By Laws Ammendments

At our May meeting the By Laws Committee Chairman presented a proposed amendment which would strike the requirement that Directors can only serve two full terms on the Board, where they would then have to move up to an Officer’s position or move off the Board. After much discussion amongst the members present, a vote was taken after a motion was made and seconded, to adopt the proposal. the motion did not carry and a second motion was made and seconded to reject the proposed amendment. The By Laws continue to contain the requirement that a Director can only serve for two full 3 year terms.


 

Let any Board member know if you are interested in serving on one of BPMIA’s committees. See the available committees on the committees page. 

Also let us know if there are topics of discussion, or concerns you would like presented at a regular Association meeting. 

To all UCC instructors; make a BPMIA regular meeting a field trip/class for your students. They can network with colleagues and get their names out there for possible future employment and hopefully join our ranks to make our association membership strong. Hand outs should include a membership application.

To all members: Help us get the word out to the world by forwarding to us, the email addresses of your friends and associates who are in related professions, and who might be interested to in joining our Association. See the BPMIA contacts page for contact information. 

 

Uniform Construction Code Program: Bergen Community College. 

Bergen Community College offers classes for construction professionals who are looking to advance their careers and become New Jersey State Inspectors for local municipalities. Obtaining a technical or administrative license enhances the chances for higher paying, more responsible jobs. Questions? Please contact 201 447-7488 or email continuinged@bergen.edu

Bergen Community College, the Division of Continuing Education & Worfkforce Development

Licensing: Bergen Community College

 

Classes required for DCA / UCC licensing will start in September 2022, but only if there are enough students to run a class. Call the number below if you are interested in continuing your education for licensure by the State of New Jersey as code officials.

CONSTRUCTION

Steps Toward Licensing

Administrative Licenses:

  1. Sub-Code Official (Administrative)
  2. Construction Code Official (Administrative)

 

Technical Licenses:

  1. RCS – Residential Commercial Structures (Building Inspector licensure)
  2. ICS – Industrial Commercial Structures
  3. HHS – Hazardous High-rise Structures

Attendance requirements are mandated for each course by the state; however, attendance does not ensure licensing. Prerequisites for all courses will be enforced by the Licensing Bureau, New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs.

After successfully completing each of the required courses, please contact Experior Assessments (800) 864-5309, for a candidate guide (a licensing requirement), which will enable you to sit for the State/National exam.

For information on how to apply for your license, contact the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Code Services by calling (609) 984-7834.

• The New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs offers students a 100% reimbursement  of the tuition for qualified applicants.  If you have any questions about qualifying for any of these courses, then you must talk to the Department of Community Affairs before you register!  There are no refunds once classes are started. 

 Please register early. For more information, please call  (201) 447-7488.  You can register over the phone! 

Full-Time Technical Assistant: City of Englewood

PLUMBING SUBCODE OFFICIAL – PART-TIME
BOROUGH OF FRANKLIN LAKES

Plumbing Subcode Official and Plumbing Inspector – Part-Time.

QUALIFICATIONS: For Plumbing Subcode Official, must poses valid Plumbing Subcode Official & Plumbing Inspectors licenses at minimum ICS, preferably HHS

Valid New Jersey driver’s license

  • Work effectively with other governmental, public and private agencies, the general public and other employees.
  • Analyze and interpret Plumbing Code and investigate violations of the Code.
  • Read plans and observe physical construction to determine Code compliance.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Plumbing Subcode inspection is desirable.

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Send resume and cover letter to Construction Official, Borough of Franklin Lakes, 480 DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 or via email at GHart@franklinlakes.org by June 27. Equal Opportunity Employer.


The City of Englewood seeks a full-time Technical Assistant to the Construction Official. Certification a must. Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of Building Department operating systems. Great customer service and phone skills are required. Able to work in a fast-paced environment. Quick problem-solver who is resilient. Zoning and Planning Board experience is a plus. Salary DOQ.

Forward resumes to City of Englewood, Human Resources, 2-10 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey 07631 or email to hr@cityofenglewood.org.

Full-time or Part-time Building and Fire Inspectors: Toms River

Hello Colleagues,

I’m reaching out to share an employment opportunity with the Toms River Township Building Department. We are currently looking for Full-time or Part-time Building and Fire Inspectors.  As our Township continues to grow with new construction and renovations we need to add to our staff. If you’re interested or know someone that is, please have them apply on the Township Website. I’ve also provide the links for the ad and application below. Thank you for taking the time and hopefully, we will see you soon.

Ads:
https://www.tomsrivertownship.com/DocumentCenter/View/3008/Full-Time-Part-Time—BuildingFire-Inspectors—Construction–Inspections
https://www.tomsrivertownship.com/DocumentCenter/View/3868/Full-Time—Building-Inspector—Construction–Inspections
List of positions:
https://www.tomsrivertownship.com/135/Employment-Opportunities
Application:
https://www.tomsrivertownship.com/FormCenter/Human-Rescources-14/Job-Application-65

Bryant R. Curry
Fire Subcode Official
Toms River Township        
Building Department
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 341-1000  x 8330
(732) 473-9535 Building Fax

bcurry@tomsrivertownship.com

2019 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing was held on September 25th at the Farmstead Country Club and deemed to be another huge success. Proceeds are used for our Scholarship fund which helps our children while attending college. Many thanks to Ernie Sisco and his committee for their hard work in making the outing the success it always turns out to be.

NJBOA’s May Association Meeting

BPMIA hosted NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting on May 25th, 2022.

The meeting was held at the Crow’s Nest, 309 Vincent Avenue Hackensack NJ 07601

There were 14 members of BPMIA in attendance, and there were representatives from Mitchell Humphry and e Plan-Soft who spoke about the integration of the two software companies and their role in code enforcement for code officials in local enforcing agencies.

Contractor Registration Law

Contractor Registration took effect January 1, 2006

The official text of New Jersey Statutes can be found through the home page of the New Jersey Legislature http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.), published by Thomson West, provides the official annotated statutes for New Jersey.The statutes in PDF form provided on this website by the Division of Consumer Affairs are unofficial courtesy copies, which may differ from the official text. Although every effort is made to ensure that the text of the courtesy copies is identical to the official version, if any discrepancies exist between the text on this website and the official version, the official version will govern.

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Statutes/Contractors-Registration-Act.pdf

An Act concerning construction permits for the installation of wheelchair ramps on residential real property and amending P.L. 1975, C.2l 7.

AN ACT concerning construction permits  for  the  installation  of  wheelchair  ramps  on residential  real  property  and amending P.L.1975,  c.2l 7.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New J ersey: 

I. Section 13 of P.L.1975, c.217 (C.52:27D-131) is amended to read as follows:

C.52:27D-131        Construction   permits:   application,   approval.   expiration,  cancellat ion, extension.

13. a. The enforcing agency  shall  examine  each  application  for  a construction  permit.  If the application conforms with this act,  the  code,  and  the  requirements  of  other  applicable laws and ordinances. the enforcing agency shall approve the application and shall issue a construction permit to the applicant. Every application for a  construction  permit  shall  be granted, in whole or in part, or denied within 20  business  days,  unless  the  application  is limited to the construction of a ramp designed  to provide  wheelchair  access  to a one or two­ unit dwelling, and required for such access by a resident of the dwelling,  in which  case the permit  shall be granted  or denied within  five busi ness days.  If appl ication  is denied in whole or in part, the enforcing agency shall set forth the reasons therefor i n writing. If an enforcing agency fails to grant, in whole or in part,  or  deny  an  application  for a  construction  permit within the period of time prescribed herein. such failure shall be deemed a denial of the application for purposes  of an  appeal  to the construction  board  of appeals  unless  such  period of time has been extended with the consent of the  applicant.  The  enforcing  agency  may approve changes in plans and specifications previously approved by it, if the plans and specifications  when   so  changed   remain   in   conform ity  with  law.       Except   as  otherwise provided  in this act or the code, the construction  or alteration of  a building  or structure shall   not be commenced until a  construction  permit  has  been  issued.  The  construction  of  a building or structure shall be in compliance with the approved application for a construction permit; and the enforcing agency shall insure such compliance in  the  manner  set  forth  in  section  14 of this  act.

The commissioner, after consultation with the code advisory board, may. for certain classes or types of occupancy posing special or unusual hazard s to public safety. establish regulations designating the department as the enforcing agency for purposes of approving plans and specifications. A municipal enforci ng agency shall not grant an occupancy permit for any such class or type of construction unless the applicant submi ts appropriate plans and specifications certified or approved by the department. Upon submission by an appl icant of such certified approved plans and specifications, the enforcing agency shall recognize the approval when deciding whether to approve the application for a construction permit.

  1. A construction permit.  issued  in  accordance  with  the  foregoing  provisions,  pursuant to which no construction has been undertaken above  the  foundation  walls  within  one  year from the ti me of  issuance.  shall expire.
  2. The enforcing agency may revoke or cancel a construction permit in the event the project for which the permit is obtained is not completed by the third anniversary of the date of issuance of the construction permit. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law.rule or regulation to the contrary, the enforcing agency may revoke or cancel a construction permit in effect on the effective date of P.L.2001 , c.457 (C.52:27D- 131.l et al.). if the project for which the construction permit was obtained is not completed by the third anniversary of the effective date of P.L.2001 , c.457 (C.52:27D- I 31. l et al.).

 

P.L.2015, CHAPTER 159

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  1. If the project for which the permit is obtained is not completed by a deadline set forth in this section, the permittee may submit a request for an extension of the permit to the enforcing agency for review. The enforcing agency may extend the permit for a period of one year. Approval of the extension shall not be unreasonably withheld. Denial of a request for an extension may be appealed to the county construction board of appeals established pursuant to section 9 of P.L.1975 , c.217 (C.52:270-127). If a project is not  completed within the deadline set forth in this section, the enforcing agency shall take all appropriate action up to and including demolition of the uncompleted structure.

The  provisions  of  this  subsection  shall  not  apply  to  a  permi t  obtained : ( 1) to construct

improvements to the interior of a residential property in which the permittee  is  currently  residing that are  not visible  from  the outside of  the  residential  property,  (2) for any building of which the extetior and  all  required  site improvements  have  been  fully constructed,  or (3) for a project  while that project  is under  the control  of a mortgagee  in possession.

The enforcing agency may suspend, revoke or cancel a  construction  permit  in  case  of neglect or failure to comply with the provisions of this act or the code, or upon  a finding by it  that a false statement or representation has been made in the application for the construction permit.

2.    This act shall take effect  immediately.

 

Approved  December  2, 2015.