1. Fire Marshal asked why BBRS meetings minutes are not distributed to BO for keeping them in the loop. Chair will work with staff to have minutes distributed in the future.
2. Chapter 1 first reading at BCCC in Nov 2014. Further readings to come. Possible final reading in Dec 14 or Jan 15.
3. Chapter 2 definitions
Nightclub – 3 options to consider. Use current 8th edition, use current IBC language, or form a new definition. FM and a few fire service individuals testified to keep current bldg code language which mimics the 304 law. Lengthy discussion on history of how the definition has evolved in the last 10+ years. Motion to use current language and if staff wants to reduce certain sections to more restrictive language to clarify definition and lessen the confusion, they can. Vote passes.
4. Rooftop solar readiness – roof designed to accept additional load of future solar panels so time is not wasted investigating to see if roof can be used. Lengthy discussion on it whether to have it or not. Vote tied to move through public hearing so it is a loss and will NOT be considered at this time.
5. Electric vehicle service equipment structures – charging systems to be located within building (exterior) and bldg code dictates the location. 6-1-2 against requiring it so not in play.
6. Stretch code update on 9th edition. Still more work needed. May not happen at all.
7. Req 2 out 6 electric (c406.3) moves forward. Stay tune for detail.
8. Flood requirements – staff provides sketch on new flood zones impact on coastal dwellings. Lengthy discussion on new requirements and impact on next code edition language. Take. Different sections of R105 voting.
9. Floor joist protection – Boise cascade rep gives testimony on their products testing of hard barrier used for rating. They have four scenarios to be considered with 3 having supporting docs and 4th coming. Vote confirmed 9-0-1 with 4th scenario approved after receiving test docs. Boise cascade in field products approved for floor joist protection and only “in-field” products accepted at this time.
10. Official interps. – unreinforced masonry (No 2104 06). For existing structures only.
11. Official interp – BO authority to allow code compliance when practical. Gives guidance on scenarios where upgrading to new construction is impossible but allows for other methods to achieve greater compliance to latest code. Vote to carry with rewording the interp.
12. Definition of work area – staff recommendation voted opposition. No new definition.
13. Official interp. – requirement of existing R-2 with three units undergoing level 2 does need to meet new code but a new req’t would have a hear detector inside of egress doors. Table until later with different wording.
14. Staff considering Concrete labs may have license on two-year cycle
15. Native lumber may have small change in language for 9th edition.
16. R1, R3, R4, R5 sections of code re-worded and will be moved to BCCC for first reading.
17. Brian G only nomination for chair and Richard Crowley only nomination for vice- chair. Votes next month.