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 San Diego Chapter Monthly Meeting April 18, 2018

ACIA San Diego Chapter, in conjunction with the Construction Management Dept. of the SDUSD, is pleased to invite all San Diego area Project Inspectors to our April monthly meeting.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

Location: Training Room A & B at the SDUSD PPO facility
4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, CA 92111

Speaker: Nathan Larson SE, Supervising Structural Engineer/Field, San Diego Regional Office,
Division of the State Architect.

The duties of the Project Inspector, and the relationship between the inspector and the DSA,
are topics that constantly evolving. Mr. Larson will be presenting a talk on the coming changes
at DSA, with primary focus given to the DSA inspection program. There will be ample time for
questions and discussion during the event.  See you on 4/18/18!

Cost: Admission to this presentation is free, with thanks to Director Don Webb.

Please RSVP to your supervisor or one of the contacts listed below, as seating is limited.

If you do not have an SDUSD ID badge, please park in the upper parking lot on
Ruffner St. (see attached map) and check in at the front reception desk.

American Construction Inspectors Association ( is both an educational
association and a certifying entity for inspectors. Their RCI Division II (Building Inspector)
certification is recognized by many AHJs, including the US Navy, and is found within the DSA
qualifications matrix for exam eligibility.

Most ACIA presentations apply toward CEUs for RCI and ICC certification renewal. Many other
organizations, such as AIA, are now accepting ACIA seminars for fractional CEU credits.

George Lentulo , Chapter President 760-443- 1057
Steve Owston, RCI; Vice-president 909-758- 3839

List of Available Project Inspectors for School Districts

Division of the State ArchitectList of Available Project Inspectors for School Districts

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) is providing, as a temporary courtesy, a list of Project Inspectors (PI) that are currently available for work. This list is updated biweekly and is located on the School Construction Inspectorswebpage. 

The list’s information comes from questionnaires completed by the PIs. The list’s accuracy is limited to the information provided by surveys completed by PIs whom are interested in advertising their availability.

For questions, please contact the Project Inspector Unit at (916) 443-9932 or

Document Update: Structural Welding Inspection

Division of the State ArchitectDocument Update: Structural Welding Inspection

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) revised Interpretation of Regulations (IR) 17-3: Structural Welding Inspection: 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007 CBC to further clarify requirements for maintaining identification of completed structural steel specified to receive coatings.

Please direct any questions to Eric France, Code and Standards Unit, at

Economic Census

Economic Census

Economic Census: Computers

The U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. It also measures U.S. businesses every 5 years with the Economic Census. Companies who receive the census are required by law to respond. Due date is June 12, 2018.

Companies report their 2017 year-end numbers for each business location, including sales or revenue, employment, payroll, and industry-specific information. By law, all responses are kept confidential and company data are used for statistical purposes only. 

In early May, respondents will receive an official letter from the Census Bureau with a unique company code and online response instructions.

Learn More

Results from the Economic Census are free and available online. By completing the census, companies are contributing to a wealth of valuable data—and sometimes surprising insights—that can help grow their business.

Announcing the Project Type for the June 2018 CASp Exam & Registration Reminder

The project type for the open book portion of the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination on June 6, 2018, is an Alteration to a Qualified Historic County Administration Building. A List of Reference Materials is available.

The June 2018 CASp examination may include test questions related to the new or amended regulations published in the supplement to the Title 24, Part 2, Volume 1 of the California Building Code, which will become effective July 1, 2018. This supplement is available online on the California Building Standards Commission website.

June 6, 2018 – Oakland and Riverside

  • Open Book — Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Closed Book — Check in begins at 1:30 p.m.

Registration closes on May 8, 2018. You can register for this exam through your CASp Account Login. Register soon – space is limited!

More information about the CASp program and examination details are available on the CASp webpage. Please direct any registration questions to the CASp certification team at (916) 323-2737 or You may direct any questions about CASp Program Administration to (916) 322-2490.

2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle: Structural Safety ─ Public Meeting on April 16, 2018

2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle: Structural Safety ─ Public Meeting on April 16, 2018

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) is holding a public meeting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018 to present and discuss proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 10 for the 2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle. This meeting date was previously announced on the DSA website but was rescheduled in order to comply with the Bagley-Keene Act.

The meeting will take place at the DSA Headquarters office located at 1102 Q Street, 5th Floor, Conference Room B, Sacramento, CA, 95811. Remote facilities will also be available to allow public participation via video conference at each of DSA’s regional offices located in Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. Alternate means of participation will be available via teleconference and Zoom conferencing as detailed in the agenda.

This meeting will be made accessible to members of the disabled community and any persons requiring a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate may make a request by contacting Amanda Phillips at (916) 324-5799 a minimum of three (3) calendar days in advance of the meeting date.

To view the agenda and draft copies of the Initial Express Terms and Initial Statement of Reasons, please refer to DSA’s Structural Safety Code Newswebpage.
Please direct any specific questions regarding this public meeting to Amanda Phillips at
We look forward to your participation.

ACIA Inland Empire Monthly Meeting April 5, 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 April 5, 2018.

Please attend and support your ACIA Inland Empire Chapter. We need your
attendance. We will be discussing election of new Chapter Board Members
and debate to close the Inland Empire Chapter due to lack of participation
from the chapter members.

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 
 Announcements 6:45-7:00
 Speaker/Training 7:00-8:00 
 Cost – $5.00 plus the cost of your order.