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*POSTPONED to January 31* Codes Committee

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



*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

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
Adoption of the 9th Edition of the MSBC is Now Official
Guest Speakers:
Robert Leber PE, Sr. VP, Cosentini Associates
Rockwood Edwards PE, VP, Cosentini Associates

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.

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

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

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

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]