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
1. Fire Marshal asked why BBRS meetings minutes are not distributed to BO for keeping them in the loop. Chair will work with staff to have minutes distributed in the future. 2. Chapter 1 first reading at BCCC in Nov 2014. Further readings to come. Possible final reading in Dec 14 or Jan 15.Details
Installation of Fire Protection Systems: 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.…Details
1. Letter from Town of Burlington BO regarding the BOs on the BBRS are not doing their due diligence in regard to the white paper on residential sprinklers and they are disregarding public safety and entertaining cost as the main issue.