Michael Ellars



2013 CBC Revisions: Intervening Code Cycle

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The California Building Standards Commission publishes a complete set of revised California Building Standards Codes every three years, but “Intervening Code Adoption Cycles produce supplement pages half-way (18 months) into each triennial period” (http://www.bsc.ca.gov/). This seminar will examine the major revisions to the accessibility provisions in Chapter 11B and other related changes in the 2013 California Building Code issued as a Supplement that became effective July 1, 2015.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this seminar, you will be able to:

  1. Understand code adoption cycles and applicability to projects;
  2. Identify key revisions to accessibility provisions in CBC Chapter 11B;
  3. Explain features of new accessible elements defined in CBC Chapter 11B; and
  4. Apply these new and revised accessibility requirements to projects in design.

Disclaimer & Warranty

Code text included herein has been transcribed from official code publications of the California Building Standards Commission (http://www.bsc.ca.gov/codes.aspx). While care has been taken to verify the transcriptions are accurate, the author cannot warrant that the information provided herein is free from errors (typographic or otherwise). This information is provided for educational use only. Any other use of this information is at the user’s own risk. Where provided, commentary (indicated thus) was developed in accordance with general accepted professional principles and practice in the field of access compliance. This seminar report have been performed using a degree of skill and care ordinarily exercised under similar circumstances by professionals practicing on similar projects, in a similar time frame, and in this or similar locations. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, either expressed or implied.

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