Upcoming Events

 Upcoming events:


 April 5:  Unpacking the Existing Building Code , presented by Eric Kronberg (Atlanta) and Rick Wood (U Mass Lowell).  8:30-4, Massabesic Audubon, Auburn.    

Renovating existing buildings can be a challenge, and meeting codes is a huge part of it. Whether  small alterations to a single tenant space or a complete gut,  it is often hard to be sure how much of the work should comply with the provisions of current building codes, and when to use the IEBC,  an alternate means of compliance.

In practice, however, some have found that only a small part of the IEBC is useful (especially for historic-designated buildings), the rest for very specific considerations.  So then what?

This workshop will give an overview of the IEBC,  the three “methods” from which to choose to follow when doing the work, and point out what some see as  the more “useful”  parts of it. 

The sessions will be led by Rick Wood, FLS Risk Services LLC – Code and Training Consultation,  and Director Safety and Emergency Planning at UMass Lowell;  and Eric Kronberg,  a “zoning whisperer” of Kronberg Wall in Atlanta.

AM presentations, optional lunch, PM workshop (“Getting to yes – making the code work for you”).  Attend AM only, PM only, or all day.  Go here for more info and to register by April 2.


April 28:  The Plan NH Municipal Technical Assistance Grant (MTAG) Program – presentation at the annual conference of NH OSI.  Review of program and remarks from consultants and municipalities who have been through it.   Go here for more info and to register for the conference.

June 7:  The Missing Middle.  Presenters and workshop length being finalized.  Concord Audubon, 8:30 – 3.   Since WW II, there have been plenty of apartment complexes built, and single-family homes.  Triple-deckers, small apartment buildings (eg, 6 units) and the like have been largely absent.  However, this size could be a huge boon for those seeking certain kinds of places to live.  What do they look like today and how can they be incorporated into the fabrics of our communities? Presenters:  James Vayo, City of Nashua; Ivy Vann, Ivy Vann Town Planning and Urban Design; Bob White, Landscape Architect, GPI-Portsmouth.  Registration opening soon.

 June 28:  late afternoon/early evening.  Location TBD.  Annual Awards evening (Merit Awards, Scholarship and Fellowship Awards, Villager of the Year.)


  • Sepember 12:  Annual Golf Classic, Canterbury Woods.
  • Workshop – topic, date, location to be finalized.


October 18 – 19: Keene.   CONFERENCE:  Local Economy.