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A new amendment to the NYC building code which goes into affect November 10th, 2017 requires that new job types under ten stories, excluding 1, 2 and 3 family buildings, retain a construction superintendent, who among other things, is responsible for maintaining a safe job site. It would also require any building that is required to have a superintendent to also create a site safety plan that must be kept on site.
The following types of jobs are now required to have a designated superintendent:
- The construction of a new building
- The full demolition of an existing building
- An alteration to an existing building that involves one or more of the following:
- A vertical enlargement
- A horizontal enlargement
- The alteration or demolition of more than 50 percent of the floor area of the buildings during the course of work over any 12 month period.
- The removal of one or more floors during the course of of work over any 12 month period.
- Work that requires a special inspection for underpinning; or
- Work that requires a special inspection for the protection of sides of excavations.
- Other jobs that pose an enhanced risk to the public and property, as determined by the commissioner
Exceptions: Notwithstanding the above, a construction superintendent is not required for:
- work listed in Section 3310.1, for which a site safety manager or coordinator must be designated.
- Work which solely involves the construction of a new 1, 2, or 3 family building.
View the full amendment to the NYC building code.