New York City Construction Code Revision Overview

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On November 7, 2021, Local Law 126 of 2021 was enacted to update the New York City Construction Codes (Administrative, Building, Mechanical, & Fuel Gas Codes) in accordance with more recent editions of the International Code Council’s I-Codes and becomes effective on November 7, 2022. Architects must become familiar with this comprehensive revision to the Code which incorporates the latest building technologies and contains major updates and changes intended to improve safety and further protect the health and welfare for New Yorkers.

The 2022 Construction Codes will consist of enhancements to emergency response, fire protection, elevator safety, vertical transportation and accessibility, construction site safety, tenant protection, building system construction and inspection, sustainability, and resiliency. Participants in this course will get an overview of the code revision process and learn about several significant changes to the 2014 Construction Codes, including changes to construction documentation, architectural and structural requirements, provisions for building systems and fire protection ratings.

Highlighted topics will include:

  • exterior finish systems and materials
  • requirements for new special inspection to verify compliance with tenant protection plans
  • new requirements for emergency voice and alarm communication systems
  • changes made to accessibility requirements, including drinking fountain locations, destination-oriented elevators, and accessible routes.

Joe Ackroyd, Assistance Commissioner, Technical Affairs & Code Development, NYC Department of Buildings
Robert Holub, Senior Code Development Architect, Code & Zoning Interpretation, NYC Department of Buildings

This event is offered virtually; you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.