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Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 6/30/2021 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
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Int 2262-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets.IntroductionThis bill would no longer require certain final inspections for temporary construction equipment, which would streamline the sign-off process for permits issued in connection with such equipment. It would also prohibit the installation and use of stand-off brackets, which the Department of Buildings has identified as a contributing factor in suspended scaffolding incidents.   Action details Not available
Int 2263-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Definition of major building.IntroductionThis bill would lower the threshold for a major building construction site to include construction sites that involve existing or proposed buildings 7 or more stories or 75 feet or more in height. This change would trigger additional site safety requirements for more construction sites.   Action details Not available
Int 2264-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Cold-formed steel construction.IntroductionThis bill would amend certain existing requirements and establish new requirements for the use of cold-formed steel light-frame construction. This bill would amend special inspection requirements for the use of such construction. It would also create new requirements for the installation of cold-formed steel light-frame construction, the installation of decking on cold-formed steel light-frame construction, and the use of such framing and decking during construction and demolition.   Action details Not available
Int 2276-2021 *Francisco P. Moya  Construction superintendents, and repealing sections 3310.8.3 and 3310.8.6 of the NYC building code in relation to inspections required by site safety managers or coordinators, and in relation to reasonable prudence required by site safety managers or cooIntroductionIn 2019, construction-related injuries decreased over 20% compared to the previous year following the launch of the Construction Safety Compliance Unit at the Department of Buildings, which is dedicated to conducting proactive, unannounced inspections of larger construction sites. This includes sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager. This decrease in injuries also coincides with the implementation of Local Law 196 of 2017, which requires safety training for workers and supervisors at larger construction sites. This bill seeks to build on efforts to reduce construction-related injuries and fatalities by requiring additional site safety supervision at major building construction sites. Such sites would be required to designate a full time Construction Superintendent, who would be responsible for safety and code compliance, along with overall management of the construction project, in addition to a Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager.   Action details Not available
Int 2321-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Inspection of building gas piping systems and extension of time to complete work required by inspection.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts in all boroughs. DOB rules also require submission of a certification that all conditions identified in the inspection report have been corrected no later than 120 days, or if more time is needed, no later than 180 days following the inspection date. Although a late certification is permitted when additional time for a correction is needed, where a property owner is unable to timely complete an inspection, there is no way for the property owner to seek an extension of time to complete the inspection. In addition, a property owner is required to have gas piping in their building inspected, even if the building does not have active gas service. This bill would allow a property owner of a building with gas piping but not active gas service to forego their gas piping inspection so long as they provide certification from their utility company and themselves that there is no active gas service in their building. If they resume gas service they must obtain a certificate of approval of gas installation from DOB and comply with the gas piping inspection and certification requirements of local Law 152. This bill also allows DOB to grant additional time to submit a certification, beyond 180 days, if additional time is needed to ameliorate conditions that must be corrected. Finally, this bill provides a 180 day extension to comply with both the inspection and certification requirements of Local Law 152 for any building owner who requests an extension.   Action details Not available