The Division of the State Architect - Structural Safety (DSA-SS) 2018 Triennial code proposals for Parts 3, 4, 5 and 11 of the 2019 California Building Standards code (Title 24) were reviewed and adopted by the California Building Standards Commission (BSC) at the meeting held January 15-16, 2019. DSA-SS’s code proposals for Parts 1, 2, 10 and 12 were reviewed and adopted by the BSC at the meeting held December 4-5, 2018. These approved standards will be included in the 2019 California Building Standards Code (Cal. Code Regs., Tit. 24), which is scheduled for publication on or before July 1, 2019.

All approved standards have an effective date of January 1, 2020, with the exception of revisions to the California Administrative Code (Cal. Code Regs., Tit. 24, Part 1) which became effective January 8, 2019.

The final accepted express terms files for Parts 3, 4, 5 and 11 can be found on BSC’s website at: Approved Standards January 2019. The final accepted express terms files for Parts 1, 2, 10 and 12 can be found on BSC’s website at:  Approved Standards December 2018.

A summary of significant changes to the various codes as amended by DSA-SS can be downloaded: Summary of 2019 Structural California Building Standards Code Changes (PDF).