Gordon Bailey finished Chapter 1 of the IBC, with many of the change given to reflect how we actually operate in Mass. Since the BBRS is trying to align Ch. 1 for IBC and IRC only a few change to IRC, left off at R105.2.1.
The State inspectors and others gave considerable input into the chapter.
Discussion of Chair Crowely appointment to the FPFP chairman position
Ian Finlayson new member of the Board as representative of DOER as part of the Climate Change Bill membership change.
Energy Code; DOER is working on proposed changes to the 2021 IEEC for pretension to the BBRS, who then most likely send toe the EAC for review an report.
Gordon Bailey went over approximately 1/2 of Chapter 1, with many of the change given to reflect how we actually operate in Mass. The State inspectors and others gave considerable input into the chapter.
Also working to align IBC ch. 1 and IRC ch. 1 as much a possible.
Continue discussion of extra meeting dates to keep the process moving
Chapter 7, 8, 6, move to web page
Chapters 3 + 10 to FPFP
Dept. of Agricultural discuss concerns with proposed Marijuana v. other flora growing indoors
From my recollection, the Board took up chapters 14, 20, 23, discussed adding date later in June and July for additional meetings.
The Board referred the energy code change proposals to the EAC.
Struck consideration of adding a sign off for asbestos survey for the permit application.
Biannual public hearing: Several net-zero proposals, (stretch code) much testimony in favor of a net-zero code, DOER by law has to promulgate net-zero in the near future, process just starting.
Proposal for adding asbestos survey to prerequisite of issuance of building permit.
Proposal to ad some language regarding concrete in chapter 34.
No discussion of 10 edition chapters, rather discussion of more frequent meetings (2 per month) to allow sufficient time to get the work done.
Discuss continued for the early chapters of the code, Harold Leaming reported on the mechanical code, adopted as write with chapter 1 modifications.
Discussion on the effect of climate change bill on the energy code, no action taken
The Board reviewed with staff the setup for tracking changes from the 15 to 18 then 18 to 21 ICC code edition, also the traditional or required MA. amendments for chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6. Chapters, 5 & 6 includes requirements for Tall Wood Buildings,
The Board discussed and voted a working schedule for the adoption of the 10th edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code, based on the 2021 ICC family of codes