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 Meeting March 22, 2018

This Month:      

ACIA San Diego Chapter, in conjunction with the Construction Management Dept. of the SDUSD, is pleased to invite all San Diego area A/E teams and Project Inspectors to our March monthly meeting.  
Thursday,  March 22, 2018, 1:30 to 3:00 PM.   
Location:   Training Room A & B at the SDUSD PPO facility 4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, CA   92111      
Speaker:  Bradley A. Prill, CIH, CSP, will be providing our next safety presentation.  Designed for the non-tradesman project professional visiting the job site, the presentation will be geared toward the architect, engineer, and inspector project-team members. Topics to be covered include: Case Studies  Insurance Liability and Cost  ISPI Observations  When, Where and Why Inspectors Should Wear PPE  The Unique Inspector Mr. Prill is the principal consultant of Industrial Safety Professionals, Inc.   
Cost:   Admission to this presentation is free. Attendance may provide discount benefits toward your insurance risk rate. Check with your agent or provider. 
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. and check in at the front reception desk (see site view below). 
American Construction Inspectors Association ( is an educational and fraternal association of construction inspectors. Their RCI Building Inspector certification is recognized by many AHJs, and is found within the DSA qualifications matrix for exam eligibility.  
Most ACIA presentations are also applicable toward CEUs for RCI and ICC certification renewal, and other professional licenses, such as the AIA, are now accepting ACIA seminars for fractional credits.  
George Lentulo , Chapter President  760-443-1057 
Steve Owston, RCI; Vice-president  909-758-3839

Hope to see everyone there!

Steven Owston

ACIA LA Basin Chapter Meeting March 21, 2018

Date:                   Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Speaker:              Mitch Taylor with Woodwork Institute

Time:                   6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location:             Mimi’s Café in Downey

                             8455 Firestone Blvd.

                             Downey, CA 90240

DSA Academy – April Accessibility Classes

DSA Academy – April Accessibility Classes

We are pleased to announce the April DSA Academy accessibility classes! For more information about the class, learning objectives, and to register, click on the class title below. Additional dates and locations for 2018 DSA Academy classes are also posted online.

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


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

Please contact should you have any questions or issues with the DSA Academy website.

Registration is Open for June 2018 CASp Exams

Registration is Open for June 2018 CASp Exams

Those seeking Certified Access Specialist (CASp) certification may now sign up for the next examinations.

June 6, 2018 – Open Book and Closed Book Examinations

  • Locations:  Oakland (Elihu M. Harris State Building) and Riverside (Marriott Hotel)
  • Registration closes: May 8, 2018

New check-in times! Check-in time is now 8:30 a.m. for the open book examination and 1:30 p.m. for the closed book examination. The cost is $400 for each examination. Additional information is listed online in the CASp examination schedule.

Register through the CASp Account Login site. You must have an approved application prior to registering. Registration closes one month prior to the examination date or when the exam reaches the maximum capacity seating, whichever occurs first. More information about the examination process is available on the CASp Program Web Page in the “Certified Access Specialists & Examination Candidates” section.

Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Obtaining CASp certification provides you with an opportunity to increase your business, enhances the services you provide to your local community, and helps distinguish your qualifications from those of your peers.

Please direct any registration questions to the CASp certification team at (916) 323-2737 or You may direct any questions about services provided by a CASp to (916) 327-5410.

ACIA Inland Empire Meeting March 1, 2018

American Construction Inspectors Association

Inland Empire Chapter


February 26, 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 March 1, 2018.
Please attend and support your ACIA Inland Empire Chapter. We need your
Inland Empire Chapter President: Ken Hauck,
All meetings will continue to provide continuing education 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 Mimi’s Cafe
 Announcements 6:45-7:00 2230 Griffin Way
 Speaker/Training 7:00-8:00 Corona CA, 92879
 Cost – $5.00 plus the cost of your order. Phone (951)734-2073

ACIA San Diego Monthly Report

For: February 21, 2018

The San Diego Chapter of the ACIA had a fantastic presentation at our monthly meeting
from Tyvek/Dupont. DJ Farley (Tyvek Senior Certified Specialist) & Tony Soriano (Tyvek
Specialist) went into depth on the history of products used over the years to protect buildings.
They discussed HERS Index Ratings, NAHB Research Center and ICC ES ESR testing on products

offered by Tyvek, materials used in products offered by Tyvek such as Nomex and Kevlar, R-
Values, drainable method for sill pan installation, various attachment methods for Tyvek

installations, penetration protection and the basics of product installation procedures.
Tyvek offers a wide variety of products for Building Envelope Solutions, Protective
apparel, Sterile Packaging and more. Be sure to check out the Tyvek website at: and familiarize yourself with some of the products they offer as they have
begun to be specified on a lot more projects and will continue to be. A great way to get familiar
with Tyvek products, as well as many other manufactures products, is by downloading a FREE
app for your smartphone called “Construction Instruction”. It is available on Google Play and
the App Store for iPhone. This app shows videos in HD of all types of products being installed
step by step to ensure installation is done per the manufacturer’s installation instructions as well as being installed the way these products were tested. Very important for warranties and a
great tool for inspectors.
NOTE: Next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 1:30pm – 3:30 pm.
More information will be distributed soon. If you are interested in becoming a member of the
San Diego Chapter of the ACIA and attending meetings, please contact Steven Owston at to be added to the email list where you will be notified of monthly
meetings as well as insightful seminars and other great information in the industry.

ACIA LA Basin Chapter Meeting February 21, 2018

Date:                   Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Speaker:              Ashley Adkins with Hilti

Time:                   6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location:            Mimi’s Café in Downey

                             8455 Firestone Blvd.

                             Downey, CA 90240

San Diego Chapter Meeting Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018

ACIA San Diego Chapter Meeting                  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:00 to 6:30 PM


This Month:       Come enjoy dinner and the company of others in your profession. 


On the recommendation of a DSA-1 inspector, we asked DJ Farley to present an overview on installation of Tyvek products.  An understanding of proper installation methods could prove beneficial to all architects, inspectors, and other individuals employed on school construction that may act as owner’s rep or otherwise take an interest in quality assurance.


DJ Farley  WPL

Senior Certified DuPont Tyvek Specialist

SoWest Region  [C] 619-787-6833

Weatherization Partners, Ltd. | Pushing the Envelope™



Cost:      ACIA San Diego seminars are $20.00, which includes a full dinner.  Feel free to arrive early and socialize with others in your field beginning at 4:00 PM at the no-host bar.


Location:  In the conference room at Añejo Restaurant

329 West Felicita Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 (in the Vons shopping center).


Upcoming events: 

–          March 21:       Next month, Bradley A. Prill, CIH, CSP, will be providing our next safety presentation.  Designed for the non-trade project professional visiting the jobsite, the presentation will be geared toward the architect, engineer, and inspector project-team members to identify the common pitfalls that affect this group.  Mr. Prill is the principal consultant of Industrial Safety Professionals, Inc. 


–          April:                    Nathan Larson SE, Supervising Structural Engineer/Field for DSA region 04, is on the schedule to present DSA concerns and business to the inspector community in April. 

Location TBD

For further information please contact:

George Lentulo, president

San Diego Chapter ACIA