News & Publications

 

Find relevant news about MCB Engineering Associates and other industry news and changes that you may find interesting or helpful.

No Further Extensions of New Jersey's Permit Extension Act 

Posted April 13, 2016, Article Date January 26, 2016

 

MCB has not heard of anything that would indicate that NJ's Permit Extension Act will be extended beyond the current expiration date of June 30, 2016.  While MCB doesn't not promote this article, we found this interesting reading:

 

Gibbons Real Property and Environmental Law Alert

 

 
New features coming to the MCB Engineering Web Site! 

March 21, 2016

 

Exciting changes are continuing on the MCB website.  In the header, you'll notice a place for employees to log in.  Soon, though, there will be a place for Clients to sign in as well.  This service will primarily be to assist in sharing documents that are potentially to large for emailing, such as drawings, photographs and videos.  MCB will provide a unique password to each Client that needs this service.  Keep an eye our site for the launch of this new feature soon.

MCB Engineering Associates has updated it's website.....finally! 

March 12, 2016

 

​Mostly, civil engineer's are a little slow to keep up with changing times.  Heck, I think the map filing law still requires filed maps to be on linen!  You can't argue though that social media and web sites can be very useful tools for both Clients and Employees, even for Civil Engineer's.  So, MCB welcomes itself to the 21st Century with the debut of our new website, which is hopefully just the first step in an evolution process that will keep us on the cutting edge of the social technology.

MCB Engineering Associates is now on Facebook.

​March 12, 2016

 

Truth is, MCB Engineering Associaets has been on Facebook for some time, but we have not been promoting it until we updated the website.  So, coincedent with the launch of the new website, we are also proud to announce we are on Facebook.  Please stop by and like us!​

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What is considered an 'impervious surface' in New Jersey?

 

You would think this is an easy question, well, it is not.  Identifying impervious surfaces is important in storm water management design as well as determining compliance with zoning and other regulations.  For storm water management purposes, click the link below to check out NJDEP's section on impervious surface definition.

 
Residential Site Improvement Standards

N.J.A.C. 5:21, July 14, 2014

 

The residential site improvement standards, or RSIS, is the cookbook for residential site construction in the State of New Jersey.  These codes are updated regularly.  To find the current version, click on the link below.

Revised Soil Erosion Standards

New Jersey Department of Agriculture, January , 2014

 

Downhill neighbor's are vulnerable to the effects of soil erosion which can occur during a construction project as a result of the stripping away of top soil and vegetation away.  Private property owner's making changes to their homes may not be readily aware of these responsibilities.  Typically, if you are building a new home or if you plan to disturb more than 5,000 square feet of land, you require certification from the local Soil Conservation District.  Their current rules and regulations can be found at the link below.

 

Is your property in a flood plain?​

https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search

 

Is your propety in a flood plain?  There are many rules and regulations to follow if your property is partially or completely in a flood plain.  You can start your search using the FEMA link below.  But please be aware that because these rules are complicated, you should contact us for a consultation if your property is located even close to a flood zone.