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FWIW, this is typically the case with most all legally-adopted building

The adopting jurisdiction will take a "model" building code like UBC or
BOCA, and add it's own sections (they aren't really amendments, since the
model building code upon which the legally-adopted code is based doesn't
really have any legal standing), adapting the code to fit the jurisdiction's
requirements as it sees fit.

The City of Houston, Texas Building Code, for example, is (currently) UBC
1994 with some added information mostly pertaining to architecture. The
structural portion of the code is identical to the UBC "model" code, such
that UBC 1994 has been adopted verbatim for structural engineering.

The introductory chapter of ACI 318 has some good explanatory information
about this procedure for your consideration.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Liberty [mailto:picpc(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 12:43 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: a California code question

The California Building Code is a result of amendments the various
California State Agencies modify to the Uniform Building Code.