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Codes: Laboratories and Hazardous Materials—Existing Building Conversions

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    Free for BSA members, $10 General admission. Learn more about membership options here.

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    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits available

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

Each Month John Nunnari provides 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
Guest speakers:
Donald Contois III, PE, Associate Principal, R.W. Sullivan Engineering
Samantha Sinapi
, Code Consultant, R.W. Sullivan Engineering

This presentation reviews the common code issues encountered when renovating an existing building for laboratory use. Available code compliance options for existing building renovations and how they impact the storage and use of hazardous materials in the built environment are explored throughout the spectrum from small-quantity users in school laboratories to large-scale manufacturing facilities. This workshop will address exempt quantities, control areas, hazardous exhaust systems and high hazard use groups as well as the design implications for projects that incorporate hazardous materials. We will also review requirements for maximum laboratory unit size, means of egress, emergency showers, hazardous exhaust, and other topics.