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Thanks, Gerard.


--- On Wed, 9/9/09, Gerard Madden, SE <gmse4603(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Gerard Madden, SE <gmse4603(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: California Building Code
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 10:42 PM


Chapters that have the "A" at the end are for DSA (public schools) and OSHPD (Hospitals). You'll notice that there are several modifications to ASCE 7 as it relates to OSHPD in the CBC.

All other buildings use the basic chapters (No "A" at the end)



On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Padmanabhan Rajendran <prajendran(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I am preparing for the California Special CE exam.

The California Building Code (CBC) has a Chapter 16A following Chapter 16.  each of the chapters are 26 pages long. I have not compared paragraph by paragraph, but, randomly looked at the basic load combinations 1605.2.1 and 1605A.2.1. The only difference was the addition of paragraph of 1605A.2.1.1 in chapter 16A.

Considering that CBC is an adaptation of IBC 2006, it would have been simpler to keep one chapter with all required changes instead of retaining the original IBC chapter with footnotes and adding another chapter with identical paragraphs.

Am I missing something? Perhaps, the list members from California could clarify.