Summary of 2016 California Building Code Changes from DSA
Published: January 05, 2017 at 12:01AM
From the DSA Factsheet:
"Changes in the 2016 California building codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) amended by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) that are effective January 1, 2017, provide enhanced clarity and consistency in application. The basis for the majority of these changes resulted from California amendments to the 2015 model building codes. Changes to the administrative code took effect in February 2016. The most significant changes are:
Amendments to the plumbing code affecting maximum water flow rates for water faucets and showerheads.
Structural safety application fees for DSA review increased effective February 2016.
Certain concrete standards were reorganized and rewritten.
Codes regulating existing structures were relocated and clarify conditions triggering rehabilitation.
The 2015 International Existing Building Code was adopted as California Existing Building Code."