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The AIA New Jersey Legislative and Government Affairs Committee Announces Progress on Electronic Permit Processing

June 16, 2021

The AIA New Jersey Legislative and Government Affairs Committee Announces Progress on Electronic Permit Processing The AIA New Jersey Legislative and Government Affairs Committee (L&GA) has is pleased to share the news that Governor Murphy has signed Bill S1739/ A1145. The measure establishes the “Electronic Permit Processing Review System”, a web-based system for the electronic Read More

AIA New Jersey Recognizes The Value of Licensure for Building Safety Month 2021

May 19, 2021

AIA New Jersey Recognizes The Value of Licensure for Building Safety Month 2021 The International Code Council (ICC) is a nonprofit association that brings together local, state, and federal officials who are experts in the built environment to develop model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable, and resilient structures. The international Read More

A Brief Refresher for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers

April 6, 2021

A Brief Refresher for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers By Jerome Leslie Eben, FAIA   This article is a brief refresher for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers.  All fall under the purview of the NJ State Board of Architects. By extension, it applies to all applicants seeking to practice those respective professions.   Read More

Governor Murphy Issues Guidance For New Jersey Restaurants and Similar Uses on November 25, 2020, for the Utilization of Outdoor Space During the Winter Months

December 2, 2020

Governor Murphy Issues Guidance For New Jersey Restaurants and Similar Uses on November 25, 2020, for the Utilization of Outdoor Space During the Winter Months On June 17, 2020, in an effort to assist restaurants and similar assembly spaces adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards Read More

Have Projects Under Construction in Pennsylvania? Here’s What You Need To Know To Stay Current on COVID-19 Procedures…

November 27, 2020

Have Projects Under Construction in Pennsylvania? Here’s What You Need To Know To Stay Current on COVID-19 Procedures… Beginning Friday, November 27, PA contractors will be required to adhere to updated COVID-19 procedures in the Guidance for Businesses in the Construction Industry issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Order of the Secretary of Read More

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

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