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2016 Update to the California Building Standards Code Webinar Series
Significant changes impacting hospital construction

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Three-part webinar series (register for one, two or all three programs)
Webinar 1: May 1, 2017
Webinar 2: May 15, 2017
Webinar 3: May 22, 2017
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Pacific Time


Are your hospital construction plans up to code?
Every three years, California adopts a new set of construction codes. The 2016 California Building Standards Code (Title 24 California Code of Regulations) was published in July 2016 and became effective Jan. 1, 2017. That means all building permit applications submitted on or after Jan. 1 must be compliant with the 2016 code. Changes to the code are significant and broad in scope. Hospitals planning or considering new construction projects should not miss this informational three-part webinar series.

Representatives from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and Hospital Building Safety Board (HBSB) will outline important changes to the CBSC and explain what hospitals and their construction teams should consider to achieve compliance.

Three different webinars will cover the following CBSC provisions:

  • Fire and Life Safety
  • Administrative, Architectural, MEP Systems and Pharmacy
  • Structural

Recommended for:
Chief operating officers, directors of pharmacy, construction directors and managers, builders, plant managers, architects and engineers, inspectors of record

Program supported by:
American Institute of Architects California Council
(AIACC members may register at the CHA member rate.)


May 1, 2017
Webinar 1
Fire and Life Safety Provisions

  • Administration
  • Building planning
  • Fire protection
  • Building envelope, structural systems and construction materials
  • Building services, special devices and special conditions

May 15, 2017
Webinar 2
— Administrative, Architectural, MEP Systems and Pharmacy Provisions

  • California Administrative Code changes
  • CBSC Section 1224
  • CBSC Title 24, Parts 3, 4, 5
  • Sterile Compounding Pharmacies Advisory Guide
  • Gender-neutral toilets

May 22, 2017
Webinar 3
Structural Provisions

  • Design
  • Special inspections, tests and observations
  • Structural elements
  • Existing buildings Structural Performance Category (SPC) 4D


Webinar 1 — Fire and Life Safety Provisions

John Donelan, Fire and Life Safety Officer II, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), and Hospital Building Safety Board (HBSB) member
Nanci Timmins, Chief Fire and Life Safety Officer, OSHPD

Webinar 2 — Administrative, Architectural, MEP Systems and Pharmacy Provisions

Eric C. Johnson, PE, President, ECOM Engineering Inc., and HBSB member
Scott Karpinen, ME, LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Frank M. Booth, Inc., and HBSB member
Diana Scaturro, Architect and Supervisor, Health Facilities Review, Facilities Development Division, OSHPD
Richard Tannahill, Senior Architect, OSHPD, and former HBSB member

Webinar 3 — Structural Provisions

Joseph L. La Brie, SE, Civil and Structural Engineer, MakeItRight, Inc., and former HBSB member
Roy Lobo, PhD, Structural Engineer, OSHPD


Full participation in the webinar is required to receive professional continuing education (CE) credit. The registrant must complete an online evaluation, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number.

Architects — This program has been approved by the American Institute of Architects California Council to award 2 AIA LU/HSW units of continuing education credit per webinar or 6 AIA LU/HSW units for the full series.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 2 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit per webinar (or 6 hours for the full series) toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Important note: While more than one individual from your organization may listen to the webinars, CEs will only be awarded to the registrant.


Members:  $415 for all 3 webinars; $185 for each webinar
Nonmembers:  $560 for all 3 webinars; $250 for each webinar
(AIACC members may register at the CHA member rate.)
Multiple staff can participate from one location for one tuition fee.

Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember hospitals.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 nonrefundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note that payment is due on or before program. Payments not received by the program date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.