Overview

The public has instant access to the most updated information published by DSA in regards to listing of available professionals and access to construction project documents. Additional information about each of the databases and listings, and links to the resource, is below.

What does the report mean?

The report is an inventory of public school buildings constructed of concrete, masonry, and steel and submitted to the Division of the State Architect (DSA) before July 1, 1978 (prior to implementation of the 1976 Uniform Building Code). Wood frame buildings were not part of the survey.

Survey was conducted from archival records of DSA-approved file sets for new construction projects and did not include alterations, additions, relocatable buildings or rehabilitation projects. The inventory is based on review of approximately 16,000 of 42,000 total projects received prior to July 1, 1978.

Reviews consisted of quick evaluation by structural engineers of existing plans to determine the type of building construction, square footage, and lateral force resisting systems. Seismic forces and distance from a fault were determined using California Division of Mines and Geologymaps.

Report did not rank or identify specific buildings that may be at risk.

Are any of my buildings on the list? If so, which ones?

The inventory is a statewide statistical database and will have substantial variability for any specific school district. The school district may have buildings that are not within the database.

Upon request, DSA will provide a list of identified buildings based on application number, date of submittal of application, name of school at time of submittal and type of building.

Be aware that the accuracy of a finding pertaining to a specific building might vary from current school site or district configurations. It is not uncommon for names of schools, building designations or building use to have been changed since the time of application submittal.

If my building(s) are on the list, what should I do next?

DSA recommends that a district wide survey of all campuses be conducted by a California licensed structural engineer to identify buildings that may pose a seismic risk and assist the district in prioritizing necessary actions to be taken.

A more detailed evaluation, and possibly retrofit design, of identified buildings should be undertaken in order of priority and available funding.

How will I fund any necessary retrofit work?

The AB 300 report was originally intended only to provide information to enable policymakers to make informed, cost-effective decisions to address the problem.

Contact the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) regarding state funding available for school construction projects.

What can DSA do for us?

Upon request, DSA will make available plans and records to districts for specified school buildings. DSA may charge fees to recover costs associated with retrieval and duplication of the documents.

After identification and assessment by the district of at risk buildings, DSA will be available for pre-retrofit evaluation and design consultations.

DSA will be available for consultation and advice on necessary testing of existing materials and construction during the evaluation phase.

What survey tools should we use to evaluate an existing building?

For an initial evaluation of a building, DSA recommends a Tier One evaluation, either FEMA 310: Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings or ASCE 31-03. A Tier Two evaluation may be utilized at the district’s discretion.

A detailed evaluation and rehabilitation design shall follow Title 24 provisions.

If a building has been modernized, does that mean it has been seismically retrofitted?

Most modernization projects do not have a seismic retrofit component. Check with the architect for the modernization project to determine if a seismic retrofit was included.

The California Building Code requires seismic retrofits for projects when the construction cost of the modernization project exceeds 50 percent of the replacement cost of the building.

How do I determine the Seismic Vulnerability Category for buildings on the list?

Table 2 on page 12 of the report shows the grouping of the structural systems for the Seismic Vulnerability Category. Each building on the inventory list has been assigned a structural system. By comparing the structural system of the specific building with the structural systems shown in Table 12, the Seismic Vulnerability Category can be determined.

Must a building be shown on the AB 300 list to qualify for Proposition 1D funding?

No.

Are schools required by law to do anything about their Category 2 buildings?

No.

Why do sold, demolished or not in use buildings still show on the AB 300 list?

Buildings remain on the list, with current status, so that questions regarding earlier versions of the list can be answered.

Why are there buildings listed that do not belong to my district?

Many possible causes. It may have been a data entry error on the original survey data base. District boundaries may have shifted since the building was constructed, and the school was absorbed by an expanding district, or split away as new districts formed. Notifying DSA of any inaccurately assigned buildings can generally clear this up quickly.

Sometimes school names change, or old names are transposed to newly constructed buildings or campuses. This can complicate connecting the buildings on the list to buildings on the ground.

Finally, DSA may have reviewed and approved plans for a new building, but our archives do not reflect a district’s subsequent decision not to build.

Why would there be qualifying buildings on campuses in my district that do not appear on the list?

Buildings constructed before the Field Act became law (1933) would not be in the DSA records as DSA was not involved in school construction prior to the Act. Hence these buildings would not have been captured by the original AB 300 survey.

It is possible buildings were missed for other reasons.

A survey of K–12 public school buildings constructed before the 1976 California Building Code (CBC) went into effect that provides an overview of the scope of the seismic safety challenges with these structures.

SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTION

Districts are able to determine the expected seismic safety performance of any buildings in their district by means of a detailed seismic evaluation. Districts may submit a form DSA 300: Seismic Safety Inventory Update for any changed or added buildings. If the status of any building has changed, the district may submit a hard copy of the AB 300 list pages showing those buildings with a check in the appropriate box.

BACKGROUND

In October 1999, AB 300 (Corbett) was chaptered. (The text of the bill is included in the AB 300 report as Appendix A.) It added Section 17317 to the California Education Code.

The law required the Department of General Services (DGS) to survey the state's kindergarten through grade 12 school buildings. Community college buildings were not involved. The purpose of the report was to provide lawmakers with an overview of the scope of the seismic safety challenge these structures represented, and to quantify the problem so that informed, cost-effective decisions could be made to address the issue.

The survey focused on buildings constructed before the 1976 California Building Code (CBC) went into effect, since that edition of the CBC incorporated more stringent seismic safety standards. Also, the survey dealt only with buildings in use and occupied by students and teachers. Wood frame buildings were not surveyed since wood frame buildings are expected to do well in an earthquake. The survey divided the remaining buildings into two categories, depending on the structural system employed in their construction (these systems are explained in Appendix B of the final report):

  • Category 1 - Building types that are likely to perform well and are expected (but not guaranteed) to achieve life-safety performance in an earthquake.
  • Category 2 - Building types not expected to perform as well as Category 1 in an earthquake, which require detailed seismic evaluation to determine if they can achieve life-safety performance.

The law also required DGS to submit a report of its findings to the Legislature.

The PC (pre-check) program provides for DSA approval of a manufacturer’s relocatable or modular building design plans that may be incorporated by school districts in preparation of a site-specific project.

The notices posted below were completed by Certified Access Specialists (CASp) who inspected the premises for compliance with applicable construction-related accessibility standards. CASps must file these notices within 10 days of inspecting a business.

NOTICES, LISTED BY BUSINESS NAME:

BACKGROUND

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 55.56, as amended by Senate Bill 269 (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2016), these businesses may qualify for a 120-day grace period after the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) inspection, during which the business or property owner is not liable for minimum statutory damages in a construction-related accessibility claim, with respect to any violations noted in the CASp inspection report.

DISCLAIMER

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a state agency or employee of a state agency may not be held liable for any injury or damages resulting from any service provided by a certified access specialist whose name appears on the list published pursuant to Government Code Section 4459.7(a).

Facilities on this list purport to have been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and possess a report in accordance with Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act (CRASCA, Civil Code Section 55.53). This list does not imply that the facilities listed are compliant to applicable construction-related accessibility standards.

Additions to this list are made when a business or property owner submits to DSA the business name, city, and date of inspection. Inspection outcomes or findings should not be submitted to DSA. Submissions are made by email to casprogram@dgs.ca.gov or mail.   

GET LISTED!

Submit the form linked below to be included on the voluntary list of Certified Access Specialist in California. Certified Access Specialists List Form (PDF)

INSPECTOR BUSINESS:

  • 3013-3015 Pico Boulevard - Santa Monica - 02/03/19
  • 575 West Pico Blvd LLC - Los Angeles - 04/06/18
  • 1069 W. Highland Ave - San Bernardino - 11/27/17
  • 702 N. 4th Street - San Jose - 02/08/17
  • 1202 Meridian Ave - San Jose - 02/08/17
  • 3575 Stevens Creek Blvd - San Jose - 02/09/17
  • 3220 Stevens Creek Blvd - San Jose - 02/09/17
  • 3395 Stevens Creek Blvd - San Jose - 02/09/17
  • 1004 W. El Camino Real - Sunnyvale - 02/09/17
  • 1921 Jefferson Street - Napa - 06/02/17
  • 2725 Jefferson Street - Carlsbad - 01/16/17
  • 1117-1137 North Mountain Ave - Ontario - 09/12/18
  • 11672-11688 Ventura Blvd - Studio City - 09/12/18
  • 1526-1544 South La Cienega - Los Angeles - 07/18/18
  • 1010 N. Ross Street - Santa Ana - 07/06/18
  • Americoat Powdercoating & Manufacturing - Orange - 05/02/19
  • MGJB Properties, Inc. dba Aroma Laundry & Water - Los Angeles - 06/19/18
  • Anthem Oil - Ontario - 07/15/17
  • Anthem Oil - Rialto - 07/15/17
  • Anthem Oil - San Bernardino - 07/15/17
  • Angel Food Donuts - Long Beach - 09/15/18  
  • Ball Tire - Fresno - 11/29/17
  • Crestmont Mobile Estates - Brea- 04/11/19
  • Covina Chevron - Covina - 07/15/17
  • Dave Tipp Jewelry & Loan - Los Angeles - 06/12/18
  • Darryl F. Gillis Living Trust - Fresno - 02/26/17
  • Executive Hotel Vintage Court - San Francisco - 02/21/19
  • Easton Auto Parts - Fresno - 03/26/18
  • EconoLodge - Hesperia - 03/21/19
  • El Morocco Inn and Spa - Desert Hot Springs - 08/17/17
  • Frazier Farms Market Center - Oceanside - 01/16/19
  • Harry Audell Trust / 2916, 2918, 2920 Magnolia Ave - Burbank - 02/06/18
  • Hydraulic Hose Service - Oakland - 03/04/17
  • Industrial Complex Exterior (13625 Manhasset Road) - Apple Valley - 05/20/19
  • Industrial Complex Exterior (13679 Manhasset Road) - Apple Valley - 05/20/19
  • Industrial Complex Exterior (13630 Pawnee Road) - Apple Valley - 05/20/19
  • Industrial Complex Exterior (13600 Pawnee Road) - Apple Valley - 05/20/19
  • Industrial Complex Exterior (Powhatan Road) - Apple Valley - 05/20/19
  • Johns Drive In Hamburgers - Huntington Park - 07/28/18
  • Laundry Lounge - Los Angeles - 05/10/19
  • Legacy Comics and Cards - Glendale - 04/09/18
  • Las Palmas - Madera - 02/12/18
  • Liberty Tax Service (1905 Pacific Coast Hwy) - Lomita - 04/26/17
  • Los Gatos Tire & Auto Repair - Los Gatos - 07/08/17
  • Major Development, Inc./Plaza Serena Parking Lot - San Marcos, 92078 - 08/03/18
  • MT&H, Inc. - San Bernardino - 04/06/18
  • Norco Camper Co. - Norco - 05/13/19
  • OHG Tower, LP - Santa Monica - 12/11/17
  • Pizza Hut (1901 Pacific Coast Hwy) - Lomita - 04/26/17
  • Parking Lot (1901 - 1905 Pacific Coast Hwy) - Lomita - 04/26/17
  • Sup Noodle Bar (Beach Blvd.) - Buena Park - 05/31/19
  • Sup Noodle Bar (South Street) - Cerritos - 05/29/19
  • South Bay Urgent Care - San Diego - 04/28/17
  • Sunnyside Marketplace - Fresno - 04/13/17
  • Skips Tire and Auto Repair Center - San Jose - 07/09/17
  • Skips Tire and Auto Services - San Jose - 07/15/17
  • Skips Tire and Auto Repair - San Jose - 07/15/17
  • Skips Tire and Auto - Los Altos - 07/15/17
  • Skips Tire and Auto Center - Scotts Valley - 11/03/18
  • The Vox Kitchen - Fountain Valley - 05/28/19
  • Teriburger - Lynwood - 08/06/18
  • Tom's Urban Restaurant - Los Angeles - 07/04/17
  • Tahoe Donner Association, member amenities, public and private - Truckee - 06/21/18
  • Valley Mar Property, LLC - San Gabriel - 07/19/18
  • Vino Grille and Spirits - Fresno - 11/28/17
  • Uniregistry - Newport Beach - 05/21/19
  • Wine Country Hospitality LLC - Napa - 09/07/17    

BACKGROUND

Pursuant to Government Code Section 4459.7(a)(2)(B), the Division of the State Architect (DSA) publishes the following list of businesses inspected by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) since January 1, 2017.

DISCLAIMER

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a state agency or employee of a state agency may not be held liable for any injury or damages resulting from any service provided by a certified access specialist whose name appears on the list published pursuant to Government Code Section 4459.7(a).

Business and property owners can find a the Certified Access Specialists List available on our CASp website.

For more information on the CASp Program, visit our CASp Property Inspection webpage. To find out more about becoming a CASp, visit our Apply and Maintain CASp Certification webpage.

DSA's Certification Box is a cloud based application that identifies uncertified school construction projects. For access information, visit our Certification Box for Construction Projects webpage.

DSAbox is a secure cloud based collaborative solution initiated by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) to allow greater transparency and communication between DSA field engineers and designated stakeholders. DSAbox allows the DSA to set folder permissions to document folders, versioning control, 24/7 mobile and desktop access, and internal enterprise reporting for all documents submitted.

For access information, visit our DSAbox-File-Sharing for School Construction Projects webpage.

Tracking information on public K-12 schools, community colleges, essential services buildings and various other state-owned and leased facilities, as well as listings of project inspectors and laboratories, is available online through our eTracker Database

DSA oversees the certification of two types of gas shutoff valves as required by the Health and Safety Code: Excess Flow Automatic Gas Shutoff Valves (EFV) and Earthquake Sensitive Gas Shutoff Valves (ESV). These gas shutoff valves are for use in residential structures.

Current List of Certified Gas Shutoff Valves

Previous Certified Lists

Qualified Testing Labs for Gas Shuttoff Valves

DSA administers the Laboratory Evaluation and Acceptance program to evaluate laboratories for structural testing and special inspection services. Laboratory facilities that have been evaluated and accepted by DSA to perform services on school projects can be found on the following list:

Click on the name of a facility to view a list of testing and special inspection services for which the facility has been approved.

Find a Project Inspector

All school projects under the jurisdiction of DSA must have a Certified Project Inspector on site. A Certified Project Inspector List is available on the Tracker website.

Project Inspector Availability

The list of available project inspectors is based on a questionnaire completed by project inspectors. It is provided as a temporary courtesy by DSA for school districts and project inspectors, and is updated on a biweekly basis. DSA does not employ project inspectors and the list accuracy is limited to the information provided by surveys completed by project inspectors desiring to indicate their availability for work. (Language is also located below within proposed location.)

Project Inspector Work History

Certified Project Inspector histories can be accessed through the Project Inspector Performance Review Box. Starting March 1, 2015, all projects that project inspectors are working on will be listed in their individual folders. The project folders under the project inspector’s name will contain the DSA 119: Project Inspector Performance Review-SAMPLE (PDF) (individual visits) or DSA 180: Project Inspector Performance Record-SAMPLE (PDF) (recap of visits) forms. Updates are made weekly.

  1. Click the Project Inspector Performance Review Box link.  
  2. Sort the list alphabetically by clicking on the “Name” column heading at the top of the list of Project Inspector Performance Review Box folders. (Note that folders can also be sorted by “Last Updated” date or by file size by clicking on the “Updated” or “Size” column headings.)
  3. For faster scrolling through project inspector listings pages, click on the “1 of 72” (or 29 depending on setting) page indicator at the lower-right or upper-right corner of the Project Inspector Performance Review Box screen. A drop-down menu will appear, allowing you to scroll to and select a page number.
  4. Locate the project inspector you would like to review and click on his/her name.

Note: Some web browsers do not fully support the sort feature within the Project Inspector Performance Review Box. In these cases, the sort option set on the first screen will carry the command to the subsequent folders.

CONTACT DSA Headquarters

Headquarters Office

Division of the State Architect

1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811

 

Reception (916) 445-8100
Fax (916) 445-3521

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