The California building code is changing. Many project owners are scurrying to get there plans into the building department before the changes take affect. If owners wait until January 2014 they will be required to adhere to the latest code changes.
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The July publication of the 2013 California Building Standards Code, which goes into effect on January 1, 2014 has prompted jurisdictions statewide to adopt the new code and complete local amendments as necessary.