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Businessowners’ Efforts to be Safer When Re-Opening Might Actually be MORE Dangerous

May 20, 2020

Businessowners’ Efforts to be Safer When Re-Opening Might Actually be MORE Dangerous Now, during Building Safety Month, it’s as important as ever to remember that buildings are designed with the intention to provide safe exit in an emergency, proper ventilation, and sprinkler coverage. Dividers between workstations, salon chairs and dining tables will become more common as Read More

New Jersey’s Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for Various Environmental Laws

May 4, 2020

New Jersey’s Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for Various Environmental Laws Among the directives, Executive Order No. 136 includes the following: Pauses or delays timeframes governing the Department’s provision of public notice, review and decisions on permits and other approvals for the duration of the public health emergency, including those which would Read More

Stay-At-Home Orders Have Triggered an Increase in DIY Home Projects…Is Yours SAFE?

May 2, 2020

Stay-At-Home Orders Have Triggered an Increase in DIY Home Projects…Is Yours SAFE? Statistics show that many Americans are using their time at home to start or finish DIY home projects. Some projects, like painting, installing new cabinet hardware and landscaping, are relatively safe for anyone to take on.  But what about more serious projects? Is Read More

New Executive Order Extending Permits and Other Regulatory Deadlines Went Into Effect On March 14, 2020

April 15, 2020

New Executive Order Extending Permits and Other Regulatory Deadlines Went Into Effect On March 14, 2020 TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 127, extending various deadlines associated with rulemaking for state agencies until 90 days following the end of the public health emergency. The order additionally allows for any rules or emergency rules Read More

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

April 10, 2020

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 Read More

Be Prepared for NJ Business Restrictions Going Into Effect on April 10, 2020, at 8PM

April 9, 2020

Be Prepared for NJ Business Restrictions Going Into Effect on April 10, 2020, at 8PM The recent NJ Executive Orders have made it confusing to understand who can work and how they can work. This NJ state issued summary simplifies the recent directives that will be in effect starting Friday, April 10, 2020 at 8PM. Read More

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects

April 9, 2020

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122, ceasing all non-essential construction projects and imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. The order also outlines Read More

Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order 105 Elections & COVID-19 Local Government Legislation

April 1, 2020

Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order 105 Elections & COVID-19 Local Government Legislation   On March 19th, 2020 , Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 105 concerning elections and a summary of local government related COVID-19 Local Government Legislation. These bills contain emergency measures on elections, paid leave, employee termination, public records, public meetings, local government budget Read More

New Jersey Executive Orders 107, 108 And Administrative Order No. 2020-3

March 31, 2020

New Jersey Executive Orders 107, 108 And Administrative Order No. 2020-3 On March 21st, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 107 which you can find HERE  and Executive Order 108 which you can find HERE.  Executive Order 107 directs nearly all residents to STAY AT HOME. ALL gatherings are canceled. ALL non-essential retail businesses Read More

Update from New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for Ongoing Construction Projects and COVID-19 Issued on March 24, 2020

March 25, 2020

Update from New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for Ongoing Construction Projects and COVID-19 Issued on March 24, 2020   Ongoing Construction Projects and COVID-19 The Department of Community Affairs is aware of the construction industry’s concerns about the interruption of plan review and inspection responsibilities, State or local, due to the Coronavirus (COVID19). Pursuant Read More

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