Be advised The Building Safety Conference has been cancelled. Go to the DCA’s web site for information. Emails have also been sent out from the Education Unit.
Our next meeting which would have been the beefsteak at Fire Company 2 in Wayne NJ has been cancelled. It was scheduled for April 1st, and will tentatively be rescheduled to the October 7, 2020 meeting date. Watch this space for updated information regarding issues related to the Coronavirus, which in an abundance of caution, has prompted the executive board to cancel the April meeting. We will keep our membership apprised as to future meeting dates.
For students and instructors, as of March 11th, Bergen Community College has decided to postpone classes next week, and will post information on their regular website pages at www.bergen.edu, www.bergen.edu/covid19/ as we progress into next week. Click on those links and you should be forwarded to those pages.
You can get what is probably the best source of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by clicking on the links below.
Be well dear members. Don’t forget to wash your hands!
Bring your code questions and comments, and also any topics you’d like to discuss at our regular meetings
GO TO THE NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE TO SEE PICTURES OF THE 2019 GOLF OUTING.
The slate of Officers and Directors for 2020 was read at the September Meeting. The slate was read again at the regular October meeting where nominations were called for from the floor. Seeing none, the nominations were closed. At the November meeting, the Secretary cast one ballot for the slate as presented, and the Officers and Directors will be sworn in at the December meeting/installation dinner. Come show your support.
The 2020 slate is as follows: Mike Tabback – President
Ernie Sisco – Vice President
Anthony Merlino – Secretary
Jim Zaconie – Director
Bob Cellini – Director
Directors terms are for three years.
The October 2nd meeting was a beefsteak affair at Fire Company 2 in Wayne NJ. There was a short presentation regarding Superior Walls and problems with the product when not properly installed, and when standard footing and foundation systems are originally proposed for new construction, but substituted without prior notice to building departments. Another issue is the footings and walls are being installed without footing inspections. Preempt problems by discussing this with contractors before permits are issued. let them know plans are required before a change like this takes place, and let them know that footing inspections for Superior Walls are required just the same as conventional footings and foundations.
Our annual golf outing was held on September 25th 2019 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.
The BPMIA-Felix Esposito Hospitality Room was open in Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City on May 1st and 2nd, 2019 during the NJ Building Safety Conference. I’d call it a success.
Any topics you’d like to discuss at a general meeting? Please let us know. You will soon be able to interact online through our web site.We’ll keep you posted.
BPMIA hosted NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting. This year’s meeting
was held at Francesco’s Restaurant on May 22nd. A rep from the American
Wood Council spoke about construction site safety.