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Codes: Adaptive Reuse—Heavy Timber Buildings

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8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speakers:
John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA/MA

This is John Nunnari's 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) – including status of Access, Plumbing and Fire Codes.

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Adaptive Reuse—Heavy Timber Buildings—2020
Guest speaker:
Doug Anderson, Manager, Code Advisory Group

For this 1st session of the 2020 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, we are pleased to welcome back Doug Anderson, from C3 Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc..

New England is blessed to have so many old masonry and timber mill buildings. But the blessing comes with some serious technical and code challenges for anyone working to adapt these grand buildings to 21st century needs.

For this new presentation and case study Doug Anderson will address several important code considerations critical to the success of these projects: confirming whether the building is Heavy Timber or composite construction; construction-type issues related to change of use; retrofitting new systems; a case study of a renovated high-rise heavy timber building and the complexities of existing building requirements. Doug will also discuss the future of tall wood buildings and coming 2021 Code requirements for CLT.

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

Please RSVP so that we can have appropriate refreshments. If you can't get to the BSA, please dial in to join us by video conference at: For CEU credit for those joining remotely, please have someone in the meeting add your information to the sign in sheet.

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available