"BBRS Minutes January 8, 2008"
Meeting Minutes STATE BOARD OF BUILDING REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS S:\BBR\BBRS\AGENDA\2008 Agenda\01_January\BBRS Minutes January 8, 2007 A meeting of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008 @ the National Guard Armory in Wellesley, MA. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 1:30 after waiting for a sixth member. The Board decided to proceed without a quorum. PRESENT Gary Moccia (GM), Chairman -Registered Professional Engineer (Structural) Rob Anderson (RA) -Chief of Inspections- Buildings Brian Gale (BG) -Building Official from a Town Timothee Rodrique (TR) -Designee for the State Fire Marshal Harry Smith (HS) -One- and Two-Family Homebuilders ABSENT Alexander (Sandy) MacLeod (SM), Vice-Chairman -Registered Architect Keith Hoyle (KH) -Head of a Local Fire Department Stanley Shuman (SS) -General Contractor of Commercial/Industrial Buildings Vacant Position -Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) Vacant Position -Building Official from a City Vacant Position -Representative of Building Trades Tom Riley and Don Finocchio, of the Board staff were present as well as others as indicated on the attendance sheets, which are on file at the Board. The official minutes are located on digital electronic file at J:\DPM_Files\BBRS - Public Hearing\ BBRS_Minutes_01_08_08.DSS MOTIONS, SECONDS, VOTES, and ACTIONS Board Approval Time Stamp* Motion by Second by Subject Action Item Owner Vote Old Business 1. Meeting Minutes: Held over. 1:31 2. Request for Board Member Changes: RA noted two No action. 1:32 names have been submitted, one each to represent the Mike Guigli to building trades and city building officials. The submit ME executive office estimates it will take 3-months for name. approval. He noted Mike Guigli is interviewing a candidate to represent mechanical engineers and anticipates submitting that name within a few weeks. Board Approval Time Stamp* Motion by Second by Subject Action Item Owner Vote 1&2 Family Sprinkler Committee: Tom Riley noted the Held over. 1:33 following candidates are proposed: Rob Anderson for BBRS; Chief Keith Hoyle will suggest a local fire Tom Riley to department chief; Matt Mulvey for a building notify interested commissioner; Steve Dixon for the home builders parties. associations; Steve Coan or Timothee Rodrique for the state fire marshal; SM (or provide a name) for a 1&2 family dwelling architect. The Board agreed: to have GM as chair appoint the members at the 2/12/08 meeting, and that the sprinkler committee’s first meeting should be on 2/14/08. Harry Smith offered to provide a meeting location in Quincy for 10 AM on the 14th. GM requested that the sprinkler committee routinely send BBRS meeting notices. Mark Tebbets of ICC (attendee) will get copies of the voluntary sprinkler provisions (an Appendix) of the IRC-2006 for the 2/14/08 meeting. Tom Riley offered to notify outside interested parties. 4. Appeals cases involving zoning: Held over. 1:38 5. Insulating Concrete Forms: No action. 1:38 6. Fire Separation for attic stairs in garages: HS Guidance 1:39 confirmed staff approach stated in 1/8/08 agenda. He provided. Staff noted his intent was not to make the solution exclusive to draft to itumescent paint. guidelines. 7. Fuel Oil Truck Storage: Held over. 1:40 TR awaiting possible further info from the Mass Oil Heat Council 8. Manufactured homes: No action. New Business 1. Approve construction supervisor licenses: The GM RA Yes Staff to seek 1:44 Board decided to take a vote on this item and items 2 absent BBRS and 4 below to not delay these individuals from getting member vote for work. The Board noted the vote for this item and items quorum via 2 & 4 below shall be official upon receipt by Staff of an email and email from a 5th Board member in favor of the motion. required (Email received from Stanley Shuman and thereby documentation. confirms vote of items 1, 2, and 4) 2. Approve “Building Official Use Only” CSL license GM RA Yes See 1 above 1:44 for John Lojek, BO, City of Newton. See item 1 above. under New Business. 3. Reactivate CSL status for BO’s. No action. 1:44 Board Approval Time Stamp* Motion by Second by Subject Action Item Owner Vote 4. Reinstate CSL’s exceeding one year expiration GM RA Yes See 1 above 1:44 period. Roger Kyle Baker #083868, Wayne R. under New Maryanski #047347, and Alex Kapolis. See item 1 Business. above. Board noted this approval is pending staff’s receipt of the individuals required documentation before the next Board meeting. 5. Local Permit Application Forms: Approved for HS GM Yes Staff to request 1:52 Truro and Falmouth. letters in future to confirm local forms meet state form at a minimum. 6. Approve Concrete Testing Lab Renewal: The Tabled. Tom 2:02 Board questioned older dates for calibrations and Riley to certifications noted in the table attached to the Board investigate older package. Tom Riley will investigate with staff and dates and report address this issue at the next Board meeting. findings/This lab list will also be on the February 08 Agenda. Rob Anderson had to leave meeting. 2:03 7. Approve FAQ update on website: The Board Approved 2:10 considered this an information-only item not requiring without vote. a vote. HS noted that the BBRS website has improved Staff to load greatly in recent years. FAQ’s on web. 8. Other: Board Official Code Interpretations: From a 2:20 short discussion, the Board agreed that official interpretations for the 6th Edition will not be carried forward to the 7th Edition. If interpretations similar to the 6th Edition are needed for the 7 th Edition, they shall be revised, updated and identified by distinct Edition of the Code. Adjourn: 2:30 Notes: Time stamp indicates approximate time of discussion. Minutes drafted by Don Finocchio.