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                                  send photos, articles and tips  or hints, even funny stories, 

                                                         no later than  August 15,2016  to:

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                            We also will post items on the ACIA website and on the ACIA Facebook 

DSA’s Quarterly Form and Publication Changes Summary

The Second Quarter 2016 summary of new and revised documents is now available!

The list includes documents, such as Forms, Bulletins, and Interpretations of Regulations, that were added or revised in April, May, and June of 2016.

This, and previous summaries, are also posted in the DSA News & Events.

Please contact with any questions about this information.

Get PMP Certified!

LOGO Become a Great Project Manager! 


Get affordable, experienced assistance and guidance to help you pass the PMP Exam and learn best practice tools to become a great Project Manager.

This group study workshop series:
  • moves at a pace that makes learning manageable
  • uses a teleconference model – you can call in from anywhere
  • is a great solution for individuals, as well as training your team
  • is affordably priced (get an additional discount through WCCC)

Series begins August 23rd

Orientation teleconference is August 4th
(Recording is provided if you register after that date.)
Register now to arrange payment and get your tools and materials in time.
Get Discounts through Western Council: 
     $ 100 discount for Members
     $ 50   discount for Non-Members
Registration is through the Instructor.
See Flyer for complete details.
Flyer is linked above,
and is also available
on the Council website:
about WCCC
Contact Valerie

Have your fulfilled your PDH requirements?

How Many Hours Do I Need? 
Depending on your certification, you will need 6-12 hours annually. These PDHs come from the inspections that you conduct, conferences, and the stormwater compliance classes that you attend.

Our PDH classes are offered as a set of 2-hour blocks for max flexibility with topics such as “pH and turbidity Testing” and “Navigating SMARTs” to help you meet both your certification requirements and gain insight.

We also offer QSP Training designed to help you learn to navigate the Construction General Permit and gain your QSP certification.
Classes are held in Santa Ana (55/Dyer), CA  near John Wayne Airport. 
PDH Classes (4hr)
July 20th
September 21st
November 16th
QSP Classes (16hr)
August 25th and 26th
October 20th and 21st
December 8th and 9th

If interested in our upcoming PDH class on July 20th, please fill out our registration form and send

If you would like to sign up for any of our classes, please email us at for a registration form or give us a call at 949-354-5530. Group discounts are available.

Free Energy Code Training

Gina Rodda of Gabel & Associates, LLC, along with her guest speaker John Morton of ConSol, want you to join the conversation regarding the new upcoming 2016 Title 24, Part 6 code requirements for high performance attics and walls.
  •  High performance attics and walls, what are they?
  • Guidance on how to design, model and build to be in compliance with the energy code.
  • Resources available on how to integrate these features into current construction practices.
Decoding Talks are online discussions exploring California’s building energy code. Each one is led by industry experts and covers a different single topic in a laid back, organized and interesting (yes, we strive to make it interesting) format.
Three great reasons to sign up TODAY:
  1. It’s free: Topical, useful information at no charge to you – now that’s a great value! This is just one of the great resources provided by Energy Code Ace free of charge.
  2. It’s live: A great opportunity to interact in real time with industry experts and your colleagues in this short 2-hour format.
  3. It’s valuable: Our goal is to provide you with job aids that include useful “in your hands” resources with easy to read instructions, and industry contacts for additional guidance, specific to the topic.
Not your typical webinar, these events are designed to both offer and gather information on technical aspects of the code. We ask YOU to help us develop our material using your responses to a few questions. So please take the time to answer our questions when registering so this webinar can be designed for you!
Dates & Times:  4 sessions currently offered, choose the one that work for you – availability subject to enrollment levels:
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
9:00 – 11:00 AM
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 4, 2016
9:00 – 11:00 AM
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Online – Log-in information will be sent with your registration confirmation
Cost:  Free
Questions? Contact us at
Find out about all our free trainings at

Hospital Building Safety Board News

OSHPD is now accepting applications for the newly created

OSHPD Preapproved Agency (OPAA) program for

Structural Tests and Special Inspections:

The OPAA program is replacing the

OSHPD Preapproved Laboratory (OPL) program,

which will be discontinued effective July 15, 2016.

However, existing OPLs shall remain valid until

their expiration date and can be used for

both existing and new projects.

DGS News

News Clips: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Read the latest Sacramento Business Journal, San Francisco Business Journal, Silicon Valley Business Journal and Los Angeles Business Journal.


California agency rolls out first CPUC audit in 20 years
The California Department of General Services released an independent audit of the state’s Public Utilities Commission this week, detailing a host of issues with how regulators complied with business management practices just days after Gov. Jerry Brown announced sweeping reforms at the agency.
Utility Dive

State utility regulators signed illegal contracts with private law firms, failed to maintain paperwork and paid vendors even when work didn’t meet specifications, the audit by the California Department of General Services found.
Los Angeles Times

School Construction

HUSD Board hears $135 School Bond issue proposal
The State Allocation Board (that helps provide school funds) has authorized Level 3 developer fees after it declared its lack of funds that is being challenged by the Building Industry Association, and as a result are in support of a school bond issue.
Anza Valley Outlook

State Architect

DSA Academy Offering Accessibility and Certified Access Specialist Classes
Just a reminder that the DSA Academy is offering Accessibility and Certified Access Specialist classes in August in Sacramento and Riverside!
American Construction Inspectors Association

Get connected with DGS!

DSA announces the release of IR 22-3.13: Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders: 2016 & 2013 CBC (PDF – 192 KB)

Dear DSA Partners:

DSA announces the release of IR 22-3.13: Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders: 2016 & 2013 CBC (PDF – 192 KB). This Interpretation of Regulations (IR) reflects the requirements of the 2013 and 2016 California Building Code (CBC) and is an update to IR 22-3 (for projects reviewed under the 2007 CBC) and IR 22-3.10 (for projects reviewed under the 2010 CBC).

This IR clarifies the division of responsibility between the project engineer and joist manufacturer’s engineer for the design and detailing of open web steel joists. Additionally, this IR clarifies the requirements for DSA approval of the open web steel joist submittal documents.

Please direct any questions to Jim Hackett, Principal Structural Engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at

DSA Academy is offering Accessibility and Certified Access Specialist classes

Dear DSA Partners:

Just a reminder that the DSA Academy is offering Accessibility and Certified Access Specialist classes in August in Sacramento and Riverside!

For more information about each class, learning objectives, and to register, click on the class title.

Access Compliance (2013 and 2016 California Building Code [CBC])

  • August 1, 2016 – Sacramento

“She directed her class very well and was extremely knowledgeable.” – Customer comment

Plan Review – Accessibility (2013 CBC)

  • August  2, 2016 – Sacramento

“Ms. Moe has done a great job with getting at core material and setting an appropriate and directed pace.” – Customer comment

Accessible Public Housing Regulations, Standards and Guidelines

  • August 3, 2016 – Sacramento

“This is complex material and the presenter has done an outstanding job of preparation and presentation.” – Customer comment

Transient Lodging, Housing at a Place of Education, and Social Service Center Establishments

  • August 4, 2016 – Sacramento

“The speaker was great, well informed and thoroughly presented the subject matter.” – Customer comment

CASp 101: Certification and Practice

  • August 5, 2016 – Sacramento
  • August 12, 2016 – Riverside

“I thought the presentation was clear, thorough and insightful.” – Customer comment

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Space is limited, so we strongly recommend that you use our online registration system, which allows you to pay for your class fee with a credit card. Your registration is then confirmed automatically with an email message sent to the email address entered in your profile. Registrations sent via regular mail will be processed in the order received by our office.

To register for a class, please follow these instructions:

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact Larry Meade

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an individual confirmation notice with further information.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Registration closes two weeks prior to the class date or when the class reaches the maximum capacity seating, whichever occurs first.

DISCOUNT: If you would like to take all four Sacramento Accessibility classes (August 1-4), the fourth class is free! Please contact Larry Meade at, before registering, if you are choosing this option.