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Additions and Level 3 Alterations impacted  by MA 2023 Stretch Code

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Feb 01, 2023 @ 10:15 PM

The 2023 MA Stretch code significantly impacts the cost of additions, level 3 renovations and remodeling in Massachusetts. I am inundated with calls from my coaching clients and CSL students with questions about what is required and how to interpret numerous sections of this new stretch energy code. I will post often as I learn more about the changes. Please know that this is a very fluid development subject to change once regulators provide guidance. 

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Tags: CSL CEU Training, Contractor Business Coach, MA Stretch Code 2023

MA BBRS; follow new Stretch Code + 2021 IECC + MA Amendments

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 04:08 PM

Today, MA BBRS sent out a notice regarding the new Stretch Code with instruction to also follow the 2021 IECC and MA Amendments. This applies in Massachusetts stretch code cities and towns. The new code was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, not the BBRS.

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Tags: Construction Supervisor License, CSL CEU Training, MA DOER, MA Stretch Code 2023

Map of 2023 stretch code cities/towns in Massachusetts

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Jan 10, 2023 @ 08:17 AM

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.

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Tags: Construction Supervisor CEU Training, CSL CEU Training, MA Stretch Code 2023