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Performance Based Design Document


Before you submit your application

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    Effective 5/11/2020, the NYC Fire Department will no longer accept new applications in paper form. For instructions on how to file online, please review the FDNY Business Support Help Page.
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      A TM-1 application that briefly describes the nature of the submission and what code sections or governing documents the application has been filed to comply with a fire engineering analysis report, signed and stamped by a NYS Registered Design Professional (P.E. or R.A.) that describes the analysis performed, its compliance with the relevant code sections and governing documents, and its results. All relevant details should be included in this report.
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        The simulation files:
        • If Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) was used, please submit all input and output files for the simulation conducted.
        • If another nationally recognized CFD program was used, please submit videos of the conducted simulation showing as much of the structure in question or subject of analysis as possible.
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          If you are filing an amendment, you can now access previous FDNY records by providing your reference account number (FPIMS #) and premises zip code. It is highly recommended that you link your previous record, which can be done at the beginning of the application.
          • Ready to Apply?

            Steps to apply online:

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            Application Fees:
            • New Application Fees: $945 (Plan Examination FC 105.4 + New Technology/Technical Analysis including FC102.8 & FC104.9)
            • Amended Application Fees: $945 (Plan Examination FC 105.4 + New Technology/Technical Analysis including FC102.8 & FC104.9)
            • Resubmission Fees: No fee required if submitted within 6 months of Letter of Deficiency. After 6 months, application will be considered abandoned, and may require a new filing fee.
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              Submit the completed application online with all supporting documents.
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                You must make payment on FDNY Business to submit your application. To make payments for additional invoiced fees after submission use one of the following methods:

                Online (preferred):
                Online (preferred) Payment can be made online at FDNY Business (credit, debit or e-check accepted)

                US Mail (check must contain FDNY Business Record ID):
                NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
                Bureau of Fire Prevention
                9 MetroTech Center, Attn: Cashier’s Unit (1st Floor)
                Brooklyn, NY 11201
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