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Codes and Standards

Codes and Standards is responsible for ensuring compliance with state construction codes and regulations. Under an agreement with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, this office reviews construction documents, issues permits, and inspects newly constructed or altered buildings and structures for compliance with state construction, safety and accessibility codes and standards. Additionally, Codes and Standards conducts periodic safety inspections and tests on elevators, swimming pools, spas, and water backflow prevention devices.

The Department is overseen by the university's Construction Official and is supported by licensed Subcode Officials in each of the following technical fields: Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire Protection and Elevator as well as a Construction Code Control Assistant.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Applying for Permits

Construction at Rutgers is subject to many state and federal regulations. There are a variety of university departments that are here to assist you in addressing these requirements and may need to be consulted prior to construction commencing. For example, REHS will be involved in design and installation or removal of things such as laboratories, underground/aboveground storage tanks, asbestos abatement and other hazardous materials, air discharge permits, water quality discharge permits, etc. University Facilities & Capital Planning will be involved in land use development and soil erosion and sediment control.

All construction and rehabilitation of university owned and leased facilities must be performed under the direction of University Facilities.

Design Drawings

Plans and specifications are an important part of construction planning, contracting and future maintenance. They not only provide a tool to ensure code compliance before construction begins, as well as a mechanism to ensure proper procurement procedures are followed but equally important, they provide a valuable record for future building maintenance. All design drawings submitted for permits must first be reviewed and endorsed by the University Architect.

Rutgers Construction Policies
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