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Draft of IGCC Green Code

October 26, 2009

Version 3 of the IGCC (International Green Construction Cose) Draft has been posted on the green codes website. This Version 3 will be the new base document for consideration of changes which will occur at the next SBTC meeting (Mtg #4) on December 15 – 17, 2009 in Bonita Springs, FL. Here’s the link: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/sbtc/pages/firstdraftdevelopment.aspx

This Week in Trenton prepared by PSI

October 19, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009 Gubernatorial Race Update A New York Times Poll that was released today shows Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine leading Republican Chris Christie 40-37% while independent Christopher Daggett is at 14%.  Corzine’s lead over Christie is within the poll’s margin of error.  Despite Corzine’s lead among registered voters, his favorability ratings are more Read More

Beyond Green – Call for Entries

October 1, 2009

Along with our sponsors, SBIC is proud to announce the 2009 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards. This unique program recognizes the initiatives that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance building market, as well as the real-world application of high-performance design and construction practices.

Public Comment Invited On Proposed Changes To ADA Regulations

September 29, 2009

September 23, 2009 – The public has been given 60 days to comment on proposed revisions to regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The regulatory changes, contained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking just announced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Read More

AIA-NJ Announces “CANstruction” Event Will Be Held at Rowan University in Conjunction With Their ASCE Student Chapter

September 29, 2009

Students Help Feed Hungry With Design Contest That Benefits Community Food Programs AIA-NJ) announces that Canstruction, its annual design exhibition and contest to benefit community food programs, will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Oct. 27, 2009, at The Atrium in Rowan Hall. Students mentored by architects, engineers and professors will compete Read More

Landscape Architects Create New Sustainability Resource Guides

September 29, 2009

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced a new series of comprehensive online resource guides on sustainable design and planning. Created for national and local policymakers, government agencies, design professionals, planners and students, the guides include hundreds of project case studies, research papers, organizations and other government resources on sustainable design aggregated for Read More

Pilot Projects to Test First National Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes

September 29, 2009

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ announced a November 5 call for pilot projects that will test the first national rating system for sustainable landscapes. The Initiative is a partnership between the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden Read More

First Architect Nominated To New Jersey Hall of Fame

September 19, 2009

Architect Michael Graves Nominated by AIA-NJ EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) announced Sept. 15 that architect Michael Graves, FAIA, of Princeton, N.J., has been nominated for its Class of 2010. Graves’ nomination was championed by the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (NJ-AIA). Graves — the Read More

How the Public Perceives the Architect

September 19, 2009

Note: This article appeared in the June 2009 edition of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal and the August 2009 edition of the Mann Report. By Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA, PP, CID, NFPA When I am at a gathering and meeting people for the first time, it is inevitable that they will ask, “What do Read More

Why The Architect Should Be The Lead Professional On A Home-Building Team

September 19, 2009

NOTE: This article previously appeared in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal in June 2009 and is slated to appear in the Mann Report in December. By Seth A. Leeb, AIA Immediate Past President, New Jersey Chapter, American Institute of Architects Seth A. Leeb, AIA, immediate past present of the New Jersey chapter of the Read More

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