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California Building Standards Code Changes Take Effect On January 1, 2017

California Building Standards Code Changes Take Effect On January 1, 2017

Thursday, August 25, 2016/Categories: News & Announcements

Beginning on January 1, 2017, Butte County Development Services is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2016 are permitted to comply with the 2013 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.

Every three years, the State adopts new model codes (known collectively as the California Building Standards Code) to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, and fire and life safety systems. Sections 17922, 17958 and 18941.5 of the California Health and Safety Code require that the latest edition of the California Building Standards code and Uniform Housing Code apply to local construction 180 days after publication.


The California Building Standards Code consists of the following 13 parts:

Part  1             California Administrative Code (CAC)
Part  2             California Building Code (CBC)
Part  2.5          California Residential Code (CRC)
Part  3             California Electrical Code (CEC)
Part  4             California Mechanical Code (CMC)
Part  5             California Plumbing Code (CPC)
Part  6             California Energy Code (CEEC)
Part  7 (Currently Vacant)
Part  8             California Historical Building Code (CHBC)
Part  9             California Fire Code (CFC)
Part  10           California Existing Building Code (CEBC)
Part  11           California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
Part  12           California Reference Standards Code

 

All architects, engineers, designers, developers, owners and contractors MUST be familiar with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal. LBDS, as required by State law, CANNOT approve projects that do not comply with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal. All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2016 are permitted to comply with the 2013 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.

For additional training information related to the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Code, please visit the following organizations:

California League of Building Official (CALBO) - www.calbo.org

International Code Council (ICC) - http://www.iccsafe.org/

Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials Chapter of ICC - http://www.svabo.org/

Green Technology - www.green-technology.org

California Building Industry Association (CBIA) - www.cbia.org

American Institute of Architects (AIA), California Council - www.aiacc.org

California Energy Commission's Online Learning Center - www.title24learning.com


For information related to the development of the California Building Standards Code, please visit the following State agencies or departments:

CA Housing and Community Development - www.hcd.ca.gov

CA Office of the State Fire Marshal - www.osfm.fire.ca.gov

CA Building Standards Commission - www.bsc.ca.gov

CA Energy Commission - www.energy.ca.gov

CA Division of the State Architect - www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa

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