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California Building Code Excerpt

Section 11B-248 Common Use Areas and Employee Work Areas

Code excerpt regarding scoping requirements for common use areas and employee work areas.

11B-248 Common use areas and employee work areas

Note that this section was added by the 2019 CBC to close an inadvertent “loophole” created by the California amendments at Section 11B-203.9, which effectively left in place the limited subset of compliance requirements for employee work areas established by ADA Standards 203.9. The intent of the amendments at Section 11B-203.9 is to only allow a limited subset of compliance requirements at employee workstations while requiring employee work areas to generally comply with Chapter 11B.

11B-248.1 Common use areas. Common use areas shall comply with this chapter.

11B-248.2 Employee work areas. Employee work areas shall comply with this chapter.

The specific provisions and exceptions applicable to employee work areas in other parts of Chapter 11B—including Sections 11B-206.2.8 (including Exceptions 2 and 3), 11B-215.3, 11B-403.5 Exception, and 11B-405.5 Exception 1—remain applicable to employee work areas.