• Reader Perspectives

    “I get the Milrose Consultant newsletter… it has a tremendous amount of valuable info. Once again this month’s article on the TR [Technical Report] application is a resource that clarifies my understanding as well as providing a tool to explain to others. Thanx!” Perkins Eastman Architects PC “I do like your newsletter.  It is very read more →

  • New Jersey News: 2009 ICC Code Adoption Delayed

    The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that adoption of the 2009 editions of the following national model codes, as locally amended, has been delayed: International Building Code/2009 as the Building Subcode (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.14) and Fire Protection Subcode (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.17). National Standard Plumbing Code/2009 as the Plumbing Subcode (N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.15). International Energy read more →

  • Timelines – Looking Back at Five Years of The Milrose Consultant

    To celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Milrose Consultant newsletter, we offer this retrospective of the top headlines and developments. 2006: May 2006 – Patricia J. Lancaster , Commissioner of New York City Department of Buildings, lays out a four-year blueprint to bring the city up to international standards, build a modern e-filing system, and read more →

  • May Holiday and Furlough Dates for Jersey City

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  • Connecticut News: Stamford Layoffs Affect Permits

    According to Mayor Michael Pavia, the City of Stamford, Conn., will undergo some major personnel changes as early as July of this year. To close current and future budget gaps, the city will eliminate 119 positions, with just under 50 of the positions being full-time. The Office of Operations, which issues zoning and building permits, read more →

  • Philadelphia Code Question: Is our plumbing code based on international or national standards like New York and New Jersey codes?

    What’s the current applicable plumbing code for Philadelphia? And is it based on International or National Standard Plumbing Code like New York and New Jersey codes? We have a potential new project coming up in Philadelphia, a basic restaurant fit-out, and we’re trying to determine the number of required plumbing fixtures for the associated restrooms. read more →

  • Milrose in the Community: New York Cares Celebrates Earth Day

    New York Cares’ Hands On New York Day mobilized 5,000 caring New Yorkers and raised more than $72,000 to give parks, gardens and community centers “a good spring greening” and make them ready for summer. On the Saturday after Earth Day, April 24, 2010, Milrose Consultants staff and family worked at Lincoln Terrace Park in read more →

  • Little “e” Designation Means More Oversight for Environmental Remediation

    Madison Rosa, Directive 14 Code Specialist, attended a New York Society of Architects (NYSA) Technical Symposium on March 25. The topic was Environmental Consideration in Architectural & Engineering Practice and the Role of the NYC Mayor’s Office on Environmental Remediation. For certain re-zoned properties, New York City has an environmental designation known as little “e” restricted. read more →

  • Tip of the Month: Amended Code in Effect for Standpipes and Sprinklers

    Now in effect as of February 2010, Local Laws 58, 60, 63, and 64 of 2009 amend the Building Code in ways that may affect your buildings: Paint. By June 2, 2010, all building owners must complete a Certification of Compliance with Color Coding form, and painting of sprinkler and standpipe systems, even on sections read more →

  • How to Take Part in Our New Blog Format

    After five years in email and Portable Document Format (PDF), this May 2010 issue of The Milrose Consultant is our first to be published in Weblog format. Keep the Conversation Going. Blog technology makes our newsletter more interactive, more of a conversation with our trusted readers. “This newsletter is no longer just the voice of Milrose read more →

  • New Jersey Code Question: What is the typical procedure for relocating handicap-accessible parking spaces, and what considerations should be taken into account?

    Answer: There are numerous code requirements to consider before undertaking such a project. First and foremost, the number of overall accessible spots cannot be diminished from what’s required by Section 5:23-7.10(c) of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. Nor can this number be reduced below the quantity called for in the project’s originally approved site read more →