Chapter 1 General Requirements

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 5 General Building Heights and Areas

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Finishes

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Accessibility

Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency

Chapter 14 Exterior Walls

Chapter 15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

Chapter 16 Structural Design

Chapter 17 Structural Tests and Special Inspections

Chapter 18 Soils and Foundations

Chapter 19 Concrete

Chapter 20 Aluminum

Chapter 21 Masonry

Chapter 22 Steel

Chapter 23 Wood

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing

Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster

Chapter 26 Plastic

Chapter 27 Electrical

Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems

Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems

Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Chapter 32 Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction

Chapter 34 Reserved

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Reserved

Appendix B Reserved

Appendix C Reserved

Appendix D Reserved

Appendix E Supplementary Accessibility Requirements

Appendix F Rodentproofing

Appendix G Reserved

Appendix H Reserved

Appendix I Patio Covers

Appendix J Reserved

Appendix K Reserved

Appendix L Assistive Listening Systems Performance Standards

Appendix S New York State Agencies With Construction Regulations or Construction Authority

(518) 402-0964

 

Day Programs

New York State (NYS) law provides general standards under which some adult day programs operate, and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) is responsible for quality assurance of adult day programs. The standards to which the services must adhere relate to admission, assessment, staffing qualifications, and patients rights. There are three types of adult day care programs:

Adult day health care (ADHC) provides medically supervised services for individuals with physical and mental impairments. The program is available through the Medicaid state plan and also serves private pay participants. All ADHC programs are operated by nursing homes, otherwise known as residential care facilities (RCFs), although they are not necessarily located at the nursing home. ADHC program operators must submit a certificate of need (CON) application and obtain written approval from the Department, and must comply with the pertinent provisions in Title 10, NYS Health Rules and Regulations. An RCF must be approved as a provider of specialized services by the Department to provide ADHC services for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) registrants.

Day programs, which provide personal care, supervision, and other services, serve nonresidents in certified adult care facilities (adult homes, residences for adults, or enriched housing programs) and must comply with the pertinent provisions in Title 18, NYS Health Rules and Regulations. The operator of an adult care facility must obtain written approval from the Department to provide services to nonresidents, which is granted only when the Department finds that a consistently high level of care is being provided to residents of the facility.

Social adult day services (SADS) programs provide a variety of long-term care services to a group of individuals with functional limitations--due to either physical or cognitive impairments--in a congregate setting in accordance with an individualized plan of care. Social adult day services are not regulated unless the program is located in a certified adult care facility, where it will be subject to the facility’s relevant requirements. Currently, there are over 200 social adult day programs in NYS supported by a wide array of sources with no dedicated funding stream. In 2004, the New York Legislature created an elder law for New York, which included provisions for the promulgation of rules and regulations to establish standards and requirements with regard to the operation of all social adult day care programs receiving funding from the State Office for the Aging. An analysis is underway regarding the projected costs and benefits of establishing uniform standards and requirements for SADS.

10 NYCRR 425, 713-2.13, 711.2


 

Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)
Hampton Plaza
38-40 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-402-3728
http://www.dhcr.state.ny.us
 
The Division of Housing and Community Renewal is responsible for the supervision, maintenance and development of affordable low- and moderate-income housing in New York State. The Division performs a number of activities in fulfillment of this mission, including:

Housing Operations
- Oversight and regulation of the State’s public and publicly assisted rental housing;

Community Development
- Administration of housing development and community preservation programs, including State and Federal grants and loans to housing developers to partially finance construction or renovation of affordable housing; and

Rent Administration
- Administration of the rent regulation process for more than one million rent-regulated apartments in both New York City, and those localities in the counties of Albany, Erie, Nassau, Rockland, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Westchester subject to rent laws.
 

Additional Information:

http://www.dhcr.state.ny.us/general/dhcrpub.htm
 


 



NYS Department of Labor
W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus
Building 12
Albany, NY 12240
Phone: 518-457-9000
www.labor.state.ny.us
Engineering Services Unit

The Engineering Services Unit is responsible for the review and approval of permit applications for places of public assembly, ski tows, tramways, elevators and escalators, large tents for 300 or more occupants, bleachers, window cleaning scaffolds and other devices. The Unit develops standards to conduct safety and health activities mandated by law, reviews variance requests and reviews design plans submitted by public employers to the Hazard Abatement Board. For additional information about Engineering Services Unit visit us at www.labor.state.ny.us/business_ny/employer_responsibilities/safety_health.html
Applicable regulations:
Listing of DOL Laws and Regulations that Effect NYS UFP & BC

The synopsis only covers the section of Laws and codes that overlap with building code requirements.

Title 12 NYCRR

Industrial Code Rule 4, "Construction, Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of Low pressure Boilers; Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels."

Part 4-6 contains requirements for construction of boiler rooms with clearance requirements greater than most manufacturers’ minimums. DOL currently issues variances for clearances less than required in CR but greater than manufacturers’ specifications. Also includes requirements for boiler room egress. Biennial inspections required by certified boiler inspectors, conducted by authorized insurance companies or the jurisdiction.

Industrial Code Rule 14, "Construction, Installation, Inspection and Maintenance of High pressure Boilers; Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels."

Part 14-1.10 contains requirements for platforms and ladders to gain access to remote areas of the boiler and controls. Variances are issued under certain conditions to allow portable approved ladders in lieu of platforms.

Part-2.2 contains requirements for minimum clearances of the boilers from building walls or partition for proper care, maintenance and inspection, which may be greater than the manufacturers’ minimums. DOL currently issues variances for clearances less than required in CR but greater than manufacturers’ specifications in order to maintain satisfactory accessibility. Annual inspections required by certified boiler inspector, conducted by authorized insurance companies or the jurisdiction.

Industrial Code Rule 8, "Construction, Guarding, Equipment, Maintenance and Operation of Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Hoists and Hoistways in Factories and Mercantile Establishments."

This code rule was last updated in 1923, so many sections are obsolete (no one under 18 can be employed as an elevator operator). As per title ICR 8 only applies to factories and mercantile establishments. Requires filing of plans with DOL and issuance of approval of plans by DOL.

Industrial Code Rule 36, "Places of Public Assembly"

Covers areas of public assembly, including theaters, moving picture houses, assemble halls, with capacity of 150 persons. Specifies requirements for egress, construction, railings, wall decorations/hangings, bleachers, tents, etc. Includes both indoor and outdoor public assembly. Requires filing of plans with DOL or local enforcing authority, inspection of premises, and certificate of compliance.

Industrial Code Rule 39, "Possession, Handling, Storage, & Transportation of Explosives"

Covers the manufacture, ownership, possession, storage, use transportation, purchase, sale or gift of explosives. Specifies requirements for the construction of magazines used to store explosives. Also provides requirements for the placement of magazines in proximity to other structures and public transportation. (Also, regulated by NYS Penal Law Section 405).

Industrial Code Rule 45, "Amusement Devices, Viewing Stands and Tents at Carnival, Fairs, and Amusement Parks"

Provides requirements for viewing stands and tents, other temporary structures where an admission fee is usually charged. Permit is required prior to use of such in NYS. Annual inspections required.

Industrial Code Rule 56, "Asbestos"

Requires asbestos survey prior to any demolition activities on buildings, with specific exceptions. Provides requirements for asbestos abatement.

http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_CODE_RULES.shtm
 


 



New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12229
Phone: 1-800-597-8481
http://www.omh.state.ny.us/
New York State has a large, multifaceted mental health system that serves more than 500,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 2,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.
Applicable Regulations:
Part 584 - Operation of Residential Treatment Facilities for Children and Youth
http://www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/policy/policy.htm

Office of Mental Health Occupancy Classifications


COMMUNITY RESIDENCE

(as defined in Mental Hygiene Law)
including: INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTIAL ALTERNATIVE

 


Residential for 14 persons or fewer:
   one-family or two-family
Residential code if: One or two family dwellings or Multiple single family (townhouses) @ three stories or less
R3 - one or two family dwelling if: Dwelling not residential code
Residential for 14 persons or fewer:
   when located in a permanent multiple dwelling
R2 - permanent multiple dwelling
Residential for 15 people or more:
   permanent multiple dwelling
R2 - permanent multiple dwelling

PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS


  I-2 - Institutional
:
DAY HABILITATION


Nonresidential for day training
   facility, clinic treatment facility, & day treatment facility
B - business
Nonresidential Sheltered Workshop certified as a day
   training facility
B - business

 


 



Metropolitian Transit Authority -
MTA New York


Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) NYC Transit is a self permitting agency.

Administration and enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code is indicated in Program Management Guideline (PMG) #322 and circulated to all designers at the commencement of work. A code compliance checklist is provided and completed by each design discipline at contract completion.

The principal Code Compliance Manager can be reached at 1-212-878-7000

http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us
The MTA - New York City Transit (NYCT), a New York State agency, builds and maintains all forms of structures to support its vast transit system infrastructure.

The MTA complies with the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code of New York State and its Referenced Standards.


 



New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 1
Albany NY, 12238
(518)
474-0456
(518)
486-1899 TDD
http://nysparks.state.ny.us/
New York State Historic Preservation Office
Peebles Island Resource Center
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188-0189
(518) 237-8643
http://nysparks.state.ny.us/shpo/

New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The SHPO administers programs authorized by both the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980. These programs, including the Statewide Historic Resources Survey, the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, the Certified Local Government program, the state historic preservation grants program, state and federal environmental review, and a wide range of technical assistance, are provided through a network of teams assigned to territories across the state. The SHPO works with governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in New Yorkers a sense of pride in the state’s unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.

New York State and National Registers Information


http://nysparks.state.ny.us.shpo/register/index.htm


 



Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
518-473-9689
http://www.omr.state.ny.us/
The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and its local governments have a responsibility for the prevention and early detection of mental retardation and developmental disabilities and for the comprehensively planned provision of services including care, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation of their citizens with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Applicable Regulations:

Mental Hygiene Law, Chapter 676, Title C
The Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Act

http://www.omr.state.ny.us/regs/index.jsp


COMMUNITY RESIDENCE

(as defined in Mental Hygiene Law)
including: INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTIAL ALTERNATIVE

 

Residential for 14 persons or fewer:
   one-family or two-family
Residential code if: One or two family dwellings or Multiple single family
(townhouses) @ three stories or less
  R3 - one or two family dwelling if:
   Dwelling not residential code
Residential for 14 persons or fewer:
   when located in a permanent multiple dwelling
R2 - permanent multiple dwelling
Residential for 15 persons or more:
   permanent multiple dwelling
R2 - permanent multiple dwelling

DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS


  I-2 - Institutional

DAY HABILITATION


Nonresidential for day training facility, clinic treatment facility, & day treatment facility B - business
Nonresidential Sheltered Workshop certified as a day training facility B - business

 



Public Service Commission
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 3
Albany, NY 12223-1350
Phone: (518) 474-7080
www.dps.state.ny.us
The Department of Public Service has a broad mandate to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to reliable and low-cost utility services. The Department is the staff arm of the Public Service Commission. The Commission regulates the state’s electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water utilities. The Commission also oversees the cable industry. The Commission is charged by law with responsibility for setting rates and ensuring that adequate service is provided by New York’s utilities. In addition, the Commission exercises jurisdiction over the siting of major gas and electric transmission facilities and has responsibility for ensuring the safety of natural gas and liquid petroleum pipelines.

Applicable Regulations:/b>


Article 7A – Home insulation and energy conservation act
 


 



Power Authority
30 South Pearl Street,
Albany, N.Y.,12207-3425
Our corporate switchboard can be
reached at (914) 681-6200.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is one of the largest state-owned power organizations, operating 17 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

New York Power Authority sells power to government agencies; to community-owned electric systems and rural electric cooperatives; to job-producing companies; to private utilities for resale-without profit—to their customers; and to neighboring states, under federal requirements.

NYPA provides a variety of energy-related services to businesses and municipalities.


 



State University Construction Fund
353 Broadway
Albany, New York 12246
www.sucf.suny.edu
In addition to the requirements set forth in the current edition of the Building Code of New York State, the State University Construction Fund (SUCF) requires additional safeguards for all buildings and accessory structures (including equipment and mechanical services) constructed with its funds on SUNY campuses. A full description of these additional safeguards can be found at http://www.sucf.suny.edu/design/bulletin.shtml


 



Department of State
41 State Street
Albany, New York 12231
www.dos.state.ny.us
Division of Code Enforcement and Administration
Phone (518)-474-4073


The Codes Division provides a variety of services related to New York’s Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State  Energy Conservation Construction Code. The Division provides technical assistance, administers variances, delivers  educational courses, oversees the enforcement practices of local governments and serves as secretariat to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
 


 



Thruway Authority and
Canal Corporation

200 Southern Blvd., P.O. Box 189
Albany, NY 12201-0189
www.thruway.state.ny.us


In addition to the requirements set forth in 19 NYCRR, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the Authority/Corporation requires that new buildings, accessory structures, and structures related to buildings be designed in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Code of Federal Regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Standards (29 CFR 1910) where the Authority/Corporation is the owner and occupant. The Authority/Corporation leases land to both the public and private sector. Public and private entities should contact one of the following offices for additional information.
 

 

NYS Thruway Authority/NYS Canal Corporation
Administrative Headquarters

Department of Maintenance Engineering
Bureau of Facilities and Code Administration
Construction Permitting Unit
200 Southern Blvd. P.O. Box 189
Albany, NY 12201-0189
Phone (518) 436-2953

Division Offices
NYS Thruway Authority/NYS Canal Corp.
Code Enforcement Official
New York Division
4 Executive Blvd.
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone (845) 918-2627
 
NYS Thruway Authority/NYS Canal Corp.
Code Enforcement Official
Albany Division
270 Mt. Hope Drive
Albany, NY 12209
Phone (518) 471-5316
NYS Thruway Authority/NYS Canal Corp.
Code Enforcement Official
Syracuse Division
Suite 250, 2nd Fl.
290 Elwood Davis Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13083-2104
Phone (315) 438-2397
 
NYS Thruway Authority/NYS Canal Corp.
Code Enforcement Official
Buffalo Division
455 Cayuga Rd., Suite 800
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone (716) 635-6276

 
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