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AIA New Jersey Sends Representative William J. Martin, AIA, to Testify Before NJ Senate Budget Committee

December 6, 2018

AIA New Jersey Sends Representative William J. Martin, AIA, to Testify Before NJ Senate Budget Committee On Monday, December 3, 2018, AIA New Jersey member William J Martin, AIA, testified before the NJ Senate Budget Committee regarding Senate Bill 1261: The Prohibition on Lightweight Construction, to present AIA NJ’s position that individual codes should not Read More

A Notice From NJ Division of Codes and Standards

November 5, 2018

  Notice Regarding the Use of Digital Seals for all Projects Submitted to New Jersey BCPR   All projects submitted to the Bureau of Construction Project Review must be submitted utilizing our ePlans Electronic Plan Review System.  Please be advised, starting in January of 2019, we will be requiring all documents to be provided with Read More

AIA Small Firm Exchange and MADCAD bring you “US State and Local Building Codes: How to tackle compliance challenges”

August 20, 2018

AIA Small Firm Exchange and MADCAD Present Free Webinar AIA sponsor MADCAD  and the AIA Small Firm Exchange are presenting a free webinar entitled US State and Local Building Codes: How to tackle compliance challenges. The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 23 at 2:00 EDT, and 1 CEU is available for those that attend.  Below Read More

Presidents Message – Regarding Proposed SNUR by the EPA

August 15, 2018

A Message from the AIANJ President Regarding the EPA and Asbestos AIA New Jersey opposes the use of asbestos in building materials and urges the federal government to prioritize and take all necessary steps to completely and permanently ban its use.  Regarding the Asbestos Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency Read More

Code Announcement for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

June 14, 2018

Code Announcement for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania   For those members working in Pennsylvania, the AIA New Jersey Codes and Regulations Committee Chairman, Robert Longo, AIA, recommends that you please note: The Commonwealth has adopted the 2018 IBC effective October 1, 2018. There will be state amendments. from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Pennsylvania’s building codes will be Read More

Code Announcement – Minor Work: A Reminder As We Close Out Building Safety Month

May 31, 2018

Code Announcement – Minor Work: A Reminder As We Close Out Building Safety Month As of March 5, 2018, the requirements for minor work and ordinary maintenance in the state of New Jersey have changed.  A variety of projects for commercial and residential structures that previously required building permits have now been categorized as Ordinary Maintenance Read More

The American Institute of Architects New Jersey Works to Keep the Public Safe

March 29, 2018

The American Institute of Architects New Jersey Works to Keep the Public Safe This week the American Institute of Architects New Jersey remembers the great tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Over 100 years ago, this disaster took the lives of 145 workers, trapped inside the inferno, many jumping to their death, rather than being Read More

AIA NJ Offers Code Seminar on Advanced Barrier Free Design

March 13, 2018

AIA NJ Offers Code Seminar on Advanced Barrier Free Design   Tuesday, May 15, 2018   Somerset Palace 333 Davidson Road Somerset, NJ   Seminar Title: Advanced Barrier Free only space for 100 participants   Speaker: Jack Boekhout   Description: Jack Boekhout’s primary business is to provide consultation on Building Codes and Accessibility Codes for Architects, Engineer’s, Contractors, Read More

New Requirement for Buildings in New Jersey with Solar Panels

February 26, 2018

New Requirement for Buildings in New Jersey with Solar Panels By Robert M. Longo, AIA   On December 20, 2017 the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety adopted a new rule requiring identifying emblems for structures with solar panels. Photovoltaic (solar) panels pose a risk to emergency personnel especially firefighters. Solar panels can carry enough Read More

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Required in All Use Groups

February 12, 2018

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Required in All Use Groups By Robert M. Longo, AIA, LEED AP AIA NJ Codes and Regulations Committee Chairman New Jersey recently adopted a rule modifying the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and the Uniform Fire Code (UFC) to require Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors in all use groups. Previously CO detectors were Read More

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