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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 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
Multifamily Buildings: Beyond the Basics of the Building Code
Guest Speaker:Eric Monplaisir, PE, principal fire protection engineer, TERP Consulting

For this opening session of the 2018 Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations, Eric Monplaisir of TERP Consulting Engineers will focus on all things multifamily relating to fire and life safety code compliance.

Eric will explore as-of-right compliance strategies as well as alternative methods that include, but are not limited to, podium construction, fire-resistance ratings, sprinkler protection, accessibility, occupancy separation, NPFA 285, and roof decks. Chosen topics were based on industry interest and actual project experience. Eric will present case studies to illustrate the intent of the code.

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, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

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

To learn more about the Codes Committee, visit

The co-chairs of the BSA Codes Committee are:
Tarica Leskiw AIA, CBT Architects, [email protected]
Andrew Kollar AIA, Fused Studios [email protected]
Drake Jacobs AIA, Group One Partners [email protected]

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