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The Technical Services Unit provides assistance to Code Enforcement Officials, design professionals, and the general public on the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. The unit is also responsible for the approval of factory-built homes and buildings, the certification of manufacturers, retailers, installers, and mechanics of manufactured homes, and oversight of State-permitting agencies. The members of the unit have a broad background of different disciplines including architecture as well as civil, fire protection, mechanical, and structural engineering. The members of the unit assist regional staff with complex issues on projects and respond to augment local building departments in times of natural disasters. Communications from the unit come in many forms and a request can come from any person or group. The unit renders opinions via telephone, electronic mail, and advisory letters on request. Also, the unit periodically issues technical bulletins that clarify a group of related Code issues or advise the public of newly developed conditions or practices that affect the Code.
For Technical Assistance:
For More Information, Contact:
Gerard Hathaway, R.A.
Assistant Director for Technical Services
New York State Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1160, Albany, NY 12231