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Approved Standards from the Commission Meeting held on December 16 and 17, 2015

State agencies presented code proposals for the California Building Standards Commission's review and approval during two separate public meetings held on December 16-17, 2015 and January 19-20, 2016 respectively. These proposals are the result of the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle and intended for inclusion in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. The triennial code is scheduled for publication on or before July 1, 2016 and will be effective January 1, 2017. This webpage contains those standards that have been approved by the California Building Standards Commission on December 16 and 17, 2015.

For standards approved by CBSC on January 19 and 20, 2016, click here.

For standards approved by CBSC on April 19, 2016, click here.

Approved Standards by Agency

(Click on an agency below to review its approved standards.)

California Building Standards Commission (BSC)

BSC 01/15
Adoption of amendments to the California Administrative Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Administrative Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


BSC 05/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


BSC 06/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Existing Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

HCD 03/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


HCD 02/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Residential Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2.5):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


HCD 04/15 (Withdrawn)
Withdrawn during December proceedings and will be presented at the January 19-20, 2016 commission meeting. Proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Existing Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10)

Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS)

DSA-SS 01/15

Adoption of amendments to the California Administrative Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Administrative Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


DSA-SS 02/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


DSA-SS 03/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Existing Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


DSA-SS 04/15
Adoption of amendments to the California Referenced Standards Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Referenced Standards Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 12):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

OSHPD 01/15

Adoption of amendments to the California Administrative Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Administrative Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


OSHPD 02/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


OSHPD 04/15
Adoption of amendments to the California Administrative Code for incorporation into the 2016 California Administrative Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1) AND proposed adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2-Structural): 

  • Final Express Term, FET - Part 1 only (PDF)
  • Final Express Term, FET - Part 2 only (PDF)

Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM)

SFM 06/15

Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


SFM 01/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Residential Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2.5):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


SFM 07/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Fire Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 9): 

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)


SFM 05/15
Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Existing Building Code with amendments for incorporation into the 2016 California Existing Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 10):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)

State Lands Commission (SLC)

SLC 01/15

Adoption of amendments to the California Building Code, Chapter 31F, Marine Oil Terminals for incorporation into the 2016 California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2):

  • Final Express Terms, FET (PDF)