WHAT’S NEW FROM DSA

Delegation of Authority for Modular and Relocatable Buildings

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) is currently making changes to the delegation of authority for the design professional in general responsible charge of a project. Effective March 15, 2016, the design professional in general responsible charge will need to designate the party responsible for the design and observation of construction of permanent modular buildings and relocatable buildings at the time of application for approval of project plans and specifications.

DSA will revise several forms and documents to implement the change, including Form DSA 1: Application for Approval of Plans and Specifications. A new form, DSA 1-MR, will identify the building manufacturer’s design professional, who must acknowledge acceptance of responsibility for the preparation of building plans, observation of the in-plant construction of the building(s), and first-time placement of the building(s) at the project site.

DSA will notify stakeholders when samples of the revised documents are published in mid-February.

Watch Giroux Install a 25′ Long Piece of Glass 3 Glass!

Watch Giroux Install a 25′ Long Piece of Glass 3 Glass!

​THANK YOU TO SDC ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS, INC. FOR THIS​ REALLY INTERESTING VIDEO.

In 2015, SDC and Glass 3 Enterprises were able to help Giroux Glass find a piece of glass big enough to repair one of the main windows at Gensler’s US Headquarters, also known as “The Jewel Box” in Downtown Los Angeles.

SDC and Glass 3 Enterprises helping Giroux Glass to repair one of the main windows at Gensler's US Headquarters, in Downtown Los Angeles.

When we say big, we mean BIG! This single piece of 1/2″ thick glass measured in at 85″ x 302″ and weighed an astounding 1,300 lbs.! Check out these photos from Giroux showing the massive glass upon arrival and during install:

SDC and Glass 3 Enterprises helping Giroux Glass to repair one of the main windows at Gensler's US Headquarters, in Downtown Los Angeles.

SDC and Glass 3 Enterprises helping Giroux Glass to repair one of the main windows at Gensler's US Headquarters, in Downtown Los Angeles.

SDC and Glass 3 Enterprises helping Giroux Glass to repair one of the main windows at Gensler's US Headquarters, in Downtown Los Angeles.

If you think the photos are impressive, you should watch Giroux’s videos:

Click here to see the glass being unloaded.
Click here to watch the glass being installed at Gensler.

Educational Opportunity – Project Controls Summit

Western Council of Construction Consumers presents:

Project Controls SUMMIT

January 26, 2016

Registration: 8:00 AM
Program: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

900 S. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
Free Parking. Metro Bus stops in front. Mission Rail Station 4 blocks away

Hosted by: Center of Excellence , LA County Public Works

The SUMMIT focus is helping owners and key design, engineering and construction professionals gain a better understanding of some key issues and principles that influence their ability to effectively and successfully meet their project, financial, and organization goals.

SUMMIT Topics

  • 3 Strike Approach
  • Is Your Project Healthy? – 5 Things Owners Should Ask Their Scheduler
  • Contracting for the Means of Project Control
  • Pull Planning and Project Controls
  • Preplanning – Success: It’s Not as Difficult as You Think
  • Estimating Controls
  • Managing Your Contingency Risk

REGISTER NOW TO ASSURE YOUR SEAT & SAVE
Tickets include Breakfast and Lunch this year.
Members $160 Non-Members $190
SAVE $15/person – Register teams of 3+ by Jan. 15th.
Download more details on web: www.wccc.org

Contact Valerie with questions and to secure seats and sponsorships: (916) 599-8020 vann@wccc.org

For more information and registration form please see attached event flyer.

WHAT’S NEW FROM DSA

First Certified Access Specialist Exam in the Bay Area – February 24, 2016

For those of you interested in becoming a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), the examination will be held in the Bay Area for the first time this spring:

CASp Examination – February 24, 2016
Marriott Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Open Book Exam – 7:30 a.m. Check-in
Closed Book Exam – 12:30 p.m. Check-in
Deadline to register: January 24, 2016

The CASp program is designed to meet the public’s need for experienced, trained, and tested individuals who can inspect buildings and sites for compliance with applicable state and federal construction-related accessibility standards. With a CASp certification, you are designated as a person with expert knowledge on state and federal construction-related accessibility standards.

The full schedule of CASp Examination dates and locations is posted in the “For Candidates” section of the CASp Web page.

For more information about the examination and CASp certification, please refer to the CASp Examination and Certification Handbook that is available online and review the eligibility requirements. Prior to signing up for the examination, you must have an approved application. You may apply online through the CASp Account Login. Once approved, the CASp Account Login is also where you may register for the examination. We encourage you to sign up early; seating is limited.

More information about the CASp program is available on the CASp Web page at www.dgs.ca.gov/casp.

WHAT’S NEW FROM DSA

Outdoor Water Use Regulations Take Effect January 1, 2016

In recognition of the continued statewide drought, the Division of the State Architect (DSA) proposed regulations earlier this year to reduce outdoor water use for landscape irrigation by public schools and community colleges. The DSA regulations in the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (also known as the CALGreen Code) are based upon Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) regulations adopted by the Department of Water Resources.

Effective January 1, 2016, applications received by DSA are subject to the Outdoor Water Use regulations. Detailed information and resources are now available on DSA’s Outdoor Water Use Regulations Web page, and in DSA Procedure PR 15-03.

If you have questions regarding the Outdoor Water Use regulations after reviewing the Web page, please contact:

Theresa Townsend, A.I.A., at Theresa.Townsend@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 445-1304

Dennis Corelis, Deputy State Architect, at Dennis.Corelis@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 445-4167.

ACIA Symposium Photos

ACIA Symposium Photos

Photo of ACIA Fellows

First Class of ACIA Fellows from left: Edward Takahashi, Andre Simon, Paul Beyl (rear), James Vitale, Mark Niese, David Karina, David Noel, William Davis, Phil Serrantino, Melvin Weidner, Charlie Mims, George Narancic, Jr., Dale LaCasella, Gary Green, Charlie Love, Dennis Dooley. Not shown Sandy Pringle.

Past Presidents Sandy Pringle, David Karina and William Davis.

Past Presidents Sandy Pringle, David Karina and William Davis.

Photo of members of the LA Chapter

Members of the L.A.Basin Chapter enjoy the Luncheon. From left: Lauren Pell, and her Dad, Austen Pell, incoming President, Andre Simon, Gary Voigtsberbger, Dandy Pringle, William Davis.

Photo of Delta King Paddlewheel

Delta King Paddlewheel.

Photo of View from the Delta King river deck.

View from the Delta King river deck.

Inspector Magazine Submissions

Call for Inspector Magazine Submissions

Attention ACIA Members and Fans!

We are seeking material for our next edition of The Inspector Magazine which will come out in mid-February. If you have an article you would like to contribute, please send it to executivedirector@acia.com no later than January 15, 2016 (PDF format preferred). Photos are welcome (clear captions please). Some materials may be posted on the ACIA website depending on space availability and general interest factors. Please make sure we have your name, mailing address, e-mail and telephone number for proper credit to be given. Articles by members will receive priority in cases where space is an issue.

If you have any questions regarding acceptability, please contact Dale LaCasella at 626-797-2242or executivedirector@acia.com.

WHAT’S NEW FROM DSA

Public Comment Period for Irrigation Water Efficiency Regulations

A 15-day public comment period is now open for code changes related to new water efficiency requirements for public school and community college irrigated landscape areas.

The proposed language can be viewed at:

Additional information regarding this certifying rulemaking is available at
http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Rulemaking/regrule.aspx, under the “Certifying Rulemaking for Approved Emergency Building Standards” tab.

Any interested person may submit written comments relevant to the regulations. Comments must be submitted to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) or the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) no later than December 8, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

ACIA 56th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS

ACIA 56th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS

“iT’S ALL ABOUT WATER & CONSTRUCTION”

As most of you are aware, the 56th Annual ACIA Symposium was held on November 6 & 7, at the Historic Delta King Hotel in Old Town Sacramento.

This unique venue provided the backdrop for our All About Water seminars and programs. Information on various classes will be posted here on the website for the next few weeks, along with photos of the event.

We wish to acknowledge and thank our sponsors, who did so much to help this event succeed:

Crystal Sponsor ($250.00): L.A. Basin Chapter ACIA
Crystal Sponsor ($250.00): Sacramento-Sierra Chapter ACIA
Sapphire Sponsor ($300.00): MHL Enterprises /Dennis Dooley RCI,

CFACIA:
Sapphire Sponsor ($300.00): Don Kelnhofer, RCI
Bronze Sponsor ($500.00): Consulting & Inspection Services, Kent Schafer, RCI and Gerald Schafer, RCI
Silver Sponsor ($1,000.00): Rick Mcmanis, RCI and Melvin Weidner, RCI,

CFACIA:
Silver Sponsor ($1,800.00): Consolidated Construction Management

Sincere thanks for your contributions and your participation in this event.

INSTALLATION OF 2016 ACIA OFFICERS

INSTALLATION OF 2016 ACIA OFFICERS

MR. PAUL MENARD presided over the installation of our 2016 officers at the 56th Annual Symposium Luncheon on November 7, 2015. PAUL MENARD is a Senior Facilities Planner with the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Office of Court Construction and Management (OCCM). The Judicial Branch of California State Government, is currently undertaking a $6.5 billion Courthouse Facilities Program with lease-revenue bond funding. The program comprises 50 projects ranging in cost from $6 million to $634 million in 43 of California’s 58 counties. All new capital projects will achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of Silver. Mr. Menard was President of Paul Menard Associates (PMA), a full service design/build firm. He has been an active and influential member of the architectural and design/build communities since 1979 and holds licenses both as a registered architect and general building contractor. Projects completed by PMA include commercial buildings, office, retail, veterinary, and restaurant tenant improvements, private residences, and multi-family housing. Mr. Menard is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of the American Institute of Architects, past president of the AIA Central Valley Chapter, and a member of the project review committee of the Smart Growth Leadership Council (a joint program of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and AIA Central Valley Chapter).

The following individuals were installed as 2016 officers for the ACIA:

PRESIDENT
AUSTEN PELL, RCI

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
RICK MCMANIS, RCI

VICE PRESIDENT
DENNIS DOOLEY, RCI, CFACIA

SECRETARY
THOMAS DURBROW, RCI

DIRECTOR REGION 1
JEFFREY INFERRERA, RCI