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New York City considers new construction standards for hospitals, multifamily buildings

New York City considers new construction standards for hospitals, multifamily buildings

The proposal includes adding emergency lighting in stairwells and hallways in case of extended blackouts.


By BD+C Staff | BD+C Staff | June 19, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration has proposed new building codes for hospitals and multifamily dwellings in New York City to help them be more resilient in the event of severe weather resulting from climate change.

The proposal includes adding emergency lighting in stairwells and hallways in case of extended blackouts, and faucets on lower floors so apartment dwellers from upper floors would have water access if pumps cannot operate. The new standards are slated to be submitted to the City Council this year. 

(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/nyregion/bloomberg-proposes-revising-building-code-to-prepare-for-severe-weather.html?_r=1&

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