K-12 Public Schools rely upon the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for the review and approval of the plans for school buildings. This requirement has been in statute since the passage of AB 2342 (The Field Act) in 1933 following the devastating earthquake in Long Beach. The goal of that statute is to have a single state agency certify the structural integrity of classrooms and ancillary school facilities ensuring that such buildings are designed to counteract the lateral forces generated by earthquakes so as to safeguard students and teachers.
This workshop will offer information on recent and ongoing endeavors by DSA including, but not limited to:
- The New Appointment Process for Plan Submittal Projects
- Fee Increases for Plan Checking
- Use of Technology to Improve Efficiency and Expedite Services
- Construction Change Directives
- Responsibility of Architects and Structural Engineers for Sign-Off Involving Modular Buildings
- Certification of Legacy Projects
Questions to Be Addressed:
- Are the new DSA processes working?
- What is DSA doing right? Have you given feedback?
- What is not working? Have you told DSA?
- Have the DSA changes benefited you and your school district clients?
- What is the level of satisfaction of districts, architects, builders, inspectors and others?
- What are you doing to help DSA help you?
This Workshop will offer an opportunity for attendees to hear as architects, project managers, contractors, modular manufacturers, project inspectors, close-out specialists and school district owner’s representatives’ dialogue with DSA leaders.