Updating Legislation for Building and Engineering Standards

Dinsmore worked closely with representatives from the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board, as well as the Department for Housing, Buildings and Construction and labor interests to lobby for updated legislation related to building and engineering standards for the replacement of boilers, pressure vessels and associated piping in Kentucky. We conducted exhaustive research into updated standards, and incorporated modern standards developed by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers into the legislation to update the Code, which had not seen major revisions since being enacted in the 1960s. The new legislation enables Kentucky businesses to operate in accordance with modern standards, and also provides the Department the authority to regulate and audit the equipment.