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Welcome to the California Building Standards Commission

The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is authorized by California Building Standards Law to administer the many processes related to the development, adoption, approval, publication, and implementation of California's building codes.

The California Building Standards Code, Title 24 serves as the basis for the design and construction of buildings in California. Improved safety, sustainability, maintaining consistency, new technology and construction methods, and reliability are paramount to the development of building codes during each Triennial and Intervening Code Adoption Cycle

California’s building codes are published in their entirety every three (3) years.  Intervening Code Adoption Cycles produce Supplement pages half-way (18 months) into each triennial period.  Amendments to California’s building standards are subject to a lengthy and transparent public participation process throughout each code adoption cycle.


Commission News

May is Building Safety Month!

Building Safety Month, founded by the ICC, is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.


California Building Standards Commission Appoints New Executive Director

  • Press Release (PDF)

2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle

The 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle will culminate with the publication of the 2016 California Building Standards Code (Title 24, California Code of Regulations). The 2016 Code will be published on or before July 1, 2016 and will go into effect on January 1, 2017. For the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle timeline and activities click here

2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle

The 2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle produced a Supplement to the 2013 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations prior to January 1, 2015. The Supplement, with the exception of Administrative provisions in Part 1 and changes without regulatory effect in Parts 1 and 11, Title 24,  will be effective on July 1, 2015.  Please refer to the following Information Bulletin, which was issued on December 2, 2014, for details:

For information concerning the rulemaking process or amendments affected by the Intervening Code Cycle Supplement click here.
  • 2013 Intervening Code Cycle Timeline (PDF)


 

 Danmiel Kim 

     


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