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The Fine Points of LEDs

By Andrew J. Pisani By now we’re well versed in the facts of LEDs – they are energy efficient, they offer a variety of color ranges, and they will last for quite some time. If done correctly, a LED retrofit should bring immediate savings to a building, and continue without effort, for decades. Like any… View more

FEMA Upgrades Datum, New Buildings Follow

By Frank Fortino Developers of new buildings and those conducting major alterations are hearing more from FEMA than they’re used to. Since Hurricane Sandy, FEMA has taken an active role in understanding, measuring and upgrading the City’s floodplains and elevations. Base flood elevations are used to determine the required elevation of new buildings in a… View more

What the Administration Have to Say?

By Austin Regan Title 28 is technically the Building Code’s “spot” in the NYC charter. The thousands of pages that make up the Building Code are all officially “adopted” under Title 28. The Building Code follows the formatting of the International Building Code (IBC) and tries to follow its language as closely as possible. The… View more

Rule RCNY 104-24 Update

By Renee Sosnowski Rule RCNY 104-24, which went into effect on April 14, 2013, contained a typographical error which was misleading in terms of establishing the requirements necessary for individuals applying for Class 2 filing representative status. Class 2 filing representatives have all of the rights of Class 1 representatives, with an added level of… View more