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 www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/NewsEvents.aspx.

Please contact DSAcommunication@dgs.ca.gov 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.

Wheels up Webinar

Engineering News-Record Presents

Wheels Up: Configuring Airport Construction Projects for Smooth Flight

You are invited to attend Engineering News-Record’s upcoming free webinar on March 22 at 2 p.m. ET, where we will discuss how today’s airport capital project managers are using technology to pull construction teams together. This close-knit relationship forges partnerships, enables earlier decisions and produces more collaborative and resilient projects.

ENR will sit down with three key stakeholders in a current leading-edge airport project for a discussion of how it is working, what’s going right, and what unintended consequences have occurred.

Register now or visit enr.com/webinars for more information.

Hope to “see” you there!

Scott Seltz, Publisher
Engineering News-Record


DSA Academy Classes in April-Accessibility and CASp 101

Just a reminder that the DSA Academy is offering Accessibility and Certified Access Specialist (CASp) classes next month!

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


Take all four Sacramento-area Accessibility classes (April 12 through 15) and the fourth class is free! Before registering, contact Larry Meade at Laurence.Meade@dgs.ca.gov to choose this option.


CASp 101: Certification and Practice

  • April 1, 2016 – Clovis – New Location
  • April 22, 2016 – Los Angeles


Space is limited, so we strongly recommend that you use our on-line 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 at Laurence.Meade@dgs.ca.gov.

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


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

SMACNA’s Southern CA Technical Seminar

26th Annual SMACNA’s Southern CA Technical Seminar

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
1717 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Tentative Schedule

12:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Session 1 Fire Life Safety
3:00 p.m. – Trade Show and Dessert
3:30 p.m. – Session 2 HVAC Air Duct Leakage
5:00 p.m. – Door Prize Drawing (Be sure to bring business cards)

SMACNA is proud to announce this year’s guest speaker Eli P. Howard, III, Executive Director Technical Services for SMACNA National. As SMACNA’s Executive Director, Technical Services, Eli has the overall responsibilities of more than 30+ SMACNA Technical and ANSI Standards related to the HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry.

We look forward to hearing what new and updated information Eli will bring to this year’s event.

Session 1 (Approximately 1.5-2 hours)

Fire Life Safety

This presentation provides an overview of installing, inspecting and maintaining the various types of dampers in HVAC systems in new and existing buildings. You will also review how to inspect, test and maintain smoke control systems.

Successful completion of this course will be documented with a Certificate of Course Completion.

Session 2 (Approximately 1.5-2 hours)

HVAC Air Duct Leakage

This session is an in depth discussion on leak testing HVAC duct. Topics include understanding the difference between “system” leakage and “duct” leakage, how to properly specify leakage testing, what various codes and standards require with regard to leakage testing and the misconceptions related to leakage testing.

AIA Credits will be available upon completion of this course. Be sure to provide your information on the AIA sign in sheet at the end of the session.

  • Important Information
  • Enjoy hosted snacks and lunch while vising the Industry Trade Show.
  • This event is complimentary to Architects, Engineers, Building Officials, Inspectors, Contractors, & SMACNA Members & Affiliates.
  • Please make copies and forward to any of your colleagues that may want to attend.
  • Purchase SMACNA technical manuals at a LOW seminar price!
  • Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to be entered in the raffle drawing!

Deadline to RSVP by Wednesday, April 6, 2016

See attached RSVP Cards to RSVP.

See Printable Flyer (jpg).





Educational Opportunities

Accessibility Professionals Association (APA)-San Antonio Regional Training- April 15, 2016

Receive up to 8 hrs of TDLR, AIA or ICC credit.


  • Attend in person for 4 hrs or 8 hrs of CE/LU training for TDLR, AIA and ICC
  • Each class is offered via webinars for self reporting.

(Note – these courses were offered at the 2016 Annual Meeting in January)

Tentative Agenda April 15, 2016:

8:00 am – 8:30 am – Registration

8:30 am – 10:30 am – Title II and III, (self reporting). Attendees learn about the legislative and legal requirements for Title II entities and the types of facilities and services covered and not covered under Title III as well as requirement for barrier removal and path of travel.
Speaker Peter Grojean

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – 2016 Best of the Worst Errors and Violations – TDLR #14600 2 CE (TAS), AIA/CES APA 165 2 LU/HSW, ICC #5245 0.2 CEU. This program is a slideshow of common and uncommon errors in the design and construction of facilities.
Speaker Peter Grojean

12:30 – 1pm – Lunch – not included. An order will be taken for lunch delivery by Jason’s Deli or you may bring your own lunch.

1pm – 3pm – Variance Application How 2 – One hour TDLR CE. – TDLR #14053 (provider #14970)1 CE (TAS), AIA/CES 159 1 LU, ICC #5243 #5243 0.1 CEU. This course will cover the compilation of a complete and thorough variance application when a construction project owner believes that TAS compliance cannot be achieved. (Note – 2 full hours of credit but 1 hr. will be self reporting for TDLR, as TDLR has only registered this course for 1 hr. of CE)
Speaker Bob Posey, Program Manager, AB Program, TDLR.

3pm – 5pm – Complete Barrier Free Design for Landscapes – TDLR# 14498 2CE (TAS), AIA/CES APA163 2 LU/HSW, ICC #5241 0.2 CEU. ADA Standards for Accessible Design specify requirements for play areas, golf course and other areas of recreation. This program will identify common errors and clever solutions for designing accessible landscapes.
Speaker Jack McClellan

Note – Obtain your annual TDLR – RAS required continuing education credits by attending the entire day

Register now at the following link:
APA Regional CE Training-Webinars or 4-8 Hr Option-San Antonio – 4/15/2016

8 hrs. – Member $120. Non-Member $200.
4 hrs. – Member $60. Non-Member $100.
Internet per Class-self reporting – Member $15. Non-Member $30.

UC Davis Extension Construction Management Courses Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Construction Management Courses from UC Davis Extension


Integrating Construction Management Principles

  • Mon. April 4-May 23 and June 6, 5:30-8:30. Tues. May 31, 5:30-8:30.
  • Sacramento: Galleria, 2901 K St.
  • $815. Enroll in section 154CNM205.
  • Special discounts: BIA, ASPE, SRBX.

[ONLINE!] Project Scheduling and Management

  • Passwords are issued starting April 13. Complete your course by June 24. Late enrollment available until April 20.
  • $815. Enroll in section 154CND202.
  • Special discounts: ASPE, BIA, SRBX.

To enroll or for more information and a full list of what we offer, visit UC Davis Extension at www.extension.ucdavis.edu/business or call (800) 752-0881.

Cal OES Upcoming Training

Cal OES Upcoming Training

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Training and Exercise Division

February 2016

February 24, 2016 – Wednesday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(AWR-330) Incorporating Whole Community Inclusive Planning into the Emergency Management Process
Rialto, CA, CA – San Bernardino County Fire Department
Registration Closed
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March 2016

March 08, 2016 – Tuesday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
MORNING SESSION: MGT-347 NIMS Incident Command System Forms
Mather, CA – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – Building D/California Training Room
Waiting List Registration
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March 08, 2016 – Tuesday
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
AFTERNOON SESSION: MGT-347 NIMS Incident Command System Forms
Mather, CA – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – Building D/California Training Room
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Only 17 Seats Remaining

March 11, 2016 – Friday
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class
Mather, CA – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – Building D/California Training Room
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Only 19 Seats Remaining

March 11, 2016 – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class
Santa Ana, CA – American Red Cross
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Only 31 Seats Remaining

March 28-30, 2016; Monday – Wednesday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
L-550 Continuity Planners Workshop
Santa Barbara, CA – University of California Santa Barbara, Environmental Health & Safety – B2
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Only 6 Seats Remaining

April 2016

April 01, 2016 – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class
Santa Ana, CA – American Red Cross
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Only 36 Seats Remaining

April 08, 2016 – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class
Santa Ana, CA – American Red Cross
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April 26, 2016 – Tuesday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cyber Security
Mather, CA – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
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April 26-27, 2016; Tuesday – Wednesday
Day 1/April 26: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Day 2/April 27: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MGT-385 Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning
Mather, CA – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Building D
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