On 3/19/02, DOB convened the World Trade Center Building Code Task Force after the 9/11/01 terrorist attack and subsequent collapse of the World Trade Center. The task force was established to review current building design, construction and operating requirements and to determine if modifications for extreme events were needed to ensure public safety in new and existing buildings. The report contains findings and recommendations.
AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to owner obligations; to amend chapter 349 of the laws of 1982 amending the multple dwelling law relating to legalization of interim multiple dwellings in cities over one million, in relation to the effectiveness thereof.
Section 3 of chapter 349 of the laws of 1982 amending the 50 multiple dwelling law relating to the legalization of interim multiple 51 dwellings in cities over one million, as amended by chapter 62 of the 52 laws of 2007, is amended.
The Department of Building's Forensic Engineering Unit led this investigation to ascertain the cause of the sheeting failure at the construction site at 808 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan. The Department was assisted by Stephen Young, P.E., and Dr. Chris Snee, C Eng, CPG, from Arup Engineering, an internationally renowned engineering firm. The Forensic Engineering Unit was represented by Dan Eschenasy, P.E.
New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) forensic engineers started an investigation to establish the physical causes of the accident and to verify compliance with the New York City Building Code and proper engineering practice.
The Department of Buildings's 1968 Building Code incorporates advances in technology and construction that had been made following the Second World War. However, it has become outdated and this revised version of the code is as a result of the implementation of Local Law 33-2007 in 2008.
This document shows the Department of Buildings Investigation into the shoring collapse at 9 Dominick Street (AKA 246 Spring Street) Part 8. Included are various examinations of the structural features at the site with accompanying pictures.