This publication was developed by BASE to assist structural engineers, building officials, owners, and architects with the structural testing and inspection requirements of Section 1705 of the 6th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code. These requirements were adapted from Section 1705 of the 1993 BOCA National Building Code, but with important differences. In Massachusetts, the Structural Engineer of Record establishes and directs a program of structural tests and inspections for each project, selects all the personnel who will be doing the testing and inspection, and is the only one reporting to the building official on the results of the program.
The State Building Code is presently in its 9th Edition, so the Guidelines are outdated. Nevertheless, the principles established by Section 1705 of the 6th Edition and the Guidelines still have value and will be maintained as an historical document.
There are forms with the Guidelines, in Word Format, which you may download here and adapt to the current requirements.