The valuation threshold is the annually-updated figure used when determining path of travel accessibility requirements in alterations, additions and structural repair construction projects regulated by California Building Code Chapter 11B.

In accordance with the 2019 California Building Code Chapter 2 definition of VALUATION THRESHOLD, the 2020 valuation threshold is $170,466.00 and will be updated again in January, 2021.

The annual valuation threshold is based on the January 1981 threshold of $50,000 as adjusted using the ENR (Engineering News-Record) 20 Cities Construction Cost Index, 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 (Jan.) Valuation Threshold

2020

11496.31

$170,466.00

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

2019 ACCESS COMPLIANCE ADVISORY MANUAL

The 2019 Access Compliance Advisory Manual is revised to include the 2019 Intervening Code Cycle Supplement published on July 1, 2019, effective January 1, 2020.

The following document contains the 2019 CBC accessibility provisions adopted by DSA and commentary on selected requirements. Commentary is included from the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and from DSA for provisions unique to California. Additionally, an expanded table of contents for Chapter 11B is provided at the beginning of Chapter 11B.

  • 2019 California Access Compliance Advisory Reference Manual (PDF)

The following document provides a summary of significant changes to the CBC as amended by DSA during the Triennial Adoption of the 2019 CBC.

CURRENT 2016 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.

CURRENT 2010 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.

The 2016 CBC accessibility details are no longer available. DSA will no longer support updated standard details and will instead support free training on state and federal accessibility requirements to be available on the DSA Academy webpage. 

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