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 theDetails
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…Details
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.
The purpose of this notice is to advise the building industry and other interested parties of the ninth edition building code status and specifically to note that, when it is finally approved and becomes effective, there will not be a concurrency period with the eighth edition code requirements. Currently, it is expected that the ninth edition will…Details