Building and Construction
Calabasas Municipal Code
Code adoption, Amendments, and
The Access Board
United States Architectural
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
The Board, created in
1973, has served the nation as the only independent federal agency whose primary
mission is accessibility for people with disabilities. The Board develops and
maintains Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG),
which has been adopted by the Departments of Justice and Transportation as the
ADA standard for new construction and alteration.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Department of Justice now has a home page that provides information about
complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Also available is the
ADA Guide to Small Businesses, which deals with real, day-to-day issues.
Building Officials and Code Administrators International
One of the
three model code organizations in the United States.
International Code Council
ICC is the
umbrella organization for the three nationally recognized model code
organizations in the United States. ICC brings about a balance to the
multitude of viewpoints regarding the model code system at the national level.
California Seismic Safety Commission
Safety Commission (SSC) is a California state agency that advises the Governor,
the Legislature, and the public on earthquake policy related issues. The SSC
develop and monitor seismic risk mitigation programs, hold monthly hearings, and
sponsor legislation regarding seismic safety.
California Building Standards Commission
California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is an independent Commission,
administratively placed within the State and Consumer Services Agency. The CBSC
was created to review, approve, and publish building standards adopted by state
agencies and publish them in one State Building Standards Code (California Code
of Regulations, Title 24).
The CBSC's members serve on one or more of the following committees: Appeals,
Code Change, Energy Subcommittee, Legislative, Policy, Personnel,
Publication/Technology, and Seismic Safety.
Contractors State License Board
licenses and regulates contractors in forty-three license classifications that
constitute the construction industry. The office receives and processes
applications for new contractor's licenses, for additional classifications, for
change of license records, and for license renewals. The office also reviews and
maintains records of disciplinary actions and provides other support services.
California Building Officials
focus is on state issues. A respected participant in state legislative debates,
CALBO also works diligently with a number of state agencies to assure prudent
public policy. In addition to its advocacy efforts, CALBO is also concerned with
providing adequate educational opportunities for its members. CALBO sponsors two
"Education Weeks" per year; these events are a cluster of seminars of code
issues and management topics.
In addition, a number of
independent seminars on subjects ranging from disabled access and energy
efficiency to historic building preservation and post disaster safety assessment
are offered throughout the state.
California Building Codes
California Energy Commission
California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning
agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply. The
Commission has five major responsibilities:
Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical data on energy
and licensing power plants.
Promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards.
Developing energy technologies and supporting renewable energy.
for and directing state response to energy emergencies.
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
publisher of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Solar Energy Code, Uniform
Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code.
International Conference of Building Officials
publisher of the Uniform Building Code (UBC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC),
Uniform Code for Abatement of Dangerous Building (UCADB), Uniform Code for
Building Conservation (UCBC), Uniform Housing Code (UHC), Uniform Sign Code (USC).
Conference of Building Officials is dedicated to public safety in the built
environment worldwide through development and promotion of uniform codes and
standards, enhancement of professionalism in code administration and
facilitation of acceptance of innovative building products and systems.
The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety Health
of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to
save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. To
accomplish this, federal and state governments must work in partnership with the
more than 100 million working men and women and their six and a half million
employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Southern Building Code Congress International Inc. (SBCCI)
One of the
three model code organizations in the United States.
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
dedicated to building excellence. SEAOC produces building code recommendations,
seismic design provisions, and professional practice information. The Structural
Engineers Association is divided into 5 different organizations. There is a
statewide level and 4 regional organizations.
Underwriters Laboratory (UL Standards)
UL is the
leading third-party certification organization in the United States and the
largest in North America. As a not-for-profit product safety testing and
certification organization, UL has been evaluating products in the interest of
public safety since 1894.
Department of Conservation, Mine and Geology
It is the
mission of the Department of Conservation to take a leading role in the
protection of the State's natural resources. The Division of Mines and Geology
applies its expertise so that California's mineral resources are available for
future needs and its land is used with maximum safety for the people.
The Division of Mines and
Geology applies its expertise to guide State and local agencies and respond to
the challenges of mitigating geologic hazards and the opportunities of
conserving natural resources.
Southern Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
Coast Air Quality Management District, by law, is required to achieve and
maintain healthful air quality for its residents. State and federal clean air
regulations mean that air pollution control permits are a part of doing business
in the Basin. Any equipment that may cause or control air pollution requires a
permit from AQMD.
Division of the State Architect Office of Regulations Services, Access
the authority to develop accessibility requirements for all construction within
California except privately funded housing. (AC) reviews were established by the
Access Compliance Act in 1968 and is found in Sections 4450-4458 of the
Government Code. Technical (Building Code) regulations are contained in Parts 2,
3, 4, 5 and 7, Title 24, California Code of Regulations.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
The objective of the
IAEI is to cooperate in the formulation of standards for the safe installation
and use of electrical materials, devices and appliances.