Publications & Newsletters

The Importance of Installation Instructions

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Failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions is one of…

Construction Dispute Resolution

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Low Cost, Fast Results Avoid construction disputes with clearly…

20 Years of the Rehabilitation Subcode

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The adoption of the Rehabilitation Subcode (N.J.A.C. 5:23-6)…

When N J Building Permits Are Needed, and Not Needed

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When N J Building Permits Are Needed, and Not Needed …

Renovation or Expansion Project Questions

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Are your plans and specifications adequate to assure you…

Mini Pre-Contract Pre-Inspection Checklist

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Here is a brief mini inspection checklist to consider before…

Wet Basements

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Wet basements plague many homes. A wet basement can lead to foundation…

Ice Dams

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During freezing periods ice damming can cause water entry into…

Demanding Inspector = Buyer Protection

When purchasing a waterfront home or property located in a FEMA…

Inspection of Completed New Construction & Major Reconstruction or Post Disaster Reconstruction

New Construction Home Inspections Require a Licensed Professional…

Did You Get a Visit From Sandy?

Caveat emptor reigns supreme when purchasing a previously flooded…

Peter Schkeeper Named Fellow Member of Professional Industry Associations

Peter Schkeeper is one of the very few named a Fellow Member…

How Good is Code Compliance?

Often I hear someone tell me they are building to “code”…

Wind Driven Rain

Wind driven rain can create leaks. Locating the source of water…

How to Access FEMA Preliminary Flood Map Data

Home Lookup Tool and Publications Now Available FEMA publishes…

FEMA to Review Flood Damage Claims

Ensuring Sandy victims get fair treatment In evaluating structural…

Publications

Click here to view our resources related to FEMA’s storm-related publications.

  • The Smart Consumer’s Guide to Home Buying by Peter A. Schkeeper P.E., Jack P. Friedman Ph.D. and Jack C. Harris Ph.D.
  • Various technical papers.
  • Contributor to the FEMA Coastal Construction Manual www.fema.gov