Presentation on theme: "Planning Department – Building and Safety Adoption of the 2010 California Code of Regulations Presented By: Building and Safety & Fire Prevention."— Presentation transcript:
Planning Department – Building and Safety Adoption of the 2010 California Code of Regulations Presented By: Building and Safety & Fire Prevention
Planning Department – Building and Safety Overview Statement of Intent Highlights of Each Code’s Amendments General Adoption Timeline Training and Outreach
Planning Department – Building and Safety Statement of Intent Adopt and amend where necessary the latest California Code of Regulations (also known as Title 24) as part of a triennial state- wide code adoption cycle. This includes: Part 1: 2010 California Administrative Code Part 2: 2010 California Building Code Part 2.5:2010 California Residential Code (All new) Part 3:2010 California Electrical Code Part 4: 2010 California Mechanical Code Part 5:2010 California Plumbing Code Part 6: 2010 California Energy Code Part 9:2010 California Fire Code Part 11:2010 California Green Building Standards Code (All new) Part 12:2010 California Referenced Standards Amend the Pasadena Municipal Code (PMC) Title 14 relating to Building and Construction to reference these new codes and their respective amendments.
Planning Department – Building and Safety Statement of Intent (cont.) Repeal the existing Pasadena Green Buildings Ordinance and replace it with the locally amended 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (also known as CALGreen) to be in compliance with the statewide adoption of this code. Ensure that these new codes and standards are as effective, if not more so, as our existing ordinances in meeting Pasadena’s fire and life safety and environmental concerns for development. Accelerate the reach of City’s fire and life safety, water and energy conservation goals without being overly burdensome on a single sector of the development community.
Planning Department – Building and Safety Adoption Guidelines California Code of Regulations automatically becomes effective January 1, 2011. Local jurisdictions must adopt and enforce these newly adopted codes as-is or amend them to local conditions. Local jurisdictions may add to or amend these state codes to be more restrictive, but not less restrictive. Local amendments can only be justified by findings based on local geologic, topographic, climatic, and, in the case of the California Green Building Standards Code, environmental conditions.
Planning Department – Building and Safety Building Code Highlights Most of previous amendments are carried through unchanged from the previous code cycle. Exception: Newly introduce code provisions. Previous amendments absorbed into code. High Fire Hazard Area Amendments staff is recommending language to clarify that Chapter 7A, Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure, applies to additions and alterations as well as new construction. Structural Amendments Adopted by most cities throughout the Los Angeles Basin.
Planning Department – Building and Safety Residential Code Highlights Consolidates the provisions from various sections of the Building Code into one separate and distinct code. Mandatory fire sprinkler system in all newly constructed one, two-family dwellings, and townhomes. This was previously required only for residential buildings of three units or more. Limit prescriptive design standards to one story construction instead of up to three stories. No wood foundations. Prohibit the use of staples for wood frame construction.
Planning Department – Building and Safety Fire Code Highlights Most of previous amendments are carried through unchanged from the previous code cycle. Exception: Newly introduce code provisions. Previous amendments absorbed into code. International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2009 Edition, as the adopted reference standard. Adoption of California State Fire Marshal guidelines for the installation of photovoltaic systems. Changes to the existing requirements for upgrading fire sprinkler, fire alarm and in-building public safety radio coverage to include required to upgrade when an additional level is created or total floor area is expanded by 50%.
Planning Department – Building and Safety CALGreen and Pasadena’s Green Building Program CALGreenPasadena Green Building Program Effective DateJanuary 1, 2011 (July 1, 2011 for water efficiency) April 2006 BasisCALGreen StandardsLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System DocumentationCity of Pasadena Plan ReviewUS Green Building Council (USGBC) template staging. Consultant review Field VerificationMandatory City Inspection Personnel w/ third party commissioning where needed Optional third party verification. ApplicabilityAll residential and non- residential new buildings and additions and alterations to existing buildings Mixed use and multi-family residential buildings 4 stories and more. Non-residential > 25,000 sq. ft.. Municipal buildings > 5,000 sq. ft.
Planning Department – Building and Safety CALGreen and Pasadena’s Green Building Program (cont.) CALGreenPasadena Green Building Program Updates and Revisions for new technologies Every three years with the adoption of the California Code of Regulations No regular schedule Documentation Review and Approval Qualified City staffCertified LEED accredited professionals Minimum Equivalent Compliance Levels Un-amended Tier 1 = 27 LEED points Un-amended Tier 2 = 40 LEED points LEED Certified = 40 - 49 points LEED Silver = 50 – 59 points
Planning Department – Building and Safety Applicability of Green Building Standards **Permits for non-building related projects excluded.
Planning Department – Building and Safety General Adoption Timeline October 19 th – Environmental Advisory Committee October 21 st – Public Safety Committee October 25 th – City Council to direct City Attorney to prepare an ordinance. November 8 th – First Reading of the Ordinance November 15 th – Second Reading of the Ordinance Beginning November – Staff General Training Beginning December – Public information meetings January 1 st – Ordinance becomes effective Mid January –Detailed Staff Training
Planning Department – Building and Safety Questions