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  • Adding a room to an existing apartment in NYC

    Today it s relatively easy and routine to add an additional bedroom to apartments that contain “L” shaped living rooms which are commonly know as “convertible or Jr” one or two bedroom apartments.   Historically this type of alteration was difficult for two basic reasons.   One, the NYC Zoning Resolution had a term called […]

  • Obtaining an Equipment Use Card

    When installing and Air Conditioning System (HVAC) that requires a permit to install or requires an Equipment Use Card (EUP) the following filing and approval process is required:   Plans are prepared by a Licensed Design Professional. This can be a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer that is licensed in the State of New York […]

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  • When is a Building Permit required in New York City?

    We often get asked by clients, “Do I really need a permit to do the work I am proposing?”. Although the answer is not always clear, the answer is most often “yes”. The following presents, the relevant sections from the 2014 New York City Building Code regarding permits. It also discusses and links to RCNY […]

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  • Application of the 2008 New York City Building Code to Existing Buildings

    The construction of New Buildings and Alterations of existing buildings is currently governed by the 2008 New York City Building Code. BC 28-101.4.3 allows the optional use of the 1968 Buildings Code for alteration of existing buildings , except alterations must comply with the following conditions of 2008 NYC Building Codes: 1. Administration, including: Fees, […]

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