CA Special Civil Seismic Exam Adopted Design Standards – Effective April 2014

Beginning in April 2014, the 2013 California Building Code (CBC), which is based on the 2012 International Building Code (IBC), will be used for this exam.

Though not all of PPI's CA Special Civil Seismic exam products reflect the adopted editions of these design standards, in most cases the principles change very little. While specific procedures, equations, or values may change gradually from one edition of a design or reference standard to the next, PPI’s books continue to provide an appropriate overview of the design concepts presented.