The Massachusetts BBRS announced they will stop issuing CSL (Construction Supervisor License) licenses in their current format. This was reported on January 10th at the BBRS board meeting. The announced date is 2/1/2023.Read More
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The map of MA stretch code cities and towns includes 299 communities. We received several calls today from MA Construction Licensed Supervisors with questions about what towns will be enforcing the new 2021 MA DOER stretch code. One of the contractors has a project under contract but they did not apply for the permit before 1/1/2023. The contractor's project is in a stretch code community and the work is a level 3 renovation including new exterior siding. The 2021 stretch code triggered updates are not figured in the estimate. If the building inspector wants the updates included, it will cost thousands of dollars. This will lead to additional costs and change orders and possibly a touchy conversation with the customer.Read More
The MA DOER 2021 stretch code (2021 IECC with MA amendments) is now effective in all stretch energy code towns. It is imperative to know there is no grace period or phase in with the new code changes. All residential buildings three stories or less and remodeling in stretch code towns are significantly impacted. This new regulation preempts the adoption of the Massachusetts 10th Edition Code (2021 IECC and MA Amendments) which is still under review by the BBRS.Read More
Construction Supervisor License holders in Massachusetts now have new requirements for continuing education to renew their license. Also the new building code effective 1/1/2018, is the Ninth Edition. License holders must now follow the 2015 IBC, IRC, IECC and the Massachusetts amendments. Below see the new CEU requirements for CSL's as listed on Mass.Gov.Read More
Mass Construction Supervisor CEU training will be held in Leominster, Ma on 3/6/2013 and 3/8/2013. The sponsor of this training is Maki Building Centers and Home Builders and Remodelers of Central Mass. Maki has lumberyards in Lunenberg, Sterling and Gardner, Ma. and HB&RCM is located in Worcester, Ma.