This guide was developed and is distributed by the California Building Standards Commission. The intent is to provide information on the application and use of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, which governs the design and construction of all building occupancies and associated facilities and equipment throughout California. The discussions herein will explain the application and organization of Title 24, the inclusion of model codes, state amendments to model code language, and how to identify and apply adopted provisions for specific building types, occupancies, facilities and equipment. There are examples to illustrate the proper use of code text. There is a discussion on enforcement of Title 24 as provided in state law that should be of interest to local government. Most code illustrations shown herein are taken from the 2010 California Building Code (Part 2 of Title 24, Volume 1). We recommend you have that code in hand while reading this guide. Access to the state websites for California state laws and the California Code of Regulations will also enhance your usage of this guide. The website for state laws i
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