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"Essentially nothing"...I agree, except for those changes from local amendments which can be significant.  You should check with the each city's/county's building official to obtain information on the changes they have adopted.  The Northridge earthquake has caused some communities in So. Calif. to adopt much reduced shear wall allowables.  This trend may reach into No. Calif.
Steve Widmayer, PE
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 12:47 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: 2001 Calif Building Code

Essentially nothing.  The 2001 CBC cleans up some of the typos and basic errors, but for commercial construction it is still the 1997 UBC re-covered and re-sold. 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 11:52 AM
Subject: 2001 Calif Building Code

Hello all,

It seems as if a lot of jurisdictions in CA have adopted the 2001 CBC, or rather, the 2001 CBC took effect November 1, 2002.  For standard, typical everyday engineering and design of commercial structures (which our office typically designs), what has changed, if anything?

Any input is helpful and appreciated.


David Topete, PE

Walnut Creek, CA

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