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Standards and Codes

An introduction to codes and standards: what they are, where they come from, how to get them.

California Building Codes

The California Building Code is Part 2 of the California Building Standards Code (BSC). The California Building Standards Code is Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. You can access the first edition of the Triennial Edition from the California Building Standards Commission website.

Building Codes

Many local (city and county) codes are based on these codes and the California Building Standards Code (see box above). If you are working on a project in a specific area, be sure to find out what codes apply to that jurisdiction.

Building Code Links