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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The 2013 California Building Code, Volume 1and Volume 2 contains substantial copyrighted material from the 2012 International Building Code, which is a copyrighted work owned by the International Code Council, Inc.

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Part 2, Volumes 1 and 2

Building Volume 1

2013 California Building Code Volume 1 cover
2013 California Building Code Volume 1 Title Page
Copyright Page
Preface and Acknowledgements
California Agency Information Contact List
Marginal Markings
Effective Use of the IBC/CBC
How to Distinguish Between Model Code Language and California Amendments
California Matrix Adoption Tables
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Administration
Chapter 2 - Definitions
Chapter 3 - Use and Occupancy Classification
Chapter 4 - Special Detailed Requirements on Use and Occupancy
Chapter 5 - General Building Heights and Areas
Chapter 6 - Types of Construction
Chapter 7 - Fire and Smoke Protection Features
Chapter 7A - Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure
Chapter 8 - Interior Finishes
Chapter 9 - Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 10 - Means of Egress
Chapter 11 - Reserved
Chapter 11A - Housing Accessibility
Chapter 11B - Accessibility to Public Buildings, Public Accommodations, Commercial Building and Publicly Funded Housing
Chapter 12 - Interior Environment
Chapter 13 - Energy Efficiency
Chapter 14 - Exterior Walls
Chapter 15 - Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
Index
History Note Appendix

 

Building Volume 2

2013 California Building Code Volume 2 cover
2013 California Building Code Volume 2 Title Page
Copyright Page
Preface and Acknowledgements
California Agency Information Contact List
Marginal Markings
Effective Use of the IBC/CBC
How to Distinguish Between Model Code Language and California Amendments
California Matrix Adoption Tables
Table of Contents
Chapter 16 - Structural Design
Chapter 16A - Structural Design
Chapter 17 - Structural Tests and Special Inspections
Chapter 17A - Structural Tests and Special Inspections
Chapter 18 - Soils and Foundations
Chapter 18A - Soils and Foundations
Chapter 19 - Concrete
Chapter 19A - Concrete
Chapter 20 - Aluminum
Chapter 21 - Masonry
Chapter 21A - Masonry
Chapter 22 - Steel
Chapter 22A - Steel
Chapter 23 - Wood
Chapter 24 - Glass and Glazing
Chapter 25 - Gypsum Board and Plaster
Chapter 26 - Plastic
Chapter 27 - Electrical
Chapter 28 - Mechanical Systems
Chapter 29 - Plumbing Systems
Chapter 30 - Elevators and Conveying Systems
Chapter 31 - Special Construction
Chapter 31A - Systems for Window Cleaning or Exterior Building Maintenance
Chapter 31B - Public Swimming Pools
Chapter 31C - Radiation
Chapter 31D - Food Establishments
Chapter 31E - Reserved
Chapter 31F - Marine Oil Terminals
Chapter 32 - Encroachment into Public Right-of-Way
Chapter 33 - Safeguards During Construction
Chapter 34 - Existing Structures
Chapter 34A - Existing Structures
Chapter 35 - Referenced Standards
Appendix A - Employee Qualifications
Appendix B - Board of Appeals
Appendix C - Group U - Agricultural Buildings
Appendix D - Fire Districts
Appendix E - Reserved
Appendix F - Rodentproofing
Appendix G - Flood Resistant Construction
Appendix H - Signs
Appendix I - Patio Covers
Appendix J - Grading
Appendix K - Group R-3 and Group R-3.1 Occupancies Protected by the Facilities of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
Appendix L - Earthquake Recording Instrumentation
Appendix M - Tsunami-Generated Flood Hazard
Index
History Note Appendix

 

 

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Copyright Page
Preface and Acknowledgements
Part 8 Contains Alternative Regulations for Qualified Historical Buildings
Historical Preface
California Agency Information Contact List
How to Determine Where Changes Have Been Made
Table of Contents
Chapter 8-1 - Administration
Chapter 8-2 - Definitions
Chapter 8-3 - Use and Occupancy
Chapter 8-4 - Fire Protection
Chapter 8-5 - Means of Egress
Chapter 8-6 - Accessibility
Chapter 8-7 - Structural Regulations
Chapter 8-8 - Archaic Materials and Methods of Construction
Chapter 8-9 – Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Requirements
Chapter 8-10 Qualified Historical Districts, Sites and Open Spaces
History Note Appendix

 

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Copyright Page
Preface and Acknowledgements
California Agency Information Contact List
How to Determine Where Changes Have Been Made
Table of Contents
Appendix Chapter A1 - Seismic Strengthening Provisions for Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings
Referenced Standards
Chapter A3 - Prescriptive Provisions for Seismic Strengthening of Cripple Walls and Sill Plate Anchorage of Light, Wood-Frame Residential Buildings
History Note California Existing Building Code