Engineering News Record Includes AIA New Jersey President Steven B. Lazarus’s Comments on New Executive Order

April 10, 2020

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Engineering News Record Includes AIA New Jersey President Steven B. Lazarus’s Comments on New Executive Order


On Wednesday, April 8, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 122 banning all non-essential construction work starting Friday, April 10th at 8PM. Engineering News Record contacted the corresponding professional organizations for their comments. 

AIA New Jersey President Steven B. Lazarus, AIA, provided this statement:

The architectural design and building construction sector of the New Jersey economy is significant. Restrictions on construction can have far reaching economic and social consequences.

AIA New Jersey supports Governor Murphy’s executive order regarding non-essential construction projects. The Governor’s carefully crafted executive order balances the importance of construction activity with the severe public health emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic.  AIA New Jersey supports policies that will protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  The safe return of a healthy public and a normal building design and construction economy is in the best interest of New Jersey.  AIA New Jersey believes this executive action will facilitate the public health emergency to safely conclude as soon as possible.

ENR included a quote from AIANJ’s remarks in their feature article found HERE

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