9th Edition of MA State Building Code Adopted

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is also effective, however this was previously adopted on August 12, 2016 under the 8th Edition in accordance with the Green Communities Act of 2008.

Contact us at info@crcfire.com if you’re interested in us coming into your office for a Significant Changes in the 9th Edition presentation. A focus will be given to those code changes which will be most impactful on the design, cost, and schedule of your future projects.

9th Edition of MA State Building Code Adopted

The 9th Edition of 780 CMR, which is an amended version of the 2015 I-Codes, was promulgated last Friday, October 20th. The final amendments to the Code are currently available from the state bookstore (https://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catidx.htm). It is also expected that an electronic copy of the final amendments will be available on the Office of Public Safety and Inspections’ website shortly (http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/opsi/ma-state-building-code-780-cmr.html). Now that the 9th Edition is promulgated, there is a shortened concurrency period through December 31, 2017 where either the 8th or 9th Edition may be utilized. The effective date is based on when the permit package is submitted to the local or state building official. As of January 1, 2018, the 9th Edition will solely be adopted. Any permit packages after this date will be required to comply with the 9th Edition provisions, unless relief is granted by the Building Code Appeals Board.

The 9th Edition of 780 CMR includes the following codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  • Portions of the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) where referenced by the IBC

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is also effective, however this was previously adopted on August 12, 2016 under the 8th Edition in accordance with the Green Communities Act of 2008.

Contact us at info@crcfire.com if you’re interested in us coming into your office for a Significant Changes in the 9th Edition presentation. A focus will be given to those code changes which will be most impactful on the design, cost, and schedule of your future projects.