Construction equipment projects involve installations of equipment to support construction activities or to secure a construction site to protect workers and the general public. A temporary construction fence is required by the NYC Construction Code to protect the public against possible hazards related to ongoing construction. It is installed prior to commencement of the project work and removed at the completion of work, meeting code requirements for removal. A fence is required to enclose the construction site of a new building, areas of demolition, open excavation or extensive alteration. Fences shall be accessible at grade.
Fences are built solid for their entire length out of wood or other suitable materials. However, the Department may approve chain link fences as below:
When a fence is installed to fully enclose the site, its location shall be along the inside edge of the sidewalk and along the edges of the property. For partially enclosed sites, fences shall be installed at grade level to prevent public access. A fence installation shall not result in obstructions preventing public access to sidewalks or a building’s means of egress. The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) requires pedestrian protection to be maintained and kept in good order for the entire length of construction.
A fence project typically involves the following components: