Code Advisory Committee - August 14, 2019 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
August 14, 2019 - 9:30am
1660 Mission, Room 2001

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Regular Meeting of the CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DATE: August 14, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 1660 Mission Street, Room 2001 ◄◄ Note Location Change

This Committee meets regularly every second Wednesday of the month at 1660 Mission Street, Room 2001, 2nd Floor. If you wish to be placed on a mailing list for agendas, please call (415) 558-6148.

Note: Public comment is welcome and will be heard during each item. Reference documents relating to agenda are available for review at the Technical Service Division, 1660 Mission Street, 1st floor. For information, please call Ken Hu at (415) 558-6148.


1.0 Call to Order, Roll Call and confirmation of quorum.

2.0 Discussion and possible action to swear in members of the Code Advisory Committee.

3.0 Approval of the minutes of the Code Advisory Committee regular meeting of June 12, 2019.

4.0 Discussion regarding requests for 2019 California Codebooks.

5.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance amending the Green Building Code to establish requirements for certain new building construction requiring buildings which utilize energy other than electricity to install energy saving features; amending the Environment Code to require new construction and major renovations of municipal buildings to exclude natural gas; setting an effective date of January 1, 2020. The possible action would be to make a recommendation to the Building Inspection Commission for their further action.

6.0 Discussion and possible action regarding the height calculation for including occupied roofs as an occupied floor (SFM Code Interpretation #17-001).`

The possible action would be to make a recommendation to the Building Inspection Commission for their further action.

7.0 Discussion regarding status of previous recommendations to the BIC.

8.0 Discussion regarding an Information Sheet about the change of occupancy types and associated occupant load factors over time.

9.0 Continued discussion regarding update on the status of the Accessible Business Entrance (ABE) program.

10.0 Public Comments on items not on this agenda but within the jurisdiction of the Code Advisory Committee. Comment time is limited to 3 minutes or as determined by of the Chairperson.

11.0 Committee comments on items not on this agenda.

12.0 Subcommittee Reports: (Discussion & possible action) (10 minutes)
a. Housing Code Subcommittee:
Subcommittee Chair: Jim Reed
Subcommittee Members: Ira Dorter; Henry Karnilowicz

b. Mechanical Electrical Plumbing & Fire Subcommittee:
Subcommittee Chair: Jim Reed
Subcommittee Members: Robert Wong, M.E.; Henry Karnilowicz; Brian Salyers, F.P.E.

c. Administrative & General Design and Disability Access Subcommittee
Subcommittee Chair: Tony Sanchez-Corea
Subcommittee Members: Arnie Lerner, FAIA, CASp; Zachary Nathan, AIA, CASp; Henry Karnilowicz; Jonathan Rodriguez; Nancy Goldenberg, AIA

d. Structural Subcommittee:
Subcommittee Chair: Stephen Harris, S.E.
Subcommittee Members: Rene’ Vignos, S.E., LEED A.P.; Marc Cunningham; Ned Fennie, AIA; Don Libbey, P.E.

e. Green Building Subcommittee:
Subcommittee Chair: Zachary Nathan, AIA, CASp
Subcommittee Members: Ilene Dick; Gina Centoni; Henry Karnilowicz; Robert Wong, M.E.

13.0 Review of communication items. The Committee may discuss or acknowledge communication items received for discussion.

14.0 Committee Member’s and Staff’s identification agenda items for the next meeting, as well as current agenda items to be continued to another CAC regular meeting or special meeting, or a subcommittee meeting.

15.0 Adjournment.

Note to Committee Members: Please review the appropriate material and be prepared to discuss at the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please call Chairperson Stephen Harris, S.E. at (415) 495-3700 or Ken Hu at (415) 558-6148. The meeting will begin promptly.