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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. http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2018/05/30/Pennsylvania-building-code-energy-update-after-delay/stories/201805270064

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

Registration is open for New Jersey Future’s Annual Redevelopment Forum

February 7, 2018

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum will be held on Friday, March 9 at the Hyatt in New Brunswick. AIA NJ is a partner in this valuable event and will be attending.   General Forum Information: Friday, March 9, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ “New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum is Read More

Kim Vierheilig, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects

December 20, 2017

Kim V. Vierheilig, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President of LAN Associates, has been appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects by NJ Governor Chris Christie. Ms. Vierheilig was sworn in on December 14, 2017. Her term ends April 29, 2021. The Governor’s Appointment’s office expressed their confidence in Kim’s ability to fulfill the Read More

In the 5 Years since Hurricane Sandy, AIA-NJ has Increased their Commitment to Resiliency

October 29, 2017

  “AIA-NJ is really a model of how to get it done after a disaster.” ~ Illya Azaraoff, AIA Contributors: Illya Azaraoff, AIA; Bruce Turner, AIA; Justin Mihalik, AIA and Laurence Parisi, AIA Editor: Stacey Kliesch, AIA   In 2012, in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy, AIA-NJ’s members were getting back on their feet. Read More

Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects

October 26, 2017

Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, Past President and Regional Representative for AIA NJ, has been appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Architects by NJ Governor Chris Christie. His term begins immediately and ends April 29, 2022. The Governor’s Appointment’s office expressed their confidence in Bob’s ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position with Read More

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