Building Codes Adoption

Long Beach Building Standard Code


CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE

CHANGES WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2017

Beginning on January 1, 2017, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) 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).

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.


PUBLIC HEARING

The 2016 Edition of the California Building Standards Code was adopted by the California Building Standards Commission and will be published on or about July 1, 2016.

The City of Long Beach is conducting public meetings to obtain comments concerning the latest edition of the California Building Standards Code, including local amendments that will go into effect on January 1, 2017.

THE PUBLIC MEETINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULED LONG BEACH BOARD OF EXAMINERS, APPEALS AND CONDEMNATION HEARINGS:

DATE:
Monday, June 20, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016


TIME: 1:30 PM

LOCATION:
100 W. Broadway Blvd, Suite 400
Code Enforcement Conference Room
Long Beach, CA 90802


Documents relating to the triennial code adoption process will be provided below as they become available:

*Adoption of the 2016 Edition of the California Building, Residential, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Green Building, Energy, and Fire Codes and the 1997 Edition of the Uniform Housing Code; includes amendments to Titles 3, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18 of the Long Beach Municipal Code.

For additional information, please contact Truong Huynh, P.E., C.B.O., General Superintendent of Development Services, truong.huynh@longbeach.gov, 562-570-6921



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


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