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The following Building Newsletters are interpretations and applications of the 1994 California Building Code (CBC) as amended and adopted by the City of San Diego.

Building Newsletters 1-1 to 3-11

1-1 - Revisions to Approved Plans (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

1-2 - Plan Checking Policy - Preparation of Plans and Incomplete Plans (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

1-3 - Change of Responsible Party (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

1-4 - Submitting Appeals to the Board of Appeals and Advisors (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

1-5 - "Foundation Only" Permit (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

2-1 - Definition of Grade (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

2-2 - Determination of Building Height (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-1 - Occupancy Classifications of Assembly Buildings (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-2 - Occupancy Classifications for Outpatient Health Care Centers (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-4 - Types of Construction for Service Stations (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-5 - Garage/Residential Overhang Separations (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-6 - Carports (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-8 - Minimum Ceiling Heights (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-9 - Water Heater Installations (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-10 - Return Air Ducts Through
R-3/U-1 Occupancy Separations
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

3-11 - Exhaust Ducts Requirements for Clothes Dryers in
Residential Occupancies of Nonrated Construction
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

Building Newsletters 4-1 to 7-7

4-1 - Pedestrian Walkways and Connecting Links (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

5-1 - Construction Requirements for Contiguous Dwelling Units (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

5-2 - Requirements for Two or More Buildings on the Same Property (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

5-3 - Area Separation Walls (PDF)
Revised: July 1996

5-4 - Maintaining Integrity of Area Separation Walls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

5-5 - Meter and Enclosure Encroachment (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

6-1 - Wood Shakes and Shingles on Exterior Walls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

6-2 - Fire-Resistive Construction Behind Bathtubs and Shower Stalls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-1 - Penetrations of Fire-Resistive Wall and Ceiling Membranes (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-2 - Fire-Resistive Construction for Staggered Wood Stud Wallls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-3 - Sills for Fire-Rated Door Assemblies (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-4 - Column Jacketing (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-5 - Nonmetallic Wiring (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-6 - Ventilation for Ranges of Hot Plates in Dwelling Units (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

7-7 - Sanitary Requirements for Shaft Enclosures in Residential Construction (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

Building Newsletters 8-1 to 14-2

8-1 - Floor and Wall Finshes In Shower and Water Closet Compartments (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

8-2 - Dropped or Furred Ceilings in Types III and V Construction (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-1 - Occupant Lead Factors for Occupancies Not Listed in
Table No. 10-A
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-2 - One-Hour Fire-Resistive Corridors (PDF)
Revised: July 1996

10-3 - Tenant Corridors in Office Buildings (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-4 - Opening Protection at Exterior Stairways (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-5 - Winding and Spiral Stairways (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-6 - Parking in Exit Ways for Residential Buildings (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-7 - Security Grilles or Gates (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-8 - Casement Windows (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

10-9 - Exterior Stairways (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

11-1 - Provisions for Physically Disabled Persons (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

14-1 - Window Flashing (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

14-2 - Plywood Siding (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

Building Newsletters 15-1 to 17-8

15-1 - Roof Drainage (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

15-2 - Roof Slopes (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

15-3 - Hot Mopping on Nailable Decks (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

16-2 - Retaining Wall Design (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

16-3 - Unit Live Load on Restautant Floors (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-1 - Special Inpection and Structural Observation
Requirements on Plans
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-2 - Special Inpection and Testing
for Concrete and Shotcrete
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-3 - Special Inspection and Requirements for Structural Welding (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-4 - Requirements for High-Strength Bolts (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-5 - Bolt/Dowel Installation Using Epoxy Adhesive Resin,
Drypack or Nonshrink Grout
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-6 - Off-site Fabrication of Building Components (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-7 - Approval of Products and Testing Agencies (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

17-8 - Prefabricated Construction (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

Building Newsletters 18-1 to 25-1

18-1 - Soil Classification and Allowable
Bearing Value
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

18-2 - Construction on Expansive Soil (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

18-3 - Geotechnical Reports (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

18-4 - Concrete Foundation Walls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

18-5 - Unreinforced Masonry Foundation Walls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

18-6 - Steppped Footing Requirements (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

23-1 - Allowable Nailing for Plywood, Particleboard Horizontal
Diaphragms and Shear Walls
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

23-2 - Allowable Uses for Utility Grade Lumber (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

23-3 - Horizontally Sheathed Diaphragms (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

23-4 - Clearance Under Wood Floors (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

23-5 - Allowable Shear for Wood Stud Walls (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

23-6 - Allowable Shear for Wood Stud Walls With Wood Structural
Panels on Both Sides
(PDF)
Revised: January 1996

24-1 - Safety Glazing Requirements (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

25-1 - Wire Backing for Exterior Plaster (PDFK)
Revised: January 1996

Building Newsletters 31-1 to 100-1

31-1 - Patio Covers (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

31-2 - Solariums (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

31-3 - Fireplace and Chimney Requirements (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

32-1 - Encroachments (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

34-1 - Additions to Nonconforming Buildings (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

34-2 - Commercial Uses in Existing Residential Buildings (PDF)
Revised: January 1996

84-1 - Swimming Pool Requirements (PDF)
Revised: January 1996