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Codes & Standards News

9th Edition To Become Effective October 20, 2017 with Concurrency Period Expiring January 1, 2018

The long awaited 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code has been approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations and Standards and filed with the Secretary of State, to become effective October 20, 2017. The “concurrency period,” during which applications for building permits can be filed under either the 8th or 9th Editions of the Building Code, will commence on October 20, 2017 and expire on January 1, 2018.

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2017-10-25T17:41:39+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Codes & Standards News|

Stricter building codes apparently passed Irma’s test

As Floridian’s recover from Hurricane Irma, preliminary evidence shows that homes built in compliance with the state’s toughened building codes sustained less storm damage than other homes. Rusty Payton, chief executive of the Florida Home Builders Association, told the Wall Street Journal that while further assessment is needed, it appears the state’s stricter set of construction standards “did it’s job”

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2017-09-22T13:00:58+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Codes & Standards News|

WMA 100 Revisions

Update: Comments Closed as of 10/23/17

WMA’s Voluntary Standard, ANSI/WMA 100-2016, “Standard Method of Determining Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution” is undergoing a 5-year revision cycle pursuant to ANSI’s periodic standard maintenance requirements.

Several revisions were proposed by WMA’s Industry Standards and Certification Committee (ISCC) and a public comment period was conducted in May/June to allow for the review and comment of the draft standard which incorporated these revisions.

In July/August, the ISCC made additional revisions to the draft standard based on comments received from the WMA Consensus Body, which is the voting committee of interested parties that also reviewed, commented, and voted on the draft in June.

These additional revisions are available for review and public comment until October 1, 2017, and they can be accessed here.  Comments for this recirculation should be emailed to Jessica Ferris, Director of Codes and Standards.

To order the current edition of the ANSI/WMA 100, click here.

2017-10-23T14:14:31+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Codes & Standards News|