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AIA CM's Annual Code Seminar - Building Code 9th Edition

  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 50 Prescott St., Worcester MA

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AIA Central Massachusetts’ Annual Code Seminar - Learn about the Changes

1 Tour and 2 Building Code Programs & Dinner

….. All in One Evening!

PROGRAM / SPEAKERS:

BETC Tour at WPI

Massachusetts State Building Code 9th Edition- the Big Changes – Don Contois, P.E.

Massachusetts and Federal Accessibility Standards – Kevin Hastings, P.E., LEED AP

PROGRAM SPONSOR: Andersen Windows & Doors

WHEN: Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE: WPI Campus, 50 Prescott Street, Worcester MA, Fire Protection Engineering Classroom (park across the street). A parking pass will be provided to all who register)

COST: AIA CM members – FREE; Non-members $25

HSW Credits: 2.5 Credits

AGENDA:

5:00PM - 5:30PM BETC Tour

5:30PM - 6:30PM Building Code Presentation

6:30PM - 7:15PM Dinner

7:15PM - 8:30PM Building Code Presentation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Tour of WPI's Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC)

The first of its kind in New England, this 10,000-square-foot facility is where theory is put into practice and hands-on training fosters real growth. The WPI's Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) is where biotechnology professionals gain an edge. It’s an innovative partnership between academia and industry that creates customized workforce development solutions for forward-thinking biotechnology companies across the region and around the world. 

Massachusetts State Building Code 9th Edition- the Big Changes

Presented by Don Contois, P.E. of the Sullivan Code Group

The 9th Edition of the State Building Code is under final development and will be adopted later this year, based upon the 2015 International Building Code.  This workshop provides an overview of the changes to the State Building Code in the 9th Edition relative to the previous Editions of 780 CMR.  Side-by-side comparisons and examples are provided to highlight key differences between the two Editions of the code.

Massachusetts and Federal Accessibility Standards

Presented by Kevin Hastings, P.E., LEED AP, Hastings Consulting, Inc.

This will be a review and comparison of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board Regulations (MAAB) and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Guidelines (ADAAG) for both new construction and existing buildings.  While the intent of the MAAB and ADAAG may be the same, the technical aspects and dimensional criteria of these two regulations do not always align and will be described. Questions and answers will follow.

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