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1998 California Building Code

The 2001 California Building Code has been in effect since November 1, 2002, and is based on the 1997 Uniform Building Code. As a result, the structural requirements, fire and life safety requirements and the health safety requirements have not changed. California state amendments published in the 2001 California Building Code include new requirements applicable to occupancies regulated by California state agencies as well as revisions to the state accessibility requirements and State Fire Marshal sprinkler amendments enforced at the local level. Additional State Fire Marshal amendments are enforced by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department as well as Fire Plan check New Construction.

City staff are in the process of updating or eliminating Building Newsletters shown as withheld pending revisions under either the 1998 or the 1994 code and it is expected that they will be posted in the near future. For further information please contact the Senior Research Engineer at (619) 446-5092.

Building Newsletters 1-1 to 3-11

PDF icon 1-1 - Revisions to Approved Plans
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 1-4A - Submitting Requests for Alternate Methods, Designs and Materials
Revised: May 2005

PDF icon 1-4B - Submitting Appeals to the Board of Appeals and Advisors
Revised: May 2005

PDF icon 1-5 - "Foundation Only" Permits
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 3-9 - Water Heater Installations
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 3-11 - Exhaust Duct Requirements for Clothes Dryers in Residential Occupancies of Nonrated Construction
Revised: July 1999

Building Newsletters 5-6 to 7-7

PDF icon 7-6 - Ventilation for Ranges of Hot Plates in Dwelling Units
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 7-7 - Sanitary Requirements for Shaft Enclosures in Residential Construction
Revised: July 1999

Building Newsletters 8-1 to 14-1

PDF icon 10-2 - One-Hour Fire-Resistive Corridors
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 14-1 - Window Flashing
Revised: July 1999

Building Newsletters 15-1 to 17-10

PDF icon 15-1 - Roof Drainage
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 15-3 - Hot Mopping on Nailable Decks
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-1 - Special Inspection and Structural Observation Requirements on Plans
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-2 - Special Inspection and Testing for Concrete and Shotcrete
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-3 - Special Inspection and Requirements for Structural Welding
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-4 - Requirements for High-Strength Bolts
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-5 - Bolt/Dowel Installation Using Epoxy Adhesive Resin, Drypack or Nonshrink Grout
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-6 - Off-site Fabrication of Building Components
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-7 - Approval of Products and Testing Agencies
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-8 - Prefabricated Construction
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-9 - Requirements for Smoke Control Systems
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 17-10 - Testing and Inspection Requirements for Proof of Compliance
Revised: July 1999

Building Newsletters 18-1 to 25-1

PDF icon 18-1 - Soil Classification and Allowable Bearing Value
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 18-2 - Construction on Expansive Soil
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 18-3 - Geotechnical Reports
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 18-4 - Concrete Foundation Walls
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 18-5 - Unreinforced Masonry Foundation Walls
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 18-6 - Stepped Footing Requirements
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 24-1 - Safety Glazing Requirements
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 25-1 - Wire Backing for Exterior Plaster
Revised: July 1999

Building Newsletters 31-1 to 34-3

PDF icon 31-1 - Patio Covers
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 31-2 - Solariums
Revised: July 1999

PDF icon 34-3 Repair of Existing Fire-Damaged Buildings
Revised: April 2003