Nortech Systems (Nortech) provided engineering services, with respect to fire and life safety, for the fit up of an existing two-story building. The building was modified to meet the needs of Sanctuary ATC, a medical marijuana facility. Along with typical life safety concerns, Nortech worked with the client to understand site specific operations to mitigate the the hazards of cultivation and extraction. Furthermore, Nortech located and quantified hazardous contents to ensure the building’s construction is appropriate for its use.
The existing building was altered to comply with the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR), specifically, the Eighth Edition, Base Volume, which adopts and amends the International Building Code (IBC-2009). For existing buildings, 780 CMR adopts and amends the International Existing Building Code (IEBC-2009). The building was also modified to comply with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR), which adopts and amends the Fire Code (NFPA 1-2012).