Category Archives: Codes & Regulations

Information on codes and regulations that effect architecture in New Jersey.

AIANJ Code Seminar February

 UPDATE NOTE:  1/6/2016 – Additional space at the facility has been obtained, class size restrictions have been raised to for both days.

 

Get Involved in AIANJ EPiC

red_eagleWe are looking for members who are interested in becoming 2016 Section Directors within our Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC), which consists of architecture school graduates, AIA Associate members, and AIA members licensed for 10 years or less. Our mission is to promote the professional growth of emerging architects and support local communities through advocacy, education, and service. Through consistent communication and coordination between the state committee and local sections throughout New Jersey, EPiC provides programming, events, and service opportunities for our members to have fun while building relationships, developing leadership skills, and increasing emerging professional’s involvement within

the profession.

The Section Director position has a term of one year. Responsibilities of the position include:

– Promote the EPiC mission within your local AIA NJ section
– Attend a monthly teleconference with the state EPiC Committee
– Participation in one or more committees chaired by the state At-Large Directors

As a newly revived community within the AIA, EPiC provides a great opportunity to shape the emerging professional programming at both the section and state level. Such programming includes:

Hill Day: Advocacy training and meetings with New Jersey legislators in Trenton -ARE Seminars: Courses to help you pass the licensing exams
Service Opportunities: Design small impactful projects in local communities
Leadership Training: Improve your skills and promote member involvement

If you are interested in becoming an EPiC Section Director we would like to hear from you.

Please submit a letter of interest by e-mail to [email protected] by January 8, 2016 (500 words). Be sure to include your AIA NJ section in your letter. Although not required, we will accept up to two letters of recommendation (500 words).

We look forward to your interest.

Jessica O’Donnell, AIA

2016 EPiC Chair

USGBC South Branch Event

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DCA Hosts Webinar on ePlans in December


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dca_njThe New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) has launched ePlans, a new web-based electronic plan review system, which eliminates paper-based building and code review processes and reduces the amount of time between plan submission and final approval.

We invite you to attend an informational webinar to learn more about ePlans and how you can benefit from using the new system. The webinar is being offered from 10-11 a.m. on December 10, 2015.

 

ePlans provides a number of benefits and cost-saving measures for both the building community and the Department including:

 

  • 24-hour access to the system from any computer
  • Elimination of the need for paper plans to be manually printed and delivered
  • Reduced printing costs
  • Transparency and auditability
  • Reduced turn-around time to review plans

 

ePlans will be extended to all State building projects that require plans from a licensed architect or engineer.   The Department will require mandatory usage of the ePlans system by December 31, 2015.  When a citizen (architect, engineer, contractor, owner) submits an application for a construction or land use permit requiring drawing plans and other documents, the Bureau of Construction Project Review will use ePlans to complete the initial review. Required changes are noted on the files and then communicated to the applicant, who can re-submit corrected plans electronically, 24/7, from the convenience of any computer. The review cycle continues until all the regulatory requirements are satisfied and the DCA grants approval for the plans.

 

For more information about accessing DCA’s ePlans system, or to register for the upcoming ePlans webinar, visit:

 

www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/offices/ePlans.html

 

Click here to download a digital version of the ePlans brochure.

 

Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

IBC and IRC Code Seminars Registration Open

AIA 2016 Code Hdr

The second set of code seminars to highlight the changes of the transition from the 2009 IBC/IRC Codes to the 2015 IBC/IRC Codes is set for February 3rd and 4th, 2016.  Registration is open, the September sessions sold out quickly, seating for these sessions are limited, reserve your spot today.

Find out more information and Register online.

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AIA 2016 CodeInfo

Additional Dates AIANJ Code Seminar

AIANJ Code Seminar – Additional Sessions Dates

The scheduled seminars for the adopted 2015 International Building Codes and the 2014 National Electric Code are sold out for next week.  A second set of the seminars are in the process of being scheduled now.

Save the Dates:   February 3rd & 4th, 2016

Registration will be open soon, if you were unable to attend the September seminars please call AIANJ and we will put you on the reserve list to be one of the first to register for the February sessions,  Please call:  609-393-5690

AIA 2016 Code Seminar STD

AIANJ Code Seminar – Space Limited

Update 9/1/2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, session SOLD OUT

Space still available in Wednesday, September 23, 2015, session.   Reserve your spot today.
AIA 2015 Code Seminar Invite 3.2

 

DCA Launches Electronic Plan Review System

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) has two upcoming webinars scheduled for those interested in learning more about the newly launched ePlans.  See more information below or go to www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/offices/ePlans.html

 
 
NJ Department of Community Affairs Launches New Electronic
Plan Review System
Online System Streamlines and Modernizes the State’s Plan Review Process
 
The DCA is offering webinars for anyone interested in learning how the ePlans online application and upload process works.
 
When
 
Wednesday
September 16, 2015
REGISTER

 

 
 
and
 
Wednesday
October 14, 2015
REGISTER

 

 
 
Both webinars run from
10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
 

Testimonials
 
American Dream Project 
East Rutherford, NJ
“The ePlans system has many great benefits including the ease of filing for plan review. The system saves money both in printing and in space requirements and eliminates multiple bundles of hard copy plans to print and deliver.”
 
 
Tom Valente, Construction Manager
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
 
“The electronic filing system has been terrific for us. The comments come in a cleaner form, are well organized, and the change marks require very little clarification.  It truly has made our jobs easier from this end.”
 
Anthony Cappuccio, President Boardwalk Design and Development
 
Campus Town
Ewing, NJ
“It’s great to have so much information available, especially about the status of the review. Staff was really helpful whenever there was a question and got back to us quickly.”
 
Lynda Rothermel, Campus Architect
The College of New Jersey
 
 
 
Dear Industry Partner:
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) has launched ePlans, a new web-based electronic plan review system, which eliminates paper-based building and code review processes and reduces the amount of time between plan submission and final approval.
We invite you to attend an informational webinar to learn more about ePlans and how you can benefit from using the new system. The webinar is being offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 16, 2015 and October 14, 2015.
ePlans provides a number of benefits and cost-saving measures for both the building community and the Department including:
       24-hour access to the system from any computer
       Elimination of the need for paper plans to be manually printed and delivered
       Reduced printing costs
       Transparency and auditability
       Reduced turn-around time to review plans
 
The Department will require mandatory usage of the ePlans system by December 31, 2015.
 
ePlans will be extended to all building projects that require plans from a licensed architect or engineer. When a citizen (architect, engineer, contractor, owner) submits an application for a construction or land use permit requiring drawing plans and other documents, the Bureau of Construction Project Review will use ePlans to complete the initial review. Required changes are noted on the files and then communicated to the applicant, who can re-submit corrected plans electronically, 24/7, from the convenience of any computer. The review cycle continues until all the regulatory requirements are satisfied and the DCA grants approval for the plans.
For more information about accessing DCA’s ePlans system, or to register for the upcoming ePlans webinar, visit:
 
 
Click here to download a digital version of the ePlans brochure.
 
Please feel free to share this invitation with interested parties.
 
 
 
 
 
For More Information:
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Division of Codes and Standards, Bureau of Construction Project Review, State Buildings Unit

2015 Code Seminar Update – Register now

New Jersey has adopted the 2015 IBC and 2015 IRC – this seminar will overview the changes from the current 2009 codes.

Register now, space is limited.

Update 9/1/2015:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015, seminar SOLD OUT

Save the Date: IBC & IRC Code Seminars

New Jersey Adopts the 2015 International Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code

The Governor’s Office has approved publication of the Notice of Adoption. The 2015 Codes expect to be formally adopted on September 8, 2015

What: AIA NJ will be hosting TWO SEPARATE all day seminars covering significant changes to The International Residential Code & The International Building Code.

When: Tuesday September 22 : 2015 IBC Transition from the 2009 IBC | Wednesday September 23 : 2015 IRC Transition from the 2009 IRC

Where: The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

Why: Two code cycles, six years, hundreds of changes…

Are you prepared?

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