Structural Subcommittee - May 7, 2019 - Agenda
May 7, 2019 - 9:00am
1660 Mission, Room 4009
CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Special Meeting of the
DATE: May 7, 2019 (Tuesday)
TIME: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
LOCATION: 1660 Mission St., Room 4009
This Subcommittee generally meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 1660 Mission
St., Room 4009 (DBI Office).
Note: Public comment is welcome and will be heard during each agenda item.
Reference documents relating to agenda are available for review at Technical Services Division.
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1.0 Call to Order and Roll Call
Members: Stephen Harris, S.E.; Chair; René Vignos, S.E.; Marc Cunningham; Ned Fennie, A.I.A;
Don Libbey, P.E.
2.0 Approval of the minutes of the Structural Subcommittee regular meeting of April 9, 2019.
3.0 Continued discussion and possible action regarding San Francisco Amendments to the 2019
California Building and Existing Building Code including, but not limited to, the following:
3.1. Discussion and possible action regarding 2016 SFEBC Sec. 407.4.2 “Change of
occupancy” for 2019 San Francisco Code Adoption. (proposed 2019 SFEBC 506.4.3.1)
3.2. Discussion and possible action regarding 2016 SFEBC 403.13.1 “Non-structural
alterations” and 403.13.2 “Structural alterations” for 2019 San Francisco Code Adoption.
(proposed 503.11 “Substantial structural alterations” & 503.11.1 “Substantial non-structural
3.3. Discussion and possible action regarding deleting 2016 SFEBC Chapter 4A “Earthquake
Hazard Reduction in Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings” for 2019 San Francisco
4.0 Continued discussion and possible action regarding recommended code changes from the San
Francisco Tall Building Study. (Part 4 Appendix A & Part 7 Appendix A). (dated 2/12/2019)
4.1. Discussion regarding proposed geotechnical checklist.
4.2. Discussion and possible action regarding upgrade triggers.
4.3. Discussion and possible action regarding triggers for repair program.
5.0 Continued discussion and possible action regarding Information Sheet G-21: Product Acceptance.
6.0 Continued discussion regarding potential Non-ductile Concrete Retrofit program or ordinance.
7.0 Subcommittee Member’s and Staff’s identification of new agenda items, as well as current
agenda items to be continued to another subcommittee regular meeting or special meeting.
Subcommittee discussion and possible action regarding administrative issues related to building
8.0 Public Comment: Public comment will be heard on items not on this agenda but within the
jurisdiction of the Code Advisory Committee. Comment time is limited to 3 minutes per person or
at the call of the Chair.
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the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please call Chairperson Stephen Harris, S.E. at (415)
495-3700. The meeting will begin promptly.
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