FDD Frequently Asked Questions

The series of "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) below are related specifically to health facility construction in California. The FAQs cover a broad range of topics such as:

  • Title 24 - California Building Standards Code.
  • FDD’s administrative procedures and processes (i.e. plan submittal, plan review and construction processes, etc.).
  • The technical areas of design/construction (i.e. architectural, electrical, fire and life safety, mechanical, plumbing and structural).
  • Useage and processes for the eServices Portal Client Access (eCA).

The purpose of these FAQs is to provide responses to questions that are often asked of our FDD staff, as they pertain to Title 24, and that are not unique to one specific project. New FAQs will be added to the website on an as needed basis.

The FAQs are not intended to be code interpretations and they do not replace the Code Application Notices or Policy Intent Notices (CANs/PINs).

Health Facility Construction FAQs

Seismic Compliance FAQs

eServices FAQs

We welcome your feedback regarding this FAQ web page. Please direct any questions or comments to the Building Standards Unit, regsunit@oshpd.ca.gov.


This page was last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.