Pre-cycle activities consist of a number of preliminary steps that will lead up to formal commencement of the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle, which will result in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24. Those steps include state agency review of the new model codes (e.g. 2015 International Building, Residential, Existing, and Fires Codes, 2015 Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and the 2014 National Electrical Code). The state agencies that propose building codes determine what if any model codes will require California amendments.
During the pre-cycle period, which continues through Spring 2015, proposing state agencies will hold public workshops to discuss possible amendments for the 2016 Code. The 2016 Code is scheduled for publication on or before July 1, 2016 and to go into effect on January 1, 2017. Workshops provide an open forum for the public and industry stakeholders to participate in vetting potential modifications to California's building codes. If you have a vested interest in particular sections of California's building codes, contact the respective state agency or agencies listed below.
CBSC Pre-Cycle Workshops:
- CALGreen, Green Building Standards #2, February 5, 2015 (PDF) (DOC)
- CALGreen, Green Building Standards #1, October 30, 2014 (PDF) (DOC)
- Building Code and Existing Building Code, November 6, 2014 (PDF) (DOC)
If you would like to receive notices regarding pre-cycle workshops or other code related public meetings contact the appropriate agency or agencies below and ask to be added to their interested-party list(s):