This page contains links to web sites and pages having to do with Building Industry and Inspection. The information is divided into the following categories:
Please e-mail to Building Official any links you would like to add or change.

Quick Links

Codes and Standards

International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
International Code Council (ICC)/(CABO)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Underwriters laboratories Inc.

Guide to Engineering and Construction Standards
The National Evaluation Service


U.S. Federal Government Agencies
U.S. Census Bureau
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

State of California

California Board of Architectural Examiners
Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
California Building Standards Commission
California Energy Commission
California Home Page
California State Codes
California State Senate
Search California Statutes
Division of State Architect
Contractors State License Board
Office of Emergency Services
California State Fire Marshal
CAL-EPA Air Resources
CEQA Guidelines
California Department of Fish and Game

Business and Professional Organizations

Code Buddy Software
Naffa International, Inc., The World of Building Codes
National Association of Counties
The American Institute of Architects
International Association of Electrical Inspectors

American Society of Home Inspectors

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

California Association of Building Energy Consultants

American Wood Council

Gypsum Association

National Gypsum

Masonry Institute

USG Corporation

Drywall Trust Fund

American Concrete Institute

Simpson Strong Tie

Structural Control Research-1994

The National Electrical Code Internet Connection by Mike Holt

Solano-Napa Builders Exchange

Consumer's Directory of Certified Efficiency Ratings for Heating and Water Heating Equipment

Building Science Corporation

Building Inspection and Plan Checking

Code Checklists, Online code checklists that you can down load and use (always updated)
Code Buddy, Online version of Code Buddy, Version 2.0 (residential)
Code Buddy, Online version of Code Buddy, Version 5.0H (disabled access and ADA)

Building Links

Contractors State License Board
Contractor License Check
ICBO ES (Evaluation Service)


American Institute of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
Architectural Institute of Japan


American Consulting Engineers Council
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Architectural Engineering Institute
Association of Iron and Steel Engineers
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California
Council of American Structural Engineers
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer
Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
Institution of Civil Engineering - (UK)
Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association
National Society of Professional Engineer
Structural Engineers Association International

Fire Prevention:

International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Association of State Fire Marshals


Geological Society of America
Association of Engineering Geologists


American Society of Home Inspectors
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
National Institute of Building Inspectors

Interior Designers:

American Society of Interior Designers
California Council for Interior Design Certification


American Planning Association
APA Los Angeles Section
APA California Chapter

Research Organizations


Applied Technology Council
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology(IRIS)
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center
SAC Joint Venture
Seismology Society of America
Western States Seismic Policy Council


National Institute of Standards and Technology

Construction Organizations

Standards and Labs:

American National Standards Institute
American Society for Nondestructive Testing
American Society for Testing and Materials
Construction Specifications Institute
ISO - International Organization for Standardization
Underwriters Laboratories


Associated General Contractors
American Subcontractors Association


Aluminum Association


American Concrete Institute
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
International Concrete Repair Institute
Portland Cement Association
Precast-Prestressed Concrete Institute
Wire Reinforcement Institute


National Electrical Manufacturer Association
National Council on the Qualifications for the Lighting Professions


American Architectural Manufacturers Association

Gypsum board:

Gypsum Association


National Concrete Masonry Association


Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries


Society of the Plastics Industry


Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
National Roofing Contractors Association
Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California
Roofing Industry Educational Institute
Single Ply Roofing Institute
Western States Roofing Contractors Association


American Fire Sprinkler Association
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute
National Fire Sprinkler Association
National Sanitation Foundation International
Plumbing Manufacturers Institute


American Institute of Steel Construction
American Iron and Steel Institute
Iron and Steel Society
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Steel Deck Institute
Steel Joist Institute
Steel Link (Steel Detailers & Fabricators)


American Forest & Paper Association
American Wood Council
American Wood Preservers Institute
APA-Engineered Wood
California Redwood Association
Canadian Wood Council
Composite Panel Association
Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association
National Wood Window and Door Association
Southern Forest Products Association
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
Western Wood Products Association
Wood Molding and Millwork Producers Association
Wood Truss Council of America

Other Links of Interest

Acoustical Society of America
Builders Resources & Information Exchange - (UK)
Design-Build Institute of America
Fire Safe Directory California
National Association of Home Builders
Urban Land Institute

Questions?  Contact the Building Division at (530) 661-5820.

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