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.
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.
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).Details
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