No Expired Alarms; Replacement Alarms Must Have 10-year Batteries Starting December 1, older one- and two-family homes cannot be sold with expired or out-of-date smoke alarms. The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations has revised the State Fire Code to require that one- and two-family homes built before 1975 must have working smoke alarms that have…Details
Technical Bulletin Topic: Fire Barrier Requirements for 2 Part Foam Plastic Insulation and Rigid Foam Board Insulation The increased use of foam plastic insulation in CSG’s Home Performance programs makes it necessary to clarify what types of fire barriers are needed to cover this material, as required by code. Code requirements for fire barriers fall…Details
Effective August 12, 2016 On June 14, 2016, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (“Board”) held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the current, Eighth Edition of 780 CMR (the building code) concerning energy standards. Specifically, the Board solicited feedback and took testimony on amendments to 780 CMR 13 (commercial energy efficiency standards),…Details
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MFBO issues strong opposition Curtis Meskus, Certified Building Commissioner for a Town, and currently the President of the MFBO (Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials) issued a letter commenting on some of the proposed code requirements for the 9th edition. Their position states they are against certain 3 proposed changes to the Mass building code. Stretch…Details
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.