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Codes: Fire Department Access—Considerations and Concerns

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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:
Jeremy Souza, P.E.
, Consultant, Code Red Consultants

While fire department access is one small part of the fire code, its requirements can have a drastic impact on a project – location of the building, interior layout, even landscaping choices. This presentation will give an overview of the requirements, including Massachusetts-specific amendments, with suggestions and past successes in meeting the local fire departments’ needs while still maintaining design objectives.