The Division of the State Architect (DSA) announces the release of BU 19-04:  DSA Acceptance of ICC-ES California Building Code Supplement to ICC-ES Evaluation Reports. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide notice to product manufacturers, design professionals and DSA staff clarifying Division of the State Architect (DSA) acceptance of ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC-ES) California Building Code® (CBC) Supplements to evaluation reports that are specific to DSA-adopted regulations in the CBC.

ICC-ES has begun a service to evaluate products to the California Building Code (CBC), Title 24, California Code of Regulations. In addition, ICC-ES will specifically evaluate CBC sections and amendments adopted by DSA and provide the results in a supplement to the product evaluation report.

Evaluation reports which assess a product for CBC compliance may streamline DSA review and acceptance of the product for a specified use on a given project. However, DSA cannot endorse evaluation reports or the ICC-ES supplements, nor offer that these supplements will ensure a product’s acceptance for a specified use on a given project.  DSA assesses every submittal for its applicability to the specified use; and as stated in Section 4.4 of IR A-5, for certain types of products, the evaluation report may not be the sole basis for acceptance.

For questions regarding valid evaluation reports in accordance with DSA IR A-5, contact the applicable DSA regional office.