New Building Code for New York

Issue 18 and Volume 51.

New Building Code for New York A proposed building code, prepared by a joint committee representing organizations of engineers, fire underwriters, architects and trade employers, was presented to the New York board of aldermen last week. The joint committee consisted of representatives of the following organizations: New York and Brooklyn chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the Building Trades’ Employers’ Association, the New York and National Boards of Fire Underwriters, the American Institute of Consulting Engineers and the New York Society of Architects. The five borough superintendents of buildings and also the chief inspectors of buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn took part in the drafting. In a statement given out with the code the committee declares that it has attempted to place every building material on such a basis that it may be used up to its safe carrying capacity, preference being given to no material. All questions of…

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