Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2007

Members at the 2007 OWA Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch

California Building Code 2007

by Judith Rodden
One of the topics discussed at the October 2nd OWA annual planning meeting was regarding the 2007 California Building Code. For those interested please see the following message. Additional information can be found at Registration is required by October 10th.

Don't Miss the Upcoming Lecture on Preparing for the 2007 California Building Code (6.5 HSWs)

Friday October 12 or
Tuesday November 6
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street, Larkin Hall
San Francisco

This course will help users apply the 2007 California Building Code (CBC) by introducing fundamental concepts of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) as well as key California State amendments adopted by the Building Standards Commission. Participants will learn amended standards which cover HCD-1, HCD-2, and SFM provisions. This course will cover several significant changes between the current UBC-based code and the 2007 CBC, including: Height & Area as it will be applied in California,Fire Walls, Fire Barriers, Fire Partitions, Smoke Barriers & Smoke Partitions, Automatic fire sprinklers, and Egress systems. The seminar will be focused on Chapters 1-10 of the 2007 California Building Code, with
a particular emphasis on chapters 5, 7, 9 & 10. (Please note that Energy Conservation, Disabled Access and OSHPD regulations are outside the scope of this course).

*Jointly sponsored by AIA San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of Building

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