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Building Design Criteria

Adopted Codes

The State of California adopts a set of new construction codes every three years referred to as the California Building Standards Code. The 2016 California Building Standards Code was adopted by the Montclair City Council (Ordinance No. 17-964). The 2016 CBC was effective on January 1, 2017. The adopted code includes:

 

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  • 2016 California Building Code Volumes 1 & 2          
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code
  • 2016 California Electrical Code
  • 2016 California Existing Buildings Code
  • 2016 California Fire Code
  • 2016 California Energy Code
  • 2016 California Residential Building Code
  • 2016 California Green Building Standards Code
  • 2016 California Historical Building Code
  • 2015 International Property Management Code

Seismic

Seismic Design Category "D" "E" or "F" as determined by the California Building Code Section 1613.5.6

Wind 

Use 110 MPH wind speed, Exposure B.

Rainfall 

Design for maximum rainfall of 2 inches per hour.

Owner builder

 

 

Those eligible to pull a Building Permit:

 

1. Any properly licensed State Contractor

2. An Owner of a residential or commercial property on which the project is proposed.

3. An Agent for the Owner or Licensed Contractor

 

 

  

 Worker's Compensation Certificate Requirements:images

Prior to issuance of any permit, a valid certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance must be filed with the City Building and Safety Division.

(Section 7031.5, California Business and Professional Code)

Owner builder

 

 

Those eligible to pull a Building Permit:

 

1. Any properly licensed State Contractor

2. An Owner of a residential or commercial property on which the project is proposed.

3. An Agent for the Owner or Licensed Contractor

 

 

  

 Worker's Compensation Certificate Requirements:images

Prior to issuance of any permit, a valid certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance must be filed with the City Building and Safety Division.

(Section 7031.5, California Business and Professional Code)

Owner builder

 

 

Those eligible to pull a Building Permit:

 

1. Any properly licensed State Contractor

2. An Owner of a residential or commercial property on which the project is proposed.

3. An Agent for the Owner or Licensed Contractor

 

 

  

 Worker's Compensation Certificate Requirements:images

Prior to issuance of any permit, a valid certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance must be filed with the City Building and Safety Division.

(Section 7031.5, California Business and Professional Code)