Major Changes to the 2019 California Building Code
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When: Friday, January 24, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Pipe Trades Training Center
780 Commercial St.
San Jose, California  95112
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

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Major Changes to the 2019 California Building Code
A workshop with a discussion on:

  • Changes in Chapter 3 for B occupancy, I occupancies, Care Facilities
  • Chapter 4: changes for high-rise buildings
  • Chapter 9: changes to H occupancies above the 11th floor
  • Section 916 Gas detection systems
  • Chapter 7A: changes to WUI (Wild land Urban Interface) areas
  • L occupancy for Laboratory suites. Changes for L occupancy throughout the CBC
  • OSHPD I-2, I2.1: changes in definitions and other requirements for care suites
  • Chapter 10: Means of Egress changes
  • Changes to the California Residential Codes





Learning Objectives

  1. Identify significant changes made in the basic 2018 International Building Code and International Residential Code that are included in the California Building Codes.
  2. Identify California-specific changes to the 2018 and International Residential Code in the 2019 California Building Code and California Residential Code
  3. Identify the changes made to the 2016 codes by interim changes that will be carried forward in the 2019 California Building Code and California Residential Code.
  4. Learn to recognize the impact of the noted changes on practices.

About the Presenter


Steven Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of The Preview Group, Inc., an architectural consulting firm that specializes in building code consulting and regulatory issues affecting designers. Steve has over 45 years’ experience as a licensed architect, civil engineer, landscape architect and certified access specialist. Steve is the author, along with noted illustrator Frank Ching, of the well‐received book Building Codes Illustrated for John Wiley & Sons, now in its fifth edition. Steve was recently reappointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to his fifth 4‐year term as the Architect Commissioner on the California Building Standards Commission. This commission reviews and approves the California amendments to model codes and publishes the state building construction codes, including California accessibility regulations.



Lunch will be provided
AIASVC Member: $30
General: $60

Cancellation Policy: Admission is transferable, please contact the office to make arrangements. Full refund will be given until end of the day, January 13, 2020.