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May 2017 Accessibility and CASp 101 Classes

May 2017 Accessibility and CASp 101 Classes

 

Dear DSA Partners,

We are pleased to announce added May DSA Academy classes: an access compliance class and a CASp 101 class! For more information about the classes, learning objectives, and to register, click on the class title below.
Access Compliance – 2013 & 2016 CBC

  • May 10, 2017 – Palo Alto

CASp 101: Certification and Practice

  • May 19, 2017 – Clovis

Registration Information:
More detailed registration information and instructions are available at:
http://www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Resources/Registration.aspx

Please contact DSAAcademy@dgs.ca.gov should you have any questions or issues with the DSA Academy website.

Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender – New FAQs Document

Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender – New FAQs Document

A frequently asked questions (FAQs) supplement to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) bulletin on the identification of single-user toilet facilities as all-gender is now available!
 
BU 17-01-01 Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender: Frequently Asked Questions contains additional information to assist facility operators and design professionals who design facilities under the enforcement jurisdiction of DSA in interpreting the requirements of Health and Safety Code Section 118600.
 
Please direct any questions to Ida Clair, principal architect, at (916) 322-2490 or ida.clair@dgs.ca.gov.

Document Update – Revision of In-Plant Inspector Inspection Card/Verified Report Form

Document Update – Revision of In-Plant Inspector Inspection Card/Verified Report Form 

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the revision of an inspector form for enhanced usability. The form DSA 152-IPI: In-Plant Inspector Inspection Card/Verified Report was revised to provide the in-plant inspector the ability to quickly verify (via a check box) that all modules for the corresponding building have been fabricated.
 
This form is completed by the in-plant inspector as construction work of modular or relocatable buildings in a manufacturer’s facility progresses.
 
Please direct questions to Ryan Huxley, supervising structural engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at ryan.huxley@dgs.ca.gov.

Document Update – Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Document Update – Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the following changes to bring documents in-line with the Interpretation of Regulations document on design, fabrication and inspection of bleachers, folding and telescopic seating, and grandstands released last month:

Please refer to IR 16-5.16: Design, Fabrication and Inspection of Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands: 2016 CBC for further details about bleacher inspection and testing requirements.

Please direct questions to Ryan Huxley, supervising structural engineer, Code and Standards Unit, at ryan.huxley@dgs.ca.gov.

Regular Rulemaking: Notice of Public Comment Period on 2016 Intervening Code Cycle Supplement

Regular Rulemaking: Notice of Public Comment Period on 2016 Intervening Code Cycle Supplement

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) submitted proposed actions (code changes) intended for inclusion in the 2016 California Building Standards Code Supplement.  
 
The code changes presented by DSA are on the following items:

  • DSA-SS/CC – 2016 California Mechanical Code (Part 4, Title 24)
  • DSA-SS/CC – 2016 California Plumbing Code (Part 5, Title 24)

All comments must be submitted to the Building Standards Commission no later than 5 p.m., May 1, 2017.
 
For more information and to view the proposed code change, please see the California Building Standards Commission website.

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.