Chapter 1 Administration

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; Separation of Occupancies

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features

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 or Demolition

Chapter 34 Reserved

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Reserved

Appendix B Reserved

Appendix C Reserved

Appendix D Fire Districts

Appendix E Supplementary Accessibility Requirements

Appendix F Rodent-proofing

Appendix G Flood-Resistant Construction

Appendix H Outdoor Signs

Appendix I Reserved

Appendix J Reserved

Appendix K Modified Industry Standards for Elevators and Conveying Systems

Appendix L Reserved

Appendix M Supplementary Requirements for One- And Two-Family Dwellings

Appendix N Assistive Listening Systems Performance Standards

Appendix O Reserved

Appendix P Type B+NYC Unit Toilet and Bathing Rooms Requirements

Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, Fire Pump and Fire Alarm Systems

Appendix R Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panel Ceiling Suspension Systems

Appendix S Supplementary Figures for Luminous Egress Path Markings

NYC Building Code 2014

Which code does your project fall under?

Depending on the year of building construction, alteration, or permit, your project will fall under the 1938, 1968, 2008, or 2014 codes. Exceptions exist related to plumbing, mechanical, and fire code.

NYC effective Dates

FEMA Flood Maps

In January of 2015 FEMA proposed a revision to the existing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) of NYC. The last substantive revision of the FIRMs dates back to 1983. The proposed maps are undergoing appeal by New York City and therefore are expected to be put into effect no earlier than 2017.

Under the proposed FIRMs the total number of New York buildings included in high risk flood zones will nearly double, increasing to 71,500 properties. The implications in relation to the NYC building code can be seen in Appendix G of the building code.

FEMA's Region II Coastal site
Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Building Bulletins

The Department of Building publishes Building Bulletins to help clarify and expand on the construction codes. This resource helps explain the intent of the requirements and how it should be applied to your project.

DOB Building Bulletins

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