Some procedural changes regarding partial demolition waivers were made with the implementation of the 2014 Building Code.
Prior to these changes, a Construction Code Determination (CCD1) was submitted to Buildings Enforcement Safety Team (BEST) to request a waiver allowing partial demolition of a building. Now, waiver requests are included in the demolition plans.
Waivers may be requested for complete/full backfill and foundation/slab removal. Specific notes must be included on the demolition plans for the waiver request. Please see DOB service notice for full instructions on the plan requirements here.