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The Massachusetts Building Code, stretch codes, the International green Construction Code and other regulatory measures are the concern of this BSA advocacy-based group.

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Committee Chairs
Tarica Leskiw AIA / leskiw@cbtarchitects.com
Andrew Kollar AIA / akollar@fusedstudios.org
G. Drake Jacobs AIA / djacobs@ceoexpress.com
The Codes Committee is part of the Public Policy Commission.

Updates

Here is the PDF from our May 2018 presentation on firestopping by Chris Allington (Hilti), Chris Lynch (Code Red Consultants...
Codes Committee News BSA CODES COMMITTEE OF THE BOSTON SOIETY OF ARCHITECTS CO-CHAIRS: G. DRAKE JACOBS, AIA; ANDREW KOLLAR,...
JUNE 21, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - WEDNESDAY Common Code Misinterpretations BSA Space, 290 Congress Street...
MARCH 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - WEDNESDAY An Introduction to the 9th Edition of 780 CMR, the...
FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - WEDNESDAY Codes Committee BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200...
Notes from the 1/18/2017 BSA Codes Committee Meeting
Guest speakers Paul Moan, PE, and Caitlin Gamache, PE, of Code Red Consultants, discuss the High Rise Code...
Discussion of code and technical requirements for building enclosures.

Past Events

July 18, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Mass Timber is Coming
Guest Speakers: 
Sean Bush, PE, Structural Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger
Brian Kuhn, Fire Protection Engineer, Code Red Consultants

For this sixth session of the 2018 Codes Committee's annual cycle of code presentations, Engineer Sean Bush of SGH and Brian Kuhn of Code Red Consultants will focus the evolving technologies of Mass Timber Construction.

This presentation will address fundamentals and drivers of mass timber construction and will focus on the structural and fire safety design challenges of mass timber. Discussion will include proposed changes to the 2021 edition of the international building code. The presentation will examine examples of mass timeber and CTL projects in the United States and abroad.

This meeting may also be attended via video-conferencing – but CEUs are through self-reporting. To join remotely,  go to https://zoom.us/j/4733555948, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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June 20, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Code Thresholds and Triggers in Existing Buildings

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speakers:
John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA 
(when available) John Bennett, State Building Inspector, DPS /BBRS

This is a brief report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending legislation and Building Code / regulatory changes of interest to Owners, Developers, Architects, and Engineers. Topics include the status of Codes by Boards that oversee areas of building construction and coordination of codes (BCCC).

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Presentation
Code Thresholds and Triggers in Existing Buildings
Guest Speaker: Paul Moan, Fire Protection Engineer, Code Red Consultants

For this fifth session of the 2018 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, Engineer Paul Moan of Code Red Consultants will focus on when the scope of work in an existing building can trigger more extensive work. 
Paul’s presentation will allow participants to recognize various code thresholds and implications to an existing building in the context of their project, allowing for early planning and proactive capture of the scope and time associated with necessary upgrades. Content will be presented in two main parts, with the first being a detailed discussion of code thresholds and triggers, and the second exploring the impact of the code thresholds on several case studies, including lessons learned.

As a complement to the presentation our speaker will provide a PDF to all attendees who request it.

This meeting may also be attended via video-conferencing – but CEUs are through self-reporting. To join remotely,  go to https://zoom.us/j/4733555948, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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May 16, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Firestop 201: What Every A&E Professional Should Know

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speakers:
John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA 
(when available) John Bennett, State Building Inspector, DPS /BBRS

This is a brief report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending legislation and Building Code / regulatory changes of interest to Owners, Developers, Architects, and Engineers. Topics include the status of Codes by Boards that oversee areas of building construction and coordination of codes (BCCC).

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Presentation
Firestop 201: What Every A&E Professional Should Know
Guest Speaker: Christopher Allington, Lead Fire Protection Specialist, Hilti North America
Special Guest: Christopher Lynch, Code Red Consultants

For this fourth session of the 2018 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, Chris Allington of Hilti North America will focus on code and construction requirements for firestop. 
Chris will discuss a number of topics related to firestop for Buildings, including understanding the “what and why;” code requirements; system testing, listings, and engineering judgments; proper specification, design, and construction of firestop; Building Code Changes; and third party firestop inspection.

As a complement to the presentation our speaker will provide a PDF to all attendees who request it.

This meeting may also be attended via video-conferencing – but CEUs are through self-reporting. To join remotely,  go to https://zoom.us/j/4733555948, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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April 5, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Please join the BSA Codes Committee and Committee on the Environment in learning more about the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC)....
March 28, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation: Adaptive Re-use of Heavy Timber Buildings

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speakers:
John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA 
(when available) John Bennett, State Building Inspector, DPS /BBRS

This is a brief report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending legislation and Building Code / regulatory changes of interest to Owners, Developers, Architects, and Engineers. Topics include the status of Codes by Boards that oversee areas of building construction and coordination of codes (BCCC).

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
PresentationAdaptive Re-Use of Heavy Timber Buildings
Guest Speaker: Doug Anderson, Manager of Code Advisory Group, C3 Consulting 

For this second session of the 2018 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, Doug Anderson of C3 – Commercial Construction Consulting will focus on code requirements for renovating existing heavy timber buildings. 
Doug will discuss a number of topics related to existing Heavy Timber Buildings, including how to identify them; how to determine the most ideal construction type based on proposed change of use; and addressing construction issues encountered when retrofitting new building systems. He will use a case study of a renovated high rise heavy timber building to explain the current code complications with existing building requirements.

For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.

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