DSA Advisory Board Regulatory Authority
The DSA Advisory Board derives its authority from the California Building Standards Administrative Code.
2007 California Building Standards Administrative Code
(Part 1, Title 24, C.C.R.)
Article 9. State Advisory Board to the Division of the State Architect
4-355. Advisory Board
The state architect may appoint an advisory board whose duty it is to serve in an advisory capacity to DSA in connection with technical or structural matters and with reference to regulations and requirements pertaining to the administration of the Act. This board shall also act as a board of review relating to enforcement of Title 24 for building projects under the jurisdiction of DSA.
The board shall consist of 17 members appointed by the state architect. Of the appointive members: two shall be structural engineers; two shall be architects; one shall be a geotechnical engineer; one shall be a general contractor; one shall be a local building official; one shall be an electrical engineer; one shall be a mechanical engineer; two shall be school district personnel; one shall be a project inspector; one shall be a fire and panic safety representative; one shall represent the field of accessibility compliance; one shall represent community colleges personnel; and two shall be members of the general public.
Each member shall be appointed for a term of four years and shall hold office until the appointment and qualification of his or her successor or until one year has elapsed since the expiration of the term for which he or she was appointed, whichever first occurs. No person shall serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive terms. The state architect may remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other just cause. All appointed board members may vote. The state architect may also appoint up to three additional ex officio members. State architect-appointed ex officio members may continue to serve until appointment of their successors by the state architect. Appointed ex officio members may vote.
Appointive members, except for the public members and the appointed ex officio members, shall be qualified by close connection with public school and state building design and construction. They shall be appointed from nominees recommended by the governing bodies of California-based professional organizations representing school districts, architects, engineers, construction inspectors, construction managers, consultants and facility planners, contractors, building officials and fire and panic safety representatives.
There shall be eight state representative members of the board, who shall be: the State Architect; the State Geologist; the Executive Director of the California Seismic Safety Commission; the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; the Chancellor, California Community Colleges; the Director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development; the Deputy Director of the Department of General Services, Real Estate Services Division; and, the State Fire Marshal; or their officially designated representatives. These members are not entitled to vote.
The board shall elect its own chairperson and vice chairperson and shall convene upon the call of the chairperson or the state architect whenever it may be necessary in his or her judgment for the board to meet. The board shall adopt such rules of procedure as are necessary to enable it to perform the obligations delegated to it. The chairperson of the board shall at his or her discretion or upon instructions from the board designate subcommittees to study and report back to the board any technical subject or matter regarding which an independent review or further study is desired or regarding which appeal is made to the board from decisions or rulings of the office. The board members will be reimbursed from the fund defined in Sections 17301 and 81137 of the Act for their reasonable actual expenses in attending meetings, but shall receive no compensation for their services.
Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.
Reference: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.