Information on codes and regulations that effect architecture in New Jersey.
We 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 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
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 10-11 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:
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:
Click here to download a digital version of the ePlans brochure.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.
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.
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
Update 9/1/2015 –
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, session SOLD OUT
Space still available in Wednesday, September 23, 2015, session. Reserve your spot today.
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.
September 16, 2015
October 14, 2015
Both webinars run from
10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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