Considerations for the 9th Edition Massachusetts State Building Code

October 30, 2017

On 20 October 2017, the ninth edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code (MSBC, 780 CMR) went into effect with a concurrency period through the end of 2017. New requirements update the eighth edition MSBC to align with the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) model codes – including the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and other model codes – with Massachusetts-specific amendments. With little more than a two-month transition period, it is important for project stakeholders to understand changes and new requirements. Read the full topic brief.