Make sure your New Jersey construction projects conform to the New Jersey construction codes. Having your own copies of these New Jersey Construction Codebooks is your first step toward that goal.
If your work is being done in New Jersey, then it must comply with the applicable codes. It is much more cost-effective to have the codes on hand through all phases of the project than to do the rework required to bring it into compliance later.
No More Confusion
Confused by New Jersey construction code requirements? The solution is to obtain and study the codes relevant to your project. This is much more efficient than trying to argue with an inspector or attorney after you've already completed work that violates one or more code provisions.
New Jersey Info
State abbreviation/Postal code: NJ
Nickname: Garden State.
Admitted to Union: 18 December, 1787.
Present constitution adopted:
Motto: Liberty and Prosperity.
Land area: At only 8,722 square miles, New Jersey is the 47th largest state.
Highest point: Interestingly enough, it's named High Point. It's 1,803 feet (550 m) above sea level and is in the northernmost part of New Jersey.
Lowest point: Atlantic coast (sea level).
Geographic center: Mercer, 5 miles southeast of Trenton. No relation to Roy Mercer, the fictional comedian character.
Number of counties: 21.
Largest county: By population, Bergen. By land area, Burlington (805 sq mi).
Major rivers: Delaware River, Hudson River.
State Forests: 21.
State Parks: 42.
Budd Lake. It's a glacial lake that has a maximum depth of about 12 feet. It serves as the headwaters of theSouth Branch of the Raritan River.
Lake Hopatcong (largest lake in New Jersey).
White Meadow Lake.
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch.
Fish: Brook Trout.
Flower: Purple Violet.
Tree: Red Oak.
Some Famous Natives of New Jersey:
Grover Cleveland. U.S. President. Read his biography. He is arguably the least-appreciated, most under-recognized of all U.S. Presidents. Caldwell.
Bud Abbott. Comedian. Asbury Park.
Lou Costello. Comedian. Paterson.
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Astronaut. Montclair.
Jon Bon Jovi. Musician. Sayreville.
William J. Brennan. Supreme Court Justice. Newark.
Aaron Burr. Political Scaliwag. Newark.
David Copperfield. Magician. Metuchen.
William Frederick "Bull" Halsey, Jr. Admiral. Elizabeth.
Whitney Houston. Entertainer (RIP, 2012). Newark.
Alfred C. Kinsey. Zoologist. Hoboken.
Jerry Lewis. Comedian, Philanthropist, Fund-raiser, Film director. Newark.
Norman Mailer. Author. Long Branch.
Jack Nicholson. Actor. Neptune City.
Joe Piscopo. Actor, Comedian. Passaic.
Antonin Scalia. Supreme Court Justice. Trenton.
Norman Schwarzkopf. Army General, from a family tradition of military officers. Trenton.
Frank Sinatra. Icon, Actor, Singer. Hoboken.
Kevin Spacey. Actor. South Orange.
Bruce Springsteen. Entertainer. Known as "The Boss," wants to be a singer. Freehold.
Meryl Streep. Actress. Summit.
Albert Payson Terhune. Author (famous for having written "Lad, a Dog." Newark.
William Henry Vanderbilt. Financier. New Brunswick.
Dionne Warwick. Actress. Musician, famous for "Walk on By." East Orange.
Ray Liotta. Actor, Newark.
Some New Jersey Factoids
Caldwell, NJ, is the birthplace of Grover Cleveland (18 March, 1837). He was the 22nd and 24th US President, from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897. When Grover Cleveland left office the first time (in 1889) the US Treasury had a $95 million surplus (that's about $70 billion in today's dollars, even if using the skewed and understating CPI).
North Jersey has more shopping malls in one area than any other place in the world.
About 90% of New Jersey's population is urban. That's the highest percentage in the nation. Consequently, New Jersey's population density, at 1,030 people per sq. mi., is 13 times the national average and also the highest in the USA.
Every county in New Jersey is classified as a metropolitan area. It's the only state with that distinction.
New Jersey is the leading chemical producer among states of the USA.
Code Compliance Tips
Obviously, you need to know what the regulations and requirements are. That's why you should buy this standard.
As you apply a requirement, look at the principle behind it. If you satisfy the principle, you won't be subject to "interpretation revisions" being forced on you later.
To understand a particular provision, understand its context. So rather than look up a sentence and try to parse out its meaning, look at the entire code and how it's arranged. Where does the provision fit within this framework, and what is that chapter or section trying to accomplish?
Remember that members of all code-making bodies write the codes in respect to the laws of physics, and to the body of knowledge in the respective trade or skill area addressed by the code. If you also understand these things, then you will be able to more properly apply a given code requirement.
Codes are nearly always written as minimum requirements. You may need to go beyond the code requirements for optimum operational efficiency or to satisfy engineering requirements based on best practices. The codes almost never limit you from going beyond the requirements.
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