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ADUs and Accessory Structures

ICC CEUs - 0.35 - This 4-module course will walk viewers through the California regulations governing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and how to perform an appropriate building plan review of ADUs. The course will begin by walking the attendees through the prescriptive structural requirements of the 2019 California Residential Code (CRC), including the braced wall provisions, as many ADUs do not have engineering and conform to conventional construction. As a result, the structural provisions discussed in this course can also be applied to most accessory structures and not just ADUs. The course will then tackle many of the non-structural requirements included in both the CRC and the additional provisions included in California Government Code Sections 65852.2 and 65852.22.

Course Objectives: This course is designed to assist building officials, building inspectors, permit technicians, and plans examiners to quickly perform a review of Accessory Dwelling Units and Accessory Structures. Viewers will also learn what to look for in the field to ensure code compliance in addition to becoming familiar with the mandatory requirements of California Law related to ADU’s.