© 2020 Jonathan Ochshorn. This webpage contains links to a "New York State Building Standards and Codes Application for Appeal of Determinations Concerning the Rand Hall Fine Arts Library at Cornell University"—a project designed by Austrian architect Wolfgang Tschapeller (with STV of New York the architect of record)—dated Sept. 17, 2020. Links to all of my writings on the Rand Hall Fine Arts Library can be found on this website. In particular, an earlier and similar web (html) version of my Code complaint from 2019 can be found here.
Based on information contained in Drawings LSP-100 – LSP-103 prepared by STV Architects, dated Feb. 14, 2018, and an Atrium Smoke Control Report prepared by GHD, Inc., dated August 2017, I am appealing determinations by the City of Ithaca Building Division and the New York State Division of Building Standards and Codes (DBSC) Oversight Unit concerning the compliance of the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall at Cornell University with the 2015 New York State Building Code.
Don't like PDFs? An earlier and similar web (html) version of my Code complaint from 2019 can be found here.
[Updated Nov. 23, 2020] I've added an Appendix (see below) that includes, and comments on, the architect's response to my appeal application.
My appeal application to the DBSC, subject to further modification based on feedback I may (or may not) receive, is as follows:
Appendix 1—Response to My Code Appeal (PDF: 409 KB) (added Nov. 23, 2020)
First posted 22 September 2020. Last updated: 23 November 2020