Understanding the details of the permitting process is essential for telecom projects to be delivered on time and on budget. Large-scale cities, like NYC, have their own set of rules and regulations around where and how to design the proposed telecom equipment properly. Depending on the location of the equipment on a building, and before filing for and obtaining a building permit, review and approval by a secondary agency are required.
In New York City, telecom companies proposing to build a new site, expand, or modify an existing asset where their equipment would be on the exterior of the building at or below 100 feet above ground level, are required to file an application with the New York City Fire Department (“FDNY”). This allows regional safety teams to review the proposed work and ensure that the build is secure for firefighters. When filing, telecom companies are required to share:
Further, The NYC Fire Code requires new builds to follow these guidelines:
Our customers rely on our experience and understanding of the specific FDNY design provisions for a successful filing process. We help our customers navigate, facilitate, coordinate, manage, and direct the process to streamline the critical path and obtain the required approval(s).
Running into roadblocks navigating the complexity of the NYC permitting process? We can help expedite the FDNY review process through their online portal, FDNY Business. Contact us to learn more.