ACIA Sacramento Sierra Chapter Meeting


ACIA Sacramento Sierra Chapter Meeting

May 26th 2016

Topic: What’s in Store for the ACIA?

Speaker: Dennis Dooley

Location: Brookfield’s Restaurant @ 4343 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95842

Phone: (916) 332-0108

Agenda: 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Social Time and Sign in

6:00 p.m. Call meeting to order, Dinner ordered off the menu

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Topic Discussion

7:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourned

Attention members and associates!

Everyone is welcome; no need to be a member and no reservation is needed. Please feel free to

bring a guest. We encourage everyone to become a member of ACIA. Forms are available on-line at or at the sign in table at the monthly meeting. If you have any questions, please forward them to

Thank you for your time and support of ACIA.

Dave Noel, Past Sac./Sierra Chapter President

The next CASp examination is scheduled

Dear DSA Partners:

As a reminder for those planning to sign up for the next CASp examination, registration for the June exam closes in two weeks.

The next CASp examination is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2016, in Fresno, Sacramento, and Los Angeles (Hawthorne). Registration closes on Friday, May 27, 2016. You can register for this exam and others through your CASp Account Login.

More information about the CASp program and examination details are available on the CASp Web page.
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Specified material failure to comply with specifications discovered by Building Inspector

The Second District Issues Useful Case Relative to Commercial General

Liability for Construction Defects, Clarifying CA law on Concept of “Property

Damage” and “Impaired Property”

June 17, 2014

The Second District has issued a useful case relative to Commercial General

Liability for Construction Defects, clarifying California law on the concept of

“property damage” and “impaired property”.

In this recent case, Regional Steel v Liberty Surplus, the subcontractor/steel

fabricator, supplied steel seismic tie hooks that were the wrong angle (90

versus 135 degrees).

The subcontractor sued the owner and GC for non-payment of the contract, which was

followed by a cross complaint back against the subcontractor for damages due to the

tie hooks. Continue reading

Educational Opportunity from WCCC

Presented by Western Council of Construction Consumers:

Advanced Payment Issues Training for Owners & Contractors

Everything Owners & Contractors Need to Know about the Public Works Payment Process

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Owners and Contractors often find themselves in trouble, because they do not fully understand their rights and duties triggered when a payment is due. Learn how to maneuver the legal minefield to make sure you are treated fairly when you make OR demand payments.

Learn all of the ways Contractors can force prompt payments from public owners, and how their payments can substantially increase in value if prompt payments are not made.

Owners will learn the consequences of late payments and how to avoid them; as well as how to “drill down” to determine what is actually due to a Contractor, despite what the bill might say.

See how the latest cases in California courts affect the payment process. This program includes legal issues relating to Prompt Payment Act, False Claims, and Mechanics Liens and Stop Notices.

LEARN ESSENTIAL RULES, TIPS AND PROCESS GUIDELINES concerning progress payments, ex-tra work payments, or change order payments, and the tools governing their enforcement.
Enjoy this fast-moving and entertaining program by two of our most engaging speakers:

MARK STAPKE is a seasoned construction and real estate trial attorney with 32+ years’ experience winning multiple jury trials and arbitrations, and resolving claims favorably for clients at mediation. This includes some of the largest project disputes in California, resulting in $50 million+ recovered for clients. His practice focuses on claims avoidance training for public and private owners; time-related, defect, and bond claims; advice on the contracting process; and administrative proceedings.

PHIL KIRBY has 30+ years’ experience in construction, including projects, maintenance programs and turnarounds, for prominent industrial and commercial clients throughout the United States and United Kingdom. His services include quantity surveying, project cost controls, contractual advice, auditing and claims analysis.

Caltrans District 7, Rm. 01.040A
100 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30 AM: Registration & Networking
9 AM– Noon: Program

REGISTER NOW – Limited seating | Discount for ACIA Members

Please see attached pdf for Registration Form and details.


DSA Academy Classes in June–Accessibility

Just a reminder that the DSA Academy is offering Accessibility classes in June in Oakland! 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])

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

  • June 7, 2016 – Oakland

Plan Review – Accessibility (2013 CBC)

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

  • June 8, 2016 – Oakland

Accessible Public Housing Regulations, Standards and Guidelines

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

  • June 9, 2016 – Oakland

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

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

  • June 10, 2016 – Oakland

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 not yet done so, please create an Academy profile. Once logged on, you may register using our online registration system:

If you prefer to submit a check for the class fee, please create an Academy account profile by following the link above. Once your account is established, please submit a check with the registration form:

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

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.


If you would like to take all four Oakland Accessibility classes (June 7-10), the fourth class is free! Please contact Larry Meade at, before registering, if you would like to choose this option.


Revised Form – DSA 103: Listing of Structural Tests and Special Inspections

The Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) revised testing and inspection form, DSA 103: Listing of Structural Tests and Special Inspections: 2013 CBC (Excel – 363 KB), is now available. The revised DSA 103 may be used now, and becomes mandatory for all projects submitted on or after Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Significant changes to the DSA 103 are listed below:

  • The name of the form is now Listing of Structural Tests and Special Inspections.
  • An appendix for design professionals to identify exemptions from special inspections was added.
  • Requirements for identification and testing of anchor rods and bolts are provided (item 17).
  • Installation torque verification requirements for non-high strength bolts are provided (item 27).

Minor changes to the DSA 103 are listed below:

  • Project-inspector-performed inspections are no longer identified on the DSA 103 to avoid confusion regarding the scope of special inspections performed by the project inspector. Many code-recognized special inspections not included in the DSA 103 are performed by the project inspector rather than a special inspector.
  • Other miscellaneous modifications to various items.

The accompanying instructions document, DSA 103 Instructions (PDF – 184 KB), has also been updated and posted to the DSA Forms Web page.


June 27, 2016 CASp Exam – Open Book Project Type and Registration Deadline

The Open Book and Closed Book CASp examinations are scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2016, in Fresno, Sacramento, and Los Angeles (Hawthorne). Registration closes on Friday, May 27, 2016. You can register for this exam and others through your CASp Account Login.

The project type for the Open Book portion of the CASp examination on Monday, June 27, 2016, is a new hotel. A List of Reference Materials (PDF – 15 KB) is available.

More information about the CASp program and examination details are available on the CASp Web page.


Delegation of Authority for Modular and Relocatable Buildings

As previously announced, the Division of the State Architect (DSA) is changing the delegation of authority for the school district’s design professional in general responsible charge of a project. For projects submitted to DSA for plan review on or after April 22, 2016, the school district’s 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. A new bulletin, BU 16-01, is now available to provide guidance regarding the revised process.

The form DSA 1: Application for Approval of Plans and Specifications, and associated construction-related documents were revised to incorporate these changes into the plan approval and construction certification processes. A new form, DSA 1-MR, was created for identification of the building manufacturer’s design professional(s), 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. The latest versions of these forms and other documents revised to implement the change are now available on DSA’s Forms and Publications Web pages.


DSA’s Quarterly Form and Publication Changes Summary

The First 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 January, February, and March of 2016. We offer our sincere apologies that an update did not go out for the third and fourth quarters of 2015; July through December of last year are also included in this update.

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

Please contact with any questions about this information.


2016 California Administrative Code – Part 1 Regulations

The 2016 California Administrative Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1) became effective January 24, 2016. The Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) Part 1 Final Express Terms document is currently undergoing final publication procedures through the California Building Standards Commission (BSC) for the 2016 California Code of Regulations, and is anticipated to be published in July of 2016.

To view the current Part 1 regulations, please see the Final Express Terms document on the DSA or BSC website.