2022 NYC Building Code: Key Changes and Implications Related to Fire Life Safety

2022 NYC Building Code: Key Changes and Implications Related to Fire Life Safety

Several changes in the 2022 New York City Building Code (NYCBC) significantly affect the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in New York City. These updates incorporate the latest knowledge and technologies to improve occupant safety and building sustainability, including changes to combustible exterior wall provisions, podium construction, and other fire life safety requirements. In this seminar, we will spotlight key code changes related to fire life safety, illuminating the rationale behind these changes and their potential impact on design and compliance.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the code change process and revision history for New York City.
  • Identify significant changes to the 2022 NYCBC related to fire and life safety.
  • Understand the reasoning behind these changes.
  • Recognize impacts on design regarding code compliance.

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the seminar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email events@sgh.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register. 

About the Speaker

Qianru Guo
Qianru Guo | Senior Project Manager

Qianru Guo has a passion for fire engineering, particularly in analysis related to structural response under fire events. She is an integral member of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Fire Engineering practice group, working on life and fire safety code consulting, performance-based structural fire design, structural finite element analysis, heat transfer analysis, and computational fluid dynamics simulation. Qianru is a committee member of the Fire Protection group in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a member of Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).

David Jacoby
David Jacoby | Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure Division Head, Fire Engineering

David Jacoby has extensive experience with a broad range of code consulting, design, modeling, and fire testing knowledge reinforced with firefighting experience. David was a technical committee member of the 2008, 2014, and 2022 New York City Code Revision Committees and will be the chair of the upcoming New York City Code Technical Revision Committee for Use, Occupancy Classification, and Egress (UOCE). He also served on the UOCE committee for the upcoming NYC Existing Building Code.