Code Development & Analysis

2007 California Building Standards Code
(Triennial Code Adoption Cycle)

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM), along with other state agencies, is in the process of developing and proposing a new Building and Fire Code for California using the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) and the International Fire Code (IFC) as the base document. The objective is to develop an adoption package that will include model code language from the 2006 IBC and IFC and current applicable California amendments. The process will utilize a holistic approach to public safety when developing the state construction codes and evaluating the proposed amendments to those codes. The intent is that the final adoption package will include amendments necessary to reasonably maintain a substantially equivalent level of fire and life safety in California.

The State Fire Marshal, by State Law, is responsible for the coordination of the State's fire and life safety codes. The State Fire Marshal must review the proposed regulations of State Agencies that promote fire and life safety before the regulations can be submitted for approval. According to a timetable being considered by the State Agencies, the entire SFM package will be submitted to the State Building Standards Commission in May 2006.

This approach requires that the comparison and subsequent amendment of the IBC to incorporate UBC or CBC provisions be done in a deliberate and thoughtful manner. Another result of this approach could be fewer State amendments, as the decision of which existing amendments to carry over could be made on a case-by-case basis. It also emphasizes a need to either participate in, or, at the very least, closely monitor development of the model code in order to assure the future safety of California.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal submitted several Parts of Title 24 to the California Building Standards Commission. With these submittals we are beginning the Building Standards Rulemaking Cycle, also knows as Triennial Code Adoption Cycle.

Final Submittal for Building Standards Commission (BSC) Review and Approval

Part 2


Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR)


Part 9


Part 3 (Approved by CBSC November 15, 2006)


Part 4 (Approved by CBSC November 15, 2006)


Part 5 (Approved by CBSC November 15, 2006)


For additional information regarding The Building Standards Commissions actions on process regarding the 2007 California Adoptions, please visit:  California Building Standards Commission (BSC)


Part 2 and 9, Third 15-Day Comment Period (December 28, 2006-January 12, 2007)


Part 2 - California Building Code (based on the 2006 International Building Code)


Part 9 - California Fire Code (based on the 2006 International Fire Code)


Part 2 and 9, Second 15-Day Comment Period (December 19, 2006 - January 2, 2007)


Part 2 - California Building Code (based on the 2006 International Building Code)


Part 9 - California Fire Code (based on the 2006 International Fire Code)


Part 2 and 9, First 15-Day Comment Period (October 26, 2006-November 9, 2006)


Part 2 - California Building Code (based on the 2006 International Building Code)


Part 9 - California Fire Code (based on the 2006 International Fire Code)


Part 2 and 9, 45-Day Comment Period (begins September 1, 2006-October 16, 2006)

Part 2 - California Building Code (based on the 2006 International Building Code)


Part 9 - California Fire Code (based on the 2006 International Fire Code)


Part 3, 4, and 5, 45-Day Public Comment Period (begins July 28, 2006 - Spetember 11, 2006)

Part 3 - California Electrical Code


Part 4 - California Mechanical Code


Part 5 - California Plumbing Code


2006 Code Advisory Committee Review

Notice and Agenda for 2006 Code Advisory Committee Meetings


Part 2 - California Building Code (based on the 2006 International Building Code)


Part 3 - California Electrical Code (based on the 2005 National Electrical Code Code)


Part 4 - California Mechanical Code (based on the 2006 Uniform Mechanical Code)


Part 5 - California Plumbing Code (based on the 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code)


Part 9 - California Fire Code (based on the 2006 International Fire Code)


Additional information regarding the 2007 California Code Adoptions visit:

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