Structural Subcommittee - May 7, 2019 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
May 7, 2019 - 9:00am
Location: 
1660 Mission, Room 4009

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CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
 
Special Meeting of the 
 
Structural Subcommittee 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
For information or if you wish to be placed on a mailing list for agendas, please email to Ken Hu as 
follows: ken.hu@sfgov.org 
 
 
 
AGENDA 
 
 
 
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 
alterations”) 
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 
Code Adoption. 
 
 
 
 
 
(dated 3/12/2019) 
 
 
 
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. 
(dated 2/13/2018) 
6.0 Continued discussion regarding potential Non-ductile Concrete Retrofit program or ordinance. 
(dated 4/9/2019) 
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 
codes. 
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. 
9.0 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. The meeting will begin promptly. 
 
See attached materials for information about meeting accessibility. 
 
 
 
 
 
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this meeting. Please be advised that the chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 
 
 
 
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ACCESSIBLE MEETING INFORMATION POLICY 
 
In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 
 
 
 
The meeting will be held at the Department of Building Inspection, 1660 Mission Street. The closest accessible 
BART stations are the Civic Center Station at 8th (at the United Nations Plaza) and Market Street and 16th at 
Mission Street. 
 
 
 
Accessible MUNI/Metro lines servicing this location are the, 42 - Downtown, 14 & 14 Limited - Mission, and F - 
Market bus lines. For information about MUNI accessible services call 
 
(415) 923-6142. 
 
 
 
The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curb side parking spaces have been designated on 
Mission and Otis Streets. There is accessible parking available within the Department of Building Inspection 
parking lot. The entrance to this lot is on Otis Street. 
 
 
 
Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. Assistive 
Listening devices will be available at the meeting. A sign language interpreter will be available upon request. 
Agendas and Minutes of the meeting are available in large print/tape form and/or readers upon request. Please 
contact Technical Services Division at (415) 558-6205, providing 72 hours notice will help to ensure availability. 
 
 
 
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disability, please contact Technical Services Division at (415) 558-6205. Providing 72 hours notice will help to 
ensure availability. 
 
 
 
Materials are available in alternate formats on request.