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ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
September 21, 2016
Contact: Dave Walls
1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 7732

New California Codes and Guides to Key Changes Help Code Users Prepare for 2017

The 2016 Title 24 California Codes go into effect statewide Jan. 1

The latest editions of the California construction codes will result in safer communities with more efficient and resilient homes and buildings. The 2016 triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code, Title 24, is now available and includes, for those who sign up for its subscription service, all updates issued by the state through 2019. Building officials and local government, industry and design professionals, and the general public can purchase California’s new codes that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 from the International Code Council.

The 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24, includes the following parts:

Part 1, California Administrative Code

Part 2, California Building Code (includes Part 8, Historical, and Part 10, Existing Building)

Part 2.5, California Residential Code

Part 3, California Electrical Code

Part 4, California Mechanical Code

Part 5, California Plumbing Code

Part 6, California Energy Code

Part 9, California Fire Code

Part 11, California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)

Part 12, California Referenced Standards Code

The 2016 Title 24 codes can be purchased individually or in specially priced bundles including the Complete Collection, Home Builder’s Collection, Designer Collection, and Building and Fire combo. The Administrative, Building, Residential, Energy, Fire, CALGreen and Referenced Standards codes are available from ICC in both print and PDF download. The Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing codes are available in print.

To accompany the new codes, ICC partnered with California Building Officials (CALBO) and California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) to develop a valuable set of three full-color, illustrated guides to the most important changes. The 2016 editions of Significant Changes to the California Building Code, Significant Changes to the California Residential Code, and Significant Changes to the California Fire Code will help code users gain a clear knowledge of the codes, where and how they have been revised, and the rationale behind those changes. These easy-to-use resources are the perfect tools for transitioning to the 2016 California Codes.

“Time is a precious resource for all construction professionals and safety stewards,” said Mark Johnson, ICC Executive Vice President and Director of Business Development. “The California Significant Changes series will help streamline the transition to the 2016 codes for building and fire departments, inspectors, architects, engineers, builders, and others responsible for building safety in the Golden State.”

Each Significant Changes guide includes: a full-color photograph, table or example to illustrate each change; detailed part summaries and change summaries; clear notation of deleted code language and new code text; and logical organization that follows the layout of the code. The guides are available in soft cover now or PDF download Nov. 1.

For more information, or to order, call 1-800-786-4452 or visit


About the International Code Council

The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.