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

The provisions of this chapter and the Plumbing Code of New York State shall govern the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing equipment and systems. Plumbing systems and equipment shall be constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the Plumbing Code of New York State. [P]
Plumbing fixtures shall be provided for the type of occupancy and in the minimum number shown in Table 2902.1 Types of occupancies not shown in Table 2902.1 shall be considered individually by the code enforcement official. The number of occupants shall be determined by this code. Occupancy classification shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 3. [P]

TABLE 2902.1 MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED PLUMBING FIXTURESa (See Sections 2902.2 and 2902.3) [P]


NO. CLASSIFICATION OCCUPANCY DESCRIPTION WATER CLOSETS (URINALS SEE SECTION 419.2 OF THE PLUMBING CODE OF NEW YORK STATE) LAVATORIES BATHTUBS/
SHOWERS
DRINKING FOUNTAINS (SEE SECTION 410.1 OF THE PLUMBING CODE OF NEW YORK STATE) OTHERf
MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE
1 Assembly (see Sections 2902.2, 2902.4 and 2902.4.1) A-1d Theaters and other buildings for the performing arts and motion pictures 1 per 125 1 per 65 1 per 200 1 per 200 1 per 500 1 service sink
A-2d Nightclubs, bars, taverns, dance halls and buildings for similar purposes 1 per 40 1 per 40 1 per 75 1 per 75 1 per 500 1 service sink
Restaurants, banquet halls and food courts 1 per 75 1 per 75 1 per 200 1 per 200 1 per 500 1 service sink
A-3d Auditoriums without permanent seating, art galleries, exhibition halls, museums, lecture halls, libraries, arcades and gymnasiums 1 per 125 1 per 65 1 per 200 1 per 200 1 per 500 1 service sink
Passenger terminals and transportation facilities 1 per 500 1 per 500 1 per 750 1 per 750 1 per 1,000 1 service sink
Places of worship and other religious servicese. 1 per 150 1 per 75 1 per 200 1 per 200 1 per 1,000 1 service sink
A-4 Coliseums, arenas, skating rinks, pools and tennis courts for indoor sporting events and activities 1 per 75 for the first 1,500 and 1 per 120 for the remainder exceeding 1,500 1 per 40 for the first 1,500 and 1 per 60 for the remainder exceeding 1,500 1 per 200 1 per 150 3/4 1 per 1,000 1 service sink
A-5 Stadiums, amusement parks, bleachers and grandstands for outdoor sporting events and activities 1 per 75 for the first 1,500 and 1 per 120 for the remainder exceeding 1,500 1 per 40 for the first 1,500 and 1 per 60 for the remainder exceeding 1,500 1 per 200 1 per 150 1 per 1,000 1 service sink

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TABLE 2902.1—continued
MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED PLUMBING FIXTURESa [P]

NO. CLASSIFICATION OCCUPANCY DESCRIPTION WATER CLOSETS
 (URINALS SEE
 SECTION 419.2 OF THE
 PLUMBING CODE OF
 NEW YORK STATE
)
LAVATORIES BATHTUBS/
SHOWERS
DRINKING
FOUNTAINS
(SEE SECTION
410.1 OF THE
PLUMBING
 CODE OF NEW
YORK STATE)
OTHERf
MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE
2 Business (see Sections 2902.2, 2902.4 and 2902.4.1) B Buildings for the transaction of business, professional services, other services involving merchandise, office buildings, banks, light industrial and similar uses 1 per 25 for the first 50 and 1 per 50 for the remainder exceeding 50 1 per 25 for the first 50 and 1 per 50 for the remainder exceeding 50 1 per 40 for the first 80 and 1 per 80 for the remainder exceeding 80 1 per 40 for the first 80 and 1 per 80 for the remainder exceeding 80 1 per 100 1 service
sink
3 Educational E Educational facilities 1 per 50 1 per 50 1 per 50 1 per 50 1 per 100 1 service
sink
4 Factory and industrial F-1 and F-2 Structures in which occupants are engaged in work fabricating, assembling or processing of products or materials 1 per 100 1 per 100 1 per 100 1 per 100 See Section 411 of the Plumbing Code of New York State 1 per 400 1 service
sink
5 Institutional I-1 Residential care 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 8 1 per 100 1 service
sink
I-2 Hospitals, ambulatory nursing home patientsb 1 per roomc 1 per roomc 1 per roomc 1 per roomc 1 per 15 1 per 100 1 service
sink per
floor
Employees, other than residential careb 1 per 25 1 per 25 1 per 35 1 per 35 1 per 100
Visitors, other than residential care 1 per 75 1 per 75 1 per 100 1 per 100 1 per 500
I-3 Prisonsb 1 per cell 1 per cell 1 per cell 1 per cell 1 per 15 1 per 100 1 service
sink
I-3 Reformatories, detention centers and correctional centersb 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 100 1 service
sink
I-4 Adult day care and child care 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 15 1 per 100 1 service
sink
6 Mercantile (see Sections 2902.2, 2902.4, 2902.4.1 and 2902.4.2) M Retail stores, service stations, shops, salesrooms, markets and shopping centers 1 per 500 1 per 500 1 per 750 1 per 750 1 per 1,000 1 service
sink
7 Residential R-1 Hotels, motels, boarding houses (transient) 1 per sleeping unit 1 per sleeping unit 1 per sleeping unit 1 per sleeping unit 1 per sleeping unit 1 service
sink
R-2 Dormitories, fraternities, sororities and boarding house (not transient) 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 8 1 per 100 1 service
sink
R-2 Apartment house 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 kitchen
sink per
dwelling
unit; 1
automatic
clothes
washer
connection
per 20
dwelling
units

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TABLE 2902.1—continued
MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED PLUMBING FIXTURESa [P]

NO. CLASSIFICATION OCCUPANCY DESCRIPTION WATER CLOSETS (URINALS SEE SECTION 419.2 OF THE PLUMBING CODE OF NEW YORK STATE) LAVATORIES BATHTUBS/
SHOWERS
DRINKING FOUNTAINS (SEE SECTION 410.1 OF THE PLUMBING CODE OF NEW YORK STATE) OTHERf
MALE FEMALE MALE FEMALE
7 Residential R-3 One- and two-family dwellings 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 per dwelling unit 1 kitchen sink per dwelling unit; 1 automatic clothes washer connection per dwelling unit
R-4 Residential care/assisted living facilities 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 10 1 per 8 1 per 100 1 service sink
8 Storage (see Sections 2902.2, 2902.4 and 2902.4.1) S-1
S-2
Structures for the storage of goods, warehouses, storehouses and freight depots, low and moderate hazard 1 per 100 1 per 100 1 per 100 1 per 100 See Section 411 of the Plumbing Code of New York State 1 per 1,000 1 service sink


a. The fixtures shown are based on one fixture being the minimum required for the number of persons indicated or any fraction of the number of persons indicated. The number of occupants shall be determined by this code.

b. Toilet facilities for employees shall be separate from facilities for inmates or patients.

c. A single-occupant toilet room with one water closet and one lavatory serving not more than two adjacent patient sleeping units shall be permitted where such room is provided with direct access from each patient room and with provisions for privacy.

d. The occupant load for seasonal outdoor seating and entertainment areas shall be included when determining the minimum number of facilities required.

e. Fixtures located in adjacent buildings under the ownership or control of the church or other place of worship shall be made available during periods the church or other place of worship is occupied.

f. See Plumbing Code of New York State for exceptions.
Fixtures located within unisex toilet bathing rooms complying with Chapter 11 of this Code are permitted to be included in determining the minimum required number of fixtures for assembly and mercantile occupancies. [P]
Where plumbing fixtures are required, separate facilities shall be provided for each sex. [P]

Exceptions:


1. Separate facilities shall not be required for dwelling units and sleeping units.
2. Separate facilities shall not be required in structures or tenant spaces with a total occupant load, including both employees and customers, of 15 or less.
3. Separate facilities shall not be required in mercantile occupancies in which the maximum occupant load is 50 or less.
The occupant load shall be composed of 50 percent of each sex. [P]
Customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities in structures and tenant spaces intended for public utilization. The accessible route to public facilities shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, closets or similar spaces. Employees shall be provided with toilet facilities in all occupancies. Employee toilet facilities shall be either separate or combined employee and public toilet facilities. [P]
In occupancies other than covered malls, the required public and employee toilet facilities shall be located not more than one story above or below the space required to be provided with toilet facilities and the path of travel to such facilities shall not exceed a distance of 500 feet (152 m). [P]

Exception:
The location and maximum travel distances to required employee facilities in factory and industrial occupancies are permitted to exceed that required by this section, provided that the location and maximum travel distance are approved.
In covered mall buildings, the required public and employee toilet facilities shall be located not more than one story above or below the space required to be provided with toilet facilities, and the path of travel to such facilities shall not exceed a distance of 300 feet (91 440 mm). In covered mall buildings, the required facilities shall be based on total square footage, and facilities shall be installed in each individual store or in a central toilet area located in accordance with this section. The maximum travel distance to the central toilet facilities in covered mall buildings shall be measured from the main entrance of any store or tenant space. In covered mall buildings, where employees’ toilet facilities are not provided in the individual store, the maximum travel distance shall be measured from the employees’ work area of the store or tenant space. [P]
Where pay facilities are installed, such facilities shall be in excess of the required minimum facilities. Required facilities shall be free of charge. [P]
A legible sign designating the sex shall be provided in a readily visible location near the entrance to each toilet facility. Signs for accessible toilet facilities shall comply with ICC/ANSI A117.1. [P]
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