Below are some pictures from our January 17th membership meeting "Review of 780 CMR 9th Edition and the MA Amendments to 2015 IBC" with Robert Carasitti, P.E., FSFPE and Principal at Building, Fire & Access, Inc. We had an unbelievable turnout, especially with the weather being what it was. The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for coming, and especially Mr. Carasitti for his detailed and thorough review of the topic.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that John Stofa, former National Sales Manager for Honeywell Fire & Security, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Visitation will be held on December 11, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, at:
Davis Funeral Home
619 State Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360.
John's obituary, service details and guestbook can be found here:
Below are some pictures from our November 15th membership meeting "Permitting Documentation" with Kurt Ruchala and Kevin Cox of Jensen Hughes. Thank you to everyone for coming, and especially Kurt and Kevin for their detailed and thorough review of the topic.
There were members of the Worcester FD, area construction firms, the Peterson School students and some Simplex and Siemens folks too. We have been invited back by Chief Bull once we get the last two presentations done (ITM and Documentation) some time in the middle of next year.
Many thanks to all involved in organizing this specially Rebecca Power at Worcester FD. Thanks Becky!!!!!
The ninth edition building code was filed with the Secretary of State on Friday, October 6, 2017, and will, therefore, become first effective on October 20th.
During their October 10th meeting, members of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) debated whether or not to move the full force and effect date of the code due to a shortened concurrency period, but decided to hold firm with the January 1, 2018, date. Consequently, building permit applications for projects utilizing eighth edition code provisions will need to be filed on or before December 31, 2017. Applications received on or after January 1, 2018, where the project has been designed to the eighth edition, shall be returned to the applicant. The applicant will either need to revise construction documents to comply with ninth edition standards or seek relief through the Building Code Appeals Board (BCAB).
The New code is based on the 2015 Internation Building Code, with the Massachusetts amendments.
Find more information here!
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