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Codes Committee

Exterior Wall Assemblies: Complying with the 9th Edition of the MSBC and Avoiding Problems

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

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
Exterior Wall Assemblies: Complying with the 9th Edition of the MSBC and Avoiding Problems
Guest speaker:
Len Anastasi, ABAA, FABAA, CSI CDT, Owner of EXO-TEC Manufacturing, Inc.

The 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code adopts the 2015 IBC and IEC with some amendments for exterior wall assemblies. Len Anastasi will discuss the applicable requirements and critique them for their shortcomings. He will examine potential problems stemming from complying with the “ letter “ of the code and offer some solutions to these problems. Len will also run live hygrothermal analyses to show why the assemblies either will or have experienced problems. Len will review basic building science and physics to help guide attendees in avoiding potential problems.

This meeting may also be attended via video-conferencing – but CEUs are through self-reporting. To join remotely, go to https://zoom.us/j/4733555948, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.

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]