CODE UPDATE: Revised ARCS Requirements

In October, the FDNY released a new bulletin (2022-01) regarding ARCS requirements in NYC. Generally, ARCS is required in all high-rise buildings or buildings with a total gross area exceeding 250,000 square feet (23,225.8 m2). A high-rise is defined as a building with an occupied floor located …Read More

2022 NYC Building Code Updates – Mechanical

On November 7, 2022 the latest version of the NYC Building Construction Code goes into effect. There has been an increased focus on ventilation and indoor air quality for all occupancies. In today’s article we will be going over some of the bigger changes that may impact …Read More

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Heat Pump Water Heaters in NYC

Heat Pump Water Heaters in NYC - warming up to the new choice in heater tech For decades, gas-fired water heaters have been the most common choice for building-scale domestic water heating systems. Condensing gas heaters offer similar efficiency to electric resistance units but have a much lower …Read More

NYC Gas Ban (Local Law 154 of 2021)

In December 2021, NYC signed into law a ban on natural gas and other combustion fuels in most new buildings. The natural gas ban (Local Law 154 of 2021) will take effect in December 2023 for buildings under seven stories and in 2027 for buildings greater than …Read More

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New Year, New Code

With 2021 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start putting some important dates on your 2022 calendar and beyond. January 4, 2022 & January 10, 2022:The NYC Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of updating the Unified Stormwater Rules which will impact storm water detention …Read More

Meeting 2021 Affordable and Supportive Housing Demand

The US real estate climate has been particularly volatile over the past two years due to the impact of COVID-19, and with the industry preparing to embrace a post-pandemic world, affordable housing construction and investment have been spearheading discussions. Among the most significant trends across residential housing is …Read More

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Commercial Observer’s 5th Annual Healthcare Forum

EP Engineering, Partner, Giovanni Melendez, spoke on Commercial Observer's 5th Annual Healthcare Construction Forum on Thursday, September 23rd. Giovanni spoke on the Healthcare Construction Outlook and how the industry is forecasted to see one of the greatest rates of growth in 2022. This comes as the industry …Read More