Latest Revisions Contained in the 2014 Building Code

Presented By: Steven Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASP
The Preview Group

The building code in California changes on a three-year cycle, tied to the code change cycle of the International Building Code. The new 2013 California Building Code (CBC) went into effect on January 1, 2014. For our April meeting, Westcon member Steven R Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp, and the Architect Commissioner on the California Building Standards Commission, will discuss the important revisions in the new code.

Mr. Winkel’s presentation will cover such changes to fire and life safety provisions as new carbon monoxide detector requirements and where single exit stairs may be used in multistory buildings. He will also cover in depth the major new revisions to CBC Chapter 11B, which regulates accessibility to facilities that serve the public. The new California revisions closely align the new CBC with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards.

Steven Winkel manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Preview Group, Inc. His range of consulting work includes code analyses, accessibility assessments, quality assurance peer reviews of construction documents and serving as an expert witness for design and construction legal cases. Mr. Winkel has over 45 years of experience in various design disciplines. He is a California licensed Architect, Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect and is a California Certified Access Specialist.

Mr. Winkel is the author, along with noted illustrator Frank Ching, of the well-received book Building Codes Illustrated, the fourth edition of which was recently published by John Wiley & Sons. Another code interpretation and education book, Residential Codes Illustrated, was published in 2010.

Mr. Winkel is now serving his fourth 4-year term as the Architect Commissioner for the California Building Standards Commission, having been reappointed by three different governors. He participates in the national ICC code development process for AIA. This and his work on the Commission give Mr. Winkel a unique understanding of building and accessibility code development, requirements and interpretation.

Mr. Winkel was President of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) East Bay Chapter, then of the AIA California Council, before serving for three years on the AIA National Board of Directors. For eight years he was a member of the City of Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Commission, and was Chair of the commission during part of his term. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)






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