SAP Training

Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class Synopsis

The Safety Assessment Program utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, licensed architects, and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by CA OES with cooperation from professional organizations.  CA OES issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.

The following describes the material covered:

SAP Overview:  Concept of operations, evaluator qualifications, deputizing, liability issues, worker’s compensation, program requirements, activation sequence, and responsibilities.

Safety Assessment Process and Procedures:  Earthquake effects, windstorm and flood effects, explosion effects, SAP placards, evaluation process, evaluation procedures.

Building Evaluation:  Small group activity, residential structures, occupancy to reduce shelter demand, manufactured homes, historic buildings, evaluation of residential structures, occupancy of damaged structures.

Lifeline Systems and Facilities:  Geotechnical evaluation, airports, bridges, roads and highways, pipelines, pump stations, tank reservoirs, wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants.

Other Hazards:  High winds, floods, fires, explosions.

Safety:  During field inspections, critical incident stress disorder, hazardous materials, Urban Search and Rescue markings, safety checklist.

 

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Document Update – IR 16-5.16 Issued: Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands: 2016 CBC

Document Update – IR 16-5.16 Issued: Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands: 2016 CBC

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the issuance of Interpretation of Regulations IR 16-5.16:  Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands: 2016 CBC (PDF). The information was revised in its entirety for the 2016 California Building Code.  Highlights of the changes are as follows:

  • Requirements for DSA acceptance of folding and telescopic seating fabricators are revised.
  • Additional information is provided to define the seismic loads used for the design of both outdoor bleachers and indoor folding and telescopic seating. 
  • Wind load requirements for outdoor bleacher stringers and girders are clarified. 
  • The load combinations in International Code Council 300 are supplemented.

Please direct any questions to Diane Gould, supervising structural engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at diane.gould@dgs.ca.gov.

Document Update – Revision of IR on Non-destructive Testing of Structural Welds: 2016 and 2013 CBC

Document Update – Revision of IR on Non-destructive Testing of Structural Welds: 2016 and 2013 CBC

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the revision of the DSA Interpretation of Regulations on the code requirements for testing laboratories that perform nondestructive testing (NDT) of structural welds for projects under the jurisdiction of DSA.

The information in IR 17-2: Non-destructive Testing (NDT) of Structural Welds: 2016 and 2013 CBC (PDF) has been updated for the 2016 and 2013 editions of the California Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24). Highlights of the changes are as follows:

  • Clarified NDT Level II employment requirements.
  • Clarified NDT equipment and calibration requirements.
  • Clarified NDT reporting requirements.

Please direct any questions to Eric France, Lab Program Administrator, Code and Standards Unit, at eric.france@dgs.ca.gov.

URGENT! Deadline for Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship applications is approaching!

Dear Members and friends of APA, 

Scholarship packets were sent out to Texas colleges and universities last fall. However, we have received only one application, so far.  So please spread the word about the scholarship fund.  Reminder to all members: Your children are eligible if they meet all criteria. All the information can be found on the APA website Jim Boyce Scholarship page. The application deadline is March 31st, 2017.

Thank you to everyone who is helping us honor the memory of Jim Boyce.

Jimmy Bell, Chair, JBMS Committee

DSA Academy – May CASp 101 Classes

DSA Academy – May CASp 101 Classes

We are pleased to announce an added May DSA Academy CASp 101 class! For more information about the class, learning objectives, and to register, click on the class title below. Additional dates and locations for 2017 DSA Academy classes are also posted online.

CASp 101

More detailed registration information and instructions are available on the DSA Academy Registration Information webpage.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact us at DSAacademy@dgs.ca.gov.

STA Upcoming Event: Environments As We Age

Environments As We Age

An overview of design considerations which can easily be addressed now to not only allow us to age in place later but also have others visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging

DATE: March 22, 2017
ORGANIZER: AIA Long Beach/ South Bay
LOCATION: P2S Engineering is at 5000 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90815
 

DSA Academy – April Accessibility and CASp 101 Classes

DSA Academy – April Accessibility and CASp 101 Classes

We are pleased to announce the April DSA Academy Accessibility and CASp 101 classes! For more information about the class, learning objectives, and to register, click on the class title below. Additional dates and locations for 2017 DSA Academy classes are also posted online.

ACCESSIBILITY
We offer a multi-class discount (buy three, get one free) on the accessibility classes if you take the classes as a set. Contact Megan Sabbah for information on how to receive one free class.

CASp 101

More detailed registration information and instructions are available on the DSA Academy Registration Information webpage.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact Megan Sabbah at Megan.Sabbah@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 324-8932.