Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Codes Forum: Discussion with Building Officials

The Codes Committee, meets Thursday, November 29 for a Roundatable Discussion on the New California Building Codes with local Building Officials.

In anticipation of the new California Building Code, the East Bay AIA Code Committee has scheduled a Brown Bag Roundtable discussion with several local Building Officials. The Building Officials attending the Roundtable will be:

Isam Hasenin, Director, Department of Building Inspection, City of San Francisco Stephan Kiefer, Building Official, City of Livermore Massoud Abolhoda, Chief Building Official, City of Fremont and Incoming President, East Bay Chapter, ICC Hans Henneberque, Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal

The main focus of the Roundtable will be to address how these jurisdictions plan on incorporating the new ICB based CBC requirements into their respective jurisdictions. Anticipated topics include a discussion of the major changes between the current code and new code, local amendments, as well how these building departments are internally preparing for the code change. Kerwin Lee, AIA, will be moderating the discussion.

We welcome questions in advance for these Building Officials. We ask that questions address the bigger picture of the new CBC and its impact on the permitting process rather than project specific issues. Please send advance questions to Kerwin Lee at

We hope that you will be able to attend this Roundtable and look forward to seeing you there.
Kriss Raupach, AIA

Anthony Boutte, Allied, AIA
Co-Chairs East Bay AIA Code Committee

Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland
Kellie Hewlett at 510/464-3600 or Kristina Raupach, AIA
Cost: None; this program open to all

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