The Code Advisory Board provides advice and assistance to the Commissioner in the administration of the Uniform Construction Code. 

There are 15 members designated by statute (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-125)—four are public members that are not designated to represent a specific interest group.  However, of the four undesignated public members, two now represent specific interest groups—one member represents elevator inspectors and chairs the Elevator Safety Subcode Committee; the other represents technical assistants who manage the local code enforcement offices and assist construction officials in the administration of the Uniform Construction Code.  The other 11 members hold designated seats as follows:  licensed fire prevention inspector; public member representing people with disabilities; licensed professional engineer (mechanical);  licensed electrical inspector; architect; licensed professional engineer (structural); public health official; builder; municipal building official; public member representing consumers; and licensed plumbing inspector. These seats are appointed by the Commissioner and the terms are for four years; the membership list follows:


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  • Board Members
     

    NAME

    FIRST APPOINTED

    SEAT HELD

    Beth Pochtar, PE
    (Chair, CAB)

    1995

    Professional Engineer
    (Structural)

    Douglas Boydston
    (Chair, Elevator Subcode Committee)

     2017

    Public Member 

    Mark Caputo

    2012

    Public Health Official

    John Del Colle
    (Chair, Barrier Free Subcode Committee)

    1991

    Public Member, Advocate for People with Disabilities

    Henry Kelly

    2014

    Builder

    Kathy Herity 

    2017 

    Public Member 

    Arthur Londensky
    (Chair, Fire Protection Subcode Committee)

    2010

    Licensed Fire Prevention Inspector

    Tony Neibert
    (Chair, Electrical Subcode Committee) 

    2016

    Licensed Electrical Inspector

    Robert Mellohusky, P.E.
    (Chair, Mechanical/Energy Subcodes Committee)

    2018 

    Licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical)

    Gregory Moten, AIA 

    2001

    Architect

    Steven Rodzinak
    (Chair, Plumbing Subcode Committee)

    2017

    Licensed Plumbing Inspector

    Michael Seeve

    2012

    Public Member
    (Consumers) 

    Valerie Waricka
    (Represents Technical Assistants)

    2005

    Public Member

    Michelle Wood
    (Chair, Building Subcode Committee)

    2022

    Municipal Building Official

    VACANT

    N/A

    Public Member
    (Consumers) 

    The Code Advisory Board typically meets the second Friday, every other month, beginning in February.  All meetings are held at the Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, Trenton, Room 129.  The meetings begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

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  • 2022 Board Meetings
    Apr 08 - Agenda; Minutes (to be approved at next meeting)
    Jun 10 
    Aug 12 
    Oct 14
    Dec 09

    * For those of you from the public that would like to attend virtually (currently, the only option), please see the applicable Agenda above for instructions.  Otherwise, please reach out to codeassist@dca.nj.gov.

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  • 2021 Board Meetings
    Apr 09 - Agenda; Minutes
    Jun 11 - Agenda; Minutes 
    Aug 13 - Agenda; Minutes 
    Oct 15 - Agenda; Minutes
    Dec 10 - Agenda; Minutes
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  • Older Board Minutes
    2020 - 2014
    2013 - 2008
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