California Building Standards Code

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The California Building Standards Code is the building code for California, and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). It is maintained by the California Building Standards Commission which is granted the authority to oversee processes related to the California building codes by California Building Standards Law.[1] The California building codes under Title 24 are established based on several criteria: standards adopted by states based on national model codes, national model codes adapted to meet California conditions, and standards passed by the California legislature that address concerns specific to California.

Portions of editions of the California building codes are published by the International Code Council (ICC), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and BNi Building News.[1] As they are, in effect, amended versions of copyright works such as the International Building Code (IBC) maintained by the International Code Council (ICC), the regulations have substantial portions under copyright, and hence may be withheld from the public or individuals, but still have the force of law. In 2008, Carl Malamud published the California Building Standards Code on Public.Resource.Org for free.[2]

Code Adoption Cycle[edit]

New editions of the California Building Standards Code are published every three years in a triennial cycle with supplemental information published during other years.[3] Publication of triennial editions of the CCR began in 1989. The most recent version of the code was the 2016 edition published January 1, 2017. Changes made to each edition are based off proposals made by state agencies. Proposals are presented to the California Building Standards Commission and must provide thorough justification for proposed changes. Proposals go through multiple phases during the adoption cycle.[1]

List of parts[edit]

Past CBC Editions[edit]

2016 CBC effective 1/1/2017[4]

2013 CBC effective 1/1/2014

2010 CBC effective 1/1/2011

2007 CBC effective 1/1/2008

2004 CBC effective 1/1/2005

2001 CBC effective 1/1/2002

1998 CBC effective 1/1/1999

1995 CBC effective 1/1/1996


  1. ^ a b c "Codes". Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  2. ^ Halverson, Nathan. "He's giving you access, one document at a time". The Press Democrat. Archived from the original on 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
  3. ^ "PREFACE | 2016 California Existing Building Code Part 10 | ICC publicACCESS". Retrieved 2017-05-25.
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