Requirements for Cableways used in Construction or Demolition

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Monday, October 2, 2017


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule


This rule establishes requirements for cableways utilized in conjunction with the construction or demolition of a building or structure. A cableway is a system used to transport materials, consisting of a cable suspended between two towers, on which travels a carriage from which a bucket is suspended.

Cableways are currently regulated by Reference Standard RS-19-3 of the appendix to chapter 1 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York.  This rule proposes to repeal RS-19-3 and replace it with a new rule that adopts the latest national standard for cableways published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as well as New York City specific permitting, inspection, licensing, and operational requirements that are not contained within the ASME standard by cross referring applicable sections of 1 RCNY 3319-01.

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 3320.12 of the New York City Building Code.

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Public Hearing


Public Hearing Date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:00am

No contact

Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007