Chapter 1 Material and Equipment Application Procedures

Chapter 2 Boiler Inspections

Chapter 3 Vacant and Unguarded Buildings

Chapter 4 Certificates of Occupancy, Live Loads and Occupancy Loads

Chapter 5 Concrete

Chapter 6 Cranes

Chapter 8 Demolition

Chapter 9 Rigging Operations

Chapter 10 Drums for Derrick Load and Boom Hoists

Chapter 11 Elevators, Escalators, Personnel Hoists and Moving Walks

Chapter 12 Emergency Power Systems

Chapter 13 Adjudications

Chapter 14 Fees [Repealed]

Chapter 15 Fire Protection

Chapter 16 Inspection of Existing Structures During Construction Operations

Chapter 17 Testing Laboratories and Testing Services

Chapter 18 Resistance to Progressive Collapse Under Extreme Local Loads

Chapter 19 Master Plumbers and Licensed Fire Suppression Piping Contractors

Chapter 20 Piping Systems

Chapter 21 Plans

Chapter 22 Pressure Tanks

Chapter 23 Noncommercial Greenhouses

Chapter 24 Refuse Chutes and Refuse Rooms

Chapter 25 Climber and Tower Crane Riggers

Chapter 27 Signs

Chapter 28 Smoke Detecting Devices and Systems and Carbon Monoxide Detecting Devices and Systems

Chapter 29 Sprinkler Systems

Chapter 30 Storage of Certain Waste Materials

Chapter 31 Suspension, Revocation or Limitation of Registration [Repealed]

Chapter 32 Walls [Repealed]

Chapter 33 Exemptions From Civil Penalties

Chapter 34 Electrical Code Rules

Chapter 35 Electrical Inspection

Chapter 36 Electrical Contractors

Chapter 37 Reference Standards

Chapter 38 Ventilation

Chapter 39 Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

Chapter 40 Installation and Maintenance of Gas-Fueled Water and Space Heaters in All Portions of Dwellings Used or Occupied for Living Purposes

Chapter 41 Venting of Gas Water Heaters and Other Gas Appliances in Multiple Dwellings

Chapter 42 Entrance Doors, Locks and Intercommunication Systems

Chapter 43 Installation of Security Items in Multiple Dwellings

Chapter 44 Exemptions From Filing Requirements [Repealed]

Chapter 45 Building Permit Application Procedures

Chapter 46 Authorized Representatives

Chapter 48 Construction Superintendents [Repealed]

Chapter 49 Outdoor Signs

Chapter 50 Distributed Energy Resource Standards

Chapter 51 Dormitories

Chapter 52 Notification to the Department of Commencement of Work Pursuant to an Earthwork Permit

Chapter 100 [Administration; Enforcement; Maintenance of Buildings; Licensing; Miscellaneous Provisions]

Chapter 300 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 400 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 900 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 1000 Means of Egress

Chapter 1100 Accessibility

Chapter 3000 Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 3300 Safeguards During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 3500 Referenced Standards

Chapter 3600 Appendices

Chapter 4000 Electrical Code

Chapter 5000 New York City Energy Conservation Code

Chapter 6000 Fuel Gas Code

Chapter 7000 Mechanical Code

Chapter 8000 New York City Plumbing Code

Chapter 9000 Zoning

   (a)   (1)   All alterations to existing structures in which loads are transferred from one system of structural elements to another such as in the installation of columns or girders to replace existing bearing walls, the creation of openings or slots in existing bearing walls, girders or floors, or where the stability or integrity of a structural system is to be temporarily diminished, shall be conducted under controlled inspection.
      (2)   The Department of Buildings will not approve any plans or amendments thereto where work, as described in 1 RCNY §16-01(a)(1), is to be performed unless a registered architect or professional engineer (hereinafter referred to as "controlled inspection architect or engineer") retained by the contractor or owner and approved by the registered architect or professional engineer seeking approval of such plans submits to the Department a Technical Report: Statement of Responsibility ("TR-1") or any similar document which the Department may use in the future whereby the controlled inspection architect or engineer assumes responsibility for the controlled inspection of the existing structure during construction operations to determine its stability and integrity.
   (b)   (1)   The details of shoring, bracing or other construction required for such work and the phasing, staging, and sequence of such operation shall be:
         (i)   Shown on the structural plans that are submitted to and approved by the Department, or
         (ii)   Prepared in the form of shop or detail drawings by a registered architect or professional engineer authorized, retained, or hired by the owner, contractor, or sub-contractor, and reviewed by the registered architect or professional engineer who prepared the structural plans.
   (c)   The controlled inspection architect or engineer shall retain a copy of the documents described in 1 RCNY §16-01(b) in his or her office and shall provide a copy to the contractor and/or owner to be kept at the construction site.
   (d)   The controlled inspection architect or engineer shall determine the frequency of inspections needed and whether he or she should inspect the site personally or send a person under his or her direct supervision. At a minimum, the site must be inspected twice, once at a pre-construction meeting with the contractor and once during construction operations.
   (e)   (1)   The controlled inspection architect or engineer, for each job which requires the submission of a TR-1 pursuant to 1 RCNY §16-01(a)(2), shall maintain a log in his or her office which includes the following information:
         (i)   address of the premises, job number, contractor name and address, and
         (ii)   date and time of each inspection including
            (A)   names of personnel who inspected the site, and
            (B)   any significant observations or instructions given relating to any of the following:
               ((a))   deviations from the documents described in 1 RCNY §16-01(b);
               ((b))   anticipated field conditions;
               ((c))   proper execution of the work;
               ((d))   good engineering practice;
               ((e))   safe job-site conditions;
               ((f))   precautions taken to maintain safe conditions if work is stopped for any reason.
         (iii)   the date of and participants in any conversations with the controlled inspection architect or engineer occurring off-site and relating to any significant observations or instructions specified in 1 RCNY §16-01(e)(1)(ii)(B)((a)) through ((f)).
   (f)   The controlled inspection architect or engineer shall report unsafe conditions to the Department of Buildings and/or any other affected parties or agencies.
   (g)   Upon request of the Department, the controlled inspection architect or engineer shall make available for review by the Department documents described in 1 RCNY §16-01(b) and the log described in 1 RCNY §16-01(e).
   (h)   Exemption of Frame Structures. Frame structures shall be exempt from these rules and regulations except for the alteration of arches, rigid frames, trusses and the creation of openings exceeding 10 feet in length in bearing walls.
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