Structural Subcommittee - February 10, 2015 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
February 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: 
1660 Mission, Room 6037

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CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Notice of Regular Meeting of the Structural Subcommittee  
             
DATE:                February 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
TIME:                 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM              
LOCATION:        1660 Mission St., Room 6037
                         (Director’s Conference Room)   (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION)       

This Subcommittee generally meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 1660 Mission St., Room 2031. (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 Betty Lee as follows:   bettywaiching.lee@sfgov.org
AGENDA 

1.0     Call to Order and Roll Call
          Members: Stephen Harris, S.E.; Chair; Rene’ Vignos, S.E.; Marc Cunningham; Ned Fennie, A.I.A.
                            
2.0     Approval of the minutes of the Structural Subcommittee regular meeting of December 9, 2014.

3.0     Discussion and possible action on draft revision to the following Administrative Bulletin:
          AB-107: Application of Engineering Criteria in SFBC 3406B

4.0     Discussion and possible action on draft Information Sheet on Guidelines for the Structural Review of
          Special Moment Frame Beam Lateral Bracing used in Light Frame Wood Construction for Seismic 
          Applications.

5.0     Discussion and possible action on SFBC Section 3404.7.2.

6.0     Discussion and possible action on referencing the May 21, 1973 date in SFBC Sections 3403.4.1 and 
          3404.7.2 

7.0     Discussion and possible action on AB-102 Substantial Change expanding applicability to R2 occupancy.

8.0    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.
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9.0     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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10.0    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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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.

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