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State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

A meeting of the STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE COUNCIL will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the following locations, via videoconferencing:

The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller  
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Concourse Level, Meeting Rooms 3
Albany, New York

123 William Street, Conference Room 231
New York, New York

65 Court Street, Conference Room 208
Buffalo, New York

The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations.

The meeting will also be streamed live at:



1.  Welcome         

2. Minutes – November 2, 2015 (PDF)

3. Uniform Code Update

4. Energy Code Update

5. More Restrictive Standards

  • Town of Brookhaven – Local #19 of 2014

5. More Restrictive Standards

  • Town of Brookhaven – Local Law #5 of 2014

7. Public Comment Period

8. Future Meetings

9. Other Business



The Code Council will convene at 10:00 a.m., Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, 123 William Street, New York, New York and 65 Court Street, Buffalo, New York. All Code Council meetings are open to the public.

Persons who wish to address the Council during the meeting should submit their request to the Building Standards and Codes Division as soon as possible to be considered on the speakers list during the Public Comment period of the meeting. Written comments or documents must be received by the Building Standards and Codes Division at least five business days prior to the meeting in order to be considered by the Council at the meeting. Please submit written comments or documents to Mark Blanke, Assistant Director for Code Development at the Department of State, Building Standards and Codes Division, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231 or e-mail:


If you have a hearing problem, an assistive listening system is available for your use. This listening system would amplify the speaker’s voice. If you are deaf, an interpreter may be provided. You must notify Mark Blanke at (518) 474-4073 of your need at least five days prior to the meeting.


2015 Meetings

For More Information, Contact:
Mark Blanke, P.E.
Assistant Director of Code Development
New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1160, Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 474-4073
Fax: (518) 486-4487