Article 2. Definitions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12.5. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in
this article govern the construction of this chapter.
"Architect" means a person who is certified under Chapter 3
(commencing with Section 5500) of Division 3 of the Business and
"Civil engineer" means a person who is registered as a civil
engineer under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division
3 of the Business and Professions Code.
"Construction or alteration" includes any construction of,
addition to, reconstruction of, or alteration to any essential
"Enforcement agency" means the agency of a city, city and
county, or county responsible for building safety within its
jurisdiction. The office of the State Architect is the enforcement
agency for state-owned facilities or facilities leased by the state.
"Essential services building" means any building, including
buildings designed and constructed, for public agencies used, or
designed to be used, or any building a portion of which is used or
designed to be used, as a fire station, police station, emergency
operations center, California Highway Patrol office, sheriff's
office, or emergency communication dispatch center.
"Structural engineer" means a person who is authorized to
use the title structural engineer under Chapter 7 (commencing with
Section 6700) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.