• Annual Building Code Education Session

Annual Building Code Education Session

  • 23 Jun 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • On-line webinar


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How International Existing Building Codes and Massachusetts' Unique Building Requirements Combine to Support Public Safety in Buildings

WHAT: A Review of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) Accompanied by Discussion About the Relative Pros and Cons of the Three Methods and Massachusetts’ Unique Requirements for Existing Buildings. Designed for the Experienced Architect and Designer.

WHO: Don E. Contois, P.E, Associate Principal, R.W. Sullivan Engineering

WHERE: Virtual Zoom Session. Details Provided Upon Registration

PRICE: Free Event



Learning Objective 1:

The Safety of the Public in Buildings is ensured by the building code and the Architect must know the code in order to protect the safety of the public. Review Massachusetts 780 CMR building code requirements for changes to existing buildings that are planned for continued use and occupancy.

Learning Objective 2:

Explore how the three methods and compliance with IEBC may be used to protect Public Safety by establishing building renovation and reuse including the relative pros and cons. 

Learning Objective 3:

Develop an understanding of three IEBC requirements that directly affect public safety and welfare and that are unique to Massachusetts, including requirement for an Investigation and Evaluation Report, the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, and Massachusetts Sprinkler Law. 

Learning Objective 4:

Fire safety is one of the highest priorities for protecting the public welfare. Learn about the requirements of the Massachusetts State Building Code including the 2015 IEBC and how it protects public safety and welfare through updated fire safe construction and egress. Learn about continued use and occupancy of existing buildings as well as the applicability of the grandfather clause.

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