AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley presents a NYS code update: What's new in the International Building Code and the New York State Supplement (any new/clarified sections in the code). New York State implementation of the 2015 International Codes began with publication of a Notice of Adoption on April 6th, 2016. This began a 180 day transition period where regulated parties can comply with either the 2010 or newly adopted 2015 codes. On October 3, 2016, the transition period will end, the 2010 codes will sunset, and the newly adopted 2015 I-Codes will formally take effect. Be prepared before the codes are in full effect.
Identify how changes to the IBC will affect a building’s allowable area, height and number of stories based on type of construction, occupancy classification, and location on the site
Examine when to use and how to design fire walls, fire barriers, fire partitions, smoke barriers and smoke partitions
Review means of egress requirements, including establishing occupant load, number and width of exits and travel distances
Incorporate changes in the code into future building designs