ATTENTION: BUILDING CODE CHANGES
WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2014
Beginning on January 1, 2014, the Department of Development Services is required by State law to enforce the 2013 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, 2013 are permitted to comply with the 2010 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.
The California Building Standards Code consists of the following 12 parts:
Part 1 Administrative Code
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
Part 7 (Currently Vacant)
Part 8 California Historical Building Code
Part 9 California Fire Code (CFC)
Part 10 California Existing Building Code
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. The Department as required by State law CANNOT approve projects that do not comply with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal.
For more information about state-mandated changes, visit www.bsc.ca.gov or plan to attend a community workshop. Future workshops will be posted at www.lbds.info.
For additional training information related to the 2013 Edition of California Building Standards Code, please visit the following organizations:
California League of Building Official (CALBO): www.calbo.org
International Code Council (ICC): www.iccsafe.org
Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC: www.icclabc.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: osfm.fire.ca.gov
CA Building Standards Commission: www.bsc.ca.gov
CA Energy Commission: www.energy.ca.gov
Division of the State Architect: www.dsa.dgs.ca.gov
Click here to download the Building Code Changes flyer.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
The 2013 Edition of California Building Standards Code can be purchased directly from the International Code Council. For more information, please visit www.iccsafe.org.
The following code adoption notices and presentations are available for download and use: