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Building Inspection Technical Bulletins

Which Technical Bulletins to Use? There are some duplicate Technical Bulletins due to building code changes that became effective January 1, 2008. The version including an "X" in the title of the form is to be used only for construction projects that were submitted prior to January 1, 2008. For example: Classification of Private Garages B-8X. For all projects submitted on or after January 1, 2008, refer to the form without an "X" in the title.


Introduction/User's Guide


Glossary of Code Terms

 

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  Use for plans submitted on or AFTER 1/1/2008
X Use for plans submitted BEFORE 1/1/2008

Accessibility

Number Title
A-1 Standard for Measuring Required Accessible Slopes And/or Other Required Accessible Features
A-1X Standard for Measuring Required Accessible Slopes and/or Other Required Accessible Features
A-2 Accessibility for New Agricultural Processing Facilities, Conversions, Additions, Wine Caves, and Accessory Structures
A-3 Accessibility for Commercial Greenhouses
A-4 Accessibility Construction Costs for Commercial Kitchen Tenant Improvements

Building

Number Title
B-2 Application of Building Code Provisions To Partially Developed Areas In Residential Construction
B-2X Application of Building Code Provisions to Partially Developed Areas in Residential Construction
B-3 Barn Hay Loft Door
B-3X Barn Hay Loft Door
B-4X Cast-in-place Drilled Piers
B-5 Cable Rails
B-5X Outdoor Cable Railing
B-6 Chain Link Fence Permit Requirements
B-7 Class “A” Roof Requirements
B-8 Classification of Private Garages
B-8X Classification of Private Garages
B-9 Code Requirements For Residential Stairs
B-9X Code Requirements For Residential Stairs
B-10 Concrete Stoop Adjacent to Wood Framing
B-10X Concrete Stoop Adjacent to Wood Framing
B-11 Corrosion of Fasteners at Wood Siding
B-11X Corrosion of Fasteners
B-12X Drilling and Notching of Top Plates
B-13X Floor Live Loads
B-14 Residential Special Inspection
B-14X Guidelines for Special Inspection
B-15X Horse Stables and Riding Arenas
B-16X Identification of Safety Glazing
B-17X Over-Driven Fasteners on Shear Walls and Diaphragms
B-18X Measurement of Attic Head Height
B-19X Prefabricated/Storable Swimming Pools and Wading Pools
B-20X Relocated Buildings
B-21 Required Exit Doors in Garages
B-21X Required Exit Doors in Garages
B-22X Requirements for Unconditioned Spaces Attached to R-3 Occupancies
B-24X Reuse of Charred Wood
B-25X Smoke Detectors in Existing Residential Construction
B-26X Story Determination
B-27 Timber Connectors and Fasteners For Use With Pressure-Treated Wood
B-27X Timber Connectors and Fasteners For Use With Pressure-Treated Wood
B-28 When is a Soils Investigation Required?
B-29 Wind Design Criteria
B-29X Wind Design Criteria
B-30X Residential Occupancy Separation in Flood Zone Areas
B-31 Straw Bale Construction
B-32 Sleeping Cabins
B-33 Landing Requirements at Doors in Residential Structures
B-34 Roof Drainage
B-35 Masonry Fireplaces
B-36 Plans Requiring Design by Licensed Architect or Engineer
B-37 Signature Requirements for Plans and Suppoting Documents
B-39 County Agency Site Inspection
B-40 Special Occupancy Parks v. Organized Camps
B-41 Inspections for Residential Pier Foundations

Electrical

Number Title
E-1X 2005 California Energy Code Requirements
E-2X Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Requirements
E-3X Electrical Panel boards in Fire Rated Construction
E-4X Kitchen Lighting for Islands
E-5X Requirements for Residential Electrical Panel boards
E-6X Reuse of Water Damaged Equipment
E-7X Overcurrent Devices in Closets and Pantries
E-8X Ufer Ground
E-9X Electric Meters

Mechanical

Number Title
M-1 Fireplace Log Lighter Installation Restrictions
M-1X Fireplace Log Lighter Installation Restrictions
M-2 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fired Equipment In Basement and Underfloor Locations
M-2X Liquefied Petroleum Gas Fired Equipment In Basement and Underfloor Locations
M-3X Permits for Permanent Outdoor Barbeques

Plumbing

Number Title
P-1X Domestic Water Heater and Boiler Relief Valve Terminations
P-2 Floor Drains
P-2X Floor Drains
P-3X Installation of Gas Piping Under Buildings
P-4X Non-Metallic Drain Waste Vent Systems
P-5 Outdoor Showers at Swimming Pools
P-5X Outdoor Showers at Swimming Pools
P-6X Plumbing Air Test Requirements
P-7X Required Plumbing Fixtures
P-8X Residential Outdoor Showers, Barbeque Sinks, Outdoor Kitchen Sinks, Pet Washing Areas, etc.
P-9 Island Fixture Venting
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