A new MA state requirement for insulation permits just became effective last month. Be sure you or your company are aware of the new rules.
Trench safety is on our minds given the recent story about the man being trapped in a trench after it partially collapsed. We’re happy that the outcome was good, but it makes us think of safety and if the trench was set up properly or not. We do know that OSHA is going to investigate.
Here are some highlights from BBRS March 2016 meeting. Discuss editing the drafted January 2016 meeting minutes.
Further guidance on the BBRS recent interpretation on building insulation The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (“BBRS”) recently released an interpretation, which was entitled Utility-Sponsored and/or Other-Provided Minor Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Existing 1-4 unit homes (found at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dps/buildingcode/inf4/bbrs-official-interpretation-no-2015-01.pdf).
There were a number of items discussed at the last BBRS update hearing, from who the Chairman and Vice, Chairman will be to changing the CSL definition to include building & fire officials, to when the 9th edition may begin. We’ve listed
It is important to stay up-to-date on the MA codes. The 8th Edition Residential Code is comprised of the International Residential Code 2009 (IRC)
The BBRS continues to work to promulgation of the 9th edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code. On November 10, 2015, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) completed an effort, which has lasted over a year, by approving the
Two questions were presented to the Mass Dept of Licensure regarding the Sheet Metal law. Charles Kilb, Legal Counsel on behalf of the Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers (“Board”) responded to the questions answering the recent communication to Executive Director Peter Kelly in which the two following questions were posed to the Board:
More than 80 percent of construction companies are having a hard time finding qualified workers, according to a survey of 1,386 companies by Associated General Contractors of America. Carpenters, sheet metal installers and concrete workers are in especially short supply, but construction companies also are having difficulty filling salaried positions such as project managers, estimators…
The Department of Public Safety (DPS), a regulatory, licensing, inspection and code promulgating agency, charged with the oversight of numerous activities, business, and professions. Additionally, DPS provides administrative and legal assistance to ten different boards and commissions.