2022 NYC CONSTRUCTION CODE OVERVIEW & CHANGES
|The 2022 New York Construction Code is set for implementation on Monday, November 7th. Enhancements in this revision will primarily account for development in technology and safety standards since the code was largely revised in 2014.
|Local Law 99/2005 sets in motion requirements for regular revisions of the NYC Construction Code to incorporate the latest International Code Council (ICC) criteria and life safety concerns specific to the unique density of New York City. This ensures higher safety standards for both the public and properties within the five boroughs. Notable revisions are the addition of Cross Laminated Timber, Provisions for Combustible Exterior Walls, and Tenant Protection Plans, elevator safety and operation, alarm systems, sidewalk sheds, the inspection of EIFS (exterior insulation finishing systems), structural systems, and chimneys. For more information, see our article in the New York Real Estate Journal's October 25th Edition, written by Frank Szalajda.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank M Szalajda is a Professional Engineer registered in New York and Connecticut. He is a Senior Inspection Engineer at Alan Margolin and Associates in New York City and an Adjunct Instructor in Engineering at Stony Brook University. Frank has worked in the Special Inspection field for over 17 years.