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Building Beyond the Property Line

By Austin Regan Changes are soon to come to Chapter 32 – Encroachments Into The Public Right of Way. For the first time, marquees will be allowed on office buildings (BC  3202.2.1.4.5), which will give designers more flexibility in creating unique and dramatic entrances to their buildings. Permitted balconies have also gotten wider. Formerly allowed… View more

2014 Building Code – Preview

By Garvey Thelemaque With the 2014 Building Code right around the corner, there’s no better time than right now to start diving into it. The DOB has posted a full version of the 2014 Code, as well as detailed information on both the process and the major changes. A good place to start is Chapter 33,… View more