KM Associates Welcomes Manher Shah as Senior Building Code & Zoning Specialist

KM Associates of New York, Inc. is pleased to announce that Manher Shah has joined the company as a Senior Building Code & Zoning Specialist. Mr. Shah was formerly the Executive Engineer of the Technical Affairs Department for the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB).
Mr. Shah brings an extraordinary depth of NYC building code and zoning expertise to the KM Associates team, with more than twenty years of experience at the DOB. Before working for its Technical Affairs Department, he was Borough Commissioner in Brooklyn, Acting Borough Commissioner in Manhattan, First Deputy Borough Superintendent in Manhattan and Plan Examiner in Manhattan. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the New York City zoning resolution, building code regulations, fire safety requirements, AISC codes, multiple-dwelling laws, ACI and all local laws. He is highly skilled in interacting and negotiating with public officials, elected government offices, community boards and other city agencies.
Mr. Shah’s insight and experience with the DOB gives our clients a clear advantage when dealing with the code and zoning process. If your project requires a code or zoning determination, he can aid in fine-tuning a response to help get your request approved. For preliminary review, his knowledge of code and zoning can present hard-to-find opportunities that will benefit your construction project. His background as plan examiner can also help resolve any objections that may be issued to a project.
We welcome you to contact us at to request a consultation with Mr. Shah on any of your New York City projects.