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Welcome to the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of the International Code Council

Welcome to our website of the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC. This Chapter represents over eighty-nine jurisdictions in the Los Angeles County region including consulting firms and members of the construction industry. The Chapter and it's membership are active in leading the effort to create uniformity of building codes and regulations in the Los Angeles region as well as addressing policy issues of interest to building officials and the construction industry.  The tradition of this Chapter is providing its members with the highest in quality education, code application and building department information.

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From The Desk of 2016 President Addison Smith

Dear Members of the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC and Fellow Stakeholders,

2016 will indeed be an eventful and exciting year!  We look forward to working with our membership, stakeholders, consultants, and regional organizations to have a smooth transition in adopting the new 2016 California Building Standards Code. The LA Basin Chapter, through the great work that our Chapter Committees provide will provide interpretations and applications of code items which will be available to Chapter members.

Looking forward to the collaboration for 2016.


Addison Smith
Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC

(For the past president's message archive,
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2016-08-11 LARUCP Recommended Code Amendments (2016)

Word document is available at Member Library

2016-07-14 Mechanical Lift

ICC LA Basin Chapter Monthly Meeting Presentation for Mechanical Parking

2016-07-14 Mechanical Lift Survey

2016-05-24 Voting Recommendation for Group B Assembly Action
With the Committee Action Hearings now concluded, the Administration Committee, in conjunction with various CA code committees, chapters and jurisdictions, have finalized the document summarizing the voting recommendations for the Group B Assembly Floor Motion requested during the hearings. The committee urges members to go online through cdpACCESS to cast their votes. The voting concludes on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Through the hard work and efforts of these members, this document is now being made available to all governmental members representatives. This document should be used as a tool to assist governmental members representatives determine what code change proposals to support or oppose. This document makes it easy to quickly determine at a glance at what other CA code committees, chapters and jurisdictions actions are on a particular code change proposal. For a copy of the voting recommendation, please see attached:

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For this and other documents, please navigate to the "Code Coordination" committee's webpage.

2016-02-16 February Monthly Meeting-Cancelled
With the recent installation of the 2016 Board of Directors the February general monthly meeting is cancelled.  The Board will use this period to organize and plan the year to come.

See attached for LA Basin Chapter Proclamation

New Jobs Bulletins have been posted.
View the Jobs Bulletin webpage

New Correction Sheets.

For past communications archive, click here


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Proudly presents 2- part training seminars on

2015 IBC Updates & 2015 IBC Structural Changes
Total 0.6 CEU – Certificates provided

Instructor: Sandra Hyde, P.E.,
Senior Staff Engineer with the ICC Product Development Group 

December 1, 2016 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
(Check in starts at 8:00 am)

Quiet Cannon Montebello
901 N. Via San Clemente
Montebello, CA 90640

Registration Fee: (Breakfast and lunch included)
Dues Paying Members: $80.00
($100.00 without RSVP by November 24, 2016)
Non-Dues paying members: $100.00

2015 IBC Updates
This course will identify important changes in the IBC from 2012 to 2015 edition. Participants will be presented with those changes that will most impact their use of the code when they adopt the 2015 IBC. The learner will receive an overview of the most important code changes.
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
  • Identify the most significant differences between the 2012 IBC and the 2015 IBC.
  • Explain the differences between the current and previous edition.
  • Identify changes in organization and code requirements.
  • Identify the applicability of design, plan review and inspection requirements.

2015 IBC Structural Changes

This seminar is an overview of the significant structural changes to the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®) and referenced standards, including ASCE/SEI 7-10, ACI 318-14, TMS 402-13/ACI 530-13/ASCE 5-13, AISC 360-10 and AWC NDS-15. Topics include construction document requirements; live loads, including photovoltaic panel loads; special inspection for structural materials and changes to material standards.  
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
  • Identify significant changes to the structural provisions of the 2015 IBC
  • Apply changes to construction document requirements
  • Identify PV panel loads to include in construction documents
  • Determine appropriate values for partition, impact and PV panel live loads
  • Identify changes to the special inspection provisions
  • Apply changes to foundation and soil provisions
  • Identify changes to requirements for concrete, masonry, steel and wood systems

2016 Training Seminar -December 1, 2016
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 We would like to thank the following Sponsors for their outstanding year round support and contribution toward the chapter and annual business meeting:
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Job Bulletin Summary

Please go to the "Job Bulletin" webpage for more information.


Position: Building Inspector I/II
Employer: City of Whittier

Date Posted: 8-8-2016
Date Expiring: Continuous

Position: Permit Center Supervisor
Employer: City of Long Beach

Date Posted: 8-22-2016
Date Expiring: 9-7-2016

Position: Assistant Engineer
Employer: City of Irvine

Date Posted: 8-29-2016
Date Expiring: 9-9-2019

Position: Plans Examiner
Employer: City of Pasadena 

Date Posted: 8-14-2016
Date Expiring: 9-1-2016

Position: Building Inspector
Employer: City of Pasadena

Date Posted 8-14-2016
Date Expiring: 9-1-2016

Position: Combination Building Inspector
Employer: City of Long Beach

Date Posted: 7-29-2016
Date Expiring: 8-26-2016

Position: Assistant Building Official
Employer: City of Santa Clarita

Date Posted: 7-25-2016
Date Expiring: 8-15-2016 (Noon)

Position: Supervising Building Inspector
Employer: City of Santa Clarita

Date Posted: 7-25-2016
Date Expiring: 8-15-2016 (Noon)

Position: Building Inspector II
Employer: County of Riverside

Date Posted: 7-7-2016
Date Expiring: 8-5-2016

Position: Permit Technition II
Employer: City of Torrance

Date Posted: 5-10-2016
Date Expiring: Open Until Filled

Position: Public Works Inspector-Capital Projects
Employer: City of Torrance
Date Posted: 02-01-2016
Date Expiring: until it is filled

Position: Senior Plan Check Electrical Engineer
Employer: City of Santa Monica

Position:Building Inspector II
Employer: City of Beverly Hills
Date of Posted: 9-2-2015
Date of Expiring: Continuous  

Position: Building Official Part-time
Employer: VCA Code
Date of Opening: 10-1-2015
Date of Expiring: Open Until Filled

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