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Height, Area, and Construction Type

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News

​Featured speakers: John Nunnari, Executive Director of AIA MA and (when available) John Bennett, State Building Inspector, DPS /BBRS

This is a report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending bills and Building Code/regulatory changes under review by the Governor's Office under Exec Order 562. Topics include the legislative status of restructuring the boards that oversee all areas of building construction and the coordination of the codes of regulations (BCCC).

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Presentation
Height, Area, and Construction Type
Guest Speakers: Paul Moan, PE, and Corey Fisher, Code Red Consultants, LLC
This 7th session of the Codes Committee’s annual cycle of code presentations will revisit the relationship between the area and height of a building and the different types of construction available to designers.

This presentation will cover the different construction types of the building code, what materials are applicable for each construction type, and special exceptions when certain materials can be used in construction types not otherwise permitted. The presentation will cover Chapter 5 of the IBC relative to allowable height and area, changes to the 2015 IBC height/area tables, and special circumstances that allow for mixed construction types, podium construction, unlimited area buildings, and other special provisions.

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

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This will be our third presentation made available by the BSA through video-conferencing – but CEUs are through self-reporting. To join remotely, go to, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 124 394 546

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

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