Incorporating California Building Code

Project: Malibu Beach House, Episode 5, Part 1

Bob and Joe discuss the structural work being done on the Malibu house, as well as California's stringent building codes for earthquake safety. Next, Bob visits the unusual home of TV star Max Gail for some intriguing design ideas. Back at the site, carpenters put together a graceful windding staircase.
Part 1: Incorporating California Building Code
Bob and contractor Joe Fitzgerald discuss the structural work taking place at the Malibu beach house, as well as California's tough building codes for earthquake safety.
Part 2: The Unusual Home of TV Star Max Gail
Part 3: Framing the Winding Staircase
Bob Vila transforms a California beach house on stilts into an elegant Spanish-style villa, worthy of its glamorous location—Malibu. Projects include an elegant winding staircase, a state-of-the-art sprinkler system, environmentally friendly blown-in cellulose insulation, and seismic code compliance.

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