"bbrs agenda october 9 2012"
BOARD OF BUILDING REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS AGENDA Tuesday October 9, 2012 starting at 1 p.m. Ashburton Café, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 Phone Number for Boston Office 617-727-3200 Rob Anderson, Chief of Inspections- Buildings - 617-826-5268 or 617-593-0086 (cell) Tom Riley, Code Development Manager – 617-826-5250 Don Finocchio, Code Analyst – 617-826-5206 Mike Guigli, Technical Director – 617-826-5215 Website Address www.mass.gov/dps The BBRS is comprised of eleven members representing a cross-section of the building design, construction and regulatory communities. Statutorily, by Massachusetts General Law (MGL) c 143 § 93 the make-up of the BBRS includes: A Representative from the building trades, a general contractor of 1 & 2 Family Homes, a general contractor of commercial and industrial buildings, a registered architect, a registered professional structural engineer, a registered professional mechanical engineer, a building official from a town, a building official from a city, a local fire chief and two ex-officio members, the chief of inspections for the Department of Public Safety or his designee and the State Fire Marshal or his designee. Current members of the BBRS are: Current Make-up of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards Brian Gale, Chairman – Building Official from a Town Alexander MacLeod, Vice-Chairman - Representing Registered Architects Robert Anderson- Chief of Inspections – Buildings, for the DPS Richard Crowley – Representing Building Trades Timothee Rodrique - Designee for Stephen Coan, State Fire Marshal, DFS Kevin Gallagher – Representing Chiefs of Local Fire Departments Jerry Ludwig – Representing Registered Professional Mechanical Engineers Gary Moccia - Representing Registered Professional Structural Engineers Thomas Perry – Building Official from a City Stanley Shuman– Representing General Contractors of Commercial and Industrial Buildings Harry Smith – Representing General Contractors of 1 & 2 Family Homes The powers and duties of BBRS members are found in MGL c 143 §§ 93 through 100. General laws may be accessed by visiting www.state.ma.us/legis 1 Old Business Action Owner Meeting Minutes (when approved, minutes will be uploaded to the web): 10/09/2012 1. Board Vote requested on September 11, 2012 meeting minutes/action items. Note: Edits and MSG Vote comments from TR to be considered. Action Items From Previous BBRS Meetings: a. Model 15 Goal (FPFP proposals in process) b. Forms and other for construction control projects (BBRS votes requested). Final draft documents: i. ‘Construction_Control_Document_Initial_10_09_2012_final draft.doc’ ii. ‘Construction_Control_Document_Final_10_09_2012_final draft.doc’ iii. ‘Construction_Control_Document_Phased_10_09_2012_final draft.doc’ DF, 10/09/2012 2. iv. ‘Required_Inspections_Document_10_09_2012_final draft.doc’ TMR, Vote Official interpretation and training: MSG v.‘2012_06_Official_Interpretation_Construction_Control_188.8.131.52_and_107.6.4(draft).doc’ vi. Building official training plan: State Inspectors Oct 16 and then BOWM, MBCIA, and SEMBOA in November. c. PV array work and guide on what work is building permittable and what work is electrical code permittable. (no new information) d. Letters to nine (9) municipalities on uncertified building officials (in process of being sent) 780 CMR discussion and votes as necessary: a. Residential Volume Chapter 3 sprinkler proposals (BBRS vote requested): i. ‘2012_14_Chapter_51_Sprinklers_7500_sq_ft_only_Coan.doc’ ii. ‘2012_16_Chapter_51_Sprinklers_Area_&_Dates_Coan.doc’ b. SM requests that BBRS reconsider code change proposals on open/closed systems of hazardous material in light of Novartis and other public comment. SM proposes that: DF, 10/09/2012 3. i. ‘2011_11_06_3.07.2_High Hazard Use Definitions_Rodrique.doc’ TMR, Vote ii. ‘2011_11_08_184.108.40.206 Flammable Vapor Alarm_Rodrique.doc’ MSG be sent to FPFP for a technical review and code change proposal revision, or deletion if appropriate and that: iii. ‘2011_11_07_34.0_EB_1.01.5_H Use Compliance for Existing Bldg_Rodrique.doc’ be tabled and reconsidered pending the outcome of the FPFP recommendation. c. November 13 EO485 public hearing planned for temporary overnight shelter regulation. New Business Action Owner Approval of New Construction Supervisor Licenses 10/09/2012 1 MSG Total = 61 issued for the month of September 2012 Vote Request for reinstatement of CSL beyond the expiration period: 10/09/2012 2. CSL Reinstatement for Phillip Oliveira CSL# 61423 MSG Vote CSL Reinstatement for Antonio Loura CSL#040651 Special Qualifications for BBRS Consideration in Sitting for the CSL Exam 3 placeholder MSG a. Lu Ouyang qualified to sit for the CSL exam. Building Official Certifications Committee (BOCC): BBRS review of the recommendations 10/09/2012 MSG 4 and impose the actions contained in ‘bocc_September_5_2012_meeting_minutes.doc’ Vote for KS 5 New Concrete Test Lab Applications placeholder TMR 6 Native Lumber Producer Applications placeholder TMR Other new business: a. BBRS interpretation of entrance door requirements for apartment houses: ‘2012_05_Official_Interpretation_Entrance_Door_Apartment_Houses_10_09_12(draft).doc’. b. BBRS interpretation of fire resistance rating of exterior composite wall panels: 10/09/2012 DF, 7 ‘2012_07_Official_Interpretation_Fire_Rating_Exterior_Composite_Walls_10_09_12(draft).doc” Vote TMR, c. Sheet metal code update. MSG d. Building official complaint hearing decision. d. Membership realignment of BBRS advisory committees 2