All construction documents submitted to the department shall contain such information and shall be in such form as shall be set forth in this section 28-104.7 and the rules of the department. Construction documents shall also conform to standards as may be prescribed in the applicable sections of the construction codes.
Construction documents shall be complete and of sufficient clarity to indicate the location and entire nature and extent of the work proposed, and shall show in detail that they conform to the provisions of this code and other applicable laws and rules; if there exist practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the code, laws or rules, the applicant shall set forth the nature of such difficulties.
The applicant shall submit construction documents on or accompanied by forms provided by the department.
Construction documents shall be printed upon suitable material, or presented as electronic media documents as determined by the commissioner. Plans shall be drawn to suitable scale.
The applicant shall submit the number of copies of construction documents as the commissioner shall require.
In no case shall terms such as "code compliant", "approved", "legal" or similar terms be used in the construction documents as a substitute for specific reference to a particular code section, approval or standard in order to show compliance with code requirements or other applicable laws and rules.
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 and NGVD shall be performed using tables 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11.
|BRONX ELEVATIONS|| TO OBTAIN |
| BROOKLYN |
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| MANHATTAN |
| TO OBTAIN |
|QUEENS ELEVATIONS|| TO OBTAIN |
| STATEN ISLAND |
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Whenever work or materials are subject to special inspection, as provided in this code, such work or materials shall be listed on the title sheet of the construction documents, or the sheet immediately following, as subject to special or progress inspection.
Construction documents shall identify all materials proposed to be used, including identification of the test standard to which they conform, and where applicable, supporting information or test data from the manufacturer attesting to such conformance.
The application shall contain all information required to demonstrate compliance with the New York city energy conservation code. This information shall include signed and sealed construction drawings, including electrical drawings, to the extent that they demonstrate such energy code compliance, as required by such energy code and rules.
Each plan or drawing shall contain the license number, seal, signature (or equivalent as approved by the commissioner) and address of the registered design professional or landscape architect who prepared or supervised the preparation of the plans.
In addition to the data and information specified in this code and the rules of the department, the commissioner is authorized to require the submission of additional plans, surveys, computations, analyses, test reports, photographs, special inspection and such other data and information as may be necessary to determine compliance with this code and other applicable laws and rules.
The commissioner is authorized to waive the submission of any of the required construction documents and other data if review of such documents is not necessary to ascertain compliance with this code or not required for the phase of work for which a permit is sought.
Where the lowest above-grade floor or the lowest subgrade floor of a building is to be raised, lifted, elevated or moved, such work shall be listed on the title sheet of the construction documents as subject to special inspection.
§28-104.7.14 Identification of Certain I-1 and I-2 Occupancies and of Certain Adult Homes, Enriched Housing, Community Residences and Intermediate Care Facilities as Exempt From Temporary External Generator Connection Requirements
The title sheet of construction documents for the following buildings shall list whether the building is exempt from the requirement to provide connections for temporary external generators pursuant to any exception contained in sections G304.5.1 or G304.5.2 of appendix G of the New York city building code, as applicable:
- A new or substantially improved building, as such term is defined in appendix G of the New York city building code, that contains space classified in occupancy group I-1 or I-2 or space that is an adult home, enriched housing, community residence or intermediate care facility classified as occupancy group R pursuant to an exception to section 308.2.1 or 308.2.2 of the New York city building code, and that is located in an area of special flood hazard, as such term is defined in appendix G of the New York city building code; and
- A new or substantially improved building that contains space classified as an occupancy group I-2 hospital and that is located in a shaded X-Zone, as such terms are defined in appendix G of the New York city building code.
§28-104.7.15 Identification of Certain Hospitals as Exempt From Temporary External Boiler or Chiller Connection Requirements
The title sheet of construction documents for a new or substantially improved building, as such term is defined in appendix G of the New York city building code, that contains space classified as an occupancy group I-2 hospital and that is located in an area of special flood hazard or shaded X-Zone, as such terms are defined in appendix G of the New York city building code, shall list whether the requirement to provide connections for temporary external boilers and chillers pursuant to Item 2 of section G304.5.2 is inapplicable as a result of such building having its boiler and chiller plants located at or above the applicable design flood elevation.