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Summer 2013

In collaboration with codes experts from AKF, the BSA offers a series of professional workshops on current building code topics. Members save 50 percent and have their credits reported on their AIA transcript. Register for any or all of these workshops online.

Questions? Email programs@architects.org.

“Introducing the International Green Construction Codes”

Tuesday, August 6, 8:00 am–10:00 am
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

What happens when you combine a building code with sustainable-design requirements? The answer? IgCC 2012, the new green construction code from the International Code Council. Washington, DC, is the latest jurisdiction to adopt this comprehensive and mandatory approach to sustainable design and construction that includes requirements for sustainable sites, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and commissioning. Find out what the future of codes could look like. Vernon Woodworth FAIA leads the workshop.

The cost is $60 members/$120 nonmembers; sign in at the workshop to earn 2LU/HSW.

Register.

“Existing Buildings”

Wednesday, August 7, 8:00 am–10:00 am
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

The 8th edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code adopts the 2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). This seminar will describe the pros and cons of the different compliance options within the IEBC as well as highlight the Massachusetts amendments, which have an enormous impact on the structural implications and proposed changes in use. Vernon Woodworth FAIA leads the workshop.

The cost is $60 members/$120 nonmembers; sign in at the workshop to earn 2LU/HSW.

Register.

“Energy Conservation and the Stretch Code”

Wednesday, August 7, 10:15 am–noon
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

The 2006 Green Communities Act mandated two code-related items: 1) that Massachusetts must adopt the latest version of a national model energy code within a year of its publication, and 2) that jurisdictions seeking designation as “green communities” must enforce more efficient energy standards, such as the so-called “Stretch Code”. This code provides 20 percent increased energy efficiency above the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and propelled Massachusetts to the top spot among all states in terms of efficiency policy. Find out why this position is in jeopardy and what is in store now that the new 1012 IECC has been adopted. Vernon Woodworth FAIA leads the workshop.

The cost is $60 members/$120 nonmembers; sign in at the workshop to earn 2LU/HSW.

Register.

“An All-Day Introduction to the 2009 IBC”

Friday, August 9, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Some people like their codes unadulterated, in one big dose. Join us for an all-day review of the 2009 International Building Code, presented without Massachusetts amendments or other distractions. This seminar will focus on the key concepts of the code (Chapters 3 through 10) and demonstrate in detail a comprehensive approach to code compliance. Lunch is on your own with many options to choose from. Jerry Tepe FAIA and Vernon Woodworth FAIA lead the workshop.

The cost is $100 members/$200 nonmembers; sign in at the workshop to earn 8LU/HSW.

Register.