As you may be aware, the Ninth Edition of the State Building Code (780 CMR) is nearly complete. The new, Ninth Edition code is based on modified versions of the following 2015 codes as published by the International Code Council (ICC)…Details
Possible Promulgation July 1, 2017 From Rob Anderson, The ninth edition amendments are under final, internal legal review. We hope to file with Secretary of State (SEC) shortly. At this point we are not certain if we will meet the July 1st effective date.Details
Obscure state board split on change in building code Environmental advocates and many state lawmakers want new homes and commercial buildings to come equipped with the electrical lines needed to hook up electric vehicle chargers. Developers and home builders, however, say customers don’t want electric vehicles, the lines needed to charge them, or the extra…Details
BOSTON (SHNS) – Along with a $40.5 billion spending plan, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday filed legislation shaking up state government’s organization chart, eliminating the Department of Public Safety, and creating a new office to take over some of its functions.
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Alarms Must Have 10-year Batteries Starting December 1, older one- and two-family homes cannot be sold with expired or out-of-date smoke alarms.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