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16R.02 Building Standards
16R.04 Electrical Standards
16R.06 Mechanical Standards
16R.08 Plumbing Standards
16R.10 Sign Standards
16R.12 Residential Standards
16R.14 Energy Standards
16R.16 Green Building Standards
16R.18 Property Maintenance Standards
16R.22 Grading Standards
16R.37 Floodplain Standards
16R.42 Fire Regulation Standards
NOTE: Footnotes are numbered throughout the text and are located at the end of this title.
16R.02.010 Adoption of standards.
16R.02.020 CBC Section 202 “Definitions” amended - Substantial remodel.
A. Basic Building Standards. The following regulations, hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein, shall constitute the basic building standards of the city and shall apply to and govern the construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, use, and occupancy of any building or structure in the city in accordance with the provisions of Section 16.06.020 of this code.
1. All regulations adopted in the 2016 California Building Code, as promulgated in Part 2, Volumes 1 and 2, Appendix J (Grading) and Appendix N (Emergency Housing) of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations ("CBC"), including all regulations adopted in the CBC amending or repealing a volume, chapter, section or appendix of the International Building Code ("IBC"), which regulations shall take precedence over the amended or repealed volume, chapter, section or appendix of the IBC; and
2. All regulations adopted in this chapter, including any regulations adopted in this chapter which amend or repeal a volume, chapter, section or appendix of either the IBC or CBC, which regulations shall take precedence over the amended or repealed volume, chapter, section or appendix of the IBC or CBC.
B. Existing Building Code. The following regulations, hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein, shall constitute the minimum standards to promote public safety and welfare, including those regulations adopted to reduce the risk of death or injury that may result from the effects of earthquakes on existing unreinforced masonry bearing walls.
1. All regulations set forth in the following volumes, chapters, sections, parts or appendices of the 2016 CBC Part 10 of Title 24 based on the 2015 International Existing Building Code:
a. Appendix A Chapters A1, A3, and A4; and
b. Appendix A Chapter A6 Referenced Standards.
C. Historic Building Code. The following regulations, hereby adopted by reference and incorporated herein, shall constitute the standards for the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, relocation or reconstruction of buildings or properties designated as qualified historical buildings or properties.
1. All regulations set forth in the following volumes, chapters, sections, parts or appendices of the 2016 CBC Part 8 of Title 24:
a. Chapter 8-1, excluding Section 8-104, entitled "Review and Appeals";
b. Chapter 8-2 through 8-10; and
c. Appendix A.
(Res. No. 118 85-86 (part), Res. No. 71 87-88 §1, Res. No. 87 89-90, Res. No. 41 92-93 §1, Res. No. 133 95-96 §2, Res. No. 139-07, Ord. No. 2491 12-20-16 §1, Ord. No. 2529 5-21-19 §1)
CBC Section 202 entitled "Definitions" is amended to add "Substantial Remodel": Substantial remodel shall mean the alteration of any structure, which combined with any additions to the structure, performed within any three (3) year period, affects a floor area which exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the existing floor area of the structure. When any changes are made in the building, such as walls, columns, beams or girders, floor or ceiling joists and coverings, roof rafters, roof diaphragms, foundations, piles or retaining walls, or similar components, the floor area of all rooms affected by such changes shall be included in computing floor areas for purposes of applying this definition. This definition does not apply to the replacement and upgrading of residential roof coverings, replacement of windows or doors, or exterior wall finishes.
(Res. No. 118 85-86 (part), Res. No. 02 03-04, Res. No. 139-07, Ord. No. 2491 12-20-16 §1)