imgNew Year New Code
New Year New Code
imgCALGreen Guide (2016)
CALGreen Guide (2016)
imgKnow the New Code
Know the New Code
img2016 Code (click here)
2016 Code (click here)

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

The 2016 California Building Standards Code has been published.  

Navigate to the Codes webpage to access available online versions.

The 2016 codes may be purchased via the following publishers:

Online: International Code Council or call (800) 786-4452

Online: IAPMO or call (909) 472-4208

Online: BNi Books or call (888) 264-2665

2016 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle

The 2016 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle will culminate with the publication of a Supplement (blue pages) to the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. The 2016 Supplement will be published on or before Jan. 1, 2018, and will have an effective date of July 1, 2018. 

For more information on the 2016 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle timeline and pre-cycle activities click here. 


 Danmiel Kim 


    save our water campaign logo