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 culminated in the release of the 2019 LARUCP Recommended Technical Amendments in early June.   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.

Additionally, we are reviewing the 2021 IBC and IRC "Group B" structural code change proposals.  Voting recommendations will be provided to the chapter following the Public Comment Hearings in October.


Gregory Bowser, S.E.

Structural Engineer 

Jurisdiction:  City of Long Beach, Building and Safety Bureau

Phone:  562-570-6834


Co-Chair: Allen Manalansan

Board Liaison:  Philip Yin, S.E.


Announcements, Events, and Information

Upcoming S.K. Ghosh Associates Structural Webinars


Take at look at these upcoming Structural Code Webinars offered by ICC!

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Visit our instagram site for regualr updates, meeting announcements, techincal information, and photos.

Upcoming Meetings


October 10, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: LA County Public Works

900 S Fremont Ave, Alhambra, CA

**We will discuss updating checklists/bulletins.  To participate or contribute, please contact Greg Bowser.**

Tentative Schedule

10/10/19 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am (COLA DPW)

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