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Codes Committee

October 17, 2018 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

Codes Committee

Laboratories and Hazardous Materials

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
Laboratories and Hazardous Materials
Guest speaker: 
Don E. Contois, P.E., Associate Principal of Sullivan Code Group

This presentation reviews the common code issues encountered when designing a laboratory building. Available code compliance options for the storage and use of hazardous materials in the built environment are explored throughout the spectrum from small-quantity users in school laboratories to large-scale manufacturing facilities. This workshop will address exempt quantities, control areas, hazardous exhaust systems and high hazard use groups as well as the design implications for projects that incorporate hazardous materials. We will also review requirements for max. laboratory unit size, means of egress, emergency showers, hazardous exhaust, and other topics.

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,
Andrew Kollar AIA, Fused Studios
Drake Jacobs AIA, Group One Partners

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