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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.

Updates

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
Guest speakers Paul Moan, PE, and Caitlin Gamache, PE, of Code Red Consultants, discuss the High Rise Code...

Past Events

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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March 21, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Due to yet another expected winter storm, this meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 28 at 8:00 am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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.

Go to event page.

February 21, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Multifamily Buildings: Beyond the Basics of the Building Code 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News Featured speakers: John Nunnari, Executive Director of...
January 31, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Update: Adoption of the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code is Now Official

For this opening session of the 2018 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, Cosentini Associates’ Bob Leber and Rocky Edwards will highlight key features of the MSB 9th Ed./ IBC 2015 and update their presentation from January 2016.

Discussion will include code changes between the 2009 and 2015 IBC editions; modifications to Use and Occupancy and Special Use and Occupancy requirements, changes to fire protection and egress requirements, membrane penetrations, added references to NFPA Standards and the current Massachusetts amendments. They will also identify changes to the Existing Building Requirements and the Energy Code. The presentation includes numerous illustrations, examples and applications.

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

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January 17, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

*This meeting has been postponed. The new date is on Wednesday, January 31.*

Update: Adoption of the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code is Now Official

For this opening session of the 2018 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, Cosentini Associates’ Bob Leber and Rocky Edwards will highlight key features of the MSB 9th Ed./ IBC 2015 and update their presentation from January 2016.

Discussion will include code changes between the 2009 and 2015 IBC editions; modifications to Use and Occupancy and Special Use and Occupancy requirements, changes to fire protection and egress requirements, membrane penetrations, added references to NFPA Standards and the current Massachusetts amendments. They will also identify changes to the Existing Building Requirements and the Energy Code. The presentation includes numerous illustrations, examples and applications.

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

Go to event page.

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