2016 Building Code Updates


The State of California Building Standards Commission has adopted the 2016 California building codes. These regulations, as approved and published on July 1, 2016, will become effective locally and thoughout the State of California for all accupancies on January 1, 2016.

Among the important updates to the 2016 Code

• Updated California Green Building Code - CALGreen (Will be adopted as of July 1, 2016)
• Updated California Energy Code (Will be adopted as of July 1, 2016)
• The entire Chapter 11B format and organization has been changed to resemble the 2016   ADA Standards
• New Plumbing Code provisions pertaining to greywater and rainwater catchment.

Below is a list of brochures available to assist in understanding the significant changes from the 2010 Building Codes to the new 2016 Building Codes that become effective Janurary 1, 2016:



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