Recent Resiliency Changes To The 2008 NYC Construction Codes

Date: March 4, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: AIA Brooklyn

Type: Training/Workshop

Link: http://aiabrooklyn.org/#events

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Presented by NYC Department of Buildings:

 

Gus Sirakis, PE – Executive Director of Technical Affairs

Joseph Ackroyd, PE Director of Engineering of Technical Affairs

Dan Eschenasy, PE

 

This presentation will inform the professional community of nine recently enacted resiliency-related local laws passed by City council in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that amend the 2008 New York City construction codes. Attendees will be made aware of construction code changes that impact building design such as:

 

• Local law amendments to the 2008 New York City Building code’s Appendix G, Flood Resistant Construction,

 

• Local law amendment to the 2008 New York City Building Code, Mechanical Code and Electric Code as it pertains to emergency and standby power systems,

 

• The effect of legislative impacts to the Department of Building’s application and filing process. These local laws are based primarily on the recommendations of the Buildings Resiliency Task Force (BRTF) and the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR). The local laws to be covered are:

 

Local Law 29/13 – Raising and Moving of Buildings; LL 95/13 – Healthcare Facilities;

 

Local Law 51/13 – Permit Fee Waivers; Local Law 82/13 – Flood Manual;

 

Local Law 83/13 – Backflow Prevention; Local Law 96/13 – Flood Maps;

 

Local Law 99/13 – Raising Building Systems; Local Law 109/13 – Flood Barriers;

 

Local Law 111/13 – Emergency & Standby Power;