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Ben-
Don't you mean they are not enforcing the exiting provisions.  My
understanding of Health & Safety Code Section 18938 (b) is that it
automatically adopts the Model codes as amended by the State (i.e., the CBC)
for ALL  jurisdictions 180 days after publication of the CBC By the Building
Standards Commission or such date as the BSC determines unless the local
agency adopts a revised version (with revisions restricted to the narrow
constraints in your posting) that can be no less stringent than the CBC. The
section I'm referring to is included below:
Health & Safety Code Section 18939.
...
(b) The building standards contained in the Uniform Fire Code ofthe
International Conference of Building Officials and the WesternFire Chiefs
Association, Inc., the Uniform Building Code of theInternational Conference
of Building Officials, Appendix Chapter 1 ofthe Uniform Code for Building
Conservation of the InternationalConference of Building Officials, the
Uniform Plumbing Code of theInternational Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Officials, theNational Electrical Code of the National Fire
Protection Association,and the Uniform Mechanical Code of the International
Conference of Building Officials and the International Association of
Plumbing andMechanical Officials, as referenced in the California
BuildingStandards Code, shall apply to all occupancies throughout the
stateand shall become effective 180 days after publication in theCalifornia
Building Standards Code by the California Building Standards Commission or
at a later date after publication establishedby the commission.
...
Regards,
Bill Cain, S.E.
Oakland  CA

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Yousefi, Ben [SMTP:Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)ci.sj.ca.us]
	Sent:	Thursday, August 17, 2000 1:01 PM
	To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
	Subject:	RE: State of California & Building Code

	The 97 UBC and all the state amendments to the UBC in the California
	Building Code (CBC) that are designated on the side bar by L (local)
are
	required to be adopted by the local jurisdiction. The only exception
is that
	the jurisdictions can adopt more restrictive requirements due to
local
	climactic and geologic conditions. I know of one jurisdiction that
did not
	even adopt the 97 UBC provisions for exiting even though it is part
of the
	CBC.

	Ben Yousefi, SE
	San Jose, CA
	 

			-----Original Message-----
			From:	Bob Hanson [SMTP:Bobh(--nospam--at)caa-online.com]
			Sent:	Thursday, August 17, 2000 10:22 AM
			To:	seaint list
			Subject:	State of California & Building Code

			List,
			This post is for California only. Is every city or
	jurisdiction required to adopt the California Building code for all
	structures? I realize the local cities and counties can add
amendments and
	tweak provisions as has the state with its matrix adoption tables.
Can a
	jurisdiction adopt only the 1997 UBC. 
			Thanks,
			Bob Hanson

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