ACIA LA Basin Chapter Meeting April 18, 2018


Date:                   Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Speaker:              View & Discuss – “Secrets of the Forbidden City”

                                Discuss unique earthquake design of the Forbidden City

Time:                   6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location:             Mimi’s Café in Downey

                              8455 Firestone Blvd.

                              Downey, CA 90240

ACIA LA Basin Chapter Meeting March 21, 2018

Date:                   Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Speaker:              Mitch Taylor with Woodwork Institute

Time:                   6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location:             Mimi’s Café in Downey

                             8455 Firestone Blvd.

                             Downey, CA 90240

ACIA San Diego Monthly Report

For: February 21, 2018

The San Diego Chapter of the ACIA had a fantastic presentation at our monthly meeting
from Tyvek/Dupont. DJ Farley (Tyvek Senior Certified Specialist) & Tony Soriano (Tyvek
Specialist) went into depth on the history of products used over the years to protect buildings.
They discussed HERS Index Ratings, NAHB Research Center and ICC ES ESR testing on products

offered by Tyvek, materials used in products offered by Tyvek such as Nomex and Kevlar, R-
Values, drainable method for sill pan installation, various attachment methods for Tyvek

installations, penetration protection and the basics of product installation procedures.
Tyvek offers a wide variety of products for Building Envelope Solutions, Protective
apparel, Sterile Packaging and more. Be sure to check out the Tyvek website at: and familiarize yourself with some of the products they offer as they have
begun to be specified on a lot more projects and will continue to be. A great way to get familiar
with Tyvek products, as well as many other manufactures products, is by downloading a FREE
app for your smartphone called “Construction Instruction”. It is available on Google Play and
the App Store for iPhone. This app shows videos in HD of all types of products being installed
step by step to ensure installation is done per the manufacturer’s installation instructions as well as being installed the way these products were tested. Very important for warranties and a
great tool for inspectors.
NOTE: Next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 1:30pm – 3:30 pm.
More information will be distributed soon. If you are interested in becoming a member of the
San Diego Chapter of the ACIA and attending meetings, please contact Steven Owston at to be added to the email list where you will be notified of monthly
meetings as well as insightful seminars and other great information in the industry.

ACIA LA Basin Chapter Meeting February 21, 2018

Date:                   Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Speaker:              Ashley Adkins with Hilti

Time:                   6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location:            Mimi’s Café in Downey

                             8455 Firestone Blvd.

                             Downey, CA 90240

San Diego Chapter Meeting Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018

ACIA San Diego Chapter Meeting                  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:00 to 6:30 PM


This Month:       Come enjoy dinner and the company of others in your profession. 


On the recommendation of a DSA-1 inspector, we asked DJ Farley to present an overview on installation of Tyvek products.  An understanding of proper installation methods could prove beneficial to all architects, inspectors, and other individuals employed on school construction that may act as owner’s rep or otherwise take an interest in quality assurance.


DJ Farley  WPL

Senior Certified DuPont Tyvek Specialist

SoWest Region  [C] 619-787-6833

Weatherization Partners, Ltd. | Pushing the Envelope™



Cost:      ACIA San Diego seminars are $20.00, which includes a full dinner.  Feel free to arrive early and socialize with others in your field beginning at 4:00 PM at the no-host bar.


Location:  In the conference room at Añejo Restaurant

329 West Felicita Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 (in the Vons shopping center).


Upcoming events: 

–          March 21:       Next month, Bradley A. Prill, CIH, CSP, will be providing our next safety presentation.  Designed for the non-trade project professional visiting the jobsite, the presentation will be geared toward the architect, engineer, and inspector project-team members to identify the common pitfalls that affect this group.  Mr. Prill is the principal consultant of Industrial Safety Professionals, Inc. 


–          April:                    Nathan Larson SE, Supervising Structural Engineer/Field for DSA region 04, is on the schedule to present DSA concerns and business to the inspector community in April. 

Location TBD

For further information please contact:

George Lentulo, president

San Diego Chapter ACIA


Access Code Stakeholder Forum – February 22, 2018

Access Code Stakeholder Forum – February 22, 2018

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) is conducting a public meeting to present initial drafts and solicit public input on proposed code amendments to the accessibility provisions of the California Building Standards code. 

The meeting takes place in Sacramento on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may participate by teleconference and/or WebEx (details are included in the meeting agenda); attend a videoconference at the DSA regional offices in Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego; or, attend in person at the Division of the State Architect, Headquarters Office located at 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811 in Conference Room B. 

The agenda and other supporting documents for this meeting are available on the DSA’s Access 2019 webpage.

Special Inspection Reporting Requirements

Special Inspection Reporting Requirements

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the new Interpretation of Regulations (IR) 17-12: Special Inspection Reporting Requirements.

The California Administrative Code requires all special inspectors to prepare and submit detailed daily inspection reports outlining all work inspected regardless of whether such inspections indicate the work is satisfactory or non-conforming. Reporting requirements set forth in this IR are applicable to all special inspection activities whether performed on-site or at a fabricator’s facility.

This document provides clarification of specific code requirements relating to special inspection report content requirements for projects under DSA’s jurisdiction.

Please direct any questions to Eric France, Construction Supervisor II, Codes and Standards Unit, at

ACIA Inland Empire Chapter Meeting February 1, 2018

Fellow ACIA Members:

The Inland Empire Chapter of the American Construction Inspectors
Association wishes to invite all our members to our monthly meeting on
Thursday February 1, 2018.

Please attend and support your ACIA Inland Empire Chapter. We need your

Inland Empire Chapter President: Ken Hauck,
All meetings will continue to provide continuing educational credit for ACIA
Registered Construction Inspectors and ICC. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Interested in being a member of A.C.I.A. or an R.C.I (Registered
Construction Inspector)? Visit our website at

Monthly Meeting Agenda:

Dinner/Social 6:00-6:45                                                                                    Mimi’s Cafe
 Announcements 6:45-7:00                                                                      2230 Griffin Way
 Speaker/Training 7:00-8:00                                                                    Corona CA, 92879
 Cost – $5.00 plus the cost of your order.

Phone (951)734-2073

San Diego Chapter News

Monthly Report
for: January 17, 2018

Chapter News: We are proud to announce the latest Registered Construction Inspector
(RCI Div-II*) to be certified under the ACIA, Steven T. Owston. Mr. Owston has been a member of the San Diego Chapter for about 2 years, and works as an inspector with the Facilities Dept. in projects management at San Diego State.

In other chapter news, Steve Owston RCI was selected by unanimous vote of the members attending in January as the chapter Vice President. Thank you for your service, Steve!

*The RCI Division-II Building inspector classification is one of the certifications recognized by CA DGS/DSA that satisfies part of the experience matrix for the DSA Project Inspector exam. The 2018 Schedule for the Project Inspector certification program was posted earlier this month. See the DSA website for more details.

Topics of Discussion in January: CA Title 19 establishes the duties and authority of the Office of
the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The OSFM in turn publishes rules and checklists. At the January
meeting, George Lentulo presented the OSFM checklist that his team uses at SDSU as a guide to the DSA Project Inspector* organizing their own FLS inspections on a jobsite. Inspectors love checklists!

*The DSA’s involvement with Fire and Life Safety review of public schools derives from Government Code Section 14963, enacted in 1992, which states, “The duties and functions formerly conducted by the State Fire Marshal that relate to construction, school, plan checking, and construction inspection are hereby transferred to the Office of the State Architect.”

The meeting was concluded with a quick review of the OSFM bulletin that was recently posted on the DSA website relating to sprinkler-fitter certifications.

For more info see:

Upcoming Meeting: February’s presenter is TBD. Look for the meeting invitation to follow.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Location: Anejo Bar and Grill @ 329 West Felicita Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025