Preserving Buildings and Life Safety Too: Effective Use of the California State Historic Building Code
How does the California State Historical Building Code (CHBC) interact with the basic California Existing Building Code? What are the upsides and downsides for building owners in using the code? This webinar concentrates on the fire and life safety provisions of the CHBC and on how those provisions vary from the requirements in the California Existing Building Code that applies to buildings not utilizing the CHBC.
This intermediate level course identifies the costs and benefits of using the CHBC. It is targeted towards mid-career professionals with some experience in preservation architecture, and attendees should be familiar with basics of the CHBC.
- Learn when and when not to use the SHBC for a project.
- Identify the key fire and life safety provisions of the SHBC and how they differ from those in the California Existing Building Code.
- Learn how to validate the fire resistance of archaic materials and how to balance life safety with preservation of historic fabric.
- Recognize the key issues for means of egress design for historic buildings and how they differ from those for other existing buildings.