August Workshops


Ensuring Safe K-12 Schools:

The Continuing Evolution of DSA

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
DoubleTree Sacramento
DoubleTree Ontario
2001 Point West Way
222 North Vineyard Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815
Ontario, CA 91764
Pre-Registration Closed
Pre-Registration Closed

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.



Registration Fees

Includes Beverages, Lunch, Refreshments & Handouts

August 22 Workshop

Received by August 21, 2017 On-Site
Members: $296 $358
Non-Members: $390 $452

August 24 Workshop

Received by August 23, 2017 On-Site
Members: $296 $358
Non-Members: $390 $452


Cancellation Policy

Must be Received in Writing.

Fax to 916-448-7495 or E-mail to

On or Prior to August 11, 2017
Full Refund
Between August 12-17, 2017
$75 Charge
After August 17, 2017
No Refund

This workshop is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) and the American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA).