Governor Brown encourages Californians to recognize Building Safety Month- May 2013!
The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) along with the following state agencies and stakeholder organizations joins the International Code Council Foundation and President Barack Obama in recognizing and supporting Building Safety Month May 2013.
California’s support for Building Safety Month was endorsed by Division of the State Architect, California Energy Commission, State Fire Marshal, California Department of Public Health, Seismic Safety Commission, Department of Housing and Community Development, California Building Industry Association, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, AIA California Council, Green Technology, and the CBSC Commissioners.
Learn more about Building Safety Month May 2013 by visiting the International Code Council Foundation (ICCF) website. Download the Building Safety Month Tool Kit, which includes safety brochures, weekly tips, kid’s activities and much more.
From the International Code Council Foundation…
Founded by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month (BSM) is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain 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.
Corporations, government agencies, professional associations, nonprofits and more come together to support Building Safety Month because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.
California's building codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) are published on a triennial basis. The CBSC is responsible for the administration and implementation of each code cycle, which includes the proposal, review and adoption processes.
Supplements and errata are issued throughout the cycle. Review the current code cycle timeline here. The 2013 code is scheduled to go into effect in January 2014. For more information about the code cycle and the regulatory processes review the information available throughout this website. Click here for helpful tips on how to navigate the CBSC web pages.
The 2010 codes, which remain in effect through 2013 are available online both on this website and on the submitting agencies websites:
Residential Construction: California Department of Housing and Community Development, www.hcd.ca.gov
Access Compliance: California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progCodes.aspx
School Construction: California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa
Hospitals and Clinic Construction: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, www.oshpd.ca.gov
Fire and Panic Safety: Office of the State Fire Marshal, www.osfm.fire.ca.gov
Need to purchase copies of the current California Building Standards Code?
California’s building codes are published by the International Code Council (ICC), with the exception of the Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and may be purchased directly from the council. Visit the online store at www.iccsafe.org, or call 800-786-4452 for order information. The Plumbing and Mechanical Codes may be purchased via the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) website, www.iapmo.org, or call (909) 472-4208 for order information. The Electrical Code may be purchased from BNi Building News. Visit their online store at www.bnibooks.com or call (888) 264-2665 for order information.
Commission meetings are webcast at www.dca.ca.gov/stream/audiocast.asx. The link is active five (5) minutes prior to meeting start times. Please be aware of the approximate sixty (60) second delay in the webcast when commenting on an agenda item via teleconference.