To ensure site safety for new buildings, the Department of Buildings is launching the New Low Rise Site Safety program. Effective April 2, 2007, all new low rise buildings being built in New York City, will be monitored by the Buildings Enforcement Safety Team (BEST). This initiative aims to ensure that required site safety measures are correctly applied and are in compliance with the NYC Building Code and Safety Code of the Fire Department of New York.
What buildings will be included in the new pilot program?
What does the new low rise site safety initiative consist of?
Why is the Building Department initiating the pilot program?
Additional areas of focus will include: concrete operations and falling debris, how material is stored, the relocation or movement of form work/reshores plywood, safety netting systems, and sidewalk protections.
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