Eighth Edition of the MA State Building Code

View the 8th Edition of the MA State Building Code below.

Eighth Edition (Base Volume)

The following at MA-specific amendments to the 2009 International Building Code:

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1: Scope and Administration (Entirely amended on 4/11/2014 )

Chapter 2: Definitions 

Chapter 3: Use and Occupancy Classification  (3.08 and 3.10 Amended on 12/6/2013)

Chapter 4: Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy  (403.6.1 Amended on 1/7/2011)

Chapter 5: General Building Heights and Areas (504.2 Amended on 2/3/2012 and 4/11/2014 )

Chapter 6: Types of Construction 

Chapter 7: Fire and Smoke Protection Features (no MA Amendments)

Chapter 8: Interior Finishes 

Chapter 9: Fire Protection Systems (Entirely amended on 4/11/2014 )

Chapter 10: Means of Egress 

Chapter 11: Accessibility 

Chapter 12: Interior Environment 

Chapter 13: Energy Efficiency (Amended on 8/16/2013, 12/6/2013, and entirely amended 8/12/2016.  PLEASE NOTE: Users may choose to use either the version effective 8/12/2016 or the version in effect prior through January 1, 2017. Effective January 2, 2017, users may only use the version effective 8/12/2016).  

Chapter 14: Exterior walls (no MA Amendments)

Chapter 15: Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures (no MA Amendments)

Chapter 16: Structural Design (Amended on 12/6/2013)

Chapter 17: Structural Tests and Special Inspections 

Chapter 18: Soils and Foundations (Amended on 12/6/2013)

Chapter 19: Concrete 

Chapter 20: Aluminum (no MA Amendments)

Chapter 21: Masonry (Amended on 12/5/2014 )

Chapter 22: Steel 

Chapter 23: Wood 

Chapter 24: Glass and Glazing 

Chapter 25: Gypsum Board and Plaster  (no MA Amendments)

Chapter 26: Plastic 

Chapter 27: Electrical 

Chapter 28: Mechanical Systems 

Chapter 29: Plumbing Systems 

Chapter 30: Elevator and Conveying Systems  (Amended on 1/7/2011 )

Chapter 31: Special Construction  (Amended on 12/7/2012 )

Chapter 32: Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way 

Chapter 33: Safeguards During Construction 

Chapter 34: Existing Buildings  (Amended on 12/7/2012 , and entirely on , which was corrected on 6/20/2014 )

Chapter 35: Referenced Standards  (Amended on 1/31/2014 )

Chapters 36 - 50: Reserved

Chapter 51: See 8th Edition Residential Volume

Chapters 52 - 109: Reserved 

Chapter 110: Special Regulations 

    R1: Concrete Testing Laboratories Licensing
    R2: Concrete Field Testing Technician
    R3: Manufactured Buildings, Building Components and Mobile Homes
    R4: Licensing Native Lumber Producers
    R5: Construction Supervisors (Amended on 12/6/2013, and 12/5/2014) 
    R6: Reserved
    R7: Certification of Inspectors of Buildings, Building Commissioners, and Local Inspectors

Chapter 115: Appendices 

    A. Employee Qualifications -- Reserved
    
B. Board of Appeals -- Reserved
    
C. Group U Agricultural Buildings
    D. Fire Districts -- Reserved
    
E. Supplemental Accessibility Requirements -- Reserved
    
F. Rodent proofing
    G. Flood Resistant Construction
    H. Signs
    I. Patio Covers
    J. Grading
    K. Administrative Provisions -- Reserved
    
AA. Stretch Energy Code (Amended on 2/3/2012, and 8/12/2016 PLEASE NOTE: Users may choose to use either the version effective 8/12/2016 or the version in effect prior through January 1, 2017. Effective January 2, 2017, users may only use the version effective 8/12/2016).

Eighth Edition (Residential Volume)

The following are MA-specific amendments to the 2009 International Residential Code:

Chapter 51: Massachusetts Amendments to the International Residential Code 

    The following are amendments to 780 CMR 51, as promulgated by the BBRS:

Chapter 110: Special Regulations 

    R1: Concrete Testing Laboratories Licensing
    R2: Concrete Field Testing Technician
    R3: Manufactured Buildings, Building Components and Mobile Homes
    R4: Licensing Native Lumber Producers
    R5: Construction Supervisors (Amended on 12/6/2013  and 12/5/2014) 
    R6: Reserved
    R7: Certification of Inspectors of Buildings, Building Commissioners, and Local Inspectors

Chapter 115.AA Stretch Energy Code (Amended on 2/3/2012 and 8/12/2016.  PLEASE NOTE: Users may choose to use either the version effective 8/12/2016 or the version in effect prior through January 1, 2017.  Effective January 2, 2017, users may only use the version effective 8/12/2016.)

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