Appointment To California Building Standards Commission

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Seal Of The California Governor OfficeOn January 21st 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Elley Klausbruckner, owner and principal at Klausbruckner & Associates Inc., to the California Building Standards Commission. Her appointment is to be confirmed by the Senate.

Elley Klausbruckner is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council and the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. She earned a Master of Science degree in fire protection engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Building Standards Commission

As provided in established laws and rules, the Building Standards Commission is charged with:

  • Reviewing and approving building standards proposed and adopted by state agencies
  • Codifying and publishing approved building standards in one state building standards
       code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24)
  • Administering California’s building code adoption processes – (Building Standards
       Commission Flowchart)
  • Resolving conflict, duplication, and overlap in building standards
  • Ensuring consistency in the nomenclature and format of the code
  • Hearing appeals resulting from the administration of state building standards
  • Receiving local agency modifications to California Code of Regulations, Title 24
  • Coordinating and managing the model code adoption process for various state agencies
  • Adopting and approving model codes and building standards for buildings owned by the
       state, including those constructed by the Trustees of the California State University and
       the Regents of the University of California
  • Adopting and approving model codes for state agencies that fail to adopt these codes
       within one year of their publication

Within the Building Standards Commission, the Coordinating Council is responsible for:

  • Ensuring coordination in the proposal of building standards
  • Assisting in the development of building standards
  • Resolving conflicting building standards

In addition, six Code Advisory Committees advise the Building Standards Commission and its staff on proposed building standards.

For more information, see the official website of the California Building Standards Commission.

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