Updates to Draft 9th Edition of the Massachusetts Building Code APPROVED

That’s right! For you folks who work in Massachusetts, the final draft of the Massachusetts Building Code, 9th Edition was approved by BBRS on January 12, 2016. The final draft is under review by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and, when the review is completed, a public hearing will be scheduled. In the […]

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Looking for HES Training?

Our friends at Home Performance Institute of New England told us Connecticut contractors looking for HES certification need EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) certification and OSHA 10 Construction classes in addition to BPI training. We’re very excited to hold both of these critical classes at our new partner location, the Home Performance Institute […]

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OSHA Hazard Communication Standard & The Right To Know

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was written to give workers the right to know about hazardous chemicals in the workplace. It has since been expanded to ensure workers have access to information about these hazards, establishing a “right to understand.” The HCS requires that: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of […]

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So, Your Client Read that Forbes Article

Forbes magazine recently published an online article about a lead paint lawsuit in California. Why does that matter? Well, I’m not going to comment on the case. That isn’t what’s relevant to you, at least at this point. What I don’t want is you to be blindsided by a comment made by the author in […]

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It’s Almost Here — the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts Building Code

Recently approved by the BBRS (the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations & Standards), the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts Building Code (780 CMR) is nearing completion. These changes are based on the International Code Council (ICC) published 2015 I-Codes. Expected to become effective early 2016, it’s important to know that unlike past updates, there will […]

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