NYC Building Code 2014
Most popular sectionsSection 1009 Stairways Section 1004 Occupant Load Section 1005 Egress Width Section 1003 General Means of Egress Section 1704 Special Inspections Section 1008 Doors, Gates and Turnstiles Section 1012 Handrails Section 1007 Accessible Means of Egress Section 1013 Guards Section 1016 Exit Access Travel Distance
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 FloodHelpNY.org
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