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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 Advocacy Commission.

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This presentation reviews the common code issues encountered when designing a laboratory building. Available code compliance...
Mass Timber Is Coming! Speakers:   Shaun Bush, PE, Structural Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Brian Kuhn, Fire...
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

Past Events

October 17, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Laboratories and Hazardous Materials 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News Featured speakers: John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA  (when...
September 19, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Doors & Hardware and the 2015 Model Codes
Guest Speaker: 
Jeffrey Batick, CSI, DHT, FDA

Please join us as we welcome Jeffrey Batick, CSI, DHT, FDAI, as he discusses door- and door hardware-related code requirements that came in with the 2015 model codes. Jeff will also address punchlisting door hardware for architects. Bring any other hardware-related questions you may have!

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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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.

Go to event page.

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