Summary of Code Information
State of
Massachusetts

This outline is based on Builders Hardware's interpretation of the code, all information must be verified and approved by a registered architect, professional engineer, and/or authority having jurisdiction.

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Currently, the applicable building codes for the state of Massachusetts are:

*Where a document has been updated, but has not yet been adopted by the state of Maine, the date of the latest revision is in parentheses.

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Some things to keep in mind....

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What is an "Authority Having Jurisdiction"?

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Life Safety Code

NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code - 1994 (1997)*

What is a Means of Egress?

Egress Doors

Egress Pairs

Egress Door Hardware

Where are Exit Devices Required?

Stairwell Reentry

Delayed Egress Locks

Access Controlled Egress Doors

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FIRE CODE and Standard

NFPA 80 - Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows - 1995

Fire doors....

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ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD

521 CMR - Architectural Access Board Regulations - 2/23/96
CABO/ANSI A117.1 - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities - 1992

Clear Opening Width

Thresholds

Door Hardware

Closing Speed

Opening Force

What about the Americans With Disabilities Act?

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REMINDERS...

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