Monmouth-Ocean County Building Officials Association


ICC Chapter # 58
" Our objective shall be to improve the standards of building code practices; to provide a clearing house for the collection and distribution of useful information relating to building code principles; to educate the public on the true nature and importance of the work preformed by the building code officials; to sponsor legislative proposals designed to improve building codes techniques; to elevate the standard of personal requirements of building code officials; to cooperate with others public and private agencies interested in improving building code administration; in every proper way to promote justice and equity in all building code programs; and as an ICC Chapter, operate within the guidelines of our parent organization." 
News and Events

200 floods-a-year: Sea level rise will inundate Jersey Shore communities, new study says

The high tides fueling minor flooding along parts of the Jersey Shore today will be able to push water further inland and put property at risk in a few decades, according to a new study, as rising sea levels makes waterfront communities more vulnerable.  Click here to read full article


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1. New Jersey

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Estimated Property Damage (2006-2013): $26.4 billion

Most Frequent Disasters:damaging wind, winter storms, floods and flash floods

Weather-Related Fatalities (2006-2013): 87

New Jersey earns the top spot on this list, in large part due to damage wrought by Sandy -- which had weakened from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone by the time it the Jersey Shore -- in October 2012. The state was among the hardest hit by Sandy, which was the second-costliest storm in U.S. history, after Hurricane Katrina. Many homes and businesses were destroyed along the Jersey Shore, and a portion of the Atlantic City Boardwalk washed away. Shortly after Sandy hit, another storm brought wet snow that caused more power outages and damage.


Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/insurance/T028-S001-top-10-states-most-at-riskof-disaster/index.html#bM2kILtQWpIzsXJa.99









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BUILDING SAFETY MONTH
Safety information & hand-outs

Safety Tips From The Building Inspector
Deck Check List
Deck Evaluation Form
Deck Framing Connections
Electrical Common Violations




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Flood Elevation Rule FAQs:
In order to better protect lives and property following Superstorm Sandy, the State has adopted emergency rules that set minimum elevation standards for the reconstruction of houses and buildings in areas that are in danger of flooding. The FAQs answer some of the most common questions. Go to the link above to read the FAQs. For guidance on how to navigate flood maps on FEMA’s site, please go toAccessing Flood Zone Maps Through FEMA's Website.



 
 
 
 
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