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Division of Codes and Standards Alerts provide both the regulating as well as the regulated codes community in New Jersey with important, sometimes critical, and timely information or advice on a specific code matter.  Issues, though equally important and at times critical, generally present a more complex or evolving problem and solution and may have a host of related documents associated.  (Previous Alerts and Issues are listed in Topics A-Z.)


Weyerhaeuser TJI Joists w/ Flak Jacket Protection - Guidance (08/30/17)
UPDATE - 11/06/17 -- It has been reported to the Department that problems have occurred with the Flak Jacket protection: both cracking or delaminating of the Flak Jacket protection due to exposure to weather (unrelated to the remediation) and cracking or flaking of the top coating (W20115 paint) applied to address the formaldehyde emissions. Because the testing performed for the ICC-ES report (ESL-1091) did not involve coating with cracks or other damage, it is not known whether this cracking impacts fire protection. Accordingly, the guidance issued on August 30 should be followed. Compliance with the requirements of Section R302.13 of the IRC/2015 should be required.
Elevator "Routine (6-month) Inspections" Eliminated (effective 07/03/17)
* Digital Signature and Seal
** Board of Architects (adopted 05/01/17)
*** May 22, 2017 information
*** Proposal / Adoption
** Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (adopted 11/16/15)
*** January 11, 2016 information
*** February 24, 2016 information


Homes with a Substantial Damage Determination Required to Elevate by October 29, 2018 (11/27/17)

* Dedication of Revenue - Fees for Uniform Construction Code Enforcement (08/11/17)

* Swimming Pools & Spas - Plan Review & Inspections (07/11/16)