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California Building Codes Update 2020 (2 LU | HSW)

Steve Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp, of the Preview Group, a building code and accessibility consulting firm in Berkeley, will present the most significant non-structural changes to the 2019 California Building Code that has taken effect on Jan 1, 2020. Topics will include new provisions for non-structural requirements for fire separations, means of egress, life safety, and more. This course offers 2 LU | HSW. 

About the speaker:



Steven Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of The Preview Group, Inc., an architectural consulting firm that specializes in building code and accessibility consulting and regulatory issues affecting designers. Mr. Winkel focuses on consulting services, including code analyses, accessibility assessments, quality assurance peer reviews of construction documents and code education seminars for design professionals.


Mr. Winkel is a licensed architect, civil engineer, landscape architect and certified access specialist with almost 50 years of experience. He is the author, along with noted illustrator Frank Ching, of the well-received book Building Codes Illustrated, now in its sixth edition. Steve is finishing up his fifth 4-year term as the Architect member and Vice-chair of the California Building Standards Commission. He and his firm have represented the AIA at the International Code Council’s (ICC) code development process for almost twenty years. Steve is an Honorary Member of the ICC which grants him voting privileges on ICC code change proposals for the ICC model codes.

Learning objectives:
  • Identify significant changes made in the basic 2019 International Building Codes that are included in the 2020 California Building Codes

  • Identify California specific changes to the 2019 International Building Codes in the 2020 California Buildings Codes

  • Identify the changes made to the 2016 code by interim changes that will be carried forward in the 2020 California Building Codes

  • Learn to recognize the impact of the noted changes on practice


Jan 29 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 29 2020
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  1. Looking forward to the presentation.
    Requesting that any digital resources (PDF/ powerpoint presentations etc.) be available for no cost to attendees on the day of the event.

    1. Hi Bridget,

      Yes. We will post links to electronic documents on the registration page and send a message to all attendees with the link as well.


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