256,000

30
1/240
1/360
210
256,000
384,000

40
1/240
1/360
270
340,000
512,000
4.5
20
1/240
1/360
200
242,000
305,000

30
1/240
1/360
270
363,000
405,000

40
1/240
1/360
350
484,000
725,000
5.0
20
1/240
1/360
250
332,000
500,000

30
1/240
1/360
330
495,000
742,000

40
1/240
1/360
420
660,000
1,000,000
5.5
20
1/240
1/360
300
442,000
660,000

30
1/240
1/360
400
662,000
998,000

40
1/240
1/360
500
884,000
1,330,000
6.0
20
1/240
1/360
360
575,000
862,000

30
1/240
1/360
480
862,000
1,295,000

40
1/240
1/360
600
1,150,000
1,730,000
6.5
20
1/240
1/360
420
595,000
892,000

30
1/240
1/360
560
892,000
1,340,000

40
1/240
1/360
700
1,190,000
1,730,000
7.0
20
1/240
1/360
490
910,000
1,360,000

30
1/240
1/360
650
1,370,000
2,000,000

40
1/240
1/360
810
1,820,000
2,725,000
7.5
20
1/240
1/360
560
1,125,000
1,685,000

30
1/240
1/360
750
1,685,000
2,530,000

40
1/240
1/360
930
2,250,000
3,380,000
8.0
20
1/240
1/360
640
1,360,000
2,040,000

30
1/240
1/360
850
2,040,000
3,060,000
Floors|1010|4.5
5.0
40
1/360
840
950
1,060
1,000,000
1,300,000
1,600,000
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound per square foot = 0.0479 kN/m2, 1 pound per square inch = 0.00689 N/mm2.
a. Spans are based on simple beam action with 10 pounds per square foot dead load and provisions for a 300-pound concentrated load on a 12-inch width of decking. Random layup is permitted in accordance with the provisions of Section [308.7.12]2308.7.12. Lumber thickness is 11/2 inches actual.

? 229. Section 308.7.13 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[308.7.13]2308.7.13 Wood trusses. Wood trusses shall be designed in accordance with Section 2303.4. Connection to braced wall lines shall be in accordance with Section 2308.6.7.2.
? 230. Section 308.7.14 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[308.7.14]2308.7.14 Attic ventilation. For attic ventilation, see Section 1203.2. For provisions related to cutting and notching of members, see Section 2308.7.4.
? 231. Table 2406.2(1) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

TABLE 2406.2(1)
MINIMUM CATEGORY CLASSIFICATION OF GLAZING USING CPSC 16 CFR 1201
EXPOSED SURFACE
AREA OF ONE SIDE
OF ONE LITE
GLAZING IN
STORM OR
COMBINATION
DOORS
(Category class)
GLAZING IN
DOORS
(Category class)
GLAZED PANELS
REGULATED BY
SECTION
[406.4.3]2406.4.3
(Category class)
GLAZED PANELS
REGULATED BY
SECTION [406.4.2]2406.4.2
(Category class)
DOORS AND
ENCLOSURES
REGULATED BY
SECTION [406.4.5]2406.4.5
(Category class)
SLIDING GLASS
DOORS PATIO
TYPE
(Category class)
9 square feet or less
I
I
No requirement
I
II
II
More than 9 square feet
II
II
II
II
II
II
For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2.
Exception: Glazing not in doors or enclosures for hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, bathtubs and showers shall be permitted to be tested in accordance with ANSI Z97.1. Glazing shall comply with the test criteria for Class A, unless otherwise indicated in Table 2406.2(2).
? 232. Table 2406.2(2) of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
TABLE 2406.2(2)
MINIMUM CATEGORY CLASSIFICATION OF GLAZING USING ANSI Z97.1
EXPOSED SURFACE AREA OF ONE SIDE OF ONE LITE
GLAZED PANELS REGULATED
BY SECTION 2406.4.3
(Category class)
GLAZED PANELS REGULATED
BY SECTION [406.4.2] 2406.4.2
(Category class)
DOORS AND ENCLOSURES REGULATED
BY SECTION [406.4.5a]2406.4.5a
(Category class)
9 square feet or less
No requirement
B
A
More than 9 square feet
A
A
A
For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2.
a. Use is only permitted by the exception to Section 2406.2.

? 233. Section 2407.1.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
2407.1.1 Loads. The panels and their support system shall be designed to withstand the loads specified in Section 1607.8.[.] Glass guard elements shall be designed using a factor of safety of four.
? 234. Section 409.4 of the New York city building code, set forth in chapter 24 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[409.4]2409.4 Glass in elevator cars. Glass in elevator cars shall be in accordance with ASME A17.1 section 2.14.1.8, as modified by Appendix K.
? 235. Section 409.4.1 of the New York city building code, set forth in chapter 24 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[409.4.1]2409.4.1 Glass types. Glass in elevator car enclosures, glass elevator car doors and glass used for lining walls and ceilings of elevator cars shall be laminated glass conforming to Class A in accordance with ANSI Z97.1 or Category II in accordance with CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201. See ASME A17.1, as modified by Appendix K of this code for additional requirements.
? 236. Section 501.2 of the New York city building code, set forth in chapter 25 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[501.2]2501.2 Performance. Lathing, plastering, gypsum board and gypsum [board] panel product construction shall be done in the manner[,] and with the materials[,] specified in this chapter and the referenced standards listed in Chapter 35. When fire protection is required, such construction shall also comply with the provisions of Chapter 7.
? 237. Section 50.3 of the New York city building code, set forth in chapter 25 of the New York city building code, as renumbered and amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[501.3]2501.3 Other materials. Other approved wall or ceiling coverings shall be permitted to be installed in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer and the approval of the commissioner.
? 238. The title of section 2613 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
SECTION BC 2613
[Fiber-reinforced polymer]FIBER-REINFORCED-POLYMER
? 239. Section 3001.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
3001.3 Accessibility. The following elevators and lifts shall conform to ICC A117.1:
1. Passenger elevators, including destination-oriented elevators, required to be accessible by Chapter 11;
2. Limited-Use/Limited-Application (LULA) elevators permitted to be installed on an accessible route pursuant to Section [1109.6.1]1109.7.1;
3. Platform lifts permitted to be installed on an accessible route pursuant to Section [1109.7]1109.8;
4. Private residence elevators serving within an individual dwelling unit in Occupancy Groups R-2 and R-3 occupancies on an accessible route; and
5. Elevators provided in accordance with Sections 3002.4.3.2 and 3002.4.3.3.
? 240. Section 3007.6 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

3007.6 Fire service access elevator lobby. The fire service access elevator shall open into a fire service access elevator lobby in accordance with Sections 3007.6.1 through 3007.6.5. Egress is permitted through the elevator lobby in accordance with Item 1 of Section 1016.2.
Exceptions:
1. Where a fire service access elevator has two entrances onto a floor, the second entrance shall be permitted to open into an elevator lobby in accordance with Section [3006.3]3006.1.1.
2. A fire service access elevator lobby shall not be required on stories where the elevator opens to a corridor enclosed with a fire barrier, provided all doors opening onto such corridor are smoke and draft controlled doors complying with Section 716.5.3.1 with the UL 1784 test conducted without the artificial bottom seal.
3. A fire service access elevator lobby shall not be required on stories that are less than 3,000 square feet (279 m2) containing only Group R-2 occupancies.
? 241. Section 3109.5 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
3109.5 Private swimming pools. Private swimming pools shall comply with the requirements for safety and accessibility as provided in Section 3109.3 and this section.
Exception: An above-ground private swimming pool which has a maximum water depth of 4 feet [(1219mm)](1219 mm) and an area not exceeding 500 square feet (46.45 m2) that is accessory to an R-3 occupancy and is privately used for noncommercial purposes shall not be required to comply with Sections 3109.3.1, 3109.3.2, 3109.5.2, 3109.5.3 and 3109.5.4.
? 242. Section 3110.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
3110.2 [Definitions]Definition. The following term is defined in Chapter 2:
? 243. Section 3114.8 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[3114.8]3114.7 Access. Access to a large wind turbine shall be limited as follows:
1. Access to electrical components of a large wind turbine shall be prevented by a lock.
2. A large wind turbine tower shall not be climbable, except by authorized personnel, up to a height of 10 feet (3048 mm) measured from the base of such tower.
? 244. Section 3114.9 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[3114.9]3114.8 Noise. A large wind turbine shall be designed to comply with the sound level limit of Section 24-232.1 of the Administrative Code.
? 245. Section 3114.10 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[3114.10]3114.9 Shadow flicker. The commissioner shall by rule establish shadow flicker limitations for large wind turbines for the purpose of limiting, to the extent practicable, such flicker on buildings adjacent to such turbines.
? 246. Section 3114.11 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[3114.11]3114.10 Signal interference. The commissioner shall establish rules governing large wind turbines for purpose of minimizing, to the extent practicable, interference by such turbines with radio, telephone, television, cellular or other similar signals.
? 247. Section 3114.12 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
[3114.12]3114.11 Setback. No part of a large wind turbine or large wind turbine tower shall be located within a horizontal distance of a property line that is equal or less than one-half the height of such turbine, including such tower, measured from the base of such tower or, if there is no such tower, the base of such turbine.
Exception: A turbine or tower for which each owner of property adjacent to such property line has entered into a written agreement providing that such turbine or tower or a part thereof may be located closer to such property line than this section allows.
? 248. Section 3202.1.6 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

3202.1.6 Insulation. Insulation [required to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code] shall be permitted to encroach into the public right of way not more than 6 inches (152 mm) beyond the face of the structural element being insulated, in accordance with the following:
1. The insulation is necessary to comply with the New York City Energy Conservation Code; or
2. In existing buildings, the installation of the insulation will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as demonstrated by achieving not less than a thirty percent reduction of the existing thermal envelope UA (the area-weighted average of assembly u-factors, as defined in the New York City Energy Conservation Code) as compared to the improved thermal envelope UA. For the purposes of calculating the reduction in the thermal envelope UA, the improved thermal envelope UA is the area-weighted average of the proposed opaque U-factor times the alteration area of the opaque wall assembly compared to the area-weighted average UA of the existing wall assembly. The UA calculation shall be performed using a method consistent with the New York City Energy Conservation Code.


? 249. Section 3202.2.1.2 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:
3202.2.1.2 Architectural details. Details such as cornices, eaves, bases, sills, headers, band course, opening frames, rustications, applied ornament or sculpture, grilles, windows when fully open, air conditioning units, and other similar elements may be constructed:
1. To project not more than 4 inches (102 mm) beyond the street line when less than 10 feet (3048 mm) above the ground or sidewalk level.
2. To project not more than 10 inches (254 mm) beyond the street line when more than 10 feet (3048 mm) above the ground or sidewalk level.
Exceptions:
1. Replacement or restoration of historical architectural details that are, or were:
1.1. [located]Located more than 10 feet (3048 mm) above the sidewalk and that project more than 10 inches (254 mm), on existing buildings or structures designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, may be permitted provided they do not exceed the historic projections and provided that they are approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission; or
1.2. [located]Located 10 feet (3048 mm) or less above the sidewalk, and that project more than 4 inches (102 mm), on existing buildings or structures designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, may be permitted provided they do not exceed the historic projections and provided that they are approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and further provided that if the projection exceeds 18 inches (457 mm), the applicant demonstrates to the Departme