Cahill Strategies Guide to New York City Department of Buildings Chapter 33 Revisions
Cahill Strategies has developed a comprehensive guide to NYC DOB’s new Chapter 33 building code revisions, and we want you to have it in your back pocket!
These revisions, affecting dozens of the most important NYC DOB regulations regarding “Safeguards During Construction and Demolition,” touch on nearly every aspect of the construction process in New York City. And now, since its November 7th effective date, the NYC DOB will expect you to know, understand and comply with every rule that applies to your project.
Thankfully, Cahill’s construction solutions team has analyzed and clarified the most important revisions. Our Director of Construction Code & Safety, Bobby D’Alessio is himself a former Senior Executive Director and 30-year veteran of the NYC DOB and has served on the very committee that developed these revisions.
Every chapter in our guide shows you “the code you know” and how it was revised, along with a brief synopsis of the revision and why it’s important to your job.
The new Chapter 33 construction code revisions cover the following areas:
- Manufacturer specifications, design, and capacity
- Safeguards and Maintenance of the Site
- Soil and foundation work
- Material placement and installation
- Protection of pedestrians
- Unenclosed perimeter protection
- Protection of adjoining property
- Requirements for the construction or demolition of major buildings
If you’re doing construction work in New York City, any one of these areas is part of your day-to-day.
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Cahill Strategies Construction Solutions Guide to NYC Building Code Chapter 33 Revisions
Cahill Strategies has developed a detailed and documented guide to the most important revisions that New York construction professionals are likely to encounter every day. We were able to do this because Cahill Strategies has been involved instrumentally in the development of these codes.
The 100-page book is meticulously organized and can be used as a handy reference when many common issues arise. In each section, the specific revisions are highlighted, and the new information is presented in a clear and practical manner with further explanation on why the change is so important. All of this, reviewed and vetted by one of New York’s longest serving, former DOB professionals – Cahill Strategies’ Director of Construction Code & Safety, Bobby D’Alessio.
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A Note About the effective dates of the 2022 New York City Building Code, Chapter 33, Safeguards During Construction or Demolition:
- The effective date of the 2022 Building Code (Local Law 126 of 2021) is November 7, 2022.
- Buildings Bulletin 2022-007 (Building Bulletins 2022 – Buildings governs when an application is subject to the 2022 codes vs prior codes.
- For Chapter 33/Safeguards During Construction or Demolition, the trigger date for jobs requiring a Site Safety Plan (SSP) is the approval date of the SSP.
- For jobs NOT requiring a SSP submission or not requiring a SSP at all, the trigger date is the submission date of the underlying work application (new building, alteration, etc).
- For phased SSP submissions, at least one complete phase (such as the foundation phase of a multi-phase project) must be approved before 11/07/22 to vest under the 2014 codes.
- Application submissions must be “substantially” complete, meaning, no incomplete “place holder” filings should be submitted for the sole purpose of vesting under a prior code.
- For temporary construction equipment, including fences, sidewalk sheds, scaffolds, cranes, chutes, etc., the trigger date is the date of submission of the temporary construction equipment application.
See full details in BB 2022-007
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