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Section 16600. (Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1511, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §16600.

(a) The State Architect and the State Building Standards Commission, in consultation with, and with the concurrence of, the University of California, the California State University, the Structural Engineers Association of California, and the Seismic Safety Commission, shall develop and adopt building seismic retrofit guidelines for state buildings, including those owned by the University of California and by the California State University, by January 1, 1993.

(b) Building seismic retrofit guidelines shall include provisions for the abatement of falling hazards that are structural or nonstructural components of buildings and that pose serious threats to life, including, but not limited to, parapets, appendages, cornices, hanging objects, and building cladding.

(c) Building seismic retrofit guidelines shall include provisions for the strengthening of structures of buildings, or the means necessary to reduce the response of a building to ground shaking during an earthquake, so as to significantly reduce the hazards to life, while concomitantly providing for safe egress of occupants during and immediately after an earthquake.

(d) Building seismic retrofit guidelines shall be consistent with the state Historical Building Code (Part 2.7 (commencing with Section 18950), Division 13) and shall include provisions for the preservation of historical buildings.

(e) Building seismic retrofit guidelines shall incorporate building seismic retrofit standards developed pursuant to Sections 8875.5 and 8879.5 of the Government Code.

(f) The State Architect and the State Building Standards Commission, in cooperation with the University of California, the California State University, the Structural Engineers Association of California, and the Seismic Safety Commission, shall develop and adopt seismic retrofit building standards for state buildings, including those owned by the University of California and by the California State University by July 1, 1996. The standards for state buildings owned by the University of California and the California State University shall not be more stringent than the standards for other state buildings.

(g) The State Architect and the State Building Standards Commission, in cooperation with the Structural Engineers Association of California, shall submit the regulations, findings, and data developed according to this chapter to model code writing agencies and organizations for review and development into code format for consideration and adoption into future model codes, as defined in Section 18916, by August 1, 1997.





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