Adoption of a New Fire Code In Massachusetts

On Thursday, September 7th, members of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) voted in favor of the adoption of a new edition of 527 CMR 1.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code.

Code Basis

The newly adopted code is based on the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code with Massachusetts specific amendments. The amendments have been submitted for approval by the state secretary and can be found here: MA Amendments to NFPA 1

Date of Adoption

The effective date for the use of the code will be Monday, January 1, 2018. Specific hot work requirements will go into effect on July 1, 2018 and will be discussed in a future blog post.

Have questions on how this affects your design project or existing building? Contact us with questions about the implications of the code change!