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Construction Superintendent Not Required on 1-, 2- or 3-Family Buildings
The 2022 Construction Codes, which took effect November 7, 2022, provide that new building, enlargement, major alteration (AltCO), and demolition jobs on 1-, 2-, or 3-family buildings do not require a Construction Superintendent (CS) if the permit holder is registered with the NYC Department of Buildings as a General Contractor (GC). DOB will apply this provision to new building, enlargement, major alteration (AltCO), and demolition jobs on 1-, 2-, or 3-family buildings subject to the 2014 Construction Codes.
Site Safety Requirements for Major Building Site Safety Projects
The site safety requirements in the 2022 Construction Codes will apply to major building site safety projects that did not submit site safety plans to the Department of Buildings in DOB NOW before November 7, 2022. Beginning November 7, 2022, an individual who is designated as the primary Construction Superintendent on a major building job may not serve as the primary Construction Superintendent for any other job.
REMINDER: Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Managers, Superintendents, and Project Managers Should Maintain Best Practices to Prevent Structural Damage to Concrete During Cold Weather Placement
Cold weather concreting practices must be instituted when the average daily air temperature is less than 40° F for more than 3 consecutive days or when the air temperature is 50° F or less for more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period.