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NYC DOB Construction Code Changes Added to NYCA’s Website

Published on: October 28, 2021


NYC DOB Construction Code Changes Added to NYCA’s Website

New York, NY — The New York City Department of Buildings released a sweeping collection of updates to construction and building regulations this month, with over 600 major updates and thousands of smaller changes. The new Codes use “the highest international standards for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings as a baseline,” according to the press release published by DOB. These changes will go into effect on January 1st, 2022. To keep industry professionals and stakeholders up to date with these changes, New York Construction Alliance has updated the Safety Updates page of its website so that managers and their teams can review the revised codes.

The updates to the Building Code, one of the nation’s earliest and most comprehensive set of rules regarding construction in new and existing buildings, are considered its first “holistic update” since 2014. The updates involve NYC Administrative, Plumbing, Building, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Codes. The revisions were drafted by technical committees comprised of engineers, architects, attorneys, planners, tradespeople, representatives of the construction industry, labor, real estate industry, utility companies, and DOB and interagency stakeholders.

The Department of Buildings will also release training and outreach programs as 2021 progresses, and NYCA will distribute further information to members and associate members as it becomes available. More information on membership is available via NYCA’s website at

About New York Construction Alliance

New York Construction Alliance is the region’s premier association of construction managers and general contractors. Members of the association construct high-rise and interior projects, renovations, conversions, and various types of work on many of the region’s best-known developments. Membership in the organization is comprised of open shop contractors who adhere to strict standards of ethics and jobsite safety and are committed to ensuring a strong construction industry in the New York region. To learn more about the association and benefits to its members, visit