Structural Committee


Welcome to the Structural Code Committee.

The primary purpose of the Structural Code Committee is to serve and benefit its members. To this end, the Structural Code Committee provides a forum for the exchange, consideration, and discussion of ideas and proposals that are relevant to the construction industry, structural design community, and the building and safety professionals who are actively engaged in the enforcement and applications of the code.

The structural code committee focuses on issues relevant to the structural design of buildings and structures. Topics discussed may include, but are not limited to, structural amendments to the model building code, structural plan review checklists, regional structural concerns, emerging technologies, and more. Meetings are held via WebEX virtual meetings or in person, typically at the LA County Public Works building in Alhambra. See below for upcoming meeting information.

The Structural Code Committee is currently preparing for the upcoming code changes to take effect on January 1, 2020.  This includes active involvement in the review and analysis of the 2018 IBC and IRC. This task will culminated in the development of the 2019 LARUCP Recommended Technical Amendments.   The Committee will update existing and develop new structural plan review checklists and information bulletins to reflect the requirements of the upcoming code cycle to assist the membership in the uniform enforcement and application of the structural provisions promulgated in the building codes and material standards. We are also in the final stages of preparation for a bulletin introducing recommendations for the use of Intermodal Cargo Containers Repurposed as Buildings/Structures. Current checklists and other structural documents can be downloaded from links at the bottom of this page.

Future work will include review of the 2021 IBC and IRC "Group B" structural code change proposals.


Gregory Bowser, S.E.

Building Plans Examiner 

Jurisdiction:  City of Long Beach, Building and Safety Bureau

Phone:  562-570-6834


Co-Chair: Allen Manalansan

Board Liaison:  Shahen Akelyan


Upcoming Meetings


December 12, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  WebEX Virtual Meeting 

Meeting Number (access code): 805 967 646

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**We will be discussing the creation of structural Code Proposals for 2021 IBC.  To introduce a possible proposal to the committee, please contact Greg Bowser.**

Tentative Schedule

12-12-18  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Contact the chairperson for additional meeting information, to get involved, or to introduce new business.