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Proposition 39 Projects: Table 2

Table 2: DSA Requirements for Accessibility Upgrades
No. Project Type Path of Travel Access Upgrades:
Required?
Path of Travel Access Upgrades:
Applicable 2013 Code Sections
1 Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning No[2] 11B-202.4 Exceptions: 7
2 Reroofing with “cool” roof No[2] 11B-202.4 Exceptions: 7
3 Weatherization/caulking No[3] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
Exceptions: 7
4a Window replacement (glazing only) No[3] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
Exceptions: 7
4b Window replacement (frames and glazing) Yes[4] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
5a Window shading devices—window screens (applied to glazing) No[5] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
5b Window shading devices—solar shading devices requiring structural attachment Yes[6] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
6 Energy Management Systems (EMS) No[7] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
Exceptions: 7
7 Lighting upgrades—re-lamping, ballast replacements, fixture replacement No[8] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
Exceptions: 7
8 Water-heating upgrades No[9] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4
Exceptions: 7
9 Skylights Yes[10] 2-202 Definitions
“Alterations” and 11B-202.4



211B-202.4 Path of Travel Requirements in Alterations, Additions and Structural Repairs.
When alterations or additions are made to existing buildings...
Exceptions:
7. Projects consisting only of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, reroofing, electrical work not involving placement of switches and receptacles, cosmetic work that does not affect items regulated by this code, such as painting, equipment not considered to be a part of the architecture of the building or area, such as computer terminals and office equipment shall not be required to comply with 11B-202.4 unless they affect the usability of the building or facility.

3ALTERATION [DSA-AC] A change, addition or modification in construction, change in occupancy or use, or structural repair to an existing building or facility. Alterations include, but are not limited to, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, historic restoration, resurfacing of circulation paths or vehicular ways, changes or rearrangement of the structural parts or elements, and changes or rearrangement in the plan configuration of walls and full-height partitions. Normal maintenance, reroofing, painting or wallpapering, or changes to mechanical and electrical systems are not alterations unless they affect the usability of the building or facility.

4Replacement of glazing units is considered normal maintenance of the glazing system that does not affect the “usability of the building” and therefore would not qualify as alterations under 11B-202.4.

5Replacement of screens is considered normal maintenance of a glazing sub-system that does not affect the “usability of the building” and therefore would not qualify as alterations under 11B-202.4.

6The addition of fixed and operable solar shading devices, such as horizontal sun shades or vertical fins that require structural connections to the building or ground, is a “A change, addition or modification in construction” and would qualify as alterations under 11B-202.4.

7The addition of an Energy Management System would be a “change to an electrical or mechanical system” and not considered an alteration for purposes of accessibility under 11B-202.4. See note 4 above.

8Lighting Upgrades—re-lamping, ballast replacements, fixture replacement—are “electrical work not involving placement of switches and receptacles.” See note 3 above. By definition, these upgrades are also “changes to mechanical and electrical systems” that would not qualify as alterations for purposes of accessibility upgrades under 11B-202.4.

9Upgrades to water heating systems are considered “changes to mechanical and electrical systems” and not alterations for purposes of accessibility upgrades. See note 5 above.

10The addition of skylights or solar tubes in the roof of an existing building would be “A change, addition or modification in construction” and qualifies as an Alteration. See note 5 above.