The annually-updated figure that triggers the requirement for construction-related accessibility measures on the project. Applies to all commercial construction in California.

In accordance with the 2016 California Building Code Chapter 2 definition of VALUATION THRESHOLD, the 2019 valuation threshold is $166,157.00 and will be updated again in January 2020.

The annual valuation threshold is based on the January 1981 threshold of $50,000 as adjusted using the ENR 20 Cities Construction Cost Index, and as published by Engineering News-Record, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, for January of each year.

Valuation threshold for recent years:

Year

ENR Construction
Cost Index (January):

Valuation
Threshold

2019

11205.74

$166,157.00

2018

10878.01

$161,298.00

2017

10531.68

$ 156,162.00

2016

10132.55

$ 150,244.00

2015

9971.96

$ 147,863.00

2014

9664.45

$ 143,303.00

2013

9437.27

$ 139,934.00

2012

9175.94

$ 136,060.00

2011

8938.30

$ 132,536.28

2010

8660.08

$ 128,410.86

2009

8549.06

$ 126,764.66

2008

8090.06

$ 119,958.65

2007

7879.58

$ 116,837.68

2006

7660.29

$ 113,586.07

2005

7297.24

$ 108,202.79

2004

6824.90

$ 101,198.98

2003

6580.54

$ 97,575.63

2002

6461.81

$ 95,815.11

2001

6280.85

$ 93,131.86

2000

6130.36

$ 90,900.40


Current Access Compliance Advisory Manual

The 2016 Code Access Compliance Advisory Manual is revised to include the Intervening Code Adoption Cycle Supplement published on January 1, 2018, effective July 1, 2018.

Archived Access Compliance Advisory Manual

The 2010 CBC – 2013 CBC Cross Reference Matrix is not updated, but is archived along with the 2013 Code Access Compliance Advisory Manual Expanded Table of Contents for Chapter 11B and the 2013 Code Access Compliance Advisory Manual and will remain available on the DSA website.

Design professionals who design projects under the enforcement jurisdiction of the Division of the State Architect (DSA) can find resources that assist in achieving compliance with the accessibility provisions of the 2016 California Building Code.

The details in this library are provided in an effort to assist design professionals, who design projects under the enforcement jurisdiction of the Division of the State Architect (DSA), in achieving compliance with the accessibility provisions of the 2016 California Building Code. There is no obligation to use the details. Design professionals who use the details must select from the library the detail appropriate for the specific design and site conditions for each project. The design professional is required to review the design elements on the detail to determine if they are appropriate for the project, and edit the detail to create a site-specific solution.

The details are provided in PDF format to aid in searching the database for the appropriate detail, and in AutoCAD format so that designers can modify each detail selected as necessary for project-specific design and site conditions. Details will be added to the library as they are developed.

For questions on use of the access details library, and for questions regarding code interpretation on detail content, please contact the appropriate DSA regional office by phone.

Effective Use of the Accessibility Details Library

  1. Use the file folder structure for the appropriate category of details. Search in the PDF folder to locate a detail for use appropriate to the design conditions of your project. Then search the AutoCAD folder to find the DWG file that corresponds to the selected PDF file, and download the file to your computer.
  2. Each detail has a DSA Drawing Number matching its file name. The detail name contains a prefix with a California Building Code (CBC) section number. This detail name must not be changed when edited.
  3. Each detail indicates a referenced CBC edition, including a supplement date if appropriate and an original publish date that must not be changed when edited.
  4. All the graphic and text elements in the drawing are drawn to scale in model space and plotted with “layout” set to “1:1” scale in paper space.
  5. The plot layout is set to plot to scale on either an 8 ½″ x 11″ sheet or an 11″ x 17″ sheet.

How to Use

  1. Modify the detail for project-specific design and site conditions.
  2. Change the drawing detail number from “1” to the specific detail number to be referenced in the project plans.
  3. Review detail indicators in the drawing to determine if additional reference details are appropriate for the project. Fill in cross-reference numbers for the detail indicators and provide the specified details in the project plans. 

Terms of Use

By accessing the Accessibility Details Library, I acknowledge the following:

These details are intended for use on projects under the enforcement jurisdiction of the Division of the State Architect (DSA). DSA does not provide interpretation of the CBC for any other jurisdictional entity; the responsibility for enforcement and interpretation of the CBC for projects outside of DSA’s enforcement jurisdiction remain with the respective authority having jurisdiction.

The architect or engineer of record is responsible to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state accessibility requirements. Use of these details is at the discretion of the architect or engineer of record who is wholly responsible for their use on construction documents or in any other manner. The architect or engineer of record is strongly encouraged to thoroughly review these details and any derivative works for appropriateness to the specific project conditions and for compliance with federal and state accessibility requirements.

DSA will review submitted construction documents for compliance with the accessibility provisions of the CBC. DSA does not have the authority to review for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADAS); compliance of the construction documents with the requirements of the ADAS is the responsibility of the architect or engineer of record.

By clicking this link you are accepting the above terms of use for the Accessibility Details Library

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