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History and Backstories of California’s ‘1985 State Building Code’

This paper identifies key dates, specific legislative statutes, representative events, and underlying ‘backstories’ that collectively serve to provide a historical record…

IBC vs. CBC – Exterior Wall Fire-Protection Difference

Consider a three-story, fully fire-sprinklered, 1-hour fire-rated, wood-framed Type V Group R-1 hotel building constructed under either the International Building Code (IBC) or the California Building Code

Exhibit In Support of First Amended, Verified Cross-complaint for Injunctive Relief and Damages – Declaration of Lonnie Haughton

These strict procedural requirements are described in Mr. Haughton’s Declaration filed in federal court on behalf of homeowner Janet Summerfield in her cross-complaint against the City of San Bernardino.

“Express Finding” Requirements for Local Amendments to California’s Title 24 Building Codes

One target audience for this report is those California attorneys who may, on their client’s behalf, wish to evaluate the pros and cons of challenging the legality

An Abridged History of the Origins and Empowerment of the California Building Standards Commission

The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is responsible for overseeing the ongoing development, amendment, adoption, and publication of the

An Abridged History of the Statewide “California Building Code”

All provisions of the California Building Code are uniformly applicable throughout the State of California, except where made even stricter by a local jurisdiction

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