This time around we are looking at adopting the 2010 California Building Code(CBC) which will be based on the 2009 IBC. A new code for us will be the CaliforniaResidential Code (CRC) and that will be based on the 2009 IRC. The balance ofthe codes will be the 2010 CFC, CMC, CEC. The 2008 California Energy Standardsare already in effect.
For Single Family Residential projects, other than the brand new codethat will be adopted (2010 California Residential Code) which will be based onthe 2009 IRC, the biggest surprise for many will be that every newsingle family dwelling starting on January 1st, 2011, will have to be sprinklered. Yes- youread it right,