videoSupport safer building legislation in New Jersey
A recent poll found registered New Jersey voters are very supportive of the state making changes to construction codes in the wake of the 2015 Edgewater fire. According to the poll, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly support legislative changes to make buildings in the state more resistant to fires and natural disasters. This includes support for a requirement for concrete and steel frames for buildings over three stories high, as well as proposed legislation that would place limits on construction with wood.
Speak Out for Safety – Stand Up for Concrete
As the Edgewood City Council considers a proposal from developers to rebuild the complex using the exact same wood materials, it’s more important than ever that our legislators act now. Urge the New Jersey legislature to support construction code changes that favor safety.
New Poll Finds New Jersey Voters Support Building Code Changes in Wake of Disaster
New Jersey voters are very supportive of the state making changes to construction codes following the Edgewater fire. More than nine-in-every-ten voters (95%) is supportive of changes to construction codes. Read the full report here.
Mercer County, New Jersey Adopted Resolution Supporting Assembly Bill 135
Mercer, New Jersey, unanimously adopted a resolution supporting Assembly Bill 135, statewide legislation that would amend New Jersey’s construction code for fire safety reasons, and provide an added level of protection for firefighters and residents alike.