Effective June 1st, 2015, the Department will no longer offer walk-in license renewal service except on Wednesday from 8:45AM to 4:30PM. Walk-in license renewal services will remain available to the public during regular Department operations, from 8:45AM to…
Dangers Associated With Heavy Snow Loads on Roofs The recent prolonged cold weather and repeated snowstorms have contributed to severe roof load conditions. Compounding the situation is the short-term weather forecast of potentially two more snowstorms over the next few days.Details
1. Gary Moccia, in attendance as a citizen, was recognized for 20+ years as a BBRS member by both the DPS Commissioner and the chairman for all the work and long hours he put in for the citizens of the commonwealth to move forward the changes in the building code over the years.
Effective with the new fire code (527 CMR) local fire departments shall no longer issue permits for the installation of fire protection systems for new or existing buildings. As always, permit applications shall be submitted to the building department for review and approval in consultation with the municipal fire official. If the fire official believes that the plans do…Details
Changes to the Bureau of Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, and Refrigeration Technicians’ (“Bureau”) regulations, 528 CMR, were originally filed as emergency regulations on September 15, 2014. Following a public hearing on October 31, 2014, the Bureau made some changes to its regulations as a result of public comment. The final amended regulations will go into effect…Details
The Massachusetts State Building Code was created to ensure that new and existing structures are safe. To ensure that all buildings are constructed and maintained to meet minimum safety standards, the law requires that each city and town appoint a qualified official to enforce the code. These men and women hold the title of Building…Details