Core Issues for 2004

Building Codes

Building Codes Subcommittee Meeting
6/12/03, 10 AM

Participants Present:
- Marvin Wasserman, Chair
- Terry Moakley
- Alexander Wood
- Ansel Lurio

Topics Addressed:
- Building Code of NY State, Chapter 11, Accessibility
- Compliance with building codes concerning accessibility
- Differences between ADA building codes, Local Law 58, and International Building Code
- Flaws and problems with building codes
- How building codes fit together

Actions that should be taken:
- File complaints to the Department of Buildings complaint line (tel. #311)
- Encourage complaints and see how complaints are followed through
- Make architects more responsible for their actions (with help of lawyers)
- Better training by Department of Buildings.

Conclusion
Pass a law adopting the International Building Code with amendments and be vigilant that there are no rollbacks of access requirements.

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2004 Priority Issues
Building Codes
Access-a-Ride
NY2012: Access for All

Related Public Testimony
Mayoral Code Commission

Special Report
The New York City Subway System

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