Friday, February 1, 2013

BOMA California Legislative Update - 2013 Building Code Adopted

BOMA San Francisco Members:

This week the California Building Standards Commission adopted the 2013 California Building Standards Code. The adoption of the 2013 code comes after a comprehensive multi-state agency and stakeholder update of the 2010 building codes.

Californians will find a number of important updates in the 2013 code, such as:
  • An extensive update of California’s Energy Code; 
  • Division of the State Architect’s adoption of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act standards with California amendments; 
  • Updated California Green Building Code—CALGreen--requirements for nonresidential building alterations and additions; 
  • New plumbing code provisions pertaining to greywater and rainwater catchments. 
The California Building Standards Commission is responsible for administering the state’s building standards. The thirteen volume code is published on a triennial basis. Updates are issued during an eighteen month intervening cycle.

The new code will be published online and available for purchase on July 1, 2013. By law, the public is given 180 days (six months) to review this new code before it goes into effect on January 1, 2014.

Click here for more information.

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