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
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,
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
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.