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2007 Calirornia Administrative Code 
California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1 



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PREFACE 

This document is the 1st of 12 parts of the official triennial compilation and publication of the adoptions, amendments 
and repeal of administrative regulations to Culifarnin Cink' ofRt'guhiiiuus. Tillc 24. also referred to as the Ciilijbniia 
Buildi/ig Standards Code. This part is known as the California Admin isUative Code, also known as the California 
Building Standards Administrative Code. 

The California Building Standards Coi/f is published in its entirety every three years by order of the California legisla- 
ture, with supplements published in intervening years. The California legislature delegated authority to various state 
agencies, boards, commissions and departments to create building regulations to implement the State's statutes. These 
building regulations, or standards, have the same force of law, and take effect 180 days after their publication unless 
otherwise stipulated. The California Building Standards Code applies to occupancies in the State of Cahfomia as anno- 
tated. 

A city, county, or city and county may establish more restrictive building standards reasonably necessary because of 
Jocal climatic, geological or topographical conditions. Findings of the local condition{s)and the adopted local building 
standard(s)muslbefiled with the California Building Standards Commission to become effective and may not be effec- 
live sooner than the effective date of this edition of the California Building Skind{ird.\ Code. Local building standards 
that were adopted and applicable to previous editions of the California Building Standards Code do not apply to this 
edition without appropriate adoption and the required filing. 

Should you find publication (e.g.. typographical) errors or inconsistencies in this code or wish to offer comments 
toward improving its format, please address your comments to: 



California Building Standards Commission 

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Phone:(916)263-0916 
Fax:(916)263-0959 

Web Page: www.bsc.ca.gov 

For questions on California state agency amendments, please refer to the contact list on page v. 



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CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24 

California Agency Information Contact List 



California Energy Commission 

Energy Hotline (800)772-3300 

Building Efficiency Standards 
Appliance EfTiciency Standards 
Compliance Manual/Forms 

California State Lands Commission 

MarineOilTerminals (562)499-6317 

California State Library 

Construction Standards (916)445-9604 

Corrections Standards Autliority 

LocalAdultJailStandards (916)324-1914 

Local Juvenile Facility Standards (916)324-1914 

Department of Consumer Affairs — Acupuncture Board 

OfTlce Standards (916)445-3021 

Department of Consumer Affairs — Board of Pharmacy 

Pharmacy Standards (916)574-7900 

Department of Consumer Affairs — Bureau of Barbcring 
and Cosmetology 

Barber and Beautv Shop and 

College Standards (916)952-5210 

Department of Consumer Affairs — Bureau of Home 
Furnishings and Thermal Insulation 

Insulation Testing Standards (916)574-2041 

Department of Consumer Affairs — Structural Pest 
Control Board 

Structural Standards (800)737-8188 

Department of Consumer Affairs — Veterinary 
Medical Board 

Veterinary Hospital Standards (916)263-2610 

Department of Food and Agriculture 

Meai&PoultryPackingPlaniStandards . . . (916)654-0509 
Dairy Standards (916)654-0773 



Department of Health Services 

Organized CampsStandards (916)449-5661 

PublicSwimmingPoolsStandards (916)449-5661 

Asbestos Standards (510)620-2874 

Department of Housing and Community Development 

Residential — Hotels, Motels, Apartments 

Single-Family Dwellings (916)445-9471 

Permanent Structures in Mobilehome 

andSpecialOccupancyParks (916)445-0481 

Factory-Built Housing, Manufactured 

Housing and Commercial Modular .... (916)445-3338 
Mobile Homes — Permits & Inspections 

Northern Region (916)255-2501 

Southern Region (951)782-4420 

Employee Housing Standards (916)445-9471 

Department of Water Resources 

Gray WaterlnstallationsStandards (916)651-9667 

Division of the State Architect — Access Compliance 

Access Compliance Standards (916)445-8100 

Division of the State Architect — Structural Safety 

Public Schools Standards (916)445-8100 

Essential Services Building Standards .... (916)445-8100 

Division of the State Architect — State Historical 
Building Safety Board 

Alternative Building Standards (916)445-8100 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development 

Hospital Standards (916)654-3139 

Skilled Nursing Facility Standards (916)654-3139 

Clinic Standards (916)654-3139 

Permits (916)654-3362 

Office of the State Fire Marshal 

CodeDevelopmentandAnalysis (916)445-8200 

Fire Safety Standards (916)445-8200 

Fireplace Standards (916)445-8200 

Day Care Centers Standards (916)445-8200 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS OF 
THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS 
COMMISSION I 

Article 

1-1 General I 

1-2 Duties and Responsibilities of the Building 
Standards Commission and the Executive 
Director I 

1-3 Public Notices and Hearing Dates 2 

1-4 Submission of Nonemergency and Emergency 
Proposed Building Standards to 
the Commission 2 

1-5 Public Participation 3 

1-6 Appeals Procedure 3 

1-7 Conflict of Interest Code 5 

1-8 Public Petition Regulations 5 

1-9 Code Adoption Process 8 

APPENDIX 12 

Article 

1-7 State Building Standards Commission, 

Coordinating Council and Advisory Panels 12 

CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
(HCD-2) |RESERVED| 13 

CHAPTER 3 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE 
MARSHAL (SFM) |RESERVED| 13 

CHAPTER 4 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DIVISION OF THE STATE 
ARCHITECT— STRUCTURAL SAFETY 

(DSA/SS) 15 

Article 

1 Essential Services Buildings 15 

2 State Buildings 22 

3 Local Buildings 27 

GROUP 1 SAFETY OF CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC 
SCHOOLS 29 

Article 

1 General Provisions 29 

2 Definitions 33 

3 Approval of Drawings and Specifications 35 

4 Fees 39 

5 Certification of Construction 40 



6 Duties Under the Act 45 

7 Examination and Report of Existing Buildings 47 

8 Documents and Records 48 

9 State Advisory Board to the Division of the 

Slate Architect for the Field Act 48 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 4 . . 50 

CHAPTERS ACCESS TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

BVPERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 51 

Article 

1 Compliance Procedures 51 

2 Division of the State Architect — Access 
Compliance Processing Product Approvals 53 

3 Acceptance of Detectable Warning and 
Directional Surface Products for Manufacturers 

and Design Professionals 53 

4 Application for Independent Entity Evaluation 
Approval (lEEA) 54 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 5 . . 56 

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING 
AND DEVELOPMENT (OSHPD) 57 

CHAPTER 6 SEISMIC EVALUATION PROCEDURES 
FOR HOSPITAL BUILDINGS 57 

Article 

1 Defmitions and Requirements 57 

2 Procedures for Structural Evaluation 

of Buildings 62 

3 Procedures for Building Systems 77 

4 Procedures for Moment-resisting Systems 79 

5 Procedures for Shear Walls S3 

6 Procedures for Braced Frames 85 

7 Procedures for Diaphragms 86 

8 Procedures for Connections 88 

9 Procedures for Foundations and Geologic 

Site Hazards 90 

10 Evaluation of Elements that Are Not Part of 

the Lateral-force-resisting System 91 

11 Evaluation of Critical Nonstructural 

Components and Systems 93 

APPENDIX— GENERAL SETS OF EVALUATION 
STATEMENTS 99 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 6, . 107 



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CHAPTER 7 SAFETY STANDARDS FOR HEALTH 
FACILITIES 109 

Article 

1 General 109 

2 Definitions 110 

3 Approval of Plans iind Specifications 112 

4 Construction 11 Q 

5 Appeals to the Hospital Building Safety Board . . . 123 

6 Contracts 126 

7 Testing and Inspection 128 

S California Building Standards 129 

19 Certification and Approval of 

Hospital Inspectors 129 

20 Repair of Earthquake Damage 1 36 

21 Plan Review, Building Inspection and 
Certification of Surgical Clinics. Chronic 
Dialysis Clinics and Outpatient 

Services Clinics 137 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 7. . 141 

CHAPTERS ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
SERVICES (DHS) 143 

Article 

1 Public Swimming Pools 143 

2 Retail Food Establishments 143 

3 Organized Camps 143 

4 Hospitals 143 

5 Acute Psychiatric Hospitals 144 

6 Skilled Nursing 144 

7 Intermediate Care Facilities 144 

8 Intermediate Care Facilities for the 
Developmentally Disabled 145 

CHAPTER 9 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND 
HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD (OSHA) 
|RESERVED| 147 

CHAPTER 10 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION 
(CEC) 149 

Article 

1 Energy Building Regulations 149 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR 

CHAPTER 10 160 



CHAPTER II ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND 
AGRICULTURE (AGR) |RESERVED| 161 

CHAPTER 12 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH 
AUTHORITY (YA) (RESERVED) 161 

CHAPTER 13 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE CORRECTIONS STANDARDS 
AUTHORITY (CSA) 163 

Article 

1 Minimum Standards for Local 
Detention Facilities 

163 

2 Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities 
170 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR 

CHAPTER 13 178 

CHAPTER 14 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DOE) 
|RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.1 ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS 
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER 
AFFAIRS (CA) BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY 
|RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.2 ACUPUNCTURE EXAMINING 

COMMITTEE |RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.3 DIVISION OF ALLIED HEALTH 
PROFESSIONS |RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.4 BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL 

EXAMINERS |RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.5 ATHLETIC COMMISSION 

|RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.6 AUCTIONEER COMMISSION 

|RESERVED| 181 

CHAPTER 15.7. BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE 

REPAIR (RESERVED) 181 

CHAPTER 15.8 BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS 
|RESERVED| 182 

CHAPTER 15.9 BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL 

SCIENCE EXAMINERS |RESERVED| 182 

CHAPTER 15.10 CEMETERY BOARD 

|RESERVED| 182 



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CHAPTER 15.1 1 BUREAU OF COLLECTION AND 
INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES |RESERVED|. . . 182 

CHAPTER 15.12 CONTRACTORS^ STATE 

LICENSE BOARD |RESERVED| 182 

CHAPTER 15.13 BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY 

|RESERVED| 182 

CHAPTER 15.14 BOARD OF DENTAL 

EXAMINERS |RESERVED| 182 

CHAPTER 15.15 BUREAU OF ELECTRONIC AND 
APPLIANCE REPAIR |RESERVED| 182 

CHAPTER 15.16 BOARD OF FUNERAL 
DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS 
|RESERVED| 183 

CHAPTER 15.17 BOARD OF REGISTRATION 
FOR GEOLOGISTS AND GEOPHVSICISTS 
|RESERVED| 183 

CHAPTER 15.18 BOARD OF GUIDE DOGS FOR THE 
BLIND [RESERVED! I**3 

CHAPTER 15.19 HEARING AID DISPENSERS 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE |RESERVED| , , , 183 

CHAPTER 15.20 BUREAU OF HOME 

FURNISHINGS |RESERVEDl 183 

CHAPTER 15.21 BOARD OF LANDSCAPE 

ARCHITECTS IRESERVEDj 183 

CHAPTER 15.22 BOARD OF MEDICAL QUALITY 
ASSURANCE IRESERVEDj 183 

CHAPTER 15.23 BOARD OF NURSING HOME 

ADMINISTRATORS |RESERVED| 183 

CHAPTER 15.24 BOARD OF OPTOMETRY 

|RESERVED| 184 

CHAPTER 15.25 BUREAU OF PERSONNEL 

SERVICES (RESERVED) 184 

CHAPTER 15.26 BOARD OF PHARMACY 

|RESERVED| 184 

CHAPTER 15.27 PHYSICAL THERAPY 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE IRESERVED) , , , 184 

CHAPTER 15.28 PHYSlCIAN^S ASSISTANT 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE IRESERVED] ... 184 

CHAPTER 15.29 BOARD OF PODIATRIC 

MEDICINE [RESERVED! I**4 



CHAPTER 15.30 BOARD OF POLYGRAPH 

EXAMINERS |RESERVED| 184 

CHAPTER 15.31 BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL 

ENGINEERS |RESERVED| 184 

CHAPTER 15.32 PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINING 

COMMITTEE |RESERVED| 185 

CHAPTER 15.33 BOARD OF REGISTERED 

NURSES IRESERVED] 185 

CHAPTER 15.34 RESPIRATORY CARE 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE IRESERVED] ... 185 



CHAPTER 15.35 BOARD OF CERTIFIED 
SHORTHAND REPORTERS |RESERVED] 



185 



CHAPTER 15.36 SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND 
AUDIOLOGY EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
IRESERVED] 185 

CHAPTER 15.37 STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL 
BOARD |RESERVED| 185 

CHAPTER 15.38 TAX PREPARERS PROGRAM 

IRESERVED] 185 



CHAPTER 15.39 BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE |RESERVED| . . 



185 



CHAPTER 15.40 BOARD OF VOCATIONAL NURSE 
AND PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN EXAMINERS 
|RESERVED| 186 

CHAPTER 16 CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. . 187 

Article 

1 Scope 187 

2 Definitions 187 

3 Administration and Enforcement 187 

4 Fees 189 

5 California Reading and Literacy 
Improvement and Public Library 
Construction and Renovation Bond 

Act of 2000 190 

Articles. I Scope 190 

Articles.! Definitions 190 

Article 5.3 Administration and Enforcement. 

AllLibrary BondActProjects 191 

Article 5.4 Administration and Enforcement. 
All Library Bond Act Projects. Including 
AH Joint Use Projects 191 

Article5.5 Fees 195 



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APPENDIX— STATE LIBRARY PLANS 

REVIEW FORM 196 

HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR 

CHAPTER 16 198 



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ARTICLE 1-1 
GENERAL 

1-101. Abbreviations. The following abbreviations sliall 
apply lo Title 24. California Code of Regulations: 

AGR Department of Food and Agriculture 

BSC Building Standards Commission 

CA Department of Consumer Affairs 

CBC California BuikUug Code 

CCR California Cade of Rcgiila lions 

CEC California Electrical Code 

CEC California Energy Commission 

CMC California Mechanical Code 

CPC California Plumbing Code 

COMMISSION The California Building Standards 

Commission 
CSA Corrections Standards Authority 

DHS Department of Health Services 

DSA/SS Division of the State Architect- Structural 

Safely Section 
DSA/AC Division of the State Architect-Access 

Compliance 
DOE Department of Education 

DOT Department of Transportation 

ENFORCING The designated agency, board, 
AGENCY commission, department, division, office 

or individual responsible for the 

enforcing of building standards. 
HCD Housing and Community Development 

NEC* National Electrical Code^ 

NFPA National Fire Protection Association 

OHP Office of Historical Preservation 

OSHPD Office of Statewide Health Planning & 

Development 
PUBLIC All entities which are regulated by the 

UTILITY California Public Utilities Commission 

(PUC); or which would otherwise be 

regulated by the PUC but are exempted by 

municipal charter 
SBR State Building Regulations 

SFM Office of the State Fire Marshal 

SHB State Historical Board 

SRSC State Reference Standard Code 

UBC"^^ Uniform Building Code'^' 

UBC STDS Uniform Building Code Sliiudiirds 

UFC Uniform Fire Code 

UHC Uniform Housing Code 

UMC Uniform Mechanical Code 



UPC 
YA 



Uniform Plumbing Code 
Department of Youth Authority 



Aurhority: Goveramenl Code Section 1 1 000. and Health and Saictv Code 

Section IS931 lO^ 

Rofcrcncc: OovernmenI Code Seclioii 1 1000^ and lleallh and Safety Code 
Seclion 1S931 (d). 



ARTICLE 1-2 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE 

BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION AND THE 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

1-20L 

{a) The Commission may hear argument(s), based upon the 
record of the Proceedings of the Adopting Agency. 

(h) DuHes and responsibilities of the executive director. 

The Executive Director shall be the Chief Executive of the 
State Building Standards Commission, and shall be the primary 
individual responsible for implementing the will of the Com- 
mission, and shall have the authority to: 

1. Recommend to the Commission, policies under which 
the ofTice of the Commission will operate. 

2. Interpret and implement the policies of the Commis- 
sion, 

3. Provide the administrative direction for the day-to-day 
work of the Commission. 

4. Manage the technical and support staff of the Commis- 
sion. 

5. Represent the Commission to the Legislature. 

6. Review and approve or disapprove agencies* public 
notices ofhearings for proposed building standards per 
Sections 1 1 346.4 and 1 1346.5 ofthe government code. 

7. Ensure that Agencies comply with Section 18Q30 ofthe 
Health & Safety Code and Sections 11342 through 
11446 (as required) of the government code, when 
adopting building standards, prior to submission to the 
Commission. 

S. Negotiate and execute contractual agreements neces- 
sary to carry out the mission ofthe Commission. 

9. Manage the Commission's appeals process. 

10. Represent the Commission to all levels of state and 
local government, and with the private sector. 

11. Perform other duties as required by the Commission 
and state statute{s). 

Authority: IkalEh and Safely Code Seclion 1893 1. 
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ARTICLE 1-3 
PUBLIC NOTICES AND HEARING DATES 

(a) Public notices. Agencies, proposing to adopt building 
standardsshail prepare a public notice which shall coniply with 
Article 5 (commencing with Section 1 1346) of Chapter 3.5 of 
Pari 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of ihe GovernmenI Code. 

(h) Six copies of the public notices for proposed building 
standards shall be forwarded to the Building Standards Com- 
mission for review and approval. A Building Standards Face 
Sheet (BSC-I ) with original signature shall be submitted with 
the notices. 

(c) Upon approval of the notice of hearing for building stan- 
dards the Executive Director will forward the notice, within 
five working days, to the Office of Administrative Law for the 
sole purpose of publication in the California Administrative 
Notice Register, and return an approved copy to the submitting 
agency. If a notice is found to be incomplete or incorrect by 
Commission staff, the Executive Director shall return it to the 
submitting agency within five working days with comments. 

(d) Any public notice not acted upon within five working 
days shall be automatically approved and published. 

Aulbority: Heallh and Sale ly Code Seclions 18931 and 18935. 
Rertrtncc: Health and Safely Code Sections 1S931 and IS935. 

1-302- Hearing dales. Agencies planning to conduct hearings 
relative to building standards shall, prior to giving public 
notice, acquire the written approval of the Commission as to 
the time and place of the hearing(s). 

Aurhority: Ikallh and Safely Code Seclions 18931 and L8935. 
Reftrtnee: Health and Safety Code Sections 1S931 and IS935. 



ARTICLE 1-4 

SUBMISSION OF NONEMERGENCY AND 

EMERGENCY PROPOSED BUILDING STANDARDS 

TO THE COMMISSION 

1-40K 

(a) After hearing or close ofcomment period by the adopting 
agency, all building standards shall be submitted as proposed 
building standards to the Commission for approval, in a formal 
as prescribed by the Commission. Each proposed building 
standards package shall include: 

1. Building Standards Face Sheet (BSC-I) with the origi- 
nal signature of a person authorized to certify 
documents. 

2. Copies of the Public Notice, Informative Digest. Initial 
Statement of Reasons and proposed standards. 

3. Finding of Emergency Statement (submitted only with 
Emergency Regulations). 

4. Copies of Department of Finance Fiscal Impact State- 
ment (Std. 399) together with fiscal analysis prepared 
by the submitting Agency. 

5. Copies of Ihe written transcript or recorded minutes of 
the public hearing. 

6. Copies of exhibits submitted at the public hearing. 



7. Copies of correspondence received during public com- 
ment period. 

S. Copies of the Updated Informative Digest and Final 
Statement of Reasons. 

9. Copies of the proposed standards with any post hearing 
changes indicated, and a memo attesting to the 15-day 
public availability period. 

10. Agencies shall certify when the public comment period 
was closed, and that the submitted rulemaking is 
complete. 

11. An analysis which shall justify the approval of the 
building standard (s) in lenns of the criteria as set fordi 
in the State Building Standards Law. Part 2.5, Division 
13. Section 18930. et seq., of the Health and Safety 
Code. 

12. Any referenced documentation relevant to the hearing 
as determined by the Executive Director of the Building 
Standards Commission. 

13. The number of copies of the proposed building stan- 
dards packages to be forwarded to the Commission 
shall be determined by the Executive Director of the 
Building Standards Commission. 

14. All proposed building standards packages shall be 
indexed. 

15. If other than the Agency Director/ Chief signs a Face 
Sheet (BSC-1 ), a delegation order shall be attached to 
the Face Sheet. 

16. If the building standards were filed as an emergency, a 
certification that the requirements of Government Code 
Section 1 1346.1 have been complied with. 

(b) The proposed building standards shall be submitted in 
the strikeout/underline format. If the proposed building stan- 
dards amend existing building standards, all deletions must be 
shown in strikeout type and all additions, including punctua- 
tion, must be underlined. The provisions of this section may be 
waived by the Executive Director through written notification 
to the adopting agency. 

Authority: Ikallh and S ale ly Code Seclion 18931(0^ 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Seclion 1S931 {f). 

1-402, 

(a) Emergency regulations. Emergency building standards 
shall not be effective until approved by the Building Standards 
Commission and filed with the Secretary of State. 

(b) Emergency building standard{s) packages submitted to 
the Commission prior to public hearing shall include: 

1. An original signed Face Sheet (BSC-I) 

2. The Finding of Emergency. 

3. An analysis which shall justify the approval of the 
building standard(s) in terms of the criteria as set forth 
in the State Building Standards Law, Part 2.5, Division 
13, Section 18930, et seq„ of the Health and Safety 
Code. 

4. The proposed emergency building standards. 

5. A delegation order if the Face Sheet (BSC-1) is signed 
by other than the Agency Director/Chief 

6. Any supporting documentation as determined by the 
Executive Director. 



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(c) The number of copies of proposed emergency building 
standards packages will be determined by the Executive 
Director. 

(d) Agencies adopting emergency building standards fol- 
lowing an Agency public hearing shall submit a rulemaking 
file as prescribed in Section 401 (aV 

(e) Following the filing wiih the Secretary of State, the Com- 
mission shall notify theaffected Agency in writing of the filing 
date of the building standards. 

(f) The Commission shall forward the required number of 
copies of the filing order to the Office of Administrative Law 
for the sole purpose of publication in the California Adminis- 
trative Notice Register. 

Aulbarity: Governmenl Code Sections 1 1345.1 and 1 1346.5 and Heallh and 

Safely Cede Section 1S937. 

RcTcrpncc: GovemmenI Code Section 1 1346.1 and 1 1346.5 and Health and 

Safely Code Sections^ 1S913 and 1S937. 

HISTORY: 

I. (BSC 2/93) Regular order b> the Calitornia Building Standards Com - 
mission to amend Section 1-402. Pari I, Title 24, California Code of 
Regulations. Approved bv Office ol Adminis^lralive Law on January 
21. 1995: llledatthe Secretary of Stale on January 27. 1995^ effective 
30 days thereafter, which will be February 26, 1995. Publication dale 
April 24, 1995, 



ARTICLE 1-5 
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 

1-501> Every stale agency with authoriiy to propose or adopt 
building standards shall adopt regulations to ensure public par- 
ticipation in the development of building standards by July I, 
1995. State agencies' regulations shall establish methods to: 

(a) Identify all interested groups or persons affected by 
agency building standards. 

(b) Notify all interested groups and persons that building 
standards are to be developed, and maintain a listing of such 
groups or persons, should the Commission request it. 

(c) Make available draft proposals to interested groups or 
persons expressing interest. 

(d) Establish a procedure to provide interested groups or per- 
sons the opportunity to advise the adopting agency of the 
impact of the proposed standards. The adopting agency shall 
submit to the Commission their regulations to provide public 
participation prior to public hearing, 

Aathorrty: Ht^alth and Safety Code Section 1S934. 
RcFcrcnct: Health and and Safely Code Section 1 S934. 
HISTORY: 

I. (BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission lo amend Seclion 1-50 L Pan I, Tille 24. California Code of 
Regulalion?. Approved by Office of Adminisilrnlive Law on Januar\' 
11. 1995; llledattheSecrelaryof Stale on January 27. 1995: effective 
30 days therealter^ which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24, 1995. 



ARTICLE 1-6 
APPEALS PROCEDURE 

1-60 L Scope of appeals. Appeals to the Commission and the 
matters which can be appealed are described in Health and 
Safety Code Section 18945. 



Aulhorily: HeaLlhand Safety Code Secdons 1893 1 , 1 H945. 1 S946 and 1 S949. 

Reftrtnee: Health and Safety Code SeclionE 1S93K 18945, IS946and L8949. 

HISTORY; 

1. (BSC 1/S9) Regular order by die California Building Standards Com- 
mission to amend Seclion 1-501^ Part I, Tille 24, Cal[fornia Code of 
Regulalion^. Filed with the Secretary of Stale April 1990^ effective 
April 17. 1990. Approved as a regular order bv the California Building 
Standards Commission on April 16, 1990. 

1-602. Filing of appeals. 

(a) An appeal may be filed by any person, including a state or 
local agency. Affected individuals, local and/or state agencies 
may act as appellants and may file appeals relating to confiict. 
duplication or overlap of any current state code, or any other 
matter of statewide significance. 

(b) The appeal shall be in writing and shall specifically set 
forth: 

1. Thespecificregulation. rules, interpretation or decision 
of any stale agency respecting the administration of any 
building standard being appealed. 

2. The dates of any act. interpretation or decision of any 
state agency related to the complaint. 

3. The nature of any act. interpretation or decision of any 
state agency related to the complaint. 

4. The reasons for the appeal. 

5. Documentation of the official action of the applicable 
stale agency with respect to the agency's final determi- 
nation on the issue. 

6. Identification of witnesses, experts and other represen- 
tatives of the appellant. 

(c) The appeal or complaint shall be filed with the Executive 
Director at: CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS COM- 
MISSION, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130. Sacramento. 
California 95833. 

(d) A nonrefundable fee of S450.00 shall be submitted with 
the initial request for appeal In addition, any and all costs for 
an administrative law judge or costs related to a hearing before 
the appeals subcommittee will be the responsibility of the 
appellants. 

(e) Appeals by affected individuals and local jurisdic- 
tions jointly. When the enforcement of a state building stan- 
dard is the responsibility of a local jurisdictional authority, the 
Commission will hear an appeal only with the concurrence of 
both the affected individual and the responsible local jurisdic- 
tional authority. 

(0 Appeals procedures of other state agencies. Commis- 
sion policy requires that an appellant obtain a final determina- 
tion from the state agency in question relating to the issue under 
appeal before theCommissionwillhearthe appeal. Only where 
there exists an apparent confiict. duplication or overlap in other 
available state appeals procedures or within the regulations or 
code will the appeal be heard without requiring that a final 
determination be obtained from the state agency. 

(g) Statute of limitations. Appeals will be accepted by the 
Commission only within: 

1 . Six months of when the act, interpretation, decision or 
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2. As determined by Ihe Commission if special circum- 
stances are found to exisL 

Exception: Appeals regarding any act. interpretation 
decision or practice of any State adopting or enforcing 
agency prior to the adoption of liiis article will be 
accepted by the Commission if submitted within the 
first year following the effective date of this article. 

Aulborily: Heallh and Sale ly Code Seclions LB931 and 18945. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections 1S931 and \S945. 

1-603. Receipt and processing appeals. 

(a) Receipt of any appeal shall be acknowledged in writing 
by the Executive Director within 30 days of receipt advising 
the appellant and the stateagency of the acceptance or rejection 
of the appeal as filed. The reply shall also set forth the planned 
action of the Commission in response to the application 
together with reasons for the proposed actions. 

(b) If the Executive Director determines that additional 
information is needed in order to decide the matter, the Execu- 
tive Director may request such additional information and 
defer action on the matter until such additional information is 
received. If the Executive Director requests additional infor- 
mation, the appellant shall have 30 days from the date of the 
Executive Director's request within which to submit the infor- 
mation. If the requested infonnation is not received within 30 
days, the Executive Director may treat the appeal as having 
been abandoned or may. upon written notice to the appellant 
and the state agency, process the appeal on such information as 
is available. Upon written request the Executive Director may. 
for good cause, extend the 30-day period by one additional 
30-day period. 

(c) The Executive Director and the Chair of the three-mem- 
ber Appeals Committee, appointed by the Chair of the Com- 
mission, shall, acting together, recommend to the Commission 
whether the appeal should be heard by the Appeals Committee 
or the full Commission. Suggested schedules for such hearings 
shall also be submitted. The recommendations shall be con- 
tained in the consent calendar of the next Commission meeting. 
The Executive Director shall advise the appellant and the state 
agency in writing within 1 5 days of the Commission's determi- 
nation and the procedures and schedules to be followed for the 
hearing, 

Aurhorlty: llealrh and Saleiy Code Seclion 18945. 

Reference: Flealthand Safely Code Sections 1S931 and IS946. 

HISTORY: 

1. [BSC 2/93) Regular order by die California Building Standards Com- 
mission to amend Seclion 1-503, Pari I, Tille 24, Cal[fornia Code of 
Regulalions. Approved by Office of Adminislrnlive Law on Januar\' 
27. 1995: llledallhe Secretary of SlaLe on January 27. 1995^ elTective 
30 days therealter^ which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24, 1995. 

1-604. Hearings. 

(a) If it is determined by the Commission that the appeal 
shall be heard by the Appeals Committee, the following provi- 
sions shall apply: 

1. Time and place of hearing as determined by the Com- 
mission shall be noticed to the appellant and the state 
agency within 15 days of its determination: date of said 
hearing shall be within 60 days of date of said notice. 



2. The Executive Director shall publish the date of hearing 
to interested parties and may invite experts or other wit- 
nesses as necessary for the hearing. 

3. The Appeals Committee shall not be bound by the rules 
of evidence or procedure applicable in the courts. 
Appellant, appellant's witnesses, and any other inter- 
ested persons may present testimony, argument and/or 
documentary material concerning the matter(s) imder 
consideration. 

4. The Appeals Committee shall prepare its finding(s) and 
decision within 30 days after the appeal hearing. 

5. The Executive Director shall, in writing, advise the 
appellant and the state agency of the decision within 1 5 
days and shall advise the Commission of the decision 
by memorandum at the next Commission meeting. 

6. If an appeal is heard by the Appeals Committee, either 
party may request a reconsideration by the Commis- 
sion. Said request must be submitted to the Executive 
Director no less than 30 days after the determination by 
the Appeals Committee and shall be acted upon by the 
Commission no later than 60 days after said request is 
received. Reconsideration by the Commission shall be 
based upon the record of the appeal hearing and addi- 
tional infonnation or testimony that is specifically 
requested by the Commission. Notice of the detennina- 
tion of the Commission upon reconsideration shall be 
sent to all parties involved within 15 days of the action 
by the Commission. 

(b) Ifan appeal is not delegated, or if the Commission elects 
to conduct the hearing, or if the appellant appeals a decision of 
the Appeals Committee to the Commission, the following pro- 
cedure will be used: 

L Time and place of the hearing as determined by the 
Commission shall be noticed to the appellant and the 
state agency within 1 5 days; date of said hearing shall 
be within 60 days of date of notice. 

2. The Executive Director shall publish the time, date and 
location of the hearing to interested parties and invite 
expert or other witnesses as necessary for the hearing. 

3. The hearing shall be conducted at a regularly scheduled 
or specially designated Commission meeting, under its 
own rules, accepting evidence as it requires, and 
chaired by its regular Chairperson. Appellant and other 
interested parties may present relevant testimony, argu- 
ment or documentary material as acceptable to the 
Commission consistent with the requirements of Sec- 
tion K602(b). 

4. The Commission shall make a decision on the appeal at 
an open meeting thereof, provided that the matter may 
be continued or taken under advisement for decision at 
a later meeting of the Commission, or re- referred to the 
Appeals Committee for further consideration and 
report to the Commission. No Commissioner may casta 
vote on the determination of a hearing unless he was 
present at the hearing and heard the testimony and evi- 
dence presented. 

5. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the appeal may be 
withdrawn at any time by the appellant upon written 
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further proceedings as specified above shall take place. 
The withdrawal of the appeal shall be accepted with or 
without prejudice, as determined by the Commission. 

6. The Executive Director shalL in writing, advise the 
appellant and the state agency of the decision of the 
Commission within 1 5 days from the date of the official 
Commission decision in the matter 

(c) The Commission may elect to refer the appealing parties 
to a hearing ofilcer appointed by the Office of Administrative 
Hearings as described in Health and Safety Code Section 
18946. 

(d) Action by the Commission on the appeal of a building 
standards issue within the authority of the Commission shall 
exhaust the administrative relief of the appellant. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion IS945. 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections 1S931 and IS946. 

HISTORY: 

I. [BSC 2/93) Regular order by tlie California Building Standards Com- 
mission lo amend Seclion 1-504, Pan I, Title 24. California Code of 
Regulalion?. Approved by Office of Admiiiisilralive Law on Januar\' 
11. 1995; llledallhe Secretary of Slale on January 27, 1995; effective 
30 days thereafler. which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24, 1995. 



ARTICLE 1-7 
CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE 

1-70L (a) The Political Reform Act, specifically Government 
Code Section 87306. requires state and local governmental 
agencies to promulgate and adopt Conflict of Interest Codes. 
The Fair Political Practices Commission has adopted a regula- 
tion. Title 2, California Code of Regulations, Section 1 8730, 
containing the tentis of standard Conflict of Interest Code, that 
can be incorporated by reference, and that may be amended by 
the Fair Political Practices Commission to conform to amend- 
ments in the Political Reform Act after public notice and hear- 
ings. Therefore, the terms of Title 2, California Code of 
Regulations, Section 18730, and amendments thereto, duly 
adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission, are hereby 
incorporated by reference and constitute the Conflict of 
Interest Code of the California Building Standards 
Commission. 

Designated employees shall file statements of economic 
interest with the Commission. Upon receipt of the statements 
of the Commission members, the agency shall make and retain 
a copy and forward the original of these statements lo the Fair 
Political Practices Commission. Statements of other desig- 
nated employees are retained by the agency; no copies are for- 
warded to the Fair Political Practices Commission. 



(b) 



L Designated Employee 

Chair of the Commission 

Commissioners 

Executive Director 

Deputy Executive Director 

Consultants 
2. Disclosure Category 



All designated employees shall report all investments, busi- 
ness positions sources of income and all interests in real 
property. 

Aulborily: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion l893Uf} and GovernmenI Code 

Sec I ion S7306. 

Reference: FEealtb and Safely Code Section 1893 Ht} '^^ GoverDmeiU Code 

Seclion S7306. 

HISTORY: 

I. {BSC 2/99) Article 1-7, Coiiflici of InteresI Code, Amend Section 
1-701. Approved by the Fair Political Practices Committee on October 
29, 1999. Filed with Ihe Secretary of Slale on December 31. 1999; 
effective January 30. 2000. 



ARTICLE 1-8 
PUBLIC PETITION REGULATIONS 

1-80L Publkpctition, Any member of tiie public may petition 
either the Commission, the proposing agency or the adopting 
agency for the proposal, adoption, amendment or repeal of any 
state building standard or administrative standard appearing in 
Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations. 

Auchority: Health and Safety Code Sections 1B931 and 18949.6 and Assem- 
bly Bill 40S2, Chapter I2S9. Stal[ftesof L990. 

Reference: lleadh and Safely Code Sections 1S931 and 1^949.6 and Assem- 
bly Bill 4082, Chapter 1 2S9, Statutes of 1990. 
HISTORY: 

1. (BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-SOl. Part \. Title 24, California Code of 
Regulations. Approved by Office of Adminislralive Law on January 
27, 1995; lllcd at the Secretary of Slate on January 27. 1995: effective 
30 days thereafler. which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24. 1995. 

1-802. Criteria for public petition. A public petition for ihe 
proposal, adoption, amendment or repeal of a state building 
standard must meet the following criteria: 

(a) Tlie subject issue must have statewide significance and 
must have implications for a whole category of projects or a 
broad range of project types. 

(b) The rationale for the petition must take the form of at 
least one of the following criteria: 

1. The subject regulation conflicts with pertinent stat- 
ute(s). To substantiate this criterion, the petitioner must 
cite the subject regulation and ihe conflicting statute{s). 
and provide a clear written description of why the two 
are inconsistent. 

2. Compliance with the subject regulation is routinely 
impossible or onerous. To substantiate this criterion, 
the petitioner must cite the subject regulation, present 
written or photographic evidence of the difficulty in 
complying with it, and clearly show that the problem is 
common or potentially common to many different pro- 
jects or project types in many different circumstances. 
This criterion shall not be used to justify a petition for 
the repeal or amendment of a regulation that poses diffi- 
culty to a single project. 

3. The regulation is inefficient or ineffective. To substan- 
tiate this criterion, the petitioner must cite the subject 
regulation, provide clear and concise written or photo- 
graphic evidence of its ineffectiveness or inefficiency, 
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convincing written or photographic evidence that ii is 
more efficient or effective. 

4. The subject regulation is obsolete. To substantiate this 
criterion, the petitioner must show at least one of the 
following facts: 

A. That a material or product specified in the regulation 
is not available, or 

B. That there is no statute authorizing the subject regu- 
lation, or 

C. That significant developments in procedures, mate- 
rials or other issues affecting the regulation have cre- 
ated a need for amendment or deletion of the 
regulation; that current state statutes permit amend- 
ment or deletion of the regulations; and that the regu- 
lation has the effect of prohibiting the use of a 
material or procedure that is demonstrated to the sat- 
isfaction of the submitting agency to accomplish the 
purpose of the regulation. 

5. There is a need for a new regulation. To substantiate this 
criterion, the petitioner must provide a clear written 
description of the proposed regulation,explain why itis 
necessary, and cite the statute{s) that require or autho- 
rize the new regulation. 

Auchority: lleallh and Saletv Code Sections 1S931 and lSfl4fl.6 and Assem- 
bly Bill 4082, Chapter 12S9, Stalutes of 1990. 

Rercrcnce: llealrh and Safely Code Seciions 1S931 and 18949,6 and Assem- 
bly Bill 40R2, Chapter I2S9, Statutes of L990. 
HISTORY: 

1. {BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-302, Pari I. Title 24, California Code of 
RegulaUons. Approved by Office of Adminislralivc Law on Januar\' 
27. 1995: tiled at the Secretary of Slate on JaDuary 27, 1995; effective 
30 days thereaRer^ which will be February 26, 1995. Publication date 
April 24, 1995. 

1-803- Emergency clause. A petitioner may assert that his or 
her petition requires immediate action because there is immi- 
nent danger to the public health, safety or welfare. To substanti- 
ate the existence of a potential danger, the petitioner must 
include in the petition a written description of the specific facts 
showing the need for immediate action. If the emergency 
clause is approved and if the petition is accepted pursuant to 
Section 1-805 [Agency Duties], the proposing agency or 
adopting agency shall develop and/or adopt proposed changes. 

Auchority: Heallh and Safely Code Seciions IS931 and I S937 and Assembly 

Bill 40R2.. Chapter 12S9. Stalutes of 1990. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Seciions IS93I and I S937 and Assembly 

Bill 40S2, Chapter 12S9. Stalutes of 1990. 

HISTORY: 

I. {BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-M03, Pari \. Title 24, California Code of 
Regulations. Approved bv Office of Adminislralive Law on January 
27. 1995: illedatthe Secrelary of Slate on January 27. 1995^ elTective 
30 days thereafter, which will be February 2b. 1995. Publication dale 
April 24, 1995. 

1-804. Petition submittal. Public petitions shall be submitted 
by the petitioner to either the Commission, the proposing 
agency or the adopting agency. 

(a) When submitted to the Commission, within fourteen (14) 
business days after receiving a petition, the Commission shall 
detentiine whether the petition is properly compiled and com- 
plete. For the purposes of this section, "properly compiled and 



complete" means the petition meets the requirements set forth 
in Sections 1-802 [Criteria for Public Petition] and 1-803 
[Emergency Clause]. 

(b) When submitted lothe Commission, withjn fourteen (14) 
business days after receiving a petition, the Commission shall 
return incomplete petitions to petitioners without action but 
with an itemization of the missing or incomplete items. 

(c) When submitted to the Commission, within fourteen (14) 
business days after receiving a petition, the Commission shall 
forward complete petitions to the appropriate proposing 
agency or adopting agency. The proposing agency or adopting 
agency shall have five (5) business days following receipt of 
petitions from the Commission to dispute the determination of 
completeness and/or the Commission's detennination of juris- 
diction. If the agency determines that the petition is incom- 
plete, it shall, by the close of business on the fifth business day 
following receipt of the petition, return the petition to the Com- 
mission, with an itemization of the missing or incomplete 
items, and the Commission shall return the petition to the peti- 
tioner within twenty-five (25) business days of having origi- 
nally received the petition without action in accordance with 
the procedures provided in subparagraph (b) above. 

(d) The Commission shall provide written notification to the 
petitioner that the petition is complete and undergoing propos- 
ing agency or adopting agency review, ifthe five (5) day period 
described in subparagraph (c) above expires without proposing 
agency or adopting agency action. This notification must be 
sent to the petitioner no more than twenty {20) business days 
after having first received the petition. 

(e) The Commission shall maintain records relating to the 
submittal and disposition of petitions. The Commission shall 
have no authority to rule on the contents of petitions except to 
determine whether sufTicient infonnaiion has been provided by 
the petitioner, unless specifically requested to do so by the pro- 
posing agency or adopting agency. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections IS931 and 1S949.6 and Assem- 
bly Bill 40R2., Chapter I2S9, Statutes of 1990. 

Reference: lleadh and Safely Code Seciions IR931 and 1^949 6 and Assens- 
blyQill40K2. Chapler 1 2S9, Statutes of 1990. 
HISTORY: 

I. 1BSC2V93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-S04. Pari \. Title 24, California Code of 
Regulalions. Approved by Office of Adminislralive Law on January 
27, 1995: Illedatthe Secretary of Slate on January 27. 1995; effective 
30 days thereafler, which will be February 26. 1995. Publication date 
April 24, 1995. 

1-805- Agency duties. When the agency whose adoption 
responsibiliiies relating to building standards are transferred to 
the Commission receives a petition, that agency shall submit 
the petition to the Commission for compliance with Section 
1-804 [Submittal]. After receiving a completed petition from 
the Commission, the proposing agency or adopting agency 
shall be responsible for the following duties: 

(a) The proposing agency or adopting agency may reject a 
petition, ifthe proposing agency or adopting agency disagrees 
with the Commission's detennination that a petition is com- 
plete, or if the proposing agency or adopting agency believes 
the petition is in the jurisdiction of a different agency, the pro- 
posing agency or adopting agency shall notify the Commission 
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(b) If the proposing agency or adopting agency agrees that it 
has jurisdiction and that ihe petition is complete, it shall take 
one of the following actions, communicating with the peti- 
tioner, within the noted lime lines: 

1 . The agency may reject, accept or approve a petition in 
part and may grant such other reliefer take such other 
action as it may detennine to be warranted by the peti- 
tion and shall notify the petitioner in writing of such 
action. 

2. If the agency denies the petition for cause pursuant to 
Section 1-806 [Criteria for Denying a Public Petition 
for Cause], it shall do so in writing within thirty (30) 
business days after the date of the written notification 
provided bv the Commission pursuant to Subsection 
K804(d). ' 

3. If the agency accepts thepetition, it shall notify ihe peti- 
tioner in writing within thirty (30) business days after 
the date of the written notification provided by the 
Commission pursuant to Subsection 1-804 (d). For the 
purposes of this section, accepting the petition indicates 
that the agency believes the issue(s) merit proceeding to 
code development. Code development shall include the 
public participation criteria in Article I -5, Part I . Title 
24, California Code of Regulations. 

4. If the approved petition contains an emergency clause, 
the agency shall also rule on the reasons posed in the 
clause, and if it concurs that an emergency exists, shall 
schedule code development and adoption procedures 
on an emergency basis. 

Authority: Ilcallh and Safely Code SeclioDS LS931. 1S949.L 18949.2, 

13949.3, IR949.Sand L8949,6 and Assembly Bill 40S2., Chapter 12R9, Slal- 

utesof 1990. 

Reference: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 1S931 and As^sembLy Bill 40S2, 

Chapter 1289. Slalules^ of 1990. 

HISTORY: 

1. [BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seelion 1-SO?. Pari \. Title 24, Califurnia Code of 
Regulalion^. Approved by Office of Adminisilralivc Law on Januar\' 
27, 1995; llled at the Secretary of Stale on January 27, 1995: effective 
30 days thereafter^ which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24, 1995. 

1-806. Criteria for denying a public petition for cause. The 
proposing agency or adopting agency may deny a public peti- 
tion pursiianlto Section 1-805 [Agency Duties] for cause using 
at least one of the following criteria: 

(a) The subject regulation is already scheduled for review at 
the next regular triennial or other scheduled adoption. To sub- 
stantiate this criterion, the agency shall include in its written 
denial a schedule for Ihe planned review. Alternatively, the 
agency may approve a petition but defer its implementalion 
until Ihe next scheduled adoption. 

(b) The issues cited by the petitioner are factually incorrect. 
To substantiate this criterion, the agency shall identify in its 
written denial Ihe incorrect facts. 

(c)The issues cited by the petitioner are not within the State's 
jurisdiction. To substantiate this criterion, the agency shall 
show in its written denial why the issues are outside its 
jurisdiction, 

(d) The issues cited by the petitioner have been raised and 
answered through another petition or during the previous 



rulemaking. To substantiate this criterion, the agency shall 
include with its written denial a copy of Ihe previous petition 
and its response or the pertinent rulemaking file information. 

Note: Jf new facts or substantiating data, pertinent to a peti- 
tion, are provided, this criterion shall not be grounds for 
denying a petition. 

(e) Resolving Ihe issues raised by Ihe petitioner would com- 
promise the agency^s ability to carry out its legal mandate. To 
substantiate this criterion, the agency shall include with its 
denial Ihe specific ways in which its legal mandate would be 
compromised. 

Aulhonty: lleallh and Safety Code Sections 1B931 and 3R949 6 and Assem- 
bly Qill4bs2., Chapter I2S9, SlalulesoiiggO. 

Reftrtncc: lleallh and Safely Code Seclions 1S931 and lS949.6and Assem- 
bly Qill40K2, Chapter I2R9. SlalulesoiiggO. 
HISTORY: 

1. IBSC 2/93) Regular order by the CaliTornia Duilding Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-S06. Part \. Title 24, Calitbrnia Code of 
Regulations. Approved bv Oitice of Adminislralive Law on January 
27, 1995; Hied at the Secretary of Slate on January 27, 1995: effective 
30 days thereafter, which will be February 2(i, 1995. Publicat[on dale 
April 24, 1995. 

1-807- Appeal. Any person may request reconsideration of any 
part or all of a decision of any agency on any petition submit- 
ted. Any such request shall be submitted in accordance with 
these public petition procedures and shall include the reason or 
reasons why an agency should reconsider its previous decision. 
Such request for reconsideration must be submitted no later 
than sixty (60) days afler the date of Ihe decision involved. The 
agency's reconsideration of any matter relating to a petition 
shall be subject to the provisions of Section 1-806 [Criteria for 
Denying a Public Petition for Cause]. 

Auchority: Health and Safety Code Seclions 1S931, 1B945, and lS949.6and 

Asfjembly Bill 4082, Chapter 12S9. Slalulesi of 1990. 

Reference: Healih and Safel> Code Section? IS9:il, 13945, and LS949.6and 

Asfjembly Bill 4082, Chapter 12S9. Slalules^ of 1990. 

HISTORY: 

1. {BSC 2/93) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-S07. Pari \. Title 24, California Code of 
Regulalion?. Approved by Office of Adminislralive Law on January 
27h 1995; llledatthe Secretary of Slate on January 27. 1995: effective 
30 days therealter. which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24. 1995. 

I-SOS. Appeal to the commission. 

(a) A petitioner may appeal, to the Commission, the final 
decision of a stale agency when reconsideration is denied pur- 
suant to Section 1-807 [Appeal]. When the petitioner appeals 
thedecisionofaslateagency. it shall only be based on the crite- 
ria that the petition does not meet Ihe requirements of Section 
1-806 [Criteria for Denying a Public Petition for Cause]. 

(b) Appeals to the Commission shall meet the same require- 
ments of Section 1-807 [Appeal]. 

(c) Should the Commission determine that the appeal does 
not meet Ihe requirements of Seclion 1-806 [Criteria for Deny- 
ing a Public Petition for Cause], the Commission shall direct 
the agency to accept and approve the petition. 

Aulhorily: Healdi and Safety Code Sections 18931, 18945, and IS949.6flnd 
Assembly Bill 40S2.. Chapter 12S9. Slalules of 1990. 

Rcfertnce: Health and Safely Code Sections IS93I. IS945,and lS949.6and 
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HISTORY: 

I. (BSC 2/93) Regular order by the Calilbmia Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-SOS. Part \. Title 24, Calitbrnia Code ol" 
Regulalion^. Approved by Office of Adminisilmlive Law on Januar\' 
27, 1995; llledatthe Secretary of Stale on January 27, 1995; effective 
30 days therealler^ which will be February 26, 1995. Publicalion dale 
April 24. 1995. 

1-809. SubstJIution of or supplementation by ageney proee- 
dures. 

(a) These regulations shall not apply when an agency noti- 
fies the Commission that a petition process is mandated by spe- 
cific statutes in addition to Government Code Section 1 1347. 1, 
and/or that it has adopted its own regulations or procedures 
complying with Government Code Section 1 1347,!, and that it 
has notified the public of the existence of these statutes, regula- 
tions or procedures. Notification to the Commission shall con- 
sist of a written copy of such statutes, regulations or procedures 
and a description of the methods used to make the public aware 
of their existence. Upon such nofification, the Commission 
shall exclude the agency from compliance with these regula- 
tions. If the Commission receives a pefition pertaining to an 
excluded agency's jurisdiction, the Commission shall forward 
the pelifion without undertaking any of the duties contained in 
Sections 1-803 [Emergency Clause] and 1-804 [Submittal] 
directly to the agency and shall notify the pelifioner of that fact. 

When an agency notifies the Commission of existing public 
petition regulations or statutes, those public petition regula- 
tions or processes must be at least as efiective as the pubhc peti- 
tion regulations in Article 1-8. 

(b) These regulations are not intended to be the sole means 
by which the proposing agency or adopting agencies and the 
interested public can raise, discuss and resolve issues pertain- 
ing to building standards. Agency procedures such as public 
participation meetings, advisory committees, written and ver- 
bal correspondence between members of the public and agency 
personnel, and other methods are considered alternatives that 
may be chosen by a member of the public instead of or in 
addition to the public petifion procedures described in these 
regulations. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Secllon? 1H931 and 18949. fa. Assembly 

Bill 40S2.. Chapter 12S9. Stalutes of 1990 and Government Code Seclion 

11347.1. 

Rpfcrcncc: Health and Safely Code Seclion? IS93I and 1 8949. fa. Assembly 

Bill 4082, Chapter 1239, Slatules of 1990 and Government Code Section 

1I347.L. 

HISTORY: 

I. (BSC 2/93) Regular order by the Calitbrnia Building Standards Com- 
mission to adopt Seclion 1-S09. Part I, Title 24, Calitbrnia Code ol" 
RegulaUons. Approved bv Office of AdminiElralive Law on January 
27, 1995; Hied at the Secretary of Stale on January 27, 1995: effective 
30 days thereafter, which will be Febmary 26,1995. Publication dale 
April 24. 1995. 



ARTICLE 1-9 
CODE ADOPTION PROCESS 

1-900- Definitions. The following definitions govern the inter- 
pretation of this article: 

(a) ""Challenge'' means a written public comment received 
diuing a written comment period and directed at a proposed 
change or a code advisory committee recommendation or the 



procedures followed by the Commission in proposing or 
adopting the action. 

(b) ''Code advisory committee" means an advisory panel or 
body appointed to advise the Commission with respect to 
building standards. 

(c) *'Code change" means a proposed change lo a building 
standardasdefinedby Health and Safety Code Section 18909. 

(d) "Code change submittal" means a proposed code change 
and its justification submitted to the Commission by a propos- 
ing agency. 

(e) "Commission" means the California Building Standards 
Commission. 

(f) ''Executive Director" means the Executive Director of the 
California Building Standards Commission. 

(g) "Justification'' means an initial statement of reason and 
the information needed to complete a notice of proposed 
action, including a detennination as to the effect of the code 
change on housing costs. 

(h) "Proposing agency" means a state agency having author- 
ity and responsibility to propose a building standard for adop- 
tion by the Commission. 

(i}"Special code advisory committee"means an ad hoc com- 
mittee established by the Commission, when necessary, to 
advise the Commission on a subject in the code needing exten- 
sive revision or on a complex subject which needs to be regu- 
lated or lo perform a review of a proposed code change thai 
warrants special technical review, 

(j) "Technical review" means a review of a proposed code 
change and its justification conducted pursuant to Health and 
Safety Code Section 18930 (c),{d),(e),(f) to ensure that a code 
change is justified in terms of criteria of Health and Safety 
Code Section 18930 (a), the nine-point criteria. 

Aurhority: Health and Safely Code Sections IS929.I. lS949.6and 18931 (0^ 
Reference: Heallh and Safety Code SecUons IS927, 18929-18932, 18934, 
IS935, 1S936, 1S949.1, 1S949.2, 1S949.3, 1S949.5 and IS949.6. 

1-90L Procedure for code adoption process. 

(aj Purpose. This article establishes basic minimum proce- 
dural requirements for an annual code adoption cycle for pro- 
posing agencies to ensure adequate public participation in the 
development of building standards, to ensure adequate techni- 
cal review and adequate time for technical review by code 
advisory committees and to ensure adequate notice to the pub- 
lic of compiled code change submittalsprior to adoption by the 
Commission. 

(b) Code change submittal-proposing agency. The Com- 
mission shall notify a proposing agency of the deadline for 
acceptance of code change submittals a minimum of 1 80 days 
prior to the deadline. A proposing agency shall submit a code 
change submittal for the Commission's adoption on or before 
the deadline for acceptance specified in the notice. 

{c) Prcnoticc technical review. Prior to conducting the 
rulemaking proceeding required by the Administrative Proce- 
dure Act. the Commission shall assign a code change submittal 
received on or before the deadline to one or more code advisory 
committees specifically knowledgeable in the building stan- 
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a noticed public hearing to ensure adequate opportunity for 
public participation and technical review. 

1. Code advisory committee reviews. A code advisory 
commiitee shall conduct a public hearing to perform a 
technical review of all code change submittals assigned 
to it by the Commission. A code advisory committee 
meeting shall be scheduled by the Commission and 
shall be open to the public. 

2. Code advisory committee meetings. The location and 
date of a code advisory committee meeting shall be 
noticed by the Commission in accordance with Govern- 
ment Code Sections 11120 through 11132, ihe 
Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. 

3. Code advisory commiitee recommendations. A code 
advisory committee shall make a recommendation on 
each code change submittal. A recommendation shall 
include a substantiating reason based on Health and 
Safely Code Section 1S930. The recommendation shall 
be one of the following: 

A. Approve. Approval of a proposed code change as 
submitted. The proposed code change is justified in 
terms of criteria of Health and Safety Code Section 
18930. 

B. Disapprove. A proposed code change does not meet 
one or more specified criteria of Health and Safety 
Code Section 18930. 

C\ Furtlier study required. A proposed code change 
has merit but does not meet one or more specified 
criteria of Health and Safety Code Section 18930. 
The proposed code change requires further study by 
the proposing agency. The proposing agency should 
submit the proposed code change in the next code 
adoption cycle after further study. 

D. Approve as amended. Approval as modified by the 
proposing agency director or written authorized rep- 
resentative. Modificalions are justified in terms of 
Health and Safety Code Section 18930. An amended 
justification consistent wilh the approval as 
amended recommendation shall be submitted to Ihe 
Commission by the proposing agency within 10 
working days of the dale of ihe committee's recom- 
mendation. The failure to submit an amended justifi- 
cation consisteniwith the approval recommendation 
within that time is cause for disapproval. 

E. Wiflidrawal. A proposed code change is out of the 
code adoption cycle. Only the proposing agency 
may withdraw a proposed code change. 

4. Code advisory committee reports. After the deadline 
for acceptance ofcode change submitlals and following 
the code advisory commiitee meetings, the Commis- 
sion shall prepare an itemized monograph, including 
the code change submittals, the code advisory commit- 
tee recommendations and the reasons for the recom- 
mendations. This monograph of code change 
submittals shall be made available to the public for 
comment as the Commission's proposed rulemaking 
action in accordance with Article 1-3 of this part. 



(d) Public written comment period. Anyone wishing to 
contest a recommendation of the code advisory committee(s) 
and/or comment on a proposed code change in the monograph 
may submit a challenge to Ihe Commission during the written 
comment period established by the notice of proposed action. 
Uponwritlenrequeslreceived.no later than 1 5 days prior to the 
close of Ihe written comment period, a public hearing pursuant 
to Government Code Section 11346.8 shall be held by Ihe 
Commission on the proposed code changes, its justification 
and code advisory recommendations at which time statements, 
arguments, or comments, either oral or in writing, or both, shall 
be permitted. 

1. A challenge shall refer to a specific recommendation or 
proposed code change and clearly indicate what is 
being contested. The challenge shall specify the action 
desired: approve.disapprove.retum for further study or 
approve as amended, A challenge shall specify a con- 
cise substantiating reason for the challenge. 

2. Following the close of the comment period and/or pub- 
lic hearing, the Commission shall make available to Ihe 
public upon request a monograph of challenges 
received at the Commission office by the close of Ihe 
written comment period and/or comments received al 
the public hearing. 

3. The Commission shall consider the challenges con- 
tained in the monograph. 

4. No new issues will be raised before the Commission 
that were not printed in Ihe monograph of challenges. 

5. Items not challenged but afTec ted as a result of an action 
on another item may also be considered al the 
Commission meefing to eliminate confiict, duplication 
or overlap. 

6. Commission action. The Commission shall take one of 
the following actions on each item. All amendments to 
code change submittals as submitted require Ihe 
approval of the proposing agency. Proposing agencies 
may withdraw theircode change submittals at any time. 

A. Challenges. 

(l)The Commission approves a challenge. The 
challenge includes a substantiating reason. 

(2) The Commission disapproves a challenge. The 
Commission explains a reason for disapproval. 

B. Code advisory committee recommendations. 

(1) The Commission approves a recommendation. 
The recommendafion includes a substantiating 
reason. 

(2) The Commission disapproves a recommenda- 
tion. The Commission explains a reason for dis- 
approval. 

C. Code change submittal. 

(1) Approve. The Commission approves a pro- 
posed code change as submitted. The change is 
justified in termsofHealth and Safety Code Sec- 
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(2) Disapprove. The Commission disapproves a 
proposed code cliange as not jaslified in terms of 
Health and Safely Code Section 1 8930. 

(3) Further study required. The Commission 
finds that a proposed code change has merit but 
does not meet specified criteria of Health and 
Safety Code Section 18930. The change 
requires further study and justification by the 
proposing agency. The proposed code change 
may be submitted in the next code adoption 
cycle with further study and justification. 

(4) Approve as amended. The Commission 
approves a proposed code change as modified 
by the proposing agency director or written 
authorized representative. No modification 
shall be made that materially alters a require- 
ment, right, responsibility, condition or pre- 
scription in the text made available for comment 
in accordance with Article 1-3 of this part. The 
proposing agency shall justify the modification 
pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 
18930 in an amended justificafion consistent 
with the approval action submitted to the Com- 
mission within 10 working days. Failure to sub- 
mit the amended justification within that time is 
cause for disapproval. 

(5) WifhdrawaL The proposed code change is out 
of the code adoption cycle. Only the proposing 
agency may withdraw a proposed code change. 

Aurhority : Flcallh and Safely Code Seclions I S929. 1 . 1 S949.6 and LK93 L(i;). 
Reference: ICeallh and Safely Code Sections IS927. IS929 through 18932, 
1S934, 1M935, 1M936, 1S949.L 1R949.2, 1R949.3, 1R949.5 and IS949.6. 

1-902. Code advisory committcefs). 

(a) Standing code advisory committees. The Commission 
shall establish the following standing code advisory 
committees. 

1. Accessibility 

2. Plumbing. Electrical. Mechanical and Energy 

3. Building, Fire and Other Regulations 

4. Structural Design/Lateral Forces 

5. Health Facilities 

(b) Special code advisory committee. The Commission 
may establish one or more special code advisory committees 
when it determines that a subject in the code needs to be exten- 
sively revised orthata complex subject which needs to be regu- 
lated is not covered or that the content of a proposed code 
change warrants special technical review. 

{c) Quorum. A majority ofthe members of the "code advi- 
sory committee(s)" shall constitute a quorum for the transac- 
tion of business. A majority of the members present shall 
con.siitute a quorum for determining the outcome of a vole. 

(d) Members. The code advisory committee(s) shall be lim- 
ited to amaximumofnine members, appointed by the Commis- 
sion for one triennial code adoption cycle (three years). The 
appointments shall be made from organizations specifically 
knowledgeable in the building standards being proposed. 



Members shall be selected based on the following represen- 
tations: 

1. Accessibility. The Commission shall solicit nomina- 
tions from: 

A. Ex-OfTicio Memher{s) 

(1) State Agency Represenlative(s) 

B. Voting Member(s) 

(1) Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in 
Visually Impaired 

(2) Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in 
Hearing Impaired 

(3) Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in 
Mobility Impaired 

(4) Disability Access Advocate Knowledgeable in 
Environmental Health Network or Other 
Cognitively Impaired 

(5) Local Government Building Official 

(6) Construction Industry 

(7) Architect 
(S) Fire Official 
(9) Public Member 

2. Plumbings, electrical mecbanical and energy. The 

Commission shall solicit nominations from: 

A. Ex-Officio Memher(s) 

(1) State Agency Representative(s) 

B. Voting Member^s) 

(1) Local Government Building Official 

(2) Environmental/Energy Organization 

(3) Construction Industry 

(4) Architect 

(5) Fire Official 

(6) Public Member 

(7) Energy Consultant 

(8) Mechanical Engineer 

(9) Electrical Engineer 

3. Buildings, fire and other. The Commission shall solicit 
nominations from: 

A. Ex -Officio Memher{s) 

(1) State Agency Represenlative(s) 

B. Voting Member(s) 

( 1 ) Local Government Building Official 

(2) Registered Fire Protection Engineer 

(3) Construction Industry 

(4) Architect 

(5) Commercial Building Industry 

(6) Fire Official 

(7) Disability Access Advocate 



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4. Structural design/lateral forces. The Commission 
shall solicit nominations from: 

A. Ex -Officio Member! s) 

{!) State Agency Representative 

B, Voting Member(s) 

(1) Two (2) Structural Engineers 

(2) Architect 

(3) General Contractor 

(4) Local Government Building Official 

5. Health facilities. The Commission shall solicit nomi- 
nations from: 

A. Ex-Officio Member(s) 

(1) State Agency Repre sen !ative(s) 

B. Voting Member(s) 

(1) Acute Care Hospital Representative 

(2) Skilled Nursing Facility Representative 

(3) Architect 

(4) General Contractor 

(5) Mechanical Engineer 

(6) Electrical Engineer 

(7) Fire Protection Engineer 

(8) Local Government Building Official 

(9) PrimaryCare or Specialty Clinic Representative 

Aulhority: f tcallh and Safely Code Seclious IR929.I, lS9^9.6and IS93l(iy 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections IE937, 18929.1, IS931 (f), 

1S934. lS936and IS949.6. 

HISTORY: 

I. (BSC 2/92) Regular order by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission 10 adopt Seclion 1-901, Pari \. Title 24, Califorina Code of 
Regulalions. Filed with ihejjccretary of state February 10^ 1994; effec- 
tive March 12. 1994. Approved by ihe Office of Administrative Law on 
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APPENDIX 



ARTICLE 1-7 

STATE BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION, 

COORDINATING COUNCIL AND 

ADVISORY PANELS 

1-70L Conflict ol' inlcrcst code appendix. 

Designated Employees 

Secretary, Slate and Consumer Services Agency 

Designated Chair 

Commissioners 

Executive Director 

Disclosure Category 

All designated employees shall report all investments and 
sources of income and all interest in real property. 

Aulbority: FIcalth and Safely Code Scclion IK93I and Go vemnieni Code Sec- 
tion HlOobel^eq. 

Reference: I Leallh and Safety Code Secllon 1S93] and Go vemmeni Code Sec- 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT {HCD-2) 

CHAPTER 2 

[RESERVED] 



ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL (SFM) 

CHAPTER 3 

[RESERVED] 



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CHAPTER 4 



ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE DIVISION OF THE 
STATE ARCHITECT-STRUCTURAL SAFETY (DSA/SS) 



ARTICLE 1 
ESSENTIAL SERVICES BUILDINGS 

4-201. Purpose, Essential services buildings constructed pur- 
suant to these rules and regulations shall be designed and con- 
structed to resist gravity forces, to minimize fire hazards and to 
resist, insofar as practical, the forces generated by winds and 
major earthquakes of the intensity and severity of the strongest 
anticipated at the building site without catastrophic collapse, 
but may experience some repairable architectural or structural 
damage. An essential services building as designed and con- 
structed shall be capable of providing essential services to the 
public after a disaster In addition, the equipment and other 
accessories which are necessary for the continued functioning 
of the essential services operation shall be anchored and braced 
to resist earthquake forces. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion I<i022. 
Reference: Fleallh and Safely Code Section 16001. 

4-202. Scope. These regulations apply to the administrative 
procedures concerning the construction, reconstruction, alter- 
ation of or addition to any essential services building under ihe 
jurisdiction of a city, city and county, county (including special 
fire districts) or the State of California. 

When the enforcement agency is the Division of the State 
Architect (DSA) all parts of the CtiUforuki Building Staiuiartls 
Cade^ as contained in Title 24 of the California Code of Regu- 
lations and adopted by that agency designate the building regu- 
lations which shall apply to an essential services building. The 
term ''essential services building" shall include all buildings, 
structures, appurtenances and related systems or facilities as 
defined in Section 4-207. 

These rules and regulations establish reasonable standards 
and minimum requirements for the design and construction of 
an essential services building. An essential services building 
shall also bedesigned and constructed to conform to Ihe regula- 
tions adopted by the California State Fire Marshal in Title 24, 
CCR, for the particular occupancy concerned. 

When the enforcement agency is a local agency, the locally 
adopted editions of the model codes and the administrative reg- 
ulations contained in Part I (Sections 4-201 through 4-222 and 
4-243 through 4-249) Title 24, California Code of Regulations 
(CCR) designate the building regulations which shall apply to 
an essential services building. The tenn "essential services 
building'' shall include all buildings, structures, appurtenances 
and related systems or facilities as defined in Section 4-207. 

If the building standards and regulations adopted by the city. 
city and county or county agency responsible for building 
safety are more restrictive than those adopted in the applicable 
sections of Title 24, CCR. then the local building standards and 
regulations shall govern within its jurisdiction. 

Aulbority: t[ea]th and Safely Code Section Ib022. 
Reference: flealth and Safety Code Section 16001. 



4-203- Interprets lion. No regulation shall be construed to 
deprive the enforcing agency of its right to exercise the powers 
conferred upon it by law or limit the enforcing agency in such 
enforcement as is necessary to secure the safety of construction 
as required in the Essential Services Seismic Safety Act (see 
*'Acl." Section 4-207. 

Aulhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 16001. 

4-204. Delegation of authority. Any powers, duties and 
responsibilities pursuant to carrying out the provisions of the 
Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act for the State 
Architect may be delegated by the State Architect to the Chief 
StriLctural Engineer, Division of the State Architect, siLbject to 
the direction of the State Architect. 

Those powers, duties and responsibilities so delegated may 
include the observation of the implementation and administra- 
tion of the Act. the adoption in consultation with local jurisdic- 
tions of the regulations necessary for carrying out the 
provisions of the Act. providing advice and assistance to local 
jurisdictions in matters concerning the Act or these regulations 
and acting as an appeals agency relative to the administration 
of the Act. 

Aulhority: [[eadh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Health and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 

4-20^. Application of building standards. Building stan- 
dards are set forth in Parts 2, 3. 4, 5. 6, 7 and 12 of Title 24, 
CCR. and have been adopted as a basis for the approval of plans 
and specifications. These regulations shall not be construed to 
prevent the use of higher design standards nor to restrict the use 
of new or innovative design or construction techniques. 

Where the designer desires to use innovative design or con- 
struction techniques not addressed in these regulations, it shall 
be necessary to submit for review and approval information 
including computations, test data and recommendations cover- 
ing the design in question. The Division of the State Architect 
or local enforcementagencymustbe satisfied that the degree of 
safety achieved is equivalent to that achieved by the standards 
contained in Title 24. CCR. The enforcement agency review 
and approval of the innovative design or construction tech- 
niques shall precede the submission of plans and specifications 
utilizing these techniques. 

Aulhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion 16001. 

4-206. Approval of new essential services buildings. Plans 
and specifications shall be submitted to the appropriate 
enforcement agency for every new owned or leased essential 
services building before the plans are adopted by the governing 
board, authority, owner, corporation or other agency proposing 
to construct any essential services building. 

Before any agency may convert an existing building into an 
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specifications for the alteration of the building to the appropri- 
ate enforcement agency for approval. The plans shall provide 
for the alterations necessary for compliance with the require- 
ments of these rules and regulations. 

Aultaorily: Health and Safely Code SeclJan 16022. 
Reference: ffealth and Safety Code Section 1601 1. 

4-207- Definitions. The words defined in this section shall 
have the meaning stated therein throughout the rules and regu- 
lations contained in Part I (Administrative), Title 24, CCR. 

ACT shall mean the Essential Services Buildings Seismic 
Safety Act of 1986, Sections 16000-16023, inclusive, of the 
Health and Safety Code. 

ADDITION shall mean an increase in fioor area or volume of 
enclosed space which is physically attached to an existing 
building by connections which are required for transmitting 
vertical or horizontal loads between ihe addition and the enisl- 
ing structure. The area exemption in Section 16010 oflhe Act 
does notapply to additions to essential services buildings when 
the total area of the existing building and the addition exceeds 
2000 square feet. An ""addition*' which is not required to be 
physically attached either for its own support or for support of 
the existing building shall be separated as required by Part 2. 
Title 24, CCR. and shall be deemed to be the construction of a 
new essential services building. 

ALTERATION shall mean changes within an existing build- 
ing as defined in Part 2, Title 24, CCR. Alterations to existing 
essential services buildings shall confonn to the requirements 
of Title 24. CCR. Major alterations will be permitted, provided 
the entire essential services building as modified, including the 
structural alterations or additions, confonn to the requirements 
of Title 24, CCR, if the area of the existing building, including 
additions, exceeds 2,000 square feet. 

APPROVED PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS shall mean 
plans, specifications, addenda and change orders which have 
been duly approved by the appropriate enforcement agency 
pursuant to Sections 16013 and 16016 oflhe Health and Safety 
Code and which are identified by a stamp bearing the name of 
the enforcement agency, the identification number, the date and 
the signature of the qualified reviewer as required in Section 
16011 of the act. 

COMPLYING BUILDING shall mean a building which has 
been constructed or reconstructed in accordance with these 
rules and regulations. 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT, or DIVISION 

or the initials DS A shall mean the Division of the State Archi- 
tecl in the Department of General Services, State of California. 

ENFORCEMENT AGENCY shall mean the Division of the 
State Architect for state-owned or state-leased buildings and 
shall mean the enforcement agency of any city, county or city 
and county having jurisdiction over locally owned or locally 
ieased essential services facilities. 

ESSENTIAL SERVICES BUILDING means any building, 
or any building a portion of which is used or designed to be 
used as a fire station, police station, emergency operations cen- 
ter. California Highway Patrol office, sheriffs office or emer- 
gency communication dispatch center 



EQUIPMENT shall mean all new or replacement equipment 
installedinany new or existing owned or leased building which 
is required for the functioning of the essential services opera- 
tion. The installation of such equipment shall meet the support, 
bracing and anchorage requirements of Title 24. CCR. The area 
exemption in Section 16010 of the Act does not apply to the 
anchorage or bracing of equipment necessary to the operation 
of the essential services function. 

FIRE STATION shall mean any building that contains the 
operational facilities, fire suppression, alarm and communica- 
tions equipment necessary to respond to fire emergencies. 

MAINTENANCE shall mean and include ordinary upkeep or 
repair work such as replacement in kind, repainting, replaster- 
ing and reroofing. 

NEW ESSENTIALSERVICES BUILDING shall mean any 

newly erected essential services building or any existing build- 
ing converted to essenfial services use subsequent to the effec- 
tive date of the act regardless of whether the building is owned 
or leased by the public agency. Existing buildings housing 
essential services facilities owned or leased by the state, a city, 
acityandcounty or a county prior to the effecfive date of the act 
are exempt from these regulations except for the installation of 
new or replacement equipment. When a portion of a building is 
to be utilized for an essential services operation, the area souti- 
Hzed and the utilities systems and components servicing the 
area shall be constructed according to these rules and regula- 
tions and shall be separated or protected from damage due to 
failures of other portions of the structure to the extent deter- 
mined by the enforcement agency to insure continued func- 
tioning after an earthquake or other disaster. Ancillary 
buildings and facilities related to the essential services building 
function may be exempt from these regulations if the enforce- 
ment agency determines that such buildings and facilities are 
not necessary to the functioning of the essential services opera- 
tion after an earthquake or other disaster. 

NONSTRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS shall mean only 
such alterations which do not affect the safety of the essenfial 
services building and do not change, in any manner, its struc- 
tural elements. 

OWNER for the purposes of these regulations shall mean the 
public agency responsible for the essential services functions 
perfonned under its authority within an essential services 
building. The owner is responsible for applying for and 
obtaining the approvals and certifications required by these 
regulations. 

PLANS as used in these regulations shall mean the drawings 
associated with the project such as, but not limited to, vicinity 
maps, site plans, foundation plans, floor plans, ceiling plans, 
roof plans, cross-secfions, interior elevations, exterior eleva- 
tions and details which are used in conjunction with the project 
specifications and which are necessary to accomplish con- 
struction in conformance with the requirements of the act. 

POLICE STATION shall mean any building that contains the 
operational facilities and the alarm and communications equip- 
ment necessary to respond to police emergencies. This defini- 
tion shall include the offices of local police departments, 
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essary lo Ihe functioning of the essential services operation 
after an earthquake or other disaster. 

PROJECT INSPECTOR shall mean any individual duly 
approved by the enforcement agency as the on-site inspector 
for a particular project. The project inspector shall be 
employedandpaidbytheowner and f^hall act under the general 
direction of the architect or registered engineer in general 
responsible charge of the project and under the supervision of 
the enforcement agency. The project inspector shall be 
responsible for inspecting all work included in the construction 
contract, except for work that must be inspected by an 
approved special inspector. (See Section 4-211 (c) for special 
inspection.) 

RECONSTRUCTION is the repair of damage to an existing 
complying essential services building or an alteration of an 
existing noncomplying building to bring it into confonnance 
with the safety standards established by these regulations for 
essential services buildings. 

REGISTERED ENGINEER as used in these regulations 
shall mean a structural engineer, civil engineer, mechanical 
engineer or electrical engineer holding a valid certificate under 
Chapter 7, Division 3, of the California Busitiess and Profes- 
sions Code. 

SPECIFICATIONS as used in these regulations shall mean 
the written document which is used in conjunction with Ihe 
project plans to establish the job conditions, the quality and 
quantity of construction materials used in the project and the 
quality of workmanship required to accomplish the construc- 
tion in conformance with the provisions of the act. 

Aulborir^: HeaElh and Safety Code Seclian 16022. 

Rertrtncc: I leallh and Safely Code ScclLonE 16003. 1601 IJ 60 1 8 and 16019. 

4-208. ApplicRtion for approval of drawings and specifica- 
tions. 

(a) Before adopting plans and specifications, the agency 
responsible for the essential services function shall submit an 
application to the appropriate enforcing agency for written 
approval of said plans and specifications except where the new 
constructionisaTypeVorTypell-N one-story structure which 
contains 2000 square feetor less of floor area and is not located 
in a special studies zone as defined in Section 2622 of the Pub- 
lic Resources Code. 

(b) An architect, structural engineer or civil engineer may 
actastheagentfor the essential services agency when filing the 
application for approval of plans and specifications. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 

Reference: Hcallh and Safely Code Section;; 16010, 1601 I and 16015. 

4-209. Designation of responsibilities. 

(a) General responsible cliarge. For every essential ser- 
vices building project there shall be an architect, structural 
engineer or civil engineer in general responsible charge of 
plans, specifications and observation of construction, except 
that plans, specifications and observation of construction may 
be under the responsible charge of a registered mechanical or 
electrical engineer for work involving only those respective 
branches of engineering. A project may be divided into parts, 
provided that each part is clearly defined by a building or simi- 
lar distinct unit. The part, so defined, shall include ail portions 



and utility systems or facilities necessary to the complete 
functioning of that part. Separate assignments of general 
responsible charge may be made for the parts. 

(b) Delegation of responsibility. The architect, structural 
engineer or civil engineer in general responsible charge may 
delegate responsibility for any portion of the work lo, or may 
employ, or retain other architects, structural engineers or civil 
engineers. Registered mechanical and electrical engineers may 
be delegated responsibility for the mechanical and electrical 
porfions of the work, respectively. 

(c) Evidence of responsibility. The stamp and signature of 
the architect or registered engineer on a plan, specification or 
other document shall be deemed evidence that full responsibil- 
ity is assumed by the signator for the work shown thereon, 
including also those portions of the accompanying computa- 
tions, specifications or plans which pertain to such work. 

(d) Alternates. The applicant, or the architect or registered 
engineer having general or delegated responsibility, may name 
one or more persons to act as altemate(s) for the design and/or 
observations of the work of construction, provided such per- 
sons are architects or registered engineers who themselves are 
qualified under these regulations to assume the responsibility 
assigned. 

Auchority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 16011, 16012 and 16015. 

4-210. Plans^specilications^ computations and other data. 

(a) General. When an application is filed, it shall be accom- 
panied by the required numberof complete sets of the plans and 
specifications, the complete structural design calculations, site 
data and a fee as established by the enforcement agency. 

(b) Plans. Plans shall show the use or occupancy of all parts 
of the essential services buildings and shall give such other 
information as may be required to indicate the nature of the 
work proposed and to show compliance with the act and these 
regulations. The drawings shall be legible and sufficiently 
detailed and cross-referenced to show clearly the pertinent fea- 
tiu^es of the construction, and shall have sufficient dimensions 
to be readily interpreted. Where a project includes several 
buildings, the plans for each shall be drawn independently 
exceptihatdetails common to all need not be repeated. Submit- 
ted plans and specifications, which are obviously incomplete 
or incorrect, shall be returned to the architect or registered 
engineer in general responsible charge with a request for com- 
pliance with these regulations before checking is begun or 
resumed by the enforcement agency. 

(c) Specifications. Specifications shall completely set forth 
the requirements for the various types of materials that will 
enter into the pennanent construction and shall describe the 
methods not covered in the technical regulafions which are to 
be used to obtain the required quality of the work shown on the 
plans and described in the specifications. 

(d) Design computations. Computafions. stress diagrams 
and other pertinent data shall accompany the plans and specifi- 
cations and shall be sufficiently complete so that calculations 
for individual structural members can be readily interpreted. 
The computations shall be prefaced by a statement clearly and 
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eating the manner in which the proposed essential services 
building will resist vertical loads and horizontal forces. The 
computations shall be sufficiently complete to establish that 
the structure will resist the loads and forces prescribed in Part 2. 
Title 24, CCR. Assumed safe bearing pressures on soils and 
specified strengths of concrete shall be given in the 
computations and noted on the plans. Where unusual condi- 
tions occur, such additional data as are pertinent to the work 
shall be submitted. 

(e) Site data. Site data for all essential services buildings 
covered by these regulations shall include a soil investigation 
report providing information on subsurface site work and labo- 
ratory testing, an evaluation of site soil conditions, a recom- 
mendation for the type of foundation to be used and an 
allowable design value for the soil bearing capacity. For all 
essential services building sites not exempted from the provi- 
sions of the act. a geologic and earthquake hazard report 
including an evaluation of both known and potentially active 
local and regional fault systems, slope stability, liquefaction 
potential and other hazards shall be prepared by competent per- 
sons and submitted with the application, plans and specifica- 
tions. All or parts of the geologic and earthquake hazard 
investigation and report may be waived by the enforcement 
agency when in the judgment of the enforcement agency those 
requirements are unnecessary and would not be beneficial to 
public safety. 

(f) Signatures required. All plans and specifications sub- 
mitted for approval shall bear ihe stamp and signature of the 
architect or professional engineer in general responsible 
charge of design. When responsibility for a portion of the work 
has been delegated, the plans and specifications covering that 
portion of design shall also bear the stamp and signature of the 
responsible registered engineer or architect. 

Auibarit>: H£s]\h and Safety Code Section 16022. 

Reference: KeallhandSafetyCode Sections 16009, 1601 1. 16012. 1 ^01 3 and 

16014, 

4-211. Observation and inspection of construction. 

(a) Observation by architect or registered engineer The 

Act provides that the observation of the work of construction, 
reconstruction, alteration or addition shall be under the general 
responsible charge of an architect, structural engineer, civil 
engineer or. under certain conditions, a registered mechanical 
or electrical engineer for work involving only those respective 
branches of engineering. A geotechnical engineer shall provide 
the observation for placement of fills and shall submit a veri- 
fied report attesting to the comphance of the engineered fill 

(b) Inspection by project inspector. The owner must pro- 
vide for and require competent, adequate and continuous 
inspection of all construction work by a project inspector 
approved for each individual project by the enforcement 
agency. The project inspector so approved shall cooperate with 
the architect or registered engineer in general responsible 
charge of the observation of the work of construction to ensure 
compliance with the approved drawings and specifications. 
The project inspector shall request interpretations and clarifi- 
cations of the approved contract drawings and specifications 
when necessary from the responsible architect or registered 
engineer. 



For every project there shall be a project inspector who shall 
have personal knowledge as defined in Section 16021 of the 
Health and Safety Code of all work done on the project or its 
parts. On large projects adequate inspection may require the 
employment of one or more approved assistant inspectors. The 
employment of special inspectors or assistant inspectors shall 
not be construed as relieving the project inspector of his/her 
duties and responsibilities under Sections 4-214 and 4-219 of 
these regulations. The project inspector shall, under the direc- 
tion of the architect or engineer, be responsible for monitoring 
the work of the special inspectors and testing laboratories to 
ensure that the special inspection and testing program is satis- 
factorily completed. 

No work shall be carried out e.\cept under the inspection of 
the project inspector approved by the enforcement agency. The 
project inspector shall have had at least three years equivalent 
experience in construction work of a type similar to that for 
which he/she is proposed as inspector, shall have a thorough 
knowledge of building materials, and shall be able to read and 
interpret plans and specifications. 

The cost of project inspection shall be paid for by the owner 
(see "Project Inspector" definition in Section 4-207). 

(c) Special inspeclion. Special inspection by inspectors spe- 
cially approved by the enforcement agency may be required for 
masonry construction, glued laminated lumber fabrication, 
wood framing using timber connectors, concrete batching, 
shotcrete. prestressed concrete, structural steel fabrication, 
high-strength steel bolt installations, welding, pile driving, 
electrical work or mechanical work. The cost of all special 
inspectors required by this section shall be paid for by the 
owner. 

The project inspector may perform special inspecfions if the 
project inspector has been specially approved for such pur- 
poses and has the time available to complete the special inspec- 
tions in addition to project inspection work. 

Thedetailedinspectionof all work covered by this section is 
the responsibility of the project inspector when special inspec- 
tion is not provided. The enforcement agency may require spe- 
cial inspection for shop fabrication procedures that preclude 
the complete inspection of the work after assembly. The 
enforcement agency may require special inspection at the site 
in addition to those listed above if found necessary because of 
the special use of material or methods of construction. 

Approved special inspectors shall submit verified reports as 
required by Section 4-214, for the special work covered. Spe- 
cial inspectors shall periodically submit reports of inspections 
to the enforcement agency, the architect, the registered engi- 
neer responsible for the observafion of structural work and the 
project inspector. Construction work that the special inspector 
finds not to be in compliance with Iheapproved plans and spec- 
ifications, and which is not immediately corrected upon notify- 
ing the contractor, shall be reported immediately to the project 
inspector, the enforcement agency, the architect and the regis- 
tered engineer responsible for observation of the structural 
work. 

AuJliority: jj^allh and Safely Code Seclions 16017 and 16022. 
Reference: Healttiand Safely Code Seclions 16015. 16017, 16020 and 16021. 



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4-'212. Supervision of construction by the enforcement 
agency. During the construction, reconstruction, repair, alter- 
ation of or addition to any essential services building, the 
enforcement agency as provided in the Act, shall make such 
site visits and observations as in its judgment is necessary or 
proper for enforcement of the Act and the protection of the 
safety of the occupants of the building and the public. If at any 
time as the work progresses it is found that modifications or 
changes are necessary to achieve compliance with building 
standards, the enforcement agency shall direct the architect or 
registered engineer in general responsible charge to prepare 
and submit documents covering such modifications or changes 
for the review and approval of the enforcement agency. 

Aulhority: llealEh and Saleiy Code Scclion \t3022. 

RcFcrcnct: FIcallh and Safely Code Sections 16001. 16009 and 16020. 

4-213, Tests, 

(a) General, Tests of materials are required as set forth in the 
approved plans and specifications and in Part 2. Title 24, CCR. 
Where job conditions warrant, the architect or registered engi- 
neer may waive certain tests with the approval of the enforce- 
ment agency. A list of all required tests of materials and of all 
required special inspections shall be prepared and submitted by 
the architect, structural engineer, or civil engineer in general 
responsible charge ofthe project at the time the plans and speci- 
fications are stamped for identification by the enforcement 
agency. 

(b) Test sampling. Test samples or specimens of material for 
testing maybe taken by the architect or registered engineer, the 
architect's or engineer's representative, the project inspector or 
a representative of the testing agency. In no case shall the 
contractor, his employee or a vendor select the samples or 
specimens. 

(c) Test reports. One copy of all test reports shall be for- 
warded by the testing agency to the enforcement agency, the 
architect, the registered engineer responsible for observation 
ofthe structural work and the project inspector. Such reports 
shall include all tests made, regardless of whether such tests 
indicate that the material is satisfactory or unsatisfactory. 
Records of special sampling operations shall also be reported. 
The reports shall show that the material or materials were sam- 
pled and tested in accordance with the requirements of these 
regulations and with the approved plans and specifications. In 
the case of masonry or concrete, test reports shall show the 
specified design strength. Test reports shall also state whether 
or not the material or materials tested comply with the require- 
ments ofthe approved plans and specifications. 

(d) Verification of test reports. Each testing agency shall 
submit to the enforcement agency a verified report, covering 
all tests and inspections which were required to be performed 
as of the date that work on the project is suspended or the ser- 
vices ofthe testing laboratory are terminated, and at the com- 
pletion of the project, covering all of required tests and 
inspections. The verified report shall be signed, under penalty 
of perjury, by the professional engineer charged with engineer- 
ing managerial responsibility for the laboratory. The verified 
report shall indicate that all lests and inspections were made as 
required by the approved plans and specifications, and shall list 
any noncompliant tests or inspections that have not been 



resolved by the date ofthe verified report. In the event that not 
all required tests or inspections were made by the laboratory 
making this verified report, those tests and inspections not 
made shall be listed on the verified report. 

Aulhority: lleallj] and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections 16009, 16020 and I&02I. 

4-214. Verified reports. Sections 16020 and 16021 ofthe Act 
require that from time to lime as the work of construction pro- 
gresses, the architect or registered engineer in charge of obser- 
vation of the work, each architect or registered engineer 
delegated responsibility for observation of a portion of the 
work, the project inspector, approved special inspectors and 
the contractor shall each make and sign under penalty of per- 
jury, a duly verified report to the enforcement agency upon a 
prescribed form or forms, showing that of his or her own per- 
sonal knowledge the work during the period covered by the 
report has been performed and materials have been used and 
installed in every material respect in compliance with the duly 
approved plans and specifications, and setting forth such 
detailed statement of fact as shall be required. 

The term "personal knowledge"" as applied to an architect or 
registered engineer means the personal knowledge that is 
obtained from periodic visits of reasonable frequency to the 
project site for the purpose of general observation ofthe work, 
and that is obtained from the reporting of others on the progress 
ofthe work, testing of materials, inspection and superinten- 
dence of the work. The exercise of reasonable diligence to 
obtain the facts is required. 

The term "personal knowledge" as applied to an inspector 
means the actual personal knowledge that is obtained from the 
inspector's personal continuous inspection ofthe work in all 
stages of its progress. For work perfonned away from the site, 
the project inspector may obtain personal knowledge from the 
reporting oftesting or special inspection of materials and work- 
manship for compliance with approved plans, specifications 
and applicable standards. The exercise of reasonable diligence 
to obtain the facts is required. 

The term ^'personal knowledge" as applied to the contractor 
means the personal knowledge gained from constructing the 
building. The exercise of reasonable diligence to obtain the 
facts is required. 

See Article 2, Section 4-240 and Article 3, Section 4-249 for 
the reporting requirements to state and local enforcement agen- 
cies, respectively. 

Authority: Ikallh and Safely Code Seclions 16020. 1602] and 16022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section;; 16020 and I(i02l. 

4-215. Clianges in the approved drawings and specifica- 
tions. 

(a) General. All work shall be executed in accordance with 
the approved plans and specifications except where documents 
authorizing changes have been submitted by the responsible 
architect or registered engineer to the enforcement agency for 
review and approval. These documents shall describe the 
authorized changes, show the increase or decrease in the con- 
tract cost involved and shall contain the signatures of the 
responsible architect or registered engineer and the owner and 
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Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion l<3022. 

Reference: Heallh and Safety Code Seclions 16011, 16013 and 16015. 

4-216- Final certification of complianco. The certification of 
compliance for the essential services building shall be issued 
by the enforcement agency when the project has been com- 
pleted in accordance with the requirements as to safety of 
design and construction with Sections 16000-16023 of the 
Health and Safety Code (Essential Services Buildings Seismic 
Safety Acl) and withthe requirements of these regulations. The 
certification of compliance will be evidenced by a letter or a 
certificate of occupancy each of which shall contain a state- 
ment that the building design and review and the work of con- 
struction have been completed in accordance with the 
requirements of Sections 1 6000 through 1 6023 of ihe Health 
and Safety Code and of Part l,Title24.CCR. The certificate of 
compliance will be directed to the owner of the essential 
services building. 

Local enforcement agencies shall forward one copy of Ihe 
certification of compliance to the DSA Headquarters Office in 
Sacramento. 

Aurhorlty: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Referenee: Heallh and Safely Code Seclions 16009 and 16022. 

4-217. Duties of the architect and registered engineers. 

(a) General. The architect orregistered engineer is responsi- 
ble to the owner and to the enforcement agency to see that the 
completed work conforms in every material respect lo these 
regulations and the approved plans and specifications. The 
architect or registered engineer may, if so authorized, act as 
agent for the owner in completing and submitting the applica- 
tion to the enforcement agency. 

The architect or registered engineer, in no way, is relieved of 
any responsibility by the activities of the enforcement agency 
in the performance of its duties. 

(b) General responsible charge. The architecl or registered 
engineer in general responsible charge shall advise the owner 
in regard to filing of the application for approval of plans, the 
selection of a project inspector and the selection of a testing 
laboratory. The architect or registered engineer shall prepare 
the plans, specifications, design computafions and other data 
and shall prepare documents authorizing changes in the 
approved drawings and specifications when so directed by the 
owneroras required by conditions on the project. The architect 
or registered engineer shall make, or cause to be made, the cor- 
rections required on the various documents to comply with the 
requirements of these regulations and shall provide Ihe project 
inspector and testing agency with a complete set of stamped 
plans, specifications and documents authorizing changes. 

The enforcement agency directs all technical correspon- 
dence to the architect or registered engineer in general respon- 
sible charge of the project. 

(c) Verified reports. All architects and registered engineers 
having responsibility for observation of the work of construc- 
tion shall maintain such personal contact with the project as is 
necessary to assure themselves ofcompliance in every material 
respect with the approved plans and specifications and shall 
submit verified reports to the enforcement agency as required 
in Section 4-214. The architecl or registered engineer in gen- 
eral responsible charge shall be responsible for the timely 



submittal of the required verified reports from Ihe project 
inspector, Ihe contractor and any other architects or engineers 
who have been delegated responsibility for observation of Ihe 
work. 

(d) Testing program. The architect or registered engineer in 
general responsible charge shall establish the extent of ihe test- 
ing of materials consisteni with the needs of the particular pro- 
ject and shall issue specific instructions lo the testing agency. 
The architecl or registered engineer shall also notify the 
enforcement agency as to the disposition of materials noted on 
laboratory reports as nol conforming to the approved plans and 
specifications. 

Authority: Health and Safely Code Seclian 16022. 
Reference: flenllhnnd Safely Code Sections 16015 and 16020. 

4-218. duties of the mechanical and electrical engineers. 

The architect, struclural engineer or civil engineer in general 
responsible charge retains overall responsibility for the 
mechanical and electrical poriions of the work when Ihe design 
responsibility for that work has been delegated and ihe plans 
have been prepared by registered mechanical and electrical 
engineers. 

Where plans, specifications and estimates for alterations or 
repairs only involve mechanical or electrical work, said plans, 
specifications and estimates may be prepared and ihe work of 
construction observed by a registered mechanical or electrical 
engineer, respectively, who shall be in general responsible 
charge. 

The mechanical or electrical engineer shall fulfill the duties 
outlined in Section 4-217 when assuming general responsible 
charge and shall submit verified reports as required in Section 
4-214. When accepfing delegated responsibility, the mechani- 
cal or electrical engineer shall comply with the requirements of 
Sections 4-209 and 4-2 10 insofar as these may relate to the del- 
egated work. 

.\ulhorily: Ikallh and Safely Code Seclion \b022. 
Referenee: Health and Safety Code Seclion 16015. 

4-219. Duties of the project inspector. 

(a) General. The projeci inspector shall act under the gen- 
eral direcfion of ihe architecl or registered engineer and under 
the supervision of Ihe enforcement agency. 

(b) Duties. The general duties of the project inspector in ful- 
filling project inspection responsibilities are as follows: 

1. Continuous inspection requirements. The project 
inspector must have actual personal knowledge 
obtained by personal and continuous inspection of Ihe 
work of construction in all stages of its progress that Ihe 
requirements of the approved plans and specifications 
are being executed. 

Continuous inspection means complete inspecfion of 
every part of the work. Work, such as concrete work or 
masonry work which can be inspected only as it is 
placed, shall requiretheconstantpresence of the project 
inspector Other lypes of work which can be completely 
inspected after the work is installed may be carried on 
while the project inspector is not present. In any case, 
the projeci inspector must personally inspect every part 
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or assume any duties which will prevent him or her 
from providing continuous inspection. 

Tiie project inspector may obtain personal knowl- 
edge of the work of construction, either on-site or 
off-site, from the inspections performed by special 
inspectors or approved assistant inspectors and from 
the reporting of others on testing and inspection of 
materials and workmanship for compliance with the 
plans, specifications and applicable standards. The 
exerciseof reasonable diligenceto obtain the facts shall 
be required. 

2. Relations with fhc arcliitect or engineer. The project 
inspector shall work under the general direction of the 
architect or registered engineer. Any uncertainties in 
the inspector's comprehension of the plans and specifi- 
cations shall be reported promptly to the architect or 
registered engineer for his/her interpretation and 
instructions. In no case shall the instructions of the 
architect or registered engineer be construed to cause 
work to be done which is not in conformity with the 
approved plans, specifications and dociunents autho- 
rizing changes. 

3. Job file. The project inspector shall keep a file of 
approved plans and specifications (including all 
approved documents authorizing changes) on the job at 
all times. 

4. Construction procedure records. The project inspec- 
tor shall keep a record of certain construction proce- 
dures including, but not limited to the following: 

A. Concrete pouring operations. The records show the 
time and date of placing concrete and the time and 
date of removal of forms in each portion of the 
structure. 

B. Welding operations. The record shall include identi- 
fication marks of welders, lists of defective welds, 
manner of correction of defects, etc. 

C- Penetration under the last ten (10) blows for each 
pile when piles are driven for foundations. All such 
records of construction procedures shall be kept on 
the job until the completion of the work. These 
records shall be made a part of the permanent 
records of the owner. 

5. Deviflfions. The project inspector shall notify the con- 
tractor, in writing, of any deviations from the approved 
plans and specifications which are not immediately cor- 
rected by the contractor when brought to the contrac- 
tor's attention. Copies of such notice shall be forwarded 
immediately to the architect or registered engineer and 
to the enforcement agency. 

Failure on the pan of the project inspector to notify 
the contractor of deviations from the approved plans 
and specifications shall in no way relieve the contractor 
of any responsibility to complete the work covered by 
his or her contract in accordance with the approved 
plans and specifications and all laws and regulations. 

6. Verified reports. The project inspector shall submit to 
the enforcement agency verified reports as required in 
Section 4-214. 



(c) Violations. Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of the 
project inspector to notify the contractor of any work thai does 
not comply with the requirements of the approved plans and 
specifications, or failure, refusal or neglect to report immedi- 
ately, in writing any such violation to the architect or registered 
engineer, to the owner and to the enforcement agency shall 
constitute a violation of the Act and shall be cause for the 
enforcement agency to take action, which may result in with- 
drawal of the inspector's approval. 

AiKhorlty: Ikallh and S ale ly Code Seclion 16022. 
RcFcreace: Health and Safety Code Sections 16017 and 15021. 

4-220. Duties of the contractor. 

(a) Responsibilities. It is the duty of the contractor to com- 
plete the work covered by his or her contract in accordance 
with the approved plans and specifications therefore. The con- 
tractor in no way is relieved of any responsibility by the activi- 
ties of the architect, registered engineer, project inspector or 
the enforcement agency in the performance of their duties. 

(b) Performance of the work. The contractor shall study 
carefully the approved plans and specifications and shall plan 
hjsscheduleof operations well ahead of time. Ifatany timeitis 
discovered the work is being done that is not in accordance 
with the approved plans and specifications, the contractor shall 
correct the work immediately. 

All inconsistenciesor items which appear to be in error in the 
plans and specifications shall be promptly called to the atten- 
tion of the architect or registered engineer, through the project 
inspector, for interpretation or correction. In no case, however, 
shall the instruction of the architect or registered engineer be 
construed to cause work to be done that is not in conformity 
with the approved plans, specifications and change orders, and 
standards. 

The contractor must notify the project inspector, in advance, 
of the commencement of construction of each and every aspect 
of the work. 

(c) Verified reports. The contractor shall make and submit 
to the enforcement agency from time to time, verified reports as 
required in Section 4-214. 

If work on the building is being done by independent con- 
tractors having contracts with the owner, verified reports shall 
be submitted by each contractor regardless of the type of work 
involved. 

Aurhority: Ikallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Rtrcrence: Health and Safety Code Seclion 16021. 

4-221. Records. DSA shall maintain a record of the approved 
plans, specifications, addenda, change orders and letters of cer- 
tification for state-owned or state-leased essential services 
buildings which have been certified as complying with the pro- 
visions of the Act. DSA shall also maintain a record of the let- 
ters of compliance for essential services buildings built under 
the jurisdiction of local enforcement agencies which have been 
submitted to DSA by those agencies. 

Aurhority: Ikallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
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4-222. Advisory board. 

(£i) General. The State Architect may appoint an advisory 
board whose duty it is to serve in an advisory capacity to DSA 
in connection with administrative matters and with reference to 
regulations and requirements pertaining to the administration 
of the Act. This board shall also act as a board of review to 
which appeal can be made by owners, architects, engineers or 
other interested parties in case of disagreement with the inter- 
pretation by the local enforcement agencies and/or local 
appeals board of the Essential Services Buildings Seismic 
Safety Act or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. For 
stateagencies, the Advisory Board shall act as an appeals board 
for disagreements with therulings, decisions, interpretations or 
acts of DSA. 

(b) Membership. The said board shall consist of nine mem- 
bers appointed by the Slate Architect and four ex -officio mem- 
bers who are: State Architect, the Chief Structural Engineer of 
DSA. the California State Fire Marshal, the Executive Director 
of the Building Standards Commission and the Chairman of the 
Seismic Safety Commission. The ex-officio board members 
may appoint alternates to serve on the board as their representa- 
tives. Ofthe appointive members, one shall be an architect, one 
shall be a structural engineer, one shall be a civil engineer, one 
shall be a mechanical engineer or an electrical engineer, one 
shall be a representative ofthe League of California Cities, one 
shall be a representative ofthe County Supervisors Associa- 
tion, one shall be a representative ofthe California Building 
Officials, one shall be a representative ofthe California Fire 
Chiefs Association and one shall be a representative of a law 
enforcement agency. The appointive members shall serve at the 
pleasure ofthe State Architect. The State Architect will select 
appointive members from nominations solicited from the Cali- 
fornia Council, American Institute of Architects, the Structural 
Engineers Association of California, the Consulting Engineers 
and Land Surveyors Association of California, the California 
Building Officials, the League of California Cities, the County 
Supervisors Association, the California Peace Officers Associ- 
ation and from the California Fire Chiefs Association. The 
State Architect may also appoint additional ex-officio mem- 
bers. Ex-officio members are not entitled to vote in board 
actions. 

(c) Meetings. The board shall elect its own chairperson and 
vice-chairperson and shall convene upon the call ofthe chair- 
person or the Slate Architect whenever it may be necessary in 
the chairperson's or State Architect's judgment for the board to 
meet. The board shall adopt such rules of procedure as are nec- 
essary to enable it to perform the obligations delegated to it. 
The chairperson ofthe board shall at his or her discretion or 
upon the instruction ofthe board designate subcommittees to 
study and report back to the board on any technical subject or 
matter for which an independent study is desired or regarding 
appeals which are made to the board from interpretations of the 
enforcement agencies. The board members will be reimbursed 
for their reasonable expenses in attending meetings but shall 
receive no compensation for their services. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Scclion I<i022. 
Rercrcncc: FIcallli and Safely Code Section 16022. 



ARTICLE 2 
STATE BUILDINGS 

4-223. General. The provisions of Article 1 and Article 2 of 
these regulations shall apply to state-owned or state-leased 
essential services buildings. Article 2 requirements do not 
apply to essential services buildings under the jurisdiction of 
local enforcement agencies. 

Audiority: JJeallh and S ale ly Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion 16001 

4-224. Application for DSA approval of drawings and spec- 
ifica lions. 

{a) The written approval of drawings and specifications shall 
consist of a letter issued by DSA when the procedures of Sec- 
tion 4-229 of these regulations are completed. 

(b) The agency responsible for the essential services func- 
tion shall submit an application, for the approval of drawings 
and specifications to DSA. A separate application shall be sub- 
mitted for each essential services building or group of build- 
ings on each site. Applications shall be submitted to DSA on 
Form DSA-K Application for Approval of Plans and Specifi- 
cations. DSA forms are available on the Internet at 
www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any ofthe DSA regional offices. 

(c) The application shall contain a project name and location 
ofthe essential services building or buildings, the name ofthe 
architect or registered engineer in general responsible charge 
ofthe work, the names ofthe architects or registered engineers 
who have been delegated responsibility for portions of the 
work (see Seclion 4-209), the estimated cost ofthe project and 
all such other information as is requested on Form DSA-I 
Application for Approval of Plans and Specifications. 

Aurliority: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section;; 16001 and 1601 1. 

4-225. Designation of responsibility. In addition to the 
requirements of Section 4-209, Article I of these regulations, 
the following provisions shall apply; 

(a) Delegation of responsibility. The architect, structural 
engineer or civil engineer in general responsible charge shall 
employ or retain, under his/her supervision, registered 
mechanical and electrical engineers to design and observe the 
construction ofthe mechanical and electrical portions ofthe 
work when these elements are significant to the safety ofthe 
building or its occupants or the continuing functioning ofthe 
building. The requirement for observation of construction of 
the mechanical and electrical portions of the work by the 
mechanical and electrical engineers may be waived where the 
mechanical and electrical elements are not considered to be 
significant to the safety of the building or its occupants or its 
continuing functioning and when special mechanical and elec- 
trical inspection in accordance with Section 4-2 1 1 is provided. 

No delegation to or employment or retention of others shall 
be construed as relieving the architect, structural engineer or 
civil engineer in general responsible charge of his/her rights, 
duties and responsibilities under Section 16015 of the Act and 
Section 4-217 of these regulations. 

(b) Assumption of responsibility. The architect, structural 
engineer or civil engineer who submits for approval plans and 
specifications for any project or any portion of any project 



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which have been prepared by others shall assume responsibil- 
ity for the safety of design of the completed construction and 
for the interpretation of and any necessary amplification of the 
plans and specifications of the project. He/she shall stamp and 
sign all plans submitted for approval to indicate his her 
assumption of responsibility or may in lieu thereof, stamp and 
sign, and submit plans preparedunder his/her own charge. (See 
Section 4-210 for other signatures.) When an architect, struc- 
tural engineer or civil engineer accepts the responsibility for 
completion of a project or a portion of a project relinquished by 
another, that architect, structural engineer or civil engineer 
thereby assumes responsibility as follows: 

L If the relinquishment occurs prior to the completion of 
the design documents, all responsibility shall be 
assumed. [See Section 4-225 (c) for the procedure.] 

2. If the relinquishment occurs after the design drawings 
and specifications have been completed and approved 
by the enforcement agency, the assuming architect or 
registered engineer shall be responsible for the con- 
struction of the project in accordance with the design of 
the relinquishing architect or engineer. The assuming 
architect or registered engineer shall assume responsi- 
bility for the interpretation of and any necessary ampli- 
fication of the plans and specifications and shall stamp 
and sign any such documents prepared for that purpose. 

(c) Acceptance of responsibility. The assumption of gen- 
eral responsible charge or of delegated responsibility shall be 
clearly outlined, accepted and approved by the parties con- 
cerned including the owner. The enforcement agency shall be 
notified when any change is made in the individuals in general 
responsible charge or delegated responsible charge. 

Form DSA-U Application for Approval of Plans and Speci- 
fications, provides for the delegation of responsibility, but for 
unusual cases, or for changes in responsibility taking place 
afterthe plans have been submitted for approval, the delegation 
of responsibility, acceptances and approvals thereof, shall be 
submitted in letter form, which shall include an indication that 
the owner has been notified. 

Aurhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Health and Safely Code Sections 16011 and 1601 5. 

4-226. Alternates in general responsible charge or dele^ 
gated responsible charge. Alternates may be named on Form 
DSA-1, Application for Approval of Plans and Specifications, 
or in letter form. Letter forms shall be submitted to DSA prior 
to performance of work by the alternate and shall include an 
indication that the owner has been notified, 

Aurhority: lleallh and SafeLy Code Seclion 16022. 
Rcferenee: Hcallh and Safely Code Section 16015. 

4-227- Estimate of cost. Estimates ofcost shall be based on the 
cost ofconstruction prevailing at the time the plans and specifi- 
cations for the project are submitted to DSA. The estimated 
cost of a project shall be increased as necessary to include the 
estimated cost of every alternate building or portion thereof 
shown on the plans and specifications as if each alternate build- 
ing and portion were to be constructed separately and 
simultaneously. 

When a contract amount, or the cumulative total of two or 
more contract amounts, exceeds the esfimated cost by more 



than 30 percent, the estimated cost shall be revised. An addi- 
tional fee based on the contract amount shall be paid before 
proceeding with the work. When the actual cost of constructing 
all the work shown on the approved plans is less than 70 per- 
cent of the estimated cost, a refund of overpaid fees may be 
claimed. (See Section 4-232 for actual cost.) 

Aulborily: Heahli and Safety Code Section 16022, 
Reference: Hcallh and Safely Code Sections 16009 and 16011. 

4-228. Procedure for approval of application and voidance 
of application. 

(a) General. After DSA has completed its review of the doc- 
uments submitted with the application, the checked prints of 
the plans and specifications with the requests for corrections 
and/or additional information noted thereon shall be returned 
to the responsible architect or registered engineer. When plans 
and/or specifications require extensive corrections, a corrected 
set of prints of the plans and specifications shall be submitted 
for review if requested by DSA. 

When the requested corrections have been made and/or the 
additional information as requested has been provided by the 
responsible architect or registered engineer, an employee rep- 
resentative of the architect or registered engineer shall return 
the check setof plans and specifications along with the original 
plan tracings, the corrected specification pages and specifica- 
tion master cover sheet to DSA for backchecking. The 
backcheck is a comparison of the corrected plans and specifica- 
tions with the check set of plans and specifications and shall be 
accomplished either by a conference at the DSA ofTice between 
the architect or registered engineer or his/her employee repre- 
sentative and the checking engineer or by mail in the case of 
minor corrections to which all parties have agreed. 

Changes inplans and specifications, other than changes nec- 
essary for correction, made after submission for approval shall 
be brought to the attention of DSA in writing or by submission 
of revised plans identifying those changes clearly at the time of 
back-checking. Failure to give such notice may result in the 
voidance of any subsequent approval given to the plans and 
specifications. 

All requested corrections shall be made, additional 
requested information furnished or original designs justified 
and a list of materials to be tested and special inspections to be 
made shall be supplied to DSA at the time of backcheck. When 
DSA deems that the corrected plans and specifications comply 
with these regulations and all parts of Title 24, CCR. that per- 
tain to essential services building construction, DSA shall 
place its stamp of identification on the reproducible sheets of 
drawings and master cover sheet of the specifications. This 
stamp is affixed for purposes of identification only and shall 
not be construed as authorization to let the construction 
contracts. 

One set of prints of the stamped plans and specifications 
shall be submitted to DSA. The submittal of the stamped prints 
of the plans and specifications is required before DSA will 
issue the written notice of approval of the application. 

(b) Approval of the application. DSA shall issue to the 
owner of the essential services building a letter approving the 
application for the project upon receipt of the stamped copies 
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stitule the approval of drawings and specifications as required 
by Section 16016 of the Health and Safety Code. No contract 
for construction shall be let or approved by the owner of the 
essential services building and no monies shall be spent for 
construction work on an essential services building project 
until this approval in writing has been had and obtained. 

DSA will retain one set of the stamped plans and specifica- 
tions and other pertinent project information in its files as a per- 
manent record of the compliance of the approved project 
documents. 

(c) Voidancc of fhc application. Any change, erasure, alter- 
ation or modification of any plans or specifications bearing the 
identification stamp of DSA may result in voidance of the 
approval of the application. However, the "written approval of 
plans" may be extended by DSA to include revised plans and 
specifications after documents are submitted for review and 
approved. (See Section 4-233 for revised plans and Section 
4-2 i 5 for addenda and change orders. ) 

The procedures leading to written approval of plans shall be 
carried to conclusion without suspension or unnecessary delay. 
The application shall be void where either ( 1 ) prints from cor- 
rected plans or corrected original plans are not filed for 
backcheck and the backcheck is not completed within six. 
months after the date of return of the checked plans to the archi- 
tect or registered engineer, or (2) prints of the stamped plans 
and one set of the stamped specifications are not submitted to 
DSA files within two months after the date shown on the stamp 
of identification. 

Aulbarity: I leallh and Safety Code Seclian 16022. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Seclions 16009, 1601 I and 16013. 

4-229- Deferred approvals. Where a portion of the construc- 
tion cannot be adequately detailed on the approved plans 
because of variations in product design and manufacture, the 
approval of plans for such portion, when specifically accepted 
by the enforcement agency, may be deferred until the material 
suppliers are selected provided the following conditions are 
met: 

(a) The project plans clearly indicate that a deferred approval 
by the enforcement agency prior to the fabrication and installa- 
tion is required for the indicated portions of the work. 

(b) The project plans and specifications adequately describe 
the performance and loading criteria for such work. 

(c) An architect or registered engineer stamps and signs the 
plans and specifications for the deferred approval items. The 
architect or engineer in general responsible charge of the 
design of the project shall submit the plans and specifications 
for the deferred approval item to the enforcement agency, with 
notation indicating that the deferred approval documents have 
been found to be in general confontiance with the design of the 
building. 

(d) Deferred approval shall not apply to the requirements of 
Section 4-2I0(b). (c) and (d) with regard to the vertical and lat- 
eral load resisting systems and elements of the building. The 
plans, details, specifications and computations for the struc- 
tural portions of the building shall provide sufficient informa- 
tion to permit a complete review when the project Js submitted. 

Aulbority: Heallh and Safely Code Section 1 6022. 



Reference: He.-iKh and Safety Code Sections 16009. 1601 1, 16012 J 601 3 and 
16014. 

4-230- Withdrawal of application. If a request is made by the 
owner of an essential services building for cancellation of the 
application and return of the plans and specifications, together 
with the fee paid, it will be granted only when the review of 
plans and specifications has not actually started. If the review 
of the plans and specifications has started. 30 percent of the 
paid fee will be refunded or applied to anew application for the 
same project. 

No refund will be allowed for projects upon which only the 
minimum fee has been paid. No refund will be allowed after a 
contract has been let for any portion of the work except as pro- 
vided in Section 4-228. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Section \b022. 
Reference: Uea\\\\ and Safely Code Section 16009, 

4-23 L Fees. The fding fee required by DSA to accompany the 
submittal of project plans and specifications for essential ser- 
vices buildings shall be one and one-half percent ( 1 .5%) of the 
first S 1,000.000 of estimated cost and one and one-quarter per- 
cent (1.25%) of the excess of the estimated cost over 
SUOOO.OOO except thai the minimum filing fee for any project 
shall be $250. 

The words ""filing fee" mean the fee which must accompany 
the application and the words 'Turther fee" mean the fee which 
shall be paid to DSA if the actual cost exceeds the estimated 
cost by more than 5 percent. 

The application for an essential services building is consid- 
ered received when it, accompanied by the plans and specifica- 
tions, structural design computations, site data and filing fee 
has been received by DSA and an application number has been 
assigned. 

An Essential Services Building Account is hereby estab- 
lished in the Architecture Public Fund for the purpose of credit- 
ing the application fees paid by slate agencies into the state 
treasury. 

Aulhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclions 16022 and 16023. 
Reference: Heallh and Safety Code Sections 16006, 16007 and 16009. 

4-232- Projcctcost. For purposes of determining fees, both the 
estimated and actual costs of the project shall be the total outlay 
for all work included in the approved plans and specifications 
(exclusive of fees paid, but not recovered, for architectural 
engineering, inspection and testing services) regardless of 
whether the funds are provided by the state, local government 
authorities or agencies, or by private groups or individuals. In 
the event a building is converted to essential services building 
use, the cost shall include the value of the building. If work is 
done in portions, the actual cost shall be detennined at the 
completion of each contract. 

The estimated cost and the fee based thereon shall not be 
amended after plan check has started except as provided by 
Section 4-227 or for a permissible increase in the scope of the 
project. The scope of the project shall not be amended after 
bids for all or part of the project are opened. No portion of the 
fee can be returned after checking has started except as pro- 
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Actual project cost shall include all items which are nor- 
mally considered to be contractor's operation costs such as 
owner furnished labor and materials, bond insurance and use of 
owner's facilities and shall not be reduced by chargebacks such 
as those for testing, inspection or overrun of contract lime. All 
fees and/or reimbursable charges paid the construction manag- 
ers shall be included in the actual cost of construction. When 
the contract for the work includes items not otherwise subject 
to the approval of DS A and not included in the approved plans 
and specifications, the actual cost shall include this work 
unless such costs are segregated bid items or by separately 
priced items of change orders, or by cerlifiedcopy of a subcon- 
tractor's bid. Such segregation shall not be made by contract 
price breakdown or estimates. 

Auihority: Health and Safety Code Section 16022, 
Reference: Hcallh and Safely Code Sections 16009 and 1601 1. 

4-'233. Revisions of plans and specifications. 

(a) General. No additional fee is charged upon submission 
of revisions to the approved plans and specifications, provided 
that the entire matter is actually one transaction having to do 
with the same essential services building and the revisions do 
not require substantial review for safety of design. If the origi- 
nal plans are abandoned and the plans and specifications sub- 
mitted in lieu thereof are in fact for a new project rather than an 
identical building or where a modified set of plans is for an 
essentially different structural concept, it is necessary thai a 
new application be filed and fee paid. This is regardless of the 
fact that the building may have the same name, be of the same 
general size and be situated at the same location as the essential 
services building for which the original application was 
submitted. 

(b) Addenda. Changes or alterations of the approved plans 
or specifications prior to letting a construction contract for the 
work involved shall be made by means of addenda. Addenda 
shall be stamped and signed by the architect or registered engi- 
neer in general responsible charge of preparation of the plans 
and specifications, and by the architect or registered engineer 
delegated responsibility for the portion affected by the 
addenda. Addenda shall be submitted to DSA for review and 
approval and as such become part of the approved contract 
documents. 

(c) Change orders. Changes or alterafions ofthe approved 
plans or specifications after a contract for the work has been lei 
shall be made by means of change orders. Change orders shall 
state the reason for the change, indicate the change in contract 
cost, if any, and shall be accompanied by supplementary draw- 
ings and calculations where necessary. All change orders shall 
be stamped and signed by the architect or registered engineer in 
general responsible charge ofthe work of construction ofthe 
project, and by the architect or registered engineer delegated 
responsibility forobservation ofthe portion ofthe work of con- 
struction affected by the change order, and shall bear the signa- 
ture of the authorized representative of the owner. Change 
orders shall be submitted to DSA for review and approval and 
as such become part ofthe approved contract documents. 

To avoid unnecessary delays in the completion ofthe work, 
the enforcement agency, at its discretion, may extend tentative 
verbal approval of proposed change order items upon receipt of 



sufficient information from the architect or registered engineer 
in general responsiblecharge to permit the enforcement agency 
to make a reasonable judgment on those items. At the earliest 
possible date subsequent to the tentative approval, the architect 
or registered engineer in general responsible charge shall sub- 
mit to the enforcement agency for approval a formal completed 
change order covering those items given tentative verbal 
approval. 

Aurhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 16009. 

4-234. Billing for furflier fees. The owner shall be billed for 
further fees upon completionof the projector portion thereof if 
fee is due. Claims for refunds of five dollars or less due to errors 
in cost reporting or fee computation shall be made within six 
months from the date of filing. 

Autbority: Health and Safety Code Section 1 6022. 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 16009. 

4-23?. Time of beginning construction and partiRJ con- 
struction. Construction work whether for a new essential ser- 
vices building, or for a reconstruction, alteration or addition 
project for an essential services building, shall not be com- 
menced, and no contract shall be let until the owner has applied 
for and obtained from DSA the required written approval of 
plans and specifications. Construction of all work shown in the 
approved plans and specifications shall be commenced within 
one year after the approval of the applicafion; otherwise the 
approval ofthe part not commenced shall be void unless DSA 
has been notified and an extension ofthe approval has been 
granted. DSA may require that the plans and specifications be 
revised to meet its current regulations before a renewal ofthe 
voided approval is granted. Renewal shall not be granted after a 
period of four years beyond the date of the application 
approval. 

State agencies may complete all work or proceed with con- 
struction of any part ofthe work included in the approved plans 
andspecifications with the intent of completing the work later. 

All work done and materials used and installed must be in 
accordance with and in confonnity to the approved plans and 
specifications. DSA shall be notified whenever work is being 
carried on and failure to give such notice may result in 
voidance ofthe approval ofthe plans and specifications. 

An uncompleted building shall not be construed as having 
been constructed under the provisions ofthe Essential Services 
Building Seismic Safety Act. 

Aulhority: Healtli and Safely Code Seclion I fa022. 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 16016. 

4-236- Nolice of start of conslruction. The architect or regis- 
tered engineer responsible for ihe project shall give DSA writ- 
ten notification before construction is to be started. As soon as 
a contract has been let, the architect or registered engineer shall 
furnish to DSA on Form DSA- 102, Contract Infonnation, the 
name ofthe contractor, the contract price and the date of start- 
ing of conslruction. DSA fonns are available on the Internet at 
www.dgsxa.gov/dsa. or at any ofthe DSA regional ofTices. 

Aulhority: Ikallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
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4-237. Notice of suspension of conslruction. DSA shall be 
notified by the project inspector when ( I ) the construction is 
suspended for more than two weeks or (2) the construction is 
suspended or abandoned for any reason for a continuous period 
of one year following its commencement at which time the 
approval of DSA becomes void. DSA may reinstate the 
approval upon the request of the owner 

Aulhonty: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion \bQ22. 
Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Seclion 16009. 

4-237.1 Stop work order. 

(a) Whenever DSA finds any construction work being per- 
formed in a manner contrary to the provisions of this code and 
which would compromise the structural integrity of the build- 
ing, the Department of General Services, State of Cahfomia. is 
authorized to issue a stop work order. 

(b) The stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given 
to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's agent. 
or to the person doing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work 
order, the ciied work shall immediately cease. The stop work 
order shall state the reason for the order, and the conditions 
imder which the cited work will be permitted to resume. 

(c) Any person who continues working the cited work after 
havingbeenserved with asiop work order, except such work as 
that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or 
unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by 
law. 

Aulhority: Fleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 16017.?. 

4-23S. Application lor approval of project inspcclors, assis- 
tant Inspectors and special Inspectors. For each essential ser- 
vices building project, an Inspector's Qualification Record. 
Form DSA-5, shall be submitted for the proposed project 
inspector, a proposed assistant inspector, and may be required 
by DSA to be submitted for a proposed special inspector. The 
proposed project inspector and any proposed assistant inspec- 
tor shall be interviewed by the architect or registered engineer 
in general responsible charge of the project to determine 
his/herqualifications. The architect or registered engineer shall 
recommend to DSA the approval of the inspector based upon 
his/her determination of the competency of the candidate to 
perform the inspection work. 

Form DSA-5 for the proposed inspector, with the signatures 
of the architect or registered engineer and the owner, shall be 
submitted to DSA for review and approval. In addition to the 
infonnation supplied on the qualification record. DSA may 
require a personal interview with the proposed inspector which 
may include oral and written examinations concerning inspec- 
tion and testing procedures. 

The submittal ofthe Inspector's Qualification Record for the 
project inspector shall be made a minimum of 10 days prior to 
the start of construction on the project. The submittal of the 
Inspector's Qualification Record for an assistant inspector, or 
when required foraspecial inspector, shall be made a minimum 
of 10 days prior to the use of the assistant inspector or special 
inspector on the project. DSA forms are available on the 
Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any of the DSA regional 
offices. 



Aulhority: llealEh and Safely Code Seclions Hi017 and 16022. 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 16017 and 16021. 

4-239. Tests. In addition to the requirements of Section 4-213, 
Article 1 of these regulations, the following provisions shall 
apply: 

(a) Performance of tests. The owner, with the recommen- 
dation of the architect or registered engineershall select a qual- 
ified testing laboratory to conduct the tests. Sampling, 
preparation ofsamples and tests shall be in accordance with the 
standards as provided in the approved plans and specifications 
and in the applicable building regulations. Where a sample has 
failed to pass the required tests, the architect or registered engi- 
neer, subject to the approval of the enforcement agency, may 
permit retest of the sampled material. 

(b) Payments. The owner shall pay for all tests. When in the 
opinion of the architect or registered engineer additional tests 
arerequiredbecauseof the manner in which the contractor exe- 
cutes his work, such tests shall be paid for by the owner but the 
amount paid maybe collected from the contractor. Examples of 
such tests are: Tests of materials substituted for previously 
approved materials, retests made necessary by the failure of 
materials to comply with the requirements of the specifications 
and load tests necessary because certain portions of the struc- 
ture have not fully met specification or plan requirements. 

Aurhorlty: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections 16009, 16020 and I602I. 

4-240. Required filing of verified reports. Project inspectors, 
approved special inspectors and contractors shall file verified 
reports on Form DSA-6. Architects and engineers shall file 
verified reports on Form DSA-6A/E. DSA forms are available 
on the Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any of the DSA 
regional offices. 

Verified reports shall be filed with DSA as follows: 

(a) By each contractor having a contract with the owner, at 
the completion of the contract. 

(b) By the architect, registered engineers, project inspector 
and approved special inspectors at the completion of the essen- 
tial services building. 

(c) By the architect, registered engineers, project inspector 
and contractor at the suspension of all work for a period of 
more than one month. 

{d) By the architect, registered engineer, project inspector, 
approved special inspector or contractor whose services in 
connection with the project have been terminated for any 
reason. 

(e) At any time a verified report is requested by DSA. 

AuthariEy: Htralth and Safely Code Seclions I602D, 16021 and 16022. 
Reference: fleallh and Safely Code Section;; 16020, 16021 and 16022. 

4-24L Project inspector's semimonthly reports. In addition 
to the verified reports required in Section 4-214, the project 
inspector shall make semimonthly reports of the progress of 
construction to the architect or registered engineer in general 
responsible charge. A copy of each such report shall be sent to 
the owner, the architect or engineer in general responsible 
charge and DSA. Semimonthly reports shall state the name, 
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contain the application number and file number of the project 
for identification purposes. The reports shall include a list of 
official visitors to tlie project and whom they represent, a brief 
statement of the work done, instructions received from the 
architect or registered engineer during the period covered by 
the report and pertinent infonnation regarding any unusual 
conditions or questions that may have arisen at the job. Forms 
are not provided by DSA for semimonthly reports. Failure to 
comply with this section will be cause for withdrawal of the 
approval of the project inspector. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion \bQ22. 
Reftrtncc: Health and Safely Code Section 16017. 

4-242- Notifications by flic project inspector The project 
inspector shall notify DSA at the following times: 

(a) When construction work on the project is started, or 
restarted, if previously suspended per Item (d) below. 

(h) At least 48 hours in advance of the time when foundation 
trenches will be complete and ready for footing fonns. 

(c) At least 48 hours in advance of the first placement of 
foundation concrete and 24 hours in advance of any subsequent 
and significant concrete placement. 

(d) When all work on the project is suspended for a period of 
more than two weeks. 

Aulhority: llealEh and Safely Code Seclion \bQ22. 
Reference: Heakh and Safety Code Section 16017. 



ARTICLES 
LOCAL BUILDINGS 



4-243, GcncraL 



(a) The provisions of Article I and Article 3 of these regula- 
tions shall apply to essential services buildings owned or leased 
by a city, city and county or county or a special fire district 
within these jurisdictions. The Division of the State Architect 
shall observe the implementation and administration of the 
provisions of the Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety 
Act and these regulations pertaining to local jurisdictions 
under the authority granted in the Act. 

(b) Local jurisdictions shall establish such administrative 
procedures as they deem necessary and proper for the enforce- 
ment of the provisions of the Act so long as those procedures do 
not conflict with the requirements of Articles I and 3 of these 
regulations. The enforcement of these regulations is the 
responsibility of an authorized official of the local enforcement 
agency. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclion I<i022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion 16001. 

4-244. Approval of drawings and spcciUcRtions. 

(a)Therequired written approval of drawings and specifica- 
tions may consist of either a building permit or other docutnenl 
as established by the enforcing agency. 

(b) Written notification by the local enforcement agency to 
DSA shall be required when the written approval of the draw- 
ings and specifications is issued by the local enforcement 
agency. The written nofification shall contain a project name 
and location for the essential services building, the name of the 



architect or registered engineer in general responsible charge 
of the work, the estimated cost of the project, the name of the 
qualified plan reviewer (the licensed architect or registered 
engineer responsible for the design review) and if available the 
name of the project inspector. The written notification shall 
also include a statement signed by an official of the enforce- 
ment agency that the plans and specificafions and the review 
thereof has been accomplished in compliance with the provi- 
sions of the Act and of these regulations. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Section 16022. 
Reference: Flealth and Safety Code Sections 16001 and 1601 L. 

4-245- Voidancc of application. Any change, erasure, alter- 
ation or modification of any plans or specifications bearing the 
identification or approval stamp of the enforcement agency 
may result in voidance of the approval of the application. How- 
ever, the ""written approval of the plans" may be extended by 
the enforcement agency to include revised plans and specifica- 
tions after documents are submitted forreview and approved. 

Authority: Health and Safety Code Section 16022. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Sections 16009, 1601 I and 16013. 

4-246. Time of beginning of construction and partial con- 
struction. Construction work wheiher for a new essential ser- 
vices building, or for a reconstruction, alteration or addition 
project for an essential services building, shall not be com- 
menced nor shall any contract be let unfil the owner has applied 
for and obtained from the enforcement agency the required 
written approval ofplans and specifications. 

All work done and materials used and installed must be in 
accordance with and in conformity to the approved plans and 
specifications. The enforcement agency shall be notified 
whenever work is being carried on and failure to give such 
notice may result in voidance of the approval of the plans and 
specifications. 

An uncompleted building shall not be considered as having 
been constructed under the provisions of the Essential Services 
Buildings Seismic Safety Act. 

.'Vuchority: lleadh and Safety Code Section 16002, 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 16016. 

4-247- Notice of start of construction. The architect or regis- 
tered engineer responsible for the project shall give written 
notification to the enforcemem agency before construction is 
to be started. The architect or registered engineer shall furnish 
the name of the contractor, the contract price and the date of 
starting of construction. 

Aulhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclion 16022. 
Reference: Heflllh and Safety Code Section 16016. 

4-248. Approval of the project inspector^, assistant inspec- 
tor and special inspectors by the enforcement agency. 

(a) The enforcementagency shall review, for each individual 
project, the qualifications of the project inspector, any assistant 
inspector, and special inspectors proposed for an essential ser- 
vices buildings projects to determine the inspector's compe- 
tency to do the inspection required for that particular project. 
The qualification review shall include, forihe project inspector 
and any assistant inspector, an appraisal of the candidate's edu- 
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include a written examination if deemed appropriate by the 
enforcement agency. 

(b) The approval of the project inspector by the enforcement 
agency shall include information to the project inspector of the 
"personal knowledge" provisions of the Act and of the addi- 
tional requirement that the project inspector shall not assume 
other duties which would preclude the inspector from obtain- 
ing personal knowledge required of all work of construction. 

(c) Representatives of the enforcement agency shall from 
time 10 lime visit the construction site to observe the work of 
construction and to monitor the performance of the project 
inspector. The construction work is subject to any inspections 
required by the enforcement agency. 

Aurhorlty: Ikalrh and Saleiy Code Seciions 16017 and 16023. 
Reference: Hc^llh and Safely Code Sections 16017 and 16021. 

4-249. Verified reports. The verified reports required by the 
Act to be filed by any architects, engineers, inspectors and con- 
tractors having responsibility for all or any portion of the con- 
struction work of the project shall be filed on a form prescribed 
by the enforcement agency. Original manual signatures of the 
architect, engineerjnspector and contractor are required on the 
verified report. Refer to Section 4-2 14 of these regulations for 
verified report requirements. 

Aulhorily: Healtli and Safety Code Sections 16020, 16021 and 16022. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections 16020 and 16021. 



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ARTICLE 1 
GENERAL PROVISIONS 

4-301. Purpose. School buildings construcled pursuant to 
these regublions are expected lo resist earthquake forces gen- 
erated by majorearthquiik.es of the intensity and severity of ihe 
strongest experienced in California without catastrophic col- 
lapse, but may experience some reparable architectural or 
structural damage. 

Aurhority: Educanon Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI 142. 
Reftrtncc: Education Code Seclions I72S0 and El 130, inclusivf. 
HISTORY: 

1. Repealer of Group I, Articles l-6(^^^^ I -SO) and new; Group \. Arliclef; 
\-5{^^ 1-6, S. 10. 10.5. 11-14, lfa-26.26J,2fa.2, 26.5-26.9, 27-40.50, 
51,60,61,62. SO and Appendix), filed 1 1-1-66: eETeciive Ihimeth day 
thereafler(Regisler65,No.3S). Forhislory of former sections see Reg- 
i!>lers53,No5. 15, lS;54.>Jo.24;55.^'o. 1 2: 56, No. 10: 59, No. 14; 60, 
Nos. S, 16; 61, No. 19; 64, No. 13. 

2. Amendment filed 6-29-76 as an emergency: designated effective 
7-l-76(Refii5ler76, No. 27). 

3. Certificate of Compliance filed 10-15-76 {Register 76. No. 42). 

4. Amendment of NOTE filed 6-19-79; effective (hirlielh day Ihereafler 
(Register 79. No. 25). 

5. Repealer filed 9-24-82 by OAL pursuant to Government Code Section 
11349.7 (j): effective thirtieli] day thereafler {Register S2. No. 39). 

6. Repealer of Group I (Article? 1-5, Sectiont^2-S0, not consecutive) and 
new Group I (Articles I -9. Sections I -55. not consecutive and Appen- 
dix) llled 9-S-83; effective 9-15-S3 pursuant lo Government Code Sec- 
tion 1 1346.2 {d) (Register S3. No. 40). For prior history, see Registers 
79, No. 25; 77, No. 40; 76, No. 42; 76, No. 27; and 74, No. 3S. 

7. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office of Lhe Slate Archi- 
tect/Stmclural Safety Seclion lo amend Section 4-301, Pari 1. Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 

4-302- Scope. 

(a)GcncraLPart2, Titie24, California Code of Regulations 
(C.C.R.) designates the structural building regulations that 
shall apply to the design, construction, reconstruction, rehabil- 
itation, alteration of or addition to any school building as 
defined in Sections 17283 and 81 131 of the Education Code. 
The tenn '""school building'' shall include all buildings, struc- 
tures, appurtenances and related systems or facilities as defined 
in Section 4-3 14. 

These regulations establish reasonable standards and mini- 
mum requirements for the structural integrity of public school 
buildings to resist, insofar as practicable, the forces of gravity, 
wind and earthquake for the protection of life and property. 

The design and construction of the mechanical and electrical 
systems in school buildings shall conform to the applicable 
building regulations in Title 24, C.C.R. 

Further, the design and construction of school buildings 
shall comply with the regulations adopted by the Division of 
the State Architect/Access Compliance (DSA/AC) and the 



Office of the California State Fire Marshal for the particular 
occupancies concerned. (See Title 24, C.C.R.) 

Aucborily: Educatioa Code Sections 17310 and 81142. 
Rcftrcnce: Eduealion Code Seclion? l72S0and 81130. 

(b) Short term temporary buildings. Installation of tem- 
porary school buildings, used or designed lobe used for school 
purposes following disasters such as earthquakes, fires and 
floods or during modernization projects, for which repairs are 
in progress, require approval by DSA. DSA has determined 
that compliance with the strict letter of the regulations is 
impractical in these circumstances. The modifications to the 
regulations granted by DSA are as indicated here and are 
recorded and entered in the files of DSA in accordance with 
Section 4-304, 

DSA may grant "Temporary Certification^' to temporary 
buildings that meet all the requirements of regulations with the 
following modifications to the regulations and limitations: 

L ''Temporary Certification'' is for 24 months. 

2. The building is a one-story relocatable building no 
greater than 2,160 square feet in area. 

3. Documentation is provided indicating that the building 
was designed and constructed according to the 1976 or 
later edition of the Uniform S////^///7gCw^/f published by 
the International Conference of Building Officials. The 
date of construction of each building module shall be 
provided, 

4. Quality control procedures acceptable to DSA for the 
construction of the building to ensure compliance with 
the approved plans and specifications are provided. 

5. A report is provided to show that the building has not 
sustained structural deterioration, been modified with- 
out enforcing agency approval and has anchorage and 
bracing of overhead nonstructural elements that are 
acceptable to DSA. 

6. A foundation system is provided that has been accepted 
by DSA. 

7. All construction, except for the building superstructure, 
is to be inspected by a DSA-certified project inspector 
for conformance with the drawings provided by the 
architect. The inspector will submit a completed check- 
list for each campus and will submit said checklist with 
the final verified report. 

8. The architect or structural engineer in general responsi- 
ble charge shall prepare site plans. DSA may make such 
review of the site plans and other submitted documents 
as in its judgment is necessary for the enforcement of 
these regulations. 

Temporary buildings or structures such as sheds, canopies 
and fences used for the protection of the public around and in 



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conjunciion with construction work may be erected by special 
application for approval from DSA for a limited period of time. 

Temporary buildings or structures are subject to the regula- 
tions indicated in Section 4-302 (a), except as modified by 
DSA. 

When the construction has been completed in accordance 
with this section, DSA will issue a temporary certificate of 
compliance in accordance with Section 4-339. Temporary 
buildings or structures shall be completely removed upon the 
expiration of the time limit stated in the temporary certification 
letter approving the special application for approval. 

Aurhonty: Educahon Code Seclioiis 173 10 and S1I42. 
RofcrcDcc: Educolion Code Secllon 1 7292, 
HISTORY: 

1 . Edilorial correction of printing error (Register 83. No. 45). 

2. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slale Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safely Section (o amend Section 4-302. Port I , Til[e 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecretnry of stale on December 15^ 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 191^3. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

3. (DSA/SS 2/95} Regular order by Lhe Division of the Slale Archilect/ 
Structural Safety Seclion lo amend Section 4-302 (b). Filed wilh lhe 
Siecrelaryofsitatc on August 14, 1996, become? effective September 13, 
1996. Approved by lhe California Building Standard? Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

4-303- Delegation of authority. All powers, duties, responsi- 
bilities pursuant lo caiTying out the provisions of the Field Act 
vested by law in the Department of General Services have been 
delegated by the Department to the State Architect. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 17310 and SI 142. 
Reftrtnce: Government Code Section 14607. 

4-304. Alternate materials and methods of construction 
and modifications. The provisions of these regulations are not 
intended to prevent the use of any material or method of con- 
struction not specifically prescribed by these regulations, pro- 
vided any alternate has been approved and its use authorized by 
DSA. 

DSA may approve any such alternate, provided DSA finds 
that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the 
provisions of these regulations and that the material, method or 
work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent 
of that prescribed in these regulations in suitability, strength, 
effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, safely and sanitation. 

DSA shall require that sufficient evidence or proof be sub- 
mitted to substantiate any claims that may be made regarding 
its use. The details of any action granting acceptance of an 
alternate shall be recorded and entered in the files of DSA. 

When there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out 
the provisions of these regulations. DSA may grant modifica- 
tions for individual cases. DSA shall first find that a special 
individual reason makes the strict letter of these regulafions 
impractical and that the modification is in conformance with 
the intent and purpose of these regulations and that such modi- 
fication does not lessen any fire protection requirements or any 
degree of structural integrity. The details of any action granting 
modifications shall be recorded and entered in the files of DSA. 

Aulbority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and SI 142. 
Rercrtnee: Education Code Sectionfi 172B0 and S1130_ 



HISTORY; 

1. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ot the Slate Archi- 
tect/Slmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-304. Part I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with lhe secretory of stale on December 15, 1992; effec^ 
tive Jul> 1. 1993. Approved by the Call lornia Building Standards Com- 
mission on Decemher 9, 1992. 

4-305. Application of building standards. Building stan- 
dards applicable lo public school buildings are set forth in Parts 
2,3,4,5,6, 7 and 1 2, Title 24. C.C.R.. and have been adopted as 
minimum design and construction standards upon which to 
base the approval of plans and specifications. These regula- 
tions shall not be construed to prevent the use of higher design 
standards nor to restrict the use of new or innovative design or 
construction techniques. 

Where the designer desires to use innovative design or con- 
struction techniques not addressed in these regulations it sha!l 
be necessary to submit for review and approval information 
including compulations, test data and recommendations cover- 
ing the design in question. The designer shall confer with DSA 
concerning the applicability of these innovative design or con- 
struction techniques to school building construction prior to 
the submittal of plans and specifications. 

DSA must be satisfied that the degree of safety achieved by 
these innovative design and construction techniques is at least 
equivalent to that achieved by the regulations. This require- 
ment shall apply to all buildings proposed for public school use 
for educational purposes as defined in these regulations. The 
proposed use of archaic building materials and structural sys- 
tems such as those desired to be retained in buildings which 
have been designated as historically important shall be 
included in this provision. The detennination of the equiva- 
lency of the degree ofsafety shall be the responsibility of DSA. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and SI 142. 

Reference: Educalion Code Seclion^ 1 72S0 and E I 1 30. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slale Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-305, Part I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the sieerelary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive Jul> 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-306. Approval of new school buildings^ rehabilitation of 
school buildings and additions lo school buildings. Plans 
and specifications for any new school building or the rehabili- 
tation of or addition to any school building, regardless of cost, 
shall be submitted to DSA for approval in accordance with 
Section 4-315. 

All new construction work which is part of an addition pro- 
ject shall comply with currently effective regulations. Existing 
school buildings forwhich an addition project is proposed shall 
be retrofitted as required by Section 4-309 (c). 

Before the board may award a contract or commence con- 
struction work for the rehabilitation of a structure already 
owned (including those pre-1933 buildings not retrofitted or 
subsequently abandoned for school use under the provisions of 
the Garrison Act), or an existing building which has been pur- 
chased or leased, into a school building, the board shall submit 
application and plans of the building to DSA for approval. The 
plans shall provide for the retrofit necessary for full compli- 
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Refer to Section 4-307 for rehabilitation of an existing 
nonconforming building for use as a school building. 

The relocation or moving of an existing school building 
within the same school district or from one school district to 
another regardless ofcost requires approval by DS A, (See Sec- 
tion 4-314.) 

The provisions of this section shall not apply lo a "tempo- 
rary-use building." (See Section 4-314 for definitions of "new 
school building" and "temporary-use building.'') 

Aurhorlty: Educalion Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI 142. 

Rcftrtncc: Ed uca I ion Code Sections 172B0 and B1130. 

HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office of the Slate Archi- 
lect/Stmctural Safety Section to amend Section 4-306, Part 1. Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with the siecrelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1992. 

4-307. Rehabilitation of an existing nonconforming build- 
ing for use as a school building. 

(a) An existing nonconforming building rehabilitated foruse 
as £1 school building is considered, for the purpose of the appli- 
cation of Title 24, to be a new school building. Plans and speci- 
fications for rehabilitation of any existing nonconforming 
building, or portion thereof, for use as a school building shall 
provide for the retrofit necessary for compliance with the 
health and safety standards contained in Title 24. C. C. R., cur- 
rently effective edition. Existing materials or systems not spe- 
cifically prescribed in current safety standards are permitted to 
be evaluated for equivalency and approved in accordance with 
Section 4-304. The seismic evaluation and retrofit design shall 
comply with the provisions of Sections 3415 through 3421, 
Patt2,Title24, C.C. R. 

(b) A site, which is currently not an existing school site, on 
which one ormore existing nonconforming buildings are reha- 
bilitated for use as school building(s) is considered to be a new 
school site for the purpose of the application of Title 24. Any 
building on a new school site which is not rehabilitated and 
approved as a school building shall not be used for school pur- 
poses and shall be subject to the provisions of Section 4-310. 

(c) Prior to submittal ofa project application for the struc- 
tural rehabilitation of an existing nonconforming building, the 
owner shall submit to DSA a pre-application for the rehabilita- 
tion project, fees in accordance with Section 4-326. and an 
Evaluation and Design Criteria Report for approval. The report 
shall propose the methodologies for evaluation and design, and 
determination of acceptance criteria for nonconforming con- 
struction; and shall propose the material testing and condition 
assessment requirements for the rehabilitation. The approved 
Evaluation and Design Criteria Report establishes the criteria 
for the evaluation and design to be used by the project design 
professionals, and the material testing and condition assess- 
ment requirements. 

4-30S. Reconstruction or alterations projects not in excess 
of 7^25,000 in cost- Projects involving only reconstruction or 
alterations whose estimated costs do not exceed S25,000 do not 
require approval by DSA. but such approval can be obtained at 
the request of the school board and by compliance with these 
regulations. The cost of work classified as maintenance as 
defined in Section 4-3 1 4 shall not be considered for purposes 



of this section. The regulations of the Division of the State 
Architect/Access Compliance and of the California State Fire 
Marshal may apply to any project, including maintenance, 
regardless ofcost. See Section 4-302. 

In authorizing and completing the design and construction 
of projects with an estimated cost below £25.000 as described 
in this section, the school board assumes responsibility for 
employing an architect or a registered engineer to prepare the 
plans and specifications and for adequate inspection of the 
materials and work of construction to ensure compliance with 
the currently effective provisions of Title 24. C.C.R. 

The dollar amount cited in this section shall be increased on 
an annual basis, according to an inflationary index governing 
construction costs that is selected and recognized by ihe Divi- 
sion of the State Architect. This annually adjusted dollar 
amount shall be published by DSA and made available to 
school boards and the public. 

School construction projects shall not be subdivided for the 
purpose of evading the cost limitations of this section. 

AiKhonty: Education Code Sections 173 10 and HI 142. 

Rtftrtnee: Education Code Seclions I72S0, 17295, SI 130 and 81 133. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSA/SS 1/921 Regular order by Ihe Office oi the Slate ArchU 
tecl/Stmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-30S. Port I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992: effec- 
tive July ]. 1993. Approved by the Calitornia Building Standards Com- 
miss^ion on December 9. 1 992, 

2. {DSA/SS9'96t 1996 Annual Code Adoplion Cycle will amend Section 
4-308, of Part 1. Title 24, C.C.R. Filed with the secretary ot stale on 
March 4. 1997^ efleclive April 3. 1997. Approved by ihe California 
Building Standard!^ Commit^sion on February 6, 1997 

4-309. Reconstruction or alteration projects in excess of 
£25^000 in cost. 

(a) GcncraL Plans and specifications for any reconstruction 
or alteration project exceeding S25,000 in cost shall be submit- 
ted to DSA for approval in accordance with Section 4-315, 
except as provided within this section. The cost of work classi- 
fied as maintenance as defined in Section 4-314 shall not be 
considered for purposes of this section. When the estimated 
cost ofa reconstruction or alteration project exceeds S25,000 
but does not exceed SI 00.000, and a licensed structural engi- 
neer determines that the project does not include any work ofa 
structural nature, approval of the project plans and specifica- 
tions by DSA is not required, provided the following three 
items are completed: 

1 . The structural engineer shall submit a written statement 
to DSA. indicating that the project does not contain any 
work ofa structural nature. 

2. The design professional in general responsible charge 
of the project shall certify, in writing, that the plans and 
specifications for the project meet any applicable fire 
and life-safety standards, and do not specify any work 
of construction that is regulated by the accessibility 
standards of Title 24. This certification shall be submit- 
ted to DSA, and shall bear the stamp and signature of 
the design professional. 

3. Within 10 days of the completion of the project, a 
DSA-certified project inspector shall sign and submit a 
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completed in conformance with the plans and specifica- 
tions. (See Section 4-336, Verified Reports.) 

The dollar amount cited in this section shall be increased on 
an annual basis, according to an inflationary index governing 
construction cosis that is selected and recognized by the Divi- 
sion of the State Architect. This annually adjusted dollar 
amount shall be published by DSA and made available to 
school boards and the public. 

School construction projects shall not be subdivided for the 
purpose of evading the cost limitations of this section. 

All new construction work, which is part of a reconstruction 
or alteration project shall comply with currently effective 
regulations. 

Exception: Fire damage repair may be accomplished utiliz- 
ing the approved plans and specifications for the original 
construction work. All regulations and standards in effect at 
the time of approval shall be complied with except that the 
testing and inspection requirements of current regulations 
shall apply to the reconstruction work. Minor modifications 
to the original approved plans may be made, subject to the 
approval of DSA. provided that they do not reduce the struc- 
tural capacity of the building. 

Structural modifications to the existing structural system not 
exceeding the limits defined in Section 4-309 (c) 2 are permit- 
ted to be evaluated and designed in compliance with the wind 
and seismic provisions contained in Part 2, Title 24 that are 
applicable to new buildings. Alternatively, the seismic provi- 
sions for voluntary lateral-force resisting system modifications 
contained in Section 34I5T K Part 2. Title 24, are permitted to 
be used, and wind forces are permitted to be determined in 
accordance with the Simphfled Procedure in Section 6.4 of 
ASCE 7. 

(b) Existing noncomplying, nonstructural elements. 

Existing noncomplying, nonstructural elements discovered 
during the design or construction of a reconstruction, alteration 
or addition to an existing complying school building and 
directly affected by the work of construction shall be corrected 
to comply with the bracing and anchorage requirements of cur- 
rently effective regulations. 

(c) Required structural rehabilitRtion. Existing school 
buildings forwhich a reconstruction, alteration or addition pro- 
ject is proposed shall be evaluated, and retrofitted as required 
to comply with currently effective regulations applicable to the 
rehabilitation of structural systems per Section 4-307. Wind 
and seismic forces shall be considered, with the foUowing 
conditions: 

L When the cost of the reconstruction, alteration, or addi- 
tion project exceeds S25.000 and 50 percent of the 
replacement value of the existing building. Mainte- 
nance work and air-conditioning equipment and insula- 
tion materials costs need not be included in the 
percentage of replacement value calculation. For the 
purposes of this section, the cost of the reconstruction, 
alteration or addition project shall not include the cost 
of structural rehabilitation. 

2. Whenlhecostof the reconstruction, alterations or addi- 
tion project exceeds 525,000 but does not exceed 50 



percent of the replacement value of the existing build- 
ing and the proposed modifications, either: 

A. Increase the effective seismic weight or wind force 
in any story by more than 10 percent, or; 

B. Decrease the design capacity of any existing struc- 
tural component by more than 5 percent, unless the 
component has the capacity to resist the retrofit 
design forces. 

If the base shear capacity has been increased since the origi- 
nal construction, the percent change in base shear is permitted 
to he calculated relative to the increased capacity. 

(d) Voluntary lateral force resisting system 
modifications. Alterations to existing structural components 
or additions of new structural components that do not exceed 
the limitations of Section 4-30^(c)2 and are initiated for the 
purpose of increasing the strength or stiffness of the lateral 
force resisting system of an existing structure are permitted to 
be evaluated and designed in accordance with Section 3415.1 1 
of Part 2, Title 24, for voluntary lateral-force resisting system 
modifications. 

(e) When structural damage due to an earthquake is repaired, 
all portions of the structure associated to this damage shall be 
retrofitted to comply with currently effective regulations. 

AurhoHly: Education Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI 142. 

Rtftrtncc: Education Code ScclLons I72S0, 17295. SI 130 and SI 133. 

HISTORY: 

1 . New 5eclion filed 2-2R-S(i: eflective 30th day thereafter (Register 86, 
No. 9). 

2. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Off[ce ol the Slate Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safely Section ic amend Section 4-309, Part 1, Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with the siccrelary oE stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California BuildiQg Standards Cora- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-310. School garageSi, warehouses^, storage and similar 
buildings^ dwellings for employees and miscellaneous 
structures. The Act does not apply to buildings or structures 
constructed by a school district for the purpose of, and used 
solely for housing, buses and minor mechanical equipment or 
for nonschool use where such buildings or structures do not 
provide facilities for either pupils or teachers and are not 
intended to be entered by them as such for school purposes. 
Similarly, the Act does not apply to dwellings for employees or 
to district'Wide administrative buildings on sites separate from 
school sites, which are not to be used or entered by pupils or 
teachers, for school purposes. 

Buildings or structures of this nature may be constructed by 
the school board on its own responsibility without first submit- 
ting plans and specifications to DSA. but such buildings or 
structures shall never be used for school purposes. It shall be 
the responsibility of the school board to take all necessary mea- 
sures and precautions to prevent such use and to prevent inju- 
ries to pupils or teachers on school grounds as a result of 
collapse of such buildings or structures. Any such building 
excluded from the provisions of these regulations shall be 
posted with a sign pursuant to Sections I736S and 81 165 of the 
Education Code. 

In authorizing and completing the design and construction 
of district-owned buildings as described in this section, the 
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ately licensed architects or registered engineers to prepare the 
plans and specifications and for adequate inspection of the 
materials and work of construction to ensure compHance with 
the provisions of Parts2, 3, 4, 5. 6. 7 and 1 2. Title 24, C.C.R.. as 
adopted by the Building Standards Commission. 

For these cases DSA requires that a resolution be passed by 
the school board slating ihal the building or structure shall not 
be used for school purposes and that no pupils or teachers, as 
such, will be permitted to use or enter the said building for said 
purposes or be subjected to a hazard resulting from its collapse. 
A copy of the resolution shall be submitted to DSA. 

Aurhority: Educauon Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI 142. 

Reference: Edticniion Code Sections 172S0, \7^6^. 31 130 and SI Ib5. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slalc Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-310, Pari 1. Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecrelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Cons- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-31 L Condemnation. DSA has no authority under the Act to 
ordertheclosingof any school building. However, if requested 
by the school district or on DSA's own volition, DSA shall 
examine and report on the safety of structural aspects of any 
school building that appear to be deficient. The report shall 
state in writing to the school board whether or not the investi- 
gated structural aspects of the building are in compliance with 
the code inefTectatthetimeof construction, and shall also state 
whetheror not the building is safe for school use, (See Sections 
4-345 and 4-346.) 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and H1I42. 
RcFtrtncc: Education Code SeclLons I73II andEII43. 
HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by Ihe Office of llie Slate Archi- 
tecl'Stmclural Safety Seclion to amend Section 4-311, Pan 1 . Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15. \^^2- effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
miss^ion on December 9. 1 992. 

4-312- Demolition. Demolition is the entire razing or destruc- 
tion of a school building or a school building unit. It is not nec- 
essary to secure the approval of DSA for such demolition. It is 
the responsibility of the school board to notify DSA of such 
demolition. 

Approval by DSA is required for any partial demolition of 
existing buildings or any demolition which is part of a recon- 
struction, rehabilitation, alteration or addition. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and HI 142. 

Reft rt nee: Education Code Seclion^ 173 10 and El 142. 

HISTORY: 

I. {OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe OtTice of tlie Slate Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safelv Seclion lo amend Seclion 4-3 1 2. Pari I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 



ARTICLE 2 
DEFINITIONS 

4-'313- General. The words defined in Section 4-3J4 shall have 
the meaning slated therein throughout Ihe regulations con- 
tained in Part 1. Section 4-300, et. seq, Title 24, CCR. 

Auchoritv: Education Code Sections 173 10 and S1I42. 



Reference: Educalion Code Seclion? I72S3. SI 130, Rl 131 and SI 529. 

HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by Ihe OtTice of the Slate Archi- 
tecl/Stmclural Safety Section to amend Section 4-313, Part 1, Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
Tni*J!iion on December 9, 1992, 

4-314. Definitions. 

ACT shall mean the Field Act, Sections 17280-17316 and 
8 1 130-81 147, inclusive of the Education Code. 

ADDITION as thai term is used in these regulations shall 
mean an increase in floorareaor volume of enclosed space that 
is structurally attached to an existing certified building by con- 
nections which are required for transmitting vertical or hori- 
zontal loads between the addition and the existing structure. An 
addition which is not required to be structurally attached either 
for its own support or for support of the existing building shall 
beseparatedasrequiredby Part 2. Title 24, C.C.R. , and shall be 
deemed to be the construction of a new school building as that 
term is used in Sections 17280 and 81130 of the Act. 

ALTERATION is a change within or lo an existing building. 
The relocation or moving of an existing certified school build- 
ing is considered to be an alteration requiring filing of the plans 
and specifications with, and certification by. DSA. 

APPROVED PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS as used in 
these regulations shall mean plans, specifications, addenda, 
change orders and other documents which have been duly 
approved by DSA pursuant to Sections 17295 and SI 133 of Ihe 
Education Code. The plans and specifications shall be identi- 
fied by a stamp bearing Ihe name "Division of the State Archi- 
tect." the application number, initials of the plan reviewers and 
date of stamping. The written approval as required by Section 
17297, Education Code, shall not be issued until a copy of 
plans and specifications bearing DSA's identification stamp is 
on file at the Division of the State Architect The identification 
stamp of DSA shall not be construed lo mean the written 
approval of plans and specifications required by Section 4-3 1 8. 

ARCHITECT shall mean a certified architect holding a valid 
license under Chapter 3. Division 3, of the Cctlifornia Business 
and Professions Code. 

CERTIFIED BUILDING shall mean a building which was 
constructed or reconstructed in accordance with Article 3 or 7 
commencing with Sections 17280 and 81 130, respectively, of 
the Education Code and with Ihe regulations in effect at the 
time of their certification. 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT or DIVISION, 
or initials DSA, shall mean the Division of the Stale Architect 
in the Department of General Services, State of California. 
Approval, disapproval, orders and certificates of compliance 
shall be issued directly by the State Architect who shall act for 
the Department of General Services in carrying out Ihe provi- 
sions of Ihe Act. 

GARRISON ACT 0^39), Sections 17280-17316 and 
81 160-81 192 of the Education Code, as amended, prescribes 
the actions to be taken by school board members lo preclude 
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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER shall mean a professional 
engineer holding a certificate to use the title geotechnical engi- 
neer, soil engineer or soils engineer under the law regulating 
the practice of civil engineering comprising Chapter 7 of Divi- 
sion 3, of the Business and Professions Code. 

INSPECTOR shall mean any inspector duly approved by 
DSA for a particular project. The project inspector shall be 
responsible for inspecting all work included in the project, 
except inspection performed by a special inspector An assis- 
tant inspector assists the project inspector in completing 
administrative and inspection duties. A special inspector is a 
specially qualified person utilized where required by code, to 
inspect specific aspects of the work, and shall be respotisible 
only for inspecting the work for which the special inspector has 
been approved. 

MAINTENANCE shall mean and include ordinary upkeep or 
repair work such as replacements in kind, repainting, replaster- 
ing and reroofing. Reroofing shall be limited to one additional 
application and shall include an examination of the structural 
elements of the roof, walls, ceilings and all other elements 
which may have suffered deterioration from moisture resulting 
from roof leaks. Maintenance shall not include work, other 
than repainting, on structural framing nor include the replace- 
ment of large mechanical, electrical or plumbing units or 
systems. 

NEW SCHOOL BUILDING shall mean any newly erected 
school building and/or existing owned, leased or purchased 
building converted to school use and certified by DSA. 

NONCONFORMING BUILDING is a building that has not 
been certified by DSA as a school building. 

NONSTRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS shall mean only 
such alterations as do not affect the structural safety of the 
school building and that do not change, in any manner, its struc- 
tural elements. 

OFFSITE LOCATION is a building designated by the gov- 
erning board to be used for less than full-time instruction in 
educational programs which require such offsite facilities in 
order to fulfill the objectives of the programs. Such designated 
buildings shall not be located on, or adjacent to, a school site 
and its primary use shall be for other than public school pur- 
poses. The designation of off-site location is subject to review 
by DSA. (See Education Code Section S 1 529. ) 

PLANS as used in these regulations shall mean the drawings 
associated with the project such as, but noi limited to, vicinity 
maps, site plans, foundation plans, floor plans, ceiling plans, 
roof plans, cross sections, interior elevations, exterior eleva- 
tions and details. 

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER as used in these regulations 
shall mean an engineer holding a valid certificate under Chap- 
ter 7, Division 3, of the Califoiuia Business and Professions 
Code^ in thai branch of engineering which is applicable. 

PUPILS as used in these regulations shall mean persons who 
are performing a required activity or entering a building by vir- 
tue of being a pupil enrolled in an elementary or secondary 
school district or a community college district. 



RECONSTRUCTION is ihe repair of damage to an existing 
certified school building. 

REGISTERED ENGINEER as used in these regulations 
shall mean a structural engineer or a professional engineer as 
defined in this section. 

REHABILITATION is Ihe retrofitting of an existing 
nonconforming building or a school building conforming to 
earlier code requirements to bring the building, or portion 
thereof, into conformance with the safety standards of the cur- 
rently effective regulations, Pans 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 8, 9 and 12, 
Title 24. C.C. R. 

RELOCATABLE BUILDING is any building with an inte- 
gral floor structure which is capable of being readily moved. 
(See Education Code Section 17350.) Relocatable buildings 
that are to be placed on substandard foundations not complying 
with the requirements of Part 2, Title 24, C.C.R.. require a 
statement from the school district stating that the durability 
requirements for those foundations may be waived and 
acknowledging the temporary nature of the foundations. 

RELOCATION shall mean Ihe physical moving of any certi- 
fied building either as a single unit or in parts form its original 
location to a new location on the same campus oron a different 
campus. Relocation of a building requires the approval of 
DSA. 

RETROFIT is the construction of any new element or system, 
or the alteration of any existing element or system required for 
the rehabilitation of the building. 

SCHOOL BOARD shall mean and include district Boards of 
Trustees, city Boards of Education and other appropriate 
authorities for which any school building used or designed to 
be used for elementary or secondary school or community col- 
lege purposes is to be constructed, reconstructed, altered or 
added to by theslate, orby any cotinty, city, city and county, or 
otherpoliticalsubdivision, or by any school or community col- 
lege district of any kind or character within the state, or by the 
United States government, or any agency thereof 

SCHOOL BUILDING as defined in Sections 17283 and 
SI 130.5 of the act is interpreted to include all structure and util- 
ity systems or facilities necessary to the complete functioning 
of the structures, used or designed to be used for instructional 
purposes, or intended to be entered by pupils or teachers for 
school purposes, or structures operated as school units, the fail- 
ure of which would endanger ptipils or teachers on school 
grounds or in school buildings. {See Section 4-3 10 for teacher 
residences.) "School Building" is also defined to include 
dwellings, including utility systems or facilities necessary to 
the complete functioning of the dwellings, used by pupils, 
teachers and school employees, that are part ofa campus where 
the primary use is for school purposes. 

The following are not considered to be school buildings but 
may be submitted separately or may be included in the plans 
and specifications for a school building project and will be 
checked under the provisions of the Act if submitted by the 
school district: one-story buildings not over 250 square feet in 
area when used exclusively as accessory facilities to athletic 
fields {equipment storage, toilets, snack bars, ticket booths, 
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sheds, used exclusively for pianl or animal production or pro- 
teciion and not used for classroom instruction (small groups of 
pupils and teachers may enter these structures for short periods 
of time): lighting poles less than liS feet above the grade, 
antenna lowers less than 35 feet above the grade or less than 25 
feet above a building roof line, retaining walls less than 4 feet 
above the top of foundations and not supporting a surcharge, 
concrete or masonry fences less than 6 feet above adjacent 
grade, ballwalls or yard walls less than 6 feet above adjacent 
grade, signs, scoreboards or solid-clad fences less than 8 feet 
above adjacent grade, bleachers and grandstands five rows of 
seats or less above grade; playground equipment; flagpoles 
less than 35 feet above grade: open-mesh fences and baseball 
backstops; trailer coaches; and ""temporary -use" buildings as 
defined below. 

Buildings and other structures constructed by students that 
upon completion of construction will not be used for school 
purposes and will not be entered by pupils or teachers are not 
considered school buildings and shall not be checked under the 
provisions of the Act. These student-constructed buildings 
shall not remain at the school site more than 90 days following 
completion, unless the building meets all the requirements of 
Section 4-3 10. "School Building" in a complex operated by the 
state for correctional or forestry purposes shall include only 
those structures used or designed to be used for elementary or 
secondary school instruction or community college instruc- 
tion. Living units, dining areas, administration buildings or 
structures used for support services in such correctional or for- 
estry complexes shall not be considered school buildings for 
purposes of Field Act requirements. 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER as used in these regulations 
shall mean a professional engineer holding a valid certificate to 
use the title structural engineer under the law regulating the 
practice of civil engineering comprising Chapter 7 of Division 
3 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to profes- 
sional engineers. 

TEACHERS as used in these regulafions shall mean persons 
who are perfonning a required activity or entering a building 
by virtue of being teachers employed by an elementary or sec- 
ondary school district or a community college district. 

TEMPORARY-USE BUILDING is any community college 
building for which the intended use by the school district at the 
time of entering into a lease contract or agreement is not for 
more than three years from the date of first occupancy. 

TRAILER COACH is a building that confonns to the require- 
ments of Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 
13 of the Health and Safely Code and is not expanded or fitted 
together to form a unit greater than 16 feet in width and is used 
for special education purposes for not more than 12 students at 
one time. 

Exception: Trailer coaches may be used for not more than 
20 students at a lime for driver training purposes. 

WAIVER OF DURABILITY refers to a waiver, as may be 
requested by the school district, of certain durability require- 
ments of Pan 2, Title 24 for foundations of relocatable 
buildings. 

Auchoritv: Educahon Code Seclions 1 73 10 and SI 142. 



Reference: Eduction Code Sections 1 7230, 17283, 17405. S 1 1 30, SI 13 1 and 

R1529 

HISTORY; 

1. (OSA/SS 1/9?) Regular order by the Office ol ihe Slale ArchU 
tect/Stmclural Safety Section to amend Section 4-314, Part 1, Title 24, 
C C.R. Filed with ihe siecrelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
II ve July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Cnm- 
mission on December 9, 1992. 



ARTICLES 
APPROVAL OF DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS 

4-315. ApplicRtion for approval of drawings and specifica- 
tions. 

(a) General. Before awarding a contract or commencing 
with construction of a school building project, the school board 
shall submit an application to the Division of the State Archi- 
tect and obtain written approval of the plans and specifications 
for any of the following: 

1. The construction of any new school building, or reha- 
bilitation of or addition to any existing school building. 
School building is defined in Section 4-3 1 4. 

2. The reconstruction or alteration of an existing school 
building if the estimated cost exceeds S25,000. (See 
Section 4-30S and 4-309.) 

3. The lease or purchase of any relocatable building 
except where occupied as a temporary-use building. 

Exception: The school board may award a contract 
and commence construction of a ''relocatable build- 
ing" of a type previously approved by DSA under 
emergency conditions and with concurrence by DSA. 
These structures shall not be placed on a school site 
until the plans and specifications for the site work 
have been approved by DSA. 

4. The extension of a lease for a ''temporary-use'* building 
for more than three years from the date of first 
occupancy. 

5. The rehabilitation of a nonschool building to use as a 
"school building." (See Sections 4-306 and 4-307.) 

It is not necessary to secure approval for maintenance work 
on school buildings, in accordance with Sections 4-30S and 
4-309. See Section 4-3 14 for the definition of ''maintenance." 

(b) Filing. A separate application shall be submitted !o DSA 
for each school building or group of school buildings on each 
school site. In the event that a number of school buildings, on 
various and separate sites, are to be constructed from the same 
plans and specifications, only one application shall be 
required, provided thatall buildings are constructed at the same 
time and within the same school district. The application shail 
be submitted on Form DSA-l, Application for Approval of 
Plans and Specifications. DSA forms are available on the 
Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any of the DSA regional 
offices. The application shall contain a project name for the 
schoolbuildingor group of buildings, the name of the architect 
or registered engineer in general responsible charge of the 
work, the names of the architects or registered engineers who 
have been delegated responsibility for portions of the work 
(see Section 4-316). the estimated cost of the project and all 
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(c) Delayed filing. In case the plans and specifications for 
the reconstruction oralterationof any school building have not 
been submitted to DSA under the iissumption that the cost will 
not exceed S25,000, the school board shall, if the bids which 
are received indicate that the cost will be in excess of 525,000, 
delay letting a contract until such time as the plans and specifi- 
cations have been submitted and the approval by DSA 
obtained. The contract or contracts, when made, shall be based 
on the duly approved plans and specifications. 

Auchority: Education Code Sections 17310 and SI 142. 

Rcferoncc:EducalionCodeSeclio]]sl7295, 17297, 17302.31 133 and SI I3S. 

HISTORY: 

\. {OSA'SS 1/92) Regular order by Ihe Office oi the Slate Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safely Seclion lo amend Seclion 4-3 1 5. Pari I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15. \^^2- effec- 
tive July ], 1993. Approved by the Calilornia Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1992. 

4-316. Designation of responsibilities. 

(a) General responsible charge. For every project there 
shall be an architect or struciural engineer in general responsi- 
ble charge of the preparation of the plans, specifications and 
observation of the work of consirucfion, except that where 
plans, specifications or work of construction for alterations or 
repairs do not involve architectural or structural changes said 
plans, specifications and observation of the work of construc- 
tion may be under the responsible charge of a professional 
engineer qualified to perform services and registered in that 
branch of engineering applicable to the work, 

A project may be divided into parts, provided that each part 
isclearlydefinedby a building or similar distinct unif The part, 
so defined, shall include all portions and utility systems or 
facilities necessary to the complete functioning of that part. 
Separate assignments of general responsible charge may be 
inade for the parts. 

(b) Delegation of responsibility. The architect or structural 
engineer in general responsible charge may delegate responsi- 
bility for any portion of the work to, or may employ or retain, 
other architects or registered engineers. No delegation to, or 
employment or retention of others shall be construed as reliev- 
ing the architect or structural engineer in general responsible 
charge of his or her rights, duties and responsibilities under 
Sections 17302 and 81 138 of the Education Code and Sections 
4-336, 4-341 and 4-344 of these regulations. Whenever an 
engineer or architect has accepted delegation for the design of 
portions of the plans and specifications, that same engineer or 
architect shall observe the construction of the same portions of 
the design. 

Subject to the provisions of the immediately precedent sen- 
tence, the architect or structural engineer in general responsible 
charge shall employ orretain, underhis or her supervision, pro- 
fessional engineers registered in the applicable branches of 
engineering to design and observe the construction, including 
the making of verified reports {see Section 4-336), of Ihe 
mechanical and electrical portions of the work, but this require- 
ment for observation of construction may be waived when spe- 
cial mechanical and electrical inspection is provided in 
accordance with Section 4-333 (c), where the elements of the 
mechanical and electrical portions of the work will not be sig- 
nificant to the safety of the building or its occupants. 



(c) Assumption ot responsibility. The architect or regis- 
tered engineer who submits for approval plans and specifica- 
tions for any project or portion of a project which have been 
prepared by others shall assume responsibility for the safety of 
design of the completed construction and for Ihe interpretation 
of and any necessary amplification of the plans and specifica- 
tions of the project. The responsible architect or engineer shall 
stamp and sign all original tracings or all copies of plans sub- 
mitted for approval to indicatehisor her assumption of respon- 
sibility or may in lieu thereof stamp and sign and submit plans 
prepared under his or her own charge. [See Section 4-317 (hj 
for other signatures.] 

When an architect or registered engineer accepts the respon- 
sibility for completion of a projecl or portion of a project reUn- 
quished by another, that architect or registered engineer 
thereby assumes responsibility as follows: 

1 . If the relinquishment occurs prior to the completion of 
the design documents, all responsibility shall be 
assumed. (See first paragraph of this subsection for pro- 
cedure.) 

2. If Ihe relinquishment occurs after the design drawings 
and specifications have been completed and approved 
by DSA. the assuming architect or registered engineer 
shall be responsible for the construction of Ihe project 
in accordance with the design of the relinquishing 
architect or engineer The asstiming architect or regis- 
tered engineer shall assume responsibility for the inter- 
pretation of and any necessary amplification of Ihe 
plans and specifications and shall stamp and sign any 
such documents prepared for that purpose. 

(d) Acceptance of responsibility. The assumption of gen- 
eral responsible charge or of delegated responsibility shall be 
clearly oullined, accepted and approved by Ihe parties con- 
cerned, including the school board. Form DSA- 1, Application 
for Approval of Plans and Specifications, provides for Ihe com- 
mon conditions of delegation of responsibility: but for tintisual 
cases, or for changes in responsibility laking place after Ihe 
plans have been submitted for approval, the delegation of 
responsibility, acceptances and approvals thereof, shall be sub- 
mitted in letter form, which shall include an indication that Ihe 
school board has been notified. 

(e) Evidence of responsibility. The stamp and signature of 
the architect or registered engineer on a plan, specification or 
otherdocument shall be deemed evidence that full responsibil- 
ity is assumed by the signatory for Ihe work shown thereon, 
including also those portions of Ihe accompanying compu- 
tations, specifications or plans which pertain lo such work, 
unless express notice of disclaimer of responsibility is given 
in writing to DSA prior lo the approval of Ihe plans and 
specifications. 

(f) Alternates. The applicant, or the architect or registered 
engineer having general or delegated responsibility, may name 
one or more persons to act as alternate(s) for the design and/or 
observation of ihe work of construction, provided such persons 
are architects or registered engineers who themselves are quali- 
fied under these rules and regulafions to assume the responsi- 
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Alternates may be named on Form DSA-i, Application for 
Approval of Plans and Specifications, or in letter fonn. Letter 
fonns shall be submitted prior to performance of work by the 
alternate and shall include an indication that the school board 
has been notified. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioiis 173 10 and H1I42. 
Reftrtncc: Edticalion Code ScclionE 1 7302 and 8LL38. 
HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe Office oi the Slate Archi- 
tecl/Slmclural Safely Seclion lo amend Section 4-3 1 6. Pari 1, Tille 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive Ju[> 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mi4!iion on December 9. ]'}'}2. 

4-317. Plans^ specificalions^ calculations and other data. 

(a) General. When an application for approval of plans and 
specifications is filed, it shall be accompanied by three com- 
plete sets of the plans and specifications, a copy of the struc- 
tural design calculations, the site data and a fee payment 
calculated on the estimated cost. The three complete sets of 
plans and specifications include the set required by Section 
5-103 ofTitle24, Part I, California Code of Regulations. (See 
Section 4-320.) 

(b) Plans. 

i. Plans shall designalethe use or occupancy of all parts of 
the school buildings and shall give such other informa- 
tion as may be required to indicate the nature of the 
work proposed and to show compliance with the act and 
these regulations. The plans shall be legible and suffi- 
ciently detailed and cross-referenced to show clearly 
the pertinent features of the construction, and shall have 
sufficient dimensions to be readily interpreted. Where a 
project includes several school buildings, the plans for 
each shall be drawn independently except that details 
common to all need not be repeated. 

The architect or engineer in general responsible 
charge or the professional engineer delegated responsi- 
bility for the design of the structural system of the pro- 
ject shall design and detail the anchorage and bracing of 
nonstructural elements. The details for the bracing and 
anchorage of nonstructural elements shall be shown on 
the drawings adjacent to the nonstructural elements to 
which they apply. 

2. Plans and specifications which when submitted are 
obviously incomplete or incorrect, shall be returned to 
the designer with a request for compliance with these 
regulations before checking is started by DSA. 

(c) Specifications. Specifications shall completely set forth 
the requirements for the various types of materials that will 
enter into permanent construction and shall describe the meth- 
ods not covered in the technical regulafions which are to be 
used to obtain the required quality of the work shown on the 
plans as described in the specifications. 

Due to the difficulty of anticipating every unsatisfactory 
condition that might be found in existing construction where 
alteration, rehabilitation or reconstruction work is proposed, 
the following clause or one of similar meaning shall be 
included in all specifications for alteration, rehabilitation or 
reconstruction projects: 



*The intent of these drawings and specifications is that the 
work of the alteration, rehabilitation or reconstruction is to 
be in accordance with Title 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Should any existing condifions such as deterioration 
or noncomplying construction be discovered which is not 
covered by the contract documents wherein the finished 
work will not comply with Title 24, California Code of Reg- 
ulations, a change order, or a separate set of plans and speci- 
fications, detailing and specifying the required repair work 
shall be submitted to and approved by DSA before proceed- 
ing with the repair work.'' 

(d) Design calculations. Calculations, stress diagrams and 
other pertinent data shall accompany the plans and specifica- 
tions and shall be sufficiently complete so that capacifies for 
individual structural members and their connections can be 
verified without additional calculations. All assumptions used 
in the calculations and their bases shall be stated. The calcula- 
tions shall beprefacedby a statement clearly and concisely out- 
lining the basis for the structural design and indicating the 
manner in which the proposed school building will resist verti- 
cal loads and horizontal forces. 

The calculations shall be sufficiently complete to establish 
that the structure will resist the loads and forces prescribed in 
Part 2, Title 24, C.C.R. Assumed safe bearing pressures on 
soils and specified strengths of concrete shall be given in calcu- 
lations and noted on plans. Where unusual conditions occur, 
such additional data as are pertinent to the work shall be 
submitted. 

(e) Site data. Site data for all school sites shall include a soil 
investigation report including subsurface site work, laboratory 
testing, an evaluation of site soil conditions, a recommendation 
for the type of foundations to be used and an allowable design 
value for the soil-bearing capacity. 

For new school sites located inanAlquist-Priolo Earthquake 
Fault Zone or a Seismic Hazard Zone or in the Safety Element 
of the Local General Plan as described in Section 17212 of the 
Education Code, a geologic and earthquake hazard report shall 
be submitted with the application. The report shall include an 
evaluation of both known and potentially active local and 
regional fault systems and of slope stability and liquefaction 
potential as hazards to school structures. In accordance with 
Education Code Section 17212.5. DSA may require a similar 
geologic and earthquake hazard study for a new school site out- 
side of the boundaries of any special studies zone. 

For existing school sites, DSA may require the District to 
employ a California-certified engineering geologist in consul- 
tation with a California-registered geotechnical engineer to 
prepare a geologic hazards statement evaluating the potential 
for geologic and earthquake damage for projects involving 
alterations, rehabilitation, additions or new construction. A 
geologic and earthquake hazard report as indicated above may 
be required for existing sites in accordance with Sections 
17212.5 and 81033.5 of the Education Code. Geologic hazard 
reports shall include an evaluation of poteiUial for damage due 
to flooding. 

No school building shall be constructed, rehabilitated, 
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active fault, which has experienced surface displacement 
within Holocene time (approximately 1 1 ,000 years). 

(f) Estimates of cost. Esiimates of cost shall be based on the 
cost prevailing at the time the plans and specifications are sub- 
mitted to DSA. The estimated cost of a project shall be 
increased as necessary to include the estimated cost of every 
alternate building or portion thereof shown on the plans or 
specifications as if each alternate building and portion were to 
be constructed separately and simultaneously. 

When a contract amount, or the cumulative total of two or 
more contract amounts, exceeds the estimated cost by more 
than 30 percent, the estimated cost may be revised. An addi- 
tional feejfrequired, based on the revised estimated cost of the 
revision shall be paid before proceeding with the work. When 
the actual cost of constructing all the work shown on the 
approved plans is less than 70 percent of the estimated cosL a 
refundofoverpaidfeesmay be claimed. (See Section 4-322 for 
actual cost and Section 4-325 for billing for further fees.) 

(g) Deferred approvals. Only where a portion of the con- 
struction cannot be adequately detailed on the approved plans 
because of variations in product design and/or manufacturer, 
the approval of plans for such portion, when specifically 
accepted by DSA, may be deferred until the material suppliers 
are selected, provided the following conditions are met: 

!. The project plans clearly indicate that a deferred 
approval by DSA is required for the indicated portions 
of the work prior to fabrication and installation. 

2. The project plans and specifications adequately 
describe the performance and loading criteria for such 
work. 

3. Anarchitector registered engineer stamps and signs the 
plans and specifications for the deferred approval item. 
The architect or engineer in general responsible charge 
of the design of the project shall submit the plans and 
specifications for the deferred approval item to the 
enforcement agency, with notation indicating that the 
deferred approval documents have been found to be in 
general conformance with the design of the building. 

4. Fabrication of deferred approval items shall not begin 
without first obtaining the approval of plans and speci- 
fications by DSA. 

(h) Signatures required. All original tracings for plans, 
except those plans for deferred approval items and the original 
cover sheet for the specifications submitted for approval shall 
bear the stamp and signature of the architect or professional 
engineer in general responsible charge of design of the project. 
In addition, when responsibility for a portion of the work has 
been delegated, the original tracings for plans and the original 
cover sheet for the specifications covering that portion of the 
design shall also bear the signature and stamp of the responsi- 
ble professional engineer or architect to whom the work has 
been delegated. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioiis 17310 and Hi 142. 

Reftrtncc: Education Code Scclions 17299, 17212, 17212.5.81135.81033 

aiidMI033.5. 

HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office of the Slate Archi- 

tect/SLmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-3 1 7, Pari I , Tille 24. 

C.C.R. Filed with ihe sieerelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 



tive July I, 1993. Approved bv Ihe California Building Standards 

Commission on December 9. 1992 

4''318. Procedure for approvRl of application and voidance 
of application. 

(a) General. After DSA has completed its check, of the docu- 
ments submitted with the application, the checked prints of the 
plans and specifications, with the items marked for corrections 
and/or requests for additional information noted thereon, shall 
be returned to the responsible architect or registered engineer. 
When plans and/or specifications require extensive correc- 
tions, a corrected set of prints of the plans and specifications 
shall be submitted for review if requested by DSA. 

When the requested corrections have been made and/or the 
additional infonnation has been provided by the responsible 
architect or registered engineer, an employee representative of 
the architect or registered engineer shall return the check set of 
plans and specifications along with the original plan tracings, 
the corrected specification pages and specification master 
cover sheet to DSA for backchecking. The backcheck is a com- 
parison ofthe corrected plans and specifications with the check 
set of plans and specifications and shall be accomplished by 
either a conference between a knowledgeable employee repre- 
sentative or the architect or registered engineer in general 
responsible charge and the checking engineer, or by mail in the 
case of minor corrections to which all parlies have agreed. 

Changes in plans and specifications, other than changes nec- 
essary for correction, made after submission for approval, shall 
be brought to the attention of DSA in writing or by submission 
of revised plans identifying those changes clearly at the time of 
back-checking. Failure to give such notice may result in the 
voidance of any subsequent approval given to the plans and 
specifications. 

All requested corrections shall be made, additional 
requested information furnished or original design justified 
prior to or at the time of the backcheck. When DSA deems that 
the corrected plans and specifications comply with these regu- 
lations and those parts of Title 24, CCR, that pertain to public 
school construction, DSAshall place its stamp on the reproduc- 
ible sheets of drawings and master cover sheet ofthe specifica- 
tions. This stamp is affixed for purposes of identification only 
and shall not be construed as authorization to let the construc- 
tion contracts. See Section 4-3 1 8 (b). One set of prints of the 
stamped plans and one set of prints ofthe stamped specifica- 
tions shall be submitted to DSA immediately after stamping to 
allow the written approval ofthe application to be issued. 

(b) Approval of application. DSA shall issue to the school 
district a letter approving the application for the project upon 
receipt of the stamped file copies of the approved plans and 
specifications. This letter shall constitute the "written approval 
ofthe plans, as to safety of design and construction" required 
by Sections 1 72^7 and 8 1 1 34. Education Code, before letting 
any contract and the approval thereof in writing which must be 
""had and obtained" before any valid contract may be made or 
executed, (See Section 4-330 for time hmilations.) 

(c) Voidance of application. Any change, erasure, alter- 
ation or modification of any plans or specification bearing the 
stamp of DSA may result in voidance of the approval of the 
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extended by DSA to include revised plans and specifications 
after documents are submitted for review and approved. (See 
Section 4-323 for revised plans and Section 4-338 for addenda 
and change orders.) 

The procedures leading to written approval of plans shall be 
carried to conclusion without suspension or unnecessary delay. 
At the discretion of DSA. the entire application may be voided 
where either ( I ) prints from corrected plans or corrected origi- 
nal plans are not filed for backcheck within 6 months after the 
date of return of checked plans to the architect or engineer, or 
(2) prints of the stamped plans and one set of stamped specifi- 
cations are not submitted to DSA within 14 days after the date 
shown on the stamp of identification, or (3) at the discretion of 
DSA. any remaining unapproved portion of the application 
may be voided when more than six months have elapsed since 
the last approval of an increment has been issued, and subse- 
quent incremental plans and specifications have not been 
received by DSA for checking. 

For voided applications. 30 percent of the paid fee will be 
refunded; however, no refund will be allowed for projects upon 
which only the minimumfeehasbeenpaid, or upon which only 
a portion was voided. 

Aurhority: Educaiion Code Seclions 173 10 and S1I42. 

Reftrtncc: Edticalion Code Scclions 1 7295. 1 7297, 1 7307. g 1 133, SI 1 34 and 

SI 140. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slale Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safely Section to Eimend Section 4-3 1 S. Part I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecretary of stale on December L5, L992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mis-sion on December 9. 1 992. 

4-319. Withdrawal of application. If a request is made by the 
school board for the cancellation or withdrawal of the applica- 
tion and return of the plans and specifications, together with the 
paid fee, it will be granted only when the check of plains and 
specifications has not actually started. If the checking of plans 
and specifications has started, 30 percent of the paid fee will be 
refunded orappliedto a new application for the same project. 

No refund will be allowed for projects upon which only the 
minimum fee has been paid. No refund will be allowed after a 
contract has been lei for any portion of the work except as pro- 
vided by Section 4-3 17 (0- 

Auchorily: Education Code Sections 173 10 and S1I42. 

Rcftrtnce: Ed uca I ion Code SeclionE 17295. 17300. SI 133 and B I 136. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol llie Slale Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safety Seclion lo amend Seclion 4-3 T). Pan I, Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with the siecretary of stale on December 15. 1992; elYec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved bythe California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 



ARTICLE 4 
FEES 

4-320- Fees. The fees required by Sections 17300 and 81136 of 
the Education Code shall be in accordance with Section 
4-32 1.1. The fee schedule in effect at the time of filing shall 
apply throughout the duration of such application. A list of 
prior fee schedules is available upon request from DSA. The 
words ""filing fee"" mean the fee which shall accompany the 
application, or as corrected pursuant to Section 4-3 1 7 ( 0^ ^^nd 



the words ''further fee" mean the fee which shall be paid to 
DSA if the actual cost exceeds the estimated cost by more than 
5 percent. The application is considered to be received when ii, 
accompanied by the plans and specifications, structural design 
computations, other required documents and filing fee, has 
been received by DSA, and the application number assigned. 

Aurhorily: Education Code Sections 173 10 and SI 142. 

Reference: Edueolion Code Seclion^ I7!i00 and SI 136. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office of ihe Slale ArchU 
tecl/Stmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-320, Part 1, Title 24, 
C C.R. Filed with ihe siecretary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
live July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 

4-32 L Fee Schedule 11. The filing fee for projects shall be 0.7 
percent of the first SI, 000, 000 of estimated cost and 0.5 percent 
on the excess of the estimated cost over SI, 000, 000, except that 
the minimum fee in any case shall be £250.00. 

If the actual cost exceeds the estimated cost by more than 5 
percent, the further fee for such projects shall be equal to the 
difference between the filing fee paid and the amount com- 
puted under Fee Schedule 1 1 on the actual cost, the actual cost 
being determined according to Section 4-322. 

AulhoHly: Education Code Sections 173 10 and Hi 142. 
Reference: Education Code Seclions 17300 and 8L L36. 
HISTORY; 

1. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office of the Slale Archi- 
tect/Slmclural Safety Seclion lo amend Section 4-32 I.I, Part I. Title 
24, C.C.R. Filed wilh ihe secrelary of stale on December 15. L992; 
effective July 1 , 1 993. Approved by Ihe California Building Standards 
CommisiSiion on December 9. 1992 

2. [OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by the Office of llie Slale Archi- 
lect'Slmclural Safely Seclion to amend Seclion 4-321.2. Pan 1, Title 
24, C.C.R. Filed with the secrelan' of state on December 15. 1992; 
effective July I, 191^3. Approved by the California Building Standards 
Commission on December 9. 19Q2. 

4-322- Projcctcost. For purposes of determining fees, both the 
estimated and actual costs of the project shall be the total outlay 
for all work included in the approved plans and specifications 
(exclusive of fees paid, but not recovered, for architectural, 
engineering, inspection and testing services) regardless of 
whether the funds are provided by the school district, by other 
public or private agencies or by individuals. The cost shall 
include any moving or relocation. In the event a building is 
converted to school use (see Section 4-306) the cost shall 
include the current replacement cost of the building. The cur- 
rent replacement cost shall be computed by multiplying an 
appropriate square foot cost by the total square foot area of the 
building being converted to school use. If work is done in por- 
tions the actual cost shall be detennined at the completion of 
each contract. (See Section 4-325.) 

The estimated cost and the fee based thereon shall not be 
amended after plan check has started except as provided by 
Section 4-317 (f) or for permissible increase in scope of pro- 
ject. The scope of a project shall not be amended after bids for 
allor part ofthe project are opened. No portion of the fee can be 
returned after checking has been started except as provided by 
Sections4-317(fl and 4-319. 

Actual cost shall include all items which are normally con- 
sidered to be contractor's operation costs such as district-fur- 
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facilities, and shall not be reduced by charge-backs such as 
those for testing, inspection or overrun of contract time. All 
fees and/or reimbursable charges paid ihe construction manag- 
ers shall be included in the actual cost of construction. When 
the contract for the work includes items not otherwise subject 
to Ihe approval of DS A and not included in the approved plans 
and specifications the actual cost shall include this work unless 
such costs are segregated by separate bid items or by separately 
priced items of change orders, or by a certified copy of a sub- 
contractor's bid. Such segregation shall not be made by con- 
tract price breakdown or estimates. 

Auchority: Education Code Seclions 17310 and SI 142. 
ReTcrcnFc: Edticalion Code Sections 17300 and El 136. 
H [STORY: 

1. Edilorial correction of printing error (Register S3, No. 45). 

2. {OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the OfTice of the State Archie 
tect/Stmclural Safely Section (o amend Section 4-322. Parll, Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecrelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the Calilornia Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 

4-323. Revisions of plans and specifications. No additional 
fee is charged upon submission of revisions to the approved 
plans and specifications, provided that tbe entire matter is actu- 
ally one transaction having to do with the same school building 
and the revisions do not require substantial checking for safety 
of design. If the original plans are abandoned and the plans and 
specifications submitted in lieu thereof are in fact for a new 
project rather than for an identical building, or where a modi- 
fied set of plans is for an essentially different structural con- 
cept, it is necessary that a new application be filed and fee paid. 
This is regardless of the fact that the school building may have 
the same name, be of the same general size, and be situated at 
the same location as the school building for which the original 
application was made. 

Aurhonty: Education Code Seclions 17310 and SI 142. 
Reference: Educolion Code Seclions 1 7300 and 8 1 1 36. 

4-324. Examples and explanations of fee computation. 
(a) Filing fee to accompany application. 

Filing Fee under Schedule I I 
Estimaled Cost S8,000 



n.7% >; ss.ooo 


S 56.00 


Filing Fee is the minimum cliarge 


S250.00 


Filing Fee under Schedule 1 1 




Estimaled Cost: S925.000.00 




0,7% X S925,000 


S6,475,00 


Filing Fee under Schedule 1 1 




EstiiTialed Cojit: £1,260,000,00 




0.7%xSl,000,000 


S 7, 000. 00 


0,5% X S260,000 


L300.00 




S 8,3 00, 00 



Correcled Estimate under Schedule 1 1 

Estimated Cost on Application: S925,000.00 

0.7%x S925,000 = S 6,475,00 

Ist Conlrael 3700,000.00 

2nd C on tract 525. 000. 00 



Correcled Estimated Cost: $1,225,000.00' 

0.7% X Sl.000,000 = S7,000.00 

0.5% X 225.000 = 1,125.00 

S. 125.00 

Fee previously paid S6.475.00 

Corrected filing fee due S 1 .S75.00 

(b) Further fees wliere Ihe actual cost exceeds the esti- 
mated or corrected estimated cost by more than 5 percent. 

Fiiflher Fee under Schedule 1 1 

Corrected Eslimaled Cost: Sl-225.000' 

Actual Cost 51,352,740.50 

0.7% X S1,000,000.00 = S7,000.00 

0,5%x352J40.50 = 1,763,70 



SS,763.70 



Filing Fee Paid 

0.7%xSl,000.000 
0,5% X 225.000 



51,225,000.00 



(Exceeds 5925,000 by more than 30%) 



S 7, 000.00 

1,125.00 

38,125,00 

Further Fee = S 638,70 

Auchority: Education Code Seclions 173 10 and SI 142. 
Reference: Educalion Code Seclions 1 7300 and 8 1 1 36. 
HISTORY: 

1. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol ihe Slate ArchU 
tecl/Stmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-324. Pari l.Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec^ 
tive Jul> 1. 1993. Approved by the Call lornia Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 

4-325- Billing for further fees. The district shall be billed for 
further fees upon completion ofihe projector portionihereof if 
fee i.s due. Claims for refunds of S5.00 or less due to errors in 
co.st reporting or fee computation shall be made within six 
months from date of billing. 

Authority: Education Code Seclions 1 73 10 and SI 142. 
Rtftrtnce: Educalion Code Seclions 1 7300 and 8 11 36. 

4-326. Fees for approval of an evaluation and design crite- 
ria report for rehabilitation of an existing nonconforming 
building for use as a school building. A retainer fee of 
£2000.00 shall be required with submittal of the pre-applica- 
tion for a rehabililation project in accordance with Section 
4-307(c). Fees incurred in excess of the retainer fee for DSA 
review of the Evaluation and Design Criteria Report shall be 
based on the established hourly billing rate of the Department. 
Prior to approval of the EvaJuation and Design Criteria Report, 
any additional fees incurred by DSA shall be fully paid. Any 
unused portion of the retainer fees shall be returned to the 
owner. 

Authority: Education Code Seclions 17310. 

Reference: Educalion Code Seclions I72S0.5. 

HISTORY; 

1. (DSA/SS (EF 02/03) Emergency adoption/approval ol' admin [t^lralive 
and procedural requiremenis Ibr the adaptive reuse of" existing build- 
ings for public school use^ CCR Tille 24, Pari 1. Approved ds emer- 
gency by Ihe California Building Standards Commission on May 14, 
2003, and filed wilh ihe Secretary of Slale on May 15, 2003. Effective 
May 15,2003. 



ARTICLE 5 
CERTIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION 

4-330. Time of beginning construction and partial con- 
struction. Construction work, whether for a new school build- 
ing, reconstruction, rehabilitation, alteration or addition, shall 
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board has applied for and obtained from DSA written approval 
of plans and specifications. Construction shall be commenced 
within one year after the approval of the application, otherwise 
the approval may be voided. DSA may require that the plans 
and specifications be revised to meet its current regulations 
before a renewal of the voided approval is granted. Renewal 
shall not be granted after a periodof four years beyond the ini- 
tial date of the application approval. The school board may 
complete all work or proceed with the construction of any part 
of the work included in the approved plans and specifications 
with the intent of completing the work later. All work done and 
materials used and installed must be in accordance with and in 
conformity to the approved plans and specifications. 

An uncompleted building shall not be considered as having 
been constructed under the provisions of Article 3 or 7 com- 
mencing with Sections 17280 and 81130 of the Education 
Code, respectively. Section 17372 of the Education Code 
restricts the use of such a building. 

Aurhority: Educahon Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI 142. 
Rercrcnct: EducalionCodc Scclion? I72S0. 17372 and Kl T30. 

4-331- Notice of start of construction- The architect or regis- 
tered engineer responsible for the project shall give DSA writ- 
ten notification before construction is started. As soon as a 
contract has been let. the architect or registered engineer shall 
furnish to DSA on Fonn DSA- 1 02 the name and address of the 
contractor, the contract price, the date on which the contract 
was let and the date of starting construction (see Section 
4-352), DSA forms are available on the Internet at 
www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any of the DSA regional offices. 

Aurhontj: Education Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI I4Z. 

Reference: EdiicaUon Code Seclion? I72S0, 17295, 31 130 and SI 133. 

HISTORY: 

1. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slale Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safety Section to amend Section 4-331, Part 1, Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the siecrelary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
miPShion on December 9. 1992. 

4-332. Notice of suspension of construction. 

(a) When construction is suspended for more than two 
weeks, the project inspector shall notify DSA [see Section 
4-336 (c) 4]. 

(b) Ifall construction is suspended or abandoned for any rea- 
son for a continuous period of one year following its com- 
mencement, the approval of DSA shall become void. DSA may 
reinstate the approval on the request of the school board. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and filI42. 

Reft rt nee: Education Code SeclionE 1 73 10 and El 142. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ot the Slate Archi- 
tecl/SLmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-332. Pari I , Tille 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of slale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9. 1992. 

4-333. Observation and inspection of construction. 

(a) Observation by architect or registered engineer. The 

Act provides that the observation of the work of construction, 
reconstruction, rehabilitation, alteration or addition shall be 
under the general responsible charge of an architect, structural 
engineer, or under certain conditions a professional engineer 



registered in that branch of engineering applicable to the work. 
(See Section 4^16.) 

A geotechnical engineer shall provide the observation for 
placement of fills and shall submit verified reports. 

(b) Inspection by project inspector. The school board must 
provide for and require competent, adequate and continuous 
inspection by an inspector satisfactory lo the architect or regis- 
tered engineer in general responsible charge of observation of 
the work of construction, toany architect or registered engineer 
delegated responsibility for a portion of the work, and to DSA. 
The cost of project inspection shall be paid for by the school 
board. An inspector shall not have any current employment 
relationship with any entity that is a contracting party for the 
construction. An approved project inspector may be removed 
and replaced if the work performed is not in conformance with 
accepted inspection standards as determined by the school dis- 
trict and the project architect and engineer with the concur- 
rence of DSA. 

For every project there shall be a project inspector who shall 
have personal knowledge as defined in Sections 17309 and 
81141 of the Education Code of all work done on the project or 
its parts as defined in Section 4-3 1 6. No work shall be carried 
on except under the inspection of a project inspector approved 
by DSA. On large projects adequate inspection may require the 
employment of one or more approved assistant inspectors. The 
employment of special inspectors or assistant inspectors shall 
not be construed as relieving the project inspector of his or her 
duties and responsibilities under Sections 17309 and SI 141 of 
the Education Code and Sections 4-336 and 4-342 of these reg- 
ulations. A project inspector shall, under the direction of the 
architect and'or engineer, be responsible for monitoring the 
work of the special inspectors and testing laboratories to ensure 
that the testing program is satisfactorily completed. 

The project inspector and any assistant inspector must be 
approved by DSA for each individual project. An inspector 
shall have had at least three years experience in inspection or 
construction work on building projects of a type similar lo the 
project for which the inspector is applying for approval. An 
inspector shall not be less than 25 years of age. Prior to being 
eligible for approval, any project inspector or any assistant 
inspector must also be DSA-certified. 

An inspector becomes DSA-cerlified by successfully com- 
pleting a written examination administered by DSA. The 
examination measures the applicant's ability to read and com- 
prehend construction plans as well as the construction, inspec- 
tion and testing requirements of the California Bt/ilJriig 
Standards Code. Examinations are given in four classes. A 
Class 1 certified inspector may be approved to inspect any pro- 
ject. A Class 2 certified inspector may be approved lo inspect 
any project, except a project containing one or more new large 
structures with a primary lateral load-resisting system of steel, 
masonry or concrete. A Class 3 certified inspector may be 
approved to inspect projects containing alterations to approved 
buildings, site placement of relocatable buildings and con- 
struction of minor structures. A Class 4 certified inspector may 
be approved lo inspect projects containing site placement of 
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DSA may charge an examination fee to recover reasonable 
fees and costs. Application for approval of a project inspector 
or assistant inspector shall be made on Form DSA-5 [see Sec- 
tion 4-341 (d)]. DSA forms are available at any of the DSA 
regional offices, or on the Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa. 

(c) Special inspection. Special inspection by inspectors spe- 
cially approved by DSA may be required on masonry construc- 
tion, glued'laminated lumber fabrication, wood framing using 
timber connectors, manufactured trusses, epoxy repair of wood 
or concrete, concrete batching, shoicrete application, pre- 
stressed concrete member fabrication or post-iensioning oper- 
ations, structural steel fabrication, high-strength steel bolt 
installations, shop and field welding, pile driving, electrical, 
and mechanical work. 

A special inspector may be required to be approved by DSA 
for an individual project. Application for approval of a special 
inspector shall be made on an Inspector's QLi^lification Form 
(Form DSA-5) and submitted to DSA for review. A special 
inspectorshallnotbe less than 25 years ofage, shall have had at 
least three years ""experience in construction work or inspection 
responsibilities on one or more projects similar to the project 
for which the inspector is applying, shall have a thorough 
knowledge of the building materialsof his or her specialty, and 
shall be able to read and interpret plans and specifications. 
DSA may require evidence of the proposed inspector's knowl- 
edge and experience by successful completion of a written 
and/or oral examination by the applicant before approval is 
granted. DSA may charge a fee to administer such examina- 
tions. DSA will maintain a list of special inspectors who have 
successfully completed an examination by DSA. and contin- 
ued eligibility to remain on that list will be dependent on dem- 
onstrated acceptable performance of duties assigned. 

The project inspector may perform special inspections if the 
project inspector has been specially approved by DSA for such 
purpose and has the time available to complete the special 
inspections in addition to project inspection work. 

The detailed inspection of all work covered by this section is 
the responsibility of the project inspector when special inspec- 
tion is not provided (see Section 4-342). 

Where responsibility for observation of construction for 
mechanical work and electrical work is not delegated to profes- 
sional engineers registered in these particular branches of engi- 
neering [see Section 4-316 (b)], special mechanical and 
electrical inspection shall be provided. 

DSAmay require special inspection for any shop fabrication 
procedures that preclude the complete inspection of the work 
after assembly. DSA may require special inspection at the site 
in addition to those listed above iffound necessary because of 
the special use of material or methods of construction. 

Approved special inspectors shall submit in a timely manner 
verified reports as required by Section 4-336 for the special 
work covered. 

Special inspectors shall periodically submit reports of 
inspections to DSA, the design professional in general respon- 
sible charge of observation, the structural engineer and ihe pro- 
ject inspector. 



Construction work that the special inspector finds not to be 
in compliance with the approved plans and specifications, and 
which is not immediately corrected upon notifying the contrac- 
tor, shall be reported immediately to the project inspector, 
DSA, the architect and the structural engineer. 

The costs of all special inspection required by this subsec- 
tion shall be paid for by the school board, but if so specified in 
the contract documents the amount paid may be collected from 
the contractor by the school board. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and HI 142. 

Rtftrtncc: Educalion Code Seclions 172S0. 17309, 17311, SI 130. KI139. 
31 Ml and SI 143. 

HISTORY: 

1. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slate ArchU 
tecl'Stmclural Safety Section to amend Section 4-333, Part 1, Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 

2. (DSA/SS 2/95) Regular order by the Division of the State Archilect/ 
Struclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-333. Filed with Ihe secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^il 14. 1996. becomes eflectlve September 13, 
1996. Approved by ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

4-334. Supervision by tlic division of the state architect. 

During construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, repair, 
alteration of. or addition to any school building. DSA. as pro- 
vided by the Act, shall make such site visits as in its judgment 
are necessary forproperenforcementof the Act and the protec- 
tion of the safety of the pupils, the teachers and the public. If at 
any time as the work progresses, prior to the issuance of the cer- 
tification of compliance it is found that modifications or 
changes are necessary to secure safety or to comply with code 
requirements, DSA shall notify the responsible architect, or 
responsible structural engineer and school district, of the 
necessity for such modifications or changes. 

Aulbority: Education Code Seclions 173 10 and SI 142. 
Reference: EducatioD Code Sections I73II andEII43. 
HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe Office of tlie Slate Archi- 
lecl/Stmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-334, Part 1. Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive Ju[> 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
missiion on December 9. 1 992, 

4-334-1. Stop work order. 

(a) Whenever DSA fmds any construction work being per- 
formed in a manner contrary to the provisions of this code and 
that would compromise the structural integrity of the building, 
the Department of General Services. State of California, is 
authorized to issue a stop work, order. 

(b) The stop work ordershall be in writing and shall be given 
to the owner of the property involved, or the owner's agent, or 
the person doing the work. Upon issuanceof a stop work, order, 
the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order 
shall state the reason for the order, and the conditions under 
which the cited work will be pentiitted to resume. 

{c) Any person who continues working on the cited work 
after having been served with a stop work order, except such 
work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation 
or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed 
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Aulbority: Educalion Code Seclious 17310 and SI 142. 
Reference: Education Code Seclions 1 7307.5 and 8 1 1 33.5. 

4-335, Tests, 

(a) General. Tests of materials are required as sel forth in 
these regulations. Whenever there is insulTicient evidence of 
compliance with any of the provisions of this code or evidence 
that any material or construction does not conform to ihe 
requirements of this code, DSA may require tests as proof of 
compliance to be made at no expense to DSA. Test methods 
shall be as specified by this code or by other recognized and 
accepted test standards. If there are no recognized and accepted 
test methods for the proposed alternate, the architect or engi- 
neer shall submit written test procedures for review and accep- 
tance by DSA. 

All tests shall be made by an approved agency. Where job 
conditions warrant, the architect or registered engineer may 
waive certain tests with the approval of DSA. A copy of the list 
of structural tests and inspections prepared by the responsible 
architect or structural engineer and acceptable to DSA shall be 
provided to the designated testing agency and the project 
inspector prior to the start of construction. 

(b) Performance of Icsts. The school board shall, with the 
advice of the architect or structural engineer, select a testing 
agency acceptable lo DSA to conduct the required tests and 
inspections for the project. The testing agency shall be directly 
employed by the school board and not be in the employ of any 
other agency or individual. 

An acceptable testing agency shall have management, labo- 
ratory and field supervisory personnel with at least five years 
experience in the inspection and testing ofthe work and materi- 
als of construction. The testing agency shall further have ade- 
quate facilities, equipment and technical references to permit 
the performance of inspections and testing incompliance with 
applicable regulations and standards. 

A letter of acceptance by DSA shall be issued to the testing 
agency and shall stale that the testing agency has demonstrated 
that it has met the criteria established by DSA for performance 
ofthe inspection of work and testing of materials. 

Test samples or specimens of material for testing shall be 
taken by the architect or registered engineer, his or her repre- 
sentative, the inspector or a representative of the testing 
agency. In no case shall the contractor or vendor select the sam- 
ple or specimens. 

Sampling, preparation of samples and tests shall be in accor- 
dance with the standards as provided for in the approved speci- 
fications or in the applicable building regulations. 

Where a sample has failed to pass the required tests the 
architect or engineer, subject to the approvalof DSA, may per- 
mit retest ofthe sampled material. 

(c) Payments, The school board shall pay for all tests, but if 
so specified the amount or a portion thereof may be collected 
from the contractor by the school board. When in the opinion of 
the architect or registered engineer, additional tesis are 
required because ofthe manner in which the contractor exe- 
cutes his or her work, such tests shall be paid for by the 
schoolboard, but if so specified the amouni paid may be col- 
lected from the contractor by the school board. Examples of 



such tests are: tests of material substituted for previously 
accepted materials, retests made necessary by the failure of 
material to comply with the requirements ofthe specifications, 
and load tests necessary because certain portions ofthe struc- 
ture have not fully met specification or plan requirements. 

(d) Test reports. One copy of all test reports shall be for- 
warded to DSA. the architect, the structural engineer and the 
project inspector by the testing agency within 14 days ofthe 
date of the test. Such reports shall include all tests made, 
regardless ofwhether such tests indicate that the material is sat- 
isfactory or unsatisfactory. Records of special sampling opera- 
tions as required shall also be reported. The reports shall show 
that the material or materials were sampled and tested in accor- 
dance with the requirements of these regulations and with the 
approved plans and specifications. In the case of materials such 
as masonry, concrete or steel, test reports shall show the speci- 
fied design strength. All reports of test results shall also defi- 
nitely state whether or not the material or materials tested 
comply with requirements of the plans and specifications. 
Reports of test results of materials not found to be in compli- 
ance with the requirements ofthe plans and specifications shall 
be forwarded immediately to DSA, the architect, the structural 
engineer and the project inspector. 

(e) Vcririeation of test reports. Each testing agency shall 
submit to DSA at the completion of the testing program or 
when required by DSAa verified report covering all ofthe rests 
and inspections that were required to be made by that agency. 
Such report shall be furnished any time that work on the project 
is suspended, or services ofthe testing lab are terminated, cov- 
ering the tests up to that time. 

The verified report shall be signed, under penalty of perjury. 
by the professional engineer charged with engineering mana- 
gerial responsibility for the laboratory. The verified report shall 
indicate that all rests and inspections were made as required by 
the approved plans and specifications, and shall list any non- 
compliant tests or inspections that have not been resolved by 
the date ofthe verified report. In the event that not all required 
tests or inspections were made by the laboratory making this 
verified report, those tests or inspections not made shall be 
listed on the verified report, 

.'Vullioriry: Education Code Seclioiis 173 10 and SI 142. 

Reference: Educalion Code Seclion? 1 7309 and S I 1 4 1 . 

HISTORY; 

1. (OSA/SS 1/921 Regular order by Ihe Office of tlie Slate Archie 
tecl/Stmclural Safely Seclion lo amend Seclion 4-335. Pari I , Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secrelary of slale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1 993.. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mi^Siion on December 9, 1952, 

4-336- Verified reports. 

(a) GcneraL Sections 17309 and 81141 ofthe Act require 
that from time to time as the work of construction progresses, 
the architect, structural engineer or professional engineer in 
charge of observation of construction ofthe work, each archi- 
tect or registered engineer delegated responsibility for a por- 
tion of the work, the project inspector, approved special 
inspectors, and the contractor shall each make and sign under 
penalty of perjury, a duly verified report lo DSA upon a pre- 
scribed form or forms, showing that of his or her own personal 
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has been performed and materialshave been used and installed 
in every material respect in compliance with the duly approved 
plans and specifications, and setting forth such detailed state- 
ments of fact as shall be required. 

The term "personal knowledge"" as applied to an architect or 
registered engineer means the personal knowledge that is 
obtained from periodic visits of reasonable frequency to the 
project site for the purpose of general observation of the work, 
andthatis obtained from the reporting ofothers on the progress 
of the work, testing of materials, inspection and superinten- 
dence of the work. The exercise of reasonable diligence to 
obtain the facts is required. 

The term "personal knowledge" as applied to an inspector 
means the actual personal knowledge that is obtained from the 
inspector's personal continuous inspection of the work in all 
stages of its progress. For work perfonned away from the site, 
the project inspector may obtain personal knowledge from the 
reporting oftesting or special inspection of materials and work- 
manship for compliance with approved plans, specifications 
and applicable standards. The exercise of reasonable diligence 
to obtain the facts is required. 

The term ''personal knowledge" as applied to the contractor 
means the personal knowledge gained from constructing the 
building. The exercise of reasonable diligence to obtain the 
facts is required. 

(b) Report form. Verified reports shall be made on Form 
DSA'6 by inspectors and contractors and Form DSA-6A/E by 
architects and engineers. Form DSA-6A/E may be filed either 
separately or jointly by architects and engineers. DSA forms 
are available on the Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any 
of the DSA regional offices. 

(c) Required filing. Verified reports shall be made as fol- 
lows: 

L By each contractor having a contract with the owner, at 
the completion of the contract. 

2. By the architect, registered engineers, project inspector 
and approved special inspectors at the completion of 
the school building. 

3. By the architect, registered engineers, project inspector 
and contractor at the suspension of all work for a period 
of more than one month. 

4. By the architect, registered engineer, project inspector, 
approved special inspector, or contractor whose ser- 
vices in connection with the project have been termi- 
nated for any reason. 

5. At any time a verified report is requested by DSA. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclious 173 10 and HI 142. 

Reftrtncc: Ed uca I ion Code ScclionE 1730^ and 81 141. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slale Archi- 
lect/Slmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-336, Pari I , Tille 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecrelary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Cons- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-337. Semimonthly reports. In addition to the verified 
reports (Section 4-336) the project inspector shall make semi- 
monthly reports of the progress of construction to the architect 
or registered engineer in general responsible charge and the 



structural engineer if delegated to observe the structural por- 
tion of the construction. A copy of each such report shall be sen! 
directly to the school board and directly to DSA. 

Semimonthly reports shall state the name ofthe building, the 
school and the school district, and give the file and application 
numben The reports shall include a list of ofTicial visitors to the 
project and whom they represent, a brief statement of the work 
done, instructions received from the architect or registered 
engineer during the period covered by the report and pertinent 
information regarding any unusual conditions or questions that 
may have arisen at the job. The semimonthly report shall 
include problems or noncomplying conditions which have 
occurred on the project and how ihey were resolved or brought 
into compliance. Forms are not provided by DSA for semi- 
monthly reports. Failure to comply with this sectionjn a timely 
manner (seven days after reporting period), will be cause for 
DSA to withdraw approval of the inspector 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and Hi \A2. 

RerprcnceiEdiLcalLDnCodeSeclLons I72S0. 17309, 17310.81 HO, SI 141 and 

S1142. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSA/SS 1/921 Regular order by the Office of tlie Slate Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-337. Pari I . Tille 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive Ju[> 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-338. Addenda and change orders. 

(a) General. Work shall be executed in accordance with the 
approved plans addenda and change orders. Changes in the 
plans and specifications shall be made by addenda or change 
orders approved by DSA. [See Section 4-3 IS (b).] 

(b) Addenda. Changes or alterations of the approved plans 
or specifications prior to letting a construction contract for the 
work involved shall be made by means of addenda which shall 
be submitted to and approved by DSA prior to distribution to 
contractors. Original copies of addenda shall be stamped and 
signed by the architect or engineer in general responsible 
charge of preparation of the plans and specifications and by the 
architect or registered engineer delegated responsibility for the 
portion affected by the addenda. [See Section 4-317 (h).] One 
copy of each addendum is required for the files of DSA. 

(c) Change orders. Changes or alterations of the approved 
plansor specifications aftera contract for the work has been let 
shall be made only by means of change orders submitted to and 
approved by DSA prior to commencement of the work shown 
thereon. Change orders shall state the reason for the change and 
the scope of work to be accomplished, and, where necessary, 
shall be accompanied by supplementary drawings referenced 
in the text of the change order. All change orders and supple- 
mentary drawings shall be stamped and signed by the architect 
or engineer in general responsible charge of observation of the 
work of construction of the project and by the architect or regis- 
tered engineer delegated responsibility for observation of the 
portion of the work of construction affected by the change 
order, shall bear the approval of the school board and shall indi- 
cate the associated change in the project cost, if any. One copy 
of each change order is required for the files of DSA. 

(d) Preliminary change orders. In order to expedite con- 
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Preliminary change orders shall meet all the requirements nec- 
essary for a change order, with the exception of the approval of 
the school board and the associated change, if any, in costs. The 
preliminary change orderdoesnotrequire the stamp or seal, but 
does require the signature of the architect or engineers. Work 
may proceed in accordance with the approved preliminary 
change orden 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 1 73 10 and SI 142. 

Reftrtncc: Education Code Seclion^ 12927 and El 134. 

HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe OfTice oi the Slate Archi- 
tect 'Stmclura I Safety Section to amend Section 4-33S, Pari 1, Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the CaLifomifl Building Standards Com- 
mi^Srion on December 9.1')')2. 

4-339. Final ccrlification of construction. The certification 
of compliance by DSA for public school building projects will 
be issued when the work has been completed in accordance 
with the requirements as to safely of design and construction of 
Sections 17280-17316 and 81130^81147 of the Education 
Code. The certification of compliance will not be issued until 
the owner has filed a notice of completion with DSA. 

The certification by DSA may be evidenced either by letter 
or by certificate. A certificate of compliance will, in general, be 
issued only for large new projects where the board may desire 
to display such certificate in a conspicuous place. The letter or 
certificate of compliance will be directed to the school board. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and H1I42. 

Reference: EditcoUon Code Sections 17310 and 8L 142, 

HISTORY: 

I. {OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe Office of tlie Slate Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safely Section lo amend Section 4-339. Pari I , Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of slate on December 15, \992\ effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mi5!iion on December 9. 1 '}'}2. 



ARTICLE 6 
DUTIES UNDER THE ACT 

4-34L Duties of Ihe architect^ structural engineer or profes- 
sional engineer. 

(a) General. The architect or professional engineer is 
responsible to the school board and to DSA to see that the com- 
pleted work confonns in every material respect to these regula- 
tions and to the approved plans and specifications. (See Section 
4-3 16.) The responsible architect or engineer may. if so autho- 
rized, act as agent for Ihe school board in completing and sub- 
mitting the application Form DSA-1 to DSA. (See Section 
4-315.) 

The architect or registered engineer in no way is relieved of 
any responsibility by the activities of DSA in the performance 
of its duties. 

(h) General responsible charge. The architect, structural 
engineer or professional engineer in general responsible 
charge shall advise the school board in regard to filing of the 
application for approval of plans, the selection of an inspector 
and the selection of a testing laboratory. The responsible archi- 
tect or engineer shall prepare plans, specifications, design cal- 
culations and other data and shall prepare addenda and change 
orders authorized by the school board and as required by condi- 



tions on the project. The responsible architect or engineer shall 
make, or cause to be made, the corrections required on the vari- 
ous documents to comply with the requirements of these regu- 
lations. 

The responsible architect or engineer shall perform general 
observation of the work of construction, interpret the approved 
drawings and specifications and shall provide the project 
inspector and testing agency with a complete set of stamped 
plans, specifications, addenda and change orders prior to the 
start o f con s I rue lion. 

In general. DSA directs all technical correspondence to the 
architect or registered engineer in general responsible charge 
of the project. 

(c) Delegated responsibility. An architect or registered 
engineer to whom responsibility has been delegated shall, 
under the general direction of the design professional in gen- 
eral responsible charge, prepare plans, specifications, calcula- 
tions and other data, and make corrections on these documents 
as required to comply with these regulations. Such architect or 
registered engineer shall consult with the design professional 
in general responsible charge in the preparation of addenda and 
change orders and the selection of inspectors and testing labo- 
ratory. The architect or registered engineer shall indicate his or 
her responsibility for the documents, which affect his or her 
portion of the work and are presented to DSA for approval, by 
his or her stamp and signature thereon. The architect or regis- 
tered engineer shall observe the work of construction of his or 
her portion of the project and shall consult with the design pro- 
fessional in general responsible charge in the interpretation of 
the approved drawings and specifications. 

(d) .Approval of inspectors. The architect or registered 
engineer in general responsible charge shall submit to DSA the 
name of the person proposed as project inspector of the work, 
together with an outline of his or her e.\perience and pertinent 
qualifications on Fonn DSA-5, 10 days prior to the time of 
starting construction work. The submittal of the Inspector's 
Qualification Record for an assistant inspector, or when 
required for a special inspector, shall be madea minimum of 10 
days priorto the use of the assistant inspector or special inspec- 
tor on the project. DSA fonns are available on the Internet at 
www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any of the DSA regional offices. 

The architect or registered engineer shall provide general 
direction of the work of the project inspector and shall immedi- 
ately notify the school board and DSA by letter if the project 
inspector is found to be unable or unwilling to perform such 
duties properly. This notification shall include a statement as to 
whether the architect or registered engineer is recommending 
that DSA withdraw its approval of the project inspector and 
that the school board terminate the inspector's employment. 
Upon concurrence by DSA with the recommendation of the 
responsible architect or registered engineer the withdrawal of 
the project inspector's approval is automatic and the inspec- 
tor's duties and responsibilities for the project are ended. 

In view of the architect or registered engineer's responsibili- 
ties for directing the activities of the inspector, such architect or 
registered engineer shall review and evaluate the inspector's 
qualifications before recommending the approval of the 
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(e) Report of contract. The architect or registered engineer 
in general responsible charge shall repori contract information 
and time of starling work to DSA. (See Section 4-331.) 

(f) Verified reports. All architects and registered engineers 
having responsibility for observation of the work of construc- 
tion shall maintain such personal contact with the project as is 
necessary to assure themselves ofcompliance in every material 
respect wiih the approved plans and specifications and each 
shall submit verified reports to DSA as required by Section 
4-336. The architect or registered engineer in general responsi- 
ble charge shall also require that the inspector's, the contrac- 
tor's and the other architect's and engineer's verified reports 
are submitted as required, 

(g) Testing program. The architect or registered engineer in 
general responsible charge shall establish the extent of the test- 
ing of materials consistent with the needs of the particular 
project (see Section 4-335) and shall issue specific instructions 
to the testing agency prior to start of construction. He or she 
shall also notify DSA as lo the disposition of materials noted 
on laboratory reports as not conforming to the approved 
specifications. 

Aulhonty: Education Code Sections 1 73 10 and SI 142. 

Reference: Education Code Sections 1 7302, 17309, l73IO,fiM3S, SI 141 and 

SH42, 

HISTORY: 

\. {OSA/SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe OfTice oi the Slate Archi- 
tecl/SLmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-341, Pari 1. Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15. \^^2- elec- 
tive July L 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9» 1992, 

4^342. Duties of the project inspector. 

(£i) General. The project inspector shall act under the direc- 
tion of the architect or registered engineer. The project inspec- 
tor is also subject to supervision by a representative of DSA. 

(b) Duties. The general duties of the project inspector in ful- 
filling his or her responsibilities are as follows: 

\. Continuous inspection requirement. The project 
inspector must have actual personal knowledge, 
obtained by personal and continuous inspection of the 
work of construction in all stages of its progress, that 
the requirements of the approved plans and specifica- 
tions are being completely executed. 

Continuous inspection means complete inspection of 
every part of the work. Work, such as concrete work or 
masonry work which can be inspected only as it is 
placed, shall require the constant presence of the 
inspectorOthertypesof work which can be completely 
inspected after the work is installed may be carried on 
while the inspector is not present. In any case, the 
inspector must personally inspect every part of the 
work. In no case shall the inspector have or assume any 
duties that will prevent the inspector from giving con- 
tinuous inspection. DSA may require verification from 
the project inspector of time spent at the construction 
site during all phases of the work. 

The project inspector may obtain personal knowl- 
edge of the work of construction, either on-site or 
off-site, performed under the inspection of a special 
inspector or assistant inspector (Section 4-333), from 



the reporting of others on testing or inspection of mate- 
rials and workmanship for compliance with the 
approved contract documents. The exercise of reason- 
able diligence to obtain the facts shall be required. 

2. Relations witli arcliitect or engineer. The project 
inspector shall work under the general direction of the 
architect or registered engineer and under the supervi- 
sion of DSA. Any uncertainties in the inspector's com- 
prehension of Ihe plans and specifications shall be 
reported promptly to the architect or registered engi- 
neer for interpretation and instructions. In no case shall 
the instruction of the architect or registered engineer be 
construed to cause work to be done which is not in con- 
formity with the approved contract documents. 

3. Job file. The project inspector shall keep a file of 
approved plans and specifications (including all 
approved addenda or change orders) on the job at all 
times. The inspector, as a condition of employment, 
shall have and maintain on the job at all times, Ihe edi- 
tion of Title 24. Parts 1,2, 3, 4 and 5 referred to in the 
plans and specifications. 

4. Projectinspector'ssemimonthly reports. The project 
inspector shall keep the architect or registered engineer 
thoroughly infonned as to Ihe progress of the work by 
making semimonthly reports in writing as required in 
Section 4-337. 

5. Notilications to DSA. The project inspectors shall 
notify DSA at the following times: 

A. When construction work on the project is started, or 
restarted if previously suspended per Item D below. 

B. At least 48 hours in advance of the time when foun- 
dation trenches will be complete, ready for fooling 
forms. 

C. At least 48 hours in advance of the first placement of 
foundation concrete and 24 hours in advance of any 
subsequent and significant concrete placement. 

D. When all work on the project is suspended for a 
period of more Ihan two weeks. 

6. Construction procedure records. The project inspec- 
tor shall keep a record of certain phases of construction 
procedure including, but not limited to. the following: 

A. Concrete placing operations. The record shall 
show Ihe lime and dale of placing concrete and Ihe 
time and date of removal of fonns in each portion of 
the structure. 

B. Welding operations. The record shall include iden- 
tification marks of welders, lists of defective welds, 
manner of correction of defects, etc. 

C. Penetration under the last 10 blows for each pile 
when piles are driven for foundations. 

All such records of conslruction procedure shall be 
kept on the job until the completion of the work. These 
records shall be made a part of the permanent school 
records. 

7. Deviations. The projecl inspector shall nolily the con- 
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plans and specifications which are not immediately cor- 
rected by the contractor when brought to the contrac- 
tor's attention. Copies of such notice shall be forwarded 
immediately to the architect or registered engineer, and 
to DSA. 

Failure on the part of the project inspector to notify 
the contractor of deviations from the approved plans 
and specifications shall in no way relieve the contractor 
of any responsibility to complete the work covered by 
his or her contract in accordance with the approved 
plans and specifications and all laws and regulations. 

8. Verified report. The project inspector shall make and 
submit directly to DSA verified reports (see Section 
4-336). 

The project inspector shall prepare and deliver to 
DSA detailed statements of fact regarding materials, 
operations, etc., when requested. 

(c) Violations. Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of the 
project inspector to notify the contractor of any work which 
does not comply with the requirements of the approved plans 
and specifications, or failure, refusal or neglect to report imme- 
diately, in writing, any such violation to the architect or regis- 
tered engineer to the school board, and to DSA shall constitute 
a violationof the Act and shall be cause for DSA to lake action 
which may result in the withdrawal of the inspector's approval. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclious 173 10 and S1I42. 

Reftrtncc: Edticalion Code ScclionE 17309, 1731 LSI 141 and S 11 43. 

HISTORY: 

1. {OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by Ihe Office oi llie Slale Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safety Seclion lo amend Section 4-342, Pari I. Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary ol stale on December 15, 1992: effec- 
tive Jul> 1. 1993. Approved by the Caliibrnia Building Standards Com- 
missiion on December 9. 1 9')2. 

4-343. Duties of the conlrRctor. 

(a) Rcsponsibililics. It is the duty of the contractor to com- 
plete the work covered by his or her contract in accordance 
with the approved plans and specifications therefore. The con- 
tractor in no way is relieved of any responsibility by the activi- 
ties of the architect, engineer, inspector or DSA in the 
performance of such duties. 

(b) Performance of the work. The contractor shall care- 
fully study the approved plans and specifications and shall plan 
a schedule of operations well ahead of time. If at any time it is 
discovered that work is being done which is not in accordance 
with the approved plans and specifications, the contractor shall 
correct the work immediately. 

All inconsistencies or items which appear to be in error in the 
plans and specifications shall be promptly called to the atten- 
tion of the architect or registered engineer, through the inspec- 
tor, for interpretation or correction. In no case, however, shall 
the instruction of the architect or registered engineer be con- 
strued to cause work lo be done which is not in conformity with 
the approved plans, specifications and change orders. 

The contractor must notify the project inspector, in advance, 
of the commencment of construction of each and every aspect 
of the work. 



(c) Verified reports. The contractor shall make and submit 
to DSA from time to time, verified reports as required in Sec- 
lion 4-336. 

If work on the building is being done by independent con- 
tractors, having contracts with the school board, verified 
reports shall be submitted by each contractor regardless of the 
lype of work involved. 

Aurhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and SI 142. 

Reftrtncc: Educalion Code Seclions I72S0. 17309. SI 130 and SI 141. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol ihe Slale Arclii- 
lEct/SLmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-343, Pari l.TilLe24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecrelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec^ 
live Ju[> 1. 1993. Approved by the Cahlbrnia Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 

4-344. Duties of mechanical and electrical engineers. The 

architect or struclural engineer in general responsible charge is 
responsible for the designs prepared by the mechanical and 
electrical engineers, except that where plans, specifications 
and estimates for alterations or repairs do not involve architec- 
tural or structural changes said plans, specifications and esti- 
mates may be prepared and work of construction may be 
observed by a professional engineer in general responsible 
charge who is duly qualified to perfonn such services and who 
holds a valid certificate under Chapter 7 of Division 3 of the 
Business and Professions Code for performance of services in 
that branch of engineering in which said plans, specifications, 
and estimates and work of construction are applicable. 

The mechanical or electrical engineer shall fulfill the duties 
outlined in Section 4-341 when assuming general responsible 
charge and shall submit verified reports as required in Section 
4-336. When accepting delegated responsibility he or she shall 
comply with the requirements of Sections 4-336 and 4-341 
insofar as these may relate to the work delegated to him or her. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclions 173 10 and SI 142. 

RcftrtnceiEducalionCode Seclions 17295, 17302, 17309,81133, SI 138 and 

SIMl 

HISTORY: 

J, (OSA/SS 1/921 Regular order by Ihe Office of tlie Slate Archi- 
lecl'Stmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-344, Part 1, Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe secretary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the CaLifornia Building Standards Com- 
missiion on December 9. 1 992. 



ARTICLE? 

EXAMINATION AND REPORT OF 

EXISTING BUILDINGS 

4-34?. Request for cxaniination. 

(a) Examination and report requested of DSA by the 
school district. Upon writlen requesi by Ihe governing board 
of any school dislricl or by at leasl 10 percent of ihe parents 
having pupils enrolled in any school district as certified to by 
the county superintendent of schools, DSA shall make an 
examination and report on the structural condition of any 
school building of the district. DSA must report whether or not 
each building examined is substantially compliant with appli- 
cable code provisions. Whether or not such examination is 
requested of DSA is entirely optional with the district or par- 
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and report DSA acts as the agent of the school district to whom 
DSA makes its report and by whom it is guided in detennining 
the extent and character of the examination made. 

Upon receipt of request for examination, DSA shall furnish 
an application blank. Form DSA-2, which shall be filled out by 
the applicant, supplying such infonnation as is available. DSA 
forms are available on the Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or 
at any of the DSA regional offices. 

DSA is not authorized to prepare plans or make estimates of 
the cost necessary to make such repairs to the building or build- 
ings as are necessary to meet structural safety standards. (See 
Sections 17367 and 81162 of the Education Code.) 

(b) Examination and report by school districfs struc- 
tural engineer The school district may retain a structural engi- 
neer, at the school district's expense, to examine and report on 
the structural condition of any school building of the district. 
The structural engineer shall consult with DSA for guidance as 
to the standard of safety to which the structural condition must 
measure. The structural engineer must report on whether or not 
each of the buildings examined is safe or unsafe for school use. 
and whether or not each of the buildings is substantially com- 
pliant with applicable code requirements as required of DSA 
under Section 4-345 (a) above. 

Aurhority: Educaiion Code Seclions 173 10 and S1I42. 

Reftrtncc: Educalion Code SeclionE 1 73 1 3 and 8 1 1 45. 

H [STORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the Slale Archi- 
lecl/Slmclural Safety Section lo amend Section 4-345, Pari 1. Title 24. 
C.C.R. Filed with ihe siecrelary of stale on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-346- Cost of examinations done by DSA. Upon completion 
of the examination by DSA and the submission of ihe report 
tbereoflo the school board. DSA shall submit a statement of the 
actual expense involved in the examination and preparation of 
report. Payment by the school board shall be made to DSA 
upon receipt of the statement of expense involved unless 
waived by DSA upon recommendation of the state superinten- 
dent of public instruction. 

Aurhority: Education Code Sections 17310 and SI 142. 
Reftrtnce: Education Code Sections 1 73 1 3 and 8 1 1 45. 
HISTORY: 

I. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Otlice ol the Slate Archi- 
tect 'Structural Safety Section to amend Section 4-3 4ti, Part 1, Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the siecrelary of state on December 15. 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 



regarding examination reports shall be referred to the school 
board concerned. 

Aurhority: Education Code Sections 1 73 10 and SI 142. 

Rtftrtnce: Educalion Code Sections 17295. 17313, 11133 and KI145; and 

Health Sl Safely Code Sections 19^50 through 19R53, 

HISTORY: 

1, (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by Ihe Office of the State Archi- 
tecl/Stmctural Safety Section to amend Section 4-350, Part 1, Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of state on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Cnm- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-35L Location of records. A file of school building plans, 
specifications and documents for currently active school pro- 
jects in each of four regions of the state is maintained in the 
respective DSA regional office: Oakland (Region I), Sacra- 
mento (Region II). Los Angeles (Region III) and San Diego 
(Region IV). Completedor closed project files, plans and spec- 
ifications are stored in the State Records Center in Sacramento. 

Aulhority: Education Code Sections 173 10 and HI 142. 

Rcftrcnce: EdiLcation Code Sections 1 7295. 1 7299, 1 7309. g I n_3, SI 1 35 and 

S1141. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office ol the State Archi- 
tect 'Structural Safety Section to amend Section 4-351, Part l,Tille24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the siecrelary of state on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mission on December 9. 1 992. 

4-351. Submission of documents. 

(a) Application. Applications for approval of plans and 
specifications shall be submitted to the DSA regional office 
serving the project location unless specific approval for 
submittal elsewhere is given by the state architect. Processing 
shall be completed by the receiving office but portions of the 
work may be reassigned. 

(b) Construction documents. All documents such as 
notices (see Section 4-33 1 ). qualification records (see Section 
4-333), and verified reports (see Section 4-336), shall be sub- 
mitted to the appropriate DSA regional office according to 
location of project. 

Aulhorily: Education Code Sections 173 10 and HI 142. 

Reference: Education Code Sections 1 7295, 1 7299, 1 7309. B 1 1_3_3, SI 1 35 and 

31141. 

HISTORY: 

1. (0SA;SS 1/92] Regular order by Ihe Office of tlie State Archi- 
tecl 'Structural Safetv Section to amend Section 4-352. Pari I , Title 24, 
C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of state on December 15, 1992; effec- 
tive July 1, 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Com- 
mi&sion on December 9, 1992, 



ARTICLES 
DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS 

4-350- Records. The records pertaining to the supervision of 
the construction of school buildings by ORS are public docu- 
ments and are open to inspection during office hours. Docu- 
ments shall not be taken from Ihe custody of DSA except as 
required by law. 

Examination reports prepared under the provisions of Sec- 
tions 17313 and 81145 of the Act (See Section 4-345) are con- 
sidered to be the property of the school board. Inquiries 



ARTICLE 9 

STATE ADVISORY BOARD TO THE DIVISION OF 

THE STATE ARCHITECT FOR THE FIELD ACT 

4-355- Advisory board- 

(a) CencraL The state architect may appoint an advisory 
board whose duty it is to serve in an advisory capacity to DSA 
in connection with technical or structural matters and with ref- 
erence to regulations and requirements pertaining to the admin- 
istration of the Act. This board shall also act as a board of 
review relating to enforcement of Title 24 for building projects 
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(b) Membership. The board shall consist of 17 members 
appointed by the state architect. Of the appointive members: 
two shall be structural engineers; two shall be architects: one 
shall be a geotechnicai engineer; one shall be a general contrac- 
tor; one shall be a local building official; one shall be an electri- 
cal engineer; one shall be a mechanical engineer; two shall be 
school district personnel; one shall be a project inspector; one 
shall be a fire and panic safety representative; one shall repre- 
sent the field of accessibility compliance; one shall represent 
community colleges personnel; and two shall be members of 
the general public. 

Each member shall be appointed for a term of four years and 
shall hold ofTice until the appointment and qualification of his 
or her successor or until one year has elapsed since the expira- 
tion of the tenn for which he or she was appointed, whichever 
first occurs. No person shall serve as a member of the board for 
more than two consecutive terms. The state architect may 
remove any member of the board for neglect of duty or other 
just cause. All appointed board members may vote. 

The state architect may also appoint up to three additional ex 
officio members. State architect-appointed ex. officio members 
may continue to serve until appointment of their successors by 
the state architect. Appointed ex officio members may vote. 

Appointive members, except for the public members and the 
appointed ex oETicio members, shall be qualified by close con- 
nection with public school and state building design and con- 
struction. They shall be appointed from nominees 
recommended by the governing bodies of California-based 
professional organizations representing school districts, archi- 
tects, engineers construcfion inspectors, construction manag- 
ers, consultants and facility planners, contractors, building 
officials and fire and panic safety representatives. 

There shall be eight state representative members of the 
board, who shall be: the State Architect; the Slate Geologist; 
the Executive Director of the California Seismic Safety Com- 
mission; the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; the 
Chancellor. California Community Colleges; the Director of 
the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development; the 
Deputy Director of the Department of General Services. Real 
Estate Services Division: and, the State Fire Marshal; or their 
officially designated representatives. These members are not 
entitled to vote. 

(c) Meetings. The board shall elect its own chairperson and 
vice chairperson and shall convene upon the call of the chair- 
person or the statearchitect whenever it may be necessary in his 
or her judgment for the board to meet. The board shall adopt 
such rules of procedure as are necessary to enable it to perform 
the obligations delegated to it. The chairperson of the board 
shallathisor her discretion or upon instructions from the board 
designate subcommittees to study and report back to the board 
any technical subject or matter regarding which an independ- 
ent review or further study is desired orregarding which appeal 
is made to the board from decisions or rulings of the office. The 
board members will be reimbursed from the fund defined in 
Secfions 17301 and 81137 of the Act for their reasonable actual 
expenses in attendingmeetings.butshall receive no compensa- 
tion for their services. 



Aulhority: Education Code Seclious 173 10 and HI 142. 
Reference: EdiLcmion Code SeclLon^ I7!i 10 and SI 142. 
HISTORY: 

1. Editorial renumbering of Article 5 (o Anicle 9 to correct printing error 
(Register S3. No. 45]. 

2. (OSA/SS 1/92) Regular order by the Office of llie Slate ArchU 
tecl'Stmclural Safety Seclion (o amend Section 4-355. Part I , Title 24, 
C C.R. Filed with die siecrelary of stale on December 15, 1992; effec^ 
Live July 1. 1993. Approved by the California Building Standards Cnm- 
mission on December 9, 1 992. 



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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 4 

Administrative Regulations for the 

Division ol' State Architect^ Struetural Safety 

(Title 24^ Part 1^ California Code of Regulations) 



The format ofihe history notes has been changed to be consis- 
tent with the other parts of the Califonua Bfiihiing Stmukirtls 
Code. The history notes for prior changes remain within the 
text of this code. 

1. (DSA-SS 1/02) Chapter 4, Section 4-309. Reconstruc- 
tion or Alternation Projects in Excess of £25,000 in Cost. 
Approved by the Building Standards Commission on May 14. 
2003 and effective 1 80 days after publication. 

2. (DSA-SS EF 02/03) Emergency adoption/approval of 
technical design and construction building standards for the 
adaptive reuse of existing building public school use: CCR. 
Title 24. Part I. Approved by the California Building Standards 
Commission on May 14. 2003 and filed with Secretary of State 
on May 15, 2003. Effective May 15.2003. 

3. (DSA'SS EF 04/03) Emergency re-adoption/re-approval 
of technical design and construction building standards for ihe 



adaptive reuse of existing building public school use: CCR. 
Title 24, Part I. Approved by the California Building Standards 
Commission on July 16, 2003 and filed with Secretary of State 
on September 10, 2003. Effective September 10, 2003. 

4. (DSA-SS EF 04/03) Emergency re-adoption/re-approval 
of technical design and construction building standards for the 
adaptive reuse of existing building public school use: CCR, 
Title 24, Part I. Approved as permanent by the California 
Building Standards Commission on January 7, 2004 and filed 
with the Secretary of State on January 8, 2004. Effective Janu- 
ary 8, 2004. 

5. (DSA-SS 03/06) Editorial amendments to administrative 
standards for public elementary and secondary schools and 
community colleges which correlate with DSA-SS adoption of 
the 2006 Inienialioual Building Code into Part 2 of Title 24. 
Effective January 1,2008. 



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CHAPTER 5 

ACCESS TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS BY 
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 



ARTICLE 1 
COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES 

5-lOL Purpose. These regulations implement Sections 4450 
elseq. ofllie Government Code to ensure that where siale funds 
are utilized for the constriiction or alteration of any public 
building or facility or where the funds of counties, municipali- 
ties or other political subdivisions are utilized for the construc- 
tion or alteration of elementary, secondary or community 
college buildings and facilities that the plans and specifications 
forsuch buildings and facilities are reviewed by the Division of 
the State Architect (DSA) and certified to be in compliance 
with California law requiring access for persons with 
disabilities prior to a contract being awarded. 

Aurhoritj': (iovemnienl Code Sections 4450, 4453 and 4454. 

RcFcrcncc: Govcrnmeni Code Section 4454. 

HISTORY: 

1. New Group 2 (§§8 1 through 86) filed 3-5-71 as an emergency: effec- 
tive on Filing. Cerlificale of Compliance included jRegisler 71. No. 
10]. For liLstoiA' of former Group 2 see Register bfa. No. 3S. 

2. A mend men I tiled 1I-24-7S; designa led effective 1-1-79 (Regisler 7S, 
No. 47). 

5-102- General. For the purpose of assuring compliance with 
minimum requirements for accessibility by persons with 
disabilities, the governmental agency controlling the appropri- 
ation from which the project is funded shall submit an applica- 
tion, together with plans and full, complete and accurate 
specifications and filing fee, to the State Architect. The DSA 
will process the documents. Written approval shall be obtained 
prior to award of a construction contract. 

Aulbarir>': Ciovemnienl Code Section 4453. 

Rercrcnce: Governmenl Code Section 4454. 

HISTORY: 

I. Amendment tiled ll-24-7S^ designaled efTective 1-1-79 (Register 7S. 
No. 47K 

5-103- Applicalion. For each project to be reviewed and certi- 
fied, a separate application (Form DSA' I) shall be submitted to 
the DSA. The application shall be accompanied by a complete 
set of project plans and specifications and an appropriate filing 
fee (see Section 5-104). 

The above documents shall be submitted to one of the fol- 
lowing regional offices: 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA REGIONAL OFFICE 

1515 Clay Street. Suite 1201 

Oakland, California 94612 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT 

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL OFFICE 

1102 Street, Suite 5200 

Sacramento. CA95814 



DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT 

LOS ANGELES BASIN REGIONAL OFFICE 

700 North Alameda St.. Suite 5-500 

Los Angeles, California 90012 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT 

SAN DIEGO REGIONAL OFFICE 

16680 West Bernardo Drive 

San Diego, CA 92127 

The application shall be considered received when all the 
required documents and fees have been received by the office 
and the application number assigned. 

The documents submitted for review and used for certifica- 
tion shall be retained by the DSA. 

Aulhoriry: Governmenl Code Seclion 4454 
Reftrtnce: Governraem Code Section 4454. 
HISTORY; 

1. Amendment filed 1I-34-7S; designaled effective 1-1-79 (Reeister7B, 
No. 47 K For prior historv, see Register 76, No. 25. 

2. Remimbering and amendmenl of former Section S3 to Seclion B3.1 
filed K-30-S4; efTeclive upon llling pursuani to Government Code Sec- 
tion 1 1 34G.2(d) (Register S4. No. 35). 

3. ErTQium lo reflecl localions of office?. 

5-104, Fees. 

(a) The filing fee for projects under applications received on 
or after September I, 1984 shall be two-tenths of one percent 
(0.2%) of the first S500.000.00 of the estimated project cost 
plus one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the project cost greater 
than S500,000.00 up to and including S2,000,000.00 plus one- 
hundredth of one percent (0.01%) of the excess of the esti- 
mated project cost over S 2. 000 ,000. 00, except that the mini- 
mum fee in any case shall be £200.00, 

Example of filing fee to accompany application: 



Estimaled project cost = ^2^0,000.00 

.002 ' S250.000.00 
Estimaled project cost = SI, 500,000.00 



S 500.00 



,002 ' S 5 00 ,000 .00 


= 


S 1,000.00 


,001 ' si,ooo,ooo,oo 


^ 


1,000,00 
S2.000.00 


Estimaled project cost = S5,000,000.00 




.002 ' S 5 00 ,000 .00 


= 


SI 000.00 


.001 ' SI, 500,000.00 


= 


1.500.00 


,0001 ' S3,000,000.00 


- 


300.00 
S2.S00.00 



(b) The fee schedule in effect at the time of filing shall apply 
throughout the duration of such application. 

(c) if the actual project cost exceeds the estimated cost by 
more than 5 percent, a further fee for such projects shall 
become due and shall be equal to the difference between the fil- 
ing fee paid and the amount computed under the schedule 
above using the actual cost of the project. The actual project 
cost shall be determined as directed in Section 5- 1 05 and billed 
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(d) If the applicant requests the cancellation or withdrawal of 
the application and return of the plans and specifications and 
filing fee, this shall be granted unless ihe review has begun. No 
portion of ihe filing fee can be returned after the review has 
started. 

Aulharlt}': dDv^mmenl Code Seclion 4453. 
Reftrtncc: Government Code Seclion 4454. 
HISTORY: 

1 . New section filed 8-30-S4; ctTeclive upon filing pursuanl lo Govern- 
menl Code Section 1 1346.2(d) (Regisler R4, No. 35). 

2. {OSA/AC-A I/S9) Editorial trant^fe^ from CCR, Title 21 to Tide 24 
11-1-39. 

3. iOSA/AC-A 2/89) Amend CCR, Title 24, Part I, Sec. 5-104 {a] (b), 
efleclive 1-1-90. Approved by Building Standards Commission 
10-30-Sfl. 

4. (OSA/ACEF l/92)Eniergency order by the Office ol the Slate Archi- 
tect/Access Compliance to amend Section 5-104 {a). Pari I, Title 24. 
Calit'orniiL Code of Regulation?. Filed a? an emergency order with Ihe 
secretary of state February 25, 1992; effective March 1, 1992. 
Approved 35 an emergency by the Call tbrnia Building StaDdards Com- 
mission on February 24. 1 992. 

5. (OSA/ACEF l/92)Eniergency order by the Office of the Slate Archi- 
tect/Access Compliance to amend Section 5-104 [a J. Pari I, Title 24. 
California Code of Regulations: approved by Ihe California Building 
Standards Commission on February 24, 1992; filed as an emergencv 
order with ihe secretary of slate Februarv 25, 1992.and effective March 
1. 1992, has lapsed. No action was lake n by Ihe OS A/ AC lo make ihese 
regulations permanent; therefore, ihe initial regulations are back in 
effect as of June 29, 1992. 

5-105- Projcctcost. For purposes of determining the fees, both 
the estimated and aciiial project cost shall be Ihe co.st for Ihe 
tolal outlay contemplated for ail work included in the certified 
plans and specifications. The term ""project" shall be defined as 
all buildings and other structures, together with the develop- 
ment of the site, but in Ihe event the plans and specifications 
submitted with the application do not provide for the construc- 
tion of, addition or alteration lo a building or structure, then it 
shall be for the site development proposed in the application. 

The actual project cost shall include all items which are nor- 
mally considered lo be contractors operation costs. Addenda or 
change order items which increase the contract amount shall be 
included in the final actual project cost computation. 

All fees and/or reimbursable charges paid the construction 
managers shall be included in the actual project cost. When the 
contract for the work includes items not otherwise subject to 
the approval of the office and not included in the approved 
plans and specifications the actual cost shall include this work 
unless such costs are segregated by separate bid items or by 
separately priced items of change orders, or by a certified copy 
of the subcontractor's bid. Such segregation shall not be made 
by contract price breakdown or estimates. 

Aulhority: Ciovernnienl Code Section 4454. 
Reference: Government Code Section 4454. 
HISTORY: 

I . New section filed S-30-S4; effective upon Uling pursuant lo Govern- 
ment Code Section 1 134&.2 id) (Regisler R4, No. 35). 

5-106. Revision of plans and specifications. No additional 
fee is charged upon submission of revisions to the approved 
plans and specifications, provided that the entire matter is actu- 
ally one transaction having to do with the same project and the 
revisions do not require substantial review for accessibility. If 
the original plans are abandoned and the plans and specifica- 
tions submitted in lieu thereof are in fact for a new project 



rather than an identical project, orwhere a modified set of plans 
is for an essentially different concept, it is necessary that a new 
application be filed and a fee paid. This is regardless of the fact 
that the project may have the same name, be of the same general 
size, and be situated at the same location as the project for 
which the original application was made. 

Authority: Government Code Section 4454 
Reference: Government Code Section 4454. 
HISTORY: 

I, New section filed S-30-S4: effective upon Hiing pursuant lo Govern- 
ment Code Section 1 1 34(i.2(d) (Register R4, No. 35). 

5-107- Billing for furtlicr fees. For public school projects the 
DSA shall determine whether or not further fees are due and 
shall bill the district for such further fees. 

For projects other than public schools, the applicant or 
owner shall submit lo the office a report verifying the actual 
project cost within 90 days after the completion of the project. 
This actual project cost shall be the basis for the further fee 
computation. The accuracy and timely submission of this 
actual project cost report shall be the responsibility of the 
owner or his designated agent. The owner shall be billed for 
further fees upon completion of the project or portion thereof if 
fee is due. 

Authoritj': Ciovernnienl Code Section 4454 
Reference: Government Code Section 4454. 
HISTORY: 

I . New section filed S-30-S4; erteclLve upon filing pursuant lo Govern- 
ment Code Section 11346.2(d)fRegis1er B4, No. 35). 

5-108- Refunds. Claims for refunds of five dollars or less due 
to errors in cost reporting or fee computation shall be made 
within one year from the date of payment. 

Aurhoritj': Ciovernnienl Code Section 4454 
Reference: Government Code Section 4454. 
HISTORY: 

I . New section tiled S-30-S4; effective iipoD filing pursuant lo Govern- 
ment Code Section 11346.2(d)fRegis1er E4, No. 35). 

5-109- Review of plans and specificaMons. The DSA will 
review the submitted documents to ensure that the require- 
ments cited in Article 1 are fully met. 

.'Vuchority: Cjovemment Code Seclion 4453 
Reference: Government Code Seclion 4454. 
HISTORY: 

I. Amendment tiled 1I-24-7S; designated effective I-I-79 (Regisier7S. 

No. 47). 

5-110. Written approval. 

(a) Approval obtained. Upon completion of review. DSA 
will return lo the awarding authority a written approval, if the 
documents comply with the requirements. This approval of the 
application constitutes the ''written approval" required by Sec- 
tion 4454 of the Government Code. No changes or revisions 
shall be made following written approval which affect access 
compliance items unless such changes or revisions are submit- 
ted to the DSA for approval. 

(b) Approval denied. If the documents fail to meet the 
requirements of these regulations. DSA will return lo the 
awarding authority the plans with corrections noted thereon 
together with instructions for resubmiital of the plans and spec- 
ifications. The corrected plans are the properly of the Division 
of the State Architect and shall be returned within six months or 



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the application will be void. No valid construction contraci 
may be awarded before written approval is obtained. 

(c) Unauthorized deviations. In the event that there is an 
unauthorized deviation from the requirements of these regula- 
tions with respect to the standards specified, the same shall be 
rectified by full compliance therewith within ninety ^90) days 
after discovery of such deviation. 

(d) Notification. Where the Slate Architect is the enforce- 
ment authority and any project is proposed to be approved and 
such approval action would deny accessibility either required 
by Sections 4450 and 445S. inclusive, of the Government Code 
to persons with disabilities, or by reason of an equivalent facili- 
tation exception granted pursuant to Section 445 1 of the Gov- 
ernment Code, the State Architect shall notify affected persons 
with disabilities or organizations and others who have made 
written requests to be informed as to such proposals under con- 
sideration. 

Aulbority: Governmenl Code SecliQns4450 flnd44G0 and Health and Safely 
Code Section 1S949. 

Reference: Government Code Seclion 4460. 

HISTORY: 

1. Amendment llled ll-24-7S^ designaled efTeclive 1-1-79 (Register 7S. 
No. 47K 

2. New subsection (d) llled 3-6-S 1 as an emergency: effective upon filing 
(Register 81, No. 10). A CenificaleofCompliance must be transom itted 
lo OAL within 120 days or emergency language iiill be repealed on 
7-4-81. 

3. Order of Repeal of 3-6-81 emergency order tiled 3- 1 3-8 1 by OAL pur- 
suant to Government Code Seclion 1 1349.6 (Regisler EU No. 1 1). 

4. New subsection (d) filed 7-28-82; effective thirtieth day (Register S2. 
No. 31). 

5. Amendment of subsection (a) tiled 7-17-S5; effeclive thirtieth dav 
thereafter (Register 85, No. 29) 

5-IIL General requirements. General requirements and 
building standards are located in Title 24, Piirt 2. 



ARTICLE 2 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT— ACCESS 

COMPLIANCE PROCESSING PRODUCT 

APPROVALS 

January 1, 2001 

Detectable warning products and directional surfaces installed 
after January I, 2001 shall be evaluated by an independent 
entity, selected by the Department of General Services. Divi- 
sion of the State Architect. Access Compliance, for all occu- 
pancies, including transportation and other outdoor 
environments, except tliat when products and surfaces are for 
use in residential housing, evaluation shall be in consultation 
with the Department of Housing and Community Develop- 
ment. See Government Code Section 4460. 

5-201. Processing independent entity evaluation approvals 
(lEEA). Independent Entity Evaluation Approvals shall be 
registered in the Division of the State Architect (DSAJ head- 
quarters office. 

To maintain a central file for all lEEA and to operate within 
the current DSA program, certain administration and all 
accounting shall be performed at the DSA headquarters office 
under the direction of the Principal Architect. 



5^202. lEEA application procedure. 

1. Upon receipt of an lEEA application, send the applica- 
tion fee and a copy of the application to the DSA head- 
quarters office, attention: Access Compliance. 

2. A paper file will be created for each lEEA, which will 
initially include a copy of the application and the appli- 
cation fee. Headquarters personnel will then file the 
product, manufacturer and registration information. 
creating an lEEA numben 

3. The application fee will be given to the headquarters' 
cashier for deposit. 

5-203. lEEA acceptance procedure. 

1 . Prior to issuing lEEA acceptance, it is required that all 
fees be paid. If fees are due, please contact the manufac- 
turer for payment and forward the payment to the DSA 
headquarters office, along with the request for the addi- 
tional payment. 

2. The fee, if any, will be given to the headquarters' cash- 
ier for filing and deposit. 

3. The acceptance letter will be retained at DSA headquar- 
ters. Access Compliance. A copy of the status approval 
letter will be returned to the applicant. 

4. Headquarters' personnel will register, prepare and dis- 
tribute all necessary copies of the acceptance letter. The 
original file shall be maintained at headquarters. 

5-204. Accounting of lEEA. Income for lEEA will be earned 
in the month in which they are banked. This money will be 
applied to Disability Access Account for deposit, 

5-205. Contacts for questions. 

1. lEEA Contact — DSA headquarters, attention: Access 
Compliance, lEEA Program. 

2. Headquarters Administration Contact — DSA head- 
quarters, attention: Access Compliance, lEEA 
Program. 

3. Headquarters Accounting Contact — DSA headquar- 
ters. Accounting. 

Aulbority: CiDvemmeni Code SeclionE 4450, 4460 and lieakh and Safety 

Code Seclion 1S949.1. 

Reference: Governmenl Code Sect[on 4450. 



ARTICLES 

ACCEPTANCE OF DETECTABLE WARNING AND 

DIRECTIONAL SURFACE PRODUCTS FOR 

MANUFACTURERS AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS 

January 1, 2001 

Detectable warning products and directional surfaces installed 
after January I, 2001 shall be evaluated by an independent 
entity, selected by the Department of General Services, Divi- 
sion of the Slate Architect. Access Compliance, for all occu- 
pancies, including transportation and other outdoor 
environments, except that when products and surfaces are for 
use in residential housing, evaluation shall be in consultation 
with the Department of Housing and Community Develop- 
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5-30L Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance, 
acceptance of product. The procedure for the DSA-AC 
acceptance ormaniifaciured products isdetaiied in this article. 

All products require prior evaluation by a recognized evalu- 
ation agency that has a program specifically intended for such 
purposes. DSA-AC shall review the evaluation report for com- 
pliance with related and appropriate national standards and 
Title 24 requirements. 

5-30LL Product submittal. Products must meet the require- 
ments of Section 5-301. 

5-301^. Division of the State Architect, Access Compli- 
ance, products exempt from evaluation by a recognized 
agency. No products can be approved for use that do not 
require evaluation by a recognized evaluation agency. 

5-30L3. Products evaluated by recognized state and cit>' 
agencies. No products can be approved by any state and city 
agencies for use that do not require evaluation by a recognized 
evaluation agency. 

5-30L4. Products evaluated by a recognized evaluation 

agency. Products must have, as a minimum, an approved report 
published by a nationally recognized evaluation agency. With- 
out an evaluation report, theapplicant will be required to obtain 
such a report or will be denied acceptance on DSA-AC pro- 
jects. The report and its evaluation criteria may be reviewed for 
compliance with national standards. 

5-301.5. Development ofDSA acceptance criteria. Develop- 
ment of new DSA-AC acceptance criteria shall be based on 
acceptance criteria from a recognized evaluation agency. 

5-301-6- Marking. Each detectable warning and directional 
surface products shall be provided with: 

1. Label indicating the DSA label number, 

2. Manufacturer's product number, and 

3. Product approval expiration date. 

Aultaarity: Governmenl Code Sections 4450 and 44G0 and Ileallh and Safely 

CodeSeclion 1S949.K 

Reference: Government Code Seclion 4460. 



ARTICLE 4 

APPLICATION FOR INDEPENDENT ENTITY 

EVALUATION APPROVAL (lEEA) 

5-401. Application for lEEA. The following form must be 
filed in duplicate: 



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APPLICATION FOR lEAA FORM 

{Filed in Duplicate) 


2. 


Product Name: 




Description of Product: 


Exoiralion Date: 


3. 


Intended Product Use: 




A. 


Companv Name: 




5. 


C moan V A d dress : 




6. 


Contact Person: 




Title: 




1. 


Contact Person's Phone Nmnber: 




Contact Person's Fax Number: 




Name of Aoolicant: 




8. 


Sienature of ApDlicaiit: 


Date: 


9. 


Annlication Fee Submitted: 






Please make checks 


payable to Division of the Stale Architect, Access Compliance 
New Submittal: Sl.500.00 
Revised Submittal: S500.00 




Fees siunvn avi^ for initial appUcutiou. Addilonal time expended daring proditcl rcyit'M' 
in excess oj ihc initial fee nill he hilled on an hourly basis. 


1 0. Return application, check and submittal to: 




Division of the State Architect — Access Compliance 

1102 Q Street. Suite 5100 

Sacramento. CA 95814 



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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 5 

Administrative Regulations for the Division of the State Arcliitect^ Access Compliance 
(Title 24, Part I, Calilornia Code of Regulations) 

The format of the history notes has been changed to be consis- 
tent with the other parts of the Calljhrniu Buih/ing Standards 
Code. The history notes for prior changes remain within the 
text of this code. 

\. (DSA/AC 2'0I) Adoption of detectable warning prod- 
ucts and standards. Chapter 5, Articles 2. 3 and 4. Approved by 
the California Building Standards Commission on November 
28.200L Filed with the Secretary of State on March 1,2002, 
effective April 2. 2002. 

2. (DSA/AC 05/04) Changes without regulatory effect to 
addresses in Section 5-103 and an acronym in Section 5-202. 
Filed with Secretary of State on June 28. 2006 and effective 
30th day after filing with Secretary of State. 

3. (DSA/AC 03/06) Repeal of duplicate provisions and edi- 
torial and formatting amendments to administrative standards 
for implementing facility access in confonnance with Califor- 
nia Law and federally recognized accessibility standards. 
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SEISMIC EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR HOSPITAL BUILDINGS 

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (OSHPD) 



ARTICLE 1 
DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

LO Scope. The regulations in Ihis article shall apply to the 
adminisirative procedures necessary to implement the seismic 
retrofit requirements of the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facili- 
ties Seismic Safety Act of 1983. 

1.1 Application. The regulations shall apply to all general 
acute care hospital facilities as defined in Section 1 .2 of these 
regulations. 

1.2 DcHnitions. Unless otherwise stated, the words and 
phrases defmed in this section shall have the meaning stated 
therein throughout Chapter 6, Part 1 . Title 24. 

ALTERNATIVE ANALYSIS means a complete seismic 
analysis using methodology approved in advance by the Office 
and meeting the criteria of Article 2. Section 2.7 of these 
regulations, 

BULK MEDICAL GAS SYSTEM means an assembly of 
fixed equipment such as storage containers, pressure regula- 
tors, pressure relief devices, vaporizers, manifolds and inter- 
connecting piping that has a capacity of more than 20.000 
cubic feet (NIP) of cryogenic medical gas. 

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM means the assembly of 
equipment such as telephone switchgear, computers, batteries, 
radios, microwave communications systems, lowers and 
antennas that provide essential internal and e.vternal 
communication links. 

CONFORMING BUILDING means a building originally 
constructed incompliance with the requirements of the 1973 or 
subsequent edition of the California BuikUug Code. 

CRITICAL CARE AREA means those special care units, 
intensive care units, coronary care units, angiography laborato- 
ries, cardiac catheterization laboratories, delivery rooms, 
emergency rooms, operating rooms, postoperative recovery 
rooms and similar areas in which patients are intended to be 
subjected to invasive procedures and connected to line-oper- 
ated, electromedical devices. 

EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY (EPS) means the source 
of electric power including all related electrical and mechani- 
cal components of the proper size or capacity, or both, required 
for the generation of the required electrical power at the EPS 
output terminals. For rotary energy converters, components of 
an EPS include the prime mover, cooling system, generator, 
excitation system, starting system, control system, fuel system 
and lube system (if required). 

ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS means a system as 
defined in the Culifomki Ek'drkt/l Cotk', Article 517 ^'Health 
Care Facilities." Chapter 5, Part 3 of Title 24. 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM means a system or portion of a 
combination system consisting of components and circuits 



arranged to monitor and annunciate the status of fire alarm or 
supervisory signal initiating devices and to initiate appropriate 
response to those signals. 

FUNCTIONAL CONTIGUOUS GROUPING means a 
group of hospital buildings, each of which contains the primary 
sourceof one or more basic service that are operationally inter- 
connected in a manner acceptable to the Department of Health 
Services. 

GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL as used in Chapter 
6. Pari I means a hospital building as defined in Section 
129725 of the Health and Safety Code and that is also licensed 
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1250 of the Health and 
Safety Code, but does not include these buildings if the beds 
licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1250 of the 
Health and Safety Code, as of January I, 1995. comprise 10 
percent or less of the total licensed beds of the total physical 
plant, and does not include facilities owned or operated, or 
both, by the Department of Corrections. It also precludes hos- 
pital buildings that may be licensed under the above mentioned 
code sections, but provide skilled nursing or acute psychiatric 
services only, 

HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT means equipment permanently 
attached to the building utility services such as surgical, 
morgue, and recovery room fi.vtures, radiology equipment, 
medical gas containers, food service fixtiu^es, essential labora- 
tory equipment, TV supports, etc. 

HYBRID STRUCTURE means a structure consisting of an 
original and one or more additions, constructed at different 
times, and with lateral-force-resisting systems of different 
types, or constructed with differing materials or a different 
design approach. The original building and additions are inter- 
connected and not seismically isolated. 

NONCONFORMING BUILDING means any building that 
is not a conforming building. 

NONSTRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE CATEGORY 
(NPC) means a measure of the probable seismic performance 
of building contents and nonstructural systems critical to pro- 
viding basic services to inpatients and the public following an 
earthquake, as defined in Article II, Table II. I of these 
regulations. 

PRIMARY SOURCE means that building or portion of a 
building identified by the hospital as housing the main or prin- 
cipal source of a basic hospital service, serving the greatest 
number of patients, providing the greatest number of patient 
beds, or having the largest/greatest fioor space of the specified 
basic service. The hospital may submit data to substantiate the 
primary source through alternative criteria if different than 
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PRINCIPAL HORIZONTALDIRECTIONS means the two 

predominanl orthogonal translational modes of vibration with 
the lowest frequency. 

SLENDER SEISMIC RESISTING SYSTEM means any 
vertical system for resisting lateral forces, such as walls, braced 
frames or moment frames, with a height to width ratio greater 
than four for the minimum horizontal dimension at any height. 

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE CATEGORY (SPC) 

means a measure of the probable seismic performance of build- 
ing structural systems and risk to life posed by a building sub- 
ject to an earthquake, as defined in Article 2, Table 2.5.3 of 
these regulations. 

L3 Seismic evaluation. All general acute care hospital owners 
shall perform a seismic evaluation on each hospital building in 
accordance with the Seismic Evaluation Procedures as speci- 
fied in Articles 2 through 1 1 of these regulations. By January K 
2001, hospital owners shall submit the results of the seismic 
evaluation to the Office for review and approval. By complet- 
ing this seismic evaluation, a hospital facility can determine its 
respective seismic performance categories for both the Struc- 
tural Performance Category (SPC) and the Nonstructural Per- 
formance Category (NPC) in accordance with Articles 2 and 11 
of these regulations. 

1.3.1 Seismic evaluation submittal. Hospital owners shall 
submit the seismic evaluation report to the Office by January 1, 
2001. There are no provisions for submittal of the evaluation 
report after this dale. The hospital owners shall submit the eval- 
uation report in accordance with Section 7-113, "Application 
for Plan Report or Seismic Compliance Extension Review" 
and Section 7-133, "Fees'' of Article 3. Chapter 7, Part I , Title 
24. 

Exceptions: 

1. Any hospital facility owner whose building is 
exempted from the structural evaluation per Section 
2.0.1.2 shall not be required to submit a structural 
evaluation report as specified in Section 1 .3.3. In lieu 
of the structural evaluation report, hospital owners 
shall submit the matrix of construction information 
for the specified building(s) as noted in Section 
1.3.4.610 the Office by January 1,2001; 

2. Any hospital facility owner whose building is 
exempted from the nonstructural seismic evaluation 
per Section 1 1.0.1.2 shall not be required to submit a 
nonstructural evaluation report as specified in Section 
1.3.4. In lieu of the nonstructural evaluation report, 
hospital owners shall submit the matrix of construc- 
tion information for the specified building(s) as noted 
in Section 1.3.4.6 to the Office by January K200L 

1.3.2 Seismic evaluation format. The evaluation shall consist 
of the Structural Evaluation and the Nonstructural Evaluation 
Reports. The reports shall he prepared in confonnance with 
Part I, Chapter 7,Title24 and these regulations and prepared as 
follows: 

1. Reports shall be submitted in an 8 /?" x 11" format; 

2. All site, architectural, and engineering plans shall be 
formatted on II- by 17-inch sheets (folded to 8 'A by 11 
inches); 



3. Larger sheets, if required to clearly describe the 
requested information, shall he appended to the reports; 
and 

4. Other supporting documents in addition to those meet- 
ing the minimum requirements of Sections 1.3.3 and 
1 .3.4 may be appended to the reports. 

1.3.3 Structural evaluation report. The structural evaluation 
report shall include the following elements: 

1. A description of the building, including photographs of 
the building, and sketches of the lateral force resisting 
system: 

2. The ''General Sets of Evaluafion Statements" from the 
Appendix: 

3. A synopsis of the investigation and supporting calcula- 
tions that were made; 

4. A list of the deficiencies requiring remediation to 
change statement responses from false to true; and 

5. The SPC for the building, with comments on the rela- 
tive importance of the deficiencies. 

1.3.4 Nonstructural evaluation report. The nonstructural 
evaluation report shall include the following elements: 

1. A written description of the evaluafion methods and 
procedures conducted in conformance with Arficle 11 
of these regulations for the determination of the facili- 
ties existing compliance. The description shall include 
the systems and components required for the planned 
level of nonstructural performance as identified in 
Table ILl; 

Exceptions: 

1. Additional evaluations as per Section 11.01.3 
will be required for any hospital owner electing 
to obtain a higher NPC at a future date consis- 
tent with an approved compliance plan; 

2. A complete nonstructural evaluation up to NPC 
5 is required prior to the hospital owner selling 
or leasing the hospital to another party. 

2. Provide single line diagrammatic plans (site plan and 
floor plans) of the following: 

2.1 Location of the following areas/spaces: 

(a) Central supply areas; 

(b) Clinical laboratory service spaces; 

(c) Critical care areas; 

(d) Pharmaceutical service spaces; 

(e) Radiological service spaces; and 

(f) Sterile supply areas. 

2.2 Diagrammatic or narrative descriptions of the fol- 
lowing major building systems where deficiencies 
are identified that are within the scope of the evalu- 
ation, including primary source location or 
point(s) of entry into the building and major distri- 
bution routes of each utility or system. 

(a) Mechanical systems including: 

i. Air supply equipment, piping, controls 
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ii. Air exhaust equipment and ducting: 

iii. Steam and hot water piping systems, 
including boilers, piping systems, 
valving and components; and 

iv. Elevators selected to provide service to 
patient, surgical, obstetrical and ground 
floors. 

(b) Plumbing systems including; 

i. Domestic water supply system, including 
heating equipment, valving, storage 
facilities and piping; 

ii. Medical gas supply system, including 
storage faciUlies, manifolding and pip- 
ing; 

iii. Fire protection system, inciuding sprin- 
kler systems, wet and dry standpipes, pip- 
ing systems and other fire suppression 
systems: and 

iv. Sanitary drainage system, including stor- 
age facilities and piping. 

(c) Electrical systems, including: 

i. Essential electrical system, including 
emergency fuel storage; 

ii. Internal communication systems; 

iii. External communication systems; 

iv. Fire alarm systems; and 

V. Elevators selected to provide service to 
patient, surgical, obstetrical and ground 
floors. 

3. A synopsis of the evaluation and all the calculations 
used in the course of the evaluation for the planned 
level of nonstructural performance; 

4. A list of the deficiencies identified in the course of 
the evaluation for the planned level of nonstructural 
performance; 

5. Provide an 1 1-by 1 7-inch scaled Site Plan which identi- 
fies the boundaries of the facility property, locates all 
buildings, roadways, parking and other significant site 
features and improvements. Identify boundaries 
between buildings which were constructed at different 
times. For all buildings, note the names of the buildings 
and date of each related building permit. Provide the 
SPC and NPC for all buildincs. 



Building 

name/ 

designation 


05HPD 
(or local 
building) 
permir 
dale/ 
number 


Governrng 

building 

code 


Construction 

completion 

date 


Building 

type tpef 

Section 

2.2.3) 


SPC 


NPC 



























































6. Provide the following matrix of construcfion informa- 
tion for each building of the facility under the acute care 
license, include the Structural Performance Category 
(SPC) and Nonstructural Performance Category (NPC) 
for all hospital buildings (see Tables 2.53 and I I.I ). 
Identify each building addifion separately. For build- 
ings constructed, reconstructed or remodeled under a 
building permit issued by the Office, provide the 
OSHPD application number and the date of the initial 
submittal. 

\A Compliance plans. A compliance pJan shall be prepared 
and submitted for each building subject to these regulations. 
All general acute care hospital owners shall formulate a com- 
pliance plan which shall indicate the facilities intent to do any 
of the following: 

1. Building retrofit for compliance with these regulations 
for continued acute care operation beyond 2030; 

2. Partial retrofit for initial compliance, with closure or 
replacement expected by 2002. 2008. 201 3 or 2030; 

3. Removal from acute care service with conversion to 
nonacute care health facility use; or 

4. No action, building to be closed, demolished or 
replaced. 

This plan must clearly indicate the actions to be taken by the 
facility and must be in accordance with the timeframes set forth 
in Article 2 (Structural Performance Category-"SPC") and 
Article II (Nonstructural Performance Category-''NPC") of 
the Seismic Evaluation Procedure regulations. 

\AA Preparation of the compliance plan. The Compliance 
Plan shall be prepared and submitted in conformance with 
these regulations in the following format: 

1. Compliance Plans shall be submitted in an 8 A- by 
II -inch fonnat; 

2. All site, architectural, and engineering plans shall be 
formatted on 1 1 - by 1 7-inch sheets (folded to 8 A by 11 
inches); 

3. Larger sheets, if required to clearly describe the 
requested information, shall be appended to the compli- 
ance plan: and 

4. Other supporting documents in addition to those meet- 
ing the minimum requirements of Section 1.4.4 may be 
appended to the compliance plan. 

1.4.2 Compliance plan submittal. Hospital owners shall sub- 
mit the compliance plan to the Office by January 1, 2001, 
unless the owner requests an extension pursuant to Section 
1 .4.3. The hospital owners shall submit the compliance plan in 
accordance with Section 7-113, ''Application for Plan or 
Report Review'' and Section 7-133, "Fees" of Article 3, Chap- 
ter 7. Part I, Title 24. 

1.4.3 Compliance plan submittal extension. Hospital owners 
may request an extension from the Office for submission of the 
compliance plan. Any hospital owner requesting an extension 
for submittal of the compliance plan shall make such request in 
writing to the Office up to 1 80 days prior to. but no later than 
January 1, 2001. The compliance plan must be submitted no 
later than January 1. 2002. All hospital owners requesting an 
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OSHPD that all hospital buildings continuing acute care opera- 
tion beyond January K 2002 meet the standards of NPC 2 by 
January 1.2002. 

1.4.4 Compliance plan requirements. Each compliance plan 
shall contain the following elements: 

1. An Existing Site'Campus Description; 

2. A Compliance Plan Description; 

3. A Compliance Site Plan; 

4. A Compliance Plan Schedule; and 

5. An Existing and Planned Buildings Matrix. 

1.4.4.1 Existing site/campus description. If the compliance 
plan is submitted separately from the seismic evaluation, it will 
be necessary to resubmit the infonnation as specified in Sec- 
tion 1.3.4.5. of the Nonstructural Evaluation Report. 

1.4.4.2 Compliance plan description. Provide a comprehen- 
sive narrative description of the Compliance Plan, including 
the projected schedule for compliance. 

1.4.4.3 Compliance site plan. Provide Compliance Site Plans, 
indicating the configuration of the facility at the 2008 and 2030 
milestones. The plans shall indicate conforming and 
nonconforming buildings and identify the final configuration 
of the facility at each milestone, after completion of compli- 
ance measures. 

1.4.4.4 Compliance plan schedule. Provide a bar graph 
schedule which describes the schedule for compliance with the 
SPC and NPC seismic perfonnance categories, indicating the 
schedule of the following major phases of the plan: 

1. Obtain a geotechnical report (if necessary); 

2. Architecture and engineering design/construction doc- 
ument preparation; 

3. Local approvals; 

4. Office review, approval and permitting; 

5. Approval of Department of Health Services Licensing 
and Certification, and any other required licensing; 

6. Permanent relocation of acute care services to other 
buildings or facilities (iticntify services affected); 

7. Temporary/interim relocation of acute care services to 
other buildings including ihe duration of the approved 
program fiexibility plan pursuant to Health and Safety 
Code Section 1276.05; 

8. Construction period; and 

9. Beneficial occupancy. 

1.4.4.5 Existing and planned buildings matrix. Provide the 
following matrix of construction information for each building 
of the facility under the acute care license, include the Struc- 
tural Performance Category (SPC) and Nonstructural Perfor- 



BulFdIng 

name' 

designation 


Building 

type (per 

SecUon 

2.2.3) 


SPC 
existing 


SPC 
planned 


NPC 
eittsring 


NPC 
planned 







































mance Category (NPC) for all hospital buildings {see Tabies 
2.5,3 and 1 I.I). Identify each building addition separately. 

1.4.5 Compliance plan update/change notillcation. Should a 
hospital owner change an approved Compliance Plan, the hos- 
pital shall document any changes and submit for review and 
approval to the Office an amended Compliance Plan. Changes 
are defined as alterations to the planned level of seismic perfor- 
mance or compliance schedule. Submittal of an amended com- 
phance plan shall require a hospital owner to comply with one 
or more of the following provisions, if applicable: 

L A hospital owner shall submit to the Department of 
Health Services' Seismic Safety Unit (DHS) an 
OfTice-approved compliance plan that includes interim 
relocation of general acute care services in accordance 
with a program fiexibility plan pursuant to Health and 
Safety Code Section 1276.05. This submittal by the 
hospital owner to DHS shall occur within 30 days of the 
Office's approval. 

2. A hospital owner shall comply with the requirements of 
Section L5.2/'Delay incompliance'^ for any amended 
compliance plan. 

3. A hospital owner amending a compliance plan to attain 
a higher NPC level will perform a nonstructural evalua- 
tion of the systems and components required for 
the planned level of nonstructural performance 
identified in Table ll.l, "Nonstructural Performance 
Categories.'' 

1.4.5.1 Change in seismic performance category. The SPC 

or NPC for a hospital building may be changed by the Office 
from the initial detennination in Section 1.3.3 or 1.3.4, pro- 
vided the building has been modified to comply with the 
requirements of Chapter 34A, Part 2 of Title 24 for the speci- 
fied SPC or NPC. 

1.4.5.1.1 The SPC or NPC for a hospital building may be 
changed by the Office from the initial determination made per 
Sections 2.0.1.2.3 or 1 1.0.1.2.1 upon the following: 

1. A Seismic Evaluation Report shall be submitted and 
approved which shall include either or both of the fol- 
lowing: 

LI A structural evaluation report in accordance with 
Section 1,3.3; 

L2 A nonstructural evaluation report in accordance 
with Section 1.3.4. 

Exception: To change an NPC 1 hospital build- 
ing to an NPC 2 under this section, the 
nonstructural evaluation may be limited in 
scope to the systems and equipment specified in 
Section 1L2.L 

2. The building has been modified to comply with the 
requirements of Chapter 34A, Part 2 of Title 24 for the 
specified SPC or NPC. 

1.4.5.1.2 Except as provided in Section L4.5.1.3. a 
nonconforming hospital building that does not meet the struc- 
tural and nonstructural requirements of Table 2.5.3 and Table 
1 1-1 shall not provide acute care services or beds after the com- 
pliance deadlines set forth in Section 1.5.1. After these dead- 
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L A nonconforming hospital building used as a hospital 
outpatient clinical services building shall not be classi- 
fied as a hospital building. It shall comply with the pro- 
visions of Health and Safety Code Section 129725. It 
shall not be subject to the requirements of Title 24, Part 
1, Chapter 6. 

2. A nonconforming hospital building used as an acute 
psychiatric hospital or multistory skilled nursing facil- 
ity or intennediate care facility shall be classified as a 
hospital building. However, it shall not be subject to the 
requirements of Title 24. Part I, Chapter 6. 

3. A nonconforming hospital building used as a sin- 
gle-story wood frame or light steel frame skilled nurs- 
ing facility or intennediate care facility shall not be 
classified as a hospital building, and shall not be subject 
to the requirements of Title 24, Part I, Chapter 6. 

4. A nonconfonning hospital building used for purposes 
other than those listed above shall not be classified as a 
hospital building; shall not be licensed pursuant to 
Health and Safety Code Section 1250(a); shall not be 
subject to the requirements of Title 24. Part 1, Chapter 
6; and shall not be under thejurisdiction of the Office. 

1.4.5.1.3 A hospital building from which acute care services 
and beds have been removed shall not provide such services 
unless it has been modified to comply with the requirements of 
SPC 5 and NPC 4 or 5. Prior to use for acute care service, the 
SPC and/or NPC of the hospital building shall be changed in 
accordance with Section L4.5T.L 

1.5 Compliance requirements. All general acute care hospital 
owners shall comply with the seismic performance categories, 
both SPCs and NPCs, established in the seismic evaluation 
procedures. Articles 2 and 1 1 and set forth in Tables 2.5.3 and 
IIT, respectively. 

1.5.1 Compliance deadlines. 

L AfterJanuary K 2002, any general acute care hospital 
building which continues acute care operation must, at 
a minimum, meet the nonstructural requirements of 
NPC 2. as defined in Article IK Table I LI or shall no 
longer provide acute care services. 

2. After January 1, 200S, any general acute care hospital 
building which continues acute care operation must, at 
a minimum, meet the structural requirements of SPC 2, 
as defined in Article 2. Table 2.5.3 or shall no longer 
provide acute care services. 

Exception: A general acute care hospital may request 
a delay of SPC 2 requirements if the conditions of 
Section 1 .5.2 are met. 

3. After January 1, 200S, any general acute care hospital 
which continues acute care operation must, at a mini- 
mum, meet the nonstructural requirements of NPC 3. as 
defined in Article 1 1, Table 11.1 or shall no longer pro- 
vide acute care services. 

Exception: A general acute care hospital may request 
an exemption from the anchorage and bracing 
requirements of NPC 3 if all the conditions of Section 
1.5.2, Item 2, are met. 



4. After January 1 . 2030, any general acute care hospital 
building which continues acute care operation must, at 
a minimum, meet the structural requirements of SPC 3, 
4 or 5, as defined in Article 2, Table 2.5.3 and the 
nonstructural requirements of NPC 5, as defined in 
Article 1 1 , Table 11.1 or shall no longer provide acute 
care services. 

1.5.2 Delay in compliance. 

1. The Office may gran t the hospital owner an extension to 
the January 1, 2008 seismic compliance deadline for 
both structural and nonstructural requirements if com- 
pliance will result in diminished health care capacity 
which cannot be provided by other general acute care 
hospitals within a reasonable proximity. 

I . I Hospital owners requesting an extension in accor- 
dance with Secfion 1.5.2 must submit an applica- 
tion fonn to the Office by January K 2007. The 
application form shall be accompanied by a state- 
ment explaining why the hospital is seeking the 
extension to the January I, 2008 seismic compli- 
ance deadline. The statement shall include, at a 
minimum, the following information; 

(a) The length/duration of the extension request; 

(b) The hospital buildings requiring an extension; 
and 

(c) The acute care services that will be com- 
pletely or partially unavailable if the exten- 
sion is denied. 

1 .2 The hospital owner shall request an extension for 
seismic compliance in one year increments, up to a 
maximum of five years, beyond the mandated year 
of compliance. The hospital owner shall also sub- 
mit an amended compliance plan and schedule in 
accordance with Section 1.4.5 indicating when 
compliance will be obtained. 

2. Any general acute care hospital located in Seismic Zone 
3, as defined by Section 1627B. 2 of the 1 998 a////(jr;7/^/ 
Bifihliiig Code, may request an exemption from the 
anchorage and bracing requirements of NPC 3 if all the 
following conditions are met: 

2.1 The hospital must meet the anchorage and bracing 
requirements for NPC 2 by January 1, 2002; 

2.2 The hospital shall submit a site-specific engineer- 
ing geologic report, prepared in accordance with 
Section 1634A.I of the 1995 Caiifomia Building 
Code. The report shall include estimates of the 
effective peak ground acceleration (EPA) with a 
10 percent probability of exceedance in 50 years; 

2.3 The Caiifomia Geological Survey (CGS) reviews 
and approves the findings of the site-specific engi- 
neering geologic report; 

2.4 The site-specific engineering geologic report dem- 
onstrates that the estimated EPA with a 10 percent 
probability of exceedance in 50 years is less than 
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2.5 The hospital owner requesting the exemption shall 
pay the actual costs of OSHPD and CGS for the 
review and approval of the site-specific engineer- 
ing geologic report. 

3. Any SPC-1 building which is part of the functional con- 
tiguous grouping of a general acute care hospital may 
receive a five-year extension to the January 1, 200S 
deadline for both structural and nonstructural require- 
ments under the following conditions: 

3.1 The owner must apply for an extension with the 
OfTice no later than January 1 . 2004; 

3.2 The owner must submit an amended compliance 
plan to the Office by July K 2004: 

3.3 The buildings must have met the NPC-2 
nonstructural requirements by January 1, 2002; 

3.4 At least one building within the contiguous group- 
ing shall have obtained a building permit prior to 
1973 and shall have been evaluated and classified 
as SPC-l in accordance with Section 1.3; 

Exception: Hospital buildings that were classified 
as SPC-1 under Section 2.0.1.2.3 must submit a 
structural evaluation report in accordance with 
Sections 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 by January K2004. 

3.5 The basic service(s) from the building shall be: 

(a) Relocated to an SPC-3, 4. or 5/NPC-4 or 5 
building by January 1, 2013. 

;. The building shall notbe used for general 
acute care service after January K 2013, 
unless it has been retrofitted to an 
SPC-5/NPC-4 or 5 building; or 

(b) Continued in building if it is retrofitted to an 
SPC-5/NPC-4 or 5 building by Januarv U 
2013; 

3.6 Any other SPC-1 building in the contiguous 
grouping other than the building identified in sub- 
section L5.2.3.4 must be retrofitted to at least an 
SPC-2/NPC-3 by January K 2013, or no longer 
used for acute care hospital inpatient services. 

4. A post-1973 building classified as SPC-3 or 4 may 
receive an extension to the January I, 2008, deadline 
for both the structural and nonstructural requirements, 
provided it will be closed to general acute care inpatient 
service by January K 2013. The basic services in this 
building shall be relocated to an SPC-5/'NPC-4 or 5 
building by January K2013; 

4.f Any SPC-1 building in a functional contiguous 
grouping must be retrofitted to at least an 
SPC-2/NPC-3 by January 1, 2013, or no longer 
used for acute care hospital inpatient services. 
The following conditions apply to these hospital 
buildings: 

(a) The owner must apply for an extension with 
the Office no later than January 1, 2004; 

(b) The owner must submit an amended compli- 
ance plan to the Office by July 1, 2004; and 



(c) The buildings must have met the NPC-2 
nonstructural requirements by January 1, 
2002. 

5. A single building containing all of the basic services 
may receive a five-year extension to the January K 
2008, deadline for both structural and nonstructural 
requirements under the following conditions: 

5.1 The owner must apply for an extension with the 
Office no later than January 1, 2004; 

5.2 The owner must submit an amended compliance 
plan to the Office by July 1,2004: 

5.3 The building shall have obtained a building permit 
prior to 1973 and shall have been evaluated and 
classified as SPC-1 in accordance with Section 
1.3; 

Exception: Hospital buildings that were classi- 
fied as SPC-l under Section 2. 0.1. 2. 3 must sub- 
mit a structural evaluation report in accordance 
with Sections 1,3.2 and 1.3,3 by January t, 
2004. 

5.4 The basic services from this building shall be: 

(a) Relocated to an SPC-3, 4. or 5/NPC-4 or 5 
building by January K2013. 

i. The building shall not be used for general 
acute care service after January K 2013. 
unless it has been retrofitted to an 
SPC-5/NPC-4 or 5 building; or 

(b) Continued in building if it is retrofitted to an 
SPC-5/>JPC-4 or 5 building by January 1, 
2013. 

1.6 Dispute resolution/appeals process. Dispute resolution 
and appeals shall be in conformance with Article 5. Chapter 7, 
Part I of Title 24. 

1.7 Notification from OSHPD. 

L The Office shall issue written notices of compliance to 
all hospital owners that have attained the minimum 
required SPC and NPC performance levels by January 
1,2008. January K 2013. and January 1,2030; 

2. The Office shall issue written notices of violation to all 
hospital owners thalarenol in compliance with the min- 
imum SPC and NPC performance levels by January L 
2008, January K 2013. and January 1,2030; and 

3. The Office shall notify the Slate Department of Health 
Services of the hospital owners which have received a 
written notice of violation for failure to comply with 
these regulations. 



ARTICLE 2 
PROCEDURES FOR STRUCTURAL EVALUATION 
OF BUILDINGS 
2.0 General. 
2.0.1 Structural evaluation procedure. 

L The structural evaluation process shall include the fol- 
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1 . 1 Sile visit and data collection; 

1.2 Identification of building type; 

1 .3 Completion of evaluation statements in appendix; 

1.4 Follow-up field work, if required; 

1.5 Follow-up analysis for "False" evaluation state- 
ments; 

!,6 Final evaluation for the building; 

1.7 Preparation of the evaluation report; and 

1.8 Submittal of evaluation report to OSHPD. 

2. A general acute care hospital facility building may be 
exempted from a structural evaluation upon submittal 
of a written statement by the hospital owner to OSHPD 
certifying the following conditions: 

2.1 A conforming building as defined in Article 1, 
Section L2, may be placed into SPC 5 in accor- 
dance with Table 2.53 under the following cir- 
cumstances: 

(a) The building was designed and constructed to 
thel989orlalereditionofPart2,Title24,and 

(b) If any portion of the structure, except for the 
penthouse, is of steel moment resisting frame 
construction (Building Type 3. or Building 
Type 4 or 6 with dual lateral system, as 
defined in Section 2.2.3) and the building per- 
mit was issued after October 25, 1994. 

2.2 All other conforming buildings as defined in Arti- 
cle K Section 1.2, may be placed into SPC 4 in 
accordance with Table 2.5 .3, except those required 
by Section 4.2.10 to be placed in SPC 3 in accor- 
dance with Table 2.5.3, without the need for any 
structural evaluation. 

2.3 Nonconforming buildings as defined in Article 1, 
Section 1.2 may be placed into SPC 1 in 
accordance with Table 2.5.3 without any structural 

evaluation. 

2.1 Site visit, evaluation and data collection procedures. 
2.1.1 Site visit and evaluation. 

1. The evaluator shall visit the building to observe and 
record the type, nature and physical condition of the 
structure. 

2. The evaluator shall review an Engineering Geological 
Report on sile geologic and seismic conditions. The 
report shall be prepared in accordance with Title 24, 
Section I634A of 1995 California Building Code 
(CBC) or equivalent provision in later version of the 
CBC. 

Exceptions: 

L Reports are not required for one-story, 
wood-frame and light steel-frame buildings of 
Type (1 or Type V construction and 4.000 
square feet or less in fioor area; 

2. A previous report for a specific site may be 
resubmitted, provided that a reevaluation is 



made and the report is found by the Office to be 
currently appropriate. 

3. Establish the following site and soil parameters: 

a. The value of the effective peak acceleration coeffi- 
cient {A^ ) from Figure 2.1 and 2.1a: 

b. The value of the effective peak velocity-related 
acceleration coefficient {Ay) from Figure 2.1 and 
2.1a; 

c. The soil profile type (5|, S2. S^ or ^4 ) derived from 
the geotechnical report or from Table 2. 1 ; 

d. The site coelficient, (5), from Table 2.1; and 

e. The ground motion parameters and near field effects 
in strong ground shaking required for the evaluation 
of welded steel moment frame structures per Sec- 
tions 4.2.0. K 4.2.0.2 and 4.2.10. 

4. Assemble building design data including: 

a. Construction drawings, specifications and calcula- 
tions for the original building (Note: when review- 
ing and making use of existing analyses and 
structural member checks, the evaluator shall assess 
and report the basis of the earlier work); 

b. All drawings, specifications and calculations for 
remodeling work; and 

c. Material tests and inspection reports for 
nonconforming buildings. If the original drawings 
are available.but material lest and inspection reports 
are not available, perform the testing program as 
specified in Section 2.1.2.2. 

If structural drawings are not available, the site visit 
and evaluation shall be perfonned as described in 
Section 2.1.1.5, and structural data shall be collected 
using the procedures in Sections 2. 1 .2. 1 and 2. 1 .2.2. 

5. During the site visit, the evaluator shall: 

a. Verify existing data; 

b. Develop other needed data (e.g., measure and sketch 
building as outlined in Section 2.1.2); 

c. Verify the vertical and lateral systems: 

d. Check the condition of the building; and 

e. Identify special conditions, anomalies and oddities. 

5. Review other data available such as assessments of 
building performance following past earthquakes. 

7. Prepare a summary of the data using an OSHPD- 
approved format. 

S. Perform the evaluation using the procedures in Sections 
2.2 through 2.5. 

9. Prepare a report of the findings of the evaluation using 
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FIGURE 2.1a— EFFECTIVE PEAK ACCELERATION COEFFICIENT (A^ ) AND EFFECTIVE PEAK 
VELOCITY COEFFICIENT (A, ) FOR CALIFORNIA 



No. 


County 


EPA 


EPV 
A, 




No. 


County 


EPA 
Aa 


EPV 
A, 


1 


Alameda 


0.40 


0.40 




30 


Orange 


0.40 


0.40 


2 


Alpine 


0.20 


U.20 




31 


Placer 


0.20 


0.20 


3 


Amador 


0.20 


U.20 




32 


Plumas 


0.20 


0.20 


4 


Bultc 


0.20 


U.20 




33 


Riverside 


0.40 


0.40 


5 


Ca[avcras 


0.20 


0.20 




34 


Sacramento 


0.20 


0.30 


6 


Colusa 


0.20 


OJO 




35 


San Benito 


0.40 


0.40 


7 


Contra Costa 


0.40 


0.40 




36 


San Bernardino 


0.40 


0.40 


B 


Del Norte 


0.20 


0,20 




37 


San Diego 


0.40 


0.40 


9 


El Dorado 


0.20 


0.20 




3H 


San Franeisco 


0.40 


0.40 


10 


Fresno 


0.40 


0.40 




39 


San Joaquin 


0.30 


0.30 


11 


CJlcnn 


0.20 


0.20 




40 


San Luis Obispo 


0.40 


0.40 


i: 


Humboldt 


0.20 


0.30 




41 


San Mateo 


0.40 


0.40 


13 


Imperial 


0.40 


0.40 




42 


Santa Barbara 


0.40 


0.40 


14 


Invo 


0.40 


0.40 




43 


Santa Clara 


0.40 


0.40 


15 


Kern 


0.40 


0.40 




44 


Santa Cruz 


0.40 


0.40 


16 


Kings 


0.40 


0.40 




45 


Shasta 


0.20 


0.20 


17 


Lake 


0.30 


0.30 




46 


Sierra 


0.20 


0.20 


IK 


Lassen 


0.20 


0,20 




47 


Siskiyou 


0.20 


0.20 


1^ 


Los Angeles 


0.40 


0.40 




4H 


Solano 


0.40 


0.40 


2U 


Madera 


0.20 


0.30 




49 


Sonoma 


0.40 


0.40 


21 


Marin 


0.40 


0.40 




50 


Stanislaus 


0.40 


0.40 


22 


Mariposa 


0.20 


0.30 




51 


Sutter 


0.20 


0.20 


23 


Mendoeino 


0.40 


0.40 




52 


Tehama 


0.20 


0.20 


24 


Merced 


0.40 


0.40 




53 


Trinity 


0.20 


0.30 


25 


Modoc 


0.20 


0.20 




54 


Tulare 


0.40 


0.40 


2b 


Mono 


0.40 


0.40 




55 


Tuolumne 


0.20 


0.20 


27 


Monterey 


0.40 


0.40 




56 


Ventura 


0.40 


0.40 


28 


Napa 


0.40 


0.40 




57 


Yolo 


0.20 


0.30 


29 


Nevada 


0.20 


0.20 




5H 


Yuba 


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TABLE 2.1— SOIL PROFILE TYPES AND SITE COEFFICIENTS 



SOIL PROFILE 
TYPE 


PROFILE WITH 


SITE COEFFICIENT, S 


SI 


Rock of any characlciislic, cither slialclikc or crystalline iii luuurc. Such 
maicrial may be characterized by a shear wave velocity greater than 2,500 feci 
per second or by oiher appropriate means of classification. 


1.0 




or 






Stiff soil conditions where tlie soil deptli is less than 200 feet and the soil types 
overlying rock are stable deposits of sands, gravels or stiff clays. 




52 


Deep eohesionless or stiff clay conditions, including sites where the soil depth 
exceeds 200 feet and the soil types overlying rock are stable deposits of sands, 
gravels or stiff clays. 


1.2 


53 


Soft- to mod iuin -St iff clays and sands characterized by 30 feet or more of soft- 
to medium-stiff clays with or without intervening layers of sand or other 
eohesionless soils. 


1.5 


54 


More than 70 feet of soft clays or silts characterized by a shear wave velocity less 
than 400 feet per second. 


2.0 



2.1.2 Data collection. Building itiformation pertinent to a 
structure's seismic perfonnance, including condition, configu- 
ration, detailing, material strengths and foundation type, shall 
be obtained in accordance with this section, and documented 
on drawings and/or sketches thai shall be included with the 
structural calculations. 

2.1.2.1 Building characteristics. Characteristics of the build- 
ing relevant to its seismic performance shall be obtained for use 
in the building evaluation. This shall include current informa- 
tion on the building's condition, configuration, material 
strengths, detailing and foundation type. This data shall be 
obtained from: 

1. Review of construction documents; 

2. Destructive and nondestructive testing and examina- 
tion of selected building components: and 

3. Field observation of exposed conditions. 

The characteristics of the building shall be established, 
including identification of the gravity- and lateral-load-carry- 
ing systems. The effective lateral-load carrying system may 
include structural and nonstructural elements that will partici- 
pate in providing lateral resistance, although these elements 
may not have intended to provide lateral resistance. The load 
path shall be identified, taking into account the effects of any 
modifications, alterations or additions. 

2.1.2.1.1 Nonconforming buildings ^ilhout construction 
documents. Where the available construction documents do 
not provide sufficient detail to characterize the structure, the 
evaluation may be based on field surveys, summarized in 
as-built drawings. These drawings must depict building dimen- 
sions, component sizes, reinforcing infonnation (for concrete 
and masonry elements), connection details, footing informa- 
tion, and the proximity of neighboring structures. All parts of 
thebuildingthalmay contribute to the seismic resistance or that 
may be affected by the seismic response of the structure must 
be identified. The field survey shall establish the physical exis- 
tence of the structural members, and identify critical load bear- 
ing members, transfer mechanisms, and connections. The 



survey shall include information on the stnictural elements and 
connector materials and details. Performing the field survey 
will entail removal of fireproofing or concrete encasement at 
critical locations to permit direct visual inspection and mea- 
surement of elements and connections. Nondestructive tech- 
niques such as radiographic, electromagnetic and other 
methods may be used to supplement destructive techniques. 

L Steel elements. Steel elements shall be classified by 
structural member type (e.g.. rolled or build-up, mate- 
rial grade, and general properties). The survey shall 
note the presence of degradation or indications of plas- 
tic defontiation, integrity of surface coatings, and signs 
of any past movement. For degraded elements, the lost 
material thickness and reduction of cross-sectional area 
and moment of inerfia shall be determined. Visual 
inspection of welds shall he per American Welding 
Society D I . I . "Structural Welding Code-Steel." Struc- 
tural bolts shall be verified to be in proper configuration 
and tightened as required in the AISC Steel Construc- 
tion Manual. Rivets shall also be verified to be in proper 
configuration and in full contact, with "hammer sound- 
ing" conducted on random rivets to ensure they are 
functional. Nondestructive testing methods, such as 
dye penetrant and magnetic particle testing, acoustic 
emission, radiography and ultrasound shall be used 
when visual inspecfion identifies degradation or when a 
particular element or connection is critical to seismic 
resistance and requires further verification. For build- 
ings in which archaic cast and wrought irons are 
employed, additional investigations to confirm ducfil- 
ity and impact resistance shall be conducted. 

2. Concrete elements. The configuration and dimensions 
of primary and secondary structural elements shall be 
established. The configuration and condition of rein- 
forcing steel shall be assessed, through removal of con- 
crete cover and direct visual inspection, and through 
nondestructive inspection using electromagnetic, 
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the reinforcing system, such as lap splice length, pres- 
ence of iiooks, development within concrete, degree of 
corrosion and integrity of the construction shall be 
establisiied in sufTicient detail to perfonn the structural 
evaluation. 

3. Masonry elements. The configuration and dimensions 
of masonry elements shall be established. The configu- 
ration and condition of reinforcing-steel shall be 
assessed, through removal of masonry cover and direct 
visual inspection, and through nondestructive inspec- 
tion using electromagnetic, radiographic and other 
methods. Critical parameters of the reinforcing system, 
such as lap splice length, presence of hooks, develop- 
ment within concrete, degree of corrosion and integrity 
of the construction shall be established in sufTicient 
detail to perfonn the structural evaluation. 

4. Wood elements. The configuration and dimensions of 
wood elements; the connections between wood ele- 
ments; and the connections between wood and other 
structural components or elements such as concrete or 
masonry walls shall be established. The configuration 
and condition of wood members, including size, type, 
grade, condition and quality shall be assessed, through 
removal of finish materials, and examination of unfin- 
ished areas such as attics, crawl spaces and basements. 
Critical connections and elements shall be visually 
inspected, using invasive procedures or removal of fin- 
ishes where necessary. For shear walls, select locations 
shall be exposed to allow evaluation of sheathing mate- 
rial, nail size, spacing and installation (e.g., overdriven 
or nails that miss or split the framing members). The 
base connections of shear resisting elements shall be 
inspected and evaluated for their adequacy to connect 
the base of the structure to the foundation or structure 
below. 

5. Foundation elements. In the absence of dependable 
construction drawings, determination of the size and 
detailing of the foundation system requires invasive 
procedures. The evaluator shall select representative 
footings for exposure to establish footing size and 
depth. Conservative assumptions regarding the rein- 
forcement may be made considering code requirements 
and local practice at the time of the design. In the 
absence of evidence to the contrary, it may be assumed 
that the foundation elements were adequately designed 
to resist actual gravity loads to which the building has 
been subjected. 

2.1.2.2 Material properties. The building evaluation shall be 
based on the strength and defonnation properties of the exist- 
ing materials and components. The strength of existing compo- 
nents shall be calculated using data on their configuration, 
obtained from the original construction documents, supple- 
mented by field observations and the test values of material 
properties. Where such effects may have a deleterious effect on 
component or structural behavior, allowances shall be made for 
the likely effects ofstrain hardening or degradation. Test values 
may be obtained from samples extracted from the structure, or 
from original materials and compliance certificates. The Office 
will determine the adequacy of the testing program. 



2.1.2.2.1 Nonconforming buildings with construction docu- 
ments. The material properties for nonconforming buildings 
for which original construction documents of sufficient detail 
are available shall be confirmed by testing or from acceptable 
original materials and compliance certificates. If original mate- 
rials and compliance certificates are available, they must pro- 
vide the information specified in Items I through 4 of this 
section to be considered acceptable. 

L Steel elements. The following properties are required 
for each member type (e.g., beams, columns, braces} 
and each steel grade used in the structure: 

a) Ultimate tensile and yield capacities; 

b) Modulus of elasticity; and 

c) Deformation characteristics including mode of fail- 
ure. 

2. Concrete elements. The following material properfies 
are required for each member type (e.g., beams, col- 
umns, walls) in the structure: 

a) Concrete compressive strength; 

b) Concrete unit weight; 

c) Concrete modulus of elasticity; 

d) Reinforcing steel tensile yield point; 

e) Reinforcing steel modulus of elasticity; 

f) Reinforcing steel chemical composition and carbon 
equivalent; and 

g) Reinforcing steel surface deformations. 

3. Masonry elements. The following material properties 
are required for each type of masonry in the structure: 

a) Masonry compressive strength; 

b) Masonry unit weight; 

c) Masonry modulus of elasticity; 

d) Reinforcing steel tensile yield point; 

e) Reinforcing steel modulus of elasticity; 

f) Reinforcing steel chemical composition and carbon 
equivalent; and 

g} Reinforcing steel surface deformations. 

4. Wood elements. The following material properties are 
required for each type of wood element in the structure: 

a) Identification of Wood Species, and 

b) Grade Material. (Note: This may be established by 
visual inspection or stamped labels on the element.) 

2.1.2.2.2 Nonconforming buildings ^^ilhout conslruetion 
documents. The material properties for nonconforming build- 
ings for which original construction documents of sufTicient 
detail are unavailable shall be confinned by testing. The num- 
ber and location of tests shall be selected so as to provide suffi- 
cient information to adequately define the existing condition of 
materials in the building. The evaluator shall determine the 
number and location of tests. The lest locations shall be located 
throughout the entire building in those components which pro- 
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2.2 Selection and use of evaluation statements. 

2.2.1 Identineation of building type. The evaiuator shall 
detemiine the building type using the following procedure: 

1. Identify the lateral- force- resisting system using text 
and drawings, including whatever components are 
available and effective to constitute a system. Prepare 
floor and roof plans, and elevations and sketches of the 
lateral'force-resisting system. 

2. Select one or more of the 15 common building types 
which best characterize the structure (see Sections 2.2.2 
and 2.2.3 below). Structures with multiple lateral force 
resisting systems {different lateral systems in orthogo- 
nal directions, or structures where the system changes 
from level to level) may require the use of two or more 
building types. In the case of hybrid structures or other 
buildings that cannot be adequately classified using the 
15 building types, the alternative analysis procedure 
shall be used, or the building shall be placed in SPC "1.'' 

3. Reproduce from the Appendix the list of evaluation 
statements. These statements shall be used for all types 
of buildings. Some statements on the list may not be 
appropriate. These statements may be marked "NA" as 
"not applicable." The Appendix also contains the set of 
evaluation statements that address foundations and 
geologic site hazards, and nonstructural elements. 

2.2.2 Using the general procedure. The general procedure 
involving use of the set of evaluation statements presented in 
the Appendix consists of the following steps: 

1. Evaluate the basic building system according to the 
evaluation statements in Article 3; 

2. Evaluate the vertical systems resisting lateral forces 
according to Article 4 (moment frames). Article 5 
(shear walls) or Article 6 (braced frames) as appropri- 
ate. For buildings with a combination of vertical sys- 
tems, each system in the building must be evaluated; 

3. Evaluate the diaphragm or horizontal bracing system 
according to Article 7; 

4. Evaluate the structural connections according to Article 

8; 

5. Evaluate the foundation and possible geologic site haz- 
ards according to Article 9; 

6. Evaluate the nonstructural elements that involve imme- 
diate life-safety issues according to Article 10: and 

7. Evaluate the critical nonstructural components and sys- 
tems according to Article 1 1 . 

If a statement is found to be true, the condition being evalu- 
ated is acceptable according to the criteria of these regulations, 
and the issue may be set aside. If a statement is found to be 
false, a condition exists that needs to be addressed further. 
using the specified analysis procedures. Analysis procedures 
are given in Section 2.4. Each statement includes a reference to 
a particular section in Articles 3 through 10 where additional 
procedures for the resolution of the issues are given. Theevalu- 
ator shall assemble the list of deficiencies and the results of the 
analysis and proceed to the fmal evaluation in Section 2.5. 



2.2.3 Common building types. The evaluator shall determine 
the type(s) of building being evaluated, choosing from among 
the following 15 common types: 

1. Building Type 1 — Wood, light frame. These build- 
ings are typically small structures of one or more sto- 
ries. The essential structural character of this type is 
repetitive framing by wood joists on wood studs. Loads 
are light and spans are small. These buildings may have 
relatively heavy chimneys and may be partially or fully 
covered with veneer. Lateral loads are transferred by 
diaphragms to shear walls. The diaphragms are roof 
panels and floors. Shear walls are exterior walls 
sheathed with plank siding, stucco, plywood, gypsum 
board, particle board or fiberboard. Interior partitions 
are sheathed with plaster or gypsum board. 

2. Building Type 2 — Wood, commercial and indus- 
trial. These are buildings with a floor area of 5,000 
square feet or more and with few, i f any, interior bearing 
walls. The essential structural character is framing by 
beams on columns. The beams may be glulam beams, 
steel beams or trusses. Lateral forces usually are 
resisted by wood diaphragms and exterior walls 
sheathed with plywood, stucco, plaster or other panel- 
ing. The walls may have rod bracing. Large exterior 
wall openings often require post-and-beam framing. 
Lateral force resistance on those lines may be achieved 
with steel rigid frames or diagonal bracing. 

3. Building Type 3 — Steel moment frame. These build- 
ings have a frame of steel columns and beams. Lateral 
forces are resisted by the development of flexural 
forces in the beams and columns. In some cases, the 
beam-column connections have very small moment 
resisting capacity but. in other cases, the connections of 
some of the beams and columns were designed to fully 
develop the member capacities. Lateral loads are trans- 
ferred by diaphragms to moment resisting frames. The 
diaphragms can be of almost any material. The frames 
develop their stiffness by full or partial moment con- 
nections. The frames can be located almost anywhere in 
the building. Usually the columns have their strong 
directions oriented so that some columns act primarily 
in one direction while the others act in the other direc- 
tion, and the frames consist of lines of strong columns 
and their intervening beams. 

4. Building Type 4 — Steel braced frame. These build- 
ings are similar to Type 3 buildings except that the verti- 
cal components of the lateral -force -resisting system are 
braced frames rather than moment frames. 

5. Building Type 5 — Steel light frame. These buildings 
are pre-engineered and prefabricated with transverse 
rigid frames. The roof and walls consist of lightweight 
panels. The frames are built in segments and assembled 
in the field with bolted joints. Lateral loads in the trans- 
verse direction are resisted by the rigid frames with 
loads distributed to them by shear elements. Loads in 
the longitudinal direction are resisted entirely by shear 
elements. The shear elements can be either the roof and 
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tension-only rod bracing, or a combination of panels 
and bracing. 

6. Building Type 6 — Steel Frame with concrete shear 
walls. The shear walls in these buildings are 
cast-in-place concrete and may be bearing walls. The 
steel frame is designed for vertical loads only. Lateral 
loads are transferred by diaphragms of almost any 
material to iheshearwalls. The steel frame may provide 
a secondary lateral-force-resisling system depending 
on the stiffness of the frame and the moment capacity of 
the beam-column connections. In "dual" systems, the 
steel moment frames are designed to work together with 
the concrete shear walls in proportion to their relative 
rigidities. In this case, the walls would be evaluated 
under this building type and the frames would be evalu- 
ated under Type 3. Sieel Moment Frames. 

7. Building Type 7 — Steel frame with infill shear walls. 
This is one of the older type of buildings. The infill 
walls usually are offset from the exterior frame mem- 
bers, wrap around them, and present a smooth masonry 
exterior with no indication of the frame. Solidly infilled 
masonry panels act as a diagonal compression strut 
between the intersections of the moment frame. If the 
walls do not fully engage the frame members (i.e.. lie in 
the same plane), the diagonal compression struts will 
not develop. The peak strength of the diagonal strut is 
detentiined by the tensile stress capacity of the masonry 
paneL The post-cracking strength is determined by an 
analysis of a moment frame that is partially restrained 
by the cracked infilL The analysis shall be based on 
published research and shall treat the system as a com- 
posite of a frame and the infill. An analysis that attempts 
to treat the system as a frame and shear wall is not 
permitted. 

8. Building Type 8 — Concrete moment frame. These 
buildings are similar to Type 3 buildings except that the 
frames are of concrete. There is a large variety of frame 
systems. Older buildings may have frame beams that 
have broad shallow cross sections or are simply the col- 
umn strips of fiat-slabs. 

9. Building Type 9 — Concrete shear walls. The vertical 
components of the lateral-force-resisting system in 
these buildings are concrete shear walls that are usually 
bearing walls. In older buildings, the walls often are 
quite extensive and the wall stresses are low but rein- 
forcing is light. Remodeling that entailed adding or 
enlarging the openings for windows and doors may crit- 
ically alter the strength of the modified walls. In newer 
buildings, the shear walls often are limited in extent. 
generating the need for boundary members and addi- 
tional design consideration of overturning forces. 

1 0. Building Type 10 — Concrete frame with infill shear 
walls. These buildings are similar to Type 7 buildings 
except that the frame is of reinforced concrete. The 
analysis of this building is similar to that recommended 
for Type 7 except that the shear strength of the concrete 
columns, after cracking of the infill, may limit the semi- 
ducfile behaviorof the system. Research that is specific 
to confinement of the infill by reinforced concrete 
frames shall be used for the analysis. 



11. Building Type II — Precast/tllt-up concrete walls 
with lightweight fiexible diaphragm. These buildings 
have a wood or metal deck roof diaphragm thai distrib- 
utes lateral forces to precast concrete shear walls. The 
walls are thin but relatively heavy while the roofs are 
relatively light. Tilt-up buildings often have more than 
one story. Walls can have numerous openings for doors 
and windows of such size that the wall behaves more 
hke a frame than a shear wall. 

12. Building Type 12 — Precast concrete frames with 
concrete shear walls. These buildings contain fioor 
and roof diaphragms typically composed of precast 
concrete elements with or without cast-in-place con- 
crete topping slabs. The diaphragms are supported by 
precast concrete girders and columns. The girders ofien 
bear on column corbels. Closure strips between precast 
fioor elements and beam-column joints usually are 
cast-in-place concrete. Welded steel inserts often are 
used to interconnect precast elements. Lateral loads are 
resisted by precast or cast-in-place concrete shear 
walls. 

13. Building Type 13 — Reinforced masonry bearing 
walls with wood or metal deck diaphragms. These 

buildings have perimeter bearing walls of reinforced 
brick or concrete -block masonry. These walls are the 
vertical elements in the lateral-force-resisting system. 
The fioors and roofs are framed either with wood joists 
and beams with plywood or straight or diagonal sheath- 
ing or with steel beams with metal deck with or without 
a concrete fill. Wood fioorframing is supported by inte- 
rior wood posts or steel columns: steel beams are sup- 
ported by steel columns. 

14. Building Type 14 — Reinforced masonry bearing 
walls with precast concrete diaphragms. These 

buildings have bearing walls similar to those of Type 13 
buildings, but the roof and fioors are composed of pre- 
cast concrete elements such as planks or tee-beams, and 
the precast roof and fioor elements are supported on 
interior beams and columns of steel or concrete 
(casl-in-place or precast). The precast horizontal ele- 
ments may have a cast-in-place topping. 

15. Building Type 15 — Unreinforced masonry (URM) 
bearing wall buildings. These buildings include struc- 
tural elements that vary depending on the building's age 
and. to a lesser extent, its geographic location. In build- 
ings built before 1900, the majority of fioor and roof 
construction consists of wood sheathing supported by 
wood subframing. In large multistory buildings, the 
fioors are cast-in-place concrete supported by the 
unreinforced masonry walls and/or steel or concrete 
interior framing. In buildings built after 1950, 
unreinforced masonry buildings with wood fioors usu- 
ally have plywood rather than board sheathing. The 
perimeter walls, and possibly some interior walls, are 
unreinforced masonry. The walls may or may not be 
anchored to the diaphragms. Ties between the walls and 
diaphragms are more common for the bearing walls 
than for walls that are parallel to the fioor framing. 
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(TYPE 1 5) shall be assigned to SPC 1 . No further anal- 
ysis is required, 

2.3 Follow-up field work. The firsl assessment of the evalua- 
tion staLenienis may indicate a need for more information about 
the building. The evaiuator shall make additional site visits, 
performing the necessary surveys and tests to complete the 

evaluation. 

2.4 Analysis of the building. The general requirements for 
building analysis (including the determination offeree level, 
horizontal distribution of lateral forces, accidental torsion, 
interstory drift and overturning) are summarized in this sec- 
tion. For cases where dynamic analysis is required, the general 
requirements are given in Section 2.4.10. 

2.4.1 Scope of analysis. When an evaluation statement is false 
and requires further analysis, the evaluator shall provide 
appropriate analyses that will cover the statement require- 
ments. For the analysis, the evaluator will: 

1. Calculate the building weights; 

2. Calculate the building period; 

3. Calculate the lateral force on the building; 

4. Distribute the lateral force over the height of the build- 
ing; 

5. Calculate the story shears and overturning moments; 

6. Distribute the story shears to the vertical resisting ele- 
ments in proportion to their relative stiffness; 

7. Examine the individual elements as required by the 
evaluation statements: 

a. Load and reaction diagrams for diaphragms and for 
the vertical resisting elements; 

b. Shearing stresses and chord forces in the diaphragm: 

c. Vertical components (walls and frames) and find the 
story deflections, member forces and deflections; 
and 

d. Total forcesordeflectionsaccordingto thespecified 
load combinations. 

For moment frames consisting of beams and columns, the 
distribution of story shears to the vertical lateral-force-resisl- 
ing elements in that story may be in proportion to their relative 
stiffness. In multistory frame-shear wall structures or in struc- 
tures where the vertical resisting elements have significantly 
differentlateralstifrnesses,orwhere the stiffnesses of the verti- 
cal resisting elements change significantly over the height of 
the structure, an analysis of the entire structure under the pre- 
scribed lateral loads shall he performed, 

2.4.2 Demand. All building components evaluated shall resist 
the effects of the seismic forces prescribed herein and the 
effects of gravity loadings from dead, floor live and snow 
loads. The following load combinations shall be used: 

Q=\AQd^Ql^Os^Qe (2-1) 



or 

Q= Q3Qd ± Qe 
where: 

Q = the effect of the combined loads, 
Qb = the effect of dead load. 



(2-2) 



Qe = the effect of seismic forces. 

Qi = the effective live load is equal to 25 percent of the 
unreduced design Uve load but not less than the actual 
live load. 

Qs = the effective snow load is equal to either 70 percent of 
the full design snow load or. where conditions warrant 
and are approved by OSHPD, not less than 20 percent 
of the full design snow load except that, where the 
design snow load is less than 30 pounds per square foot, 
no part of the load need be included in seismic loading. 

The seismic portion of the demand (Qe) is obtained from 
analysis of the building using the seismic base shear (V) from 
Equation 2-3. 

2.4.3 Seismic analysis of the building. 

2.4.3.1 Base shear. The seismic base shear determined from 
Equation 2-3 is the basic seismic demand on the building. Ele- 
ment forces and deflections obtained from analysis based on 
this demand are the element demands (Qe) to be used in the 
load combinations of Equations 2-1 and 2-2. The demands are 
modified in some cases as discussed in Section 2.4.11. 

The seismic base shear fF^ in a given direction shall be deter- 
mined as follows: 



V=C,W 



(2-3) 



where: 



Cf = the seismic design coefficient determined by Equation 
2-4 or 2-5. 

W = the total dead load and applicable portions of the fol- 
lowing: 

' In storage and warehouse occupancies, a minimum 
of 25 percent of the floor live; 

■ Where an allowance for partition load is included in 
the floor load design, the actual partition weight or a 
minimum weight of 10 psf of floor area, whichever 
is greater; 

• Total operating weight of all permanent equipment; 
and 

■ The effective snow load as defined in Section 2.4.2. 

The seismic coefTicient (C^) for existing buildings shall be 
detenninedas follows: 



C. =0.67 



RT- 



0.80.4^,5 



(2-4) 



where: 

Ay 



= the peak velocity-related acceleration coefficient given 
in Figures 2.1 and 2.1a. 

R = a response modification coefficient from Table 2.4.3.1. 

S = the site coefficient given in Table 2.1. In locations 
where the soil properties are not known in sufficient 
detail to determine the Soil Profile Type Si shall be 
used. Soil Profile Type S4 need not be assumed unless 
OSHPD determines that Soil Profile Type S4 may be 
present at the site, or in the event the Soil Profile Type 
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TABLE 2.4.3.1— RESPONSE COEFFICIENTS^ 



R 


c„ 


SYSTEM 


6.5 

4.5 

3J 

4 

1.25 


4 

4 

3 

3.5 

1.25 


Bearing wall &y&lem& 
Liglit-franicd walls with shear panels 
Ri:^inforcc<i concrete shear walls 
Reinforced masonry shear walls 

Conceiilrieally braced frames 
Unreiiiforeed masonry shear walls 


S 

7 
7 

5 

5.5 
4.5 
3.5 


4 

4 

4.5 

4,5 

5 

4 

3 

IJ 


Building Tranie systems 

Heeentrically braced frames, moment-resisting 
conneelions at columns away from link 

Heeentrically braced frames, no n moment-resisting 
connections at columns away from link 

Light-framed walls with shear panels 

Concentrically braced frames 

Reinforced concrete shear walls 

Reinforced masonry shear walls 

Tension-only braced frames 

Unreinforccd masonry shear wall^ 


S 
4 
4.5 

-1 


5.5 
5,5 
3.5 
4 


Momenl-resisting Trame system 

Special moment frames ot steel 

Special moment frames of reinforced concrete 

Inlermediatc moment frames of reinforced concrete 

Ordinary moment frames of steel 

Ordinary moment frames of reinforced concrete 


8 

7 

6 
S 

6.5 
8 


4 

4 

5 

6.5 
5.5 
5 


Dual system nitii a special moment frame 
capable oT resisting at least 25 percent of 
prescribed seismie forces. 
Complementarv seismic -res is tins elements 


Eccentrically braced frames, moment-rcsisling 
conneelions at columns away from link 

Eccentrically braced frames, nonmoment-resisting 
conneelions at columns away from link 

Concenirically braced frames 

Reinforced concrete shear walls 

Reinforced masonry shear walls 

Wood sheathed shear panels 


5 
6 
5 

7 


4.5 
5 

4.5 
4.5 


Dual system with an intermediate moment 
frame of reinforced concrete or an ordinary 
moment frame of steel capable of resisting at 
least 25 percent of prescribed seismic forces. 
Complementarv seisniic-resistins elements 


Concentrically braced frames 
Reinforced concrete shear walls 
Reinforced masonry shear walls 
Wood sheathed shear panels 


2.5 
2.5 
1.25 


2.5 
2,5 
1,25 


Inverted pendulum structures 

Special moment frames of siruciural steel 
Special moment frames of reinforced concrete 
Ordinary moment frames of siruciural steel 



Some building system? i^uch q^t prec.isE momenl resisting frames are not I i 5 led 
ia Table 2.4.3. 1 . When an unll^led building system musi be evaluated, Ihc 
evaluator shall perform an allernale analy.sis per Seclion 2.7 or place ihe 
building inSPC I. 



T = the futidamental period of the building. 
The value ofC^ need not be greater than: 



C =0.85 



25^ 
R 



212^ 
R 



where: 

A^ = the effective peak acceleration coefficient given in Fig- 
ures 2.1 and 2.1a. 

2.4.3.2 Period. For use in Equation 2-4, the value of T shall be 
calculated using one of the following methods: 

Method 1. The value of Tmay be taken to he equal to the 
approximate fundamental period of the building {T^ ) deter- 
mined as follows: 

a. For buildings in which the lateral- force-resisting system 
consists of moment-resisting frames capable of resisting 100 
percent of the required lateral force and such frames are not 
enclosed or adjoined by more rigid components tending to pre- 
vent the frames from deflecting when subjected to seismic 
forces: 

3/4 



Ta - Cjh^ 



(2-6a) 



where: 



Ct = 0.035 for steel frames. 

Ct = 0.030 for concrete frames. 

h„ = the height in feet above the base to the highest level of 
the building. 

b. As an alternate for concrete and steel moment-resfst- 
ing-frame buildings of 12 stories or fewer with a minimum 
story height of 10 feet, the equation T^^ =QAQN. where i\'= the 
number of stones, may be used in lieu of Equation 2-6a. 

c. For all other buildings, 

0.05/; 

(2-6b) 



r. =- 



VI 



where: 



L = the overall length fin feet) of the building at the base in 
the direction under consideration. 

Method 2. The fundamental period T may be estimated 
using the structural properties and deformaiional characteris- 
tics of the resisting elements in a properly substantiated analy- 
sis. This requirement may be satisfied by using the following 
equation: 



r = 27T 






(2-7) 



TABLE 2.4.3.2— COEFFICIENT FOR UPPER LIMIT ON 
CALCULATED PERIOD 



Ay 


c. 


0.4 


1.2 


0.3 


L3 


0.2 


L4 



(2-5) 



The values of f, represent any lateral force, associated with 
weights u„ distributed approximately in accordance with the 
principles of Equations 2-S, 2-9 and 2-10 or any other rational 
distribution. The elastic deflections, ^/j, should be calculated 
using the applied lateral forces./. The period used for compu- 
tation of Cs ^hall not exceed C^T^, where C^ is given in Table 
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2.4.3.3 Direction of seismic forces. Assume that seismic 
forces will come from any horizontal direclion. The forces may 
be assumed to act nonconcurrenily in Ihedirectlon of each prin- 
cipal axis of [he striiciure except as discussed in Section 
2.4.3.5. 

2.4.3.4 L'plift. The beneficial effects of uplift at the foundation 
soil level may be considered, using the alternative analysis 
procedure. 

2.4.3.5 Orthogonal effects. The critical load effect due to 
direction of application of seismic forces on the building may 
be assumed to be satisfied if components and their foundations 
are designed for the following combination of prescribed 
loads: 100 percent of the forces for one direction plus 30 per- 
cent of the forces forthe perpendicular direction. The combina- 
tion requiring the maximum component strength should be 
used. 

Exception: Diaphragms and components of the seismic 
resisting system utilized in only one of the two orthogonal 
directions need not be designed for the combined effects. 

2.4.3.6 Combinations ofstructural systems. When combina- 
tions of structural systems are incorporated into the same struc- 
ture, the following requirements shall he satisfied: 

1. Vertical combinations. 

1.1 Structures not having the same structural system 
throughout their height shall be evaluated using 
the dynamic lateral force procedure. 

Exceptions: 

1. Structures five stories or less without 
stiffness and strength irregularities may 
be evaluated using the equivalent lateral 
force procedures; and 

2. Structures conforming to Section 
2.4.3.6.2. below. 

1.2 A two-stage analysis may be used if a structure 
contains a relatively rigid base supporting a flexi- 
ble upper portion and both portions considered 
separately can be classified as regular structures. 
The rigid base shall have a calculated natural 
period in each direction of not more than 0.06 sec- 
onds. The periods shall be evaluated using Eq. 2-7, 
or its equivalent, considering the total mass of the 
flexible upper portion concentrated at the top of 
the rigid base. The flexible upper portion shall be 
evaluated as a separate structure supported later- 
ally by the rigid base. The rigid base shall be evalu- 
ated as a separate structure. The reactions of the 
flexible upper portion shall be applied at the top of 
the rigid base, amplified by the ratio of the/? and C/ 
factors of the superstructure divided by those for 
the base structure. The values of R and Cj for the 
base structure shall be greater than or equal to 
those used for the superstructure. The total lateral 
force on the base shall include the forces deter- 
mined for the base itself 

2. Combinations along dilTerenl Axes. If a building has 
a bearing wall system in only one direction, the value of 



R used for systems in the other direction shall not be 
greater than that used for the bearing wall system. 

2.4.3.7 Vertical distribution of forces. The lateral force (F^). 
induced at any level, shall be determined as follows: 



and 



F. = Q.V 



C .^^ 



{2-8} 



(2-9) 



1=1 

where: 

Cyy = vertical distribution factor. 

y]f and 
hy = the height (feet) from the base to Level I or .v. 

k = an exponent related to the building period as follows: 
For buildings having a period of 0.5 second or less, k 
= I. 

For buildings having a period of 2.5 seconds or more, A 
= 2. 

For buildings having a period between 0.5 and 2.5 sec- 
onds, k may be taken as 2 or may be determined by lin- 
ear interpolation between 1 and 2. 

V = total design lateral force or shear at the base of the 
building. 

II ^ and 
ivV = the portion of the total gravity load of the building (W) 
located or assigned to Level I or x. 

2.4.3.8 Horizontal distribution of shear. The story shear. 
( l\), shall be distributed to the various vertical elements of the 
lateral- force- resisting system in proportion to Iheir rigidities, 
considering the rigidity of the diaphragm. 

2.4.3.9 Horizontal torsional moments. The increased shears 
resulting from horizontal torsion where diaphragms have the 
capability to transmit that torsion shall be evaluated. The acci- 
dental torsional moment shall be determined assuming dis- 
placements of the centers of mass each way from their 
calculated locations. The minimum assumed displacement of 
the center of mass at each level shall be five percent of the 
dimension at that level measured perpendicular to the direction 
of the applied force. For each element, the most severe loading 
shall be considered. 

2.4.3.10 Overturning. Every structure shall be capable of 
resisting the overturning effects caused by earthquake forces 
specified. At any level, the overturning moments to be resisted 
shall be estimated using those seismic forces /'FjL//;f/FJ that act 
on levels above the level under consideration. At any level, the 
incremental changes of the overturning moment shall be dis- 
tributed to the various resisting elements in the same propor- 
tion as distribution of the horizontal shears to those elements. 
The foundations of buildings (but not the connection of the 
building to the foundation), except inverted pendulum struc- 
tures, shall be evaluated for the foundation overturning design 
moment (M^j at the foundation-soil interface determined using 
the overturning moment at the base with an overturning 
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2.4.3.11 P-delta effects. The resulting member forces and 
moments and the story drifts induced by P-deitaefTects shall be 
considered in the evaluation of overall structural frame stabil- 
ity. P-delta need not be considered if the drift satisfies the 
''Quick Check for Drift" given in Section 2.4.7. 

2.4.3.12 Foundations. The foundation shall be capable of 
transmitting the base shear and the overturning forces defined 
in this article from the structure into the supporting soiL The 
short-term dynamic nature of the loads may be taken into 
account in establishing the soil properties. 

2.4.3.12.1 Soil capacities. The capacity of the foundation soil 
in bearing or the capacity of the soil interface between pile, pier 
or caisson and the soil shall be sufficient to support the struc- 
ture with all prescribed loads, other than earthquake forces, 
taking due account of the settlement thai the structure is capa- 
ble of withstanding. For the load combination including earth- 
quake, the soil capacities must be sufficient to resist loads at 
acceptable strains considering boih ihe short time of loading 
and the dynamic properties of Ihe soiL Allowable soil capaci- 
ties mulfiplied by a factor of2.0 may be used, except that values 
for sliding friction may not be increased. 

2.4.3.12.2 Structural materials. The strength of concrete 
foundation components subjected to seismic forces alone or in 
combinafion with other prescribed loads and their detailing 
requirements shall be determined from ihe provisions of ACI 
3 IS. Reductions to foundation component capacities shall be 
made where components do not meet the requirements of ACI 
31S. 

2.4.4 Deformation and drift. When deformations and drift 
limits need to be checked, such as for frames failing the ""Quick 
Check of Drift'' and slender seismic resisting systems of any 
type, compute the elastic deformations caused by the required 
forces and then multiply by the factor Cj to detennine the total 
deformations. Interstory drifts shall not exceed 0.0133/j,vi, 
where //^.^ is the story height below level jc. For purposes of this 
drift analysis only, it is permissible to use the computed funda- 
mentnlperiod(r)ofthebuilding without the upper bound limi- 
tation specified in Section 2.4.3.2 when determining drift level 
seismic design forces. 

2.4.5 Demand on diaphragms. The deflection in the plane of 
the diaphragm shall not exceed the permissible deflection of 
the attached elements as determined by the evaluator. Permissi- 
ble deflection permits the attached element to maintain its 
structural integrity under the individual loading and confinue 
to support the prescribed loads without endangering the occu- 
pants of the building. 

Floorandroof diaphragms shall be designed to resist a mini- 
mum force equal to 0.5.-1 / times the weight of the diaphragm 
and other elements attached to the building plus the portion of 
the seismic shear force at that level. ( i\ ). required to be trans- 
ferred to the components of the vertical seismic-resisfing sys- 
tem because of offsets or changes in stiffness of the vertical 
components above and below the diaphragm. 

Diaphragms shall provide for both the shear and bending 
stresses resulting from these forces. Diaphragms shall have ties 
or struts to distribute the wall anchorage forces into the dia- 
phragm as prescribed in Section 3.6.4 of the \99ANEHRP Rec- 
ommended Provisions. 



2.4.6 Demand on parls and portions of the building. Parts 
andporfions of structures and pennanent nonstructural compo- 
nents and equipment supported by a structure and their attach- 
ments, as idenfifiedinthe building evaluation procedures, shall 
be evaluated to verify that they are capable of resisting the 
seismic forces specified below. All attachments or appendages, 
including anchorages and required bracing, shall be evalu- 
ated for seismic forces. Nonrigid equipment, the structural fail- 
ure of which would cause a life-safety hazard, also shall be 
evaluated. 

Each element or component evaluated shall be capable of 
resisting a total lateral seismic force, F^,. where: 

Fp^Q.67{AvCcWc) (2-10) 

where: 

Ay = the velocity-related acceleration coefficient given in 
Figures 2.1 and 2.1a. 

Cj. = a coefficient given in Table 2.4.6. 

W^- = the weight of the element or component. 

The NPC of the building shall be determined using the pro- 
cedures in Article 1 1. 

TABLE 2.4.6— SEISMIC COEFFICIENT, C, 







C^ 


Paris of 
structure 


Wal[s: 

tJnbiaccd (caiitilcvcrcd parapets and watis) 

Other c.vtcrior watis at and above the ground 

floor 

All interior bearing and nonbearing walls 

and partitions 


2.4 
U.9 


Masonry or eonerete fences over 6 feet high 


0.9 


Penthouse (except where framed by an 
extension of the building frame) 


0.9 


Connections for prefabricated structural 
elements other than walls w fth force applied 

at the center of gravitjr' 


0.9 


Non&lructural 
components 


Exterior and interior ornamentations and 
appendages 


2.4 


Chimneys, stacks, trussed towers and tanks: 
Supported on or projecting as an unbraced 
canti fever above the roof more than one-ha[f 
its total height 

All others including those supported below 
the roof with unbraced projection above the 
roofless than one-half its height or braced or 
guyed to the structural frame at or above its 
center of mass 


2.4 
0.9 


Mechanical, plumbing and electrical 
equipment 


0.9 


Anchorage for suspended ceilings and light 
fixtures 


0.9 



2.4.7 Quick checks of strength and stiffness. Evaluation 
statements may require quick check estimates of the strength 
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To check the average shear stress or drift for upper stories in 
addition to the first story, the story shear for an upper story may 
be approximated as follows; 



^J = 



111 



~W 



IIV 



(2-11) 



where: 

j = number of story level under consideration. 

n = total number of stories above ground level. 

V = base shear from Equation 2-3. 

Vj = maximum story shear at story Level 7. 

W = total seismic dead load. 

Wj = total seismic dead load of all stories above Levely (see 
Section 2.4J), 

2.4.7.1 Story drift for moment FramesThe following equa- 
tion for the drift ratio is applicable only to regular, multistory, 
multibay frames with columns continuous lop and bottom: 

h 



DR=, 






HE 



VX. 



(2-12) 



where: 

Cj = defiection amplification factor from Table 2.4. 3. L 

DR = drift ratio = interstory displacement divided by 
interstory height. 

= modulus of elasticity (ksi). 

= story height (in.). 

= moment of inertia (in. ). 

= I/L for the beam. 

= 1/h for the column. 

= center-to-center length (in.). 

V^. = shear in the column (kips). 

For reinforced concrete frames, use appropriate cracked sec- 
tion properties pursuant to ACl 318-95 or later For other con- 
figurations of frames, compute the drift ratio from the 
principles of structural mechanics. 

2.4.7.2 Shearing stress in concrete frame columns. The 

equation for a quick estimate of the average shearing stress, 
(v^,^, ), in the columns of concrete frames is as follows: 



E 
h 
I 
h 

L 



^.^■ = 



N^-n,. 



(V. 



A. 



(2-13) 



where: 

A^. = summation of the cross-sectional area of all columns in 
the story under consideration. 

n^. = total number of columns. 

Hf = total number of frames in the direction of loading. 

Vf = story shear from Equation 2-1 1. 

Equation 2-13 assumes that nearly all of the columns in the 
frame have similar stiffness. For other configurations of 
frames, compute the shear stress in the concrete columns from 
the principles of structural mechanics. 



2.4.7.3 Shearing stress in shear walls. The equation for a 
quick estimate of the average wall shear stress (Vavg) is as fol- 
lows: 



V = — '- 
""^ A.. 



(2-14) 



where: 

A„. = 



summation of the horizontal cross- sectional area of all 
shear walls in the direction of loading. The wall area 
shall be reduced by the area of any openings. For 
masonry walls, use the net area. For wood-framed 
walls, use the length rather than the area. 

V, = story shear at the level under consideration determined 
from Equation 2-1 1. 

The allowable stresses for the various types of shear wall 
building are given in Section 5.1 for concrete shear walls. Sec- 
tion 5. 3 for reinforced masonry shear walls. Section 5A for 
unreinforced masonry shear walls and Section 5.6 for wood 
shear walls. 

2.4.7.4 Diagonal hracing. The equation for a quick estimate of 
the average axial stress in the diagonal bracing (ft.,) is as fol- 
lows: 



/..= 



'-. 1 




^■A'. J 



(2-15) 



where: 






S 



= the average area of a diagonal brace (in, ). 

= average length of the braces (ft). 

= number of braces in tension and compression if the 
braces are designed for compression; if not, use the 
number of braces in tension, if the braces are not 
designed for compression. 

average span length of braced spans (ft), 

maximum story shear at each level (kips). 



'V = 

2.4.8 Procedure for evaluating unreinforced masonry bear- 
ing wall buildings. Unreinforced masonry bearing wall build- 
ings shall automatically be placed in SPC I . 

2.4.9 Element capacities. Calculate element capacities on the 
ultimate-strength basis of the 1994 NEHRP Rtconjincfult'tl 
Pfxjvixions. 

When calculating capacities of deteriorated or damaged ele- 
ments, the evaluator shall make appropriate reductions in the 
material strength, the section properties and any other aspects 
of the capacity affected by the deterioration. 

2.4.9.1 Wood. The basic document is Chapter 9 of the 1994 
NEHRP Recommended Provia ions, as modified in Section 5.6 
of these regulations. 

2.4.9.2 SiceL The basic document is Chapter 5 of die 1994 
NEHRP Recommended Provisions, as modified in Articles 4 
and 6 of these regulations. 

2.4.9.3 Concrete. The basic document is ACl 31S-89. Because 
this document is on an ultimate-strength basis, the 1994 
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lors Ihat include the factor of 1.0 for earthquake effects {see 
Equations 2-1 and 2-2). 

2.4.9.4 Masonry. The basic document is Chapter 8 of the IQQ4 
NEHRP Recommended Provisions, as modified in Article 5 of 
these regulations. 

2.4.10 Dynamic analysis. Unless otherwise noted, the proce- 
dures given in Articles 3 through 10 use the eqiiivaleni lateral 
force procedure. The use of a dynamic analysis procedure is 
required for the following: 

1 ) Buildings 240 feet or more in height; 

2) Buildings with vertical irregularities caused by signifi- 
cant mass or geometric irregularities; 

3) Buildings where the distribution of the lateral forces 
departs from that assumed in the equivaienl lateral force 
procedure; and 

4) Where required bythe evaluation statements in Articles 
3 through 10. 

Dynamic analysis procedures shall conform to the criteria 
established in this section. The analysis shall be based on an 
appropriate ground motion representation as specified in this 
section and shall be performed using accepted principles of 
dynamics. Structures that are evaluated in accordance with this 
section shall comply with all other applicable requirements. 

2.4.10.1 Ground motion. The ground motion representation 
shall be an elastic response spectra developed for mean values 
for the specific site, in accordance with the procedures in Title 
24, Section \b29k.l oi \995 Calif ornia Build mg Code {Q^C) 
or equivalent provision in later version of the CBC. 

2.4.10.2 Mathematical model. A mathematical model of the 
physical structure shall represent the spatial distribution ofihe 
mass and sfiffness of the structure to calculate the significant 
features of its dynamic response. A three-dimensional model 
shall be used when the dynamic analysis involves a structure 
with an irregular plan configuration and rigid or semirigid 
diaphragms. 

2.4.10.3 Analysis procedure. 

2.4.10.3.1 Response spectrum analysis. An elastic dynamic 
analysis of a structure shall use the peak dynamic response of 
all modes having a significant contribution to total structural 
response. This requirement may be satisfied by demonstrating 
that for the modes considered, at least 90% of the participating 
mass of the structure is included in the calculation of response 
in each principal horizontal direction. Peak modal responses 
are calculated using the ordinates of the appropriate response 
spectrum curve that corresponds to the modal periods. Maxi- 
mum modal contributions shall be combined in a statistical 
manner using recognized combination methods to obtain an 
approximate totai structural response. 

2.4.10.3.2 Scaling of results. When the base shear for a given 
direction is less than thai required by the equivalent lateral 
force procedure, the base shear shall be increased to the value 
prescribed in that procedure. All corresponding response 
parameters, including deflections, member forces and 
moments, shall be increased proportionately. 

When the base shear for a given direction is greater than that 
required by the equivalent lateral force procedure, the base 
shear may be decreased to the value prescribed in that proce- 



dure. All corresponding response parameters, including 
defiections, member forces, and moments, may be decreased 
proportionately. 

2.4.10.3.3 Post-yield analyses. Post-yield analyses of a sim- 
plified model of the building may be made to estimate the non- 
linear displacements of the structural system. If the analyses is 
made with a two-dimensional planar model, the additive tor- 
sional displacement shall be established through methods that 
are equivalent to those used for response spectra analyses. 

The displacements or rotations of structural members esti- 
mated by the post-yield analysis shall be compared with rele- 
vant experimental data to determine the adequacy of the 
member or system. 

2.4.10.4 Torsion. The analysis shall account for torsional 
effects, including accidental torsional effects, as prescribed in 
Section 2.4.3.9. Where three-dimensional models are used for 
analysis, effects of accidental torsion shall be accounted for by 
appropriate adjustments in the model such as adjustment of 
mass locations or by equivalent static procedures such as pro- 
vided in Section 2.4.3.9. 

2.4.11 Acceptance criteria. The elements to be analyzed are 
specified in the procedures given in Articles 3 through 10. The 
total demand. O. is calculated by Equation 2-1 or 2-2 as modi- 
fied below. The capacity, C, is calculated according to the pro- 
cedures of Section 2,4,9, The basic acceptance criterion is: 



Q<C 



{2-17) 



Where elements or portions of a lateral force resisting sys- 
tem are expected to behave in a less ductile manner than the 
system as a whole, the term Qe in Equation 2-1 or 2-2 shall be 
modifiedorspecialcalculations be made to account for the dif- 
ferent failure modes of the various elements. Modification of 
Qe. and special calculafion procedures and when they shall be 
used, are described in Articles 3 through 8. 

If all significant elements meet the basic acceptance criteria 
as specified herein, no further analysis is needed. 

2.4.12 Assessment of element deficiencies. The result of the 
checks specified in Articles 3 through 10 will show whether or 
not the elements meet the requirements of the 1994 NEHRP 
Recommended Provisions as modified herein. 

For those elements not meeting the specified acceptance cri- 
teria, the relafive hazard or seriousness of the deficiencies shall 
be assessed. Deficiencies shall be ranked according to: 

1) Degrees of ''overstress" {both total and seismic); 

2) Element importance in the load path; and 

3) Building, ductile and element stability. 

2.5 Final evaluation. 

2.^.1 Review the statements and responses. Upon comple- 
tion of the analysis and field work, the evaluator shall review 
the evaluation statements and the responses to the statements to 
ensure that all of the concerns have been addressed. 

2.5.2 Assemble and review the results of the procedures. 

Upon completion of the procedures given in Articles 3 through 
10, the evaluator shall assemble and review the results. 

2.5.2.1 Q versus C. The criterion £> < C is an indication of 
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NEHRP Recommenc/ed Provisions a& modified for these regu- 
lations. However, because O involves gravity effects, tiie ratio 
of ^to C for an element must be considered in light of the seis- 
mic demand versus capacity in order to fully determine the seri- 
ousness of the earthquake hazard. 

2.5.2.2 De/Ce Ratios. The severity of the deficiencies shall be 
assessed by listing the De/Ce ratios in descending order. The 
element with the largest value is the weakest link in the build- 
ing. If the element can fail without jeopardizing the building, 
then the SPC may be based upon the element with the next 
lower ratio, and so on. Failure of an element will not jeopardize 
the building provided an alternate load path (neglecting the 
failed element) exists, and the vertical and lateral stability of 
the structure, or portions of the structure, is not impaired. The 
presence of an element with a D^/Ce greater than one. where 
failure of that element will jeopardize the stability of the build- 
ing or element, requires that nonconforming buildings be 
placed in SPC 1. For confonning buildings, see the appropriate 
evaluation statement. 

2.5.2.3 Qualitative issues. Some of the procedures identify 
specific deficiencies without any calculation. These deficien- 
cies will automatically place buildings in SPC 1, 3 or 4. 

2.5.3 Final evaluation. The final evaluation will place the 
building in the appropriate the SPC (Table 2.5.3), based on a 
review of the qualitative and quantitative results of the proce- 
dures and the list of deficiencies. In general, an unmitigated 
"false'' answer 10 an evaluation statement will lower the SPC of 
the Building. A ''false" evaluation statement may be consid- 
ered mitigated if the building, element or component is justi- 
fied using the procedure outlined in the evaluation statement, 
or the effects of the condition are incorporated in the overall 
evaluation, as described in Section 2.5.2.2. 



2.5.3.1 Conlorming buildings. Conforming buildings, other 
than those of welded steel moment frame construction (Build- 
ing Type 3 and possibly Building Types 4 and 6. if a dual sys- 
tem is present), without any unmitigated "false'' evaluation 
statements shall be placed in SPC 5. Other confonning build- 
ings shall be placed in the lowest SPC directed by the evalua- 
tion statements. 

2.5.3.2 Nonconforming buildings. An unmitigated ''False" 
answer to any evaluation statement shall result in 
nonconforming buildings being placed in SPC I, unless 
directed otherwise by the procedures for that particular evalua- 
tion statement. All other nonconforming buildings shall be 
placed in SPC 2. 

2.6 The final report. The report shall include the following 
elements: 

1 . A description of the building, including photographs, 
and sketches of the lateral-force-resisting system using 
an OSHPD approved format; 

2. The set of statements from the Appendix, with a synop- 
sis of the investigation and supporting calculations that 
were made; 

3. A list of the deficiencies that must be remedied in order 
to change statement responses from false to true: 

4. The SPC for the building, with comments on the rela- 
tive importance of the deficiencies; and 

5. TheNPC for the building. 

2.7 Alternative analysis. The owner of a building may elect to 
perform an Alternative Analysis, to evaluate a structure in 
more detail than that provided by the evaluation procedures 
specified in these regulations. The methodology of an Alterna- 
tive Analysis must be approved in advance by OSHPD, and 
shall meet the following criteria: 



TABLE 2.5.3— STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES (SPC) 



SPC 



DESCRIPTION 



SPCl 



Buildings posing a significant risk of collapse and a danger to tlic public. These buildings must be brought up to the SPC 2 level 
by January I, 2U0y. or be removed from acute care service. 



SPC 2 



Buildings in compliance with the pre-1973 CtiUfomiti BuiitHfrg Shiudui-ds Code or other applicable standards, but not in 
compliance with the structural provisions of the Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act. These buildings do not 
significantly jeopardize life, but may not be repairable or functional following strong ground motion. These buildings must be 
brought into compliance with the slruclural provisions of the Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act, its regulations or 
its retrofit provisions by January 1, 2U3U, or be removed from acute care service. 



SPC 3 



Buildings in compliance with the slruclural provisions of the Alquist Hospiial Facilities Seismic Safety Act, utilizing steel 
moment-resisting frames in regions of high seismicity as defined in Section 4.2.10 and constructed under a permit issued prior 
to October 25. 1994. These buildings may experience structural damage which docs not significantly jeopardize life, but may 
not be repairable or functional following strong ground motion. Buildings in this category will have been conslruclcd or 
reconstructed under a building permit obtained through USHPD. These buildings may be used to January I. 2030, and beyond. 



SPC 4 



Buildings in compliance with the structural provisions of the Alquist Hospiial Facilities Seismic Safety Act, bui may experience 

structural damage which may inhibit abilily to provide services to the public following strong ground molion. Buildings in lliis 
category will have been constructed or reconstructed under a building permit oblained through OSHPD. These buildings may 
be used to January I, 2030, and beyond. 



SPC 5 



Buildings in compliance wilh the slruclural provisions of the Alquist Hospiial Facilities Seismic Safety Aei, and reasonably 
capable of providing services to Ihc public following strong ground motion. Buildings in this category will have been 
constructed or reconstructed under a building permit obtained through OSHPD. These buildings may be used without restriction 
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1. Data collection on the Structure and site conditions shall 
be perfonned in accordance with the appropriate Sec- 
tions of Article 2 of these regulations. Depending upon 
the type of analysis to be performed, additional data 
regarding the as built condition and material properties 
may be required; 

2. The Alternative Analysis shall be based on a site spe- 
cific ground motion as specified in Section 341 3 A. 1.2 
of the 2007 CalifGi-uk} BuiUUng Cotle (CBC); 

3. The analysis of the structure shall determine the distri- 
bution of strength and deformation demands produced 
by the design ground shaking and other seismic haz- 
ards. The analysis shall address seismic demands and 
capacities to resist these demands for all elements in the 
structure that either: 

• Are essential to the lateral stability of the structure 
(primary elements); or 

' Are essential to the vertical load-carrying integrity 
of the building. 

4. The analysis procedure may consist of a linear or non- 
linear analysis. The analytical methods and acceptance 
criteria shall conform to Section 3403A.2.3.4 of the 
2007 CBC and nonlinear time history analysis proce- 
dure shall be reviewed and approved, in advance, by 
OSHPD. 



ARTICLES 
PROCEDURES FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS 

3.0 Introduction. This article sets forth general requirements 
that apply to all buildings: load path, redundancy, configura- 
tion, adjacent buildings and the condition of the materials. 

3.1 Load path. The structure contains a complete load path for 
seismic force effects from any horizontal direction that serves 
to transfer the inertial forces from the mass to the foundation. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
load path is the mostessential requirement fora building. There 
must be a lateral -force- resisting system thai forms a load path 
between the foundation and all diaphragm levels and that ties 
all of the portions of the building together. The load path must 
be complete and sufficiently strong. 

3.2 Redundancy. The structure will remain laterally stable 
after the failure of any single element. 

Check whether stability of the structure depends on a single 
element. If the failure of a single element {member or connec- 
tion) will result in loss of lateral stability, the element shall be 
checked for adequacy using an amplification factor of C^/2, 
but not less than 1.5. P-delta effects shall be included in this 
check. 

3.3 Configuration. Vertical irregularities are defined in terms 
of discontinuities of strength, stiffness, geometry and mass. 

Horizontal irregularities involve the horizontal distribution 
of lateral forces to the resisting frames or shear walls. Irregular- 
ities in the shape of the diaphragm itself (i.e., diaphragms that 
are L-shaped or have notches) are covered in Article 7. 

3.3.1 Weak story. Visual observation or a Quick Check indi- 
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of the vertical elements in the lateral-force-resisting system; 
the story strength at any story is not less than 80 percent of the 
strength of the story above. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2, Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. Check story strengths individually. Where a weak 
story exists, the resisting elements shall be checked: include 
P-delta effects and inelastic demand. To compensate for the 
concentration of inelastic action where the story strength of the 
weak story is less than 65 percent of the story above, amplify 
the design forces in the weak story by the factor Cj /2. but not 
less than 1.5. Conforming buildings which fail this check shall 
be placed in SPC 4. 

3.3.2 Soft story. Visual observation or a Quick Check indicates 
that there are no significant sfiffness discontinuities in any of 
the vertical elements in the lateral-force-resisting system; the 
lateral stiffness of a story is not less than 70 percent of that in 
the story above or less than 80 percent of the average stiffness 
of the three stories above. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2. Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. The deficiency is in the stiffness of certain porfions 
of the building. Where a soft story condition is indicated, the 
sfiffness of the building shall be calculated story by story, in 
order to determine whether a story falls within the definition of 
a soft slory. Where a soft story exists, the resisting elements 
shall be checked: include P-delta effects. For buildings more 
than 65 feet or five stories tall, a dynamic analysis shall be per- 
formed to compute the distribution of seismic forces. 

3.3.3 Geometry. There are no significant geometrical irregu- 
larities; there are no setbacks (i.e., no changes in horizontal 
dimension of the lateral-force-resisfing system of more than 30 
percent in a story relative to the adjacent stories}. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2, Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. Where geometric irregularities exist, a dynamic 
analysis shall be performed to compute the vertical distribution 
of seismic forces. 

3.3.4 Mass. There are no significant mass irregularities; there 
is no change of effective mass of more than 50 percent from one 
story to the next, excluding light roofs. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2. Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condifion as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. The deficiency is in the distribufion of mass in the 
building. The effecfive mass is the real mass consisting of the 
dead weight of the fioor plus the actual weights of partitions 
and equipment. Where mass irregularities exist, a dynamic 
analysis shall be performed to compute the vertical distribufion 
of seismic forces. 

3.3.5 Vcrlkal discontinuities. All shear walls, infilled walls 
and frames are continuous to the foundation. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2. Title 24, the evaluator may 
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necessary. The primary deficiency is in the strength of the col- 
umns that support the wall or frame. The secondary deficiency 
is in the strength of the connecting strut or diaphragm. Con- 
forming buildings which fail these checks shall be placed in 
SPC4. 

Procedure for columns: Check the columns that support the 
upper vertical lateral load-resisting element for their capacity 
to support the gravity loads plus the overturning forces. The 
overturning forces shall be based on the design forces ampli- 
fied by the factor C^//2, but not less than 1.5, or on the capacity 
of the vertical lateral load-resisting element to resist lateral 
force if this is greaten The column check shall include P-della 
effects. 

Procedure for strut or diaphragm: Check the strut or dia- 
phragm for its ability to transfer the load from the discontinu- 
ous clement to the lower resisting element. 

3.3.6 Torsion. The lateral-force-resisting elements form a 
well-balanced system that is not subject lo significant torsion. 
SigniRcanttorsion will be taken as any condition where the dis- 
tance between the story center of rigidity and the story center of 
mass is greater than 20 percent of the width of the structure in 
either major plan dimension. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2. Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. One deficiency is in the layout and the strengths and 
stiffness of the walls and frames of the lateral- force-resisting 
system. Another deficiency is in the strength of columns that 
are not part of the latera I -force- resisting system but are forced 
to undergo displacements due lo the rotation of the diaphragm. 
Verify the adequacy of the system by analyzing the torsional 
response using procedures that are appropriate for the relative 
rigidities of the diaphragms and the vertical resisting elements. 
Calculate the maximum story drift (the average building drift 
plus the additional displacement due to torsion). Verify that all 
vertical load-carrying elements can maintain their load-carry- 
ing ability under the expected drifts. When checking columns, 
include P-delta effects and consider inelastic demand. Con- 
fonning buildings which fail this check shall be placed in SPC 
4. 

3.4 Adjaccnl buildings. There is no immediately adjacent 
structure that is less than half as tall or has floors/levels that do 
not match those of the building being evaluated. A neighboring 
structure is considered to be ^'immediately adjacent" if it is 
within 2 inches times the number of stories away from the 
building being evaluated. 

The deficiency is the distance between the buildings. Report 
the condition as a hazard. Where both buildings are designed 
and constructed in accordance with the 1989 or later editions of 
Part 2, Title 24, the evaluator may consider this condition as 
mitigated. Other confonning buildings which fail these checks 
shall be placed in SPC 4. 

3.5 Deflection incompatibilky. Column and beam assemblies 
that are not part of the lateral-force-resisting system (i.e.. grav- 
ity load-resisting frames) are capable of accommodating 
imposed building drifts, including amplified drift caused by 
diaphragm deflections, without loss of vertical load-carrying 
capacity 



For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this con- 
dition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The defi- 
ciency is in the ductility of the vertical load-carrying system. 
Calculate the expected drifts using the procedures in Section 
2.4.4. Use net section properties for all reinforced concrete ele- 
ments in the lateral-force-resisting system. Include the lateral 
displacements due to diaphragm deflections, using the dia- 
phragm loading computed in Section 2.4.6. Evaluate the capac- 
ity of the nonlateral-force-resisting columns and beam 
assemblies to undergo the combined drift, considering 
moment-axial force interaction and column shear. 

3.6 Sliort "captive" columns. There are no columns with 
height-to-depth ratios less than 75 percent of the nominal 
height-to-depth ratios of the typical columns at that level. 

The deficiency is in the tendency of short captive columns to 
attract high shear forces because of their high stiffness relative 
to adjacent elements. Calculate the story drift, and determine 
the shear demand (Vj in the short column caused by the drift 
{\\,=2M/L}. The ratio of VJV„ shall be less than one. where V„ 
is the column nominal shear capacity computed in accordance 
with ACI criteria. Conforming buildings which fail these 
checks shall be placed in SPC 4. 

3.7 Evaluation ormalcrials and conditions. 

3.7.1 Dctcrioralion of wood. None of the wood members 
shows signs of decay, shrinkage, splitting, fire damage or sag- 
ging, and none of the metal accessories is deteriorated, broken 
or loose. 

The deficiency is in the capacity of the deteriorated ele- 
ments. Determine the cause and extent of damage. Identify the 
lateral-force-resisting system and determine the consequences 
of the damage lo the system. The system shall be judged ade- 
quate if it can perform with the damaged elements. Check the 
structural systems with appropriate reductions in member 
properties. 

3.7.2 Overdriven nails. There is no evidence of overdriven 
nails in the shear walls or diaphragms. 

The deficiency is in the capacity of the fasteners. Check the 
wall demand and capacity, using reduced strength due to 
overdriven fasteners. 

3.7.3 Deterioration of steel. There is no significant visible 
rusting, corrosion or other deteriorafion in any of the steel ele- 
ments in the vertical- or laieral-force-resisting systems. 

The deficiency is the reduction in cross-section of the ele- 
ments. Check the structural systems with appropriate reduc- 
tions in member properties. See Article 4 for inspection 
requirements for welded steel moment-resisting frame 
structures. 

3.7.4 Deterioration of concrete. There is no visible deteriora- 
tion of concrete or reinforcing sleel in any of the frame 
elements. 

The deficiency is the reduction in member properties. Check 
the structural systems with appropriate reductions in member 
capacities. 

3.7.5 Post-tensioning anchors. There is no evidence of corro- 
sion or spalling in the vicinity of post-tensioning or end fit- 
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The deficiency is the reduced area of the prestress strands 
and. with coil anchors, the ability of the anchorage to maintain 
itsgrip under cyclic loading. Inspect a sample of the concrete in 
the area of the anchorage to detentiine its condition. Determine 
the cause and extent ofthe deterioration. Consider the effects of 
anchorage failure on the vertical and lateral load-carrying 
capacity of the structure. 

3.7.6 Concrete wall cracks. All diagonal cracks in the wall 
elements are 1 .0 mm or less in width, are in isolated locations 
and do not form an X pattern. 

The deficiency is the reduced capacity of the wall. Deter- 
mine the cause and extent of the cracking. Check the structural 
systems with reduced wall capacity. 

3.7.7 Cracks in boundary columns. There are no diagonal 
cracks wider than 1 .0 mm in concrete columns that encase the 
masonry infills. 

The deficiency is the reduced capacity of the walL Evaluate 
the wall with limited capacity assigned to the deteriorated ele- 
ments. Determine the cause and extent of the damage. 

3.7.8 Precast concrete walls. There is no significant visible 
deterioration of concrete or reinforcing steel or evidence of dis- 
tress, especially at the connections. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the connections. Deter- 
mine the cause and extent of distress and check the structural 
systems with appropriate reductions in capacity. 

3.7.9 Masonry joints. The mortar cannot be easily scraped 
away from the joints by hand with a metal tool, and there are no 
significant areas of eroded mortar. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the wall. Check the ade- 
quacy of the walls with the strength determined by tests. This 
evaluation statement also applies to masonry veneers present 
on the exterior or interior walls of the building. 

3.7.10 Masonry units. There is no visible deterioration of 
large areas of masonry units. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the units. Determine the 
cause and extent of deterioration and use reduced capacity in 
detennining the adequacy of the units. 

3.7.1 1 Cracks in infill walls. There are no diagonal cracks in 
the infilled walls that extend throughout a panel or are greater 
than LO mm wide. 

The deficiency is the reduced capacity of the wall. Deter- 
mine the cause and extent of the cracking. If appropriate, check 
the structural systems with reduced wall capacity. 



ARTICLE 4 

PROCEDURES FOR 

MOMENT-RESISTING SYSTEMS 

4.0 Inlrodnction. Moment frames develop their resistance to 
lateral forces through the flexural strength and continuity of 
beam and column elements. Moment frames may be classified 
as special, intentiediate and ordinary frames. 

For evaluations using these regulations, it is not necessary to 
detentiine the type of frame in the building. The issues are 
addressed by appropriate acceptance criteria in the specified 



procedures. For determination of element capacities, see Arti- 
cle 2, Section 2.4.9. 

4.1 Frames with inHII walls. 

4.1.1 Interfering walls. All infill walls placed in moment 
frames are isolated from structural elements. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is an inappropriate connection of the wall to the 
frame. Evaluate the relative strength and stiffness of the walls 
and frames, considering the nature and size of the joint or con- 
nection between the wall and the frame. If the strength of the 
walls is not commensurate with the stiffness, the building 
should be treated as Type 7 or Type 10 (Article 2, Section 2.2.3 
"Common Building Types'*), a frame with infill walls. If the 
infill walls do not extend the full story height and are not prop- 
erly isolated from the frame columns, evaluate the column 
shear demand and capacity, based on a column height equal to 
the clear distance from the top of the wall to the bottom of the 
slab or beam above, amplifying the design forces in the short 
column by CJl, but not less than 1 .5. The shear demand need 
not exceed the shear capacity corresponding to flexural capac- 
ity of the column, based on a column height equal to the clear 
distance from the top of the wall to the bottom of the slab or 
beam above. 

4.2 Steel moment frames. Welded steel moment frames may 
be subject to detailed frame joint evaluation requirements, as 
outlined in this section. The purpose of this joint evaluation is 
to determine if the building has experienced joint damage in 
strong ground shaking. 

4.2.0.1 Preliminary screening. All welded steel moment 
frame structures shall undergo a detailed frame joint evaluation 
if the building is located at a site that has experienced the fol- 
lowing: 

1. An earthquake ofmagnitude greater than orequal to 6.5 
that produced ground motion in excess of 0.20 g; or 

2. An earthquake that generated ground motion in excess 
of 0.30 g. 

The ground motion estimates shall be based on actual instru- 
mental recordings in the vicinity of the building. When such 
ground mofion records are not available, ground motion 
estimates may be based on empirical or analytical techniques. 
All ground motion estimates shall reflect the site-specific soil 
conditions. 

4.2.0.2 Additional indicators. A detailed frame joint evalua- 
tion of the building shall be perfonned if any of the following 
apply: 

1. Significant structural damage is observed in one or 
more welded steel moment frame structures located 
within 1 km of the building on sites with similar, or 
more finn, soil properties; 

2. An earthquake having a magnitude of 6.5 or greater, 
where the structure is located within 5 km of the trace of 
a surface rupture or within the vertical projection of the 
rupture area when no surface rupture has occurred; 

3. Significant architectural or structural damage has been 
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4. Entry to the building has been limited by the building 
official because of earthquake damage, regardless of 
the type or nature of the damage. 

4.2.0.3 Connection inspections. Detailed frame joint evalua- 
tions shall be performed in accordance with the procedures in 
the Inten'fn Guideiincs: Evuluiitlou. Rt^piilr. Moclificution and 
Dc'sig}! aj IVcidt'd Sled Momefif Franii.' SlrficfuiL's, FEMA267. 
August 1995. 

4.2.1 Drift check. The building satisfies Ihe Quick Check of 
the frame drift. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check drift using the procedures in Section 2.4.7. 1 against the 
prescribed limit. If the drift exceeds the limiting drift at any 
story level, the structure shall be evaluated with full-frame 
analysis using the anticipated distribution of lateral forces to 
the moment-resisting frames and including P-delta effects. 
Check the other statements using the demand from this 
analysis. 

4.2.2 Compact members. All moment-frame elements meet 
the compact section requirements of the basic AISC 
documents. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the member capacities. Check member capaci- 
ties, using member demands obtained from a frame analysis. 
Calculate member capacities using appropriate criteria for 
noncompact sections. Check the member capacities using 
appropriated values (e.g.. noncompact members require use of 
the R value for ordinary frames). 

4.2.3 Beam penetrations. All openings in frame-beam webs 
have a depth less than one-fourth of the beam depth and are 
located in the center half of the beams. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the shear capacity of the beam. Check that the 
shear capacity of the beam is sufficient to develop the flexural 
plastic hinge. If the shear capacity is insufficient to develop the 
flexural capacity of the member, use the R value for ordinary 
frames. 

4.2.4 Moment connections. All beam-column connections in 
the lateral-force-resisiing moment frame have full-penetration 
flange welds and a bolted or welded web connection. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection. Check the con- 
nection on the basis of its strength. Check the member capaci- 
ties using appropriate R values. Connections that do not 
develop the flexural capacity of the member require use of the 
R value for ordinary frames. 

4.2.5 Column splices. All column splice details of the 
moment-resisting frames include connection of both flanges 
and the web. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the bolts or welds in the connec- 



tion. Check the adequacy of the splice connection for all grav- 
ity and seismic loads. Amplify the seismic load for partial-pen- 
etration welded splices by the factor CJ2. 

4.2.6 Joint webs. All web thicknesses within joints of 
moment-resisting frames meet AISC criteria for web shear. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the web. Calculate the joint 
shear capacity using formulas given in the AISC provisions 
and compare it to the demand from an equivalent lateral force 
analysis or the average column shear, f',,, calculated for the 
Quick Check for drill. 

4.2.7 Girder flange continuity plates. There are girder flange 
continuity plates at joints. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the joint. Check joints without 
such plates using AISC provisions^ using the R value for ordi- 
nary frames. 

4.2.8 Strong column/weak beam. At least one half of the 
joints in each story are strong column/weak beam (33 percent 
on every line of moment frame). Roof joints need not be 
considered. 

The deficiency is excessive ductility demand and displace- 
ment in a single story. Compare beam and column moment 
capacities, including the eflect of axial force. The evaiuator 
may consider this condition mitigated if the joints in the build- 
ing meet the provisions of Section 271 0(g)5 of the 1992 edition 
of Pari 2, Title 24. Conforming buildings which do not meet 
those provisions shall be placed in SPC 4. 

4.2.9 Out-of-plane bracing. Beam-column joints are braced 
out-of-plane. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the stability of the beam-column joint. Verify 
the joint bracing by visual observation. 

4.2.10 P re-North ridge earthquake welded moment frame 

joints. Welded steel moment frame beam-column joints are 
designed and constructed in accordance with recommenda- 
tions in FEMA 267, Inierim Guidelines: Evaluutlun. Repair, 
Modification and Design of Welded Sseel Afomcnl Frame 
Stmctures, August 1995. 

For buildings constructed under permit issued after October 
25, 1994, the evaiuator may consider this condition as miti- 
gated. The deficiency is in the ductility of the beam-column 
joint. The following procedures shall be used for categorizing 
buildings with welded steel moment frame joints: 

Procedure for conforming buildings: Confonning build- 
ings located in Seismic Zone 4 of 1995 GaUfuruia Btfikling 
Gode (CBC) or later version of the CBC, within a zone desig- 
nated as being potentially subject lo near field effects in strong 
ground shaking, shall be placed in SPC 3. 

All other conforming buildings shall be placed in SPC 4. 

Procedure for nonconforming buildings: Nonconforming 
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4.3 Concrete moment frames. The details covered in evalua- 
tion statements in Sections 4.3.4 through 4.3.14 will be found 
in frames that have been designed and detailed for ductile 
behavior If any one detail is not present, the frames are not 
considered to meet life-safety goals, and nonconforming build- 
ings shall be placed in SPC 1. For conforming buildings, see 
the appropriate evaluation statement. For buildings designed 
and constructed in accordance with the 1989 or later editions of 
Part 2, Title 24, the building may assume *'true" responses to all 
evaluation statements in this section. 

4.3.1 Shearing stress check. The building satisfies the Quick 
Check of the average shearing stress in the columns. 

For confomiing buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Per- 
fonn a quick estimation of the average shearing stress in the 
columns according to the procedure specified in Section 
2.4.7.2. If the average column shear stress is greater than 60 
psi, a more detailed evaluation of the structure shall be per- 
fonned. This evaluation shall employ a more accurate estima- 
tion of the level and distribution of the lateral loads; use the 
procedures outlined in Section 2.4. 

4.3.2 Drift check. The building satisfies the Quick Check of 
story drift. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check drift using the procedures in Section 2.4.7. 1 against the 
prescribed limit. If the drift exceeds the limiting drift at any 
story level, the structure shall be evaluated with fulNframe 
analysis using the anticipated distribution of lateral forces to 
the moment-resisting frames and including P-delta effects as 
found in Section 2.4.1. Check the other statements using the 
demand from this analysis. 

4.3.3 Prestresscd frame elements. The lateral-load-resisting 
frames do not include any prestresscd or post-tensioned 
elements. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the frames during inelastic 
straining. Check the capacity of the members and joints using 
all of the mild steel reinforcing that is available and bonded 
prestressing when appropriate. The lvalue used for evaluation 
shall reflect the ductility and damping of the system. Where 
better information is not available, multiply the R value 
selected on the basis of mild reinforcement by 0.75 to account 
for the effect of prestressing. 

4.3.4 Joint eecentrieify. There are no eccentricities larger than 
20 percent of the smallest column plan dimension between 
girder and column cenlerlines. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the frame, either the members or 
the joints or both. Evaluate the frames considering the addi- 
tional shear stresses caused by the joint torsion. 

4.3.5 No shear failures. The shear capacity of frame members 
is greater than the moment capacity. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 



deficiency is inadequate shear capacity in the columns or 
beams. Compare V^ with the member shear capacity. ^V,^. cal- 
culated in accordance with ACl 318 Appendix. The ratio 
VJ^V,^ shall be less than or equal to 1 .0. 

4.3.6Strongeolunin/weakbcani. The moment capacity of the 
columns is greater than that of the beams. 

The deficiency is in column capacity. Compare the sum of 
the beam moment capacities to that of the column capacities. 
Include the participation of the slab in the beam capacities. The 
moment capacity to be compared is the plastic moment. Mp,, 
Theratioofthesumof the A/^f, for the columns to the sum of the 
M^yf for the beams is required to be not less than 1 .2. Conform- 
ing buildings which do not meet this criteria shall be placed in 
SPC 4. 

4.3.7 Stirrup and tie hooks. The beam stirrups and column 
ties are anchored into the member cores with hooks of 135 
degrees or more. 

The deficiency is in the shear resistance and confinement of 
the member Detennine if beam stirrups and column ties are 
appropriately anchored into member cores with hooks of 1 35 
degrees or more. Confonning buildings which do not meet this 
criteria shall be placed in SPC 4. 

4.3.8 Column-tie spacing. Frame columns have ties spaced at 
dIA or less throughout their length and at 8 t!i,. or less at all 
potential plastic hinge regions. 

The deficiency is in the shear capacity of the column. Report 
this condition as a deficiency. Conforming buildings which do 
not meet this criteria shall be placed in SPC 4. 

4.3.9 Column-bar splices. All column bar lap splice lengths 
are greater than 35 t!i,. long and are enclosed by fies spaced at 8 
J/„ or less. 

The deficiency is in the strength and ductility of the column. 
Compare the splice length provided with that required by Sec- 
tions 12.2 and 12.15 of the ACl 318 provisions. Confonning 
buildings which do notmeetthiscriteriashallbeplacedinSPC 

4. 

4.3.10 Beam bars. At least two longitudinal top and two longi- 
tudinal bottom bars extend continuously throughout the length 
of each frame beam. At least 25 percent of the steel provided at 
the joints for either positive or negative moment is continuous 
throughout the members. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength and ducfility of the beam. Deter- 
mine if the required beam bars are present. For conforming 
buildings, the evaluator may consider this condition as miti- 
gated, and no calculations are necessary. 

4.3.11 Beam-bar splices. The lap splices for longitudinal 
beam reinforcing are located within the center half of the mem- 
ber lengths and not in the vicinity of potential plastic hinges. 

The deficiency is in the strength and ductility of the beam. 
Determine if the beam bar splices are detailed and located such 
that the yield capacity of the beam can be developed. Conform- 
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4.3.12 stirrup spacing. All beams have stirrups spaced at dl2 
or less throughout their length and at S d^,. or less at potential 
hinge locations. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength and ductility of the beam. Deter- 
mine if the stirrups meet the specified spacing requirements, 
such that the yield capacity of the beam can be developed, 

4.3.13 Beam truss bars. Bent-up longitudinal steel is not used 
for shear reinforcement. 

For confontiing buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength and ductility of the beam. Deter- 
mine if bent-up shear reinforcement is present. If present, 
check the shear capacity of the element ignoring the effects of 
the bent-up longitudinal bars. 

4.3.14 Joint reinforcing. Column ties extend at their typical 
spacing through all beam-column joints at exterior columns. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2, Title 24, the evaiuator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. The deficiency is in the strength and ductility of the 
beam-column joint. Calculate the joint capacity, /■„ and the 
joint shear, V,. The joint shear is calculated at a horizontal sec- 
tion at mid-height of the joint. The horizontal shear at the criti- 
cal section is obtained from summation of horizontal forces in a 
free-body diagram of the upper half of the joint as V^ = {Ti-\- T,.) 
- K^, where T/and T,. the forces in theflexural tensile reinforce- 
ment in the beams on the leftandrightsidesof the joint, respec- 
tively, are calculated assuming a steel stress equal to \.25 fy. 
See Figure 4 JT4 forcomputationof F^„ The ratio F/Kp shall be 
less than or equal to I. Conforming buildings which do not 
meet this criteria shall be placed in SPC 4. 

4.3.15 Flat Slab frames. The system is not a frame consisting 
of columns and a flat slab/plate without beams. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2, Title 24, the evaiuator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. Perform adetailed analysis, or assign the building to 
SPC 1. 

4.4 Precast concrete moment frames. 

4.4.1 Precast frames- The lateral loads are not resisted by pre- 
cast concrete frame elements. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connections. Check the ade- 
quacy of the precast frames. Where lateral movement will 
cause strength capacities to be first exceeded at connections, 
use R = C^ = ].5 unless there is information on connection 
behavior that justifies higher values. Where all yielding occurs 
within members, use the i?-value for the appropriate 
cast-in-place frame. 




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4.4.2 Precast connections. For buildings with concrete shear 
walls, the connection between precast frame elements such as 
chords, ties and collectors in the lateral-force-resisting system 
can develop the capacity of the connected members. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connections. Analyze the 
connections. Detennine where connection failures would be 
brittle (e.g., pull-out of an embedded item would occur before 
yield of a mild steel element). Analyze structure for stability 
assuming that these brittle connections have failed or are not 
capable of transmitting forces, or check such connections for 
seismic forceamplified by factor Cj/2, but not less than 1.5. For 
shear capacity, refer to Section 4.3. For flexure, find the path of 
forces from the element through the connection into the other 
element. 

4.5 Frames not part of the latcral-forcc-rcsisting system. 

This section deals with frames that were not designed to be part 
of the lateral-force-resisting system. These are basic structural 
frames of steel or concrete that are designed for gravity loads 
with shear walls, bracing or moment frames providing the 
resistance to lateral forces. 

If the primary lateral- force-resisting system consists of con- 
crete walls (infilled in steel frames or monolithic in concrete 
frames), the building shall be treated as a concrete shear wall 
building (Type 6) with the frame columns as boundary ele- 
ments. If the walls are masonry infills, the frames shall be 
treated as steel or concrete frames with infill walls of masonry 
(Type 7 or 10). Buildings with steel braces shall be treated as 
braced frame systems (Type 4). The principal deficiency iden- 
tified in this section is loss of vertical-load-carrying capacity 
due to excessive deformations. 

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4.5.1 Complete frames. The steel or concrete frames form a 
complete vertical load-carrying system. 

For confonning buildings, tlie evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check the shear walls or braced frames, including the effects of 
all dead and live loads, and note that the R values for buildings 
without a complete vertical load-carrying space frame are dif- 
ferent from those for complete frame buildings. For wall sys- 
tems, the frame is considered incomplete if the beams end at the 
edge of a shear wall that has no boundary columns or. if there 
are such columns, the beamsdonotcontinue across in the plane 
of the wall. For chevron-braced frame systems, the frame is 
considered incomplete if the beam in the brace frame cannot 
carry the design dead and live loads without the presence of the 
braces. 



ARTICLE 5 
PROCEDURES FOR SHEAR WALLS 

5.0 Introduction. Shear walls have two aspects: carrying 
in-plane shear when the earthquake direction under consider- 
ation is parallel to the wall and resisting out-of-plane forces 
when the earthquake direction under consideration is perpen- 
dicular to the walk The in-plane effects are covered in this arti- 
cle. Out-of-plane effects are covered in Article S. All walls not 
structurally isolated are asstimed to act as shear walls that will 
participate in resisting lateral forces up to their capacity. 

5.1 Concrete shear walls. 

5.1.1 Shearing stress check. The building satisfies the Quick 
Check of the shearing stress in the shear walls. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Gen- 
erate the lateral loads using the Quick Check procedure of Sec- 
tion 2.4.7.3. If ^,J,^. is greater than 50 psi (or square rootof /', if 
fc is known), a more detailed evaluation of the structure shall 
be performed. This evaluation shall employ a more accurate 
estimation of the level and distribution of the lateral loads, 
using the analysis procedures in Article 2. 

5.1.2 Overturning. All shear walls have ft^/Zw ratios less than 4 
to I. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the required resistance to overturning 
moments. Calculate the resistance to the required overturning 
moments. The overturning resistance shall include the resis- 
tance contributed by wall flanges, friction on piling, earth over 
foundations, and floor and roof weights supported by the walk 
The calculated resistance shall be greater than 0.75 times the 
base moment of the shear walL The overturning resistance 
moment may be taken as the righting moment about an edge of 
the footing or the wall flexural capacity, whichever is less. 

5.1.3 Coupling beams. The stirrups in all coupling beams are 
spaced at ii/2 or less and are anchored into the core with hooks 
of 135 degrees or more. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2. Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 



necessary. The deficiency is m the strength of the coupling 
beams. Assume that the beams yield. Calculate their 
end-moment capacity based either on flexural yield or shear 
capacity, whichever is lower. The coupling beam moment 
capacity should include the contribution of a reasonable por- 
tion of the adjacent floor slab reinforcement when this rein- 
forcement is in tension. Analyze the walls as independent walls 
with these restoring moments or shears helping to stabilize the 
walls. Check the stability of the wall and the stresses in the ver- 
tical boundaries. Conforming buildings which fail this check 
shall be placed in SI^C 4. and no calculations are necessary. 

5.1.4 Column splices. Steel column splice details in shear wall 
boundary elements can develop the tensile strength of the 
column. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the splice in the boundary col- 
umn. Determine the maximum tensile column load in each case 
and verify the adequacy of the splice to resist this load, includ- 
ing gravity loads. Check the adequacy of the splice connection 
for all gravity and seismic loads. Amplify the seismic load for 
partial-penetration welded splices by the factor C,//2, but not 
less than 1.5, when the seismic load produces tension at the 
splice. 

5.1.5 Wall Connections. There is positive connection between 
the shear walls and the steel beams and columns. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the adequacy of the connections between the 
shear wall and the beams and columns thaiare its boundary ele- 
ments. Calculate the effective overturning demand for the 
walls and check the adequacy of the shear transfer to the steel 
elements. A value for shear friction between steel and concrete 
shall be included only if the steel element is completely 
encased with reinforced concrete. 

5.1.6 Confinement reinforcing. For shear walls with h^/Iy^ 
greater than 2.0. the boundary elements are confined with spi- 
rals or ties with spacing less then 8^/,. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2. Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. The deficiency is in the ductility of the vertical 
boundary elements that are required to resist large axial forces. 
Check the need for boundary elements, per ACl 3 1 8. Where 
boundary elements are required but not provided, amplify the 
seismic forces for the entire structure by the factor 1.25 (and 
use O.SCj for drift calculation). Conforming buildings which 
fail this evaluation statement shall be placed in SPC 4. and no 
calculations are necessai7. 

5.1 .7 Reinforcing steel. The total reinforcing steel for concrete 
walls is greater than 0.0025 times the gross area of the wall 
along both the longitudinal and transverse axes and the maxi- 
mum spacing of reinforcing steel is IS inches. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the quantity of reinforcing in the wall. Calcu- 
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vided, but amplify the seismic forces by the factor L25 (and 
use 0.8C,/ for drift calculation). Where the reinforcing in the 
wall is less than 0.0015 times the gross area of the wall along 
the longitudinal or transverse axis, or if the reinforcing steel 
spacing exceeds 18 inches, the contribuiion of the wall to lat- 
eral strength and stiffness of the building shall be ignored and. 
if it is a bearing wall, the building shall be placed in SPC 1. 

5.I.S Reinforcing at openings. There is special wail reinforce- 
ment around all openings. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the reinforcing in the piers and spandrels. 
Determine the capacity of the spandrels and piers considering 
ail available reinforcing steel that crosses the critical sections. 

5J Precast concrete shear walls. Shear walls of precast con- 
crete are in segments that are tied together, but the connections 
may be of a brittle type. Connections adequate for design level 
forces may not be capable of developing the yield level capac- 
ity of the panels. The effects of the precast panel connections 
on the other evaluation statements concerned with wall ele- 
ments shall be considered. The deficiency is in the quality and 
ductility of the connections. 

5.2.1 Panel-to-pancl connections. Adjacent wall panels are 
not connected by welded steel inserts. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the inserts. Check the welded 
inserts. Determine where connection failures would be brittle 
(e.g., pull-out ofan embedded item would occur before yield of 
a mild steel element). Analyze structure for stability assuming 
that these brittle connections have failed or are not capable of 
transmitting forces or check such connections for seismic force 
amplified by the factor CJ2. but not less than 1 .5. 

5.2.2 Wall openings. Openings constitute less than 75 percent 
of the length of any perimeter wall with the wall piers having 
h^^/l^s ratios of less than 2.0. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency may be in the strength of the panel connections or 
may be that the reinforced concrete elements actually behave 
like a moment frame and should be evaluated as such. Check 
the elements in the precast shear wall system. When large open 
areas exist, check the transfer of shear between the diaphragm 
and the wall. Compare the lateral displacements of the wall due 
to shear and flexure. If more than 50 percent of the total lateral 
displacement is due toflexure, or ifthe width of the wall piers is 
less than T\wq times the thickness, analyze the wall as a moment 
frame. 

5.2.3 Collectors. Wall elements with openings larger than a 
typical panel at a building comer are connected to the remain- 
der of the wall with collector reinforcing. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the configuration of the wall or the diaphragm. 
Find an adequately strong path of forces. If none is found, 
report this as a deficiency. 



5.3 licinforccd masonry shear walls. 

5.3.1 Shearing stress clicck. The building satisfies the Quick 
Check of the shearing stress in the reinforced masonry shear 
walls. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Gen- 
erate the lateral loads using the Q^'^lt Check procedure of Sec- 
tion 2.4.7.3. If Vij,^ is greater than 15 psi. a more detailed 
evaluation of the structure shall be performed. This evaluation 
shall employ a more accurate estimation of the level and distri- 
bution of the lateral loads, using the analysis procedures in 
Article 2. 

5.3.2 Reinforcing. The total vertical and horizontal reinforc- 
ing steel in reinforced masonry walls is greater than 0.002 
times the gross area of the wall with a minimum of 0.0007 in 
either of the two directions, the spacing of reinforcing steel is 
less than 48 inches and all vertical bars extend to the top of the 
walls. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated.and no calculations are necessary. Ifthe 
quantity of wall reinforcing is less than the specified amounts, 
report this condition as a deficiency. 

5.3.3 Reinforcing at openings. All wall openings that inter- 
rupt rebar have trim reinforcing on all sides. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the lack of reinforcing at the end of wall ele- 
ments adjacent to openings and at the corners of walls. Check 
the wall using only the length of piers between reinforcing 
steel. 

5.4 L'nrcinforccd masonry shear walls. Unreinforced 
masonry bearing wall buildings are automatically classified as 
SPC I. The following provisions apply to unreinforced 
masonry shear wall structures that also possess a complete ver- 
tical load-carrying space frame. 

5.4.1 Shearing stress check. 

The building satisfies the Quick Check of the shearing stress 
in the unreinforced masonry shear walls. 

Generate the lateral loads using the Quick Check procedure 
of Section 2.4.7.3. The allowable stress (on the gross area) for 
solid brick masonry is 10 psi: for hollow unit masonry, 6 psi; 
and for grouted block masonry. 12.5 psi. If v,^^y is greater than 
the allowable stress, an Alternative Analysis of the structure 
shall be performed, or the building shall be placed in SPC I . 

5.4.2 Masonry lay-up. 

Filled collar joints of multiwythe masonry walls have negU- 
gible voids. 

The deficiency is in the lay-up of the wall that left voids 
between the wythes. Investigate the lay-up. This can be done 
when masonry units are removed for strength tests. If voids are 
present, report this condition as a deficiency. 

5.5 Unreinforced masonry infill walls in frames. 
5.5.1 Proportions. 

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Multistory building 

Top story h^^/i < 9 

Other stories hjt < 20 

The deficiency is in the out-of-plane strength of the walL 
Check the out-of-plane demand using the procedure for parts 
and portions of a building given in Section 2.4.6. 

5.5.2 Solid walls. The infill walls are not of cavity construc- 
tion. 

The deficiency is in the out-of-plane strength of the wall. If 
infill walls are of cavity construction, report this as a defi- 
ciency. 

5.5.3 Infill walls. The infill walls are continuous to the soffits 
of the frame beams. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the columns. Check the shear 
capacity of the columns to develop opposing yield moments at 
top and boilom of the short free height or to resist required 
force amplified by the factor CJ2^ but not less than 1.5. 

5.5.4 Wall connections. All infill panels are constructed to 
encompass the frames around their entire perimeter. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the connection of the infill panel to the frame. 
Determine the panel edge condition from available drawings or 
from field investigation. If the panels are not properly con- 
nected to the frame, report this condition as a deficiency. 

5.6 Walls in wood frame buildings. 

5.6.1 Shearing stress clicck. The building satisfies the Quick 
Check of the shearing stress in wood shear walls. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Gen- 
erate the lateral loads using the O^'^'l^ Check procedure of Sec- 
tion 2.4.7.3 and compare to 400 pounds per fool of plywood 
wall or 50 pounds per foot of walls composed of gypsum board 
or other materials. If r.^,,, is greater than these values, a more 
detailed evaluation of the structure shall be performed. This 
evaluation shall employ a more accurate estimation of the level 
and distribution of the lateral loads using the analysis proce- 
dures in Article 2. 

5.6.2 Openings. Walls with garage doors or other large open- 
ings are braced with plywood shear walls or are supported by 
adjacent construction through substantial positive ties. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the lateral-force-resisting sys- 
tem. Check the ability of the walls and diaphragms to control, 
through torsional capacity, displacements at walls with large 
openings. Check that the diaphragm is a complete system with 
chords and collectors provided to deliver the lateral loads as 
required. 

5.6-3 Wall requirements. All walls supporting tributary area 
of 24 to 100 square feet per foot of wall are plywood sheathed 



with proper nailing or rod braced and have a height- to- depth 
(H/D) ratio of 1 to I or less or have properly detailed and con- 
structed hold-downs. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the wall and/or in hold-downs to 
resist overturning forces. Check the walls using floor areas 
tributary to the walls. Check all portions of the load path to 
ensure proper force transfer. 

5.6.4 Cripple walls. All exterior cripple walls below the first 
fioor level are braced to the foundation with shear elements. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is intheshear strength ofihe cripple walls. Check all 
exterior cripple walls below the first fioor level to ensure that 
they are braced to the foundation with shear elements. 

5.6.5 Narrow shear walls. Narrow wood shear walls with an 
aspect ratio greater than 2 to 1 do not resist forces developed in 
the building. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the narrow walls. Determine the 
shear capacity of the wall and related overlurning demand. 
This shearcapacity and related overturning must be transferred 
to the foundation within allowable stresses. 

5.6.6 Slucco (exterior plaster) shear walls. Multistory build- 
ings do not rely on exterior stucco walls as the primary lat- 
eral-force-resisting system. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the stucco walls. Inspect 
stucco-clad buildings to determine if there is a lateral system 
such as plywood or diagonal sheathing at all but the lop fioor. 
Where exterior plaster is present, verify that the wire reinforc- 
ing is attached directly to the wall framing and the wire is com- 
pletely embedded into the plaster material. Conforming 
buildings which fail this check shall be placed into SPC 4. 

5.6.7 Plaster or gypsum wallboard shear walls. Interior plas- 
ter or gypsum wallboard is not being used for shear walls in 
buildings over one story in height. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the walls. Determine if 
there is a lateral system such as plywood or diagonal sheathing 
at all but the top fioor. Multistory buildings shall not rely on 
interior plaster or gypsum wallboard walls as the primary lat- 
eral-force-resisting system. Confonning buildings which fail 
this check shall be placed into SPC 4. 



ARTICLE 6 
PROCEDURES FOR BRACED FRAMES 

6.0 Introduction. Braced frames develop their resistance to 
lateral forces by the bracing action of diagonal members. The 
braces induce forces in the associated beams and columns so 
that all work together like a truss with all members subjected to 
stresses that are primarily axial. 

A Concentrically braced frame has minor eccentricities in 
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An Eccentrically braced frame has eiemenis thai are 
strictly controlled to combine a stiffening effect due to the diag- 
onal braces with yielding in the link beams. Ecceniiically 
braced frames are present only in conforming buildings. 

6.1 Concentrically braced frames. 

6.1.1 Stress cbcck. The building satisfies the Quick Check of 
the stress in the diagonals. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Cal- 
culate ihe average axial stress in the diagonals using the proce- 
dures of Section 2.4.7.4. Increase the calculated stress to 
account for torsion, based on the amount of torsion (Section 
3.3.6} present and the distance between braced frames. If the 
average stress exceeds 30 ksi. an accurate analysis of the 
stresses on the bracing elements shall be performed, 

6.1.2 Stiffness of diagonals. All diagonal elements required 1o 
carry compression have ATZ/r ratios less than 120. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the stiffness of the diagonals. Check the bracing 
elements, amplifying the seismic force by the facior L25. 

6.1.3 Tension-only braces. Tension-only braces are not used 
as the primary diagonal bracing elements in structures over two 
stories in height. 

The deficiency is in Ihe strength of the braces. Check Ihe 
braces. If ihey are tension-only, and the building is over two 
stories in height, place ihe building in SPC \. Tension-only 
bracing of small penthouse structures may be reviewed using 
the procedures in Section 2.4.6. Conforming buildings which 
fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4. 

6.1.4 Chevron bracing. The bracing system does not include 
chevron-, V-. or K.-braced bays. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check all elements in the braced frames. For chevron- and 
V-braced frames, the beam shall be a single element that can 
carry ihe gravity loads without the intentiediate support of Ihe 
braces. Check the adequacy of the beam for the seismic forces 
amplified by CJ2. but not less ihan 1.5. Consider the effect of 
buckling of a leg of chevron-bracing or V-bracing, including 
the continuity, strength, and bracing of the beams and the abil- 
ity of the connection to pennit buckling of the brace while not 
destroying the capacity for repeated cycles of loading. If 
K-bracing is used in buildings over two stories, amplify the 
seismic forces in the bracing and columns by the factor Cj/2. 
but not less than 1.5. 

6.1.5 Concentric joints. All the diagonal braces frame into the 
beam-column joints concentrically. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the joints. Evaluate the conse- 
quence of the eccentricity on the member required to resist it. 
Evaluate the shear, bending and axial force requirements at the 
locations of eccentricities. 

6.1.6 Connection strength. All the brace connections are able 
to develop the yield capacity of the diagonals. 



The deficiency is in the strength of the connections. Check 
the connection strength. Use a demand value that develops the 
tensile capacity of the brace or is 1.25 times the required seis- 
mic force. If connections in a conforming building cannot 
develop the yield capacity of the brace and do not meet the 
requirements of Part 2, Title 24. Section 22nA.9.3 of 1995 
CuHforn'iu Btfiftling Code (CBC) or equivalent provision in 
later version oftheCBC, the building shall be placed in SPC 4. 

6.1.7 Column splices. All column splice details of the braced 
frames can develop the column yield capacity. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the splice. Calculate the 
adequacy of the splice connection for all expected forces 
including gravity loads. Amplify the seismic load for partial 
penetration welded splices by the factor Cj/2 when the seismic 
load produces tension at the splice. If the column splice details 
in a conforming building cannot develop the yield capacity of 
thecolumnanddonotmeettherequirementsof Part2, Title24. 
Secl\on22] [ A.9.5 Qn995 CcfliJbniiaBuildiiig Cock' (CBC) or 
equivalent provision in later version of the CBC, ihe building 
shall be placed in SPC 4. 

6.I.S Concrete braced frames. None ofthe braces in the fram- 
ing system are of reinforced concrete construction. 

The deficiency is in the ductility of the braced frame. Report 
this condition as a deficiency, and place nonconforming build- 
ings in SPC 1. Place conforming buildings in SPC 4. 

6.2 Eccentrically braced frames. 

6.2.1 Link beam location. The link beams are not connected to 
the columns. 

The deficiency is in the ductility of the link beam-column 
connection. Repori this condition and place ihe building in 
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ARTICLE? 
PROCEDURES FOR DIAPHRAGMS 

7.0 Introduction. The diaphragm is the horizontal subsystem 
that distributes lateral load to the vertical subsystems (walls 
and frames) and that provides lateral support for walls and 
parapets. 

7.1 Diaphragms. Diaphragms are treated as horizontal beams. 
The floor (or rooOr which is analogous to the web of a 
wide-flangebeam. is assumed to carry the shear: the edge ofthe 
floor (or roof) or a spandrel, which is analogous to the flange, is 
assumed to carry the flexural stress. 

7.1.1 Plan irregularities. There is significant tensile capacity 
at reentrant corners or other locations of plan irregularities. 

For buildings designed and constructed in accordance with 
the 1989 or later editions of Part 2, Title 24, the evaluator may 
consider this condition as mitigated, and no calculations are 
necessary. The deficiency is in the strength ofthe diaphragm in 
the vicinity of comers. Evaluate ihe chord/collecior require- 
ments at the reentrant comers and other locations of plan irreg- 
ularities by applying the maximum ofthe diaphragm force and 
the calculated story force to a model ofthe isolated diaphragm. 
All elements thai can contribute to the tensile capacily at the 
reentrant corner may be included with appropriate consider- 
ation given to gravity load stresses. Conforming buildings 
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7.1.2 Cross fics. There are continuous cross ties between dia- 
phragm chords. 

For confontiing buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the adequacy of the path for wall anchorage 
forces into the diaphragm. A cross tie is a beam or girder that 
spans the width of the diaphragm, accumulates the wiill loads 
and transfers them, over the full depth of the diaphragms, into 
thenextbay and on to the nearest shear wall or frame. Calculate 
the wail anchorage forces according to Section 2.4.5, and 
check that these forces can be developed, element by element, 
in the diaphragm. 

7.L3 Reinforcing at openings. There is reinforcing around all 
diaphragm openings larger than 50 percent of the building 
width in either major plan dimension. 

For conforming buildings, the evaltiator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the diaphragm in the vicinity of 
the openings. Check the adequacy of the diaphragm to transfer 
stresses around the opening. 

7.1.4 Openings at shear walls. Diaphragm openings immedi- 
ately adjacent to the shear walls constitute less than 25 percent 
of the wall length, and the available length appears sufficient. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the length of diaphragm needed to transfer 
shear to the wall or frame and to provide lateral support for the 
wall or frame. 

Procedure for diaphragm shear: Verify that there is a path of 
forces and sufficient strength to deliver the diaphragm shear to 
the shear wall. The diaphragm shear is the demand. 

Procedure for lateral support of the wall: Treat the wall as a 
portion of the building using F^, as the demand. 

7.1.5 Openings at braced frames. Diaphragm openings 
immediately adjacent to the braced frames extend less than 25 
percent of the length of the bracing. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is similar to that described above for openings at 
shear walls. 

Procedure for diaphragm shear: Verify that there is a path of 
forces and sufficient strength to deliver the diaphragm shear to 
the braced frame. The diaphragm shear is the seismic demand. 

Procedure for lateral support of the frame: Treat the frame as 
a portion of the building using Fp as the demand. 

7.1.6 Openings at exterior masonry shear walls. Diaphragm 
openings immediately adjacent lo exterior masonry walls are 
no more than 8 feet long. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is similar to that described above for openings at 
shear walls. 

Procedure for diaphragm shear: Verify that there is a path of 
forces and sufficient strength to deliver the diaphragm shear to 
the shear wall. The diaphragm shear is the demand. 



Procedure for lateral support of the wall: Treat the wall as a 
portion of the building using Fp as the demand. 

7.2 Wood diaphragms. 

7.2.1 Sheathing. None of ihe diaphragms consist of straight 
sheathing or have a span/depth ratio greater than 2 to 1 . 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the diaphragm. Analyze the 
wood diaphragm using the procedure given in Chapter 9 of the 
\99A NEHRP Recommt^nded Provisions. 

7.2.2 Spans. All diaphragms with spans greater than 24 feet 
have plywood or diagonal sheathing. Structures in Building 
Type 2 may have rod-braced systems. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength and stiffness of Ihe diaphragm. 
Evaluate the diaphragm stresses using the procedure given in 
Chapter 9 of the \994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions. Also 
evaluate the deflections. A maximum displacement of 3 inches 
shall be acceptable. For horizontal bracing systems, see Sec- 
tion 7.5. 

7.2.3 Unblocked diaphragms. Unblocked wood panel dia- 
phragms consist of horizontal spans of less than 40 feet and 
have span/depth ratios less than or equal to 3 to 1 . 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the diaphragm. Analyze the dia- 
phragm using the 1994 NEHRP Recommcuded Provisions 
requirements for unblocked diaphragms. 

7.2.4 Span/depth ratio. If the span/depth ratios of wood dia- 
phragms are greater than 3 to 1, there are nonstructural walls 
connected toall diaphragm levelsat less than 40-foot spacing. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the stiffness of the diaphragm. Analyze the 
wood diaphragm using the procedures given in Chapter 9 of the 
1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions. 

7.2.5 Diaphragm continuity. None of the diaphragms are 
composed of split-level floors or, in wood commercial or 
industrial buildings, have expansion joints. 

For confonning buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
The deficiency is in the strength of the diaphragm. Evaluate 
the building with proper recognition of the effects of the 
discontinuities. 

7.2.6 Chord continuity. All chord elements are continuous, 
regardless of changes in roof elevation. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is the lack of a chord. Report the lack of a chord as a 
deficiency. 

7.3 Metal deck diaphragms. Allowable values of metal deck 
diaphragms may be obtained from the manufacturer's 
approved data. The evaiuator shall consider conditions that can 
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have the effect of reducing the sysJem to the bare decker of cre- 
ating a joint). 

7.3.1 Deck topping. All metal deck roofs have a reinforced 
concreie topping slab. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the diaphragm. Evaluate the bare 
metal deck diaphragm using the procedure given in the 1994 
NEHRP Recommended Provisions requirements. 

7.3-2 Untoppcd diaphragms. Untopped metal deck dia- 
phragms consist of horizontal spans of less than 40 feet and 
have span/depth ratios less than or equal to 3 to 1 . 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength oflhe diaphragm. Analyze the dia- 
phragm using the procedure given in the \994 NEHRP Recom- 
meuded Provisions requirements. 

7.4 Precast concrete diaphragms. Evaluation of precast con- 
crete diaphragms and the connections between precast ele- 
ments shall consider eccentricities, adequacy of welds and 
length of embedded bars. If a topping slab is provided, it shall 
be assumed to resist all of the shear. 

7.4.1 Topping slab. Precast concrete diaphragm elements are 
interconnected by a reinforced concrete lopping slab. 

The deficiency is in the ability to transfer shear from one ele- 
ment to another. Check the slab element interconnection and 
check the lateral load capacity of the vertical elements that 
resist horizontal force. Where the capacity of the diaphragm is 
less ihan 1 50 percent of the sum of the load capacities of ihe 
vertical elements and where connections can allow the dia- 
phragm to fail in a brittle manner, the R values used in comput- 
ing the seismic demand shall be consistent with those for brittle 
systems {not to exceed R = 2). Confonning buildings without a 
reinforced concrete topping slab shall be placed in SPC 4. 

7.4.2 Continult>' of topping slab. The topping slab continues 
uninierrupted through the interior walls and into the exterior 
walls or is provided with dowels with a total area equal to Ihe 
topping slab reinforcing. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is the abrupt loss of strength where Ihe topping slab 
js interrupted. Evaluate the tension and shear demand due to 
diaphragm forces, including collector requirements, perpen- 
dicular-lo-wall loads, or chord forces at re-entrant comers. 

7.5 Horizontal bracing. Horizontal bracing forms a complete 
system of adequate capacity. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is an incomplete or inadequate horizontal bracing 
system. Evaluate the horizontal bracing system for complete- 
ness of the system and its ability to gather all tributary forces 
and deliver them to the walls or frames. 

7.6 Other systems. The diaphragm system does not include 
thin planks and/or toppings of gypsum. 



The deficiency is the inadequate capacity oflhe diaphragm. 
Conforming buildings with this condition shall be placed in 
SPC 4. 



ARTICLES 
PROCEDURES FOR CONNECTIONS 

8.0 Introduction. The connections evaluated in this article are 
connections between: 

' Framing members and walls; 

' Diaphragms and walls or frames; and 

' Walls or frames and foundations. 

Connections between other structural members are dis- 
cussed in the appropriate article. 

8.t Connection concerns. The evaluation of these specific 
connections involves review of; 

' Lateral support of walls that are perpendicular to the 
direction oflhe earthquake ("normal walls"); 

' Transfer of shear from diaphragms to shear walls and 
frames that are parallel to the direction of the earth- 
quake; 

' Anchorage of walls and columns to the foundations; 
and 

' Interconnection of elements where failure of connec- 
tions would jeopardize the system. 

8.2 Anchorage for normal forces. 

8.2. t Wood ledgers. The connection between the wall panels 
and the diaphragm does not induce cross-grain bending or ten- 
sion in the wood ledgers. 

For conforming buildings, Ihe evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength oflhe wall-to-diaphragm connec- 
tion. Report this condition as a deficiency. 

8.2.2 Wall anchorage. Exterior concrete or masonry walls are 
anchored to each of Ihe diaphragm levels for out-of-plane 
loads. 

For conforming buildings, Ihe evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the wall-to-diaphragm connec- 
tions. Check thattheanchor provides a direct, positive connec- 
tion between Ihe wall and the diaphragm for forces 
perpendicularto the face of the wall. Evaluate the wall anchor- 
age, treating the wall as a portion of the building, with F;, as Ihe 
demand. 

8.2.3 Masonry wall anchors. Wall anchorage connections are 
steel anchors or straps that are developed into the diaphragm. 

For confonning buildings, Ihe evaiuator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength oflhe wall anchors. Evaluate Ihe 
wall anchorage, treating the wall as a portion of the building, 
with Fp as the demand. 

8.2.4 Anchor spacing. The anchors from the floor and roof 
systems into exteriormasonry walls are spaced at 4 feet or less. 

For conforming buildings, the evaiuator may consider this 
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deficiency is in the strength or the number of the anchors. Eval- 
uate tiie wail anchors, treating Ihe wall as a portion of the build- 
ing, with Ff, as the demand. 

8.2.5 Tilt-up walls. Precast bearing walls are connected to the 
diaphragms for out-of-plane loads; steel anchors or straps are 
embedded in the walls and developed into the diaphragm. 

For confontiing buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the wall anchors. Evaluate the 
wall anchorage, treating the load as a portion of the building, 
with Fjj as the demand. Check the load path between the wall 
anchors and the diaphragm cross tie. 

8.2.6 Panel-diaphragm connections. There are at least two 
anchors from each precast wall panel into the diaphragm ele- 
ments. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the number of anchors. Report this condition as 
a deficiency. 

8.2.7 Inadequate stiffness of wall anchors. Anchors of walls 
to wood structural elements are installed taut and are stiff 
enough to prevent movement between the wall and roof 

The deficiency is in the ability of the wall anchor to prevent 
separations between the wall and roof sheathing that may result 
in out-of-plane failure of the ledger support. Inspect all anchors 
to see that they do not have twists, kinks, offsets, or are other- 
wise installed so that some movement is required before the 
anchor becomes effective, and that this condition may lead to 
cross grain bending in the ledger. Confonning buildings which 
fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4. 

8.3 Shear transfer. 

8.3.1 Transfer to shear walls. Diaphragms have sufficient 
capacity and are connected for transfer of loads to the shear 
wal!s. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the capacity of the connection to transfer shear 
Verify the adequacy of the available diaphragm capacity. 

8.3.2 Transfer to steel frames. The method used to transfer 
diaphragm shears to the steel frames is approved for use under 
lateral loads. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the capacity of the connection to transfer shear 
Evaluate the capacity of the load-transfer mechanism pro- 
vided, using AISC design methods or approved manufac- 
turer's data. Compare this capacity to the assumed lateral force 
distribution. 

8.3.3 Topping slab to walls and frames. Reinforced concrete 
topping slabs that interconnect the precast concrete diaphragm 
elements are doweled into the shear wall or frame elements. 

For confontiing buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the capacity of the connection to transfer shear. 
Evaluate the capacity of the load-transfer mechanism 



provided. Compare this capacity to the assumed lateral force 
distribution. 

8.4 Vertical components to foundations. 

8.4.1 Steel columns. The columns in lateral -force -resisting 
frames are substantially anchored to the building foundation. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between the 
frame and the foundation. Reportthis condition as a deficiency. 

8.4.2 Concrctccolumns.All longitudinal column steel is dow- 
eled into the foundation. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between the col- 
umn and the foundation. Report this condition as a deficiency. 

8.4.3 Wood posts. There is positive connection of wood posts 
to the foundation and the elements being supported. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between the post 
and the foundation. Report this condition as a deficiency. 

8.4.4 Wall reinforcing. All vertical wall reinforcing is dow- 
eled into the foundation. 

For confomiing buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between the wall 
and the foundation. Report this condition as a deficiency. 

8.4.5 Shear-wall-boundary columns. The shear-wall col- 
umns are substantially anchored to the building foundation. 

For confontiing buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between the 
shear-wall columns and the foundation. Report this condition 
as a deficiency. 

8.4.6 Wall panels. The wall panels are connected to the foun- 
dation and/or ground floor slab with dowels equal to the verti- 
cal panel reinforcing. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between the wall 
panel and the foundation. Report this condition as a deficiency. 

8.4.7 Wood sills. All wall elements are bolted to the foundation 
sill at 6-foot spacing or less with proper edge and end distances 
for concrete and wood. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is in the strength of the connection between 
the wood sill and the foundation. Report this condition as a 
deficiency. 

8.5 Interconnection of elements. 

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The deficiency is in the strength of the pilaster at the girder 
anchorage. Report this condition as a deficiency. Conforming 
buildings that fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4. 

8.5.2 Corbclbcaring. If Ihe frame girders bear on column cor- 
bels, the length of bearing is greater than 3 inches. 

The deficiency is in the lengdi of bearing. Calculate the 
inter-story drift. Judge the adequacy of the connections to 
retain their vertical load-carrying integrity at a maximum drift 
estimated to be equal to the drift calculated with the unreduced 
demand. Conforming buildings thai fail this check shall be 
placed in SPC 4. 

8.5.3 Corbel connections. The frame girders are not supported 
on. corbels with welded elements. 

The deficiency is in the strength of the connection. Check all 
welded connections that transfer lateral loads or are subject to 
frame action. Determine where connection failures would be 
brittle (e.g., pull-out of embedded item would occur before 
yield of mild steel element). Analyze structure for capacity 
without such connections or check such connections for seis- 
mic force amplified by factor Cj/2, but not less than 1.5. For 
connections that can allow the diaphragm to fail in a brittle 
manner, the R values used in computing the seismic demand 
shall be consistent with those for brittle systems (not to exceed 
R = 2). Conforming buildingsthal fail this check shall be placed 
in SPC 4. 

8.6 Roof decking. 

8.6.1 Light-gage metaU plastic or ccmcntilious roof panels. 

All light-gage metal, plastic or cementitious roof panels are 
properly connected to the roof framing at not more than 12 
inches on center. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is the lack of connection of sufTicient strength 
between the roof panels and the framing elements. Report this 
condition as a deficiency. 

8.6.2 Wall panels. All wall panels (metal, fiberglass or 
cementitious) are properly connected to the framing. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is the lack of connections of sufficient strength (to 
prevent a falling hazard) and fiexibility (to allow for the rela- 
tive displacements between the panel and the supporting 
frame). Report this condition as a deficiency. 



ARTICLE 9 

PROCEDURES FOR FOUNDATIONS AND 

GEOLOGIC SITE HAZARDS 

9.0 Introduction. The seismic evaluation of an existing build- 
ing shall include an examination of the building foundation, an 
assessment of the capability of the soil beneath the foundation 
to withstand the forces applied during an earthquake and an 
evaluation of any nearby geologic hazards that may affect the 
stability of the foundation. 



9.1 Condition of foundations. 

9.1.1 Foundation performance. The structure does not show 
evidence of excessive foundation movement such as settlement 
or heave that would affect its integrity or strength. 

The deficiency is reduction of the integrity and strength of 
foundafion elements by cracking, yielding, tipping or buckling 
of the foundation. Visually examine lower level walls, parti- 
tions, grade beams, visible footings, pile caps and the like for 
cracking, yielding, buckling and out-of-level conditions. 
Report evidence of movement as a deficiency. 

9.1.2 Deterioration. There is no evidence that foundation ele- 
ments have deteriorated due to corrosion, sulphate attack, 
material breakdown or other reasons in a manner that would 
affect the integrity or strength of the structure. 

The deficiency is weakening of the foundation due to deteri- 
oration, with the same consequences as discussed in Section 
9.1.1. Determine if there is historical evidence in the local area 
of deterioration of the particular type of foundation elements in 
the building where site conditions are similar Examine the vis- 
ible foundation elements for evidence of loss of support as 
specified in Section 9. 1 . 1 . 

9.2 Capacity of foundations. 

9.2.1 Overturning. The ratio of the effective horizontal 
dimension, at the foundation level of the seismic-resisting sys- 
tem, to the building height (base/height) exceeds 1.4 A^.. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is the concentration of seismic inertial response into 
narrow elements by the seismic-resisting system, which may 
overcome the ability of the foundation elements, either struc- 
ture or soil, to provide adequate resistance. For shallow foun- 
dations, evaluate the shear and moment capacity of the 
foundation elements for adequacy to resist calculated seismic 
forces. Evaluate the vertical bearing pressure of the soil under 
seismic loading conditions due to the total gravity and over- 
turning loads and compare to two limes the allowable 
static-bearing pressure. For deep foundations, evaluate the ulti- 
mate vertical capacity of the pile or pier under seismic loads. 
Compare the foundation capacity to the gravity loads plus the 
overturning loads. 

9.2.2 Ties between I'oundalion elements. Foundation ties 
adequate for seismic forces exist where footings, piles and 
piers are not restrained by beams, slabs, or competent soils or 
rock. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is the possibility of significant differential lateral 
deformations of the foundations. Evaluate the lateral restraint 
to seismic forces provided by the foundation materials or the 
structural lies. For shallow foundations, evaluate the horizontal 
capacity of the foundation soils under seismic loading condi- 
tions (the lateral resistance of the footings due to passive resis- 
tance on affected sides of the footings plus the friction on the 
base of the footings) and compare to the base shear of the build- 
ing. In the evaluation of base friction, consideration shall be 
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9.2J Load path at pile caps. The pile caps are capable of 
transferring overturning and lateral forces between the struc- 
ture and individual piles In the pile cap. 

The deficiency is insufficient capacity of the pile cap to 
transfer seismic forces from the superstructure to the individual 
piles. Check the moment and shear capacity to transfer uplift 
and lateral forces from the point of application on the pile cap to 
each pile. Conforming buildings which fail this check shall be 
placed in SPC 4. 

9.2A Lateral force on deep foundations. Piles and piers are 
capable of transferring the lateral forces between the structure 
and the soil. 

The deficiencies include inadequate flexural strength and 
ductility of piles or piers at the connection to the cap and the 
upper portion of the pile. Compare the maximum lateral resis- 
tance of soil against piles or piers and caps against the demand. 
For concrete piles, check for a minimal amount of longitudinal 
reinforcement in the upper portion of piles or piers and for 
hoops or ties immediately beneath the caps. Also check for 
confining transverse reinforcement wherever bending 
moments might be high, including changes in soil stifihess. 
Conforming buildings which fail this check shall be placed in 
SPC 4. 

9.2.5 Pole buildings. Pole foundations have adequate 
embedment. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. The 
deficiency is inadequate strength of the pole foundation. Check 
lateral force resistance of embedded poles using conventional 
procedures, comparing with conventional allowable pressures 
times 1.5. 

9.2.6 Sloping sites. The grade difference from one side of the 
building to another does not exceed one-half story. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. If 
this slaiemeni is false, include the horizontal force due to the 
grade difference, appropriately modified for seismic motions, 
with the seismic inertial force when checking sliding stability 
and the lateral-force-resisling system below grade. 

9.3 Geologic site hazards. This section addresses geologic 
and local site conditions that can lead to building structural 
damage and threaten life safety in an earthquake. In the seismic 
evaluation of buildings for life-safety considerations, it will be 
necessary to investigate the site to establish that there are no 
geologic site hazards present or, if they are present, that their 
threat is not significant or is mitigated by the design. Require- 
ments for engineering geologic reports are given in Section 
2.1.2. 

9.3.1 Liquefaction. Liquefaction susceptible, saturated, loose 
granular soils that could jeopardize the building's seismic per- 
formance do not exist in the foundation soils at depths within 
50 feet under the building. 

The deficiency is the potential for liquefaction that will 
result in vertical settlement and potential loss of foundation 
support for spread footings, or for lateral spreading of liquefied 
soils that can occur on nearly flat slopes and be detrimental to 
the foundation system. Evaluate the liquefaction potential and 



consequences of vertical settlement or lateral movement of the 
foundations. Conforming buildings which fail this check shall 
be placed in SPC 4. 

9.3.2 Slope failure. The building site is sufficiently remote 
from potential earthquake-induced slope failures or rockfalls 
to be unaffected by such failures or is capable of accommodat- 
ing small predicted movements without failure. 

Evaluate the likely movements associated with seismicaliy 
induced slope failures beneath, above or adjacent to the build- 
ing and their effect on the structural integrity of the building. 
Conforming buildings which fail this check shall be placed in 
SPC 4. 

9.3.3 Surface fault rupture. Surface fault rupture and surface 
displacement at the building site are not anticipated. 

Evaluate the proximity of known active faults to the build- 
ing. If the potential for surface fault rupture and surface dis- 
placement at the building site is present, nonconforming 
buildings shall be placed in SPC 1. Confonning buildings 
which fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4. 



ARTICLE 10 

EVALUATION OF ELEMENTS THAT ARE NOT PART 

OF THE LATERAL-FORCE-RESISTING SYSTEM 

10.0 Introduction. This article sets forth general requirements 
that apply to nonstructural elements related, to life-safety 
issues. Article 11 addresses evaluation of critical nonstructural 
systems needed for continued hospital function following an 
earthquake, and assignment of buildings to Nonstructural Per- 
formance Categories. 

The evaluation statements discussed in this article (and 
listed in the appendix) deal with life-safety concerns. Some of 
the statements can be answered directly. For others, further 
investigation will be required in accordance with evaluation 
procedures indicated in other articles oflhese regulations using 
seismic forces indicated in Section 2.4.6 and the appropriate C^ 
seismic coefficient given in Table 2.4. 3. L Also, the materials 
used in the nonstructural element and its connections must be 
considered. 

10. 1 Nonstructural walls. The term "nonstructural walls" 
refers to walls that are not part of the load-carrying system, but 
may become load bearing upon attachment and interaction 
with other elements. Evaluation must be made to determine if 
they are capable of resisting seismic forces required by Section 
2.4.6 as well as the other requirements of these regulations. 

lO.I.I Partitions. 

lO.LJ.I Masonry partitions. There are no unbraced 
unreinforced masonry or hollow clay tile partitions in critical 
care areas, clinical laboratory service spaces, pharmaceutical 
service spaces, radiological service spaces, central and sterile 
supply areas, exit corridors, elevator shafts or stairwells. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check for the presence of support angles at floor and roof, and 
for spaces at the sides and top of the wall to provide for interac- 
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10.1.1.2 Structural separations. At structural separations, 
partitions in exit corridors have seismic or control joints. 

Check thai seismic and/or control joints have been provided 
at structural separations. Conforming buildings that fail this 
check shall be placed in SPC 4. 

10.LL3 Parlition bracing. In exit corridors, ihe tops of parti- 
tions that extend only to the ceiling line have lateral bracing. 

For conforming buildings, Ihe evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Parti- 
tions extending only lo ceilings may overturn or buckle due to 
the lack of bracing. 

10.1.2 Cladding and vcnccr. For conforming buildings, Ihe 
evaluator may consider these conditions as mitigated, and no 
calculations are necessary. Exteriorwall panels or cladding can 
fall if their connections to the building frames have insufTicient 
strength and/or ductility. 

10.1.2.1 Masonry vcnccr. Masonry veneer is connected to Ihe 
back-up with corrosion-resistant ties spaced 24 inches on cen- 
ter maximum with at least one tie for every 2~l^ square feet. 

For confonning buildings, Ihe evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check for the presence of the required ties. 

10.1.2.2 Cladding panels in moment I'rame buildings. For 

moment frame buildings of steel or concrete, panels are iso- 
lated from Ihe structural frame to absorb predicted interstory 
drift without collapse. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check Ihe ability of the cladding panels and their connections 
to tolerate the story drift computed in Seciion 2.4.4 wiihout an 
anchorage failure. 

10.1.2.3 Cladding panel connections. Where bearing connec- 
tions are required, there are at least two bearing connections for 
each cladding panel and there are at least four connections for 
each cladding panel capable of resisting out-of-plane forces. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Ver- 
ify that an adequate number of the appropriate connection 
types are present for each cladding panel. 

10.1.2.4 Cladding panel condition. Cladding panel connec- 
tions appear lo be installed properly. No connection element is 
severely deteriorated or corroded. There is no cracking in the 
panel materials indicative of substantial structural distress. 
There is no substantial damage lo exterior cladding due to 
water leakage. There is no substantial damage to exterior wall 
cladding due to temperature movements. 

Substantial deterioration can lead to loss of cladding ele- 
ments or panels. Exterior walls shall be checked for deteriora- 
tion. Damage due lo corrosion, rotting, freezing or erosion can 
be concealed within the wall. Probe into the wall space, if nec- 
essary, for signs of water leakage at vulnerable interior spaces 
(e.g., around windows and at floor areas). Check elements that 
tie cladding to the backup structure and that lie the back-up 
structure to floor and roofslabs. Check exterior walls for crack- 
ing due to thermal movements. Check the cladding systems 



with appropriate reductions in member capacities. Conforming 
buildings that fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4. 

10.1.3 Metal stud back-up systems. 

10.1.3.1 General. Additional steel studs frame window and 
door openings. Corrosion of veneer lies, tie screws, studs and 
stud tracks is minimal. Stud tracks are adequately fastened to 
the structural frame. 

For confonning buildings, Ihe evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Ver- 
ify that adequate framing has been provided around openings 
in the exterior walls. Check Ihe cladding systems with appro- 
priate reductions in member capacities. Check Ihe adequacy of 
the connection lo Ihe struclural frame using the forces specified 
in Section 2.4.6. 

10.1.3.2 Masonry veneer with stud back-up. Masonry 
veneer more than 30 feet above Ihe ground is supported by 
shelf angles or other elements at each floor level. Masonry 
veneer is adequately anchored to the back-up at locations of 
through-wall flashing. Masonry veneer is connected to Ihe 
back-up with corrosion-resistant ties spaced 24 inches on cen- 
ter maximum and with at least one tie for every 2"/^ square feel. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check that adequate supports and ties are provided. 

10.1.4 Masonry vcnccr with concrete block back-up. 

10.1.4.1 General. The concrete biock back-up qualifies as 
reinforced masonry. 

For conforming buildings, Ihe evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. Ver- 
ify that the concrete block back-up meets the requirements of 
Sections 5.3.2 and 5.3.3. 

10.1.4.2 Masonry vcnccr support. Masonry veneer more than 
30 feet above the ground is supported by shelf angles or other 
elements at each floor level. Masonry veneer is adequately 
anchored to the back-up at locations of through-wall flashing. 
Masonry veneer is connected to the back-up with corro- 
sion-resistant ties spaced 24 inches on center maximum and 
with at least one tie for every I'l^ square feet. The concrete 
block back'Up is positively anchored to the structural frame at 
4-foot maximum intervals along the floors and roofs. 

For conforming buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check that adequate supports and ties are provided. 

10.1.5 Other venecr/pancl systems. 

10.1.5.1 Thin stone vcnccr panels. Stone anchorages are ade- 
quate for computed loads. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
There are no visible cracks or weak veins in the stone. Check 
the adequacy of the connection to the stone anchorage using Ihe 
forces specified in Section 2.4.6. 

10.1.5.2 Wood /aggregate panels. There is no visible deterio- 
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The deficiency is in the strength of the connections. Deter- 
mine the cause and extent of distress and check the attachment 
of the panels with appropriate reductions in capacity. Confonn- 
ing buildings that fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4. 

I D.I. 6 Parapets^ cornices, ornamentation and appendages. 

There are no laterally unsupported unrein forced masonry para- 
pets or cornices above the highest anchorage level with height/ 
thickness ratios greater than 1.5. Concrete parapets with 
height/thickness ratios greater than 1 .5 have vertical reinforce- 
ment. Cornices, parapets, signs and other appendages that 
extend above the highest anchorage level or cantilever from 
exterior wall faces and other exterior wall ornamentation are 
reinforced and well anchored to the structural system. 

For confonning buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. If 
any of these items are of insufficient strength and/or are not 
securely attached to the structural elements, they may break off 
and falL becoming significant life-safety hazards. Check the 
adequacy of these items using the forces specified in Section 
2A6. 

10.1.7 Means of egress. Canopies are anchored and braced to 
prevent collapse and blockage of building exits. 

For confontiing buildings, the evaluator may consider this 
condition as mitigated, and no calculations are necessary. 
Check canopies for the forces specified in Section 2.4.6. 



ARTICLE 11 

EVALUATION OF CRITICAL NONSTRUCTURAL 

COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS 

11.0 Introduction. This article covers nonstructural compo- 
nents and systems critical to patient care. 

11.01 Nonstructural evaluation procedure. 

L The nonstructural performance evaluation shall exam- 
ine the respective critical nonstructural systems and 
elements for the planned NPC as specified in Table 
11.1, "Nonstructural Performance Categories." The 
nonstructural evaluation process shall include the fol- 
lowing steps: 

1. Site visit and data collection: 

2. Identification of building SPC; 

3. Identification of critical nonstructural systems for 
the planned NPC; 

4. Identification of critical care services housed in the 
building; 

5. Final evaluation for the critical nonstructural ele- 
ments and systems for the planned NPC; 

6. Preparation of evaluation report; and 

1. Submittal of evaluation report to OSHPD. 

2. A general acute care hospital facility may be exempted 
from a nonstructural evaluation upon submittal of a 
written statement by the hospital owner to OSHPD cer- 
tifying the following conditions: 



1. The building is designated "NPC T' in conformance 
with Table II. I "Nonstructural Performance Cate- 
gories." or 

2. The building is designated "NPC 4" in conformance 
with Table 11.1 "Nonstructural Performance Cate- 
gories" and provided: 

a} The building was designed and constructed 
under a building permit issued by OSHPD; 

b) All subsequent repairs, remodels, additions and 
alterations were performed under a permit 
issued by OSHPD, and 

c) Fire sprinkler systems have been retrofitted in 
conformance with Table ll.K "Nonstructural 
Performance Categories." 

3. If a hospital owner elects to obtain a higher NPC at a 
future date, additional nonstructural evaluations as 
specified in Section 1 LOU will be required. 

4. If a hospital owner sells or leases the hospital to another 
party, a complete nonstructural evaluation and list of all 
nonstructural deficiencies to achieve NPC 5 shall be 
submitted to the Office prior to the completion of the 
sale or lease. 

11.1 Nonstructural performance categories. Each building 
shall be assigned a Nonstructural Performance Category 
(NPC). based upon the degree of anchorage and bracing of 
selected nonstructural elements and systems. This includes 
architectural, mechanical, electrical and hospital equipment in 
addition to associated conduit, ductwork, piping and machin- 
ery. NPCs are defmed in Table 11.1. 

11.1.1 Site visit and evaluation. The evaluator shall: 

1. Visit the building to observe and record the type, nature 
and physical condition of the nonstructural elements 
and systems for the planned NPC; 

2. Note the SPC of the buildings based on procedures fol- 
lowed in Article 2; 

3. Assemble building design data including: 

a. Construction drawings, specifications and calcula- 
tions, and 

b. All drawings, specifications and calculations for 
remodeling work, 

4. During the visit, the evaluator shall: 

a. Verify existing data; 

b. Develop other needed data (e,g,, measure and sketch 
building if necessary); 

c. Verify the critical nonstructural systems of the 

planned NPC; 

d. Verify the critical care areas/services: and 

e. Identify special conditions which may impact the 
nonstructural systems or endanger the function of 
the critical care areas/services. 

If drawings are not available, the site visit and evaluation 
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5. Review other data available such as assessments of 
building performance and function following past 
earthquakes: 

6. Prepare a summary of data using an OSHPD approved 
formal; 

7. Perform the evaluation using the procedures in Section 
1 1 .2- and 

8. Prepare a report of the findings of the evaluation using 
an OSHPD approved format. 



11.2 Evaluation of buildings. Conforming and non- 
conforming buildings shall be placed in an N PC based upon the 
degree of anchorage and bracing for those systems and equip- 
ment specified in Table IKK The scope of the nonstructural 

evaluation may be limited to the nonstructural systems and ele- 
ments specified in Table I Kl for the planned NPC. Buildings 
which do not meet the requirements for NPC 2 as defined in 
Table IKI shall be placed in NPC K 



TABLE 11 .1— NONSTRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES 



TIMEFRAMES 


nonstructural 

performance 

category' 


DESCRIPTION 




NPC 1 


Buildings will) cquipuik^nt and sysiL^ms noi meeting the bracing and anchorage rcquiicmcius of any 
other NPC. 


January 1, 
2002 


NPC 2 


The following systems arc braced or anchored in accordance with Part 2, Title 24 ': 

■ communications systems, 

■ emergency power supply, 

■ bulk medical gas systems, 

■ fire alarm systems and 

■ emergency lighting equipment and signs in the means of egress. 


January 1, 
200H 


NPC3/NPC 3R 


The building meets the criteria for NPC "2" and in critical care areas, clinical laboratory service 
spaces, pharmaeciitieal service spaces, radiological service spaces, and central and sterile supply areas, 
the following components meet the bracing and anchorage rcquiremenls of Part 2, Tule 24": 

■ Nonstructural components, listed in the 1945 CBC, Pail 2. Tilfe 24, Table 16A-n. 

Exception: For NPC 3R, lateral bracing of suspended ceiling systems may be omitted in 
rooms with a floor area less than 300 square feci, provided the room is noi an intensive care or 
coronary care unit paiicnt room, angiography Eaboratory. cardiac catheterization laboratory, 
delivery room, operating room or post-operative recovery room. 

■ "Equipment," as listed in the 1995 CBC, Part 2. Title 24, Table 16A-0. "Equipment." including 
equipment in the physical plant that service these areas. 

Exceptions: 1 . Seismic restraints need not be provided tor cable trays, conduh and HVAC 
ducting. Seismic restraints may be omitted from piping systems, provided that an approved 
method of preventing release of the contents of the piping system in the event of a break is 
provided. 

2. Only elevator(s) selected to provide service to patient, surgical, obstetrical and ground 
floors during interruption of normal power need to meet the structural requirements of Part 2. 
Title 24. 

■ Fire sprinkler systems comply with the bracing and anchorage requirements of NFPA 13, 1994 
edition, or subsequent applicable standards. 

Exception: Acute care hospital facilities in both a rural area as dcElncd by Section 70059.1, 
Division 5 of TUIc 22 and Seismic Zone 3 shall comply with the bracing and anchorage 
requirements of NFP.\ 13, 1994 edition, or subsequent applicable standards by January L 2013. 




NPC 4 


The building meets the criteria for NPC "3" and all architectural, mechanical, electrical systems, 
components and equipment, and hospital equipment meet the bracing and anchorage rcquircnicnts of 
Part 2, TUIc 24". This category is for classification purposes of the Office of Emergency Services. 


January 1, 
2030 


NPC 5 


The building meets the criteria for NPC "4" and onsitc supplies of water and holding tanks for 
wastewater, sufficient foi 72 hours emergency operations, arc integrated into the building plumbing 
systems. As an alternative, hook-ups to allow for the u.se of transportable sources of water and sanitary 
waste water disposal have been provided. An onsitc emergency system as defined within Part 3, Title 
24 is incorporated into the building electrical .sy.stcm for crhical care areas. Addhionally, the system 
shall provide for radiological service and an onsitc fuel supply for 72 hours of acute care operation. 



For the puq:^ose of NPC 2 and NPC 5. all eniimerated items within Table 1 I.I ^hall mcci the requirements of Seclion 1 632 A □S2001 CuHjoitsia Bin'filiiij> Cade 

(CBC) or equivalent provision in later version of the CBC by the specified limeframe as indicated by tlielr respective f>'PC. 
"For ihe purposes of NPC 3 and NPC 4, all enumerated items within Table 11.1 shall meel the requirements of" (he I99S CBC, Section 1630B. by the speciJled 
limeframe. For Ihe purposes ot NPC 3R, all enumerated items within Table 1 I.I shall meel ihe requirements of the \995 CBC, Seclion 1 630 A. using !p= 1.0, by 
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11.2.1 EvaluatioD procedures for NPC 2. The following 
steps shall delermine if the building meets the criteria for NPC 
2: 

a) Identify the specific nonsiructural components and 
equipment that are subject to therequiremenisofNPC2 
as specified in Table 11.1; 

b) Conduct an inventory of components and equipment, 
noting whether the items are anchored or braced; 

c) Determine if the anchorage or bracing of the identified 
components and equipment complies with the follow- 
ing conditions: 

1. Installed under a permit issued by OSHPD. Draw- 
ings showing the installation and bearing an OSHPD 
approval stampare required to show that the installa- 
tion conforms lo Part 2, Title 24; or 

2. Reviewed and approved by the Department of Gen- 
eral Ser\'ices. Office of Architecture and Construc- 
tion. Structural Safety Section. Drawings showing: 
a) the installation; b) bear an Office of Architecture 
and Construction. Structural Safety Section 
approval stamp: and c) a five-digii project number 
on the approval thai begins with ihe ''H" prefix, are 
required to demonstrate that the installation con- 
forms to Part 2, Title 24. It shall also be demon- 
strated by a written report submitted by the structural 
engineer, acceptable to the enforcement agency, that 
an investigation of the anchorage and bracing of 
components and equipment identified in Section 
lL2.1(a) shows it to he constructed in reasonable 
conformity with these drawings. 

Anchorage and bracing of elements that comply with either 
of these conditions are considered to meet the requirements of 
NPC 2. 

Installation is defined as that which shows the size and type 
of material for all components of the system, including the 
anchor or fastener manufacturer (if proprietary), type, total 
number and embedment if connected to structural concrete, 
masonry or wood. 

d) If the components and equipment inventoried in 
11. 2. 1(b) is anchored or braced, but does not meet the 
requirements of Section lL2J(c), determine if the 
bracing and anchorage is sufficient to meet the code 
requirements specified in Table ll.I. The bracing 
capacity shall be determined by calculations based 
upon information shown in the construction docu- 
ments. If these documents are incomplete or unavail- 
able, the evaluation shall be based on the as-built 
conditions, with the capacity of fasteners to masonry, 
concrete or wood determined by approved tests; and 

ej If any of the items inventoried in 11, 2. 1(b) are unan- 
chored or inadequately braced as detennined by Sec- 
tion 11.2.1(d), the building shall be placed in NPC L 

11.2.2 Evaluation procedures for NPC 3 and NPC 3R. The 

following steps shall determine if the building meets the crite- 
ria for NPC 3 or NPC 3R: 



a) Identify the specific nonstructural components and 
equipment that are subject to the requirements of NPC 2 
and NPC 3 or NPC 3R; 

b) Conduct an inventory of components and equipment 
specified in Table ILL NPC 3 and NPC 3 R. noting 
whether the components and equipment are anchored 
or braced; 

Exception: Any general acute care hospital facility 
located in both a '""rural area" as defined in Section 
70059.1, Division 5, Title 22 and Seismic Zone 3 pur- 
suant to 1995 Califhvuia Building Cotle (CBC) or 
later version of the CBC shall comply with the fire 
sprinkler system anchorage and bracing requirements 
of NFPA 13, 1994 edition or subsequent standard by 
January 1,2013. 

c) Determine the level of NPC 3 conformance desired. 

1 . Buildings classified as SPC I or SPC 2 are permitted 
lo meet the NPC 3 perfonnance level, or the NPC 3R 
performance level. See also Section lL2.3(c). 

2. Buildings classified as SPC 3 or higher must meet 
the NPC 3 perfonnance level. 

d) Determine if the anchorage or bracing of the identified 
components and equipment complies with the follow- 
ing conditions: 

1. Installed under a permit issued by OSHPD. Draw- 
ings showing the installation and bearing an OSHPD 
approval stampare required to show that the installa- 
tion conforms to Part 2, Title 24; or 

2. Reviewed and approved by the Department of Gen- 
eral Services, Office of Architecture and Construc- 
tion, Structural Safety Section. Drawings showing: 
a) the installation; b) bear an Office of Architecture 
and Construction, Structural Safety Section 
approval stamp; and c) a five-digit project number 
on the approval stamp that begins with an ''H" pre- 
fix, are required to demonstrate that Ihe installation 
conforms to Part 2, Title 24. It shall also be demon- 
strated by a written report submitted by the structural 
engineer, acceptable to the enforcement agency, that 
an investigation of Ihe anchorage and bracing of 
components and equipment identified in Section 
11.2. 2(a) shows it to be constructed in reasonable 
conformity with these drawings. 

Anchorage and bracing of elements that comply with either 
of these conditions are considered to meet the requirements of 
NPC 2 and NPC 3 or NPC 3R. 

Installation is defined as that which shows the size and type 
of material for all components of the system including Ihe 
anchor or fastener manufacturer (if proprietary), type, total 
number and embedment if connected to structural concrete, 
masonry or wood. 

e) If the components and equipment inventoried in 
1 1 .2.2(b) are anchored or braced, but do not meet the 
requirements of Section 11.2. 2(d), determine if the 
bracing and anchorage is sufficient to meet the code 
requirements specified in Table 1 L I for NPC 3 or NPC 
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lations based upon information shown in the construc- 
tion documents. If these documents are incomplete or 
unavailable, the evaluation shall be based on the 
as-built conditions, with the capacity of fasteners to 
masonry, concrete, or wood determined by approved 
tests. For NPC 3R. the investigation of the adequacy of 
anchorage and bracing may be limited to the connection 
of the component or equipment to the support when the 
total reaction at the point of support (including the 
application o[ Fp) is less than: 

L 250 pounds for components or equipment attached 
to light frame walls. For the purposes of this require- 
ment, the sum of the absolute value of all reactions 
due to component loads on a single stud shall not 
exceed 250 pounds. 

2. KOOO pounds for components or equipment attached 
to roofs, or walls of reinforced concrete or masonry 
construction. 

3. 2.000 pounds forcomponents or equipment attached 
to floors or slabs-on-grade. 

Exception: If the anchorage or bracing is config- 
ured in a manner that results in significant torsion 
on a supporting structural element, the effects of 
the nonstructural reaction force on the structural 
element shall be considered in the anchorage 
design. 

f) If any of the items inventoried in 11.2.2(h) are inade- 
quately anchored or braced, as determined by Section 
1 K2.2(d), the building shall be placed in NPC 2. 

11.2J Evaluation procedures for NPC 4. The following 
steps shall be followed to determine if the building meets the 
criteria for NPC 4: 

a) Identify the specific nonstructural components and 
equipment that are subject to the requirements of NPC 2 
through NPC 4; 

b) Conduct an inventory of components and equipment 
specified in Table IK1,NPC2 through NPC 4, noting 
whether the components and equipment are anchored 
or braced; 

c) Determine if the anchorage or bracing of the idenfified 
components and equipment complies with one of the 
following conditions: 

L Installed under a permit issued by OSHPD. Draw- 
ings showing the installation and bearing an OSHPD 
approval stampare required to show that the installa- 
tion conforms to Part 2. Title 24. Installation or ret- 
rofit ofcomponents that were designed to meet NPC 
3R requirements must be shown to meet the anchor- 
age and bracing requirements of the CtiUfomki 
Building Code for new construction. Components 
designed to meet NPC 3R requirements that do not 
meet the anchorage and bracing requirements for 
new construction shall be retrofitted to meet those 
requirements; or 

2. Reviewed and approved by the Department of Gen- 
eral Services. Office of Architecture and Construc- 
tion. Structural Safety Section. Drawings showing: 
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and Construction. Structural Safety Section 
approval stamp; and c) a five-digit project number 
on the approval stamp that begins with an "H" pre- 
fix, are required to demonstrate that the installation 
conforms to Part 2, Title 24. It shall also be demon- 
strated by a written report submitted by the structural 
engineer, acceptable to the enforcement agency, that 
an investigation of the anchorage and bracing of 
components and equipment identified in Section 
11.2.3(a) shows it to be constructed in reasonable 
conformity with these drawings. 

Anchorage and bracing of elements that comply with either 
of these conditions are considered to meet the requirements of 
NPC 4. 

Installation is defined as that which shows the size and type 
of material for all components of the system including the 
anchor or fastener manufacturer (if proprietary), type, total 
number and embedment if connected to structural concrete, 
masonry or wood. 

d) If the components and equipment inventoried in 
11, 2. 3(b) are anchored or braced, but do not meet the 
requirements of Section 11. 2. 3(c), determine if the 
bracing and anchorage is sufficient to meet the code 
requirements specified in Table 11.1. The bracing 
capacity shall be determined by calculations based 
upon information shown in the construction docu- 
ments. If these documents are incomplete or unavail- 
able, the evaluation shall be based on the as-buili 
conditions, with the capacity of fasteners to masonry, 
concrete or wood determined by approved tests; and 

e) If any of the items inventoried in 11.2.3(b)is unan- 
chored or inadequately braced as determined by Sec- 
don 1 1.2.3(d), the building shall be placed in NPC 3. 

11.2.4 Evaluation procedures for NPC 5, The following 
steps shall determine if the building meets the criteria for NPC 
5: 

a) Identify the specific nonstructural components and 
equipment that are subject to the requirements of NPC 2 
through NPC 5; 

b) Conduct an inventory of components and equipment 
specified in Table IKI,NPC2 through NPC 5, noting 
whether the components and equipment are anchored 
or braced; 

c) Determine if the anchorage or bracing of the idenfified 
components and equipment complies with the follow- 
ing conditions: 

1. Installed under a permit issued by OSHPD. Draw- 
ings showing the installation and bearing an OSHPD 
approval stampare required to show that the installa- 
tion conforms to Part 2, Title 24; or 

2. Reviewed and approved by the Department of Gen- 
eral Services. Office of Architecture and Construc- 
tion, Structural Safety Section. Drawings showing: 
a) the installation; b) bear an Office of Architecture 
and Construction. Structural Safety Section 
approval stamp: and c) a five-digit project number 
on the approval stamp that begins with an "H" pre- 
fix, are required to demonstrate that the installation 
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stratedby a written report submitted by the Structural 
engineer, acceptable to the enforcement agency, that 
an investigation of the anchorage and bracing of 
components and equipment identified in Section 
IK2.4(a) shows it to be constructed in reasonable 
conformity with these drawings. 

Anchorage and bracing of elements that comply with either 
of these conditions are considered to meet the requirements of 
NPC 5. 

Installation is defined as that which shows the size and type 
of material for all components of the system including the 
anchor or fastener manufacturer (if proprietary), type, total 
number and embedment if connected to structural concrete, 
masonry or wood. 

d) If the components and equipment inventoried in 
1 1 .2.4(b) are anchored or braced, but do not meet the 
requirements of Section lL2.4(c), detennine if the 
bracing and anchorage is sufficient to meet the code 
requirements specified in Table II. 1. The bracing 
capacity shall be determined by calculations based 
upon information shown in the construction docu- 
ments. If these documents are incomplete or unavail- 
able, the evaluation shall be based on the as-built 
conditions, with the capacity of fasteners to masonry, 
concrete or wood detennined by approved tests; and 

e) If any of the items inventoried in 11.2.4(b) is inade- 
quately anchored or braced as determined by 1 1 .2.4(d), 
the building shall be placed in NPC 4. 

lU Testing requirements for evaluating the performance 
of existing mechanical fasteners. A testing program shall be 
instituted to detennine the capacity of mechanical fasteners 
used to anchor nonstructural components including the bracing 
of pipes, ducts and conduit, and the attachment of equipment 
and other components listed in the 1995 CBC, Part 2, Title 24, 
Table I6A-0. Anchors shall be categorized as either seismic 
bracing of pipes ducts or conduit or equipment and other 
component anchors. 

1 1. 3. 1 Anchors used in the seismic bracing of pipes^ ducts or 
conduit. For anchors used in the seismic bracing of pipes, 
ducts or conduit, the following shall apply: 

L Twenty percentof the anchors (20 minimum) of a given 
size and type (wedge, shell and sleeve for expansion 
bolts), at each level of the structure shall be tension 
tested to three times the maximum calculated design 
load specified in Secfion I630B of 1998 Calijhruia 
Bifi!di/ig Code (CBC) or equivalent provision in later 
version ofthe CBC but not less than 500 pounds. A min- 
imum of one anchor in any 4-bolt group shall be tested 
assuming an equal distribution ofthe calculated force to 
the bolt group. One-quarter ( /4)'inch diameter anchors 
need not be tested. Where none of the anchors in the 
group have calculated tension, testing shall consist of 
torque testing. 

Exception: Internally threaded anchors, such as 
shell-type anchors, shall be tested to four limes the 
maximum calculated design loads. Attachment hard- 
ware shall be shimmed or removed prior to testing so 
that it does not prevent the possible withdrawal ofthe 
anchor. 



2. If an anchor fails the tension test, 20 anchors, installed 
by the same trade Jn the immediate vicinity ofthe failed 
anchor shall be tested prior to resuming to a 20 percent 
sampling rate for testing. 

11.3.2 Anchors used in the attachment of equipment and 
other components. For anchors used in the attachment of 
equipment and other components listed in the I^Q5 CBC, Part 
2, Title 24, Table I6A-0, the following shall apply: 

1. A minimum of one anchor of a given size shall be ten- 
sion tested for each piece of equipment or other compo- 
nent under consideration. Where the number of anchors 
for the piece of equipment or component exceeds four, a 
minimum of 20 percent ofthe anchors shall be tension 
tested. Where none ofthe anchors in the group have cal- 
culated tension, testing shall consist of torque testing. 

2. The tension test load shall be three times the maximum 
tension force calculated for an anchor in the attachment 
group using the design loads specified in Section 
1630B of 1998 CnUfonun Bulhiing Code (CBC) or 
equivalent provision in later version ofthe CBC or 500 
pounds minimum. One-quarter ( /4)-inch diameter 
anchors need not be tested. 

Exception: Internally threaded anchors, such as shell 
type anchors, shall be tested to four times the maxi- 
mum calculated design loads. Attachment hardware 
shall be shimmed or removed prior to testing so that it 
does not prevent the possible withdrawal of the 
anchor. 

3. If a single anchor fails, all anchors in the attachment 
group shall be tested. If two or more anchors fail, the 
component shall be retrofitted for the forces as for new 
construction. 

11.3.3 Tension testing procedure. 

L Testing of anchors shall be accomplished by the appU- 
cation of externally applied direct tension force to the 
anchor. The testing apparatus shall not restrict the prob- 
able shear cone failure surface of the concrete or 
masonry. 

2. Torque testing is not permitted in lieu of tension testing 
unless specifically allowed in these provisions. 

3. A failure isdefmed when the tension load on the anchor 
produces a slip of /^ inch, a shear cone failure in the 
concrete or masonry, concrete splitting, or fracture of 
the steel anchor itself prior to attaining the test load 
value. 

Exception: For internally threaded anchors, the 
allowable slip shall not exceed /k, inch. 

11.3.4 Alternate test criteria. In lieu of testing in accordance 
with Section 1 1. 3. 1 or 11.3.2, a test load may be established by 
the evaluating engineer. The allowable load that the anchor can 
resist shall be determined by dividing the lest load by the 
appropriate factors noted in Section 11.3.1 or 1L3.2. No 
one-third increase is permitted for seismic or wind loads. 

11.3.5 Allowable shear loads. Allowable shear loads on 
anchors shall be determined by either ofthe following: 

1. Shear values listed in Table I9B-E of 1998 Califoruia 
Bifihlifig Code (CBC) or equivalent provision in later 
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SEISMIC EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR HOSPITAL BUILDINGS 



APPENDIX 
GENERAL SETS OF EVALUATION STATEMENTS 



EVALUATION STATEMENTS FOR THE BASIC 
BUILDING SYSTEM 



Address Ihc following evaluation siaicmcnis, marking each 
either irac (T). false (F| or not applicable (N/A). Siatemcius that 
are found to be true identify issues that are acceptable according 
lo Ilic criteria of these regulations; statements that are found to be 
false identify issues that need investigation. For guidance in the 
investigation, refer to the section number indicated in parenthe- 
ses at the end of the statement. 



T F 



T F 



Building system 

LOAD PATH: The structure contains a complete load 
path for seismic force effects from any horizontal 
direction that serves to transfer the inertial forces 
from the mass to the foundation. (Section 3.1) 

REDUNDANCY: The structure wiff remain laterally 
stable after the failure of any single cicment (Section 
3.2) 



Configuration 

T F N/A WEAK STORY: Visual observation or a Quick 
Cheek indicates that there are no significant 
strength discontinuities in any of the vertical ele- 
ments in the lateral-force-rcsisting system; the 
story strength at any story is not less than SO percent 
of the strength of the story above. (Section 3.3.1) 

T F IN/A SOFT STORY: Visual observation or a Quick 
Check indicates that there are no significant stiff- 
ness discontinuities in any of the vertical elements 
in the lateral-foree-rcsisting system; the lateral 
stiffness of a story is not less than 70 percent of that 
in the story above or less than SU percent of the 
average stiffness of the three stories above. (Section 
3.3.2) 

T F N/A GEOM ETRY : There are no significant geometrical 
irregularities; there are no setbacks (i.e., no changes 
in horizontal dimension of the latcral-force-resist- 

ing system of more than 30 percent in a story rela- 
tive to the adjacent stories). (Section 3 J. 3) 

T F JN/A MASS: There are no significant mass irregularities; 
there is no change of effective mass of more than 50 
percent from one story to the next, excluding light 
roofs. (Section 3.3.4) 

T F N/A VERTICAL DISCONTINUITIES: All shear walls, 
infilled walls and frames arc continuous to the foun- 
dation. (Section 3,3.5) 

T F TORSION: The lateral-force-resisiing elements 

form a well-balanced system that is not subject to 
significant torsion. SigniJlcant torsion will be taken 
as any condition where the distance between the 
story center of rigidity and the story center of mass 
is greater than 20 percent of the width of the struc- 
ture in either major plan dimension. {Section 3.3.6) 



Adjacent buildings 

T F ADJACENT BUILDINGS: There is no immediately 

adjacent structure that is less than half as tall or has 
floors/levels that do not match those of the buitding 
being evaluated. A neighboring structure is considered 
"immediately adjacent" if it is within 2 inches times the 
number of stories away from the building being evalu- 
ated. (Section 3.4) 

Deflection incompatibility 

T F DEFLECTION INCOMPATIBILITY: Column and 

beam assemblies that are not part of the lat- 
crat-forcc-rcsisting system (i.e.. gravity load-resisting 
frames) are capable of accommodating imposed build- 
ing drifts, including amplified drift caused by dia- 
phragm deflections, without loss of vertical 
load-carrying capacity. (Section 3.5) 

Short ^^captive^' columns 

T F SHORT "CAPTIVE" COLUMNS: There are no col- 

umns with height-to-depth ratios less than 75 percent 
of the nominal height-to-depth ratios of the typical col- 
umns at that level. (Section 3.6) 



Materials and conditions 

T F N/A DETERIORATION OF WOOD: None of the wood 
members shows signs of decay, shrinkage, splitting, 
fire damage or sagging, and none of the metal acces- 
sories is deteriorated, broken or loose. (Section 
3.7.1) 

T F N/A OVERDRIVEN NAILS: There is no evidence of 
overdriven nails in the shear walls or dia- 
phragms. (Section 3.7.2) 

T F N/A DETERIORATION OF STEEL: There isno signifi- 
cant visible rusting, corrosion or other deterioration 
in any of the steel elements in the vertical- or lat- 
eral-force-resisting system. (Section 3.7.3) 

T F N/A DETERIORATION OF CONCRETE: There is no 
visible deterioration of concrete or reinforcing steel 
in any of the frame elements. (Section 3.7.4) 

T F N/A POST-TENSIONING ANCHORS: There is no evi- 
dence of corrosion or .spalling in the vicinity of 
posi-iensioningorcnd fittings. Coil anchors have not 
been used. (Section 3.7.5) 

T F N/A CONCRETE WALL CRACKS: All diagonal cracks 
in the wall elements arc l.Q mm or less in width, arc 
in isolated locations, and do not form an X pattern. 
(Section 3.7.6) 

T F N/A CRACKS IN BOUNDARY COLUMNS: There are 
no diagonal cracks wider than 1.0 mm in concrete 
columns that encase the masonry infills. (Section 

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T F N/A PRECAST CONCRETE WALLS: There is no sig- 
nificant visible deterioration of concrete or reinfore- 
ing steel or evidenee of distress, especially at the 
connections. (Section 2.7.^} 

T F N/A MASONRY JOINTS: The inonar cannot be easily 
scraped away from the joints by hand with a metal 
tool, and there arc no significant areas of eroded mor- 
tar. fSeelton 3.7.9) 

T F N/A MASONRY UNITS: There is wo visible deteriora- 
tion of large areas of masoory units. (Section 3.7. 1 0) 

T F N/A CRACKS IN INFILL WALLS: Tkcrc are no diago- 
nal craeks in the infilled walls thai extend throughout 
a panel or arc greater than LU mm wide. (Section 
3,7.11) 



T F IN/A GIRDLR FLANGE CONTINUITY PLATES: 
There arc girder flange continuity plates at joints. 
(Section 4.2 J) 

T F N/A STRONG COLUMN/WEAK BEAM: At least one 
half of the joints are strong column/weak beam (33 
percent on every line of moment frame). Roof joints 
need not be considered. (Section 4.2.8) 

T F N/A OUT-OF-PLANE BRACING: Beam-column joints 
are braced out-of-plane. (Seelton 4.2.9) 

T F N/A PRE-NORTHRIDGE HARTHQUAK.H WELDED 
MOMENT FRAME JOINTS: Welded steel 
moment frame beam-column joints are designed 
and consirucicd in accordance with recommenda- 
tions in PEMA 267. Iniciim tiuidclincs: Evaluation, 
Repair. Modification, and Design of Welded SiccI 
Moment Frame Structures, August lyys. (Section 
4.2.10) 



EVALUATION STATEMENTS FOR VERTICAL SYS- 
TEMS RESISTING LATERAL FORCES 



Address the following evaluation statements, marking cacli either 
true jT), false (P) or not applicable (N/.'X). Statements that arc found 
to be true identify issues that arc aeeeplable according to the crite- 
ria of these regulations: statements that are found to be false iden- 
lify issues that need investigation. Por gjidanee in the 
invesiigation, refer to the scciion number indicated in parentheses 
ai the end of Ibc statement. 



MOMENT FRAMES 
Framos with infill walls 

T F N/A INTERFERING WALLS: All infill walls placed in 
the moment frames are isolated from the structural 
elements. (Seelton 4.1,1) 

Steel moment frames 

T F N/A DRIPT CHECK.: The building satisfies the Quick 
Check of the frame drift. (Section 4.2.1 ) 

T F N/A COMPACT MEMBERS: All moment frame ele- 
ments meet the compact section requirements of the 
basic AISC documents. (Section 4.2.2) 

T F N/A BEAM PENETRATIONS: All openings in 
frame-beam webs have a depth less than one fourth 
of the beam depth and arc located in Ihe center half 
of the frame beams. (Section 4.2.3) 

T F N/A MOMENT CONNECTIONS: All beam-column 
connections in the lateral- force- resisting moment 
frame have fulLpenelration fiange welds and a 
bolted or welded web connection. (Section 4.2.4) 

T F N/A COLUMN SPUCES; All column splice details of 
the moment-resisting frames include eonneclion of 

both flanges and the web. (Section 4.2.5) 

T F N/A JOINTWEBS: All web thicknesses within joints of 
moment-resisting frames meet the AISC criteria for 
web shear. (Section 4.2.6) 



Concrete moment frames 

T F N7A SHEARING STRESS CHECK: The building satis- 
fies Ihe Quick Check of the average shearing stress in 
die columns. (Section 4.3.1 ) 

T F N/A DRIPT CHECK.: The building satisfies the Quick 
Check of story drift. (Section 4.3.2) 

T F .\7A PRESTRESSED FRAME ELEMENTS: The lat- 
cral-load-resisting frames do noi include any 
pre-strcssed or posl-tcnsioned elements. (Seelton 
4.3.3) 

T F N/A JOINT ECCENTRICITY: There arc no eccentrici- 
ties larger than 20 percent of the smallest column 
plan dimension between girder and column cen- 
ter-lines. (Scciion 4.3.4) 

T F N/A NO SHEAR FAILURES: The shear capacity of 
frame members is grcaicr Ihan ihc moment capacity. 
{Section 4.3.5) 

T F N/A STRONG COLUMN/WEAK. BEAM: The moment 
capacity of the columns appears to be greater than 
that of the beams. (Section 4.3.6) 

T F N/A STIRRUP AND TIE HOOKS: The beam stirrups 
and column ties are anchored into the member cores 
with hooks of 135 degrees or more. (Section 4.3.7) 

T F N/A COLUMN-TIE SPACING: Frame columns have 
ties spaced at if/4 or less throughout their length and 
at S(/ft, or less at all potential plastic hinge regions. 
{Section 4.3.M) 

T F N/A COLUMN-BAR SPLICES: All column bar lap 
splice lengths arc greater than ^Stli,. long and arc 
enclosed by tics spaced at St/;,, or less. (Section 4.3.9) 

T F \/A BEAM B.'\RS:At least two longitudinal top and two 
longitudinal bottom bars extend continuously 
throughoui the length of each frame beam. Ai least 
25 percent of the steel provided ai the joints for either 
positive or negative moment is continuous through- 
out the members. (Section 4.3.10) 



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T F N/A BlIAM-BAR SPLICES: The lap splices for the lon- 
gitudinal beam reinforcing are located within the 
center halfofilic member lenglhs or in the vicinity of 
poieniial plastic hinge?. (Section 4J.1 1 ) 

T F N/A STIRRUP SPACING: All beams have stirrups 
spaced at dll or less throughout their length and at 
^dh or less at potential hinge locations. (Section 

T F .\/A BEAM TRUSS BARS; Bent-up longitudinal steel is 
not used for shear reinforcement. (Section 4.3.13) 

T F N/A JOINT REINFORCING: Column tics extend ai their 
typical spacing through all beam-column joints at 
exterior columns. (Section 4.3.14) 

T F .N/A FLAT SLAB FRAMES: The system is not a frame 
consisting of a flat slab/plate without beams. (Sec- 
lion 4.3.15) 

Precast concrete moment frames 

T F IN/A PRECAST FRAMES: The lateral loads are not 
rcsisicd by precast concrete frame clcmcnls. {Sec- 
tion 4.4.1) 

T F N/A PRECAST CONNECTIONS: For buildings with 
concrete shear walls, the connection between pre- 
cast frame elements such as chords, ties and collec- 
tors in the lateral-force-rcsisting system can 
develop the capacity of the connected members. 
(Section 4.4.2) 

Frames not part of the lateral-l'orce-resisting system 

T F N/A COMPLETE FRAMES: The steel or concrete 
frames form a complete vertical load-carrying sys- 
tem. (Section 4.5.1) 

SHEAR WALLS 
Concrete shear walls 



T F N/A SHEARING STRESS CHECK: The building salis- 
tles the Quick Check of the shearing stress in the 
shear walls. (Section 5. 1.1 1 

T F N/A OVERTURNING: Allshearwalls have A„//„ ratios 
less than 4 to 1 . (Section 5.1.2) 

T F N/A COUPLING BEAMS: The stirrups in all coupling 
beams are spaced at dll or less and are anchored 
into the core wiih hooks of 135 degrees or more. 
(Section 5.1.3) 

T F N/A COLUMN SPLICES: Steel column splice details in 
shear wall boundary elements can develop the ten- 
sile strength of the column. (Section 5.1.4) 

T F JN/A WALL CONNECTIONS: There is positive con- 
nection between the shear walls and tbc steel beams 
and columns. (Section 5,1.5) 



T F N/A CONFINEMENT REINFORCING: For shear 
walls wiih//u'//ii' greaierihan 2.0. Ihe boundary ele- 
ments arc confined wiih spirals or ties with spacing 
less then St/^. (Section 5.1.6) 

T F N/A REINFORCING STEEL: The area of reinforcing 
steel for concrete walls is greater than 0.0025 limes 
the gross area of the wall along both the longitudinal 
and transverse ajtes and the maximum spacing of 
reinforcing steel is 18 inches. (Section 5.1.7) 

T F N/A REINFORCING AT OPENINGS: There is special 
wall reinforcement around alt openings. (Section 

5.1. f^) 



Precast concrete shear walls 

T F N/A PANEL-TO-PANEL CONNECTIONS: Adjacent 
wall panels arc not connected by welded sicci 
inserts. (Section 5.2.1 ) 

T F N/A WALL OPENINGS: Openings constitute less than 
75 percent of the length of any perimeter wall with 
the wall piers having hji„ ratios of less than 2.0. 
(Section 5.2.2) 

T F N/A COLLECTORS: Wall elements with openings 
larger than a typical panel at a building corner arc 
connected to the remainder of the wall wilh collector 
reinforcing. (Section 5,2.3) 

Reinforced masonry shear walls 

T F N/A SHEARING STRESS CHECK: The building satis- 
fies Ihe Quick Check of the shearing stress in the 
reinforced masonry shear walls, (Section 5.3.1) 

T F N/A REINFORCING: The total vertical and horizontal 
reinforcing sicel in reinforced masonry walls is 
greater than [J. 002 times the gross area of the watl 
with a minimum ofO.UUO? in either of the two direc- 
tions, the spacing of reinforcing steel is less than 4y 
inches and all vertical bars extend to the top of the 
walls. (Section 5.3.2) 

T F N/A REINFORCING AT OPENINGS: All wall open- 
ings that interrupt rcbar have trim reinforcing on aE[ 
sides. (Section 5-3.3) 

Unreinforced masonry shear walls 

T F N/A SHEARING STRESS CHECK: The building satis- 
fies the Quick Check of the shearing stress in the 
unreinforced masonry shear walls. (Section 5.4.1 ) 

T F N/A MASONRY LAY-UP: Filled collar joints of 
mulii-wyihe masonry walls have negligible voids. 
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T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F JN/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



Infill walls in frames 

PROPORTIONS: Tlic hcight/thickiicss ratio of the 
wall panels is as follows (Seciioii 5.^.1): 



One-story building 


hji^ !4 


Multistory building 




Top slory 


hjt < 9 


Other stories 


h„/i^ 20 



SOLID WALLS: The infill walls arc not of cavity 
construction. (Section 5.5.2) 

CONTINUOUS WALLS: The infill walls arc con- 
tinuous to the soffits of the frame beams. (Section 

5.5.^} 

WALL CONNECTIONS: All infill panels are con- 
structed to encompass the frames around their entire 
perinieier (Section 5.3.4) 



Walls in wood-Frame buildings 

SHEARING STRESS CHECKS The building satis- 
fies the Quick Check of the shearing stress in the 
wood shear walls. (Section 5.6.1 ) 

OPENINGS: Walls with garage doors or other large 
openings are braced with plywood shear walls or arc 
supported by adfacent construction through sub- 
stantial positive ties. (Section 5.6.2) 

WALL REQUIREMENTS: All walls supporting 
tributary area of 24 to 100 square feet per foot of 
wall are plywood sheathed with proper nailing, or 
rod braced and have a hcighi-to-depih(H/D) ratio of 
1 to 1 or less, or have properly detailed and eon- 
slrucled hold downs. (Section 5.6.3) 

CRIPPLE WALLS: All exterior cripple walls 
below the first fioor level are braced to the founda- 
tion with shear elements. (Section 5.6.4) 

NARROW SHEAR WALLS: Narrow wood shear 
walls with an aspect ratio greater than 2 to I do not 
resist forces developed in the building. (Section 
5.6.5) 

STUCCO (EXTERIOR PLASTER) SHEAR 
WALLS: Multistory buildings do not rely on exte- 
rior stucco walls as the primary lateral- force-resist- 
ing system, (Section 5.6,6) 

PLASTER OR GYPSUM WALLBOARD SHEAR 
WALLS: Interior plaster or gypsum wallboard is 
not being used for shear walls in buildings over one 
story in heighL (Section 5.6.7) 



BRACED FRAMES 
Coneenlrie braeed frames 

T F IN/A STRESS CHECK: The building safisfies die Quick 
Check of the stress in the diagonals. (Section 6. 1.1) 

T F IN/A STIFPNESS OF DIAGONALS: All diagonal ele- 
ments required to carry compression have A.7/y- ratios 
less than 120. (Section 6.1.2) 

T F N/A TENSION-ONLY BRACES: Tension-only braces 
are not used as the primary diagonal bracing ele- 
ments in structures over two stories in height. (Sec- 
tion 6.1.3) 

T F N/A CHEVRON BRAClNtl: The bracing system does 
not include chevron-. V- or K-braced bays. (Section 
6.1.4) 

T F N/A CONCENTRIC JOINTS: Al! the diagonal braces 
frame into the beam-column Joints concentrically. 
(Section 6.1.5) 

T F N/A CONNECTION STRENGTH: All the brace con- 
nections are able to develop the yield capacity of the 
diagonals. (Section 6.1 .6) 

T F N/A COLUMN SPLICES: All column splice details of 
the braced frames can develop the column yield 
capacity. (Section 6.1.7) 

T F N/A CONCRETE BRACED FRAMES: None of the 
braces in Ihe framing system are of reinforced con- 
crete consiniction. (Section 6,1.8) 

Eccentric braced frames 

T F N/A LINK. BEAM LOCATION: The link beams arc not 
connected to the columns. (Section 6.2.1) 



EVALUATION STATEMENTS FOR DIAPHRAGMS 



Address the following evaluation statements, marking each either 
true (T), false (P) or not applicable (N/A). Statements thai arc fojnd 
to be true identify issues that are acceptable according to the criteria 
of these regulations: statements that are found to be false identify 
issues that need investigation. For guidance in the investigation, 
refer to Ihe section njmbcr indicated in parentheses at the end ofthc 
statement. 



General 

T F N/A PLAN IRREGULARITIES: There is significant 
tensile capacity at reentrant corners or other loca- 
tions of plan irregularities, (Section 7.1.1 ) 

T F N/A CROSS TIES: There are continuous cross tics 
between diaphragm chords. (Section 7.1.2) 

T F N/A REINFORCING AT OPENINGS: There is rein- 
forcing around all diaphragm openings larger than 
50 percent ofthc building width in either major plan 
dimension. (Section 7.1 .3) 

T F N/A OPENINtiS AT SHEAR WALLS: Diaphragm 
openings immediately adjacent to the shear walls 
consiiiLiie less than 25 percent ofthc wall length. 
and the available length appears sufficient. (Section 
7.1.4) 



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Horizontal bracing 



T F N/A OPENINGS AT BRACED FRAMES: Diapliiagm 
openings immediately adjacent to the braced frames 
extend less than 25 percent of the length of the brac- 
ing. (Section 7J .5) 

T F N/A OPENINGS AT HXTEREOR MASONRY SHEAR 
WALLS: Diaphragm openings immediately adja- 
cent lo exterior masonry walk arc no moic than H 
feet long. (Section 7J.6) 

Wood diaphragms 

T F N/A SHEATHING: None of tlic diaphragms consist of 
straight sheathing or have span/depth ratios greater 
than 2 to L (Section 7.2.1) 

T F N/A SPANS: All diaphragms with spans greater than 24 
feet have plywood or diagonal sheathing. Struetures 
in Building Type 2 may have rod-braced systems. 
(Section 7,2.2) 

T F N/A UNBLOCKED DIAPHRAGMS: Unbtoeked wood 
paneE diaphragms consist of horizontal spans of less 
than 40 feet and have span/depth ratios less than or 
eqjal to 3 to I . (Section 7.2.3) 

T F N/A SPAN/DEPTH RATIO: if the span/depth ratios of 
wood diaphragms are greater than 3 to 1. there are 
nonstructural walls connected to all diaphragm lev- 
els at less than 40-foot spacing. {Section 7.2.4) 

T F N/A DIAPHRAGM CONTINUITY: None of the dia- 
phragms arc composed of split-feveE floors or, in 
wood commercial or industrial buildings, have 
expansion joints. (Section 7,2.5) 

T F N/A CHORD CONTINUITY: All chord elements arc 
continuous, regardless of changes in roof elevation. 
(Section 7.2.6) 



Metal deck diaphragms 

T F N/A DECK TOPPING: Alhnetal deck roofs have a rein- 
forced concrete lopping slab. (Section 7.3.1 ) 

T F N/A UNTOPPED DIAPHRAGMS: Untapped metal 
deck diaphragms consist of horizontal spans of less 
than 40 feet and have span'depth ratios less than or 
equal to 3 to I . (Section 7.3.2) 

Precast concrete diaphragms 

T F N/A TOPPING SLAB: Precast concrete diaphragm ele- 
ments are interconnected by a reinforced concrete 

topping slab. (Section 7.4.1 ) 

T F N/A CONTINUITY OF TOPPING SLAB: The topping 
slab continues uninterrupted through the interior 
walls and into the exterior walls or is provided with 
dowels with a total area equal to the topping slab 
reinforcing. (Section 7.4.2) 



T F N/A HORIZONTAL BRACING: Horizontal bracing 
forms a complete system of adequate capacity. 
(Section 7.5.1) 



Other systems 

T F N/A OTHER SYSTEMS: The diaphragm system does 
not include thin planks and/or toppings of gypsum. 
(Section 7.6.1) 



EVALUATION STATEMENTS FOR STRUCTURAL 
CONNECTIONS 



Address the following evaluation statcnicnts, marking each either 
Iruc(T), false (F) or not applicable (N/A). Statements that are found 
to be true identify issues that are acceptable according to the criteria 
of these regulations; statements that are found to be false identify 
issues that need investigation. For guidance in the investigation, 
refer to the section number indicated in parentheses at the end of the 
statement. 



Anchorage for normal forces 

T F N/A WOOD LEDGERS: The connection between the 
wall panels and the diaphragm does not induce 
cross-grain bending or tension in the wood ledgers. 
(Section K.2.]) 

T F N/A WALL ANCHORAGE: The exterior concrete or 
masonry walls arc anchored to each of the dia- 
phragm levels for out-of-planc loads. (Section 
S.2.2) 

T F N/A MASONRY WALL ANCHORS: Wall anchorage 
connections are steel anchors or straps that are 
developed into the diaphragm. (Section K.2.3) 

T F N/A ANCHOR SPACING: The anchors from the floor 
and roof systems into exterior masonry walls are 
spaced at 4 feet or less. (Section S.2.4) 

T F N/A TILT-UP WALLS: Precast-bearing walls arc con- 
nected to the diaphragms for out-of-plane loads; 
steel anchors or straps arc embedded in the walls 
and developed into the diaphragm. (Section H.1.5) 

T F N/A PANEL-DIAPHRAGM CONNECTION: There 
are at least two anchors from each precast wall pane! 
into the diaphragm elements. (Section 8.2. 6) 

T F N/A INADEQUATE STIFFNESS OF WALL 
ANCHORS: Anchors of walls to wood structural 
elements are installed taut and are stiff enough to 
prevent movement between the wall and roof. (Sec- 
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Shear transfer 

T F ^/A TRANSFER TO SHEAR WALLS: Diaphragms arc 
reinforced and connected for iransfci of loads lo the 
shear walls. (Seetion W.3J ) 

T ¥ JN/A TRANSFER TO STEEL FRAMES: The method 
usedlo transfer diaphrogin shears to Ihc steel frames 
is approved for use under lateral loads. (Seetion 
S.3.2) 

T F N/A TOPPING SLAB TO WALLS AND FRAMES: 
Reinforced eonercte lopping slabs that interconnect 
the precast concrete diaphragm elements are dow- 
eled into the shear wall or frame elements. (Section 
8.3.3) 



Vertical components 

T F N/A STEEL COLUMNS: The columns in the lat- 
era l-foree-rcsis ting frames arc substantially 
anehorcdioihc building foundation, f Section M.4J ) 

T F N/A CONCRETE COLUMNS: All longitudinal column 
steel is doweled into the foundation. (Section 8.4. 2) 

T F N/A WOOD POSTS: There is positive connection of 
wood posts to the foundation and the elements being 
supported. (Section S.4.3) 

T F N/A WALL REINFORCING: All vertical wall reinforc- 
ing is doweled into ihe foundation. (Section J^.4.4) 

T F N/A SHEAR-WALL-BOUNDARV COLUMNS: The 
shear wall columns are substantially anchored to the 
building foundation. (Section S.4.5) 

T F N/A WALL PANELS: The wait panels are connected to 
ihe foundation and 'or ground floor slab with dowels 
equal lo the vertical panel reinforcing. (Seeiion 
K.4.6) 

T F N/A WOOD SILLS: All wall elements arc bolted to the 
foundation sill at 6-foot spacing or less with proper 
edge distance for concrete and wood. (Section 

Interconnection of elements 

T F N/A GIRDERS: Girders arc supported by walls, or pilas- 
ters have special lies lo secure ihe anchor bolls. (Sec- 
tion 8.^.1) 

T F N/A CORBEL BEARING: If the frame girders bear on 
column corbels, the length of bearing is greater than 
3 inches. (Section S.5.2) 

T F N/A CORBEL CONNECTIONS: The frame girders arc 
not supported on corbels with welded elements, 
(Section M,5.3) 



Roof decking 

T F N/A LIGHT-GAGE METAL. PLASTIC OR 
CEMENTITIOUS ROOF PANELS: All light-gage 
metal, plastic or cementitious roof panels arc prop- 
erty connected to the roof framing at not more than 
12 inches on center. (Section S.6.1 ) 

T F N/A WALL PANELS: All wall panels (metal, fiberglass 
or cementitious) arc properly connected to the wall 
framing. (Section J^.6.2) 

EVALUATION STATEMENTS FOR FOUNDATIONS 
AND GEOLOGIC SITE HAZARDS 



Address the following evaluation statements, marking each either 
Irue(T), false (E) or not applicable (N/A). Statements that are found 
to be true identify issues that are acceptable according to the criteria 
of these regulations; statements that arc found lo be false identify 
issues that need invcsiigation. For guidance in Ihc invcsiigation, 
refer to the sec lion number indicated in parentheses ai ihe end of the 
statement. 



Condition of foundations 

T F EOUNDATIUN PERFORMANCE: The structure 

docs not show evidence of CKcessive foundation move- 
ment such as settlement or heave that would affect its 

integrity or strength. (Section 9.LI) 

T F DLTLRIORATION: There is no evidence that founda- 

tion elements have dctcrioraicd due to corrosion, sul- 
phate attack, material breakdown or other reasons in a 
manner that would affect the integrity or strength of the 
structure. (Section 9.1.2) 

Capacity of foundations 

T F OVERTURNING: The ratio of the cffcciivc hori- 

zontal dimension, at the foundation level of the seis- 
mic-resisting system to the building height 
(basc/bcigbt) exceeds 1.4AV. (Section 9.2.1) 

T F TIES BETWEEN FOUNDATION ELEMENTS: 

Foundation ties adequate for seismic forces exist 

where footings, piles and piers arc noi resirained by 
beams, slabs or competent soils or rock. (Section 
9.2.2) 

T F N/A LOAD PATH AT PILE CAPS: The pile caps are 
capable of transferring overturning and lateral 
forces between the structure and individual piles in 
the pile cap. (Scclton 9.2.3) 

T F N/A LATERAL FORCE ON DEEP FOUNDATIONS: 
Piles and piers are capable of transferring the lateral 

forces between the structure and Ihe soil. (Section 
9.2.4) 

T F N/A POLE BUILDINGS: Pole foundations have ade- 
quate embedmeni. (Seciion y.2.5) 

T F SLOPING SITES: The grade difference from one 

side of the building to another docs not exceed 
one-half story. (Section 9.2.6) 



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Cladding and veneer 



T F N/A 



T F 



T F 



LlQLll£FACT[ON: Liquefaction-susceptible, satu- 
rated, loose granular soils that could jeopardize Ihc 
building's seismic performance do not exist in Ihc 
foundation soils at depths within 50 feet under the 
building. (Section yj.l) 

SLOPE FAILURE: The building site is sufficiently 
remote from potential earthquake-induced slope 
failures orroekfalls to be unaffected by sueh failures 
or is capable of accommodating small, piedieted 
movements without failure. (Section ^.3.2) 

SURFACE FAULT RUPTURE: Surface fault rup- 
ture and surface displacement at the building site are 

not Einticipated. (Section 9.3J) 



EVALUATION STATEMENTS FOR ELEMENTS 

THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE 

L.ATERAL-FORCE-RESISTING SYSTEM 



Address the following evaluation statements, marking each either 
true jT), false (F) or not applicable (N/A). Statements that are found 
to be true identify issues that arc acceptable according to the criteria 
of these regulations; statements that are found to be false identify 
issues that need investigation. For guidance in the investigation, 
refer to the SQCtion number indicated in parentheses at the end of the 
.statement. 



T F W/A 



T F IN/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



MASONRY VENEER: Masonry veneer is con- 
nected to the back-up with corrosion-resistant tics 
spaced 24 inches on center maximum with at [east 
one tie for every 27^ square feet. (Section 10J.2J ) 

CLADDING PANELS IN MOMENT FRAME 
BUILDINGS: For moment frame buildings of stccE 
or concrete, panels are isolated from the structural 
frame to absorb predicted interstory drift without 
coifapse. (Section I0.L2.2) 

CLADDING PANEL CONNECTIONS: Where 
bearing connections arc required, there are at least 
two bearing connections for each cladding panel, 
and there are at least four connections for each clad- 
ding panel capable of resisting out-of-p[anc forces. 
(Section I0.L2J) 

CLADDING PANEL CONDITION: Cladding 
panel connections appear to be installed properly. 
No connection element is severely deteriorated or 
corroded. There is no cracking in the panel materi- 
als indicative of substantial structural distress. 
There is no substantial damage to exterior cladding 
due to water leakage. There is no subs1an1ia[ dam- 
age to exterior wall cladding due to temperature 
movements. (Section I0.L2.4) 



Metal stud back-up systems 



NONSTRUCTLfRAL WALLS 
Partitions 

T F N/A MASONRY PARTITIONS: There arc no unbraced 
unrcinforccd masonry or hollow clay tile partitions 
in critical eare areas, clinical laboratory service 
spaces, pharmaceutical service spaces, radiological 
service spaces, and central and sterile supply areas, 
exit corridors, elevator shafts or stairwells. (Section 
ia.1.1.3) 

T F N/A STRUCTURAL SEPARATIONS: At structural 
separations, partitions in exit corridors have seismic 
or control joints. (Section KJJ .L2} 

T F N/A PARTITION BRACING: In exit corridors, the tops 
of partitions that extend only to the ceiling line have 
lateral bracing. (Section lOJ .L3) 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



T F N/A 



GENERAL: Additional steel studs frame window 
and door openings. Corrosion of veneer ties, tie 
screws, studs and stud tracks is minimal. Stud tracks 
are adequately fastened to the structural frame, 
(Section 10.1.3.1) 

MASONRY VENEER WITH STUD 8ACK.-UP: 
Masonry veneer more than 30 feet above the ground 
is supported by shelf angles or other elements at 
each floor level. Masonry veneer is adequately 
anchored to the back-up at locations of through-wall 
flashing. Masonry veneer is connected to the 
backup with corrosion-resistant ties spaced 24 
inches on center maximum and with at least one tie 
for every 2~/■^, square feet. (Section IU.L3.2) 

MASONRY VLNLHR WITH CONCRETE 
BLOCK BACK-UP— GENERAL: The concrete 
block back-up qualifies as reinforced masonry. 
(Section 10.1.4.1) 

MASONRY VENEER SUPPORT: Masonry 
veneer more than 30 feet above the ground is sup- 
ported by shelf angles or other elements at each 
floor level. Masonry veneer is adequately anchored 
to the back-up at locations of through-wall flashing. 
Masonry veneer is connected to the back-up with 
corrosion-resistant tics spaced 24 inches on center 
maximum and with at least one tie for every 22/3 
.square feet. The concrete block back-up is posi- 
tively anchored to the structural frame at 4-foot 
maximum intervals along the floors and roofs, (Sec- 
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Other vcnccr/pancI systems 

T F N/A THIN STONE VENEER PANELS: Stone anchor- 
ages arc adequate for computed loads. (Section 

T F N/A WOOD/AGGREGATE PANHLS: There is no visi- 
ble dclcrioration of screws or wood at panel attach- 
ment points. (Section 10.1.5.2) 



Parapets^ cornices^ ornamentation and appendages 

T F N/A PARAPETS, CORNICES, ORNAMENTATION 
AND APPENDAGES: There arc no laterally 
unsLipportcd unreinforeed niEisoury parapets or cor- 
nices above the highest anchorage level with 
hcight/thickncss ratios greater than 1.5. Concrete 
parapets with lieight/thiekness ratios greater than 
1 .5 have vertical reinforcement. Cornices, parapets, 
signs and other appendages that extend above the 
highest anchorage level or caniilcvcr from exterior 
wall faces and other exterior wall ornanicniation are 
reinforced and well anchored to the structural 
system. (Section IU.1.6) 

T F N/A ME.\NS OE EGRESS: Canopies arc anchored and 
braced lo prevent collapse and blockage of butfding 
exits. (Section 10.1.7) 



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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 6 

Administrative Regulations for (he Office of State^^ide Health Planning and Development 
(Title 24^ Part 1^ California Code of Regulations) 



The format of the history notes has been changed to be consis- 
tent with the other parts of the Califonua Buihfing Standards 
Code. The history notes for prior changes remain within the 
text of this code. 

\. (OSHPD 1/96) Adoption of Chapter 6. Seismic Ev.nlua- 
tion Procedures for Hospital Buildings, Pan K Title 24, C.C.R. 
Filed with the secretary of slate on April 8, 1997, effective 
April 8. 1 997. Approved by the California Building Standards 
Commission on February 6, 1997. 

2. (OSHPD 1/97) New Article I-Definitions and Require- 
ments based on SB 1953. Approved by the California Building 
Standards Commission on March 18, 1998. Filed with the Sec- 
retary of State on March 25, 1998, effective March 25, 1998. 

3. (BSC 2/99) Article 1-7, Conflict of Interest Code. Amend 
Section 1-701. Approved by the Fair Political Practices Com- 
mittee on October 29, 1999. Filed with the Secretary of State on 
December 3 K 1999. effective January 30, 2000. 

4. (OSHPD EF 1/00) Part I, Chapter 6, Articles MO, I! and 
Appendix. Approved as submitted by the California Building 
Standards Commission on February 28. 2000. Filed with the 
Secretary of Stale on March 3. 2000, effective March 3, 2000. 
Permanent approval by California Building Standards Com- 
mission on May 24, 2000. Certification of Compliance filed 
with Secretary of State May 26, 2000. 

5. (OSHPD EF 2/00) Pan I . Amend Chapter 6. Articles 1 . 2, 
10 and \\. Emergency approval by the California Building 
Standards Commission on May 24. 2000. Filed with the Secre- 
tary of State on May 26, 2000. effective May 26. 2000. Perma- 
nent approval by California Building Standards Commission 
September 20, 2000. Certification of Compliance filed with 
Secretary of State November 15, 2000. 

6. (OSHPD EF 5/0 1) Emergency adoption of amendments to 
hospital seismic safety evaluation regulations contained in 
Title 24, C.C.R.., Part I , Chapter 6. Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on November 28. 2001. Filed 
with the Secretary of State on December 4, 2001. effective 
December 4, 2001. 



7. (OSHPD EF 01/02) Amend Chapter 6 and 7 of Pan 1. 
Approved as emergency by the California Building Standards 
Commission on January 1 5, 2003. and filed with the Secretary 
of State on January 16,2003. Effective January 16,2003. 

8. (OSHPD EF 01/02) Amend Chapters 6 and 7 of Pan I. 
Approved as permanent emergency by the California Building 
Standards Commission. Permanent approval on May 14,2003. 
Certification of Compliance filed with the Secretary of State on 
May 15.2003. Effective January 16.2003. 

9. (OSHPD EF 01/05 ) Amend Pan 1, Chapter 6. Anicle II 
and Table 11.1. Approved as emergency by the California 
Building Standards Commission on December 13. 2005. Filed 
with the Secretary of Stale on December 14, 2005 with an 
effective date of December 14, 2005. 

1 0. (OSHPD EF 1/05) Amend Pan I , Chapter 6, Anicle 1 1 
and Table I I.I. Re-adopted/approvedasemergency by the Cal- 
ifornia Building Standards Commission on March 22. 2006. 
Filed with the Secretary of State on March 30, 2006 with an 
effective date of March 30. 2006. 

11. (OSHPD 01/04) Amend Arficle I for nonconforming 
hospital buildings. Filed with Secretary of State on May 23, 
2006. and effective on the 30th day afler filing with the Secre- 
tary of State. 

12. (OSHPD EF 01/05) Amend Title 24, Pan I, Chapter 6, 
Article 1 1 and Table I I.I. The language for the permanent rule 
will remain effective and unchanged from the 
readoption/approval of Emergency Finding (OSHPD EF 
01/05) Supplement dated May 30. 2006. Approved as perma- 
nent by the California Building Standards Commission on July 
27. 2006 and filed with the Secretary ofState on July 28, 2006. 

13. (OSHPD EF 01/07) Amend Title 24, Pan I. Chapter 6, 
Article I , Article 2, Article 4, Article 6, Article 1 1 , Table 1 1 . 1 . 
Approved by the California Building Standards Commission 
on July 19,2007. Filed with Secretary of State July 20, 2007, 
effective July 20, 2007. 



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CHAPTER 7 

SAFETY STANDARDS FOR HEALTH FACILITIES 



ARTICLE 1 
GENERAL 

7-101- Scope. The regulations in this part shall apply to the 
administrative procedures necessary to implement the Alfred 
E. Alqiiist Actof 19S3 and to comply with Slate Building Stan- 
dards Law. 

Section 129680, Health and Safety Code, authorizes the 
OSHPD to enforce and amend the Calijbnua Birilding Slun- 
dards Code for the safety of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities 
and intermediate care facilities. 

Unless otherwise staled, all references to sections of statute 
are sections found in the Health and Safety Code. 

Auchority: lleadh and Safely Code Scclions 127015 and 129S50. 

Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Sections 129675-129998. 

HISTORY: 

\. (OSIIPD 2/^5]Regularorder by the Ollke of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development 1o amend Section 7-101. Filed witli the secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^il M. 1996. become? eflective September IM, 
1996. Approved by the California Building Standard? Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-103- Jurisdiction. The following are within the jurisdiction 
of Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development: 

(a) For development of regulations in the Callfonuti Build- 
ing Sfundurds Code and enforcement thereof 

1. Hospital buildings as defined by Section 129725, 
Health and Safety Code. Correctional Treatment Cen- 
ters shall certify to the OfTice in compliance with Sec- 
tion 7-156. 

2. Skilled nursing facilities as specified in paragraphs (2) 
and (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 129725, Health 
and Safety Code. 

3. Intermediate care facilities as specified in paragraphs 
(2) and (3) ofsubdivision(b)ofSection 129725, Health 
and Safety Code. 

(b) For development of regulations in the Cttliforula Buihl- 
iiig Slundurds Codt'. 

1. Clinics,asdefinedbySectionl200and 129725 (b)(1), 
Health and Safety Code, are under the jurisdiction of 
the local building official for enforcement, except as 
other\^'ise specified in Article 21, Section 7-2104 {d)of 
this chapter. 

Exception: When licensed under an acute care hospi- 
tal and serving more than 25 percent inpatients pursu- 
ant toSections 129725 (b)(l )and 129730.Healthand 
Safety Code, the Office shall retain jurisdiction for 
enforcement. 

2. Correctional Treatment Centers, as defined by Secfion 
129725 (b) 6, 7 (A) or 7 (B). Health and Safety Code, 
operated by or to be operated by a law enforcement 
agency of a city, county or a city and county are under 
the jurisdiction of the local enforcing agency for 
enforcement. 



Correctional Treatment Centers shall certify to the 
Office in compliance with Section 7-156. 

{c)Forhospital buildings, skilled nursing facilities and inter- 
mediate care facilities, the Office shall also enforce the regula- 
tions of the Calijoruia BirHdi/ig Stundnrds Code as adopted by 
the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Division of the 
State Architect/Access Compliance Section, for fire and life 
safety and accessibility compliance for persons with disabili- 
ties, respectively. 

Correctional Treatment Centers shall certify to the Office in 
compliance with Section 7-156. 

Aurhority: Health and Safety Code Sections 127015 and 139S50. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 

HISTORY: 

\. 10SIIPD 2.95) Regtilarorder by the OfUce of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development to amend Section 7-103. Filed vvidi the secre- 
tary of stale on August 14, 1996. becomes effective September 13. 
1996. Approved b> (he California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 
2. {OSIIPD 2/96) 1996 Annual Code Adoption Cyc[e will amend Section 
7-103, of Part l.Tide 24, C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of stale on 
March 4. 1997^ effective April 3, 1997. Approved by the CaliforDia 
Building Standards Commit^sion on February 6, 1997, 

7-105, Authority, (Deleted) 

H [STORY: 

\. (OSHPD 2/95]Regularorder by the Office of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development to delete Section 7-105. Filed with the secretary 
of Silate on August 14, 1996, becomes^ effective September 13, 1996. 
Approved by Ihe California Building Standards Commission on March 
19. 1996. 

7-107, Interpretation. No regulation shall be construed to 
deprive the OfTice of its right to exercise the powers conferred 
upon it by law. or to limit the Office in such enforcement as is 
necessary to secure safety of construction, as required by Divi- 
sion 107. Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 129675). 
Health and Safety Code. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections 127015 and 129S50. 
Reference: flealth and Safety Code Sections 129675-12999S, 

7-109. Applicalion of regulations. 

{a) Except as otherwise provided, these regulations and all 
applicable parts of the Califonua Buikling Stamknds Code 
shall be the basis for design, plan review and observation of 
constructionof hospital buildings, skilled nursing facilities and 
intermediate care facilities. 

{b) Deleted. 

(c) Additions, structural repairs or alterations to existing 
health facilities shall be made in accordance with the provi- 
sions of Part 2. Title 24, California Code of Regulations, Cali- 
Jbrnia Building Standards Code. 

{d) Before any health facility not previously licensed under 
Section 1 250 ofthe Health and Safety Code can be licensed and 
used as a health facility, the applicant shall provide substantiat- 
ing documentation from a structural engineer that the building 
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Building Standards Cods for new buildings; if not, the building 
shall be reconstructed to conform to the requirements of the 
Cdlijbrnla Building Slumlurds Code. 

(e) Routine maintenance and repairs shall not require prior 
approval by the Office but shall be performed in compliance 
with the applicable provisions of the Cufi/brnin Building Stan- 
dards Ci}de. 

Aulhorily: Heallli and Safely Code Seclions L270L5 and 129S50. 

Reftrcncc: ficalth and Safely Code Sections 1 29675- 12999B. 

HISTORY: 

\. (OSHPD 2/95]Regularorder by the OlUce of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-109. Filed will] the secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^il [A. 1996. beconie? efl"ect[ve September 13, 
1996. Approved by ihe Calirornia Building Slandards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 



ARTICLE 2 
DEFINITIONS 

Unless otherwise stated, the words and phrases defined in this 
article shall have the meaning stated therein throughout Chap- 
ter 7, Part I, Title 24. 

7-llL Definitions. 

ADDITION means any work which increases the floor or roof 
>area or the volume of enclosed space of an existing building. 

ALTERATION means any change in an existing building 
which does not increase and may decrease the floor or roof area 
or the volume of enclosed space. 

APPROVED PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS means all 
plans, specifications, addenda, change orders and deferred 
approvals which have the written approval of the Office. The 
stamp of the OfTice shall not be construed to mean the written 
approval of plans required by Section 7-1 13. 

ARCHITECT means a person who is certified and holds a 
valid license under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 
5500), Division 3, the Business and Professions Code. 

ASSIGNMENT means the project scope of services, expected 
results, completion time and the monetary limitation for the 
services. 

ASSOCIATED STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS means 
any change affecting existing structural elements or requiring 
new structural elements for vertical or lateral support of an oth- 
erwise nonstructural alteration. 

CANDIDATE means an applicant who is accepted by the 
Office as eligible to participate in a flospital Inspector Certifi- 
cation Examination pursuant to the qualification criteria 
described in these regulations. 

CIVIL ENGINEER means an engineer holding a valid 
license under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700), 
Division 3. the Business and Professions Code. 

CONSTRUCTION means any construction, reconstruction 
or alteration of. or addition or repair to any health facility. 

DEFERRED APPROVALS means those portions of the con- 
struction that cannot be fully detailed on the approved plans 
because of variations in product design and manufacture. 



DIRECTOR means the Director of the Office of Statewide 
Health Planning and Development or the Director's designee 
authorized to act in his or her behalf 

ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST means a person who is val- 
idly certified under Chapter 12.5 (commencing with Section 
7800), Division 3. the Business and Professions Code, in that 
branch of engineering which is applicable. 

FIRM includes any qualified corporation, legal entity, archi- 
tect or engineer. 

HEALTH FACILITY as used in this part and all applicable 
parts of the Callfonna Building Siuudurds Code means any 
health facility licensed pursuant to Section 1250 of the Health 
and Safety Code under the jurisdiction of the Office. 

(a) Hospital building includes: 

1. HOSPITAL BUILDING as used in this part and other 
applicable parts of the CaHforifia Building Standards 
Code means any building used for a health facility of a 
type required to be licensed pursuant to Section 1250 of 
the Health and Safety Code. 

2. Except as provided in paragraph (7) of subdivision (b), 
hospital building includes a correctional treatment cen- 
ter, as defined in subdivision (j) of Section 1250, the 
construction of which was completed on or afler March 
7, 1973. 

(b) HOSPITAL BUILDING does not include any of the 
following: 

1. Any building in which outpatient clinical services of a 
health facility licensed pursuant to Secfion 1250 are 
provided that is separated from a building in which hos- 
pital services are provided. If any one or more outpa- 
tient clinical services in the building provide services to 
inpatients, the building shall not be included as a "hos- 
pital building" if those services provided to inpatients 
represent no more than 25 percent of the total outpatient 
visits provided at the building. Hospitals shall maintain 
on an ongoing basis, data on the patients receiving ser- 
vices in these buildings, including the number of 
patients seen, categorized by their inpafient or outpa- 
tient status. Hospitals shall submit this data annually to 
the State Department of Health Services. 

2. Any building used, or designed to be used, for a skilled 
nursing facility or intermediate care facility, if the 
building is of single-story, wood-frame or light steel 
frame construction. 

3. Any building of single-story, wood-frame or light steel 
frame construction in which only skilled nursing or 
intermediate care services are provided if the building 
is separated from a building housing other patients of 
the health facility receiving higher levels of care. 

4. Any freestanding structures of a chemical dependency 
recovery hospital exempted under the provisions of 
subdivision (c) of Section 1275.2. 

5. Any building licensed to be used as an intermediate care 
facility/developmentally disabled habilitative with six 
beds or less and any intennediate care facility/develop- 
mentally disabled habilitative of 7 to 15 beds that is a 
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6. Any building subject Eo licensure as a correctional treat- 
ment center, as defined in subdivision (j) of Section 
1250, the construction which was completed prior to 
March?. 1973. 

7. 

A. Any building that meets the definition of a correc- 
tional treatment center pursuant to subdivision (j)of 
Section 1250, for which the final design documents 
were completed or the construction of which was 
begun prior to January I, 1994, operated by or to be 
operated by the Department of Corrections, the 
Department of the Youth Authority, or by a law 
enforcement agency of a city, county, or a city and 
county. 

B. In the case of reconstruction, alteration, or addition 
to, the facilities identified in this paragraph, and 
paragraph (6) or any other building subject to 
licensure as a general acute care hospital, acute psy- 
chiatric hospital, correctional treatment center, or 
nursing facility, as defined in subdivisions (a), (b), 
(j) and (k) of Section 1 250. operated or to be oper- 
ated by the Department of Corrections, the Depart- 
ment of the Youth Authority, or by a law 
enforcement agency of city, a county, or city and 
county, only the reconstruction, alteration, or addi- 
tion, itself, and not the building as a whole, nor any 
other aspect thereof, shall be required to comply 
with thischapterorthe regulations adopted pursuant 
thereto. 

HOSPITAL BUILDING SAFETY BOARD means the 
Board which shall advise the Director and. notwithstanding 
Health and Safety Code Section 13142.6 and except as pro- 
vided in Section 18945, shall act as a board of appeals in all 
matters relating to the administration and enforcement of 
building standards relating to the design, construction, alter- 
ation and seismic safety of hospital building projects submitted 
to the Office pursuant to this chapter. 

further, notwithstanding Section 13142.6, the Board shall 
act as the board of appeals in matters relating to all fire and 
panic safety regulations and alternate means of protection 
detentiinalions for hospital building projects submitted to the 
Office pursuant to this chapter. 

The Board shall consist of 16 members appointed by the 
Director of the Office. Of the appointive members, two shall be 
structural engineers, two shall be architects, one shall be an 
engineering geologist, one shall be a geotechnical engineer, 
one shall be a mechanical engineer, one shall be an electrical 
engineer, one shall be a hospital facilities manager, one shall be 
a local building official, one shall be a general contractor, one 
shall be a fire and panic safety representative, one shall be a 
hospital inspector of record and three shall be members of the 
general public. 

There shall be six ex officio members of the Board, who 
shall be the Director of the Office, the Slate Fire Marshal, the 
State Geologist, the E.vecutive Director of the California Build- 
ing Standards Commission, the State Director of Health Ser- 
vices, and the Deputy Director of the Facilities Development 



Division in the Office, or their officially designated representa- 
tives, 

HOSPITAL INSPECTOR means an individual who has 
passed the OSHPD certification examinafion and possesses a 
valid Hospital Inspector Certificate (or Construction Inspector 
for Health Facilities Certificate) issued by the Office. 

HOSPITAL INSPECTOR OF RECORD means an individ 

ual who is: 

(a) An OSHPD certified Hospital Inspector^ pursuant to the 
provisions of these regulations and 

(b) Employed by the hospital governing board or authority 
and 

(c) Approved by the architect and/or engineer in responsible 
charge and the Office as being satisfactory to inspect a speci- 
fied construction project. 

LICENSE means the basic document issued by the Depart- 
ment of Health Services permitting the operation of a health 
facility under the provisions of Title 22. California Code of 
Regulations, Division 5. 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY means a building 
department of a city, city and county, or county, 

MINORITY, WOMEN AND DISABLED VETERAN 
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE shall have the respective mean- 
ings set forth in Section. 10115.1 ofthe Public Contract Code. 

NONREQlilRED STRUCTURAL ALTERATION means 
any alteration of existing structural elements or provision of 
new structural elements which is not necessary for vertical or 
lateral support of other work and is initiated by the applicant 
primarily for the purpose of increasing the vertical or lateral 
load carrying strength or stiffness of an existing building. 

NONSTRUCTURAL ALTERATION means any alteration 
which neither affects existing structural elements nor requires 
new structural elements for vertical or lateral support and 
which does not increase the lateral force in any story by more 
than five percent. 

OFFICE means the Facilities Development Division within 
the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. 

PRIMARY GRAVITY LOAD RESISTING SYSTEM 
(PGLRS) means assembly of structural elements in the build- 
ing that resists gravity loads, including fioor and roof 
beams/girders supporting gravity loads or any other members 
designed to support significant gravity loads. Foundations sup- 
porting loads from the PGLRS shall he considered part of the 
PGLRS. 

RECONSTRUCTION means the rebuilding of any "existing 
building'' to bring it into full compliance with these regulations 
and all applicable parts of the California Building Standards 
Code. 

SEISMIC FORCE RESISTING SYSTEM (SFRS) means 
assembly of structural elements in the building that resists seis- 
mic loads, including struts, collectors, chords, diaphragms and 
trusses. Foundations supporting loads from the SFRS shall be 
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SITE DATA means reports of investigation Into geology, 
earthquake ground motion and geotechnical aspects of the site 
of a health facility construction project. 

SMALLBUSlNESSmeansafirmthatcomplies with the pro- 
visions of Government Code Section 14837. 

STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS means floor or roof dia- 
phragms, decking, joists, slabs, beams or girders; columns; 
bearing wails; retaining wails; masonry or concrete nonbearing 
walls exceeding one story in height; foundations; shear walls 
or other lateral force resisting members; and any other ele- 
ments necessary to the vertical and lateral strength or stability 
of either the building as a whole or any of its parts including 
connections between such elements. 

STRUCTURAL ENGLNEER means a person who is validly 
certified to use the title structural engineer under Chapter 7 
(commencing with Section 6700J. Division 3, the Business and 
Professions Code. 

STRUCTURAL REPAIRS means any change affecting 
existing or requiring new structural elements primarily 
intended to correct the effects of deterioration or impending or 
actual failure, regardless of cause. 



HISTORY: 

1. 



fOSILPD 2/95) Regiilarorder by Ihe Office DfSlalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Developinenllo amend Section 7-1 1 1. Filed vvilhlhcsecrelarv 
of slate on August 14. I^'IG, becomes effective Seplember l_^, 1996. 
Approved by Ihe California Building Siandards Commission on March 
19, 1996. 

(OSirPD 1/96) 1996 Annual Code Adoption Cycle will amend Section 
7-111, ol Pan 1. Title 24. C.C.R. Filed with the secretary oislale on 
March 4. 1997; eiTeclive April 3, 1997 Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on February 6, 1997, 



ARTICLES 
APPROVAL OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 

7-113. Application for plan^ report or seismic compliance 
extension review. 

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this part, before com- 
mencing construction or alteration of any health facility, the 
governing board or authority thereof shall submit an applica- 
tion for plan review to the Office, and shall obtain the written 
approval thereof by the Office describing the scope of work 
included and any special conditions under which approval is 
given. 

1. The application shall contain a definite identifying 
name for the health facility, the name of the architect or 
engineer of record who is in general responsible charge 
of the work, the names of the architects or registered 
engineers responsible for the preparation of portions of 
the work, the estimated cost of the project and all such 
other information required for completion of the appli- 
cation. Refer to Section 7-131 regarding incremental 
design, bidding and construction. 

2. Submission of documents to the Office may be in three 
consecutive stages: 

A. Geotechnical Review: One application for plan 
review and. when applicable, three copies of the site 
data must be attached. 



B. Preliminary Review: One copy of reports or prelimi- 
nary plans and outline specifications. Two copies of 
preliminary plans and outline specifications must be 
submitted if additions, structural alterations or new 
buildings are included. Plans/drawings size shall not 
exceed 36 x 48 inches, and bundled sets of 
plans/drawings shall not exceed 40 lbs in weight. 

C. Final Review: One copy of final plans and specifica- 
tions or reports. Two copies must be submitted if 
additions, structural alterations or new buildings are 
included. Plans/drawings size shall not exceed 36 x 
4S inches, and bundled sets of plans/drawings shall 
not exceed 40 lbs in weight. 

(b) Application for seismic compliance extension requires 
submission of OSHPD Application Form #OSH-FD-384, 
"Application for 2008 Extension/Delay in Compliance." The 
submittal must comply with the applicable requirements of 
Chapter 6, Article 1 . Section 1 .5.2 "Delay in Compliance." 

(c) For every project there shall be an architect or engineer of 
record in general responsible charge of reviewing and coordi- 
nating all submittals, except as set forth in Section 7-1 15(c). 

1 . A project may be divided into parts, provided that each 
part is clearly defined by a building or similar distinct 
unit. The part, so defined, shall include all portions and 
utility systems or facilifies necessary to the complete 
functioning of that part. Separate assignments of archi- 
tect or engineer of record may be made for the parts. 

(d) The assignment of architect or engineer of record, and 
the responsibility for the preparation of plans and specifica- 
tions and the administration of the work of construction for 
portions of the work shall be clearly designated on the applica- 
tion for approval of reports or plans and specifications. 

Authorltj: Ikallh and Salely Code Seclions 18929 and 139675-130070. 

Reference: Hcnilh and Safely Code Section 129^50. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSEIPD 2/95]Regularorder by ihcOllkeofSlfllewide Health Plan- 
ning and Dcvelopmeni to amend Seclion 7-113. Filed wilh the secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^l 14. 1996. become? eflectLve September 13, 
1996, Approved by Ihe California Building Standard? Commission on 
March T9. 1996. 

7-115. Preparation of plans and specifications and reports. 

(a) Ail plans and specifications or reports, except as pro- 
vided in (c) below shall be prepared under the general responsi- 
ble charge of an architect or engineer of record. Prior to 
submittal to the office, the architect or engineer of record for a 
project shall sign every sheet of the drawings, and the title 
sheet, cover .sheet or signature sheet of specifications and 
reports. Anoiation may be provided on the drawings indicating 
the architect's or engineer's role in preparing and reviewing the 
documents. Plans/drawings submitted to the office shall not 
exceed the size and weight described in Section 7-1 13 (a)(2). 

!, Except as provided in paragraph 2 below, the architect 
or engineer of record in general responsible charge of 
the work shall be an architect or structural engineer. 

2. For the purposes of this section, a mechanical, electrical 
or civil engineer may be the engineer of record in gen- 
eral responsible charge of alteration or repair projects 
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and where the work is predominately of the kind 
normally performed by mechanical, electrical or civil 
engineers. 
3. Preparation of plans and specifications and administra- 
tion ofihe work of construction for designated portions 
of the work may be performed by other architects 
and/or engineers as provided in (b) below. Preparation 
of portions of the work by others shall not be construed 
as relieving the architect or engineer of record of his 
rights, duties and responsibilities under Section 129805 
of the Health and Safety Code. 

(b) Architects or engineers registered in the appropriate 
branch of engineering may be responsible for the preparation 
of plans and specifications and administration of the work of 
construction as pennitted by their license or registration, and as 
provided below. Architects and engineers shall sign and afTLX 
their professional stamp to all drawings, specifications or 
reports that are prepared under their responsible charge. All 
plans shall be signed and stamped prior to issuance of a build- 
ing permit. 

L The structural plans and specifications or reports shall 
be prepared under the responsible charge of a structural 
engineer. 

2. A mechanical or electrical engineer may prepare plans, 
specifications or reports for projects where the work is 
predominately of the kind normally prepared by 
mechanical or electrical engineers. 

3. A civil engineer may prepare plans specifications or 
reports for the anchorage and bracing of nonstructural 
equipment. 

(c) A licensed specially contractor may prepare plans and 
specifications and may administer the work of construction for 
health facility construction projects, subject to the following 
conditions: 

1. The work is performed and supervised by the 
licensed specialty contractor who prepares the plans 
and specifications, 

2. The work is not ordinarily within the standard practice 
of architecture and engineering, 

3. The project is not a component of a project prepared 
pursuant to 7-1 15 (a) and (b), 

4. The contractor responsible for the design and installa- 
tion shall also be the person responsible for the filing of 
reports, pursuant to Section 7-151, and 

5. The work is limited to one of the following types of pro- 
jects: 

A. Fire protection systems where none of the fire sprin- 
kler system piping exceeds 2 A inches (63.5 mm) in 
diameter 

B . Low voltage systems not in excess of 9 1 volts. These 
systems include, but are not limited to, telephone, 
sound, cable television, closed circuit video, nurse 
call systems and power limited fire alann systems. 

C- Roofing contractor performing reroofing where 
minimum Vj inch (6.4 mm) on 12 inch (305 mm) 
roof slopes are existing and any roof mounted 



equipment needing remounting does not exceed 400 
pounds. 

D. Insulation and acoustic media not involving the 
removal or penetration of fire- rated walls, or ceiling 
and roof assemblies. 

Aulhonty: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions !K929and l2%75-330070. 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 129850. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSIIPD 2/^5) Regularorder by theOllkeof Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development to amend Seclion 7-115. Filed wilh the jjccre- 
tarv of" stale on Augu^l 14, 1996^ becomes effective September 13, 
1996. Approved by the California Building Standards Com mis 5 ion on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-117, Site data, 

(a) The site data reports shall be required for all proposed 
construction except: 

1 . As provided in Pan 2, Title 24. 

2. One-story, wood-frame or light steel frame buildings of 
Type (1 or V construction and 4,000 square feet or less 
in floor area not located within Earthquake Fault Zones 
or Seismic Hazard Zones as shown in the most recently 
published maps from the California Geological Survey 
(CGS). 

3. Nonstructural alterations. 

4. Structural repairs for oiher Ihan earthquake damage, 

5. Incidental structural additions or alterations. 

(h) Three copies of site data reports shall be furnished to the 
Office for review and evaluation prior to the submittal of the 
project documents for final plan review. Site data reports shall 
comply wilh the requirements of these regulations and Part 2, 
Title 24. Upon the determination that the investigation of the 
site and the reporting of the findings was adequate for the 
design of the project, the OfTice will issue a letter stating the site 
data reports are acceptable. 

Aulhority: Keallh and Safely Code Seclions 1270] 5 and 129S50. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Sections 129675-12999S, 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSIIPD 2/^5]Regiilarorder by iheOfUceofSlalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Developmenllo amend Seclion 7.1 17. Filed wilh the ^ecrelary 
of Silate on August 14, 1996, becomes^ effective September 13, ]99(i. 
Approved by ihe California Building Slandards Commission on March 
19. 1996. 

7-12L Preliminary plans and outline specifications. 

(a) One copy of the preliminary plans and outline specifica- 
tions shall be submitted to the OfTice. Two copies must be sub- 
mitted if itdditions. structural alterations or new buildings are 
included. If applicable, each of the site data reports listed in 
Section 7-117 (a) I shall have been submitted previously. The 
preliminary design documents will be reviewed by the Office 
forcompliance with Titles 19 and 24, California Code of Regu- 
lations. These documents shall provide the following data: 

(b) Architectural, structural or other plans shall include: 

1 . Plot plan showing roads, fire flow supply and demand 
calculations, fire hydrants, courses and distances of 
property lines, existing buildings, proposed buildings, 
parking areas, sidewalks, topography and any ease- 
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2. Plans of basement, other floors or levels and roof which 
indicate: 

A. The function, occupancy or usage of each room, area 
or space. Floor plans for addition or alteration pro- 
jects shall be accompanied by floor plans of the 
existing buildings showing the existing space 
usages. 

B. The size and location of each fixed equipment item 
as follows: 

0)Fi>^ed building service equipment which 
includes utility systems and machinery neces- 
sary for the effective functioning of the building 
such as heating, ventilating, air conditioning, 
elevators and communications. 

(2) Other fixed equipment permanently fastened to 
the building or the ground which are required 
for the program function of the building. 

3. Provisions for meeting the fire and life safety require- 
ments in Titles 19 and 24, either on preliminary plans or 
in outline specifications. At least the following shall be 
indicated: 

A. Compartment of the buildings. 

B. Door swings and corridor widths. 

C. Enclosures of stairwells and elevator shafts. 

D. Location of fire alarm components, to include Are 
zones, 

E. Extent of fire sprinkler coverage. 

4. Assembly ratings as specified by the Underwriter's 
Laboratories. Inc., or other nationally recognized test- 
ing laboratories. 

5. Provisions formaking facilities accessible to and usable 
by persons with disabilities in conformance with the 
CaHfornla Buikdug Slcritdards Code, Title 24, Califor- 
nia Code of Regulations. 

(c) Mechanical plans shall include: 

1 . Single line layouts of major ducts and piping systems. 

2. Location and layout of boiler room or space and major 
associated equipment and central heating, cooling and 
ventilating units. 

3. Fire dampers, smoke dampers and other fire safety 
items required by Titles 1 9 and 24, California Code of 
Regulations. 

4. Riser diagrams for multistory construction. 

(d) Electrical plans shall include: 

L Plans showing space assignment. 

2. Sizes and outline of fixed equipment, such as trans- 
formers, main switch gear, switch boards and generator 
sets. 

3. Simple riser diagrams for multistory construction 
showing arrangements of feeders and branch circuit 
panels. 

4. Simplified single-line diagram(s). 



5. Fire detector locations, exit and emergency fights and 
fire alarms systems required in Titles 19 and 24, Cali- 
fornia Code of Regulations. 

(e) Outline specifications shall include: 

L A general description of the construction, including 
interior finishes, types and location of acoustical mate- 
rial and special fioor coverings. 

2. Adescriptionoftheplumbing, air conditioning, heating 
and ventilation systems, including controls, ducts and 
piping for all areas. 

3. A general description of electrical services including 
voltage, number and location of feeders whether over- 
head or underground. A specific description of items to 
be served by emergency power and description of 
design considerations for special areas, such as anes- 
thetizing locations and critical care areas. 

4. All fire and life safety items shown on the preliminary 
plans. These items shall include the flame spread rating 
of all applicable materials and finishes and a descrip- 
tion of mechanical and electrical devices required for 
the intended occupancy of the building. 

(f) Acceptance of preliminary plans and outline specifica- 
tions. 

Upon completion of the review of the preliminary plans and 
outline specifications, the Office will return a marked-up set of 
the plans and specifications or a written report to the applicant 
indicating any items that need correction or clarification. 

Atthe time the final plans and specifications are submitted to 
the Office, the marked-up copies of the preliminary plans and 
specifications shall accompany the other documents being 
filed. 

Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 127015 and 129850. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Sections 1 29675-1 :i999S. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSIIPD2/95) Re[iiilar order by ihe Oifice or Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development to amend Section 7-121. Filed with the sccre- 
iar\' of sitale on Augusi 14, \996. becomes eflecllve September 13, 
1996. Approved by iheCalilornia Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-125. Final review of plans and specifications. 

(a) One copy of the final plans and specifications and site 
dala reporls shall be submiUed lo the Office. 

L Two copies must be submitted if additions, structural 
alterations or new buildings are included. 

2. The plans and specifications shall include: architec- 
tural, mechanical, electrical, structural seismic 
restraint, and fire and life safety details. 

(b) Plans and specifications are to be completely and thor- 
oughly checked by the responsible architect or engineer before 
submission to the Office. Plans and specifications which are 
incomplete or incorrect will be returned to the applicant. 

L Where a portion of the construction cannot be fully 
detailed on the approved plans because of variations in 
product design and manufacture, the approval of the 
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rial suppliers are selected provided the following condi- 
tions are met: 

A. The plans clearly indicate that a deferred approval 
by the Office is required for the indicated portions of 
the work prior Co fabrication and installation. 

B. The plans and specifications fully describe the per- 
fonnance and loading criteria for such work. 

C. The deferred approval submittals are made in con- 
formance with Section 7-153. 

Exception: Seismic Force Resisting System (SFRS), Pri- 
mary Gravity Load Resisting System (PGLRS) and stairs 
shall not de deferred. 

2. Due to the difficulty of anticipating every unsatisfac- 
tory condition that might exist in connection with the 
existing work where alteration or reconstruction work 
is proposed, the following clause or one of similar 
meaning shall be included in all specifications to which 
the Office gives approval in connection with either 
reconstruction or alteration work: ''The intent of the 
plans and specifications is to reconstruct the hospital 
building in accordance with the Ciilifbnn'n Building 
Staiuianls Ct)tk\ Titles 19 and 24. California Code of 
Regulations. Should any conditions develop not cov- 
ered by the approved plans and specifications wherein 
the finished work will not comply with Title 24, Cali- 
fornia Code of Regulations, a change order detailing 
and specifying the required work shall be submitted to 
and approved by the Office before proceeding with the 
work," 

(c) Final plans and specifications, and site data reports, 
except those items specified in Section 7-117 (a), shall be sub- 
mitted to the Office forreview and shall include the following: 

L Site data reports as previously accepted by the Office 
pursuant to Section 7-117 shall be included with the 
plans and specifications. 

2. Architectural plans shall include, where apphcable; 

A. Plot plan, 

B. Floor plans. 

C. Reflected ceiling plans. 

D. Roof plans. 

E. Elevations and sections. 

F. Necessary details. 

G. Schedule of finishes, doors and windows, 
H. Exit system. 

I. Fire and smoke wall locations. 

J. Occupancy separations and indicate different occu- 
pancies. 

K. Location and identifying data on major items of 
movable equipment and fixed hospital equipment; 
e.g.. autoclaves, sterilizers, kitchen equipment, lab- 
oratory equipment, X-ray equipment, cabinets and 
storage racks. 

L. Anchorage of all equipment items shall be detailed. 



Exceptions: 

1. Equipment weighing less than 400 pounds 
supported directly on the floor or roof 

2. Furniture. 

3. Temporary or movable equipment. 

4. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
supported by vibration isolators. 

5. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
suspended from a roof or floor or hung from 
a walL 

M. Fire extinguishers. 

3. Structural plans shall include, where applicable: 

A. Plans of foundations, floors, roofs and any interme- 
diate levels showing a complete design with sizes, 
secfions and relative location of the various mem- 
bers and a schedule of beams, girders and columns. 
Assumed soil bearing pressures and type of material 
shall be shown on foundation plans. 

B. Details of all connections, assemblies and expan- 
sion joints. 

C. Details of structural framing systems necessary for 
support and seismic bracing of major nonstructural 
elements and items of major fixed building equip- 
ment and hospital equipment. 

Exceptions: 

i. Equipment weighing less than 400 pounds 
supported directly on the floor or roof, 

2. Furniture. 

3. Temporary or movable equipment. 

4. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
supported by vibration isolators. 

5. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
suspended from aroof or floor or hung from 
a wall. 

D. Structural plans shall be accompanied by computa- 
tions, stress diagrams and other pertinent data and 
shall be complete to the extent that calculations 
for individual structural members can be readily 
interpreted. 

The computations shall be prefaced by a state- 
ment clearly and concisely outlining the basis for the 
structural design and indicating the manner in which 
the proposed hospital building will resist vertical 
loads and horizontal forces. The computations shall 
be sufficiently complete to establish definitely thai 
the structure will resist the loads and forces pre- 
scribed by these rules and regulations. Assumed 
safe bearing pressures on soils and ultimate 
strengths of concrete shall be given in computations 
and noted on plans. Where unusual conditions 
occur, such additional data as are pertinent to the 
work shall be submitted. 

4. Mechanical plans shall include, where applicable: 

A. Radiatorsand steam-heated equipment, such as ster- 
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B. Heating and steam mains, including branches with 
pipe sizes. 

C. Pumps, tanks, boiler breaching and piping, and 
boiler room accessories. 

D. Air conditioning systems with refrigeration equip- 
ment, water and refrigerant piping, and ducts. 

E. Exhaust and supply ventilating systems showing 
duct sizes with steam or water connections and pip- 
ing. 

F. Size and elevation of street sewer, house sewer, 
house drains, street water main and water service 
into the building. 

G Location and size of soil, waste and vent stacks with 
connections to house drains, fixtures and equip- 
ment. 

H. Size and location of hot. cold and circulation water 
mains, branches and risers from the service 
entrance, and tanks. 

I. Riser diagram or other acceptable method to show 
all plumbing stacks with vents, water risers and fix- 
ture connections for multistory buildings. 

J. Medical gas and special connections. 

K. Fire extinguishing equipment such as fixed extin- 
guishing systems, sprinklers, and wet and dry 
standpipes. 

L. Plumbing fixtures and fixtures which require water 
and drain connections. 

M. Anchorage of all equipment shall he detailed. 

Exceptions: 

1. Equipment weighing less than 400 pounds 
supported directly on the floor or roof 

2. Furniture. 

3. Temporary or movable equipment. 

4. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
supported by vibration isolators. 

5. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
suspended from a roof or floor or hung from 
a wall. 

5. Electrical plans shall include, where applicable: 

A. Electrical service entrance equipment. 

B. Transformers and their connections Jf located in the 
building or on the site. 

C. Main switchboard, distribution panels, lighting and 
appliance panels, motor control centers and associ- 
ated equipment. 

D. Feeder size including conductors, conduit and over 
current protection. 

E. Lighting and appliance outlets, receptacles, 
switches and circuitry. 

F. Telephone layout. 

G. Nurses' call system. 
H. Fire alarm systems. 



L Emergency electrical system, when required. 

J. Switchboard and panel schedules with tabulated 
loads. 

K. Single-line diagram(s). 

L. Anchorage of all equipment shall be detailed. 

Exceptions: 

1. Equipment weighing less than 400 pounds 
supported directly on the floor or roof 

2. Furniture. 

3. Temporary or movable equipment. 

4. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
supported by vibration isolators. 

5. Equipment weighing less than 20 pounds 
suspended from aroof or floor or hung from 
a wall. 

6. Architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical 
specifications which fully describe, except where fully 
indicated and described on the plans, the materials, 
workmanship and the kind, sizes, capacities, finishes 
and other characteristics of all materials, products, arti- 
cles and devices. 

7. Additions to or alterations and repairs of existing struc- 
tures which include: 

A. Types of activities within the existing buildings, 
including distribution. 

B. Type of construction of existing buildings and num- 
ber of stories. 

C\ Plans and details showing attachment of new con- 
struction to existing structural, mechanical and elec- 
trical systems. 

8. A title block or strip on each sheet of the construction 
document plans shall include the following: 

A. Name and address of the architect or engineer. 

B. Name and address of the projecL 

C. Number or letter of each sheet. 

D. Date of preparation of each sheet and the date of 
revision, if any. 

E. The scale of each plan or detail. 

9. The north point of reference and the location or refer- 
ence dimensions of the building, with respect to the site 
boundaries and property lines, shown on all plot plans 
and on all floor plans where applicable. 

(d) After the Office has made its check of the submitted doc- 
uments, the marked-up set of plans and specifications will be 
returned to the architect or engineer. A set of prints from cor- 
rected plans and specifications shall be filed for recheck when 
the original check indicates that extensive changes are neces- 
sary. Where necessary corrections are of minor nature, cor- 
rected original plans and specifications may be filed for 
recheck. Changes in plans and specifications, other than 
changes necessary for correction, made after submission for 
approval, shall be brought to the attention of the Office in writ- 
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fying those changes. Failure to give such notice voids any 
subsequent approval given to the plans and specifications. 

The Office places its stamp on the original reproducible 
plans and the master cover sheet of the specifications when 
they have been corrected to comply with these regulations. 
This stamp is affixed for identification only and must not be 
construed as "written approval of plans'^ required in Section 
129810 of the Health and Safety Code. 

The prints, specifications, compulations and other data filed 
with the application are the property of, and are retained by, the 
Office. 

(e) The architect or engineer shall submit to the Office a set 
of plans and specifications bearing the identification stamp of 
the Office. Upon receipt of this set, the Office shall provide 
written approval of the plans and specifications. 

Any changes made to the approved plans or specifications 
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erasure, alteration ormodification not made in accordance with 
Section 7-153 of any plan or specification bearing the iden- 
tification stamp of the Office shall void the approval of the 
application. 

Aurhorlty: lleaUh and Salely Code Seclions 127015 and 12flS50. 

Reftrtncc: Health and Safely Code Sections 129675-12999S. 

HISTORY: 

\. {OSLLPD 2/95) Regular order by Ihe Ottke of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Section 7-125. Filed will] ihe sccre- 
lary o I" stale on Augusi 14. 1996. becomes efTeclive September 13. 
]^^6. Approved by Ihe California Building Standards CommisEionon 
March 19, 1996. 
2. (OSEiPD 7/96) 1 996 Annual Code Adoption Cycle will amendSection 
7-125, of Part l.Tide 24, C.C.R. Filed wilh Ihe secretary of stale on 
March 4. 1997; effeclive April 3. 1997 Approved b> the California 
Building Standards Commission on February 6. 1997. 

7-129. Time limitations for approval. 

(a) Final plans and specifications shall be submitted to the 
OfTice within one yearof the date of the Office's report on pre- 
Uminary plans and outline specifications or the application 
shall become void unless an extension has been requested and 
approved. 

(b) The procedures leading to obtaining written approval of 
final plans and specifications shall be carried to conclusion 
without suspen.sion or unnecessary delay. The application shall 
become void when either (1 ) prints from corrected plan.s or cor- 
rected original plans are not filed forrecheck within six months 
after the date of return ofchecked plans to ihe architect or engi- 
neer or (2) a set of prints of the stamped plans and specifica- 
tions are not submitted to the Office within six months after the 
date shown on the stamp by the Office. 

(c) Construction, in accordance with the approved plans and 
specifications, shall commence within one year after obtaining 
the written approval of plans and specifications, or this 
approval shall become void. The OfTice may require that the 
plans and specification be revised to meet current regulations 
before reinstating a voided approval. 

(d) If the work of construction is suspended or abandoned 
forany rea.son for a period ofone year following its commence- 
ment, the Office's approval shall become void. The Office may 
reinstate the approval as described in Section 7-129 (c) above. 

AurhoHly: lleallh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 129S50. 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Sections 129675-129998. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSIIPD 2/95)Regiilarorder by the OfUce of Stalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-129. Filed wilh Ihe secre- 
tary of stale on AugusI 14, 1996^ becomes eflective September 13, 
1 996. Approved by ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-131. Incremental design* bidding and construction. 

(a) Incremental design, bidding and construction or 
"fast-tracking"" isa process by which construction of a building 
is commenced prior to completion of the contract documents 
for the total project. The OfTice will approve this process con- 
tingent upon receipt of application for approval of plans and 
specifications. 

(b) Applicants wishing lo employ the incremental process 
shall notify the Office no later than the dale of submission of 
the application cited (a) above. Increments shall be limited to 
complete phases of construction, such as foundations and base- 



ment walls, structural framing, architectural work, mechanical 
work or electrical work. The following supplementary infor- 
mation shall accompany the application: 

1 . Transmittal letter requesting the use of the incremental 
or fast-track procedure. 

2. The site data reports required in Sections 7-1 17 and 
7-125 (c). 

3. A chart showing the proposed coordination of the 
design, bidding and construction schedules, including 
slate and local plan review time and the estimated date 
of occupancy of the project. 

4. The preliminary plans and outline specifications 
required in Section 7-121. 

(c) The plans of each construction increment shall be suffi- 
ciently definitive of the architectural, structural, mechanical 
and electrical elements, and the loadings thus summarized, to 
provide identification of the sources of dead, live and lateral 
loads for the purposes of review of design. Changes to the work 
done under previously approved increments shall be required 
if. upon submission of plans of subsequent increments, the 
summarized loadings are found to be incorrect or connection 
details are found to be incompatible. 

(d) The plans of each construction increment shall clearly 
identify the scope of the work to be included in that particular 
increment. All plans are to be complete and thoroughly 
checked by the project architect or engineers as to design, 
detailing, dimensions and coordination with other increments 
before submission to the OfTice. The Office will return incom- 
plete documents without review and request that the docu- 
ments be completed and resubmitted. 

(e) Time intervals between construction increments shall not 
be permitted unless specific, written approval is granted by the 
Office. 

(f) Seventy percent of the fee. based upon the estimated con- 
struction cost of the entire facility, as calculated in accordance 
with Section 7-133, shall bepaid to the Office upon the submis- 
sion of the plans of the first construction increment. The final 
fee shall be based upon the detennination of the final actual 
construction cost. 

(g) After the OfTice has made its check of the submitted doc- 
uments and the applicant has corrected the originals accord- 
ingly, the stampof the Office of Statewide Health Planning and 
Development shall be placed on the original reproducible plans 
and the master cover sheet of the specifications. The stamp 
shall indicate the increment being approved. This incremental 
approval stamp is affixed for identification only and is not the 
written approval of plans cited in Section 7-125 (d). An Office 
approval letter shall be issued for each increment which clearly 
identifies the scope of work involved in the increment being 
approved. The letter for the final increment shall indicate 
approval of the entire project. 

(h) Verified compliancereports shall be submitted in confor- 
mance wilh Section 7-151; addenda and change orders, as per 
Section 7-153 for each increment. Where all increments are 
being constructed under a single general contract or under a 
designated agent responsible for the consiruclion of the entire 
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(i) Approval of construction will be issued for each incre- 
ment being constructed under £i separate contract. Where all 
increments are being constructed under a single general con- 
tract or where an owner's agent is responsible for the construc- 
tion of the entire project, final approval of the construction will 
be issued upon completion of the entire project. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safaty Code Seclions 127015 and 129S50. 

Reftrtncc: Health and Safety Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 

HISTORY: 

\. {OSIIPD 2/95) Ri^gtilarorder by the Office of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Deveiopraenl to amend Section 7-131. Filed vvidi the secre- 
lary o I" stale on August 14, l')')6. becomes efTeclive September 12. 
1996. Approved b> the Callforniji Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

7-133. Fees. 

(a) The fee for plan review and field observation shall be 
based on the estimated cost of construction as specified below. 
If the actual construction cost for a hospital or skilled nursing 
facility project exceeds the estimated construction cost by 
more than five percent (5%). a further fee shall be paid to the 
Office, based on the applicable schedule specified in (a)(1) or 
(2) and computed on the amount by which the actual cost 
exceeds the estimated cost. 

1. The fee for hospital buildings is 1.64 percent of the esti- 
mated construction cost; 

A. The Office shall charge actual costs for review and 
approval of seismic evaluations and compliance 
plans prepared pursuant to Article 8, Chapter 1 , Part 
7, Division 107, (commencing with Section 
130000) of the Health and Safety Code. Total cost 
paid for these review services shall be 
nonrefundable and shall be deducted from the fee 
for a future project involving seismic retrofit or new 
construction pursuant to the hospital building com- 
pliance plan approved by the Office. 

2. The fee for skilled nursing and intermediate care facili- 
ties, as defined in Subdivision (c), (d), (e)or(g) of Sec- 
tion 1250, Health and Safety Code, is L5 percent of the 
estimated construction cost; 

3. The minimum filing fee shall be S250.00. This filing fee 
is nonrefundable and shall be applied toward the total 
fee for plan review and field observation. 

(b) The fee for submitting an amended seismic evaluation 
report or compliance plan is S250. The fee for review and 
approval of the amended report or compliance plan shall be 
subject to Section 7-133 {a) I A above. 

(c) The fee for submitting an application for extension to 
seismic compliance is S250. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections 1S929 and 129675-130070 

Rcfercnec: Heallh and Safely Code Section 1297R5. 

H [STORY: 

1. [OSIIPD 2,95)Regularorder by the Ollke of Statewide Health Plan- 
D\ag and Developmenl 1o amend Section 7-133. Filed witli the secre- 
tary of stale on August 14, 1996^ becomes eflectlve September 13, 
1996. Approved by the Colifornia Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-134- Fee refund 

(a) Upon written request from the applicant, a fee refund 
may be issued purauant to this section. 



L The written refund request must be submitted to the 
OfTice within: 

a. One year of the date that a project is closed. 

b. One year of the date the project is withdrawn by the 
applicant, or 

c. One year of the date when an application may 
become void, based on the requirements of Section 
7-129. Time Limitations for Approval. 

2. No refund shall be issued before the date the project is 
closed or withdrawn or the application is voided. 

3. If delinquent fees are owed to the Office for any health 
facility construction project at the subject facility, no 
refund shall be issued until the delinquent fees are paid. 

4. Refunds, pursuant to Section 7-134, shall be exclusive 
ofthe £250 filing fee. 

5. Refunds shall be calculated pursuant to Sections 7-134 
(b)or{c). 

(b) Refunds for projects that arc completed. If the esti- 
mated construction cost of a project exceeds the actual con- 
struction cost by more than five percent (5%). the excess 
portion ofthe fees paid pursuant to Section 7-133 {a) (t ) or (2) 
shall be refunded to the applicant health facility. The refund 
amount shall be computed based on the amount by which the 
estimated cost exceeds the actual construction cost. 

Exception: The Oflice will not issue a refund if the appli- 
cant did not complete construction of at least 75% ofthe 
square footage included in the original approved plans and 
specifications for the project, or if the applicant reduces the 
scope ofthe project shown on the original approved plans 
by more than 25%. 

(c) Refunds for projects that arc withdrawn or 
eaneelled.A portion ofthe fees paid to ihe Office, pursuant to 
Section 7-133. may be refunded to the applicant under the fol- 
lowing specified circumstances: 

1. Ifthe applicant withdraws a project prior to commence- 
ment of plan review, the total fee, exclusive ofthe S250 
filing fee. shall be refunded to the applicant. 

2. Ifthe applicant withdraws a project after commence- 
ment of plan review and prior to commencement of 
construction. 30% ofthe fee submitted for that project 
shall be refunded to the applicant. 

3. Ifthe applicant cancels a project after commencement 
of construction, the Office shall not issue a refund. 

4. If a project submitted under an annual permit is with- 
drawn by the applicant, the S250 filing fee shall not be 
refunded by the Office. 

5. If fees are paid for a project that is determined by the 
Office to be exempt from the plan review process or 
otherwise not reviewable under the OfTtce's jurisdic- 
tion, the total fee, exclusive ofthe S250 filing fee, shall 
be refunded to the applicant. 

(d) Ifthe applicant is able to demonstrate extraordinary cir- 
cumstances, the Director of the Office may authorize reflinds in 
addition lo those specified above. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections 1S929 and 129675-130070. 
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ARTICLE 4 
CONSTRUCTION 

7-13?. Time of beginning construction. 

(a) Construction shall not commence until the he:i[th facility 
has applied for and obtained from the Office: 

1 . Written approval of the plans and specifications. 

2. A building permit. 

3. Written approval of the testing, inspection and observa- 
tion program. 

Note: See Infection Control Program provisions of 
Title 22, Section 70739(b). 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 129S50. 

Reftrtncc: Health and Safely Code Sections 129675- L2999S. 

HISTORY: 

1. iOSLLPD 2/95) Regularorder by Ihe Office of Statewide lleallh Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Section 7-135. Filed will] ihe secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^il lA. 1996. become? eflective September 13, 
1 996. Approved by ihe California Building Standard? Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-137- Notice of start of construction. 

(a) As soon as a contract has been awarded, the governing 
board or aiiihoriiy of the health facility shall provide to the 
Office, on a form provided by the Office, the following; 

1 . Name and address of the contractor 

2. Contract price. 

3. Date on which contract was awarded, 

4. Date of construction start. 

Aulbority: Health and Safely Code Sections 127015. l297S5and 129850: and 

Goverameni Code. Section 1 L152. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Section 1297S5. 

HtSTORV: 

I. (OSHPD 2/95]Regularorder by the OfUce of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Section 7-137. Filed with the jjccre- 
tarv of stale on Augu^il 14. 1996. become? eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by (he California Building Standard? Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-139. Notice of suspension of construction. 

(a) When construction is suspended for more than two 
weeks, the governing board or authority of the hospital shall 
notify the Office in writing. 

(b) If the work of construction is suspended or abandoned 
for any reason for a period of one year following its commence- 
ment, the Officers approval shall become void. The Office may 
reinstate the approval as described in Section 7-129 (c). 

Aulhority: llea[Eh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 129S50 
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 
HtSTORY: 

I. [OSIIPD 2/95)Regiilarorder by the Ollke of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Section 7-139. Filed with the secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^il 14. 1996. become? eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by ihe California Building Standard? Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-141. AdministratioD of constructioD. 

(a) The administration of the work of construction shall be 
under the general responsible charge of an architect or struc- 
tural engineer. Where neither structural nor architectural ele- 
ments are substantially involved, a mechanical or electrical 
engineer registered in the branch of engineering most applica- 



ble to the project may be in responsible charge of the 
administration of the work of construction. 

(b) All architects and engineers to whom responsibility has 
been delegated for preparation of plans and specifications as 
listed on the application shall observe the work of construction 
for their portion of the project. They shall consult with the per- 
son in general responsible charge in the interpretation of the 
approved plans and specifications, the preparation of addenda, 
change orders and deferred approvals, and the selection of 
inspectors and testing laboratories. By manual signatures they 
shall indicate their responsibility for and approval of change 
orders and deferred approvals which affect their portion of the 
project. 

(c) The architect or engineer having general or delegated 
responsibility may name one or more persons to act as alter- 
nate(s) for observation of the work of construction provided 
such persons are architects or engineers qualified under these 
regulations to assume the responsibility assigned. 

(d) The architect or engineer of record in general responsible 
charge of the work shall prepare a testing, inspection and 
observation program which shall be submitted to the OfTice for 
approval prior to the issuance of the building pennit. 

(e) The testing program shall identify materials and tests lo 
be performed on the project. Thefirm(s)and/or individual(s)to 
perform each of the required tests shall also be identified. The 
testing program shall include, at a minimum, those tests 
required by applicable sections of the Ctdifornki Building 
Stiinihirii.s Code. 

(f) The inspection program shall include a completed appU- 
cation for inspector(s) of record for the project. If a project has 
more than one inspector of record, the distribution of responsi- 
bilities for the work shall be clearly identified for each inspec- 
tor of record. The inspection program shall also identify all 
special inspections to be performed on the project and the indi- 
vidual(s) to perform the inspections. The special inspections 
shall include, at a minimum, those special inspections required 
by applicable sections of the CaUfoniia Building Standards 
Code. 

(g) The observation program shall identify each professional 
that must, through personal knowledge as defined in Section 
7-151, verify that the work is incompliance with the approved 
plans and specifications. The contractor or owner/builder and 
the inspector(s) of record shall verify that the work is in com- 
pliance with the approved plans and specifications in accor- 
dance with the requirements for personal knowledge as it 
applies to each participant or discipline. The program shall 
give specific intervals or project milestones at which such 
observation is to occur for each affected participant or disci- 
pline. Each required observation shall be documented by a 
compliance verification report prepared by each participant or 
discipline and submitted to the Office. 

(h) The tests, inspection and observation program shall 
include samples of test and inspection reports and provide time 
limits for the submission of reports. 

(i) All completed test, inspection and observation reports 
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Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 125S50. 

Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S, 

HISTORY: 

]. (OSILPD 2/95) Regularorder by IheOrtke of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Developmenl Id amend Seclion 7-1 4 L Filed will] Lhe secre- 
lary of slate on Augusi 14, l')')6. becomes effeclive September 12. 
1996, Approved by lhe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

7*143. Responsibility of the contractor. 

(£i) The contractor shall complete the work in accordance 
with the approved plans and specifications. The contractor 
shall not be relieved of any responsibility by lhe activities of 
the architect, engineer, inspector or the Office in the perfor- 
mance of their duties. 

(b) The contractor shall submit verified compliance reports 
to the Office in accordance with Section 7-151. 

(c) Where no general contractor is involved, the governing 
body or authority of a health facility shall designate an agent 
who shall be responsible for the construction of the project in 
accordance with the approved contract documents and such 
agent shall submit the verified reports to the Office. 

AurhoHly: lleallh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 12flS50. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 129675-12999S. 

H [STORY: 

1. (OSILPD 2/95) Regtilarorder by the Office of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-143. Filed wilh lhe secre- 
tary of stale on August 14. l')')6. becomes effective September 13. 
1996. Approved by lhe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

7-144. Inspection. 

(a) The hospital governing board or authority shall provide 
for competent, adequate and continuous inspection by one or 
more inspectors satisfactory to the architect or structural engi- 
neer or both, in responsible chargeof the work, or the engineer 
in responsible charge of the work and the Office. 

(b) When the hospital governing board or authority proposes 
more than one inspector for a construction project, a lead 
inspector may be identified to coordinate construction inspec- 
tion and communication with the Office. If identified, the lead 
inspectorshall be certified in a class appropriate to the scope of 
the project. 

(c) Inspector(s) for a hospital construction project shall be 
approved by the Office in accordance with the provisions of 
Section 7-212. Ifan inspector on a project is not competently or 
adequately performing inspection or has violated a provision 
of these regulations, as determined by the Office, the provi- 
sions of Sections 7-213 and. if necessary. Section 7-214 shall 
be applicable. 

Aurhority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclions 18929 and 129675- 130070. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 129S25. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSILPD 2/95) Regularorder by the Office of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-144. Filed wilh the secre- 
tary of slate on August 14, 1996. becomes elfective September 13. 
1996. Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

2. {OSILPD 1/96] 199(1 Annual Code Adoption Cyc[e will amend Seclion 
7-144, of Pari 1. Title 24, C.C.R. Filed wilh the secretary of stale on 
March 4. 1997; effective April 3, 1997. Approved by the CaliforDia 
Building Standards ComniLssion on February 6, 1997. 



1A45. Continuous inspection of the work. 

(a) The general duties of the inspector shall be as follows: 

1 . The inspector shall have personal knowledge, obtained 
by continuous inspection of all parts of the work of con- 
struction in all stages of its progress to ensure that the 
work is in accordance with the approved plans and 
specifications. 

2. Continuous inspection means complete inspection of 
every part of the work. Work, such as concrete or 
masonry work which can be inspected only as it is 
placedor assembled, shall require the constant presence 
of the inspector Othertypesof work which can be com- 
pletely inspected after the work is installed may be car- 
ried on while the inspector is not present. In no case 
shall the inspector have orassume any duties which will 
prevent continuous inspection. 

3. The inspector shall work under the direction of the 
architect or engineer. All inconsistencies or seeming 
errors in the approved plans and specifications shall be 
reported promptly to the architect or engineer for inter- 
pretation and instructions. In no case, however, shall 
the instructions of the architect or engineer be con- 
strued to cause work to be done which is not in confor- 
mity with the approved plans and specifications. 

4. The inspector shall maintain a file of approved plans 
and specifications on the job at all fimes including all 
reports of tests and inspecfions required by the plans 
and specificafions and shall immediately return any 
unapproved documents to the architect or engineer for 
proper action. The inspector shall also maintain on the 
job at all times, all codes and regulations referred lo in 
the approved plans and specifications. 

5. The inspector shall notify the Office: 

A. When the work is started or resumed on the project. 

B. At least 48 hours in advance of the time when foun- 
dation trenches will be complete, ready for footing 
forms. 

C. At least 48 hours in advance of the firslpour of con- 
crete. 

D. When work has been suspended for a period of more 
than two weeks. 

6. The inspector shall maintain a record of certain phases 
of construction procedure as follows: 

A. The record shall include the time and date of placing 
concrete; time and date of removal of forms and 
shoring in each portion of the structure; location of 
defective concrete: and time, date and method of 
correction of defects. 

B. The record shall include identification marks of 
welders, lists of defective welds, and manner of cor- 
rection of defects and other related events. 

C. The record shall include a list of test reports of all 
nonconforming materials or defecfive workmanship 
and shall indicate the corrective actions taken. 

D. When driven piles are used for foundations, the 
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tion under the last ten blows for each pile. It shall 
also include £i description of the characteristics of 
the pile driving equipment. 

E. All records of construction procedure shall be 
retained on the job until the completion of the work. 
See Section 7-155. 

(b) The inspector shall notify the contractor, in writing, of 
any deviations from the approved plans and specifications or 
new construction not in compliance with Ctdifornki Buikling 
Standards Codt\ which have not been immediately corrected 
by the contractor Copies of such notice shall be forwarded 
immediatelytothearchitect. engineer, owner and to the Office. 

Auchority: Keallh and Salely Code Seclions 127015 and 139S50. 

Rcftrtncc: Health and Safely Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSIIPD 2/95]Regularorder by the Olllce of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Developmenl to amend Section 7-145. Filed vvidi ihe secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^il 14. 1996. become? eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved b> (he California Building Standard? CommisEion on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-147- ObservRtion by the office, 

(a) During the construction, of any health facility, the Office 
shall make such observation as in its judgment is necessary or 
proper for the enforcement of these regulations and all applica- 
ble parts of the Ctdlfaniia Budding Standards Cade. 

Whenever the OfTice finds a violation of these regulations 
and/or applicable parts of the California Building Standards 
Code that requires correction, the citation of the violation shall 
be issued to the hospital governing board or authority in writ- 
ing and shall include a proper reference to the regulation or 
statute being violated. 

Aulhority: I lea[Eh and Safely Code Seclions 127015. 129S25and 129S50. 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Sections 129675-12999S. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSHPD 2/95]Regularorder by the Oflke of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development 1o amend Seclion 7-147. Filed wilh the secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^l [A. 1996. becomes eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-149, Tests, 

(a) Pursuant to Section 7-141. the architect or engineer in 
charge shall establish and administer the testing program. 
Where job conditions warrant, Ihe architect or engineer may 
waive certain specified tests contingent upon the approval of 
the Office. The Office shall be notified as to the disposition of 
materials noted on laboratory reports. One copy of all te.si 
reports shall be forwarded to the Office by the testing agency. 
The reports shall state definitely whether the material tested 
complies with the approved contract documents. 

(b) The governing board or aulhority of a health facility shall 
select a qualified person or testing laboratory as the testing 
agency to conduct the tests. The selected person or te.sting labo- 
ratory must be approved by ihe architect or engineer. The gov- 
erning board or authority shall pay for all tests. 

Aulhority: HeaElh and Safety Code Seclions 127015 and I2985D. 

Rertrtnce: Flealth and Safety Code Sections 1 29675-1 2999B. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSHPD 2/95)Regularorder by the OlUce of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Developmenl to amend Seclion 7-149. Filed widi the secre- 
tary of stale on August N. 1996. beoomes effective September 13, 



1996. Approved b> Ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

7-151- Verified compliance reports. 

(a) In accordance with Section 7-151 (e), or when required 
by the Office, the architect(s). engineers(s). inspector(s) of 
record, special inspector(s) and contractor or owner/builder 
shall each .siibmil to the Office a verified compliance report, 
wilh their original signature and based on their own personal 
knowledge, as defmed by this section. The report .shall: 

1 . Verify that the work during the period, or a portion of 
the work, covered by the report has been performed and 
materials used and installed are in accordance with the 
approved plans and specifications. 

2. Set forth detailed statements of fact as are required by 
the Office. 

(b) The term "personal knowledge," as used in this section 
and as applied to the licensed architect or engineer or both, 
means personal knowledge that is obtained by periodic visits to 
the project site, of reasonable frequency, for the purpose of 
general observation of the work. It also includes knowledge 
that is obtained from the reporting of others as to the progress 
of the work, testing of materials, and inspection and supervi- 
sion ofthe work that is performed between the periodic visits of 
the architect or the engineer. Reasonable diligence shall be 
exercised in obtaining the facts. 

(c) The term ^'personal knowledge,'' as applied to the inspec- 
tor, means the actual personal knowledge that is obtained from 
the inspector's personal continuous inspection ofthe work of 
construction, in all stages of its progress at the site where the 
inspector is responsible for inspection. Where work is carried 
out away from the site, personal knowledge is obtained from 
the reporting of others on the testing or inspection of materials 
and workmanship, for compliance wilh plans, specifications or 
applicable standards. Reasonable diligence shall be exercised 
in obtaining the facts. 

(d) The term ''personal knowledge." as applied to the con- 
tractor, means Ihe personal knowledge that is obtained from the 
construction ofthe building. Reasonable diligence is required 
to obtain Ihe facts. 

(e) Verified compliance reports shall be submitted to Ihe 
OfTice at the intervals or stages of the work as stated in the 
approved testing, inspection and observation program. In no 
case shall the submittal of verified compliance reports be less 
than: 

1 . One copy prepared and signed by each required partici- 
pant or discipline at the complelion ofthe work. 

2. One copy prepared and signed by any participant or dis- 
cipline al any time a special verified compliance report 
is required by the Office. 

( f) The architect or engineer in general responsible charge of 
the work shall be responsible for ensuring all required verified 
compliance reports are submitted to Ihe Office. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code St^ctions 127015 and 129850. 

Refcrcnct: Health and Safety Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSIIPD 2/95)Regiilarorder by theOllkeof Slalewide Health Plan^ 
ning and Developmenl to amend Seclion 7-15 L Filed widi ihe secre- 
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Approved by the California B uilding Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

7-152. Supplantation of an architect^ engineer or inspector 
of record^ special inspector or contractor. 

(a) When supplanting any of the listed individuals, the fol- 
lowing shall be submitted to ihe Office: 

1. Prior to plan approval 

A. Revised application(s) listing the new responsible 
individuals). 

2. Following plan approval 

A. Revised application(s) listing the new responsible 
individualls). 

B. An initial report, prepared by the supplanting indi- 
vidnal(s). based on field observation(s) that Ihe 
work performed and materials used and installed to 
date are in accordance with the project^s approved 
plans and specifications. Any observed issues of 
nonconformance shall be listed in the report. The 
supplanting individual{s) shall be responsible for 
verification of project compliance, pursuant to Sec- 
tion 7-1 5 K for the remainder of the project. 

C A final verified report from the supplanted individ- 
ual(s). 

Exception to (C): In the event that the supplanted 
individual refuses to, or cannot provide a final ver- 
ified report, the owner shall submit a letter to Ihe 
Office verifying thai the work performed and 
materials used and installed are in accordance with 
the project's approved plans and specifications. 
The letter shall also list Ihe reason the verified 
report could not be obtained. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Scclions 1270] 5 and 129S50. 
Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S, 

7-153. Addenda^ change orders and deferred approvals. 

(a) Work shall be executed in accordance with the approved 
plans and specifications. Changes in Ihe approved plans and 
specifications shall be made by addenda or change orders 
approved by the Office. 

(b) Changes or alterations of the approved plans and specifi- 
cations prior to awarding a construction contract, or similar 
instrument of agreement for ihe work involved, shall be made 
by means of addenda. Addenda shall be signed by the architect 
or engineer responsible for ihe preparation of the plans and 
specifications and shall be submitted for approval by ihe 
Office. Two copies of the approved addenda shall be furnished 
to the Office. 

(c) Changes or alterations of Ihe approved plans and specifi- 
cations after a contract or similar instrument of agreement has 
been awarded shall be made by means of change orders. 

1. Change orders shall state the reason for the change, 
show the related addition lo or deduclion from the cur- 
rem coniraci price and shall be accompanied by supple- 
mentary plans when necessary. 

2. All change orders shall be signed by the applicant and 
the architect or engineer generally responsible for Ihe 



work of construction and approved by the Office prior 
to installation of the work except: 

A. Emergency changes to the work relating to Ihe 
safety of persons at the construction site may be 
made immediately. Such emergency changes shall 
be documented by subsequent change orders and 
may require modification to comply with these 
regulations. 

B. To prevent undue delay, changes may be com- 
menced following preliminary approval of an 
instruction bulletin by the Office. Such changes 
shall be confirmed immediately by change order 

(d) Submittal documents for deferred submittal items shall 
be submitted to the architect or engineer to whom responsibil- 
ity has been delegated for preparation of plans and specifica- 
tions, as listed on the application, for review prior to submittal 
to Ihe Office, 

1. The architect or engineer lo whom responsibility has 
been delegated for preparation of plans and specifica- 
tions, as listed on Ihe application, shall review and for- 
ward submittal documents for deferred submittal items 
lo the Office with a notation indicating that the deferred 
submittal documents have been reviewed and that they 
have been found to be in general confonnance with Ihe 
design of the project. 

2. The deferred submittal items shall not be installed until 
their design and submittal documents have been 
approved by the Office. 

Aulhonty: llealEh and Safely Code Scclions 1270] 5 and 129S50. 
Reference: Health and Safely Code Seclions 12967?-12999S. 
HISTORY: 

1, (OSIIPD 2/95) Regularorder by Ihe Office of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-153. Filed will] the j;ecre- 
lary of stale on August 14, 1*^*^6. becomes elfective September 13. 
1996. Approved by ihe California Building Slandard^ Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 

2. {OSHPD7/96) 1996 Annual Code Adoption Cycle will amend Seclion 
7-153, of Pari l.Tide 24, C C.R. Filed wilh ihe secrelary of stale on 
February 1 9. 1997: effective March 21.1 997. Approved by iheCalifor- 
nia Building Standards Commission on February 6, 1997. 

7-155- Final approval of the work- 

(a) The Office shall schedule a final state agency inspection 
of the work subsequent to the receipt of the responsible archi- 
tect's or engineer's statement that the contract is performed or 
substantially performed. 

(b) The final approva! of the construction shall be issued by 
the Office when: 

1. All work has been completed in accordance with the 
approved plans and specifications. 

2. The required verified compliance reports and test and 
inspection reports have been filed with the Office. 

3. All remaining fees have been paid to the Office. 

(c) Final approval shall be confirmed by a letter sent to Ihe 
Department of Health Services with a copy lo the applicant. 
The letter shall state that the work has been constructed in 
accordance wilh the Califbniki Bin!di/ig Slctndctrds Co (/f, Title 
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(d) Upon completion of the project, all copies of construc- 
tion procedure records as required by Section 7-145 (a) 6 shall 
be transmitted to ihe Office. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 129S50. 

Rtftrtncc: Health and Safely Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSHPD 2/95)Regiilarorderby theOllkeof Slalewide lleallh Plan- 
ning and Development 1o amend Section 7-155. Filed will] ihe secre- 
tary of stale on Augu^l 14. 1996. become? eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by Ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-156. Ccrtincation of correctional treatment centers. 

(a) Plans and specifications prepared by or under the super- 
vision of the Department of Corrections or on behalf of the 
Department of the Youth Authority for the new construction, 
reconstruction, alteration or addition of any hospital building 
and/ or correctional treatment center, as defined in Section 
1250. Health and Safety Code, or any building specified in Sec- 
tion 129875. Health and Safety Code shall be certified to the 
Office by the Department of Corrections orihe Department of 
the Youth Authority. Plans, specifications and construction of 
these facilities shall be in full compliance with all applicable 
building standards including, but not limited to. architectural, 
structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire and life 
safety. 

The Department of Corrections and the Department of the 
Youth Authority shall use a secondary peer review procedure 
to review the design of new construction, reconstruction, alter- 
ation or addition in order to ensure that the plans are in compli- 
ance with the building standards of Title 24, Parts 2. 3, 4. 5 and 
9. The secondary peer review shall be performed by a Califor- 
nia licensed architect, structural engineer, mechanical engineer 
and electrical engineer, as applicable. 

Upon completion of construction, a written certification 
signed by the Director or designee of the Department of Cor- 
rections or Department of the Youth Authority shall be submit- 
ted to the Office and shall include: 

1. Description of the project scope; 

2. Certification that plans, specifications and construction 
are in full compliance with all applicable building stan- 
dards of Title 24, Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9; 

3. Certification that a secondary peer review has been 
completed and the peer review indicates that Ihe design 
for new construction, reconstruction, alteration or addi- 
tion to the facility adheres to all building standards of 
Title24. Parts2.3.4. 5 and 9; 

4. Certification that construction inspection was per- 
fonned by a competent on-site inspector and that all 
work was completed in accordance with the complying 
plans and specifications; and 

5. Attachments which include the fmal as-built plans and 
specifications. 

(h) Plans and specifications prepared by or under the super- 
vision of a city, county or city and county law enforcement 
agency for the new construction, reconstruction, alteration or 
addition of any hospital building and/or correctional treatment 
center, as defined in Section 1250, Health and Safety Code, or 
any building specified in Section 129875, Health and Safety 
Code shall be certified to the Office by the law enforcement 



agency. Plans, specifications and construction of these facili- 
ties shall be in full compliance with all applicable building 
standards including, but not limited to. architectural, structural, 
mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire and life safety. 

Upon completion of construction a written certification 
signed by the law enforcement agency head or designee shall 
be submitted to the Office and shall include: 

1. Description of the project scope; 

2. Certification that plans, specifications and construction 
are in full compliance with all applicable building stan- 
dards of Title 24, Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9; and 

3. Attachments which include the fmal as-built plans and 
specifications. 

Aulbority: I leadh and Safety Code Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, 129790 

and I29S50. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 15076. 

HISTORY: 

\. (OSHPD 2/96) 1996 Annual Code Adoption Cycle v^'ill add Section 
7-15(1, of Pari l.Tide 24, C C.R. Filed with the secretary of stale on 
March 4. 1997: elleclive April 3. 1997. Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on February 6. 1997. 

7-157. Records. (Deleted) 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSHPD 2/95) Regularorder by the Office of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo delete Section 7-157. Filed with ibe secretary 
of slate on August 14. I''''6, becomes effective Seplember l_^, 1996. 
Approved by Ihe California Building Standards Commission on March 
19, 1996, 



ARTICLE 5 

APPEALS TO THE HOSPITAL BUILDING 

SAFETY BOARD 

7-159. Appeals. 

(a) The Hospital Building Safely Board, except as provided 
in Section 1 8945 of the Health and Safely Code, shall act as a 
board of appeals in all matters relating to the administration 
and enforcement of building standards relating to the design, 
construction, alteration and seismic safety of health facility 
projects submitted to the Office pursuant to Chapter 1, Divi- 
sion 107, Health and Safety Code. 

Further, notwithstanding Section 13142.6 of the Health and 
Safety Code, the board shall act as the board of appeals in mat- 
ters relating to all fire and panic safety regulations and alternate 
means of protection determinations for health facility projects 
submitted to the Office pursuant to Chapter 1, Division 107, 
Health and Safety Code. 

(b) In the event of disagreement with the rulings, orders, 
decisions or acts of the Office acting within the scope of Divi- 
sion 107 (commencing with Section 129675) of the Health and 
Safety Code, an appeal may be made by the current or prospec- 
tive licensee or their authorized agent. hereaEler known as the 
appellant, of a health facility to the Hospital Building Safety 
Board. Such appeal shall be considered by the Hospital Build- 
ing Safety Board only following the failure of an informal con- 
ference, held to resolve the appeal in accordance with Section 
7-161. 

Aulhority: I lea[Eh and Safely Code Sections 127015. 129S50and 129925 
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HISTORY: 

\. iOSHPD 2/95] Regitlarorder by the OiTice of SlQlewide Health Plan- 
ning and Dcvclopracnl Id amend Seclion 7-159. Filed will] ihe secre- 
lary o I" stale on Augusi 14, l')')6. becomes elTeclive September 13. 
1996. Approved b> Ihe Californm Building Stiiiidard^ CcmmisEionon 
March 19, 1996. 

7-16L Informal conference. 

{£i) Wiihinsixmonthsofaruling, order, decision or act of the 
OfTice acting within the scope of Division 107 (commencing 
with Section 129675} of the Health and Safely Code, the appel- 
lant may issue a written request for an infonnal conference 
upon such ruling, order, decision or act to the Office. 

(b) Within 1 5 business days ofreceiptofa written request for 
an informal conference, the Office shall give notice of the date, 
time and place of such conference to review the ruling, order, 
decision or act being questioned. The informal conference 
shall be in a convenient place mutually agreeable to the parties. 
The informal conference shall be held within 25 business days 
of receipt by the Office of the written request for an informal 
conference. 

(c) The infonnal conference shall be conducted by an Office 
representative. Parties to such conference may include the 
appellant, architects and engineers and other appropriate con- 
sultants under contract to the appellant or the appellant's legal 
counsel. 

(d) The purpose of the informal conference shall be to dis- 
cuss the ruling, order, decision or act of the Office with the 
intent to resolve the issue. 

(e) Within 10 business days following the informal confer- 
ence, the Office shall notify the appellant in writing as to the 
OfTice's action on iheruling. order, decision or act. Such action 
shall be to confirm, modify, or reverse the original ruling, 
order, decision or acL 

Aulbority: lleadh and Safety Code Seclions 1S929 and 129675-130070 

Reftrtnce: Health and Safety Code Section 129955. 

HISTORY: 

I. (OSHPD 2/95]Regiilarorder by the Ollke of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-161. Filed will] the jjccre- 
tary of stale on August 14. 1996. become? eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by Ihe California Bmlding Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-163. Formal hearing request. 

(a) If the appellant wishes to continue an appeal after the 
Office's decision following the informal conference, a formal 
hearing may be requested of the Hospital Building Safety 
Board. The appellant shall submit a written request for an 
appeal to the Hospital Building Safety Board through the 
Office within 15 business days of receipt of ihe notice of the 
result of the informal conference. 

(b) The notice ofappeal shall be followed within 60 business 
days by documents supporting the request for a formal hearing 
before the Hospital Building Safety Board. Such documents 
shall be submitted to the Office and shall contain specific infor- 
mation regarding the Office's ruling, order, decision or act and 
the basis for the appeal. 

Aulbority: lleadh and Safely Cade Sections 1S929 and 129675-130070 

Reference: Health and Safely Code Section 129955. 

HISTORY: 

1. [OSIIPD 2/95]Regularorder by the OlUce of Stalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development Id amend Seclion 7-163. Filed with the secre- 



tary of stale on August 14. 1996^ becomes eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by Ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-165- Formal hcRring. 

(a) The Hospital Building Safety Board, or a committee of 
the Board, appointed by the Chair of the Board, shall act as the 
hearing body and shallconducta public hearing on the appeal. 

(b) The Chair of the Hospital Building Safety Board shail 
call a hearing on an appeal. The hearing shall be convened at a 
location selected by the Chair which, where possible, is reason- 
ably close to the appellant. 

{c) The hearing shall be held within 45 business days of the 
receipt of documents supporting the request for an appeal hear- 
ing. Within 20 business days of the Office's receipt of the sup- 
porting documentation, the parties to the appeal shall be 
notified in writing of the time and place of the hearing and the 
composition of the hearing body. 

(d) The Chair of the Hospital Building Safety Board shall 
develop, and have sent to each member, an agenda listing the 
matters to be considered and. insofar as practicable, copies of 
all written reports which are to be presented to the Board. The 
agenda and written reports shall be provided to the members of 
the Board at least 10 business days before the date of the 
hearing. 

(e) Whenever notice of an appeal hearing for decision of an 
appeal is issued by the Hospital Building Safety Board or a 
committee of the Board, such notice shall be provided to the 
appellant, theOfficeand all parties to the action at least 10 busi- 
ness days before the date of the hearing. 

(f) If a committee of the Board is appointed to hear the 
appeal, at least five voting members of the Board shall be 
appointed to such committee. The Chair of the hearing commit- 
tee shall be appointed by the Chair of the Hospital Building 
Safety Board. The appeal shall be heard by at least three of the 
voting members appointed to an appeal committee. The deci- 
sion shall bear the endorsement of a simple majority of the 
committee members present. 

(g) If the Board is to hear the appeal, at least nine voting 
members of the Board shall be present to hear the matter The 
decision shall bear the endorsement of a simple majority of the 
Board members present. 

(h) The proceedings shall be recorded by tape recorder. 
Transcripts shall be made available to anyone making a request 
therefor upon deposit with the Hospital Building Safety Board 
of the amount of money which the Board has determined nec- 
essary to cover the costs of transcript preparation. In addition to 
the tape recording of the proceedings, decisions of the Board or 
a committee of the Board shall be recorded by stenographic 
recording and shown in the minutes of the meeting. The min- 
utes shall show how each Board or committee member voted 
on the decision. 

(i) The appellantmay, at his own expense, arrange for steno- 
graphic recording and transcription of the hearings. 

Aulbority: lleallh and Safely Code Seclions 18929 and 129675-130070. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Section 129955. 

HISTORY: 

I. [OSHPD 2/95)Regiitarorder by the OfUce of Statewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development to amend Section 7-165. Filed with the sccre- 



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tary of stale on Augu^il lA. 1996. beoomea effective September 13, 
1996. Approved by (he California Building Standards Com mis 5 ion on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-167. Rights of the appellant. 

(a) Tlie appellant shall have the right to counsel, to suhmit 
documentary evidence and exhibits, and to have witnesses 
appear and testify. These rights shall be executed by the appel- 
lant at the appellant's own expense. 

(b) The appellant shall have the right to question representa- 
tives of the OfTice and other witnesses presenting testimony or 
documents in the hearing. 

(c) The appellant shall have the right to question potential 
conflicts of interest of any voting member of the Hospital 
Building Safety Board or committee of the Board hearing an 
appeal. The Chair of the hearing will rule on such potential 
conflict and the ruling shall be entered in the record of the 
hearing. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safety Code Sections 127015 and I29R50 

Refcrtncc: Health and Safety Code Sections 129675-12999S. 

HISTORY: 

1. (OSHPD 2/95)Regiilarorder by the Omce of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Secliun 7-Hi7. Filed with the secre- 
tary of" stale on August 14. 1996. becomes eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19. 1996. 

7-169. Appeal hearing procedure. 

(a) An appeal hearing conducted hy the Hospital Building 
Safety Board or a committee of the Board shall not he con- 
ducted in accordance with strict rules ofevidence or courtroom 
procedure. During the hearing, the Chair may accept into the 
record without formal proof any generally accepted technical 
or scientific matter related to seismic, architectural, structural, 
mechanical, electrical, fire and life safety of health facilities. 
Hearsay evidence may be allowed for the purpose of supple- 
menting or explaining other evidence, but shall not be suffi- 
cient in itself lo support the findings. 

(b) The Chair ofthe hearing shall determine the order of wit- 
nesses and presentation and introduction of documents, evi- 
dence and exhibits into the record ofthe hearing. The Chair 
may impose reasonable time limits, rule on admissibility ofevi- 
dence, maintain decorum in the hearings, call recesses and rule 
on. continuation of the hearings. 

(c) The Chair may request counsel from the Office for advice 
on points of law. 

(d) Prior to the closing of the hearing, the Chair shall 
announce either ofthe following: 

1. The recommended decision ofthe committee ofthe 
Board. 

2. The decision of the Board, 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 127015 and 129S50. 

Reftrtnce: Health and Safety Code Sections 1 29675- 12999S. 

HISTORY: 

I. {OSIIPD 2/95) Regtilarorder by IheOflke of Slalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development lo amend Seclion 7-169. Filed with the secre- 
tary of stale on Augusi 14, 1996. becomes effective September 13. 
1 996. Approved by the California Budding Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 



7-171. Decision on appeaL 

(a) Decision on an appeal heard by a committee of the Board 
shall be reached as follows: 

1. If all parties agree to the decision recommended by a 
committee of the Board, the agreement and the names 
of parties to the appeal shall be entered in the record. 
The appeal action shall be con.sidered terminated when 
all parlies to the appeal have .stipulated to the agreement 
in writing. 

2. If all parties to the appeal do not agree with the decision 
recommended by a committee, the fmdingsof fact, sup- 
porting documents, evidence, exhibits and decision 
recommended by the committee shall be transmitted lo 
the Hospital Building Safety Board. 

3. Within 30 business days after the findings of fact, sup- 
porting documents, evidence exhibits and a recom- 
mended decision are received, the Board shall hear final 
arguments from the appellant and render a decision on 
the appeal. The appellant, the appellant's counsel or the 
appellant's representatives may not introduce new evi- 
dence without approval ofthe Board. 

(b) Decision on an appeal heard by or referred to the Hospital 
Building Safety Board shall be reached as follows: 

1. The Board shall render a decision in public meeting and 
transmit such decision in writing to each party to the 
appeal hearing within 15 business days after the close 
ofthe hearing. 

2. The Board may afTirni, reverse or amend the ruling, 
order, decision or act being appealed or remand the 
issue for further study. 

3. If the Board remands all or a portion of the issues at 
appeal for further study, the Board shall specify the 
issuesor matters to be studied, who is to study the issues 
and completion dates for such further study. 

4. Findings and recommendations from further study will 
be transmitted to all parties to the action prior to the 
Hospital Building Safety Board^s public hearing for 
decision. 

5. Within 30 business days of receipt ofthe findings and 
recommendations from further study ofthe issues, the 
Hospital Building Safely Board shall convene a public 
hearing to consider the findings and recommendations 
and arguments from the appellant or the appellant's rep- 
resentatives. The decision of the Hospital Building 
Safety Board shall be announced in a public hearing 
and transmitted in writing to all parties involved within 
30 business days of the conclusion of the public 
hearing. 

6. Decisions ofthe Hospital Building Safety Board shall 
become effective immediately upon their announce- 
ments by the Chair of the Board, unless otherwise spec- 
ified by the Chair. 

(c) Should the appellant determine he or she has been 
adversely affected by the decision of the Hospital Building 
Safety Board, the appellant may further appeal the issue for res- 
olution by the California Building Standards Commission, in 
accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 18945. 

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Reference: Health and Safely Code Section 129955. 

H [STORY: 

I. [OSIIPD 2/^5) Regularorder by the OlUce of Stalewide Health Plan- 
ning and Development to amend Seclion 7-171. Filed wilh Ihe Jiccre- 
tary of stale on Augu^l 14. 1996^ become? eflective September 13, 
1996. Approved by ihe California Building Standard? Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 



ARTICLE 6 
CONTRACTS 

7-19L Contract qualification criteria. 

(a) Individuals performing services under contracts entered 
into wilh ihe OfTice pursuant to Health and Safety Code, Sec- 
tion 129855 shall meet the following qualifications: 

L Plan reviews shall be performed only by architects or 
engineers validly certified under Division 3 of the Busi- 
ness and Professions Code as follows: 

A. Selection criteria. The direclor shall establish 
selection criteria which will comprise the basis for 
the selection of eligible firms or local government 
entities to independently perform ihe required archi- 
tecuiral and engineering services. The criteria will 
include such factors as: 

(1) Professional experience in performing services 
of similar nature. 

(2) Knowledge of applicable codes, regulations 
and technology associated with the services 
required. 

(3) Quality and relevance of recently completed or 
ongoing work. 

(4) Reliability, continuity and proximity of firmer 
local government entity to the Office. 

(5) Demonstrated competence. 

(6) Staffing capability. 

(7) Education and experience of key personnel to 
be assigned. 

(8) CurrenI workload and ability to meet review 
deadlines according to schedule. 

(9) Other technical factors the director deems rele- 
vant lo the specific service to be performed. 

These factors shall be weighed by the director according to 
the nature of the proposed projecl or service, Ihe complexity 
and special requirements of the specific services and the needs 
of the Office. 

Auchority: Health and Safely Code Sections 129S50. 129355 and IS949.3; 

Government Code Seclion 4526. 

Reference: Government Code Sections 4526 and 4527. 

B. Announcement. 

(1) A statewide announcement of specific services 
sought from firms shall be published in Ihe Cal- 
ifornia State Contracts Register, in accordance 
with the Government Code (commencing with 
Section 14825). and whenever possible, in the 
publications of the respective professional 
societies. Failure of any professional society to 



publish the announcement shall not invalidate 
any contract. Services sought from the local 
government enfities are exempt from advertis- 
ing in the California State Contracts Register 
pursuant to standard State of Cahfomia operat- 
ing procedures. 

(2) The announcement for each proposed project 
or service shall include, at a minimum, a brief 
description of the project or services required, 
location, duration, submittal requirements, 
contact person for the Office, and the final 
response date for receipt of statements from 
firms of their demonstrated competence and 
professional qualifications. 

(3) The director shall identify potentially qualified 
minority, women and disabled veteran business 
enterprises and small businesses interested in 
contracting with the Office, and shall provide 
copies of announcements to those businesses 
that have indicated an interest in receiving the 
announcements. Failure of the director to send a 
copy of an announcement to any business shall 
not invalidate any contract. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections 129S50, 129355 and 13949.3; 

Government Code Section 4526. 

Reference: Government Code Seclions 452G and 4527- 

C. Selection of qualified firms. 

( 1 ) Afler the expiration of the final response date in 
the published announcement, the director shall 
review and evaluate the written responses to the 
announcement, using the selection criteria con- 
tained in Section 7-191 (a) 1 A, and rank, in 
order of qualifications, the finns determined as 
eligible to perform the required services. 

(2) The director shall conduct discussions with at 
least the three most eligible firms, or a lesser 
number if fewer than three eUgible firms have 
responded, to further expand on those qualifi- 
cations and experience required to perform the 
services sought. From the firms with which dis- 
cussions are held, the director shall select, in 
order of qualification, not less than three firms, 
or lesser number if fewer than three eligible 
firms responded, deemed to be the most highly 
qualified to perform the required services. 

Aulhority: Health and Safely Code Sections 129S50. 129355 and 13949.3; 

Government Code Section 4526. 

Reference: Government Code Sections^ 452ti and 4527. 

D. Selection of qualified local government entities. 

(1) For specific services to be performed by local 
government entities, the director shall solicit, 
review and evaluate the qualifications of the 
local government entities using the selection 
criteria contained in Section 7-191 (a) I A. 

(2) The director shall select, in order of qualifica- 
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be the most highly qualified lo perform the 
required services. 

Aulbority: Health and Safely Code Sections I29S50. I29S55 and 18949.^; 

Govemmenl Code Section 4526, 

Reference: Government Code Sections 4526 and 4528. 

E. Estimate of value of services. 

( I) Before entering into fee negotiations with any 
firm or local government entity selected pursu- 
ant to Section 7-191 (a) I C (2) orD, the Office 
shall prepare an estimate of the value of the pro- 
posed services based on accepted billable rates 
for comparable services. 

{2) At any time the director determines the Office's 
estimate to be unrealistic, the director shall 
require the estimate lo be reevaluated and, if 
deemed necessary, modified. If the director 
modifies an estimate, negotiations will resume 
with the best qualified firm or local government 
entity. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections L8929and 129675-130070 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 129B55 and Government Code 

SeclLon 4526. 

F, Fee Negotiation witli firms. 

(1) The director shall ask firms selected pursuant to 
Section 7-191 (a) 1 C (2) to submit a fee sched- 
ule of hourly billable rates. The director shall 
then attempt to negotiate hourly billable rates 
detentiined to be fair and reasonable with ihe 
firms, beginning with the best qualified and 
continuing with the remaining firms, in order of 
qualifications. 

(i) The firm negotiating with the director shall 
be given two opportunities to respond to ihe 
Office's request to meet the fair and reason- 
able estimate for hourly billable rates for the 
contract services; 

(ii) The firm must respond within 7 business 
days to each request by the Office for a new 
estimate which either meets or does not 
exceed by more than 10 percent the Office's 
fair and reasonable estimate for hourly hill- 
able rates; and 

(iii) If after the second attempt, the firm is 
nonresponsive or a satisfactory hourly bill- 
able rate cannot be negotiated, the director 
shall terminate negotiations with that firm. 

(2) After successful negotiations, a retainer con- 
tract will be executed with the firm. There may 
be multiple contracts awarded and each shall 
specify a contract period and monetary limita- 
tion. Work shall commence only upon execu- 
tion of an assignmenL Assignments will be 
negotiated pursuant to Section 7-191(a)lG. 

{3) For firms selected pursuant to Section 7-191 (a) 
1 C (2) to provide services for a specific project 
where the scope of work is extremely complex 



or unusual, fee negotiations will proceed in 
accordance with Section 7-191 (a) 1 G. 

Aurhonty: Keallh and Safely Code Sections 18929 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 129S55 and Government Code 
Sections 4526 and 452R. 

G. Services negotiations witli firms. 

(1) From among the firms selected in Section 
7-191 (a) 1 C (2), as most highly qualified to 
perform services required, the director shall 
attempt lo negotiate a satisfactory assignment 
orcontractwiih the best qualified firm at a com- 
pensation which the Office determineslo be fair 
and reasonable. 

{i) The firm negotiating with the director shall 
be given two opportunities to respond to Ihe 
Office's request to meet the fair and reason- 
able estimate for assignment or contract 
services; 

(iij The firm must respond within 7 business 
days to each request by the Office for a new 
estimate which either meets or does not 
exceed by 1 percent the Office's fair and 
reasonable estimate; 

(iiij If after the second attempt, the firm is 
nonresponsive or a satisfactory rate cannot 
be negotiated, the director shall terminate 
negotiations with that firm; and 

(iv) Negotiations with the next best-qualified 
firm shall commence. 

(2) The director shall confinue the negotiation pro- 
cess with the remaining qualified firms, if any. 
in order of qualifications, until a satisfactory 
assignment or contract is reached. If unable to 
negotiate a satisfactory assignment or contract 
with any of the qualified firms, the director 
shall abandon the negotiation process for the 
required services. 

Aulhority: TTeallli and Safely Code Seclions 1S929 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 129S55 and Government Code 

ScclLonj; 4526 and 452S. 

H. Fee and services negotiation witli local govern- 
ment entities. 

(1) From among the local government entities 
selected in Section 7-191 (a) 1 D (2), as most 
highly qualified to perform services required, 
the director shall attempt to negotiate a satisfac- 
tory contract with the best qualified local gov- 
ernment entity at a compensation which the 
Office determines to be fair and reasonable. 

(2) If the director is unable to negofiate a satisfac- 
tory contract with the best qualified local gov- 
ernment entity at a compensation which is 
detennined to be fair and reasonable, negotia- 
tions with that local government entity shall be 
terminated and negotiations undertaken with 
the second best qualified local government 
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tract with the second best qualified local 
government entity at a compensation which the 
OfTice detennines is fair and reasonable, nego- 
tiations with that local government entity shall 
be terminated and negotiations undertaken with 
the third best qualified local government entity. 
If unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract 
with the third best qualified local govenunent 
entity at a compensation which the Office 
detennines is fair and reasonable, negotiations 
with that local government entity shall he 
terminated. 

The director shall continue the negotiation 
process with the remaining qualified local gov- 
ernment entities, if any, in order of qualifica- 
tions, until a satisfactory contract is reached. If 
unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with 
any of the qualified local government entities, 
the director shall abandon the negotiation pro- 
cess for the required services. 

Aulhority: lleallh and Safely Code Sections 129S50. I29S55 and IS949.3; 

Govemmi^nl Code Seclion 4526. 

Reference: Governmenl Code Sections 4526 and 4528. 

I. Amendments. When the director determines that a 
change in the assignment or contract is necessary 
during the performance of the services, the parties 
may. by mutual consent, in writing, agree to modifi- 
cations, additions or deletions in the general tentis. 
conditions and specifications for the services 
involved, with an appropriate adjustment in the 
firm*s or local government entity's compensation, if 
necessary. 

Aulhority: lleallh and Safely Code Sections 129H50. I29S55 and IS949.3; 

Governmenl Code Section 4526. 

ReTcrpnce: Governmenl Code Seclion.s 4526 and 4528. 

J. Contracting in phases. When the director deter- 
mines it Js necessary or desirable for a project to be 
perfomied in separate phases, increments or stages 
due to a change in design or scope ofwork, the direc- 
tor may negotiate compensation for the initial phase, 
increment or stage of the services required; pro- 
vided, however, the director first determines that the 
firm selected is best qualified to perfonti the entire 
project. The assignment shall include a provision 
that the Office may, at its option, utilize the finn to 
perform other phases, increments or stages of the 
services under terms which the Office determines to 
be fair and reasonable, to be later negotiated and 
included in a mutual written agreement. In the event 
that the Ofiice exercises its option under the contract 
to utilize the firm to perform other phases, incre- 
ments or stages of the project, the procedures of this 
article regarding esfimates of value of services and 
negotiation shall be followed, 

Auchority: Keallh and Salely Code Sectians 18929 and L 29675- 130070. 
Reference: ICeallh and Safely Code Section 129S55 and Government Code 
Seclions4525 and 4528. 

K. Statewide participation goals. In the negotiafion 
of a satisfactory contract as provided in Section 



7-191 (a) 1 F and G, qualified firm (s) must meet the 
statewide participation goals for minority, women 
and disabled veteran business enterprises or demon- 
strate that a good faith effort was made to meet them. 
The best qualified finn shall comply with the state- 
wide participation goals or demonstrate a good faith 
effort as required by the regulations contained in 
Title 2. California Code of Regulations. Sections 
1896.61-1896.67 and 1896.90^1896.96. 

Autboriry: Governmenl Code Seclion 4526: Public Conlraci Code 

SeclLoninil5.3. 

Reference: Governmenl Code Section 452S; Public Contract Code Seclions 
10115. 10115.1, 10 1 15.2 and 10115.3. 

L. Emergency. When the director makes a finding that 
the public health, safety or welfare would be 
adversely affected in a significant way because 
insufficient time exists within which to implement 
the foregoing procedure to secure necessary ser- 
vices, the director may negofiate a conlraci for such 
services without the necessity of following such 
procedure, or any part thereof. 

Aulbority: Health and Safely Code Sections 129S50, I29S55 and 1S949.3; 
Governmenl Code Section 4526. 

Reference: Government Code Sect[on 4526. 

M. Unlawful considerations. Each contract shall 
include a provision by which the firm or local gov- 
ernment entity warrants that the contract was not 
obtained or secured through rebates, kickbacks or 
other unlawful considerations either promised or 
paid to any Office employee. Failure to adhere to 
this warranty may be cause for contract termination 
and recovery of damages under the rights and reme- 
dies due the Office under the defauh provision of the 
contract. 

Aulbority: Governmenl Code Section 4526. 
Reference: Government Code Sect[on 4526. 

N. Proliibitcd relationsliips. No Office employee 
who participates in the evaluation or selection pro- 
cess leading to award of a contract shall have a rela- 
tionship with any of the firms or local government 
entity seeking that conlraci, if that relationship is 
subject to the prohibition of Government Code Sec- 
don 87100. 

Aulbority: Government Code Section 4526. 
Reference: Governmenl Code Sections 4526, 87 1 00 and R7 1 02. 
HISTORY: 
I 



(OSIIPD 2/95) Regular order by the Oflke of Slalewide llealtb Plan- 
ning and Development 1o amend Section 7-]1]. Filed will] ibe Jiccre- 
tary of stale on AugusI 14, 1996^ become? eflectlve September 13, 
1996. Approved by Ihe California Building Standards Commission on 
March 19, 1996. 



ARTICLE? 
TESTING AND INSPECTION 

Testing and inspection requirements are found in the Califot- 
niti Building Staudarth Code. 



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ARTICLES 
CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS 

Ardiiteclural, mechanical, electrical, stmclural, and fire and 
life safety and accessibility standards are found in the Culijbr- 
nia Building Standards Code. 



ARTICLE 19 

CERTIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF 

HOSPITAL INSPECTORS 

7-200. Administration of hospital inspector examination 
and certification. 

(a) The Office shall test and certify inspectors in one or more 
of the following classes: 

L Class "A'' Hospital Inspector may inspect all areas of 
construction, including: architectural, mechanical, 
plumbing, electricaL fire and life safety, and structural 
elements. 

2. Class "B" Hospital Inspector may inspect only the fol- 
lowing areas of construction: archilecturaL mechanical, 
plumbing, electricaL fire and life safety, and anchorage 
of nonstructural elements. 

3. Class "C" Hospital Inspector may inspect one or more 
areas of construction specialty, including but not lim- 
ited to the areas listed in Section 7-204(c)l, but may not 
inspect the complete scope of construction authorized 
for ''A" or ""B" inspectors. 

(b) In order to be certified in and perform the scope of 
responsibilities of a hospital inspector as specified in para- 
graph (a)(1). (2) or (3), an individual must be successful in the 
examination for that classification. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions lS929ancl 129675-130070 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 129S25. 

7-20L Location of office. All correspondence, applications 
and remittances related to the certification or re certification of 
Hospital Inspector shall be directed to: Office of Statewide 
Health Planning and Development, Facilities Development 
Division, 1600 Ninth Street, Room 420, Sacramento. CA 
958J4. 

Aurhority: I tealth and Safety Code Seclions 1275, 127010, 127015, 129680 

and I29S25. 

Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section;; 1296S0 and 129S25. 

7-202. Filingchangeof name* address or telephone number 

An applicant for the certification examination or a Hospital 
Inspector possessing a valid certificate issued by the Office, 
shall file name, mailing address or telephone number changes 
with the Office in Sacramento within 10 working days of that 
change. The information filed shall include both the new and 
former name, mailing address or telephone number. 

Aulhority: Health and Safety Code Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, 1296S0 

and I29R25. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 1296B0 and 129S25. 

7-203. Applying for the certitication examination. 

(a) An applicant may apply for the Hospital Inspector Certif- 
ication Exam by submitting, to the Office, the following items 
prior to the final filing date announced for a scheduled exam: 



L A completed original application, provided by the 
OfTice. shall be submitted to the Office in Sacramento 
and shall include the exam title, preferred examination 
location, applicant's name, mailing address and tele- 
phone number 

2. Certificates or transcripts indicating educational 
courses completed by the applicant which relate to the 
minimum qualifying requirements stated in Section 
7-204. 

3. Work verification form or letter from current and/or 
previous employer(s) regarding any job which meets 
the minimum qualifications for the certification exam- 
ination and which includes the applicant's name, 
dates of employment, job description and employer's 
signature. 

4. An "Application Review Fee" in the amount specified 
on a certificafion examination announcement for a 
scheduled exam and pursuant to Section 7-206. 

5. Citizenship'Qualified-Alien verification fonti, ''State- 
ment of Citizenship, Alienage, and Immigration Status 
for State Public Benefits,'* provided by the Office as 
stipulated in Section 7-2 1 6 (e) L 

(b) Incompletesubmittalsmay be rejected by the Office. The 
application, documents and fees will be returned to the appli- 
cant with a statement of reason for nonacceptance. 

(c) Upon review, verification and evaluation of the appli- 
cant's qualifications, the Office will notify the applicant, in 
writing, of eligibility or ineligibility for entrance to the 
requested certification examination. 

Amhorily: Health and Safety Code Sectians 1892 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: Flealth and Safety Code Section 129S25. 

7-204. Minimum qualification for examination. 

An applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible to 
participate in the certification examination for a Class "A." 
""B," or ''C" Hospital Inspector: 

(a) Minimum qualifications for Class "A^^ Hospital 
Inspector Exam: 

1 . High school graduation or the equivalent and six years 
experience involving building projects of Type I or II 
construction as an architect's, engineer's, owner's, 
local building official's or general contractor's repre- 
sentative in technical inspection or inspection supervi- 
sion [Note: Experience in subsection (a) 1 may be 
substituted with college education with major work in 
architecture, engineering, building inspection and/or 
construction on ayear-for-yearbasis for a maximum of 
two years.]; or 

2. Possess a valid California registration/license as a 
mechanical, electrical, or civil engineer and two years 
experience involving building projects of Type I or II 
construction as an architect's, engineer's, owner's, 
local building official's or general contractor's repre- 
sentative in technical inspection or inspection supervi- 
sion; or 

3. High school graduation or the equivalent and two years 
of working experience as a Class ''B'" Hospital Inspec- 
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4. Possess a valid California registration/license as a 
structural engineer or a valid California license as an 
architect. 

(b) Minimum qualincations for Class ""'B*^ Hospital 
Inspector Exam: 

L High school graduation orthe equivalent and four years 
experience involving building projects of Type 1 or 11 
construction as an architect's, engineer's, owner's, 
local building ofTiciars or general contractor's repre- 
sentative in technical inspection or inspection supervi- 
sion [Note: Experience in subsection (b) 1 may be 
substituted with college education with major work in 
architecture, engineering, building inspection and/or 
construction on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of 
two years.]: or 

2. Possess a valid California registration/license as a civil 
engineer and two years experience involving building 
projects of Type I or 11 construction as an architect's, 
engineer's, owner's, local building official's or general 
contractor's representative in technical inspection or 
inspection supervision; or 

3. Possess a valid California registration/license as a 
structural, mechanical or electrical engineer, or a valid 
California license as an architect. 

fc) Minimum qualifications fur Class "C^^ Hospital 
Inspector Exam: 

1 . High school graduation orthe equivalent and four years 
experience involving building projects as the represen- 
tative in testing, inspection or observation of construc- 
tion for an architect, engineer, owner, local building 
official, local fire authority, testing lab, specialty con- 
tractor or general contractor and possess a valid certifi- 
cate issued by: 

Fire Alarm— NICET, Level 111 
Fire Extinguishing Systems — NICET, Level Til 
Fire Resistive Construction — ICC Building Inspector 

Certification 
Medical Gas Systems — PIPE Certification 
Plumbing— lAPMO Certification 
Mechanical — lAPMO Certification 
Electrical — ICC Certification 

Concrete ( Prestressed and Reinforced) — ICC Certifica- 
tion 
Masonry — ICC Certification 
Steel — ICC, Structural Steel Certification 
Welding— AWS Certificafion 

Framing and Drywall — ICC Building Inspector Certifi- 
cation 
Roofing — National Roofing Contractors Associafion 
Anchorage/Bracing of Nonstructural Components — 

Certification to be administered by the Office 
Architectural — Certification to be administered by the 
Office 

In addition to these certification organizations listed, the 
Office may accept the equivalent certification by a state- or 
nationally-recognized organization. [Note: Experience in sub- 



section (c) (1) may be substituted with college education with 
major work in architecture, engineering, building inspection 
and/or construction on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of 
two years.]: or 

2. Possess a valid California registration/license as an 
engineer and two years experience involving building 
projects as an architect's, engineer's, owner's, local 
building official's, local fire authority's, specialty con- 
tractor's or general contractor's representative in testing 
inspection or observation of construction and must 
posess at least one valid certificate issued by an organi- 
zation that is listed or described in (c) (1) above: or 

3. Possess a valid California registration/license as a 
structural, mechanical or electrical engineer, or a valid 
California license as an architect and must possess at 
least one valid certificate issued by an organization that 
is listed or described in (c) (1) above. 

Aurhority: I kalih and Sflleiy Code Sectians 18929 and 120675- 130070. 
Reference: Heallh and Safety Code Section 129S25. 

7-206, Fees. 

(a) Fees required pursuant to subsection {b), shall be trans- 
mitted by credit card, money order, cashier check, cerfified 
check or personal check, and payable to the Office of Statewide 
Health Planning and Development. 

(b) The prescribed fees relative !o the Hospital Inspector 
Certification Program shall be specifically charged to the 
applicant to recover reasonable costs of administering the cer- 
tification program. Fees shall be charged as follows: 

Application review £100.00 (nonrefundable) 

Exam for Class ''A" Inspector Certification S300.00 

Exam for Class "B" Inspector Certification 300.00 

Exam forClass"C" Inspector Certification 100.00 {for 

each specialty certificate) 
Recertification exam 100.00 

Delinquency fee 100.00 

Duplicate certificate 25,00 

(c) An application review fee must accompany an applica- 
tion for a certification examination. This fee is nonrefundable. 
An application for an examination is valid for one year. 

(d) An exam fee shall be submitted by an applicant for a 
specified examinationprior to participation in the examination. 

(e) An applicant shall forfeit the exam fee if the applicant 
fails to appear for any portion of the exam for which the appli- 
cant is scheduled. 

(f) Ifthe Office has a need to reschedule an exam, a qualified 
applicant who has submitted the exam fee prior to the resched- 
ule will be either reimbursed or credited for the exam fee 
amount. 

Aulhority: llealEh and Safely Code Seclions 1S929 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: FIcalth and Safety Code Section 129S25. 

7-207. Examination for certification. 

{a) The Office shall administer an exam not less than once in 
every calendar year in the Sacramento and Los Angeles areas. 
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(b) The scope of the written certification examinations is as 
follows: 

L The examinations for Class ""A" and "B" Hospital 
Inspectors will measure the applicant's ability to read 
and understand construction plans and specifications; 
ability to identify and understand the application of var- 
ious Califoruis.} BKikUn^Ssandtirds Ctjf/f requirements; 
knowledge of appropriate inspector duties and ability to 
communicate in writing. The test will be divided into 
sections covering the following code enforcement areas 
of construction inspection, where applicable: struc- 
tural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, fire and life 
safety, and administrative. 

2. The examination for Class ""C" Hospital Inspectors will 
measure the applicant's ability to identify and under- 
stand the application of various California Bifikling 
Standards Code requirements: knowledge of appropri- 
ate inspector duties and ability to communicate in writ- 
ing. The candidate's inspection certification, pursuant 
to Section 7'204(cKl)above, may be substituted for the 
technical aspect of the written certification examination 
for Class "C" Hospital Inspector 

(c) In order to be successful in the Class ''A" and ''B" certifi- 
cation exam, a candidate must obtain a passing score of at least 
75 percent in each section of the written exam. 

(d) In order to be successful in the Class ''C" certification 
exam, a candidate must obtain an overall passing score of at 
least 75 percent. 

(e) It is not necessary for a candidate who has passed the 
administrative section of the Class ''A", "B" or "C" certifica- 
tion exam to retake this section if the candidate applies for 
additional certification(s) within three years of passing the 
administrative section of the exam. 

Aurhonty: ll^allh and Salcly Code Seclions lB929aiid 129675-130070. 
Reference: Hcallh and Safely Code Section 139325. 

7-208. Conduct relative to the examination. 

(a) An applicant who participates in any of the following acts 
before, daring or after the administration of the examination, 
shall be disqualified by the Office. The applicant shall not: 

1. Copy any portion of the exam. 

2. Participate in collusion regarding the exam. 

3. Disclose the contents of the examination questions to 
anyone other than a person authorized by the Office. 

4. Solicit, accept or compile infonnation regarding the 
contents of the examination. 

5. Falsify documents required for exam entrance. 

(b) If an applicant is disqualified from the exam, it shall 
result in denial of the application and forfeiture of fees submit- 
ted to the Office as specified in Section 7-206. 

Aulhority: I leahh and Safety Code Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, 129680 

and I29S25. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 1296B0 and 129S25. 

7-209. RecxRmination. 

(a) A candidate who has failed an examination may partici- 
pate in a reexamination no sooner than six months from the 
exam previously taken by the candidate. 



(b) An applicant or candidate who is disqualified from an 
examination may not participate in an examination or reexami- 
nation for a period ofone year from the date of disqualification. 

(c) The applicant may refile for an examination by submit- 
ting an application, documents and fees pursuant to Sections 
7-203 and 7-206. 

Aulbority: Health and Safety Code Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, 129hB0 

and I29R25. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 1296B0 and I29S25. 

7-210. Issuance of certification. 

(a) If a candidate is successful in the certification or 
recertification examinafion. a certificate will be issued to the 
Hospital Inspector by the Office. Certificates will expire three 
years from the date of issuance with the following exception: 

I . Certification may be revoked or suspended pursuant to 
Section 7-214. 

(b) A duplicate certificate will be granted to a Hospital 
Inspector for replacement of an original certificate that is lost, 
destroyed or mutilated upon written request and payment of the 
duplication fee, as required in Section 7-206. 

Aurhorlty: lleaUh and Safely Code Seclions 18929 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: Hcallh and Salety Code Section 129S25. 

7-211. Renewal of a liospital inspector certificate. 

(a) A Hospital Inspector shall participate in a written 
recertification exam prior to the expiration of the cerfification 
in order to renew and maintain valid certification. 

(b) To be eligible for the recertification exam, a Hospital 
Inspector shall meet the following minimum criteria: 

1. Possess a valid unexpired Hospital Inspector Certifi- 
cate (or Construction Inspector of Health Facilities Cer- 
tificate) or an expired certificate that meets the 
delinquency criteria in subsection (c). 

2. Complete a seminar conducted, sponsored, or cospon- 
sored by the Office within the three-year cerfification 
period. 

3. Submit a recertification exam fee pursuant to Section 
7-206. 

(c) Expired certification may be renewed after the expiration 
date, but within six months past that date. The Hospital Inspec- 
tor will be required to pay a delinquency fee, pursuant to Sec- 
tion 7-206, in order to recertify during the six-month 
delinquency period. 

(d) The scope of the recertification exam will be a written 
test measuring the Hospital Inspector's knowledge of new 
and/or revised Califhvuia Building Sfcrndcrrds Codes^ new con- 
struction materials and inspection procedures. 

AurhorityiHEallh and Safety Code Seclions 1275, 127010, 127015, 1296S0 

and I29S25. 

Reference: Hcjitth and Safety Code Sections 129680 and I29S25. 

7-212. Approval of hospital inspector of record for con- 
struction projects. 

(a) It is incumbent upon the hospital governing board or 
authority and the architect or structural engineer, or both, in 
responsible charge of the work, or the engineer in responsible 
charge of the work, to select the appropriate inspector(s) for a 
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to the Office an application for each Hospital Inspector of 
Record proposed to perform construction inspection on a spec- 
ified hospital construction project. The hospital governing 
board or authority shall obtain Office approval of proposed 
Hospital Inspeclor(s) of Record prior to commencement of the 
hospital construction project in accordance with Section 
7-135. 

(b) The Office shall notapprove a proposed Hospital Inspec- 
tor of Record for a specified hospital construction project if ihe 
Office determines one of the following: 

1. The Hospital Inspector of Record applicant does not 
hold a valid Hospital Inspector certificate pursuant to 
the provisions of these regulations. 

2. The Hospital Inspector is not appropriately certified in 
the class of inspection required for the scope of the con- 
struction project. The Class ''C" inspector does not pos- 
sess a current certificate for ihe area of inspection 
proposed per Section 7-204(c)L 

3. The Hospital Inspector is a former Office employee 
pursuant to subsection (c) and is within the one year 
restriction period governing the Office's approval of an 
inspector. 

4. The Hospital Inspector is committed to a workload out- 
side the specified hospital construction project and is 
unable to allot adequate time to perfonti the work on the 
specified construction project, as determined by the 
process set forth in subsection (d). 

5. The Hospital Inspector is the architect or engineer in 
responsible charge of the work for Ihe construction 
project specified on the Hospital Inspector of Record 
application. 

Exception: The Office may approve the architect or 
engineer in responsible charge of the work, when in 
the detent! i nation of the Office: (A) the project scope, 
duration and complexity do not merit a separate indi- 
vidual to serve as the Hospital Inspector of Record, 
and (B) the ability of the Office to obtain accurate and 
impartial inspection will not be jeopardized. 

(c) A fonner employee of the Office who performed field 
inspections/observations or supervised staff perfonti ing field 
inspections/observations during employment with the Office 
shall not be approved for a project by the Office as a Hospital 
Inspector of Record within one year from the effective date of 
separation from the Office. 

(d) When the Office determines that the cumulative work- 
load of a Hospital Inspector of Record applicant appears exces- 
sive and may hinder competent and adequate inspection of a 
specified hospital construction project, the Office may request 
that the Hospital Inspector of Record applicant submit a written 
plan including a work schedule and indicating a means to per- 
form inspection on tlie specified hospital construction project. 

The Office will consider specific work-related factors when 
reviewing the Hospital Inspector's work schedule to determine 
approval, pursuant to subsection (b) 4. These work-related fac- 
tors are limited to ihe following: 

1 . The geographic location of current work sites, 

2. The scope of current projects. 



3. The current phase of each project, and 
A. The number of current projects. 

(e) When an inspector is approved by the Office, written 
notification will be sent to the hospital governing board or 
authority; the architect and/or engineer in responsible charge of 
the construction project: and the inspector of record applicant. 
The inspector must be in possession of this approval notice 
prior to commencement of construction. 

(f) A Hospital Inspector of Record who has been approved 
by the Office must maintain valid certification throughout the 
term of the specified project in order to remain a Hospital 
Inspector of Record on the project. The Office shall rescind 
approval of a Hospital Inspector of Record on a project if the 
inspector does not comply with this provision. 

Auchority: Ikallh and Salely Code SecUons 18929 and 129675-130070. 
RcFcrcnct: FIcallh and Safely Code Section 129B25. 

7-213. Monitoring of tlic hospital inspector of record^s per- 
formance. When the Office determines that a Hospital Inspec- 
tor of Record has violated a provision of these regulations or 
that the inspector is not competently or adequately providing 
inspection of a facility to ensure the hospital construction is in 
compliance with the plans and specifications, the Office will 
notify that inspector, the hospital governing board or authority, 
and the architect and'or engineer in responsible charge. The 
written notification will include the Office's findings, refer- 
ence to the statute and/or regulation being violated, and state- 
ment of the OfTice's intent to issue a "stop work" order unless 
the violation ceases and is rectified immediately. 

Auchority: I kallh and Safely Code Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, ]29(iS0 

and I29S:5. 

Reference: Heallh and Salely Code Seclionj; 129630, 129R25 and I2999S. 

7-214. Suspension or revocation of certification. A Hospital 
Inspector Certificate issued by the Office may be suspended or 
revoked by the Office if the certificate holder misrepresents 
any facts presented to the Office, pursuant to these regulations. 

Aulhority: I leallh and Safely Code Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, 129(iS0 

and I29S25. 

Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 1296S0 and I29S25. 

7-215. Appeals. 

(a) The applicant, candidate or certificate holder may submit 
a wriilen request for an appeal within 60 days of any determina- 
tion by the Office pursuant to this article and accompanied by a 
detailed statement of reasons. 

(b) The Deputy Director of the Office or designee shall 
review the issue and when requested appoint a peer board of 
appeals to hear the issue and recommend resolution. The Dep- 
uty Director will review the recommendation and render a final 
decision. 

(c) The peer board of appeals shall consist of a minimum of 
three Hospital Inspectors, one Regional Compliance Officer, 
one Compliance Officer, one architect, one structural engineer 
and one liospital representative. 

{d)Theapplicant. candidate or certificate holder may appeal 
the decision to the Hospital Building Safety Board, pursuant to 
Section 7-159 of tliese regulations. 

AulborilyiHealdi and SaSely Code Seclions 1275, 127010, 127015, 129680 
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Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Seclioiij; 129680 and I29S25. 
HISTORY: 

I. [OSIIPD 1'96) l^li^ Annual CDd^AdoplionCycIt will add Article 19. 
of Part l,Tille24, C C.R. Filed wilh Ihe siccrelary of stale on March 4, 
1997; effective Apri[ 3, 1997. Approved by (he California Building 
Standards Commission on February 6, 1 997. 

7-216. Veriflcation of citizenship or qualified alien status. 

(a) All eligibility requirements contained herein shall be 
applied without regard to the race, creed, color, gender, religion 
or national origin of the individual applying for ihe public 
benefit. 

(b) Pursuant to Section 41 1 of the Personal Responsibility 
and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 [Pub. L. No. 
104-193 (PRWORA)],(SU.S.C.§ 1621 ), and notwithstanding 
any other provision of this division, aliens who are not quali- 
fied aliens, nonimmigrant aliens under the Immigration and 
Nationality Acl(IN A) [SU.S.C.ij 1 1 S2(d) (5)] for less than one 
year, are not eligible to receive certification as set forth in Arti- 
cle 19, "Certification and Approval of Hospital Inspectors.'^ 

(c) A qualified alien is an alien who, at the time he or she 
applies for the Hospital Inspector examination is, under Sec- 
tion 43 1(b) of the PRWORA [8 U.S.C. §§ 1641(b) and (c)], any 
of the following: 

1. An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence 
under the INA (8 U.S.C. iji? 1101 etseq.). 

2. An alien who is granted asylum under Section 208 of 
theINA(8U,S.C, § 1158), 

3. A refugee who is admitted to the United States under 
Section 207 ofthe INA (8 U.S.C. § 1157). 

4. An alien who is paroled into the United States under 
Section 212(d)(5) ofthe INA [8 U.S.C. § 1182(d)(5)] 
for a period of at least one year. 

5. An alien whose deportation is being withheld under 
Section 243(h) ofthe INA [8 U.S.C. § 1253(h)] (as in 
effect immediately before the eiTective date of Section 
307 of Division C of Public Law 104-208) or Section 
241(b)(3) of such act [S U.S.C. S125l(b)(3)] [as 
amended by Section 305(a) of Division C of Public 
Law 104-208]. 

6. An alien who is granted conditional entry pursuant to 
Section 203(a)(7) ofthe INA as in effect prior to April 
1, 1980 [8 U.S.C. §1153 (a)(7)] (see editorial note 
under 8 U.S.C. § 1101, "Effective Date of 1980 
Amendment'*). 

7. An alien who is a Cuban or Haitian entrant [as defined 
in Section 501(e) ofthe Refugee Education Assistance 
Act of 1980(8 U.S.C. § 1522 note)]. 

8. An ahen who meets all ofthe conditions of subpara- 
graph A. B, C and D below: 

A. The alien has been battered or subjected to e.\ireme 
cruelly in the United Stales by a spouse or a parent, 
or by a member of the spouse's or parent's family 
residing in the same household as the alien, and the 
spouse or parent ofthe alien consented lo, or acqui- 
esced in, such battery or cruelty. Forpurposesof this 
subsection, the term ^'battered or subjected to 
extreme cruelty" includes, but is not limited to being 
the victim of any act or threatened act of violence 



including any forceful detention, which results or 
threatens to result in physical or mental injury. Rape, 
molestation, incest (if the victim is a minor) or 
forced prostitution shall be considered acts of 
violence. 

B. There is a substantial connection between such bat- 
tery or cruelty and the need for the benefits to be pro- 
vided in the opinion of the Office of Statewide 
Health Planning and Development. For purposes of 
this subsection, the following circumstances dem- 
onstrate a substantial connection between the bat- 
tery or cruelty and the need for the benefits to be 
provided: 

(1) The benefits are needed to enable the alien to 
become self-sufficient following separation 
from the abuser. 

(2) The benefits are needed to enable the alien to 
escape the abuser and/or the community in 
which theabuser lives, or to ensure the safety of 
the alien from the abuser. 

(3) The benefits are needed due to a loss of finan- 
cial support resulting from the alien^s separa- 
tion from the abuser. 

(4) The benefits are needed because the battery or 
cruelty, separation from the abuser, or work 
absences or lower job performance resulting 
from the battery or extreme cruelty or from 
legal proceedings relating thereto (including 
resulting child support, child custody and 
divorce actions) cause the alien to lose his or her 
job or to earn lessor to require the alien to leave 
his or her job for safety reasons. 

(5) The benefits are needed because the alien 
requires medical attention or mental health 
counseling, or has become disabled, as a result 
ofthe battery or extreme cruelty. 

(6) The benefits are needed because the loss of a 
dwelling or source of income or fear of the 
abuser following separation from the abuser 
jeopardizes the alien's ability to care for his or 
her children (e.g., inability to house, feed or 
clothe children or to put children into a day care 
for fear of being found by the abuser). 

(7) The benefits are needed to alleviate nutritional 
risk or need resulting from the abuse or follow- 
ing separation from the abuser. 

(8) The benefits are needed to provide medical care 
during a pregnancy resulting from the abuser's 
sexual assault or abuse of, or relationship with, 
the alien and/or to care for any resulting 
children, 

(9) Where medical coverage and/or health care ser- 
vices are needed lo replace medical coverage or 
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C. The alien has been approved or has a petition pend- 
ing which sets forth a prima facie case for; 

(1) Status as a spouse or child of a United States cit- 
izen pursuant to clause (ii). (iii) or (iv) of Sec- 
tion 204(a)(1)(A) of the INA [8 U.S.C. Section 
1154(a)(l)(A)fii),(iii)or(iv)], 

(2) Classification pursuant to clause (ii) or (iii) of 
Section 204(ii)( I )(B) of the INA [8 U.S.C\ Sec- 
tion 1154(a)(l)(B)(ii)or(iii)], 

(3) Cancellation of removal under 8 U.S.C. § 
1229b as in effect prior to April 1, 1997, 

(4) Status as a spouse or child of a United States cit- 
izen pursuant to clause (i) of Section 
204(a)(1)(A) of the INA [8 U.S.C. 
§1154(a)(l)(A)(i)] or classification pursuant to 
clause (i) of Section 204 (a)(1)(B) of the INA [8 
U.S.C. §1 1 54(a)(l)(A)(i)] or classification pur- 
suant to clause (i) of Section 204{a)( 1 )(B) of the 
INA [8 U.S.C § 1 1 54(a)([)(B)(i)], or 

(5) Cancellation of removal pursuant to Section 
240A (b)(2) of the INA [8 U.S.C. § 1229(b)(2)]. 

D. For the period for which benefits are sought, ihe 
individual responsible forthebatlery or cruelty does 
not reside in the same household or family eligibility 
unit as the individual subjected to the battery or 
cruelty. 

An ahen who meets all of the conditions of subpara- 
graphs A. B. C, D and E below: 

A. The alien has a child who has been battered or sub- 
jected to extreme cruelty in the United Slates by a 
spouse or a parent of the alien (without the active 
participation of ihe alien in the battery or cruelty), or 
by a member of the spouse's or parent's family 
residing in the same household as the alien, and the 
spouse or parent consented or acquiesced to such 
battery cruelty. For purposes of this subsection, the 
term "battered or subjected to extreme cruelty" 
includes, but is not limited to. being the victim of 
any act or threatened act of violence including any 
forceful detention, which results or threatens to 
result in physical or mental injury. Rape, molesta- 
tion, incest (if the victim is a minor) or forced prosti- 
tution shall be considered acts of violence. 

B. The alien did not actively participate in such battery 
or cruelty. 

C. There is a substantial connection between such bat- 
tery or cruelly and the need for the benefits to be pro- 
vided in the opinion of the Office of Statewide 
Health Planning and Development. For purposes of 
this subsection, the following circumstances dem- 
onstrate a substantial connection between the bat- 
tery or cruelty and the need for the benefits to be 
provided: 

(1) The benefits are needed to enable the alien's 
child to become self-sufficient following sepa- 
ration from the abuser. 



(2) The benefits are needed to enable the alien's 
child to escape the abuser and/or the commu- 
nity in which the abuser lives, or to ensure the 
safety of the alien^s child from the abuser. 

(3) The benefits are needed due to a loss of finan- 
cial support resulting from the alien's child's 
separation from the abuser. 

(4) The benefits are needed because the battery or 
cruelly, separation from the abuser, or work 
absences or lower job performance resulting 
from the battery or extreme cruelty or from 
legal proceedings relating thereto (including 
resulting child support, child custody and 
divorce actions) cause the alien's child to lose 
his or herjob or earn less or to require the alien's 
child to leave his or her job for safety reasons. 

(5) The benefits are needed because the alien's 
child requires medical attention or mental 
health counseling, or has become disabled, as a 
result of the battery or extreme cruelty. 

(6) The benefits are needed because the loss of a 
dwelling or source of income or fear of the 
abuser following separation from the abuser 
jeopardizes the alien^s child's ability to care for 
his or her children (e.g., inability to house, feed 
or clothe children or to put children inlo a day 
care for fear ofbeing found by the abu.ser). 

(7) The benefits are needed to alleviate nutritional 
risk or need resulting from the abuse or follow- 
ing separation from the abuser. 

(8) The benefits are needed to provide medical care 
during a pregnancy resulting from the abuser's 
sexual assault or abuse of, or relationship with, 
the alien's child and/or to care for any resulting 
children. 

(9) Where medical coverage and/or health care ser- 
vices are needed to replace medical coverage or 
health care services the alien's child had when 
living with the abuser 

D. The alien meets the requirements of (c)8.C. above. 

E. For the period for which benefits are sought, the 
individual responsible for the battery or cruelty does 
not reside in the samehousehold or family eligibility 
unit as the individuai subjected to the battery or 
cruelty. 

10. An alien child who meets all of the conditions of sub- 
paragraphs A, B or C below: 

A. The alien child resides in the same household as a 
parent who has been battered or subjected to 
extreme cruelty in the United States by that parent's 
spouse or by a member of the spouse's family resid- 
ing in the same household as the parent and the 
spouse consented or acquiesced to such batter or 
cruelly. For purposes of this subsection, the term 
""battered or subjected to extreme cruelty" includes, 
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threatened act of violence including any forcefbl 
detention, which results or threatens to result in 
physical or mental injnry. Rape, molestation, incest 
(if the victim is a minor) or forced prostitution shall 
be considered acts of violence. 

B. There is a substantial connection between such bat- 
tery or cruelty and the need for the benefits to be pro- 
vided in the opinion of the Office of Statewide 
Health Planning and Development. For purposes of 
this subsection, the following circumstances dem- 
onstrate a substantial connection between the bat- 
tery or cruelty and the need for the benefits to be 
provided: 

(1) The benefits are needed to enable the alien 
child's parent to become self-sufficient follow- 
ing separation from the abuser. 

(2) The benefits are needed to enable the alien 
child's parent to escape the abuser and/or the 
community in which the abuser lives, or to 
ensure the safety ofthe alien child's parent from 
the abuser. 

(3) The benefits are needed due to a loss of fman- 
cial support resulting from the alien child's par- 
ent's separation from the abuser. 

(4) The benefits are needed because the battery or 
cruelty, separation from the abuser, or work 
absences or lower job performance resulting 
from the battery or extreme cruelty or from 
legal proceedings relating thereto (including 
resulting child support, child custody and 
divorce actions) cause the alien child's parent to 
lose his or her job or to earn lessor to require the 
alien child's parent to leave his or her job for 
safety reasons. 

(5) The benefits are needed because the alien 
child's parent requires medical attention or 
mental health counseling, or has become dis- 
abled, as a result of the battery or extreme 
cruelty. 

(6) The benefits are needed because the loss of a 
dwelling or source of income or fear of the 
abuser following separation from the abuser 
jeopardizes the alien child's parent's ability to 
care for his or her children (e.g., inability to 
house, feed or clothe children or to put children 
into a day care for fear of being found by the 
abuser). 

(7) The benefits are needed to alleviate nutritional 
risk or need resulting from the abuse or follow- 
ing separation from the abuser. 

(S) The benefits are needed to provide medical care 
during pregnancy resulting from the abuser's 
se.xual assault or abuse of, or relationship with, 
the alien child^s parent and/or to care for any 
resulting children. 

(9) Where medical coverage and/or health care ser- 
vices are needed to replace medical coverage or 



health care services the alien child's parent had 
when living with the abuser, 

C. The alien meets the requirements of 3H(3) above. 

(d) For purposes of this section, ''nonimmigrant" is defined 
the same as in Section 101(a)(15) of the INA [8 U.S.C. § 
!101(a)(15)]. 

(e) For purposes of establishing eligibility for ""Certification 
and Approval of Hospital Inspectors'' examination, as autho- 
rized by Sections 1275, 127010, 127015, 1296S9 and 129S25 
ofthe Health and Safety Code, all ofthe following must he met: 

1. The applicant must declare himselfor herself to be a cit- 
izen of the United States, a qualified alien under subsec- 
tion (c), a nonimmigrant alien under subsection (d). or 
an alien paroled into the United States for less than one 
year under Section 212 (d)(5) ofthe INA [8 U.S.C. § 
1182(d) (5)]. The applicant shall declare that status 
through use of a form provided by the Office of State- 
wide Health Planning and Development. 

2. The applicant must present documents of a type accept- 
able to the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(JNS) which serve as reasonable evidence ofthe apph- 
cant's declared status. A fee receipt from the INS for 
replacement of a lost, stolen or unreadable INS docu- 
ment is reasonable evidence of the alien's declared 
status. 

3. The applicant must complete and sign the form pro- 
vided by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and 
Development. 

4. Where the documents presented do not on their face 
appear to be genuine or to relate to the individual pre- 
senting them, the government entity that originally 
issued the documents should be contacted for verifica- 
tion. With regard to naturalized citizens and derivative 
citizens presenting certificates of citizenship and 
aliens, the INS is the appropriate government entity to 
contact for verification. The Office of Statewide Health 
Planning and Development should request verification 
from the INS by filing INS Fonn G-845 with copies of 
the pertinent documents provided by the applicant with 
the local INS ofTice. If the applicant has lost his or her 
original documents or presents expired documents or 
is unable to present any documentation evidencing his 
or her immigration status, the applicant should 
be referred to the local INS ofTice to obtain the proper 
documentation. 

5. The type of documentation referred to the INS for veri- 
fication pursuant to INS Fonn G-845 shall include the 
following: 

A. The document presented indicates immigration sta- 
tus but does not include an alien registration or alien 
admission number. 

B. The document is suspected to be counterfeit or to 
have been altered. 

C. The document includes an alien registration number 
in the A6 000 000 (not yet issued) or A80 000 000 
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D. Tiie document is one of the following: an INS Form 
l-181b notification letter Issued in connection with 
an INS Fonn l-181b Memorandum of Creation of 
Record of Pennanent Residence, an Arrival-Depar- 
ture Record (INS Form (-94) or a foreign passport 
stamped "PROCESSED FOR 1-551. TEMPO- 
RARY EVIDENCE OF LAWFUL PERMANENT 
RESIDENCE" that INS issued more than one year 
before the date of application for the Hospital 
Inspector Certification exam. 

6. If the INS advises that the applicant has citizenship sta- 
tus or immigration status which makes him or her a 
qualified alien under the PRWORA, the INS verifica- 
tion should be accepted. Ifthe INS advises that it cannot 
verify thai the applicant has citizenship status or an 
immigration status that makes him or her a qualified 
alien, benefits should be denied and the applicant noti- 
fied piu^suant to the Hospital Inspector Certification 
Examination regular procedures of his or her rights to 
appeal the denial of benefits. 

(f) Pursuant to Section 434 of the PRWORA (8 U.S.C. § 
1644), where the Office of Statewide Health Planning and 
Development reasonably believes that an alien is unlawfully in 
the state based on the failure of the alien to provide reasonable 
evidence of the alien^s declared status, after an opportunity to 
do so, said alien shall be reported to the Immigration and Natu- 
ralization Service. 

(g) Provided that the alien has completed and signed the 
form provided by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and 
Development under penalty of perjury, eligibility for the Hos- 
pital Inspector Certification Examination shall not be delayed, 
denied, reduced or terminated while the status of the alien is 
verified. 

(h) Pursuant to Secfion 432(d) of the PRWORA [8 LJ.S.C. 
§1642 (d)]. a nonprofit charitable organization that provides 
federal, state or local public benefits shall not be required to 
detennine, verify or otherwise require proof of eligibility of 
any applicant or beneficiary with respect to his or her immigra- 
tion status or alienage. 

(i) Any applicant who is determined to be ineligible pursuant 
to subsections (b) and (e) or who was made eligible for the Hos- 
pital Inspector Certification Examination, whose services are 
terminated, suspended or reduced pursuant to subsections (b) 
and (e). is entitled to an appeal, pursuant to Section 7-215 of 
Article 19, Chapter 7. Part I. 

.\ulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 1S929 and 129675 - 130070. 

Reference: Heallh Safety Code SeclIonl29H25 and SU.S,C,§ 162 1.1641 and 
1642. 



ARTICLE 20 
REPAIR OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE 

7-300- Plan review and approval. 

(a) All repair projects are subject to prior plan review, plan 
approval and construction permit by the Office except as noted 
in subsection (b). 



(b) For emergency repairs carried out without the Office 
plan review and permit the aftennath of an earthquake, an 
application for plan review must be submitted with construc- 
tion documents, fees and a letter of transmittal stating the rea- 
sons for emergency repairs. Photographs, if available, and 
reports of damage and repairs should also be submitted with the 
application. Additional repairs may be required if the emer- 
gency repairs do not comply with the code. For alternate fee 
payment methodology, see Section 129787 of the Health and 
Safety Code. 

(c) Plan reviews for earthquake damage repairs will be per- 
formed on a priority basis. The application for plan review 
should clearly state that the scope of the project is to repair the 
damage from the earthquake. Where possible, reviews will be 
made over the counter 

(d) Plan review fees shall be payable for all damage repair 
projects per the following: 

L L64 percent of estimated construction costs for hospi- 
tals. 

2. 1.50 percent of estimated construction cost for skilled 
nursing facilities (SNF) or intermediate care facilities 
(ICF). 

3. For alternate fee payment methodology, see Section 
129787 of the Heahh and Safety Code. 

4. An examination fee where review of existing plans is 
required. The fee will be calculated on a time and mate- 
rial basis at the prevailing hourly rales applicable for the 
review personnel. 

(e) Office recommends predesign conference with archi- 
tects/ engineers to resolve code issues relevant to the repair 
projects. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Saiely Code Seclion I29K50. 

Rtftrtncc: Hcallh and Safely Code Sections 1297S5, 1297B7 and 129S20. 

7-301. Appeals. The Hospital Building Safety Board shall act 
as a board of appeals with regard to disagreements between the 
Office and hospital/SNF'lCF authorities on interpreting the 
repair policy or the establishment of the degree of damage. 
(Section 7-159 of Administrative Regulations for the Office) 

Aurhority: Heallh and Saiely Code Seclion 129850. 
Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Seclion 129925. 

7-302- Prc-1973 structures. These hospital buildings were 
approved for construction by local building departments prior 
to March 7, 1973. 

{a) All structural repairs shall be made to conform to vertical 
load requirements of the Caiijornia Building Cotic (CBC). 

(b) Where lateral load resisting capacity of the building at 
any level is reduced by 5 percent or less due to earthquake dam- 
age, the repairs may be made with the same construction as 
before, subject to structural detailing requirements of the CBC. 

(c) Where lateral load resisting capacity of the building at 
any level is reduced by more than 5 percent but not more than 
10 percentdue to earthquake damage, the repairs shall be made 
in accordance with Section 341 1 A J. 2. 2 of the CBC. 

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damage, the repairs shall be made such that the primary struc- 
tural system and the seismic bracing of other components and 
systems shall conform to the requirements of Section 
341LA,3.2,3oftheCBC 

(e) Where earthquake repairs consist of alterations which 
involve removal of one or more entire stories, pennission for 
repairs will be granted if lateral load resisting capacity of the 
remaining structure is not reduced (Section 341 lA. 3. 2. 4, 
CBC). 

(f) Repair/reconstruction of structures should comply with 
the design and detailing requirements of engineering materials 
stated in Chapters 19 A, 20, 21 A, 22 A and 23 as applicable and 
applicable fire-resistive requirements of the CBC. 

(g) Epoxy injection repairs shall require submittal of backup 
information per Section 104.11, Appendix Chapter 1 of the 
CBC. 

(h) Repair ofdamage to seismic anchorage of equipment and 
nonstructural items shall comply with Section 3403A.2.3 of 
the CBC. 

Auchority: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion L29K50. 
Rcfereace: Health and Safety Code Section 129725. 

7-303- Post-1973 structures. These hospital structures were 
approved for construction by the Office of the State Architect 
or Office after March 7. 1973. They are also referred to in the 
regulations as approved existing buildings. 

(a) Repairs to the damage shall be made to restore the load 
carrying capacities of the affected elements per Section 
34I1A.3.1 of the CBC. 

(b) Repairof damage to seismic anchorage of equipment and 
nonstructural items shall comply with Section 3403A.2.3 of 
the CBC. 

Aurhority: lleallh and Salely Code Seclion L29850. 
Reftrtnct: Health and Safety Code Section 129725. 

7-304, Type V Single-story SNF or ICR 

(a) All structural repairs shall be made to conform to vertical 
load requirements of the CBC. 

(b) Repair of damage of seismic anchorage of equipment 
shall comply with the CBC. 

(c) Where damage has reduced the lateral load capacity by 
more than 10 percent in any one line of the lateral force resist- 
ing system in the building, repairs ofstructural elements shall 
conform to Section 3403.2.3 of the CBC. 

Auchority: Heahb and Safety Code Seclion 1 29850. 
Rertrtnce: fleaitlt and Safely Code Section 129S75. 

7-305. .All hospital buildings. 

(a) Where architectural, mechanical, electrical, fire and life 
safety systems and components damaged by the earthquake are 
to be replaced, new systems and components shall comply with 
the current applicable Title 24 codes where practicable in con- 
sultation with the OfTice. 

(b) Where the repairs to earthquake damage are required in 
accordance with Seclion 7-302 or 7-303, hospital facilities may 
reopen, after temporary repairs, for a limited period of time 
subject to the following: 

1. Temporary rcpairs:The hazard resulting from dam- 
age to the facility is abated and the facility is at 
least restored to its pre-earthquake condition or its 
equivalent. 

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negotiates with theOffice a time bound plan for the per- 
manent rep airs /retro fit of the damaged facilities 
required by these regulations. 

Aulbority: Ikallh and Salely Code Seclion 129850. 

Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Sections 129725 and I29S20. 

HISTORY: 

1. lOSEtPD/EF 1/91) Emergency order by LheOfl1ceolSlalewLdeHeall.h 
Planning and Developmeni lo amend Seclion 7-133, Pan I, Tille 24. 
California Code of Regulalion?. Filed a? an emergency order with (he 
secretary of slale September 25. 1991; effective September 25, 1991. 
Approved 35 an emergency by ihe California Buildmg Standards Com- 
mission on September 20, 1991. 

2. 10SIIPD.EF 1/91) Permanentorderby Ihe Office of Statewide Heallh 
Planning and Developmeni to amend Section 7-133, Part I, Title 24, 
California Code oi' Regulations. Filed as a permanent order wilh the 
secretary of state February 25. 1992; effective September 25, 1991. 
Approved a? an emergency by the California Building Standards^ Com- 
mission on February 24. 1992. 

3. (OSItPD.EF 1/92) Emergency order by the Office of Statewide Health 
Planning and Development to amend Sections 7-111 and 7-191. Part 1, 
Tille 24, California Code of Regulations Filed a? an emergency order 
with the secretary of slate September I, 1992: effective September 1. 
1992. Approved as an emergency bv the California Building Standards 
Commission on August 27, 1992. 

4. 10SI IPD. EF ] /92. permanent) Emergency order by the Office of State- 
wide Heallh Planning and Developmeni to amend Sections 7-1 1 1 and 
7-191, Pari I, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. Filed as a per- 
manent order with the secretary of slate on March 9, 1993: effective 
March 9, 1993 Approved as a permanent order by the California Build- 
ing Standards Commission on March 5, 1993. 

5. lOSIIPD.EF 1.95)Emergency order by Ihe Office of Statewide Health 
Planning and Development to add Sections 7-300 through 7-305, Pari 
1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. Filed as an emergency 
order with the secretary of stale on September S, 1995; effective Sep- 
tembers, 1995. Approved as an emergency by Ihe California Building 
Standards Commission on September 7. 1995. 

6. (OSIIPD.EF ]/95,permanenU Emergency orderby the Ofllce of State- 
wide Heallh Planning and Developmeni to add Sections 7-300 through 
7-305, Part I, Tille 24, California Code of Regulations. Filed as a per- 
manent order with the secretary of slate on November 30. 1995. Since 
there were no changes, effective dale remains September E, 1995. 



ARTICLE 21 

PLAN REVIEW, BUILDING INSPECTION AND 

CERTIFICATION OF SURGICAL CLINICS, 

CHRONIC DIALYSIS CLINICS AND 

OUTPATIENT SERVICES CLINICS 

7^2100. Scope of responsibilities. 

(a) Except as otherwise provided in these regulations, a city 
or county building jiirisdiciion shall be responsible for plan 
review and building inspection of new construction or alter- 
ation of clinic facilities specified in 7-2100 (a) (I), (2), (3) and 
(4) and shall also provide certification that the clinic facilities 
identified in 7-2100 (a) (I ), (2) and (3) are in conformance with 
the applicable clinic provisions in the latest edition of the Cali- 
furniii Bifikling Suindards Code. For clinic facilities identified 
in 7-2100 (a) (1 ), (2) or (3), construction or alteration shall 
include buildings converted to the specific purpose. 

1. Surgical clinic as defined in Health and Safety Code. 
Section 1204(b)(1). 

2. Chronic dialysis clinic as defined in Health and Safety 
Code. Section 1204(b)(2). 

3. Surgical and/or chronic dialysis clinic building which is 
freestanding from a building where hospital services 
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4. Any building where iiospiial outpatient clinical ser- 
vices are provided that is freestanding from a hospital 
building, as defined in Health and Safety Code. Section 
129725 (a), except those buildings identified in 7-2100 
(a)(3). 

(b) The city or county shall not establish or apply building 
standards for the construction or alteration of hospital licensed 
freestanding clinics, as described in Section 7-2100 (a) (3) and 
(4), which are more restrictive or comprehensive than compa- 
rable building standards established or applied to clinic facili- 
ties which are not hospital licensed pursuant to Health and 
Safety Code, Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of 
Division 2. 

Aurhontj: ll^allh and Salely Code Seclions 18929 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: Hcallh and Safely Code Section 129SR5. 

7-210L Surgical clinic and clironic dialysis clinic project 
submittal to Mic local building jurisdiction. 

(a) The governing authority or owner of a clinic, as 
described in Section 7-2100 (a) 1 and 2, shall submit construc- 
tion plans to the city or county, as applicable, for plan review, 
building inspection and certification. Certification by the local 
building Jurisdiction shall indicate that the project clinic is in 
conformance with the applicable clinic provisions in the latest 
edition of the Ctilifoiuki Bitildlng SUimituds Code. 

Exception: NotwithstandingSection7-2 1 00(a)(I)and(2), 
the governing authority or owner may request the Office to 
perform the plan review and certification, pursuant to Sec- 
tion 7-2102. 

(b) Upon the clinic's initial submittal of project plans, the 
city or county shall advise the governing authority or owner, in 
writing, of its decision that plan review services will either 
include certification or not include certification. 

{c)lf the city or county indicates to the governing authority 
or owner that it will include certification with plan review of 
the specified clinic project, the city or county shall: 

1. Review plans to all applicable provisions in the latest 
edition of the Califonua Building Standards Code and; 

2. Provide written certification to the applicant within 30 
days of completion of construction thai the applicable 
clinic provisions have been met. 

(d) If the city or county indicates to the applicant that it will 
not include certification with plan review ofihe specified clinic 
project, the city or county shall review the plans to the provi- 
sions of the latest edition of the California Building Standards 
Code^ excluding the clinic provisions. The governing authority 
or owner shall also submit the following items to the Office: 

i. A completed application, design plans and specifica- 
tions for the clinic project, pursuant to Section 7-113, 
and; 

2. A fee. pursuant to Section 7-2106. 

(e) The Office shall review the plans and specifications to 
detenninewhetherornot the clinicproject meets the applicable 
clinic provisions in the latest edition of the Culiforniu Bidlding 
Standards Code. 

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written certification that the project design plans and 
specifications meet the clinic provisions in the latest edition of 
the California Building Standards Code. 

(g) Building construction inspection for the clinic project 
shall be performed by the local jurisdiction. 

7-2102- Request for Ihc oflicc to provide plan review for 
surgical clinics and chronic dialysis clinics. 

(a) If the governing authority or owner of a clinic, as 
described in Section 7-2100 (a) ( 1} or (2), elects to request the 
Oflice to provide plan review ser\'ices for a clinic project, in 
lieu of the city or county, the request shall be submitted to the 
Office in writing. The Office will consult with the applicable 
local building jurisdiction prior to acceptance or nonaccep- 
tance of the plan review request and subsequently notify the 
clinic, in writing, of its decision. 

(b) If the Office agrees to provide plan review and certifica- 
tion services for the governing authority or owner, the appli- 
cant shall submit the following items to the Office: 

[. A completed application, design plans and specifica- 
tions for the clinic project, pursuant to Section 7-113, 
and; 

2. A fee. pursuant to Section 7-2106. 

(c) The Office shall review the plans to all applicable provi- 
sions in the latest edition of the California Building Standards 
Code. 

(d) Upon completion of plan review and receipt of all appli- 
cable fees, the Office shall provide the applicant with written 
certification that the project design plans and specifications 
meet the applicable clinic provisions in the latest edition of the 
California Building Sloudords Code. 

(e) Building construction inspection for the project clinic 
shall be performed by the local building jurisdiction. There- 
fore, the governing authority or owner shall submit to the city 
or county applicable project documents required for these 
building inspection services. 

7-2103. Hospital outpatient services clinic project 
submittal to local building jurisdiction. 

(a) The hospital governing authority or owner of a freestand- 
ing outpatient services clinic, as described in Section 7-2100 
(a) (3) or (4). shall submit construction plans to the city or 
county, as applicable, for plan review and building inspection, 
pursuant to this section or may request the Office to perform 
plan review and building inspection, pursuant to Section 
7-2104. Certification by the local building jurisdiction that the 
project clinic is in conformance with the applicable clinic pro- 
visions in the latest edition of the Culiforniu Building Stan- 
dards Code is also required for clinics described in 7-2100 (a) 
(3). 

(b) If the hospital governing authority or owner of a clinic, as 
described in Section 7-2100 (a) (3), initially submits clinic 
plans to the city or county for plan review, the city or county 
shall respond to the clinic owner, in writing, stating its decision 
of whether or not the plan review will include certification. 

(c) If the city or county indicates to the hospital governing 
authority or owner that it will include certification with plan 
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L Review plans to all applicable provisions in the latest 
edition of the Caiifornkt Building Stanchtrds Code and; 

2. Provide written certification to the applicant within 30 
days of completion of construciion thai the applicable 
clinic provisions have been met. 

(d) If the city or county indicates to the hospital governing 
authority or owner that it will not include certification with 
plan review of the specified clinic project, the city or county 
shall review the plans to the provisions of the latest edition of 
the Cuii/brnrn Building Standards Code, excluding the clinic 
provisions. The applicant shall also submit the following items 
to the OfTice: 

\. A completed application, design plans and specifica- 
tions for the clinic project, pursuant to Section 7-1 13, 
and; 

2. A fee, pursuant to Section 7-2106. 

(e) The Office shall review the plans and specifications for 
certification to detennine whether or not the clinic project 
meets the applicable clinic provisions in the latest edition of the 
Cidijorniu Building Slnndnrds Code. 

(f) Upon completion of plan review and receipt of all appli- 
cable fees, the OfTice shall provide the clinic applicant with 
certification that the project design plans and specifications 
meet the applicable clinic provisions in the latest edition of the 
California Building Standards Code. 

(g) Building construction inspection for the project clinic 
shall be performed by the local building jurisdiction. 

7-2104. Plan review and building inspection by the ofHce 
for hospital outpatient services clinics. 

(a) The hospital governing auihoriiy, as described in Section 
7-2100 (a) (3) or (4), may request that the Office perform plan 
reviewandbuildinginspectionforacluiicproject, inlieuof the 
city or county performing these ser\'ices. This request shall be 
submitted to the Office in writing. 

(b) The Office shall perform the requested plan review and 
building inspection services when the hospital governing 
authority submits the following items to the Office: 

L A completed application, design plans and specifica- 
tions for the clink project, pursuant to Section 7-1 13; 
and 

2. Afee, pursuant to Section 7-2106. 

(c) For clinic facilities described in Section 7-2100 (a) 0}> 
upon completion of the building construction and receipt of all 
applicable fees, the OfTice will provide certification that the 
plans and construction comply with the applicable provisions 
in the California Building Standards Code. 

(d) Aclinic building which has been accepted by the Office, 
pursuant to paragraph (a)of this section, shall remain under the 
jurisdiction of the Office for plan review and building inspec- 
tion of any subsequent alterations, unless the hospital govern- 
ing authority or owner submits written notification to the 
OfTice. requesting the applicable city or county building juris- 
diction to conduct plan review and building inspection for sub- 
sequent construction projects of the specified clinic. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 13129 and 129675-130070 
RcFcrcnct: FIcallh and Safely Code Section 129SS5. 



7-2105. ^'Hospital Building'^ dcsignalion of a freestanding 
hospital-owned clinic. 

(a) A building which is under the Office's jurisdiction, pur- 
suant to Section 7-2104 (d) may be designated as a ^'hospital 
building'' by the hospital governing authority or owner imder 
the following conditions: 

1. The hospital governing authority or owner submits 
written notification to the Office indicating the determi- 
nation to designate the building as a "hospital building" 
and; 

2. The subject building remains under the jurisdiction of 
the Office for plan review and building inspection. 

(b) A building designated as a 'liospital building,'^ pursuant 
to Section 7-2 105 (a), shall be reviewed and inspected to verify 
compliance with the standards and requirements for a hospital 
building, as defined in Health and Safely Code, Part 7, Chapter 
K (commencing with Section 129675). 

7-2106- Fees for review of specified clinics. 

(a) Fees for plan review services of clinic buildings 
described in Section 7-2 100 (a) K2 and 3, shall be in an amount 
not to exceed the actual cost of performing the services. 

Exception: When the Office accepts a request from the hos- 
pital governing authority or owner to perfonn plan review 
and building inspection services for those buildings 
described in Section 7-2100 (a) 3, the fee requirements of 
Section 7-133 (a)( 1) which apply to hospital buildings shall 
also apply to the project building. 

{b) When the Office accepts a request from the hospital gov- 
erning authority or owner to perfonn plan review and building 
inspection services for those buildings described in Section 
7-2100 (a) (4). the fee requirements of Section 7-133 (a) (1) 
whichapply to hospital buildings shall also apply to the project 
building. 

(c) Fees shall be paid as follows: 

1. A nonrefundable filing fee of S250.00shall accompany 
the application for plan review. This filing fee will be 
applied toward the total fees due for the project. 

2. After a preliminary review of the required documents 
received and determination of the services to be per- 
formed, the Office will provide an estimate of the total 
review fee due based on costs to be incurred. 

3. The applicant shall submit payment ofthe estimated fee 
prior to start ofthe plan review and building inspection 
services. 

4. If during the review/inspection process it appears that 
actual costs will exceed the estimate by more than five 
percent (5%), the applicant will be infomied that addi- 
tional fees, not to exceed the actual cost will be due and 
payable immediately upon project completion. 

5. All applicable fees for a completed project shall be paid 
prior to certification by the Office. 

Authority: lleallh and S ale ly Code Seclions 18929 and 129675-130070. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Seclion 129SS5, 

7-2107, Fee refund, 

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1. The written request must be submitted to the office 
within: 

a. One year of the date of written certification of com- 
pliance with the applicable clinic provisions. 

b. One year of the date the project is withdrawn by the 
applicant. 

c. The time limits specified in Section 7-134 forbuild- 
ingis} as described in Section 7-2104. 

2. No refund shall be issued before written certification is 
provided, or the project is withdrawn or closed. 

3. Refunds shall be exclusive of the S250 filing fee. 

4. Refunds shall he calculated pursuant to Section 
7-2[07(b).(c)or{d). 

(b) Fees paid for a project, involving a building(s) as 
described in Section 7-2100(a)(l), (2) or (3), which exceed the 
actual cost for perfonning plan review and inspection services 
by more than five percent (5%), shall be refunded by the 
Office. 

Exception: Refunds for building(s) described in Section 
7-2104 shall be calculated pursuant to the applicable 
requirements of Section 7-134. 

(c) If an applicant withdraws a project that has been submit- 
ted to the Office for plan review ofabuilding(s), as described in 
Section 7-2100 (a) (I), (2) or (3). the unexpended balance of 
fees paid to the Office for actual cost of plan review services 
provided shall be refunded to the applicant. 

Exception: Refunds for huilding(s) described in Section 
7-2104 shall be calculated pursuant to the applicable 
requirements of Section 7-134. 

(d) If an applicant requests a refund of fees for a project that 
has been submitted to the Office for plan review and building 
inspection, as described in Section 7-2IOO(a) (4). a lee may be 
refunded to the applicant pursuant to the applicable require- 
ments of Section 7-134. 

Autbority: Heallh and Safely Code Seclions 1226, 1K929 and 

12967^-130070. 

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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 7 

Administrative Regulations for the 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Developmenl 

(Title 24* Part 1* California Code of Regulations) 



The format of the history notes has been changed to be consis- 
tent with the other parts of the CaHfomiu Building Standards 
Code. The history notes for prior changes remain within the 
text of this code. 

L (OSHPD |/Q7)Regubrorderhy the Office ofStatewide 
Health and Planning and Development to amend Chapters 6 
and 7 as a result of SB 1953. Filed at the secretary of state on 
March 25, 1998: effective March 25, 1998. Approved by the 
California Building Standards Commission on March 18, 
1998. 

2. (OSHPD-EF 1/98) Emergency order by the Office of 
Statewide Health Planning and Developmentto adopt adminis- 
trative regulations specific to Hospital Inspector Citizen- 
ship/Alien Certification. Filed at the secretary of state on 
March 25. 1998; effective March 25, 1998. Approved by the 
California Building Standards Commission on March 18, 
1998. 

3. BSC 1997 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle (OSHPD 
1/97, OSHPD 2/97, OSHPD 3/97). Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on May 6, 1998. Filed at the 
secretary of state's office on September 29, 1998, effective 
October 29, 1998. 

4. Erratum to correct printing errors. Correction to Section 
7-101 to change the date of the Alfred E. Alquist Actto 1983. 
Correction of grammatical error in Section 7-111. Publication 
date February 15,2001. 

5. (OSHPD 9/99) Testing, Inspection, and Observation Pro- 
gram. Various sections in Chapter 7. Approved as submitted by 
the California Building Standards Commission on May 24, 
2000. Filed with the Secretary of State on June 8, 2000, effec- 
tive July 7, 2000. 

6. (OSHPD 10/99) Filing Fee/Personal Knowledge Veri- 
fied Reports. Amend Sections 7-103, 7-111, 7-113, 7-133, 
7-151. Approved as submitted by the California Building Stan- 
dards Commission on May 24, 2000. Filed with the Secretary 
of State on June 8, 2000, effective July 7, 2000. 

7. (OSHPD 3/99) Class C Hospital Inspector. Amend Sec- 
tions 7-200, 7-204, 7-206. Approved as submitted by the Cali- 
fornia Building Standards Commission on May 24, 2000. Filed 
with the Secretary of Slate on June 8, 2000, effective July 7, 
2000. 

8. (OSHPD 01/01) 7-115 Preparation of Plans and Specifi- 
cations. 7-152 Supplantation of an Architect, Engineer or 
Inspector of Record, Special Inspector or Contractor. 
Approved as submitted by the California Building Standards 
Commission on September 25, 2001. Files with the Secretary 
of State on November 6, 2001, effective December 6, 2001. 

9. October 1, 2002 Errata adding Number 8 above. 

10. (OSHPD EF 01/02) Amend Chapter 6 and 7 of Part 1. 
Approved as emergency by the California Building Standards 



Commission on January 1 5, 2003, and filed with the Secretary 
of State on January 16, 2003. Effective January 16, 2003. 

11. (OSHPD 4/02) Chapter 7, amend various sections. 
Safety Standards for Health Facilities. Article 3, Section 7- 125, 
Final Review of Plans and Specification. Article 3, Section 
7-129, Time Limitations for Approval. Article 4, Section 
7-135, Time of Beginning Construction. Article 4, Section 
7-141, Administration of Construction. Article 4, Section 
7-l55,Final Approval of the Work. Article 19, Section 7-203, 
Applying for the Certification Examination. Article 21, Sec- 
tion 7-2100 through 7-2106, Scope of Responsibilities. 
Approved by the Building Standards Commission on May 14, 
2003 and effective June 13,2003. 

12. (OSHPD EF 01/02) Amend Chapters 6 and 7 of Part 1. 
Approved as permanent emergency by the California Building 
Standard.s Commission. Permanent approval on May 14,2003. 
Certification of Compliance filed with ihe Secretary of State on 
May 15,2003. Effective January 16,2003. 

13. (OSHPD 01/04) Amend Chapter6, Article 1 for change 
in Seismic Performance Category nonconforming building. 
Amend Chapter 7, Article 3 for plan review. Article 4 for con- 
struction inspection. Article 5 for appeals to the Hospital 
Building Safety Board, Article 6 for contract services. Article 
19 for certification of hospital inspectors, and Article 21 for 
fees for review of specified clinics. Filed with Secretary of 
State on May 23, 2006, and effective on the 30th day of filing 
with the Secretary of State. 

14. (OSHPD 01/06) Amendments to administrative stan- 
dards for the review and construction of health facilities: prep- 
aration of plans and specifications. Hospital Inspector 
certification, and plan review and inspection of outpatient clin- 
ics. Filed with the Secretary of State on February 15, 2007, and 
effective 30 days thereafter. 

15. (OSHPD EF 01/07) Amend Title 24, Part I, Chapter 7, 
Article 1 , Article 2, Article 3, Article 20. Approved by the Cali- 
fornia Building Standards Commission on July 1 9, 2007. Filed 
with Secretary of Stale on July 20, 2007, effective on July 20, 
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CHAPTER 8 



ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES (DHS) 



ARTICLE 1 
PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS 

8-100. Plans and specifications. 

(a) A person proposing lo construct, reconstruct or alter a 
swimming pool or auxiliary structure or equipment shall sub- 
mit legible plans and specifications to the enforcing agent for 
review and written approval pdorlocommencingtlie work and 
in advance of tlie issuance of any building, plumbing or electri- 
cal permit. 

(b) Plans submitted for approval pursuant to this section 
shall be drawn to a scale of I centimeter equals 0.48 meters { U 
inch equals 1 foot), except that plans for spa pools shall be 
drawn to a scale of I centimeter equals 0.12 meters {I inch 
equals 1 foot). 

(c) The enforcing agent may require the submission of such 
additional information as may be required to determine the 
compliance of plans and specifications submitted for approval. 

(d) Within 30 days of the receipt of plans and specifications, 
the enforcing agent shall notify the person submitting the plans 
and specifications of their approval or disapproval. 

Aulhority: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 20S and 24102. 
Reference: Heallh and Safely Code Section 24101.1. 

S-IOL Construction. 

(a) Swimming pools shall be constructed, reconstructed or 
altered in compliance with plans approved pursuant to Section 
8-100, unless written approval of variance from such plans is 
obtained from the enforcing agent. 

(b) Swimming pools shall confonn to the requirements of 
Chapter 90, Part 2. Title 24, California Code of Regulations. 

Aulfaorily: Healtli and Safely Code Seclions 20S and 24102. 
Reference: Henllh and Safely Code Section 2410KK 



ARTICLE 2 
RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS 

S-200. Adoption of the most recent edition of the Viuform 

Alechttiikiil Cade. Chapter 5. Part 2, Tiile24, California Code 
of Regulations, shall be the commercial hood and kitchen ven- 
tilation standards for retail food establishments as defined in 
Title 17. California Code of Regulations, Section 12100 (a). 

Au(hQrity:HeflllhandSflfely Code Sections20a, 28694,28694. 5 and2SB63. 
Reference: Flealth and Safely Code Sections 2S196. 2S54? and 2SS:i6. 
HISTORY: 

I. New Article 10.4 (Sections 13670-13671) filed 9-1 S-KOielfeclive ihir- 
tielh day IhereailerfRegisrlerSO. No. 3S). 

8-201. Building plan approval. 

(a) Building plans for new construction or remodeling of 
kitchen ventilation systems in retail food establishments shall 
be submitted for review and approval to either the local health 
officer or a duly authorized registered sanitarian. 



(b) Construction or installation shall not begin without prior 
written approval that the building plan complies with the 
requirements of Section 8-200. 

AurhorityiHeallh and Sately Code Sections 20S.2S694. 28694. 5 and 2SS63. 
Reference: I leallh and Safely Code Seclions 2S 196. 28545, 2SS26 and 28865. 



ARTICLES 
ORGANIZED CAMPS 

8-300. Building structures. 

(a) Plans and specifications shall be approved by the local 
enforcing agency prior to start of any construction. 

(b) Every building or structure shall be designed and con- 
structed in accordance with the Ciilijbniiii Bu'iUHug Code. Part 
2, Title 24. California Code of Regulations and Section 19150 
of the Health and Safety Code. 

(c) Every building or structure shall be inspected during its 
construction. Upon completion of construction, the person, 
firm or corporation responsible for its design, shall certify in 
writing to the local enforcing agency that the building or struc- 
ture was. in fact, constructed in accordance with the approved 
plans and specifications therefor. 

(d) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Department of 
Health Services or local enforcing agency, from contracting 
with the OfTice of the State Architect of the Department of Gen- 
eral Services or any private or other governmental agency for 
the review of design and performance of inspection of con- 
struction of camp buildings and structures, in accordance with 
the provisions of this section. 

.\ulhorily: lleadh and Safely Code Seclions 20S and 18397.2. 
Rcferenee: Heallh and Safely Code Sections lSS97,Zflnd lS944(a). 
HISTORY: 

I. Amendment filed 3-5-71: eflective Ihirliedi day ihereafler. Approved 
bv Slale Building Standards Commission 2-26-71 (Register 71. No. 

lb). 

1. Amendment filed 1 1-2S-S0: effective tliirlielh day thereafter (Regisler 

SO, No. 4B). 
3, Amendment Filed 4-2S-S6; effeclive thirtlelli day thereafter (Regi&ter 

B6. No. IB). 



ARTICLE 4 
HOSPITALS 

S-'400. Alterations to existing buildings or new construc- 
tion. 

(a) Alterations to existing buildings licen.sed a.s hospitals or 
new constructions shall be in conformance with Chapter 4A, 
Part 1, TitJe 24, California Code of Regulations. 

(b) Hospitals licensed and in operation prior to ihe effective 
date of changes in these regulations shall not be required to 
institute corrective alterations or construction to comply with 
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Department determines that a definite hazard to health and 
safety exists. Any hospital for which preliminary or working 
drawings and specifications have been approved by the 
Departmentprior to the effective date of changes to these regu- 
lations shall not be required to comply with such changes pro- 
vided substantial, actual construction is commenced within 
one year after the effective date of such changes. 

S-40L Application for arcliitectural plan review. 

(a) Drawings and specifications for alterations to existing 
buildings or new construction shall be submitted to the Depart- 
ment for approval and shall be accompanied by an application 
for plan review on forms furnished by the DeparimenL The 
application shall: 

1 . Identify and describe the work to be covered by the plan 
review for which the application is made. 

2. Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be 
done, by lot, block, tract or house and street address or 
similar description that will readily identify and defi- 
nitely locate the proposed building or work. 

3. Show the present and proposed use or occupancy of all 
parts of the building or buildings. 

4. State the number of square meters (feet) of floor area 
involved in new construction and in alterations. 

5. Give such other information as may be required by the 
Department for unusual design circumstances. 

6. Be signed by the person designing the work or the 
owner of ihe work. 

(b) The application for plan review shall also inciude a writ- 
ten statement that a description of the proposed work has been 
submitted to the Area Comprehensive Health Planning Agency 
approved by the State Advisory Health Council pursuant to 
Section 437,7 oftheHeaUh and Safety Code. 



ARTICLE 5 
ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS 

S'SOO. Alterations to existing buildings or new construc- 
tion. 

(a) Alterations to existing buildings licensed as hospitals or 
new construction shall be in conformance with Chapter 4A. 
Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. 

(b) Hospitals licensed and in operation prior to the effective 
date of changes in these regulations shall not be required to 
institute corrective alterations or construction to comply with 
such changes except where specifically required or where the 
Department determines that a definite hazard to health and 
safety exists. Any hospital for which preliminary or working 
drawings and specifications have been approved by tbe 
Departmentprior to the efTective date of changes to these regu- 
lations shall not be required to comply witb such changes pro- 
vided substantial, actual construction is commenced within 
one year after the effective dale of such changes. 

8-50L Application for plan review. 

(a) Drawings and specifications for alterations to existing 
buildings or new construction shall be submitted to the Depart- 
ment for approval and shall be accompanied by an application 



for plan review on forms furnished by the Department. The 
application shall: 

1. Identify and describethe work to be covered by the plan 
review for which the application is made. 

2. Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be 
done, by lot, block, tract or house and street address or 
similar description that will readily identify and defi- 
nitely locate the proposed building or work. 

3. Show the present and proposed use or occupancy of all 
parts of the building or buildings. 

4. State the number of square meters (square feet) of fioor 
area involved in new construction and in alterations. 

5. Give such other infonnation as may be required by the 
Department for unusual design circumstances. 

6. Be signed by the person designing the work or the 
owner of the work. 

(b) The application for plan review shall also include a writ- 
ten statement tbat a description of the proposed work has been 
submitted to the Area Comprehensive Health Planning Agency 
approved by the State Advisory Health Council pursuant to 
Section 437.7 of the Health and Safety Code. 



ARTICLE 6 
SKILLED NURSING 

S-600. Alterations to existing buildings or new construc- 
tion. 

(a) Alterations to existing buildings licensed as skilled nurs- 
ing facilities or new construction shall be in conformance with 
Chapter 4A, Part 2, Title 24, California Code of Regulations 
and requirements of the Slate Fire Marshal. 

(b) Facilities licensed and in operation prior to the effective 
dale of changes in construction regulations shall not be 
required to institute corrective alterations or construction to 
comply with such new requirements except where specifically 
required or where the Department determined in writing that a 
definite hazard to health and safety exists. Any facility for 
which preliminary or working drawings and specifications 
have been approved by the Department prior to the effective 
date of changes to construction regulations shall not be 
required to comply with such new requirements provided sub- 
stantial actual construction is commenced within one year of 
the efTective date of such new requirements. 

(c) All facilities shall maintain in operating condition all 
buildings, fixtures and spaces in the numbers and types as spec- 
ified in the construction requirements under which the facility 
or unit was first licensed. 

Auchority: Ikallh and Salely Code SecUons 20B (a) and 1275. 
RtTcrcnpc: Health and Safety Code Section 1276. 



ARTICLE? 
INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES 

8-700. Safety^, zoning and building clearance. 

(a) Architectural plans shall not be approved and a license 
shall not be originally issued to any intermediate care facility 
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requirements on seismic safety, fire and life safety, and envi- 
ronmental impact, and to local fire safety, zoning and building 
ordinances, evidence of which shall be presented in writing to 
the Department. 

(b) It shall be the responsibility of Ihe licensee to maintain 
the intermediate care facility in a safe structural condition. If 
the Deparimem determines in a written report submitted to the 
hcensee that an evaluation of the structural condition of an 
intermediate care facility building is necessary, the licensee 
may be required to submit a report by a licensed structural engi- 
neer which shall establish a basis for eliminating or correcting 
the structural conditions which may be hazardous to occupants. 

(c) The facility shall meet the seismic safety requirements, if 
any. prescribed by Section 15001 of the Health and Safety 
Code. 

8^701. AlteratioDS to existing buildings or nc^v coDstruc- 
tion. 

(a) Alterations to existing buildings licensed as intermediate 
care facilities ornew construction shall be in conformance with 
Chapter 4A. Part 2. Title 24, California Code of Regulations. 

(b) Intermediate care facilities licensed and in operation 
prior to the effective date of changes in construction regula- 
tions shall not be required to institute corrective alterations or 
construction to comply with such new requirements except 
where specifically required or where the Department deter- 
mines that a definite hazard to health and safety exists. Any 
intermediate care facility for which preliminary or working 
drawings and specifications have been approved by the 
Department prior to the effective date of changes to construc- 
tion regulations shall not be required to comply with such new 
requirements provided substantial actual construction is com- 
menced within one year of the effective date of such new 
requirements. 

(c) All intermediate care facihties shall maintain in operat- 
ing condition all buildings, fixtures and spaces in the numbers 
and types as specified in the construction requirements under 
which the intennediate care facility or unit was first licensed. 

S-702. Application for plan review. 

(a) Drawings and specifications for alterations to existing 
buildings or new construction shall be submitted to the Depart- 
ment for approval and shall be accompanied by an application 
for plan review on forms furnished by the Department. The 
application shall: 

1 . Identify and describe the work to be covered by the plan 
review for which the application is made. 

2. Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be 
done, by lot, block, tract or house and street address or 
similar description that will readily identify and defi- 
nitely locate the proposed building or work. 

3. Show the present and proposed use or occupancy of all 
parts of the building or buildings. 

4. State the number of square meters (square feet) of floor 
area involved in new construction and in alterations. 

5. Give such other information as may be required by the 
Department for unusual design circumstances. 



6. Be signed by the person designing the work or the 
owner of the work. 

(b) The application for plan review shall also include a writ- 
ten statement that a description of the proposed work has been 
submitted to the Area Comprehensive Health Planning Agency 
approved by the State Advisory Health Council pursuant to 
Section 437.7 of the Health and Safety Code. 



ARTICLES 

INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE 

DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED 

8-800. Alterations to existing buildings or new construc- 
tion. 

(a) Alterations to existing buildings licensed as intermediate 
care facilities for the developmentally disabled or new con- 
struction shall be in confonnance with Chapter 4 A, Part 2, Title 
24, California Code of Regulations. 

(b) Facilities licensed or exempt from licensure and in opera- 
tion prior to the effective date of changes in construction regu- 
lations shall not be required to institute corrective alterations or 
construction to comply with such new requirements except 
where specifically required or where the Department deter- 
mines in writing that a definite hazard to health and safety 
exists. Any facility for which preliminary or working drawings 
and specifications have been approved by the Department prior 
to the effective date of changes to construction regulations 
shall not be required to comply with such new requirements 
provided substantial actual construction is commenced within 
one year of the effective date of such new requirements. 

(c) All facilities shall maintain in operating condition all 
buildings, fixtures and spaces in the numbers and types as spec- 
ified in the construction requirements under which the facility 
or unit was first licensed. 

Aulharily: HeaEtii and Safety Code Section 208 [a). 
Reference: Hcallh and Safely Code Sections 1276 and 15007. 

S-SOL Application for plan review- Drawings and specifica- 
tions for alterations to existing buildings or new construction 
shall be submitted to the Department for approval and shall be 
accompanied by an application for plan review on forms fur- 
nished by the Department. The application shall meet the 
requirements ofCalifomia Code of Regulations. Title 22, Divi- 
sion 7, Chapter 6, Article K Sections 93001 through 93019. 

Aulhonty: llea[Eh and Safely Cade Seclion 20S (a) 
RofercDce: Health and Safety Code Sections 1276 and 15007. 



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ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (CEC) 



ARTICLE 1 
ENERGY BUILDING REGULATIONS 

10-lOL Scope. 

(a) This article contains administrative regulations relatitig 
to the energy building regulations in Title 24, Part 6. This arti- 
cle applies to all residential and nonresidential buildings. 

(b) Nothing in this article lessens any necessary qualifica- 
tions or responsibilities of licensed or registered building pro- 
fessionals or other designers or builders, or the duties of 
enforcement agencies, that exist under state or local law. 

Aurhority: Sections 2^402 and 25402. L Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclions 25402 and 25402 ] . Public Resourcf s Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. NewArlicle 1 jSeciion 1401) iKed 5-3-76: effeclivelhirlielh day Ihere- 
afler (Regisler 76. No. L9). 

2. Amendmeni llled S-1 7-77; designated effective 3-11-78 (Regisler 77. 
No. 34). 

3. Repealer of Anicle I {Secdon 1401) and new Article I (Sections 
140M40S, iiol consecutive) filed 12-9-81; designaled effeclive 
7-1-82 (Refiisler8l, No. 50). 

4. Amendmeni filed 12-27-84; designoled eifeclive 1-1-85 pursuant lo 
Go vemmenl Code Section II 34b. 2 (d) iRegisler S4. No. 52]. 

10-102. Definitions. In this article the following definitions 
apply: 

ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS are "acceptance 
requirements for code compliance" as defined in Section lOI 
(b) of Part 6. 

ALTERNATIVE CALCULATION METHOD 
APPROVAL MANUAL or "ACM Manual" is the Alternative 
Calculation Method (ACM) Approval Manual for the 2005 
Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings 
(P4OO-03-00IF) for nonresidential buildings, hotels and multi- 
family residential buildings with four or more stories and the 
Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Approval Manual for 
the 2005 Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Build- 
ings (P400-03-003) for all single-family and low-rise 
multi-family residential buildings. 

APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS are the reg- 
ulations in Title 20, Section 1601 etSeq. of the California Code 
of Regulations. 

APPROVED CALCULATION METHOD is a PiLblic 
Domain Computer Program approved under Section 10-109 



(a), or any Alternative Calculation Method approved under 
Section 10-109 (b). 

BUILDING PERMIT is an electrical, plumbing, mechanical, 
building or other permit or approval, that is issued by an 
enforcement agency, and thai authorizes any construction that 
is subject to Part 6. 

COMMISSION is the State Energy Resources Conservation 
and Development Commission. 

COMPLIANCE APPROACH is any one of the allowable 
methods by which the design and construction of a building 
may be demonstrated lobe incompliance with Part 6. The com- 
pliance approaches are the performance compliance approach 
and the prescriptive compliance approach. The requirements 
for each compliance approach are set forth in Section 100 (e) 2 
of Part 6. 

CONDITIONED FLOOR AREA is conditioned fioor area*' 

as defined in Section 101 (b) of Part 6. 

CRRC-1 is the Cool Roof Rating Council document entitled 
"Product Rating Program." 

ENERGY BUDGET is the "energy budget" as defined in Sec- 
tion IOI(b)ofPart6. 

ENFORCEMENT AGENCY is the city, county or state 
agency responsible for issuing a building permit. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is the executive director of the 
Commission. 

HVAC SYSTEM is the "HVAC system" as defined in Section 
IOI(b)ofPart 6. 

MANUFACTURED DEVICE is "manufactured device*^ as 
defined in Section 101(b) of Part 6, 

NFRC 100 is the National Fenestration Rating Council docu- 
ment entitled ''NFRC 100: Procediue for Delenuining Fenes- 
tration Product U-factors." (1997 or November 2002; NFRC 
100 includes procedures for site built fenestration fonnerly 
included in a separate document, NFRC lOO-SB) 

NFRC 200 is the National Fenestration Rating Council docu- 
ment entitled ''NFRC 200: Procediue for Determining Fenes- 
tration Product Solar Heat Gain Coefficients and Visible 
Transmittance at Normal Incidence." (1995 or November 
2002)- 



Either the 1997 edition or (he November 2002 edition may be uiied for product rating prior to April I 2004. ProducI raMitg^ authorized bv NFRC 
prior lo April I 2004 are valid for Ihe full certiflcalion period. Beginning April 1 2004 only die November 2002 edilion may be u^ed for new 
produci rating. 

Either ihe 1995 edition or the November 2002 edilion may be used tor produci ralmg prior lo April I 2004. ProducI ratings authorized by NFRC 
prior lo April I 2004 are valid for the full certiflcalion period. Beginning April 1 2004 only the November 2002 edilion may be used tor new 
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NFRC 400 is Ihe National Fenestration Rating Council docu- 
ment entitled ""NFRC 400: Procedure for Determining Fenes- 
tration Product Air Leakage." (1995 or January 2002)' 

PART 6 is Title 24, Part 6 of the California Code of Regula- 
tions. 

PUBLIC ADVISER is the Public Adviserof the Commission. 

J?-VALLIE is the measure of the thermal resistance of insula- 
tion oranymaterialor building component expressed in fl"-hr° 
F/Btu. 

RECORD DRAWINGS are drawings that document the as 
installed location and performance data on all lighting and 
space conditioning system components, devices, appliances 
and equipment, including but not limited to wiring sequences. 
control sequences, ductand pipe distribution system layout and 
sizes, space conditioning system terminal device layout and air 
flow rates, bydronic system and flow rales, and connections for 
the space conditioning system. Record drawings are some- 
times called '^is builts.'' 

Aulhority: Sections 25402 and 25402. 1 , Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclions 25402 and 25402.1. Public Resources Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. Amendmeni filed 12-27-S4; designoled etteclive 1-1-85 pursuonl lo 
Govemmeni Code Section 1 1346.2 (d) (Regisler S4, No. 52). 

2. Amendment filed 12-4-B6; efTeclive thirtielh day [bercHftcr (Register 
37, No. 1). 

1. {CEC 1/92) Regular order by Ihe California Energy Commission lo 
amend Section 10-102. Part I, Title 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Filed with the secretary of slate June 12, l')')2' publicalion dale 
July 15. 1 992; elYeclive 30 days Iherealter. Approved as a regular order 
by the California Building Standards Commission on June B, 1992. 

4. (CEC 1/94) Regular order by ihe California Energy Commission lo 
amend Section 10-102. Part 6, Tille 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Filed with Ihe secretary of stale May 24^ 1995; effective 30 days 
thereafter. Approvedasaregular order by the California Building Slan- 
dards Commission on Mav 23, 1995 

10-103. Permit certificate, informational and enforcement 
requirements for designers, installers, builders, manufac- 
turers and suppliers. 

(a) Doeumentation. 

1 . Certificate of Compliance. The Cerlificate(s) of Com- 
pliance described in Section 10-103 shall be signed by 
the person(s) responsible for the building design lo cer- 
tify confonnance with Part 6. The signer{s) shall be eli- 
gible under Division 3 of the Business and Professions 
Code to sign such documents. If more than one person 
has responsibility for building design, each person may 
sign the document or documents applicable to that por- 
tion of the design for which the person is responsible. 
Alternatively, the person with chief responsibility for 
design mayprepare and sign the document for the entire 
design. 

Subject to the preceding paragraph, persons who pre- 
pare energy compliance documentation shall sign a 



statement that the documentation is accurate and 
complete. 
2. Application for a building permit. Each application 
for a building permit subject lo Part 6. shall contain at 
least one copy of the documents listed in Sections 
10-103 (a) 2 A, 10-103 (a) 2 Band 10-103 (a) 2 C. 

A. For all newly constructed buildings, additions, alter- 
ations or repairs regulated by Part 6, the applicant 
shall file the appropriate Certificale(s) of Compli- 
ance on the plans. The certificate(s) shall indicate 
the features and performance specifications needed 
to comply with Pan 6. and shall be approved by the 
local enforcement agency by stamp or authorized 
signature. The Certificate(s) of Compliance and sup- 
porting documentation shall be readily legible and 
of substantially similar fonnat and informational 
order and content to the appropriate Certificate(s) of 
Compliance and supporting documentation in the 
appropriate Residential or Nonresidential Manual, 
as defined in Part 6. 

B. Plans and specifications submitted with each appH- 
cationfora building permit shall show the character- 
istics of each feature, material, component and 
manufactured device proposed to be installed in 
order to have the building meet the requirements of 
Part 6, and of any other feature, material, component 
or manufactured device that Part 6 requires be indi- 
cated on the plans and specifications. Plans and 
specifications submitted with each application for a 
building permit for nonresidential buildings, 
highrise residential buildings, and hotels and motels 
shall provide acceptance requirements for code 
compliance of each feature, material, component or 
manufactured device when acceptance requirements 
are required under Part 6. Plans and specifications 
for nonresidential buildings, highrise residential 
buildings, and hotels and motels shall require that 
within 90 days after the enforcement agency issues a 
final occupancy permit, record drawings be pro- 
vided to the building owner. If any characteristic is 
materially changed before final construction and 
installation, such that the building may no longer 
comply with Part 6, the building must be brought 
back into compliance and so indicated on amended 
plans, specifications, and Certificate(s) of Compli- 
ance and shall be submitted to Ihe enforcement 
agency. Such characteristics shall include the effi- 
ciency (or othercharacteristic regulated by Part 6) of 
each device. 

C. All documeniation necessary to demonstrate com- 
pliance for the building, and of the sections of Part 6 
with which the building is intended to comply shall 
be submitted with each application for a building 



Either the 1995 edition or Ihe January 2002 editiou may be used for product rating prior lo April I 2004. Produci ratings authorized by NFRC 
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permit. The forms used to demonstrate compliance 
shall be readily legible and of substantially similar 
fonnat and infonnational order and content to the 
appropriate forms in the Residential or Nonresiden- 
tial Manual, as defined in Part 6. 

3- iDstallation certificate. 

A. The person with overall responsibility for construc- 
tion or the person or persons responsible for the 
installation of regulated manufactured devices shall 
post, or make available with the building permii(s) 
issued for the building, the Installation Certiricate(s) 
for manufactured devices regulated by ihe Appli- 
ance Efficiency Regulations or Part 6. Such Installa- 
tion Certificate(s) shall be made available to the 
enforcement agency for all appropriate inspections. 
These certificates shall; 

(1) Identify features required to verify compliance 
with the Appliance Efficiency Regulations and 
Part 6. 

(2) Include a statement indicating that the installed 
devices conform to the Appliance Efficiency 
Regulations and Part 6 and the requirements for 
such devices given in the plans and specifica- 
tions approved by the local enforcement agency. 

(3) State the number of the building permit under 
which the construction or installation was per- 
formed. 

(4) Be signed by the individual eligible under Divi- 
sion 3 of the Business and Professions Code to 
accept responsibility for construction, or their 
authorized representative. If more than one per- 
son has responsibility for building construction, 
each person may prepare and sign Ihe part of the 
document applicable to the portion of Ihe con- 
struction for which they are responsible; alterna- 
tively, the person with chief responsibility for 
construction may prepare and sign the document 
for the entire construction. 

B. The enforcement agency may require the person 
with overall responsibility for the construction to 
provide any other reasonable information to deter- 
mine that the building as constructed is consistent 
with approved plans and specifications and com- 
plies with Part 6. 

C. Ifconstniction on any portion ofthe building subject 
to Part 6 will be impossible to inspect because of 
subsequent construction, the enforcement agency 
may require the installation certificate{s) to be 
posted upon completion of that portion. 

4. Insulation certificate. After installing walL ceiling or 
floor insulation, the installershall make available to Ihe 
enforcement agency or post in a conspicuous location 
in the building a certificate signed by the installer stat- 
ing that the installation is consistent with the plans and 
specifications described in Section 10-103 (a) 2 A and 
for which the building permit was issued and conforms 
with the requirements of Part 6. The certificate shall 



also state the manufacturer's name and material identi- 
fication, the installed ff-value. and (in applications of 
loose-fill insulation) the minimum installed weight per 
square foot consistent with the manufacturer's labeled 
installed design density for the desired fl-value. 

Exception to Section 10-103 (r): Enforcing agencies 
may exempi nonresidential buildings that have no 
more than 1 ,000 square feet of conditioned floor area 
in the entire building and an occupant load of 49 per- 
sons or less from the documentation requirements of 
Section 10-103 (a), provided a statement of compli- 
ance with Part 6 is submitted and signed by a licensed 
engineer or the licensed architect with chief responsi- 
bility for ihe design. 

(h) Certificate of acceptance. For all new nonresidential 
buildings, high-rise residential buildings and hotels and motels 
designated to allow use of an occupancy group or type regu- 
lated by Pari 6. ihe applicant shall file Certificate(s) of Accep- 
tance with the enforcement agency prior to receiving a final 
occupancy permit. The signer(s) shall be eligible under Divi- 
sion 3 ofthe Business and Professions Code to sign such docu- 
ments. The certificate(s) shall be readily legible and of 
substantially similar format and infontiational order and con- 
tent to Ihe Certificate(s) of Acceptance in Ihe Nonresidential 
Manual, as defined in Part 6. The certiricate(s ) shall be 
approved by the local enforcement agency by stamp or autho- 
rized signature and shall indicate that: 

1. The applicant has demonstrated acceptance require- 
ments as indicated in the plans and specifications sub- 
mitted under Seclion 10-103 (a): 

2. Installation certificates described in Section 10-I03(a) 
3 are posted, or made available with the building per- 
mit(s) issued for the building: and 

3. That operating and maintenance information described 
in Sections 10-103 (b)and 10-103 (c) were provided to 
the building owner 

(c) Operating and maintenance information to be pro- 
vided by builder. 

1 . Operating information. The builder shall provide Ihe 
building owner at occupancy the appropriate Certifi- 
cate(s) of Compliance and a list ofthe features, materi- 
als, components, and mechanical devices installed in 
the building, and instructions on how to operate them 
efficiently. The instructions shall be consistent with 
specifications set forth by the Executive Director. 

For low-rise residential buildings, such information 
shall, at a minimum, include infontiation indicated on 
fonns Certificate of Compliance (CF-IR). Mandatory 
Measures {MF-IR). Installation Cerlificate (CF-6R), 
Insulation Certificate (IC-1 ). and a manual which pro- 
vides all information specified in this Seclion 10-103 
(b). The Home Enei-^y Manual (P400-92-03 1, July 
1992) may be used to meel the requirement for provid- 
ing this manual. 

For nonresidential buildings, high-rise residential 
buildings and hotelsand motels, such information shall, 
at a minimum, include information required by the Cer- 
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forms ENV-1 , MECH- 1 and LTG- 1 , an installation cer- 
tificate and an insulation certificate. 

For dwelling units, buildings or tenant spaces which 
are noi individually owned and operated, or are cen- 
trally operated, such information shall be provided to 
the person(s) responsible for operating the feature. 
material, component or mechanical device installed in 
the building. 

2. MRintenance information. The builder shall provide 
to the building owner at occupancy maintenance infor- 
mation for all features, materials, components and man- 
ufactured devices that require routine maintenance for 
efficient operation. Required routine maintenance 
actions shall be clearly stated and incorporated on a 
readily accessible label. The label may be limited to 
identifying, by title and/or publication number, the 
operation and maintenance manual for that particular 
model andtypeof feature, material, component or man- 
ufactured device. 

For dwelling units, buildings or tenant spaces which 
are not individually owned and operated, or are cen- 
trally operated, such information shall be provided to 
the person(s) responsible for maintaining the feature. 
material, component, or mechanical device installed in 
the building. 

3. Ventilation information. For nonresidential build- 
ings, the builder shall provide the building owner at 
occupancy a description of the quantities of outdoor 
and recirculated air that the ventilation systems are 
designed to provide to each area. For buildings or tenant 
spaces which are not individually owned and operated, 
or are centrally operated, such infonnation shall be pro- 
vided to the person(s) responsible for operating and 
maintaining the feature, material, component or 
mechanical device installed in the building. 

(d) Equipment information to be provided by manufac- 
turer or supplier. The manufacturer or supplier of any manu- 
factured device shall, upon request, provide to building 
designers and installers information about the device. The 
information shall include the efficiency (and other characteris- 
tics regulated by Part 6). 

(e) Enforcement agency requirements. 

1. Permits. An enforcement agency shall not issue a 
buildingpermit for any construction unless the enforce- 
ment agency determines in writing that the construction 
is designed to comply with the requirements of Part 6 
that are in effect on the date the building permit was 
applied for. 

If a building permit has been previously issued, there 
has been no construction under the permit, and the per- 
mit has expired, the enforcement agency shall not issue 
a new permit unless the enforcement agency determines 
in writing that the construction is designed to comply 
with the requirements of Part 6 in effect on the date the 
new pennit is applied for. 

""Determines in writing" includes, but is not limited 
to, approval of a building permit with a stamp normally 
used by the enforcement agency. 



2. Inspection. The enforcement agency shall inspect new 
construction to determine whether it is consistent with 
the agency's approved plans and specifications, and 
complies with Part 6. Final occupancy permits shall not 
be issued until such consistency is verified. For occu- 
pancy Group R-3, final inspection shall not be complete 
until such consistency is verified. 

Such verification shall include determining that all 
installed manufactured devices, regulated by the Appli- 
ance Efficiency Regulations or Part 6. are indicated on 
the Installation Certificate and are consistent with 
approved plans. This certificate shall include informa- 
tion specified in Section 10-103 (a) 3 A. 

For buildings that have used a compliance option that 
requires field verification and diagnostic testing, the 
building department shall not approve the building until 
the building department has received a Certificate of 
Field Verification and Diagnosfic Testing that has been 
signed and dated by the HERS Rater. 

Aulbority: Section 25402, Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclion 25402, Publ[c Resiourcef; Code. 
H [STORY: 

1. Ainendmenl of subseclion (e) Hied I-19-S4; elfeclive thimelh day 
thereflfler (Regisler S4. No. 3). 

2. Ainendmenl filed 12-27-84; designaled elfective 1-1-85 piirsuanl lo 
Govern men I Code Section 1134(1.2 (dURegisler S4. No. 52]. 

3. Edilorialcorreclionofsubseclion ib) illed 2-5-85; elfective upon filing 
piirsuanl loCiovennnent Cede Seclion lI346.2ld)fR.egisterS5,No.6). 

4. Ainendmenl ol subsection (a) filed I2-4-S5; elTeclive thirtieth day 
thereafter (Regisler S7, No, I). 

5. (CEC 1/92) Regular order by Ihe California Energy Commission lo 
amend Section 10-103. Pari I, Tit[e 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Filed with tlie secrelary of slate June 12. 1992: publication date 
July 15, 1 992; effective 30 davs thereafter. Approved as a regular order 
by the California Building Standards Commission on June S. 1992. 

5. (CEC 2/94) Regular order by the California Energy Commission lo 
amend Sec I ion 10-103 (a) K 2, 3 and 4; lb) L 2 and 3: Id] 2, Pari 1, Title 
24, California Code of Regulations. Filed with ihe secretary of slate 
May 24, 1 995: effective 30 days thereafter. Approved as a regular order 
by the California Building Standards Commission on May 23, 1995. 

10-104. Exceptional designs. 

Note: See Section 10-109 for approval of calculation meth- 
ods and Alternative Component Packages. 

{£i) Requirements. If a building permit applicant proposes 
to use a performance compliance approach, and the building 
designs cannot be adequately modeled by an approved calcula- 
tion method, an applicant shall be granted a building permit if 
the Commission finds: 

1 . That the design cannot be adequately modeled with an 
approved calculation method; 

2. Using an alternative evaluation technique, that the 
design complies with Part 6; and 

3. That the enforcement agency has determined that the 
design complies with all other legal requirements. 

(b) Applications. The applicant shall submit four copies of a 
signed application with the following materials to the Execu- 
tive Director: 

1 . A copy of the plans and specifications required by Sec- 
tion I0-103(a)2 A; 



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2. A statemenl explaining why meeting the energy budget 
cannot be demonslraled using an approved calculation 
method; 

3. Documentation from the enforcement agency stating 
that 

A. Meeting the energy budget requirements cannot be 
demonstrated using an approved calculation 
method, and 

B.The design complies with all other legal require- 
ments; and 

4. A detailed evaluation of the energy consumption of the 
proposed building and the building's materials, compo- 
nents, and manufactured devices proposed to be 
installed to meet the requirements of Part 6, using an 
alternative evaluation technique. The evaluation shall 
include a copy of the technique, instructions for its use, 
a list of all input data, and all other information required 
to replicate the results. 

Auchority: Sections 25402 and 25402 J, Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclions 25402 and 25402 1 . Public Resources^ Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. New seclion tiled I2-27-S4; designaled elTeclive I-1-S5 pursuant lo 
Govemmenl Code Section II 34b. 2 (dURegisler S4. No. 52). 

2. {CEC 1/92) Ri^gtilar order bv die California Energy Commission lo 
amend Section 10-104. Pari I, Tille 24, California Code of Regula- 
lions. Filed with the secrelary of slale June 12, l')'J2: publicalion dale 
Julv 15. 1 992; elfective 30 davs thereaJler. Approved as a regular order 
by ihe California Building Standards Commission on June B, 1992. 

10-105. Enforcement by the commission. 

(a) Where there is no local enforcement agency. Before 
new construction may begin in an area where there is no local 
enforcement agency, and on any proposed governmental 
agency building for which there is no enforcement agency the 
Executive Director must detennine in writing that the building 
design conforms to the requirements of Part 6. The person pro- 
posing to construct the building shall submit the information 
described in Sections 10-1 03 (a) 2 and 10-103 (a) 3 to Ihe Exec- 
utive Director when such a determination is sought. 

(b) Where the local enforcement agency fails to enforce. 

If a local enforcement agency fails to enforce the requirements 
of this article or of Part 6, the Commission, after furnishing 10 
days written notice, may condition building permit issuance on 
submission ofthe information described in Sections 10-103 (a) 
2 and 10-103 (a) 3 to the Executive Director and on his or her 
written detenninalion that proposed construction confomis to 
the requirements of Part 6. 

Aulbority: Code Seclion 25402 1 . Public Resources. 
Rcferenee: Seclion 25402.1, PEiblic Resourcef; Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. Amendmeni illed 12-27-84: designaled elTeclive 1-1-85 piirsuanl lo 
Govemmenl Code Seclion 11346.2 (dKR-Cgisler S4. No. 52). 

2. (CEC 1/92) Regular order by ihe Califbrnia Energy Commission lo 
amend Section 10-105. Pari I, Til[e 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Filed with the secrelary of slate June 12. 1992: publicalion dale 
Julv 15, 1 992: elfeclive 30 davs thereafter. Approved as a regular order 
by the California Building Slandards Cnrnmission on June S. 1992. 

10-106. Locally adopted energy standards. 

(a) Requirements. Local governmental agencies may adopt 
and enforce energy standards for newly consirucled buildings, 
additions, alterations, and repairs provided the Commission 



finds that the standards will require buildings to be designed to 
consume no more energy than permitted by Pari 6. Such local 
standards include but are not limited to adopting the require- 
ments of Part 6 before their effective date, requiring additional 
energy conservation measures, or setting more stringent 
energy budgets. Local adoption ofthe requirements of Part 6 
before their effective date is a sufficient showing that the local 
standards meet the requirements of this section and Section 
25402 J (f) (2) ofthe Public Resources Code; in such a case 
only the documentation listed in Section 10-106 (b), and a 
statement Ijiat the standards are iJiose in Pan 6, need be sub- 
mitted. 

(b) Documentation application. Local governmental agen- 
cies wishing to enforce locally adopted energy conservation 
standards shall submit four copies of an application with the 
following materials to the Executive Director: 

1 . The proposed local energy standards. 

2. A study with supporting analysis showing how the local 
agency determined energy savings. 

3. A statement that the local standards will require build- 
ings to be designed to consume no more energy than 
permitted by Part 6. 

4. The basis ofthe agency's detennination that the slan- 
dards are cost effective. 

Aulhonty: Seclion 25^02 1 . Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclion 23402.1, Public Resiourcef; Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. Amendmeni filed 12-27-S4: designoled etteclive 1-1-85 pur^uonl lo 
Govemmenl Code Seclion 11346.2 (d) (Regisler S4. No. 52). 

2. (CEC 1/92) Regular order by ihe California Energy Commission to 
amend Section 10-106. Pan I, Trile 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Filed with the secretary of slate June 12. 1992: publicQlIon date 
July 15. 1 992; effective 30 days thereafter. Approved as n regular order 
by the California Building Standards Commission on June R, 1992, 

10-107. Interpretations. 

(a) The Commission may make a written determination as to 
the applicability or interpretation of any provision of this arti- 
cle or of Part 6, upon written application, if a dispute concern- 
ing a provision arises between an applicant for a building 
permit and the enforcement agency, and the dispute has been 
heard by the localboardof permit appeals or other highest local 
review body. Notice of any such appeal, including a summary 
ofthe dispute and the seclion ofthe regulations involved, shall 
if possible be sent to the Commission by the enforcing agency 
15 days before the appeal is heard, and the result ofthe appeal 
shall be sent to the Commission within 1 5 days after the deci- 
sion is made. Either party to the dispute may apply for a deter- 
mination but shall concurrently deliver a copy of the 
application to the other party. The determinations are binding 
on the parties. 

(b) The Executive Director may, upon request, give written 
advice concerning the meaning of any provision of this article 
or of Part 6. Such advice is not binding on any person. 

Aurhority: Section 25402. K Puhlic Resources Code. 
Reference: Section 23402. 1 , Public Resources Code, 
H ESTORV: 

1. Amendment filed 12-27-84; designated effective 1-1-85 pursuant lo 
Govemmenl Code Section 11346.2 (dKRegisler S4. No. 52). 

2. (CEC 1/92) Regular order by ihe California Energy Commission lo 
amend Section 10-107. Pari I, Tille 24, California Code of Regula- 



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tions. Filed with the secrelary of 5late June 12. 1992; publication date 
July 15. 1 992; effeclive 30 dayii Iherealter. Approved fl!^ a regular order 
by the CaliTomia Building Standards Commission on June S, 1992. 

10-108. Evemplion. 

(a) Requirements. The Commission may exempt any 
building from any provision of I^art 5 if ii finds thai: 

!. Substantial funds had been expended in good faith on 
planning, designing, architecture or engineering of the 
building before the adoption date of the provision. 

2. Compliance with the requirements of the provision 
would be impossible without both substantial delays 
and substantial increases in costs of construction above 
the reasonable costs of the measures required to comply 
with the provision. 

(b) Application. The applicant shall submit four copies of a 
signed application with the following materials to the Execu- 
tive Director: 

1. A summary of the claimant's contracts for the project; 

2. Asummary of internal financial reports on the project; 

3. Dated schedules of design activities; and 

4. A progress report on project completion. 

Aulhority: Section 25^02 I . Public Resources Code. 
Rcftrtncc: Section 25402.1, Public Resources Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. Amendment filed S-l 1-S3; efiective thinielh da> (hereafter (Regisler 
S3. No. 33K 

2. Amendment filed 12-27-K4; designated elfective I-1-K5 pursuanl lo 
Government Code Section 11346.2 (dKRegisler 84, No. 52). 

3. (CEC 1/92) Regular order by ihe California Energy Commission to 
amend Section lO-lOS. Part I, Tille 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Filed with the secrelary of state June 12. 1992: publication dale 
July 15, L992;erfective30days thereafter. Approved as a regular order 
by the California Building Standards Commission on June S. 1992. 

10-109. Calculation methods Rnd alternative component 
packages. 

Note: See Section 10-104 for approval of exceptional 
designs. 

(a) Public domain computer programs. In addition to the 
present approved public domain computer programs, the Com- 
mission may, upon written application or its own motion, 
approve additionalpublic domain computer programs that may 
be used to demonstrate that proposed building designs meet 
energy budgets. 

1. The Commission shall ensure that users' manuals or 
guides for each approved program are available. 

2. The Commission shall approve a program only if, when 
it models building designs or features J t predicts energy 
consumption substantially equivalent to thai predicted 
by the public domain computer program. 

(b) Alternative calculation methods (all occupancies). In 

addition to public domain computer programs, the Commis- 
sion may approve alternative calculation methods ( ACM s) that 
applicants for building permits may then use to demonstrate 
compliance with the performance standards (energy budgets) 
in Part 6. 

K General requirements. To obtain approval for an 
ACM, the proponent shall submit an application that 
demonstrates that the ACM; 



A. Makes no changes in any input parameter values 
specified by the Commission in Item 2 below. 

B. Provides input and output documentation that facili- 
tates the enforcement agency's review and meets the 
formatting and content criteria found in the Residen- 
tial or Nonresidential ACM manual; 

C. Is supported by clear and concise instructions for 
using the method to demonstrate thai the energy 
budget requirements of Part 6 are met; and 

D. Is reliable and accurate relative to the appropriate 
public domain computer program. 

2. Procedural requirements for alternative calculation 
methods. In order to obtain approval of an ACM. the 
applicant must comply with the requirements, specifi- 
cations, and criteria set forth in the Residential or Non- 
residential ACM manual. The ACM manuals specify 
application requirements, minimum modeling capabili- 
ties, required output forms and instructions, input 
assumptions, testing requirements, test approval crite- 
ria, vendor requirements and other related require- 
ments. The requirements, specifications and criteria in 
the 2005 Residential or Nonresidential ACM manuals 
are hereby incorporated by reference. 

Note: Copies of the ACM manuals may be obtained 
from the Energy Commission's website at 
w w w.energy . ca , gov. 

3. Application. The applicant shall submit four copies of 
a signed application form specified by the Executive 
Director. The application shall include the following 
materials: 

A. The method's analytical capabilities and limitations 
with respect to the occupancies, designs, materials 
and devices covered by Part 6; 

B. A demonstration that the criteria in Section 10-109 
(b) are met; 

C. Each of the items on the "Application Checklist" in 
the Residential orNonresidential ACM manual; and 

D. An initial fee of one thousand dollars (SI. 000). The 
total fee shall cover the Commission's cost of 
reviewing and analyzing the proposed method. 
After the Commission determines the total costs, if 
the costs exceed the initial fee, the Commission shall 
assess additional fees to cover those costs; if the 
costs are less than the initial fee, the Commission 
shall refund the difference to the applicant. 

4. Exceptional methods. If the alternative calculation 
method analyzes designs, materials or devices that can- 
not be adequately modeled using the public domain 
computer programs, the method may be approved as an 
exceptional method. Applications for approval of 
exceptional methods shall include theoretical and 
empirical information that verify the method's accu- 
racy, and shall also include the other dociunenlation and 
fees required by Section 10-109 (b). 

5. Approval. The Commission may approve a method 
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occupancies, designs, materials or devices, or may 
reject ihe application. 

6. ResubmittaL An applicant may resubmit a rejected 
method or may request modification of a restricted 
approval. Such application shall include the informa- 
tion specified in Section 10-109 (b) and shall indicate 
how the method has been changed to enhance its accu- 
racy or capabilities. 

1. Modification. Whenever an approved calculation 
method is changed in any way, the method shall be 
resubmitted under this section for reapproval. The 
Executive Director may waive any of the requirements 
of this paragraph for nonsubstantive changes. 

(c) The Commission may modify or withdraw certification 
of a program or method under Section 10-109 (a) or 10-109 (b) 
based on approval of other programs or methods that are more 
suitable. 

(d) Alternative component packages. The Commission 
may approve any alternative component package, in addition 
to the packages in Sections 143 (a) and 151 (f) of Part 6. which 
it determines will meet the energy budgets and is likely to apply 
to a significant percentage of newly constructed buildings or to 
a significant segment of the building construction and design 
community. Applications for approval of packages shall use 
application forms specified by the Executive Director and shall 
be subject to the same fee requirements set forth in subsection 
(b). 

(e) Publication of commission determinations. The Exec- 
utive Director shall annually publish a maniiaL newsletter or 
other administrative guide containing determinations made by 
the Commission pursuant to this section on or before Decem- 
ber 31 of the calendar yean 

Aurhonty: Section 25402. K Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclion 25402.1, Public Resources Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. Newscclion Jlled 12-9-Sl: designated eiTeclive I-I5-S2 jRegislerSl, 
No. 50). 

2. Amendment filed S-l 1-S3; efTeclivc thirtieth day therealler (Regisler 
33, No. 33). 

3. Amendment filed 12-27-S4: designated etteclive 1-1-85 pursuonl lo 
Government Code Section ll34(i.2 (d) (Register S4. No. 52). 

4. Amendment of subscclions (b),1d) and {e) filed 12-4-R6: effective Ihir- 
lieth day thereafter (Register 87, No. I ). 

5. Change withoul regulatory eftecl of subsection (d) llled 4-5-88: opera- 
tive 5-5-SS I Regisler 88, No. 1 7). 

6. Amendment of5ubsections(b) and (d) filed I-20-R9; operative 2-1 9-89 
(Register 89. No. 4). 

7. {CEC 1/92) Regular order bv (he California Energv Commission to 
amend Section 10-109. Part I, Tille 24, California Code of Regula- 
lions. Filed with ihe secretary of stale June 12, 1992: publicalion dale 
July 15. I992;effective30days thereafter. Approved as a regular order 
by die California Building Standards Commisfjion on Jiine S, 1992 

10-110. Procedures for consideration of applications under 
Sections 10-104, 10-106, 10-108 and 10-109. 

(a) if the application is complete, the Executive Director 
shall make the application available to interested parties. Com- 
ments from interestedparties mustbe submitted withiTi 60 days 
after acceptance of the application. 

(b) Wiihin 75 days ofreceipt of an application, the Executive 
Director may request any additional information needed to 
evaluate the apphcation. If the additional information is incom- 



plete, consideration of the application will be delayed untii Ihe 
applicant submits complete information. 

(c) Within 75 days of receipt of the application, the Execu- 
tive Director may convene a workshop to gather additional 
information from the applicant and other interested parties. 
Interested parties will have 15 days after the workshop to sub- 
mit additional information regarding the application. 

(d) Within 90 days after the Executive Director receives the 
application, or within 30 days after receipt of complete addi- 
tional information requested under Section 10-110 (b) or 
within 30 days after the receipt of additional information sub- 
mitted by interested parties under Section 10-1 10 (c), which- 
ever is later, the Executive Director shall submit to the 
Commission a written recommendation on the application. 

(e) The application and the Executive Director's recommen- 
dation shall be placed on the consent calendar and considered 
nt the next business meeting after submission of the recommen- 
dation. The matter may be removed from the consent calendar 
at the request of any person. 

(f) The Executive Director may charge a fee to recover the 
costs of processing and reviewing applications. 

(g) All applicants have the burden of proof to establish that 
their applications should he granted. 

Aurhoritj': Section 25402. K Public Resources Code. 
Reference: Seclion 25402.1, Public Resource!; Code. 
HISTORY: 

1. New SBclion filed 12-9-Sh designated elTeclive I-I5-B2 (RegislerBl, 
No. 50) 

2. Amendment filed 12-27-84: designaled elfective 1-1-85 piirsuanl lo 
Government Code Section ll34(i.2 (dURegister S4. No. 52). 

3. Amendment filed 12-4-86: elTeclive thirtielh day thereafter (Regisler 
87hNo, I). 

10-111. Certification and labeling of fenestration product 
u-factors, solar heat gain coefficients and air leakage. This 
section establishes rules for implementing labeling and certifi- 
cation requirements relating to U-factors, solar heat gain coef- 
ficients (SHGCs) and air leakage for fenestration products 
under Section 116 (a) of Tiile 24, California Code of Regula- 
tions. Part 6. This section also provides for designation of the 
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) as the supervi- 
sory entity responsible for administering the state's certifica- 
tion program for fenestration products, provided NFRC meets 
specified criteria. 

(a) Labeling requirements. 

1. Temporary labels. Every manufactured and site-buili 
fenestration product or fenestration system installed in 
construction subject to Title 24. Part 6 shall have 
attached to it a clearly visible temporary label or have 
an associated label certifiate that lists the U-factor, the 
solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of that product and 
the method used to derive those values, and certifies 
compliance with air leakage requirements of Section 
116(a) 1. 

A. Fenestration products rated and certified using 
NFRC 100. NFRC 200 or NFRC 400 Rating Proce- 
dures. The manufacturer shall stipulate that the rat- 
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products, a temporary label approved by the supervi- 
sory entity meets the requirements of this section. 
For site-built fenestration products, a label certifi- 
cate approved by the supervisory entity meets the 
requirements of this section. 

B. Fenestration products rated using a default value 
approved by the Commission. For manufactured 
fenestration products, a temporary label with the 
words "CEC Default U-factor." followed by ihe 
appropriate default U-factor specified in Section 
1 16 (a) 2 and with the words ''CEC Default SHGC\" 
followed by ihe appropriate default SHGC specified 
in Section 116 (a) 3 meets the requirements of this 
section. For site-built fenestration products, a 
default label certificate approved by the Commis- 
sion meets the requirements of this section. 

C. The temporary label shall also certify that the prod- 
uct complies with the air leakage requirements of 
Section 116 (a) 1 of the standards. 

2. PermancnMsibcls. Ifa product is rated using theNFRC 
Rating Procedure, it shall have a permanent label that is 
either a stand-alone labeL an extension or tab of an 
existing permanent certification label being used by the 
manufacturer/responsible party, or series of marks on 
the product. The permanent labeL coupled with observ- 
able product characteristics, can be used lo trace the 
product to certification information on file with the 
supervisory entity or to a directory of certified products, 
published by the supervisory entity. For site-built fen- 
estration products, a label certificate approved by the 
supervisory entity meets the requirements of this sec- 
tion. 

Exception fo Section 10-111 (a): Field-fabricated 
fenestration products. 

(b) Certification requirements. 

1. Certification to default ratings. Ifa product's U-fac- 
tor and SHGC are default values approved by the Com- 
mission as specified in Sections 1 16 (a) 2 and 1 16(a)3. 
the U-factor and SHGC shall be certified by the manu- 
facturer. 

A. A temporary label, affixed to the product, that meets 
the requirements of Section 10-1 11 (a) 1 B meets this 
requirement. 

B. If the product claims the default U-factor for a ther- 
mal break product, the manufacturer shall also cer- 
tify on the label that the product meets the 
thennal-break product criteria, specified on the 
default table, on which the default value is based. 
Placing the terms ''Meets Thermal Break Default 
Criteria" on the default temporary label or default 
label certificate meets this requirement. 

2. Certification to NFRC Rating Procedure. Ifa prod- 
uct's U'factor or SHGC is based on the NFRC Rating 
Procedure, the U-factor or SHGC shall be certified by 
the manufacturer according to the procedures of an 
independent certifying organization approved by the 
Commission. 



A. A temporary label, affixed to the product or label 
certificate for site-built fenestration, meeting the 
requirements of Section 10-111 (a) certified by the 
independent certifying organization complies with 
this requirement. 

B. An ""independent certifying organization approved 
by the Commission" means any organization autho- 
rized by the supervisory entity to certify U-factor 
ratings and solar heat gain coefficient ratings in 
accordance with the NFRC Rating Procedure. If the 
Commission designates the NFRC as the supervi- 
sory entity, any independent certification and 
inspection agency (lA) licensed by NFRC shall be 
deemed to be an "independent certifying organiza- 
tion approved by the Commission." 

C. The ""supervisory entity" means the National Fenes- 
tration Rating Council (NFRC). except as provided 
in paragraph (c) I. 

Exception to SectionlO-llI (b): Fie Id -fabricated 
fenestration products. 

(c) Designation of supervisory entity. The National Fenes- 
tration Rating Council shall be the supervisory entity to admin- 
ister the certification program relating to U-factors and solar 
heat gain coefficient ratings for fenestration products, pro- 
vided the Commission determines that the NFRC meets the cri- 
teria in paragraph (d). 

L The Commission may consider designating a supervi- 
sory entity other than NFRC only if the Commission 
detennines that the NFRC cannot meet the criteria in 
paragraph (d). Such other supervisory entity shall meet 
the criteria in paragraph (d) prior to being designated. 

2. The Commission shall periodically review, at least 
annually, the structure and operations of the supervi- 
sory entity to ensure continuing compliance with the 
criteria in paragraph (d). 

(d) Criteria for supervisory entity, 

1. Membership in the entity shall be open on a nondis- 
criminatory basis to any person or organization that has 
an interest in uniform thermal performance ratings for 
fenestration products, including, but not limited to, 
members of the fenestration industry, glazing infill 
industry, building industry, design professionals, speci- 
fiers, utilities, government agencies and public interest 
organizations. The membership shall be composed of a 
broad cross section of those interested in uniform ther- 
mal performance ratings for fenestration products. 

2. The governing body of the entity shall refiect a reason- 
able cross section of the interests represented by the 
membership. 

3. The entity shall maintain a program of oversight of 
product manufacturers, laboratories, and independent 
certifying organizations that ensures uniform applica- 
tion of the NFRC Rating Procedures, labeling and cer- 
tification, and such other rating procedures for other 
factors affecting energy performance as the NFRC and 
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4. The entity shall require manufacturers and independent 
certifying organizations within its program to use only 
laboratories accredited by the supervisory entity to per- 
form simulations and tests under the NFRC Rating 
Procedure. 

5. The entity shall maintain appropriate guidelines for 
testing and simulation laboratories, manufacturers and 
certifying agencies, including requirements for 
adequate: 

A. Possession and calibration of equipment; 

B. Education, competence and training of personnel; 

C. Quality control; 

D. Record keeping and reporting; 

E. Periodic review (including, but not limited to, blind 
testing by laboratories; inspections of products; and 
inspections of laboratories, manufacturing facilities 
and certifying agencies); 

F. Challenges to certified ratings; and 

G. Guidelines to maintain the integrity of the program, 
including, but not limited to, provisions to avoid 
conflicts of interest within the rating and certifica- 
tion process. 

6. The entity shall be a nonprofit organization and shall 
maintain reasonable, nondiscriminatory fee schedules 
for the services it provides and shall make its fee sched- 
ules, the financial information on which fees are based, 
and financial statements available to its members for 
inspection. 

7. The entity shall provide hearing processes that give lab- 
oratories, manufacturers and certifying agencies a fair 
review of decisions that adversely affect them. 

8. The entity shall maintain a certification policy commit- 
tee whose procedures are designed to avoid conflicts of 
interest in deciding appeals, resolving disputes and set- 
ting policy for the certifying organizations within its 
program. 

9. The entity shall publish at least annually a directory of 
products certified and decertified within its program. 

10. The entity itself shall be free from confiict-of-interest 
ties or to undue influence from any particular fenestra- 
tion manufacturing interest(s), testing or simulation 
lab(s), or independent certifying organ ization{s). 

IL The entity shall provide or authorize the use of labels 
and label certificates for site-built fenestration products 
that can be used to meet the requirements of Section 116 
(a) I and 2. and this section. 

12. The enfity'scerfification program shall allow for multi- 
ple participants in each aspect of the program to provide 
for competition between manufacturers, between test- 
ing labs, between simulation labs, and between inde- 
pendent certifying organizations. 

(e) Certifkalion for other factors. Nothing in this section 
shall preclude any entity, whether associated with a U-factor 
and SHGC certification program or not, from providing certifi- 
cation services relating to factors other than U-factors and 
SHGC for fenestration products. 



Aulhorily: Section 25402. 1 , Public Resource? Code. 
Rtftrcncc: Seclion 25402.1, Piibl[c Resources Code. 
HISTORY: 

1, (CEC/2/92) Regular order by the California Energy Commission lo 
adopi Section 10-111, Pan I, Tille 24, California Code oiRegulalions, 
Filed ivith the secrelarv of slale August 10. 1993; effective 30 days 
thereafter (Sepleniber 9, l')'J3}. Approved as a regular order by the Cal- 
ifornia Building Standards Commission on August 2, 1993. 

2. (CEC 2/94) Regular order by ihe California Energy Commission to 
amend Scclion 10-1 11 (a) I B,Part I, Title 24. California Code of Reg- 
ulations Filed with ihe secretary of stale August 24, L993;etTeclive30 
days ihereafler Approved as a regular order by the California Building 
Standards Commission on August 2. 1995, 

10-112. Criteria for default tables. 

(a) The Commission shall maintain tables of default U-fac- 
lors and SHGCs for use as an alternative to U-factors and 
SHGCs derived using the NFRC Rating Procedure. The default 
values shall meet the following criteria: 

1 . The values shall be derived from simulations of prod- 
ucts using the same computer simulation program(s) 
used in the NFRC Rating Procedure. 

2. The default values shall be set so that they do not pro- 
vide to any significant number of products a lower 
U-factor or SHGC than those products would obtain if 
they were rated using the full NFRC Rating Procedure, 
including testing and simulation. 

(b) The Commission shall periodically review and revise the 
default tables as necessary to ensure that the criteria are met. 

Auchority: Section 25402.1. Public Resources Code. 

Reference: Seclion 25402.1, Public Resources Code. 

HISTORY: 

1. (CEC/2/92) Regular order bv the California Energy Commission lo 
adopi Section 10-112. Pari l.Tille 24, California Code of Regulations, 
Filed with the secretary of state August 10. 1993; effective 30 days 
thereafler(Seplember 9h 1993 J. Approved as a regular order by the Cal- 
ifornia Building Standards Commission on August 2, 1993. 

10-113. CertificaMoti and labeling of roofing product 
reflectance and cmktancc. This section establishes rules for 
implementing labeling and certification requirements relating 
to reflectance and omittance for roofing products for showing 
compliance with Sections 14 K 142 and 151 (b)of Title 24. Cal- 
ifornia Code of Regulations, Part 6. This section also provides 
for designation of the Cool Roof Rating Council fCRRC) as the 
supervisory entity responsible for administering the state's cer- 
tification program for roofing products, provided C RRC meets 
specified criteria. 

(a) Labeling requiremcnls. Every roofing product installed 
in construction to take compliance credit for refiectance and 
emittance under Sections 141, 142 and 151 (b) shall have a 
clearly visible packaging label that lists the reflectance and 
emittance tested in accordance with CRRC-L 

Packaging for liquid-applied roof coatings shall state the 
product meetsthe requirements specified in Section 118(i)3. 

(b) Certincation requirements. Every roofing product 
installed in construction to take compliance credit for 
reflectance and emittance under Sections 141, 142 and 151 (b) 
shall be certified by CRRC or another supervisory entity 
approved by the Commission pursuant to Section 10-1 13 (c). 

(c) Designation of supervisory entity. The Cool Roof Rat- 
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certification program relating to reflectance and emittance rat- 
ings for roofing products, provided ihe Commission deter- 
mines that the CRRC meets the criteria in paragraph (d). 

1 . The Commission may consider designating a supervi- 
sory entity other than CRRC only if the Commission 
determines that the CRRC cannot meet the criteria in 
paragraph (d). Such other supervisory entity shall meet 
the criteria in paragraph (d) prior to being designated. 

2. The Commission shall periodically review, at least 
annually, the structure and operations of the supervi- 
sory entity to ensure continuing compliance with the 
criteria in paragraph (d). 

(d) Criteria for supervisory entity. 

1. Membership in the entity shall be open on a nondis- 
criminatory basis to any person or organization that has 
an interest in uniform performance ratings for roofing 
products, including, but not limited to. members of the 
roofing industry, building industry, design profession- 
als, specifiers, utilities, government agencies and pub- 
lic interest organizations. The membership shall be 
composed of a broad cross section of those interested in 
uniform thermal performance ratings for roofing 
products. 

2. The governing body of the entity shall reflect a reason- 
able cross section of the interests represented by the 
membership. 

3. The entity shall maintain a program of oversight of 
product manufacturers, laboratories and independent 
certifying organizations that ensures uniform applica- 
tion of the CRRC testing and rating procedures, label- 
ing and certification, and such other rating procedures 
for other factors affecting energy performance as the 
CRRC and the Commission may adopt. 

4. The entity shall require manufacturers and independent 
certifying organizations within its program to use only 
laboratories accredited by the supervisory entity to per- 
form tests under the CRRC rating procedure. 

5. The entity shall maintain appropriate guidelines for 
testing laboratories and manufacturers, including 
requirements for adequate: 

A. Possession and calibration of equipment; 

B. Education, competence, and training of personnel; 

C. QLiality control: 

D. Record keeping and reporting; 

E. Periodic review (including, but not limited to, blind 
testing by laboratories; inspections of products: and 
inspections of laboratories, and manufacturing 
facilities): 

F. Challenges to certified ratings; and 

G Guidelines to maintain the integrity of the program, 
including, but not limited to, provisions to avoid 
conflicts of interest within the rating and certifica- 
tion process. 

6. The entity shall be a nonprofit organization and shall 
maintain reasonable, nondiscriminatory fee schedules 
for the services it provides, and shall make its fee sched- 



ules, the financial information on which fees are based, 
and financial statements available to its members for 
inspection. 

7. The entity shall provide hearing processes that give lab- 
oratories, manufacturers and certifying agencies a fair 
review of decisions that adversely affect them. 

8. The entity shall maintain a certification policy commit- 
tee whose procedures are designed to avoid conflicts of 
interest in deciding appeals, resolving disputes and set- 
ting policy for the certifying organizations in its 
program. 

9. The entity shall publish at least annually a directory of 
products certified and decertified within its program. 

10. The entity itself shall be free from confiict-of-interest 
ties or to undue influence from any particular roofing 
product manufacturing interest(s). testing or independ- 
ent cerfifying organization{s). 

11. The enfity shall provide or authorize the use of labels 
that can be used to meet the requirements for showing 
compliance wilh the requirements of Sections 141, 142 
and 1 5 1 (b), and this section. 

12. The enfity'scerfification program shall allow for multi- 
ple participants in each aspect of the program to provide 
for competition between manufacturers and between 
testing labs. 

Aulhonty: Section 25^02 1. Public Resources Code. 
Reference: SecUon 25402. 1 , Public ResiOiircef; Code. 

10-114. Determination of outdoor lighting zones and 
administrative rulcsfor use. This section establishes rules for 
implementing outdoor lighting zones to show compliance with 
Section l47ofTitle24.CalifomiaC'odeof Regulations. Pan 6. 

(a) Ligiiting zones. Exterior lighting allowances in Califor- 
nia vary by Lighting Zones ^LZ). 

(b) Lighting zone characteristics. Table 10-1 14-A speci- 
fies the relative ambient illumination level and the statewide 
default location for each lighting zone. 

(c) Amending the lighting zone designation. A local juris- 
diction may officially adopt changes to the lighting zone desig- 
nation of an area by following a public process that allows for 
formal public notification, review and comment about the pro- 
posed change. The local jurisdiction may determine areas 
where Lighting Zone 4 is applicable and may increase or 
decrease the lighting zones for areas that are in State Default 
Lighfing Zones 1. 2 and 3. as specified in Table 10-1 14-A. 

(d) Commission notlficalion. Local jurisdictions who 
adopt changes to the Stale Default Lighting Zones shall notify 
the Commission by providing the following materials to the 
executive director: 

1. A detailed specification of the boundaries of the 
adopted Lighting Zones, consisting ofthe county name, 
the city name if any, the zip code{s) of the redesignated 
areas, and a description of the physical boundaries 
within each zip code. 

2. A description of the public process that was conducted 
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3. An explanation of how the adopted Lighting Zone 
changes are cotisistent with the specifications of Sec- 
tion 10-114. 

The cotrtmission shall have the authority to not allow Light- 
ing Zotie changes which the Commission finds to be inconsis- 
tent with the specifications of Section 10-114. 



TABLE 10-114-A 
LrOHTlNG ZONE CHARACTERISTICS AND RULES FOR AMENDMENTS BY LOCAL JURISDlCTrONS 



ZONE 


AMBIENT 
ILLUMINATION 


STATEWIDE DEFAULT 
LOCATION 


MOVING UP TO HIGHER 
ZONES 


MOVING DOWN TO LOWER ZONES 


LZl 


Dark 


Govcmmcni designated parks, 
recreation areas and wifdlifc 
preserves. Those that arc 
wholly contained wiihin a 
higher lighting zone may be 
considered by the local 
govcrnnieni as pan of that 
lighting zone. 


A govcrnnieni designated 
park, recreation area, 
wildlife preserve or 
portions Ihereof, CEin be 
designated as LZ2 or LZ3 
if they are contained 
within such a zone. 


Not applicable. 


LZ2 


Low 


Rural areas, as dcJlncd by the 
200U U.S. Census. 


Special disiricis within a 
default LZ2 zone may be 
designated as LZ3 or LZ4 
by a local jurisdiction. 
Examples include special 
commercial disiricis or 
areas with special security 
considerations localcd 
within a rural area. 


Special disiricis and governmeni 
designated parks within a default 
LZ2 zone may be designated as 
LZl by the local jurisdiction for 
lower illumination standards, 
without any size limits. 


LZ3 


Medium 


Urban areas, as defined by the 
2000 U.S. Census, 


Special disiricis within a 
default LZ3 may be 
designated as a LZ4 by 
local jurisdiction for high 
intensity nighttime use, 
such as entertainment or 
commercial disiricis or 
areas wilh special security 
considerations requiring 
very high light levels. 


Special disiricis and governmeni 
designated parks within a default 
LZ3 zone may be designated as 
LZl orLZ2 by the local 
jurisdiction, without any size 
limits. 


LZ4 


High 


None. 


Not applicable. 


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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 10 



Administrative Regulations for the California Energy Commission 
(Title 24^ Part 1^ California Code of Regulations) 



The format of tlie liistory notes has been changed to be consis- 
tent with the other parts of the Cal'ijhrniu Buih/ing Siauilards 
Code. The history notes for prior changes remain within the 
text of this code. 

1. (CEC 1/97) Regular order by the California Energy Com- 
mission to amend Article 1, 1998 Energy Efficiency Standards. 
Filed with the secretary of state on December 3. 1 997; effective 
January 22, 1998. Approved by the California Building Stan- 
dards Commission on November 18. 1997. 

2. (CEC-EF 1/01) Emergency adoption of AB 970 energy 
efficiency standards for residential and nonresidential build- 
ings; CCR. Title 24, Parts 1 and 6. Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on January 3K 2001, and 
filed with the secretary of state on Februarv 2, 2001, effective 
June 1,2001. 

Exception: Building energy efficiency standards compli- 
ance documentation submitted prior to June 1, 2001, using 
the Multiple Orientation Alternative to Section 151 (c) shall 
be used to determine compliance through December 31, 
2001. 

3. (CEC 03/02) Approval of energy efficiency standards, 
which adopt by reference the National Fenestration Rating 
Council's (NFRC) 2002 window rating and labeling proce- 
diu'es;CCR. Title 24, Parts 1 and6. Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on May 14. 2003, and filed 
with the Secretary of State on May 16.2003. Effective June 14. 
2003. 

4. (CEC 01/03) 2005 building energy efTiciency standards 
approved by the California Building Standards Commission on 
July 21, 2004. for publication in California Code of Regula- 
tions. Title 24, Parts 1 and 6: filed with the Secretary of State 
September 24, 2004; published April 1 . 2005; effective Octo- 
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DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE (AGR) 

CHAPTER 11 

[RESERVED] 



ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AUTHORITY (YA) 

CHAPTER 12 

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CHAPTER 13 



ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE CORRECTIONS 
STANDARDS AUTHORITY (CSA) 



ARTICLE 1 

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL 

DETENTION FACILITIES 

13-lOL County correctional facility capital c\penditurc 
fund. 

(a) Definitions. The following words where used in this 
subchapter shall have the meaning hereafter ascribed to them, 
unless the context of their use clearly requires a different 
meaning. 

BOARD means State Corrections Standards Authority. 

COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY CAPITAL 
EXPENDITURE FLND means moneys received from the 
sale of State of California General Obligation Bonds as autho- 
rized by the County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure 
Bond Act of 1986. 

CONTRACT means the written agreement and any amend- 
ments thereto between the Slate Board and a county in which 
the terms, provisions and conditions governing the funds are 
stated. 

(b) Fund award conditions. 

1 . Prior to entering into a contract with a county, the Board 
shall ensure that the county is ready to proceed with 
construction. A county shall be deemed ready to pro- 
ceed with construction when it has done all of the fol- 
lowing: 

A. Received approval by the State Fire Marshal for 
compliance with fire safety regulations in the plans, 
specifications and working drawings for the facility 
to be constructed. 

B. Received approval for compliance with minimum 
jail standards by the Board as described in Title 15, 
Chapter 1, Subchapter 2, Sections 546 and 548. 

C. Mel all other requirements contained in Title 15, 
Chapter 1, Subchapter 2, Section 544. 

(c) Preparation of architectural drawings and speciflca- 
tions. 

1. Architectural drawings and specifications shall be sub- 
mitted to the Board by dates and in a manner prescribed 
by the Board. 

2. After review of the drawings and specifications, the 
Board shall notify the county, in writing, of any major 
deficiencies. Deficiencies may be identified as either 
failures to comply with minimum jail standards, or as 
design features which will pose serious operational or 
management problems if uncorrected even though no 
minimum jail standards are violated. 

3. Deficiencies in compliance with minimum jail stan- 
dards shall be corrected by the county prior to advertis- 
ing for bids. 



4. At least 30 days prior to entering into a contract with the 
county, the Board shall inform the sheriff and the board 
of supervisors in writing of other design deficiencies 
posing serious operational or management problems. 

5. At the time the county submits its final architectural 
plans and specifications for review and approval, it 
shall also submit a preliminary staffing plan for the pro- 
posed facility, along with an analysis of other antici- 
pated operating costs for the facility, which have been 
reviewed and approved by the board of supervisors in a 
public hearing. The sheriff shall review the staffing 
plan and operating cost analysis, and his written com- 
ments shall accompany this submittal. At a minimum, 
this plan shall include the following: 

A. Transition team program statement and costs. 

B. Staffing requirements under the proposed design 
capacity. 

C. Shift and post identification of staff for the pro- 
posed facility, delineated by custody and support 
staff. 

D. Analysis of 30-year life cycle operating costs and 
maintenance and energy costs for the proposed 
facility. 

E. Identification of, and revenue sources for. addi- 
tional funds needed to support the staffing levels 
and operating costs for the proposed facility. 

(d) Variance. 

L The Board may grant a variance from any Board 
requirement contained herein for good and sufficient 
reason. Such a variance may be granted by the Board 
only upon the written application therefore and docu- 
mentation thereof The request for a variance shall con- 
tain the following: 

A. Name and address of requestor. 

B. The specific requirement for which variance is 
being requested. 

C. The supporting reasons for a variance request. 

D. A copy of the variance request shall be sent to the 
Board by requestor. The staff shall summarize the 
issues involved and cause the matter to be placed on 
a Board meeting agenda in an expeditious manner. 
The requestor will be given an opportunity to be 
heard by the Board for the purpose of presenting 
oral argument in support of its request for a 
variance. 

(e) Project modifications. 

1 . Project modifications which are proposed after a con- 
tract is signed which(l)substantially alter thedesign or 
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location, size, capacily or quality of major items or 
equipment, or (3) increase ihe amount of state funds 
needed to complete the project, require prior written 
approval of tiie Board. 

2. Construction change orders which propose a substan- 
tial increase in jail capacity or a substantial change in 
project conceptor cost require prior written approval of 
the Board. Other change orders will not require prior 
approval. Summaries of all change orders shall be sub- 
mitted to the Board monthly in a format approved by the 
Board. 

Note: See also Title 15, Chapter 1^ Subchapter!, Sec- 
tion 568. 

(0 Purpose, The appeal hearing procedures are intended to 
provide a review concerning the application and enforcement 
of standards and regulations governing the administration of 
the County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure Fund. A 
county may appeal on the basis of alleged misapplication, 
capricious enforcement of regulations, or substantial differ- 
ences of opinion as may occur concerning the proper applica- 
tion of regulations or procedures. 

(g) Definitions applying to appeal procedures. For pur- 
pose of this article, the following defmitions shall apply: 

APPEAL HEARING means an administrative procedure pro- 
viding an appellant with an opporiunity to present the facts of 
the appeal for a formal decision concerning matters raised pur- 
suant to the purposes set forth in subsection (f), above. 

APPELLANT means a county which files a request for an 
appeal hearing. 

EXECUTIVE OFFICER means the Executive Officer of the 
Board. 

REQUEST FOR APPEAL HEARING means a clear written 

expression of dissatisfaction about a procedure or action taken 
and a request for a hearing on the matter and filed with the 
Executive Officer of the Board. 

FILING DATE means the date a request for an appeal hearing 
is received by the Executive Officer of the Board. 

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE means an individual 
authorized by the appellant to act as his/her representative in 
any or all aspects of the hearing. 

HEARING PANEL means a panel comprised of three mem- 
bers of the Board who shall be selected by the chairperson at 
the time the appeal isfiled. A fourth member may be designated 
as an alternate. Members designated to the hearing panel shall 
notbeemployedbyorbe residents of the county submitting the 
appeal nor shall they be employed by any other county that has 
a funded project or is seeking funds. 

PROPOSED DECISION means a written recommendation 
from the hearing panel/hearing officer to the full Board con- 
taining a summary of facts and a recommended decision on the 
appeal. 

NOTICE OF DECISION means a written recommendation 
from the hearing panel/hearing officer to the full Board con- 
taining a summary of facts and a recommended decision on the 
appeal. 



(h) Request Tor appeal hearing by Board. 

1 . If a county is dissatisfied with an action of the Board 
staff, it may file a request for an appeal hearing with the 
Board. Such appeal shall be filed within 30 calendar 
days of the notification of the action with which the 
county is dissatisfied. 

2. The request shall be in writing and: 

A. Shall stale the basis for the dissatisfaction. 

B . Shall stale the action being requested of the Board. 

C. Shall include as attachments any correspondence 
related to the appeal with and from the Executive 
Officer. 

(i) Board hearing procedures. 

1 . The hearing shall be conducted by a hearing panel des- 
ignated by the Chairperson of the Board at a reasonable 
time, date and place, but not later than 2 1 days after the 
filing of the request for hearing with the Board, unless 
delayed for good cause. The Board shall mail or deliver 
to the appellant or authorized representative a written 
notice of the time and place of hearing not less than 7 
days prior to the hearing. 

2. The procedural time requirements may be waived with 
mutual written consent of the parties involved. 

3. Appeal hearing matters shall be set for hearing, heard, 
and disposed of by a notice of decision within 60 days 
from the date of the request for appeal hearing, except 
in those cases where the appellant withdraws or aban- 
dons the request for hearing or the matter is continued 
for what is determined by the hearing panel to be good 
cause. 

4. An appellant may waive a personal hearing before the 
hearing panel and under such circumstances, the hear- 
ing panel shall consider the written information submit- 
ted by the appellant and other relevant information as 
may be deemed appropriate. 

5. The hearing is not formal in nature. Pertinent and rele- 
vant information, whether written or oral, will be 
accepted. Hearings will be tape recorded. 

6. After the hearing has been completed, the hearing panel 
shall submita proposed decision in writing to the Board 
at its next regular public meeting. 

(J) State Board decision. 

1. TheBoard, after receiving the proposed decision, may: 

A. Adopt the proposed decision. 

B . Decide the matter on the record with or without tak- 
ing additional evidence, or. 

C. Order a further hearing to be conducted if additional 
information is needed to decide the issue. 

2. After the hearing panefs proposed decision is adopted, 
or an alternate decision is rendered by the Board, or 
notice of new hearing ordered, notice of decision or 
other such actions shall be mailed or otherwise deUv- 
ered by the Board to the appellant. 

3. The record of the testimony, exhibits, all papers and 
requests filed in the proceedings and the hearing panel's 



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proposed decision, shall constitute the exclusive record 
for decision and shall be available to the appellant at 
any reasonable time for one year after the dale of the 
Board's notice of decision in the case. 
4. The decision of the Board shall he final. 

Note: Amendments to Section 13-102 effective 
November 25, 1993. 

13-102. Minimum standards for local detention facilities. 

(a) Dcfmitions. The following definitions shall apply: 

ADMINISTERING MEDICATION, as it relates to manag- 
ing legally obtained drugs, means the act by which a single 
dose of medication is given to a patient. The single dose of 
medication may be taken either from stock (undispensed) or 
dispensed supplies. 

ADMINISTRATIVE SEGREGATION means the physical 
separation of different types of inmates from each other as 
specified in Penal Code Sections 4001 and 4002, and Section 
1053 of Title 15, C.C.R. Administrative segregation is accom- 
plished to provide that level of control and security necessary 
for good management and ihe protection of staff and inmates. 

ALTERNATE MEANS OF COMPLIANCE means a pro^ 
cess for meeting or exceeding standards in an innovative way. 
after a pilot project evaluation, approved by the Board pursuant 
to an application. 

AVERAGE DAILY POPULATION means the average num- 
ber of inmates housed daily during the last fiscal year. 

BOARD means the State Corrections Standards Authority, 
which acts by and through its executive director, deputy direc- 
tors, and field representatives. 

CONTACT means communications, whether verbal or visual, 
or immediate physical presence. 

COURT HOLDING FACILITY means a local detention 
facility constructed within a court building afler January K 
1978. used for the confinement of persons solely for the pur- 
pose of a court appearance for a period not to exceed 12 hours. 

CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL means those officers with the 
rank of deputy, correctional officer, patrol persons or other 
equivalent sworn or civilian rank whose primary duties are the 
supervision of inmates. 

DELIVERING MEDICATION, as it relates to managing 
legally obtained drugs, means the act of providing one or more 
doses of a prescribed and dispensed medication to a patient. 

DEVELOPMENTALLV DISABLED means those persons 
who have a disability which originates before an individual 
attains age 1 8, continues, or can be expected to continue indefi- 
nitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for that individ- 
ual. This tenn includes mental retardation, cerebral palsy, 
epilepsy and autism, as well as disabling conditions found to be 
closely related to mental retardation or to require treatment 
similar to that required for mentally retarded individuals. 

DIRECT VISUAL OBSERVATION means direct personal 
view of the inmate in the contextof his/her surroundings with- 
out the aid of audio/video equipment. Audio/video monitoring 
may supplement but not substitute for direct visual 
observation. 



DISCIPLINARY ISOLATION means that punishment sta- 
tus assigned an inmate as the result of violating facility rules 
and which consists ofconfinement in a cell or housing unit sep- 
arate from regular jail inmates. 

DISPENSING, as it relates to managing legally obtained 
drugs, means the interpretation of the prescription order, the 
preparation, repackaging and labeling of the drug based upon a 
prescription from aphysician, dentist or other prescriber autho- 
rized by law. 

DISPOSAL, as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, 
means the destruction of medication or its return to the manu- 
facturer or supplier. 

EMERGENCY means any significant disruption of normal 
facility procedure, policies, or activities caused by a riot, fire, 
earthquake, attack, strike or other emergent condition. 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SITUATIONS means those sit- 
uations where immediate services are required for the allevia- 
tion of severe pain, or immediate diagnosis and treatment of 
unforeseeable medical conditions are required, if such condi- 
tions would lead to serious disability or death if not immedi- 
ately diagnosed and treated. 

EXERCISE means activity that requires physical exertion of 
the large muscle group. 

FACILITY/SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR means the sher- 
iff, chief of police, chief probation officer or other official 
charged by law with the administration of a local detention 
facility/system. 

FACILITY MANAGER means the jail commander, camp 
superintendent or other comparable employee who has been 
delegated the responsibility for operating a local detention 
facility by a facility administrator 

HEALTH AUTHORITY means that individual or agency 
thatisdesignated with responsibility for health care policy pur- 
suant to a written agreement, contract or job description. The 
health authority may be a physician, an individual or a health 
agency. In those instances where medical and mental health 
services are provided by separate entities, decisions regarding 
mental health services shall be made in cooperation with the 
mental health director When this authority is other than a phy- 
sician, final clinical decisions rest with a single designated 
responsible physician. 

HEALTH CARE means medical, mental health and dental 
services. 

INMATE WORKER, as used in Articles 8 and 9, means an 
adult in a jail or lockup assigned to perform designated tasks 
outside of his/her cell or dormitory, for any length of time. 

JAIL, as used in Article 8, means a Type II or III facility as 
defined in the "Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facili- 
ties.'* 

LABELING, as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, 
means the act of preparing and affixing an appropriate label to a 
medication container. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY means a building that 
contains a Type IJail or Temporary Holding Facility. It does not 
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adults, charged with criminal law violations while awaiting 
trial or sentenced adult criminal offenders. 

LEGEND DRUGS are any drugs defined as "dangerous 
drugs'' under Chapter 9, Division 2. Section 421 1 of ihe Call- 
fotnia Business and Professions Code. These drugs bear the 
legend, ""Caution Federal Law Prohibits Dispensing without a 
Prescription." The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has 
detennined. because of toxicity or other potentially harmful 
effects, that these drugs are not safe for use except under the 
supervision of a health care practitioner licensed by law to pre- 
scribe legend drugs. 

LICENSED HEALTH PERSONNEL includes, but is not 
limited to. the following classifications of personnel: physi- 
cian/psychiatrist, dentist, pharmacist, physician's assistant, 
registered nurse/nurse practitioner/public health nurse, 
licensed vocational nurse and psychiatric technician. 

LIVING AREAS means those areas of a facility utilized for 
the day-to-day housing and activities of inmates. These areas 
do not include special use cells such as sobering, safety, and 
holding or staging cells normally located in receiving areas. 

LOCAL DETENTION FACILITY means any city, county. 
city and county, orregional jail. camp, court holding facility or 
other correctional facility, whether publicly or privately oper- 
ated, used for confinement of adults or of both adults and 
minors, but does not include that portion of a facility for con- 
finement of both adults and minors which is devoted only to the 
confinement of minors. 

LOCAL DETENTION SYSTEM means all of the local 
detention facilities that are under the jurisdiction of a city, 
county or combination thereof, whether publicly or privately 
operated. Nothing in the standards are to be construed as creat- 
ing enabling language to broaden or restrict privatization of 
local detention facilities beyond that which is contained in 
other statute. 

LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER means that licensed physician 
who is appointed pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 
101000 to carry out duly authorized orders and statutes related 
to public health within their jurisdiction. 

LOCKUP means a locked room or secure enclosure under the 
control of a peace officer or custodial officer that is primarily 
used for the temporary confinement of adults who have 
recently been arrested; sentenced prisoners who are inmate 
workers may reside in the facility to carry out appropriate 
work. 

MANAGERIAL CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL Means the 
jail commander, camp superintendent or other comparable 
employeewho has been delegated the responsibility for operat- 
ing a local detention facility by a facility administrator. 

MENTALHEALTH DIRECTOR meansthat individual who 

js designated by contract, written agreement orjob description, 
to have administrative responsibility for the facility or system 
mental health program. 

NONSECURE CUSTODY means that a minor's freedom of 
movement in a law enforcement facility is controlled by the 
staff of the facility; and 



( 1 ) the minor is under constant direct visual observation by 
the staff; 

(2) the minor is not locked in a room or enclosure; and. 

(3) the minor is not physically secured to a cuffmg rail or 
other stationary object. 

NONSENTENCED INMATE means an inmate with any 
pending local charges or one who is being held solely for 
charges pending in another jurisdiction. 

OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) DRUGS, as it relates to 
managing legally obtained drugs, are medications which do not 
require a prescription (nonlegend). 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES includes, but Is not limited 
to, persons with a physical or mental impaimient that substan- 
tially limits one or more of their major life activities or those 
persons with a record of such impairment or perceived impair- 
ment that does not include substance use disorders resulting 
from current illegal use of a controlled substance. 

PILOT PROJECT means an initial short-term method to test 
or apply an innovation orconceptrelated to the operation, man- 
agement or design of a local detention facility pursuant to 
application to, and approval by, the Board. 

PROCUREMENT, as it relates to managing legally obtained 
drugs, means the system for ordering and obtaining medica- 
tions for facility stock. 

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION means any medication 
prescribed for Ihe treatment of symptoms of psychoses and 
other menial and emotional disorders. 

RATED CAPACITY means the number of inmate occupants 
for which a facility's single- and double-occupancy cells, or 
dormitories, except those dedicated for health care or disciplin- 
ary isolation housing, were planned and designed in confor- 
mity to the standards and requirements contained herein and in 
Title 15,C.C.R. 

REGIONAL CENTER EOR DEVELOPMENTALLY 
DISABLED means those private agencies throughout the 
state, funded through the Department of Developmental Ser- 
vices which assure provision of services to persons with devel- 
opmental disabilities. Such centers will be referred to as 
regional centers in these regulations. 

REMODEL means to alter the facility structure by adding, 
deleting, or moving any of the building's components, thereby 
affecting any of the spaces specified in Title 24, Section 470 A. 

REPACKAGING, as it relates to managing legally obtained 
drugs, means the transferring of medications from the original 
manufacturer's container to another properly labeled container. 

REPAIRmeansJorestore to original condition or replace with 
like-in -kind. 

SAFETY CHECKS means regular, intermittent and pre- 
scribed direct, visual observation to provide for the health and 
welfare of inmates, 

SECL'RE DETENTION means that a minor being held in 
temporary custody in a law enforcement facility is locked in a 
room or enclosure and/or physically secured to a cuffing rail or 
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SECURITY GLAZING means a glass/polycarbonate com- 
posite glazing material designed for use in detention facility 
doors and windows and intended to withstand measurable, 
complex loads from deliberate and sustained attacks in a deten- 
tion environment, 

SENTENCED INMATE means an inmate that is sentenced 
on all local charges. 

SHALL is mandatory: ''may" is permissive. 

SOBERING CELL as referenced in Section 1 056. refers to an 
initial ""sobering up" place for arrestees who are sufficiently 
intoxicated from any substance to require a protected environ- 
ment to prevent injury by falling or victimization by other 
inmates. 

STORAGE, as it relates to legally obtained drugs, means the 
controlled physical environment used for the safekeeping and 
accounting of medications. 

SUPERVISION !N A LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY 

means that a minor is being directly observed by the responsi- 
ble individual in the facility to the extent that immediate inter- 
vention or other required action is possible. 

SUPERVISORY CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL means those 

staff members whose duties include direct supervision of cus- 
todial personnel. 

TEMPORARY CUSTODY means that the minor is not at hb- 
erty to leave the law enforcement facility. 

TEMPORARY HOLDING FACILITY means a local deten- 
tion facility constructed after Januai7 K 1978, used for the con- 
finement of persons for 24 hours or less pending release, 
transfer to another facility or appearance in court. 

TYPE I FACILITY means a local detention facility used for 
the detention of persons, fornot more than 96 hours, excluding 
holidays, after booking. Such a Type I facility may also detain 
persons on court order either for their own safekeeping or sen- 
tenced to a city jail as an inmate worker, and may house inmate 
workers sentenced to the county jail provided such placement 
in the facility is made on a voluntary basis on the part of the 
inmate. As used in this section, an inmate worker is defined as a 
person assigned to perfonn designated tasks outside of his/her 
cell or dormitory, pursuant lo the written policy of the facility, 
for a minimum of four hours each day on a five-day scheduled 
work week. 

TYPE II FACILITY means a local detention facility used for 
the detention of persons pending arraignment, during trial and 
upon a sentence of commitment. 

TYPE III FACILITY means a local detention facihty used 
only for the detention of convicted and sentenced persons. 

TYPE IV FACILITY means a local detention facility or por- 
tion thereof designated for the housing of inmates eligible 
under Penal Code Section 1208 for work'education furlough 
and/or other programs involving inmate access into the 
community. 

(b) Exclusions. Title 24 of the California Code of Regula- 
tions. Sections 13-102 and 2-1013 which pertain to planning 
and designof detention facilities shall be applicable lo facilities 
for which architectural drawings have been submitted to the 



State Board for review. These requirements shall not be apph- 
cable to facilities which were constructed in conformance with 
the standards of the Board in effect at the time of initial archi- 
tectural planning. When any facility, designed and constructed 
under earlier standards, can comply with a more recently 
adopted requirement, the least-restrictive regulation shall 
apply. 

If, in the course of inspection of local detention facilities, the 
Board detennines that a facility planned or built prior to these 
regulations does not meet the appropriate, applicable standards 
in effect at the time of initial architectural planning, the local 
governing body shall submit lo the Board for their approval 
within one year of such inspection a plan for causing that facil- 
ity to meet current standards. Such a plan shall include the spe- 
cific building areas which need to be remodeled and/or 
constructed, a definite time period over which the proposed 
modifications are planned, and a cost estimate including a 
description of the method of financing. 

(c) Initial planning for a local detention facility. 

1. Letter of intent. A city, county, city and county, or any 
combination thereof which has an intent to build or 
remodel any local detention facility shall immediately 
file a letter of intent with the Board. 

2. Needs assessment study. Any city, county, city and 
county, or region intending toconstruct a new Type 1,11, 
III or IV facility or add 25 or more beds to an existing 
facility shall complete a needs assessment study. One 
copy of the needs assessment study shall be submitted 
to the Board priortocontracfing for plans and specifica- 
tions. 

The needs assessment shall include, but not be lim- 
ited to, a description of: 

A. The elements of the system; 

B. The department's operational and design philoso- 
phy; 

C. The current inmate population; 

D. The classification system; 

E. Program needs, including planned academic pro- 
grams including special education programs and an 
analysis of performance in using programs that can 
reduce secure facility requirements; 

F. An analysis of the local trends and characteristics 
which influence planning assumptions about future 
corrections' systems change, including population 
projections, current and projected inmate popula- 
tions, and program costs based on continuation of 
current policies and projecfions of alternative poli- 
cies or programs on inmate population growth and 
program costs; 

G. The adequacy of staffing levels; 

H. The ability to provide visual supervision; 

I. The adequacy of record keeping; 

J. A history of the systems compliance with standards; 
and 

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3. Operational program statement. Unless Ihe con- 
struction or remodeling is of a minor nature, not affect- 
ing the capacity or flow of the facility, an operational 
program statement shall be developed by the facility 
administrator and submitted to the Board for Ihe pur- 
pose of providing the basis upon which architectural 
plans are drawn. The operational program statement 
must be submitted with the schematic architectural 
plans required by Section 13-102 (c) 5 ofthese regula- 
tions and must include a description of the following: 

A. Intended capacity of facility. 

B. Security and classification of inmates to be housed. 

C. Inmate movement within the facihty and. entry and 
exit from security areas. 

D. Food preparation and serving, 

E. Staffing. 

F. Booking, 

G. Visiting and attorney reviews, 
H. Exercise, 

1. Programs. 

J. Medical services, including the management of 
communicable diseases. 

K. Cleaning and/or laundering. 

L. Inmate segregation as specified in Penal Code Sec- 
tions 4001 and 4002 and Article 5 of Title 15, 
C.C.R. 

M. Court holding and inmate movement. 

N. Mental health services. 

O. Facilities for jail administration and operations 
staff 

P. Staff to staff communications system. 

Q. Management of disruptive inmates. 

R. Management and placement of persons with dis- 
abilities, with provisions for wheelchairs, gurney 
access and for evacuation diu"ing emergencies. 

S. Architectural treatmentof space relative to prevent- 
ing suicides by inmates. 

T. Method of implementing Penal Code Section 4030 
relating to the holding of misdemeanor arrestees. 

U. Intended type of facility. 

V. Sobering cell(s) as referenced by Title 15, Section 
1056. with the ability to segregate. 

W. Safely cell(s) as referenced by Title 15, Section 
1055. 

4. TypG 111 and I^pe IV facilities in existing buildings. 

Wherever a city, county or combination thereof, intends 
to establish a Type 111 or Type IV facility in an existing 
building orbuildings, notice shall be given to the Board 
of Corrections whose staff shall complete a survey to 
detentiine capacity of such buildings and shall make 
recommendations for necessary modifications. The 
proposing local government shall secure the appropri- 



ate clearance from the health authority, building 
official, and State Fire Marshal. 

5. Submittal of plans and specifications. All plans and 
specifications submitted to the Board of Corrections in 
compliance with Penal Code Section 6029 shall be in 
duplicate at the schematic design phase, at the design 
development phase and when the construction docu- 
ment drawings and specifications are developed. A 
copy of the plans will be forwarded by the Board to the 
State Fire Marshal for review. Board of Corrections 
staff shall respond in writing indicating compliance or 
noncompliance with these regulations. 

6. Design requirements. 

A. The design of a local detention facility shall comply 
with provisions of California Code of Regulations, 
Title24, Part 2, Section 2-1013. 

B. The design of a Type 1, Type 11, Type 111 or Type IV 
facility, shall provide the following: 

(1) Fire safety. The provisions of Title 19 as they 
relate to detention facilities shall be incorpo- 
rated into the facility design. 

(2) Suicide hazards. Architectural plans shall be 
reviewed by the Board for the purpose of reduc- 
ing hazards posed by fixtures and equipment 
which could he used for an act of suicide by an 
inmate. The facility design shall avoid any sur- 
faces, edges, fixtures or fittings that can provide 
an attachment for self-inflicted injury. The fol- 
lowing features shall be incorporated in the 
design of temporary holding cells, temporary 
staging cells sobering cells, safety cells, single 
occupancy cells and any other area where an 
inmate may be left alone: 

a. plumbing shall not be exposed. Operation of 
control valves shall use flush buttons or sim- 
ilar. The drinking fountain bubbler shall be 
without curved projections; 

b. towel holders shall be ball-in-socket or 
indentedclasp,notpull-down hooks or bars; 

c. supply and return grilles shall have openings 
no greater than Vk, inch or have 16-mesh per 
square inch; 

d. beds, desk surfaces and shelves shall have 
no sharp edges and be configured to prevent 
attachment; 

e. light fixtures shall be tamper resistant; 

f fixtures such as mirrors shall be mounted 
using tamper-resistant fasteners; and 

g. fire sprinkler heads inside rooms shall be 
designed to prevent attachment. 

(3) Health and sanitation. Provisions of 
Subchapter 4, Title 15, California Code of Regu- 
lations, and of the California Uniform Retail 
Food Facilities Law as they relate to detention 
facilities shall be incorporated into the facility 
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(4) Single- and/or double-occupancy cells. In any 

local delention system, the number of single- 
and/ or double-occupancy cells shall be that 
number, delermined by the facility/system 
administrator in conjunction with the Board of 
Corrections, necessary to safely manage the 
population of the facility /system based on a 
comprehensive needs assessment which 
accounts for those inmates projected to be; 

a. administrative segregation cases, 

b. persons with disabilities, 

c. custodial problems, and/or 

d. likely to need individual housing for other 
specific reasons as determined by the facil- 
ity/system administration. 

The total number of single- and/or dou- 
ble-occupancy cells shall not be less than 10 
percent of the system's Board of Corrections 
rated capacity. The local detention facility/ 
system shall comply with all other design 
requirements contained in these regulations. 

(5) Staff and inmafc safety. Facilities shall be 
designed and/or equipped in such a manner that 
staff and inmates have the ability to summon 
immediate assistance in the event of an incident 
or an emergency. 

(6) Heating and cooling. Provision shali be made 
to maintain a comfortable living environment in 
accordance with the heating, ventilating, and air 
conditioning requirements of Parts 2 and 4, and 
the energy conservation requirements of Part 6, 
Title 24, California Code of Regulations. 

(7) Acoustics. Housing areas shall be designed and 
constructed so that the average noise level does 
not exceed 70 decibels during periods of activity 
and 45 decibels during sleeping hours. 

(8) Living areas. Living areas shall be separated 
from the area for reception and booking. 

(9) Spaces for persons ^ith disabilities. 

a. Housing cell or room. A cell or room for an 
inmate with a disability using a wheelchair 
must have an appropriate entry and toilet, 
washbasin and drinking fountain which the 
inmate can use without personal assistance. 

b. Other spaces within the security perimeter 
such as day rooms and activity areas shall be 
located such that persons with disabilities 
will not be excluded from participating in 
any program for which he or she would oth- 
erwise be eligible. Accessible showers for 
inmates with disabilities shall be available. 

c. Spaces outside the security perimeten Public 
areas of a local detention facility shall com- 
ply with the applicable chapters of Title 24, 
Part 2 ofthe California Code of Regulations. 



(10) Security. The design should facilitate security 
and supervision appropriate to the level of 
inmate custody. 

(11) Glazing. Internal and external facility glazing 
shall be appropriate to the security level ofthe 
detention area or room. 

(12) Hair care space. Space and suitable equipment 
must be provided in all Type II or Type III facili- 
ties for men's haircutting and/or female 
hair-dressing. 

(13) Floor drains shall be provided where operation- 
ally and mechanically appropriate, 

(14) Medical/mental health care housing shall be 
designed in consultation with the health author- 
ity. Medical/mental health areas may contain 
other than single occupancy rooms. 

C. The design of a Court Holding or Temporary Hold- 
ing facility must include and comply with the fol- 
lowing subsections of Section 13-102 (c) 6 B: (1), 
(2), (3). (5), (6). (7). (9). (10) and (13). Court hold- 
ing facilities shall have separate paths of travel for 
inmates from those used by the public. 

7. Pilot projects. The pilot project is the short-term 
method used by a local detention facility/system, 
approved by the Board of Corrections, to evaluate inno- 
vative programs, operations or concepts which meet or 
exceed the intent of these regulations. 

The Board of Corrections may, upon application of a 
city, county, or city and county, grant piloi project status 
to a program, operational innovation or new concept 
related to the operation and management of a local 
detention facility. An application for a pilot project 
shall include, at a minimum, the following information: 

A. The regulations which the pilot project will affect. 

B. Reviewof case law, including any lawsuits brought 
against the applicant's local detention facility, perti- 
nent to the proposal. 

C. The applicant's history of compliance of noncom- 
pliance with standards. 

D. A summary of the "totality of conditions" in the 
facility or facilities, including but limited to: 

(1) Program activities, exercise and recreation; 

(2) Adequacy of supervision; 

(3) Types of inmates affected; and, 

(4) Inmate classification procedures. 

E. A statement of the goals the pilot project is intended 
to achieve, the reasons a pilot project is necessary 
and why the particular approach was selected. 

F. The projected costs of the pilot project and pro- 
jected cost savings to the city, county, city and 
county, if any. 

Q A plan for developing and implementing the pilot 
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H. A Statement of how the overall goal of providing 
safety to staff and inmates will be achieved. 

The Board of Corrections shall consider applications for 
pilotprojects based on the relevance and appropriateness of ihe 
proposed project, the completeness of the information pro- 
vided in the application and staff recommendations. 

Within 10 working days of receipt of the application, Board 
staff will notify the applicant, in writing, that the application is 
completeandacceptedforfiling.or that Ihe application is being 
returned as deficient and identifying what specific additional 
information is needed. This does not preclude the Board of 
Corrections members from requesting additional information 
necessary to make a detentii nation that the pilot project pro- 
posed actually meets or exceeds the intent of the regulations at 
the time of the hearing. When complete, the application will be 
placed on the agenda for the Board's consideration at a regu- 
larly scheduled meeting. The written notification from the 
Board to the applicant shall also include the date, lime and loca- 
tion of the meeting at which the application will be considered. 
(The Board meeting schedule for the current calendar year is 
available through its office in Sacramento.) 

When an application for a pilot project is approved by the 
Board of Corrections, the Board shall notify the applicant, in 
writing within 10 working days of the meeting, of any condi- 
tions included in the approval and the time period for the pilot 
project. Regular progress reports and evaluative data on the 
success of the pilot project in meeting its goals shall be pro- 
vided to the Board. If disapproved, the applicant shall be noti- 
fied in writing, within 10 working days of the meeting, the 
reasons for said disapproval. This application approval process 
may take up to 90 days from the date of receipt of a complete 
application. 

Pilot project status granted by the Board of Corrections shall 
not exceed twelve months after its approval date. When 
deemed to be in the best interest ofthe application, the Board of 
Corrections may extend the expiration date for up to an addi- 
tional twelve months. Once a city, county, or city and county 
successfully completes the pilot project evaluation period and 
desires to continue with the program, it may apply for an alter- 
nate means of compliance as described in Section [3-102(c)8 
of these regulations, 

S. Alternate means of compliance. The alternate 
means of compliance is the long-term method used 
by a local detention facility /system, approved by 
the Board, to encourage responsible innovation and 
creativity in the operation of California's local 
detention facilities. The Board may, upon applica- 
tion of a city, county, or city and county, consider 
alternate means of compliance with these regula- 
tions after the pilot project process has been suc- 
cessfully evaluated [as defined in Section 
13-I02(c)7]. The city, county, or city and county 
mustpresent the completed application to the Board 
no later than 30 days prior to the expiration of its 
pilot project. 

Applications for alternate means of compliance 
must meet the spirit and intent of improving jail 
management, shall be equal to or exceed the exist- 



ing standard{s) and shall include reporting and 
evaluation components. An application for alter- 
nate means of compliance shall include, at a mini- 
mum, the following information: 

A. Review of case law, including any lawsuits brought 
against the applicant local detention facility, perti- 
nent to the proposal. 

B. The applicant's history of compliance or noncom- 
pliance with standards. 

C\ A summary of the ""totality of conditions" in the 
facility or facilities, including but not limited to: 

( 1 ) Program activities, exercise and recreation; 

(2) Adequacy of supervision; 

(3) Types of inmates affected; and 

(4) Inmate classification procedures. 

D. A statement of the problem the alternate means of 
compliance is intended to solve, how the alternative 
will contribute to a solution of the problem and why 
it is considered an effective solution. 

E. The projected costs of the alternative and projected 
cost savings to the city, county, city and county if 
any. 

F. A plan for developing and implementing the alter- 
native, including a time line where appropriate. 

G. A statement of how the overall goal of providing 
safety to staff and inmates was achieved during the 
pilot project evaluation phase [Section 
13-102(c)7]. 



ARTICLE 2 
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR JUVENILE FACILITIES 

I3-20L Minimum standards tor juvenile facilities. 

(a) Dcfmitions. The following definitions shall apply: 

ADMINISTERING MEDICATION, as it relates to pharma- 
ceutical management, means the act by which a single dose of 
medication is given to a patient by licensed health care staff. 
The single dose of medication may be taken either from slock 
(undispensed) or dispensed supplies. 

ALTERNATE MEANS OF COMPLIANCE means a 
process for meeting or exceeding the intent of the standards in 
an innovative way as approved by the Board pursuant to an 
application. 

APPEAL HEARING means an administrative procedure pro- 
viding an appellant with an opportunity to present the facts of 
the appeal for the fonnal decision concerning matters raised 
pursuant to the purposes set forth in these regulations. Such 
hearing may be conducted using oral and/or written testimony 
as specified by the Executive Director of the Board. 

APPELLANT means a county or city which files a request for 
an appeal hearing. 

AUTHORIZED AND REPRESENTATIVE means an indi- 
vidual authorized by the appellant to act as its representative in 
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BOARD means the Stale Corrections Standards Authority, 
which acts by and through its executive director, deputy direc- 
tors and field representatives. 

CAMP means a juvenile camp, ranch, forestry camp or boot 
camp estahlished in accordance with Section SSI of the Wel- 
fare and Institutions Code, to which minors made wards of the 
court on the grounds of fitting the description in Section 602 of 
the Welfare and Institutions Code may be committed. 

CHILD SUPERVISION STAFF means juvenile facility 
employee, whose duty is primarily the supervision of minors. 
Administrative, supervisory, food services, janitorial or other 
auxiliary staff is not considered child supervision staff 

COMMITTED means placed in a jail or juvenile facility pur- 
suant toa court order for a specific period of time, independent 
of, or in connection with, other sentencing alternatives. 

CONTACT means communications, whether verbal or visual, 
or immediate physical presence. 

CONTRABAND is any object, writing or substance, the pos- 
session of which would constitute a crime under the laws of the 
State of California, pose a danger within a juvenile facility or 
would interfere with the orderly day-to-day operation of a 
juvenile facility. 

CONTROL ROOM is a continuously staffed secure area 
within the facility that contains staff responsible for safety, 
security, emergency response, communication, electronics and 
movement. 

COURT HOLDING FACILITY FOR MINORS means a 
local detention facility constructed wiihinacourt building used 
for the confinement of minors or minors and adults for the pur- 
pose of a court appearance, for a period not to exceed 12 hours. 

DELIVERING MEDICATION, as it relates to pharmaceuti- 
cal management, means the act of providing one or more doses 
of a prescribed and dispensed medication to a patient. 

DEPARTMENT means the Department of the Youth Author- 
ity. 

DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED means Those persons 
who have a disability which originates before an individual 
attains age 18, continues, or can be expected to continue indefi- 
nitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for that individ- 
ual. This term includes mental retardation, cerebral palsy, 
epilepsy and autism, as well as disabling conditions found to be 
closely related to mental retardation or to require treatment 
similar to that required for mentally retarded individuals. 

DIRECT VISUAL OBSERVATION means staff must per- 
sonally see minor's movement and/or skin. Audio/video moni- 
toring may supplement but not substitute for direct visual 
observation. 

DIRECT VISUALSUPERVISION means staff constantly in 
the presence of the minor. Audio/video monitoring may sup- 
plement but not substitute for direct visual supervision. 

DISPENSING, as it relates to pharmaceutical management, 
means the interpretation of the prescription order, the prepara- 
tion, repackaging, and labeling of the drug based upon a pre- 
scription from a physician, dentist or other prescriber 
authorized by law. 



DISPOSAL, as it relates to pharmaceutical management, 
means the destruction of medication or its retiuTi to the manu- 
facturer or supplier. 

EMERGENCY means a significant disruption of normal 
facility procedure, policy or operation caused by civil disorder. 
single incident of mass arrest of juveniles and natural disasters 
such as flood, fire or earthquake; and which requires immedi- 
ate action to avert death or injury and to maintain security. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR means the Executive Du^ector of 
the Board. 

EXERCISE means an activity that requires physical exertion 
of the large muscle group. 

FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR means Chief Probation 
Oflicer, Sheriff. Marshal. Chief of Police or other official 
charged by law with administration of the facility. 

FACILITY MANAGER means director, superintendent, 
police or sheriff commander or other person in charge of the 
day-to-day operation of a facility holding minors. 

FILING DATE means the date a request for an appeal hearing 
is received by the Executive Director or the Board. 

504 PLAN means a written educational plan developed by a 
group of educators, administrators, parents and other relevant 
participants pursuant to Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilita- 
tion Act of IQ73: Title 29 of the United States Code. Section 
794; and Title 34 ofthe Code ofFederal Regulations. Part 104, 
that addresses the needs of a disabled student, as defined under 
section 504. 

FLIRLOLIGH means the conditional or temporary release of a 
minor from the facility. 

HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR means that individual or 
agency that is designated with responsibility for health care 
policy pursuant to a written agreement, contract or job descrip- 
tion. The health administrator may be a physician, an individ- 
ual or a health agency. In those instances where medical and 
mental health services are provided by separate entities, deci- 
sions regarding mental health services shall be made in cooper- 
ation with the mental health director. When the administrator is 
other than a physician, final clinicaljudgment rests with a des- 
ignated responsible physician. 

HEALTH CARE means medical, mental health and dental 
services. 

HEALTH CARE CLEARANCE means a nonconfidential 
statement which indicates to child supervision staff that there 
are no health contraindications to a minor being admitted to a 
facility and specifies any limitations to full program 
participation. 

HEARING PANEL means a panel comprised of three mem- 
bers of the Board of Corrections who shall be selected by the 
Chairman at the time an appeal is filed. A fourth member may 
be designated as alternate. Members designated to the hearing 
panel shall not be employed by or citizens of ihe county or city 
submilting an appeal. 

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (lEP) means a 
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education program team pursuant to Education Code Section 
56345. 

INMATE WORKER means an adult in a jail or lockup 
assigned to perfomi designated tasks outside of his/her cell or 
dormitory, pursuant to the written policy of the facility, for a 
minimum of four hours each day on a five-day scheduled work- 
week. 

JAIL means a Type 11 or HI facility as defined in the "Mini- 
mum Standards for Local Detention Facilities/' 

JLVENILE FACILITY means a juvenile hailjuvenile home, 
ranch or camp, forestry camp, regional youth education facil- 
ity, boot camp or special-purpose juvenile halL 

JUVENILE HALL means a county facility designed for the 
reception and temporary care of minors detained in accordance 
widi the provisions of this subchapter and the juvenile court 
law. 

LABELING, as it relates to pharmaceutical management, 
means the act of preparing and affixing an appropriate label to a 
medication container 

LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY means a building that 
containsaTypeljailorTemporary Holding Facility. It does not 
include a Type II or III jail which has the purpose of detaining 
adultscharged with criminal law violationswhile awaiting trial 
or sentenced adult criminal offenders. 

LEGEND DRUGS are any drugs defined as ""dangerous 
drugs'' under Chapter ^, Division 2, Section 42 1 1 of the Cali- 
fornia Business and Professions Code. These drugs bear the 
legend, "Caution Federal Law Prohibits Dispensing Without a 
Prescription." The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has 
detentiined. because of toxicity or other potentially harmful 
effects, that these drugs are not safe for use except under the 
supervision of a health care practitioner licensed by law to pre- 
scribe legend drugs. 

LICENSED HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL means those 
individuals who are licensed by the state to perform specified 
functions within a defined scope of practice. This includes, but 
is not limited to, the following classificafions of personnel: 
physician/psychiatrist, dentist, pharmacist, physician's assis- 
tant, registered nurse/nurse practitioner/public health nurse. 
Hcensed vocational nurse and psychiatric technician. 

LIVING AREA in a juvenile hall shall be a self-contained unit 
containing locked sleeping rooms, single and double occu- 
pancy sleeping rooms or dormitories, dayroom space, water 
closets, wash basins, drinking fountains and showers commen- 
surate to the number of minors housed, not to exceed 30 
minors, A living unit shall not be divided by any permanent or 
temporary barrier that hinders direct access, supervision or 
immediate intervention or other action if needed. 

LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER means that licensed physician 
who is appointed by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to 
Health and Safety Code Section 101000 to carry out duly 
authorized orders and statutes related to public health within 
his/her jurisdiction. 

LOCKUP means a locked room or secure enclosure under the 
control of a peace ofiicer or custodial officer that is primarily 
for the temporary confinement of adults who have recently 



been arrested, sentenced prisoners who are inmate workers 
may reside in the facility to carry out appropriate work. Lock- 
ups are Type I or Temporary Holding Facilities as defined in the 
''Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities." 

MAXIMUM CAPACITYmeans the number of minors dial 
can be housed at any one time in a juvenile hall, camp, ranch, 
home, forestry camp, regional youth education facility or boot 
camp in accordance with provisions in this subchapter. 

MENTALHEALTH DIRECTOR meansthat individual who 

is designated by contract, written agreement or job description 
to have administrative responsibility for the mental health pro- 
gram. The health administrator shall work in cooperation with 
the mental health director to develop and implement mental 
health policies and procedures. 

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LOCAL DETENTION 
FACILITIES means those regulations within Title 15. Divi- 
sion 1 , Subchapter 4, Section 1 000 et. seq. of the California 
Code of Regulations and Title 24, Part 1, Section 13-102. and 
Part 2, Section 470A of the California Code of Regulations, as 
adopted by the Board. 

MINOR means a person under 18 years of age and includes 
those persons whose cases are under the jurisdiction of the 
adult criminal court. 

NEW GENERATION DESIGN means a design concept for 
detention facilities in which housing cells, donnitories or 
sleeping rooms are positioned around the perimeter of a com- 
mon day-room, fonning a housing/living unit. Generally, the 
majority of services for each housing/living unit {such as din- 
ing, medical exam/sick call, programming, school, etc.) occur 
in specified locations within the unit. 

NONSECURE CUSTODY means that a minor's freedom of 
movement in a law enforcement facility is controlled by the 
staff of the facility; and 

a. The minor is under constant direct visual observation 
by the staff: 

b. The minor is not locked in a room or enclosure; and, 

c. The minor is not physically secured to a cufTmg rail or 
other stationary object. 

NOTICE OF DECISION means a written statement by the 
Executive Director or the Board which contains the formal 
decision of the Executive Director or the Board and the reason 
for that decision. 

ON-SITE HEALTH CARE STAFF means licensed, certified 
or registered health care personnel who provide regularly 
scheduled health care services at the facility pursuant to a con- 
tract, written agreement or job description. It does not extend to 
emergency medical personnel or other health care personnel 
who may be on site to respond to an emergency or an unusual 
situation. 

OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) DRUGS, as it relates to 
pharmaceutical management, are medications which do not 
require a prescription (nonlegend). 

PILOT PROJECT means an initial short-term method to test 
orapply an innovation orconceptrelaied to the operation, man- 
agement or design of a juvenile facility, jail or lockup pursuant 
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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY is ihe ability of a child 
supervision staff member lo independently supervise one or 
more minors. 

PROCUREMENT, as it relates lo pharmaceutical manage- 
ment, means the system for ordering and obtaining medica- 
tions for facility stock. 

PROPOSED DECISION means a written recommendation 
from the hearing panel/hearing oHicer to the full Board con- 
taining a summary of facts and a recommended decision on an 
appeal. 

PROSTHESES means artificial devices to replace missing 
body parts or to compensate for defective bodily function. 
Prostheses are distinguished from slings, crutches orother sim- 
ilar assistive devices. 

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION means those drugs 
whose purpose is to have an effect on the central nervous sys- 
tem lo impact behavior or psychiatric symptoms. Psychotropic 
medications include, but are not limited to. antipsychotic, anti- 
depressant, lithium carbonate and anxiolytic drugs, as well as 
anticonvulsants or any other medication when used to treat 
psychiatric conditions. Drugs used to reduce the toxic side 
effects of psychotropic medications are not included. 

RECREATION means activities that occupy the attention and 
offer the opportunity for relaxation. Such activities may 
include ping-pong, TV, reading, board games and letter 
writing. 

RECIONALFACILITYmeansafacility serving two or more 
counties bound together by a memorandum of understanding 
or a joint powers agreement identifying the terms, conditions, 
rights, responsibilities and financial obligation of all parties. 

REMODELING means to alter the facility structure by add- 
ing, deleting or moving any of the buildings components, 
thereby affecting any of the spaces specified in Title 24. Sec- 
tion 1230. 

REPACKAGING, as it relates to pharmaceutical manage- 
ment, means transferring medications from the original manu- 
facturer's container lo another properly labeled container. 

REQUEST FOR APPEAL HEARING means a clear written 

expression of dissatisfaction about a procedure or action taken, 
requesting a hearing on the matter, and filed with the Executive 
Director of the Board. 

RESPONSIBLE PHYSICIAN means that physician who is 
appropriately licensed by the state and is designated by con- 
tract, written agreement or job description to have responsibil- 
ity for policy development in medical, dental and mental health 
matters involving clinical judgments. The responsible physi- 
cian may also be the health administrator 

SECURE DETENTION means that a minor being held in 
temporary custody in a law enforcement facility is locked in a 
room or enclosure and/or is physically secured to a cuffing rail 
or other stationary object. 

SECURITY GLAZING means a glass/polycarbonate com- 
posite glazing material designed for use in detention facility 
doors and windows and intended to withstand measurable, 
complex loads from deliberate and sustained attacks in a deten- 
tion environment. 



SHALL is mandatory: ""may" is permissive. 

SPECIAL-PURPOSE JUVENILE HALL means a county 
facility used for the temporary confmement of a minor, not to 
exceed96 hours, prior to transfer to a full service juvenile facil- 
ity or release. 

STATUS OFFENDER means a minor alleged or adjudged to 
be a person described in Section 60 1 of the Welfare and Institu- 
tions Code. 

STORAGE, as it relates to pharmaceutical management. 
means the controlled physical environment used for the safe- 
keeping and accounting of medications. 

SUPERVISION IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY 

means that a minor is being directly observed by the responsi- 
ble individual in the facility to the extent that immediate inter- 
vention or other required action is possible. 

SUPERVISORY STAFF means a staff person whose primary 
duties may include, but are not limited to, scheduling and eval- 
uating subordinate staff, providing on-the-job training, making 
recommendations for promotion, hiring and discharge of sub- 
ordinate staff, recommending disciplinary actions and oversee- 
ing subordinate staff work. Supervisory staff shall not be 
included in the minor to supervision slafT ratio, although some 
oftheir duties could include the periodic supervision of minors. 

TEMPORARY CUSTODY means that the minor is not at Ub- 
erty to leave the law enforcement faciUty. 

USE OF FORCE means an immediate means of overcoming 
resistance and to control the threat of imminent harm to self or 
others. 

(b) Exclusions. Title 24 of the California Code of Regula- 
tions. Sections 13-201 and 1230. which pertain to planning and 
design of juvenile facilities, shall be applicable to facilities for 
which architectural drawings have been submitted to the State 
Board for review. These requirementsshall not be applicable to 
facilities that were constructed in conformance with the stan- 
dards of the Department of the Youth Authority or the Board in 
effect at the time of initial architectural planning. However, an 
existing juvenile facility built in accordance with construction 
standards in effect at the time of construction shall be consid- 
ered as being in compliance with the provisions of this article 
unless the condition of the structure is determined by the facil- 
ity administrator or other appropriate authority to be dangerous 
to life, health or welfare of minors. When any facility, designed 
and constructed under earlier standards, can comply with a 
more recently adopted requirement, the least restrictive regula- 
tion shall apply. 

If, in the course of inspection of local juvenile facilities, the 
Board detennines that a facility planned or built prior lo these 
regulations does not meet the appropriate, applicable standards 
in effect at the time of initial architectural planning, the local 
governing body shall submit to the Board for their approval 
within one year of such inspection a plan for causing that facil- 
ity 10 meet current standards. Such a plan shall include the spe- 
cific building areas that need to be remodeled and/ or 
constructed, a definite time period over which the proposed 
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(c) Initial planning for a local juvenile Tacility. 

1. Letter of intenl. A county, city, city and county or 
regional juvenile facility that intends to build or 
remodel any local juvenile facility sliall file a letter of 
intent with the Board. 

2. Needsassessmcnt. Any county, city, city and county, or 
regional juvenile facility intending to construct a new 
juvenile facility, or expand the rated capacity of the cur- 
rent facility, shall complete a needs assessment. One 
copy of ihe needs assessment shall be submitted to the 
Board prior to submitting plans and specifications. 
There are two types of needs assessments: 

A. Comprehensive Needs Assessment. The Compre- 
hensive Needs Assessment shall include: 

(1) A description of the elements of the system; 

(2) A description of the department's management 
ph i losophy /process ; 

(3) A description of the current minor population; 

(4) A description of the classification system; 

(5) A description of the program needs, including 
planned academic programs and special educa- 
tion programs, and an analysis of performance 
in using programs which can reduce secure 
facility requirements; 

(6) An analysis of the corrections' system trends 
and characteristics which influence planning 
assumptions about future change, including: 
population projections, projections of minor 
population and program costs based on continu- 
ation of current policies, and projections of Ihe 
impact of alternative policies or programs on 
minor population growth and program costs; 

(7) A history of the system's compliance with stan- 
dards, including the adequacy of staffmg levels 
and the ability to provide visual supervision; 

(8) A history of the adequacy of record keeping; 

(9) The ability to provide confidential interviews 
and medical exams; and: 

(10) A discussion of unresolved issues. 

B. Targeted Needs Assessment. 

(1) For expansion of an existing facility, a targeted 
needs assessment may be submitted if a compre- 
hensive needs assessment has been submitted 
and accepted by the Board within 5 years. 

(2) The Targeted Needs Assessment shall include 
any update and/or changes to the previous Com- 
prehensive Needs Assessment and provide 
information affirming its vahdity and accuracy, 

3. Operational program statement. Unless the con- 
struction or remodeling is of a minor nature, not affect- 
ing the capacity or flow of the facility, an operational 
program statement shall be developed by the facility 
administrator and submitted to the Board for the pur- 
pose of providing the basis upon which architectural 



plans are drawn. The operational program statement 
must be submitted with the schematic architectural 
plans required by Section 13-201 (c) 5 ofthese regula- 
tions and must include a description of the following: 

A. Intended capacity of facility; 

B. Security and classification of minors to be housed; 

C. Movement within the facility and entry and exit 
from secure areas; 

D. Food preparation and serving; 

E. Staffing; 

F. Booking; 

G. Visiting and attorney interviews; 
H. Exercise; 

I. Programs; 

J. Medical services, including the management of 
communicable diseases; 

K. Cleaning and/or laundering; 

L. Segregation of minors; 

M. Court holding and movement: 

N. Mental health services; 

O. Facilities for administration and operations staff; 

P. Staff to staff communications system; 

Q. Management of disruptive minors; 

R. Management of minors with disabilities, with pro- 
visions for wheelchairs, gumey access and for 
evacuation during emergencies; 

S. Architectural treatment of space relative to prevent- 
ing suicides by minors; 

T. Method of implementing California Pemd Coda 
Section 4030 relating to the holding of offenders 
requiring incarceration without the necessity of 
unjustified strip searches; and 

U. School programs. 

A. Facilities in existing buildings. Wherever county, city, 
city and county, or regional juvenile facility intends to 
establish a juvenile facility in an existing building or 
buildings, noticeshallbegiven to the Board whose staff 
shall complete a survey to determine capacity of such 
buildings and shall make recommendations for neces- 
sary modifications. The proposing local government 
shall secure the appropriate clearance from the health 
authority, building official, and State Fire Marshal. 

5, Submittal of plans and specifications. All plans and 
specifications submitted to the Board in compliance 
with Penal Code Section 6029 shall be in duplicate at 
the schematic design stage, at the design development 
stage and when final working plans and specifications 
are developed. A copy of the plans will be forwarded by 
the Board to the State Fire Marshal for review. Board 
staff shall respond in writing indicating compliance or 
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6. Design requirements. 

A. The design of a local juvenile facility shall comply 
with provisions of California Code of Regulations, 
Title 24, Part 2, Section 1230. 

B. The design of a juvenile facility shall address the 
following: 

(1) Fire safety. The provisions of Title 19 as they 
relate to juvenile facilities shall be incorporated 
into the facility design. 

(2) Suicide hazards. Architectural plans shall be 
reviewed by the Board for the purpose of reduc- 
ing hazards posed by fixtures and equipment 
which could be used for an act of suicide by a 
minor. The facility design shall avoid any sur- 
faces, edges, fixtures, or fittings that can provide 
an attachment for hanging or other opportunity 
for self-inflicted injury. The following features 
shall be incorporated in the design of sleeping 
rooms, bathrooms, and any other area where a 
juvenile may be left alone: 

a. Plumbing shall not be exposed. Operation of 
control valves shall use flush buttons or sim- 
ilar. Drinking water spout, if any, shall be 
without curved projections; 

b. Towel holders shall be ball -in -socket or 
indented clasp, not pull-down hooks or bars; 

c. Supply and return grilles shall have open- 
ings no greater than i'\i, inch or have 
1 6-mesh per square inch; 

d. Beds, desk surfaces and shelves shall have 
no sharp edges and shall be configured to 
prevent attachment; 

e. Light fixtures shall be tamper resistant; 

f Fixtures such as mirrors shall be mounted 
using tamper-resistant fasteners; 

g. Fire sprinkler heads inside rooms shall be 
designed to prevent attachment; and 

h. Telephone cords shall heof minimtim length 
to facilitate use. 

(3) Health and sanitation. Provisions of Sub- 
chapter 5, Title 15, California Code of Regula- 
tions, and of the California Uniform Retail Food 
Facilities Law as they relate to juvenile facilities 
shall be incorporated into the facility design. 

(4) When adding new sleeping rooms to a juvenile 
hall, not less than 10% of them shall be single 
occupancy, unless the juvenile hall can demon- 
strate that its current number of single occu- 
pancy rooms will equal at least 1 0% of the new 
Board rated capacity. In addition, single or dou- 
ble occupancy rooms shall be that number, 
detennined by the facility administrator, neces- 
sary 10 safely manage the population of the facil- 
ity based on a comprehensive needs assessment 
which accounts for minors projected to be: 



a. Mentally disordered. 

b. Custodial problems, and/or 

c. Likely to need individual housing for other 
specific reasons as determined by the facility 
administration. 

The total number of single or double 
occupancy rooms shall be identified. 

(5) Staff and safety. Facilities shall be designed 
and/ or equipped in such a manner that staff and 
minors have the ability to summon immediate 
assistance in the event of an incident or an 
emergency. 

(6) Heating and cooling. Provision shall be made 
to maintain comfortable living environment and 
meet the energy requirements ofPart 2 {Ciilifbr- 
fiia Building Cotlc). Part 4 {Califoruia Mechani- 
cal Code), and Part 6 {Caiijbruia Enci-gy Code) 
of Title 24, CaUfomia Code of Regulations. 

(7) Acoustics. Dayroom areas shall he designed and 
constructed so that the noise level does not 
exceed 65 decibels and a reverberation time less 
than L5 seconds. Sleeping areas shall have a 
noise level no higher than 35 decibels and a 
reverberation lime less than 1.5 seconds. The 
healing, ventilating and air conditioning noise 
level shall be no higher than 35 decibels in sleep- 
ing areas and classrooms. 

(8) Spaces for the disabled. 

a. Housing room. A room for a minor with a 
disability requiring a wheelchair must have 
an appropriate entry and a toilet, washbasin, 
and drinking fountain which the minor can 
utilize without personal assistance. 

b. Other space within the security perimeter 
such as dayroom and activity areas shall be 
locatedsuchihatadisabled minor will not be 
excluded from participating in any program 
for which they would otherwise be eligible. 
An accessible shower for disabled minors 
shall be available. 

c. Spaces outside the security perimeter. 

Public areas of a local juvenile facility shall 
comply with the applicable chapters of Title 
24. Part 2 of the California Code of 
Regulations. 

(9) Security. Facility design shall provide security 
and supervision appropriate to the classification 
Level of minors in custody. 

a. The facility perimeter shall be controlled by 
appropriate means to ensure that minors 
remain within the perimeter and shall be 
designed to prevent access by the general 
public without proper authorizaiion. 

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shall also be used at appropriate interior 
locations to ensure a secure and safe envi- 
ronment for minors and staff. 

(10) Medical/mental health care housing and 
treatment space. There shall be some means to 
provide health care and housing and treatment 
of ill and or infirm minors. When the opera- 
tional program statement for a facility indicates 
that medical care housing is needed, such hous- 
ing must provide lockable storage space for 
medical instruments and must be located within 
the security area of the facility accessible to both 
female and male minors, but not in the living 
area of either. Treatment spaces and the medical 
care housing unit shall be designed in consulta- 
tion with the health authority. If negative pres- 
sure isolation rooms are being planned, ihey 
shall be designed to the community standard. 
Medical/menial health areas may contain other 
than single occupancy rooms. 

7. Pilot project. A pilot project is the short-term method 
used by a local juvenile facility/system approved by the 
Board to evaluate innovative programs, operations or 
concepts which may not comply with the regulations 
but meet or exceed the intent of these regulations. 

The Board may. upon application of a city, county, or 
city and county, grant pilot project status to a program, 
operational innovation or new concept related to the 
operation and management of a local juvenile facility. 
An application for a pilot project shall include, at a min- 
imum, the following infonnation: 

(a) The regulations that the pilot project shall affect; 

(b) Any lawsuits brought against the applicant local 
juvenile facility, pertinent to the proposal; 

(c) A summary of the "totahty of conditions" in the 
facility or facilities, including but not limited to 

1. Program activities, exercise and recreation, 

2. Adequacy of supervision, 

3. Types of minors affected, and 

4. Classification procedures. 

(d) A statement of the goals the pilot project is intended 
to achieve, the reasons a pilot project is necessary 
and why the particular approach was selected; 

(e) The projected costs of the pilot project and pro- 
jected cost savings to the city, county, or city and 
county, if any; 

(f) A plan for developing and implementing the pilot 
project including a time line where appropriate; and 

(g) A statement of how the overall goal of providing 
safety to staff and minors shall be achieved. 

The Board may consider applications for pilot projects 
based on the relevance and appropriateness of the proposed 
project, the applicant's history of compliance/noncompliance 
withregulations. the completeness of the information provided 
in the application and staff recommendations. 



Within 10 working days of receipt of the application. Board 
staff shall notify theapplicant. in writing, that the application is 
completeandacceptedfor filing, or that the application is being 
returned as deficient and identifying what specific additional 
infonnation is needed. This does not preclude the Board of 
Corrections members from requesting additional information 
necessary to make a detennination that the pilot project pro- 
posed actually meets or exceeds the intent of these regulations 
at the time of the hearing. When complete, the application shall 
be placed on the agenda forthe Board's consideration at a regu- 
larly scheduled meeting. The written notification from the 
Boardto the applicant shall also include the date, time and loca- 
tion ofthe meeting at which the application shall be considered. 

When an application for a pilot project is approved by the 
Board, the Board shall notify the applicant, in writing within 10 
working days ofthe meeting, of any conditions included in the 
approval and the time period for the pilot project. Regular 
progress reports and evaluative data on the success of the pilot 
project in meeting its goals shall be provided to the Board. The 
Board may extend time limits for pilot projects for good and 
proper purpose. 

If disapproved, the applicant shall be notified in writing, 
within 10 working days of the meeting, the reasons for said dis- 
approval. This application approval process may take up to 90 
days from the date of receipt of a complete application. 

Pilot project status granted by the Board shall not exceed 12 
months after its approval date. When deemed to be in the best 
interest ofthe applicant, the Board may extend the expiration 
date. Once a city, county, or city and county successfully com- 
pletes the pilot project evaluation period and desires to con- 
tinue with the program, it may apply for an alternate means of 
compliance. The pilot project shall be granted an automatic 
extension ofiime to operate the project pending the Board con- 
sideration of an alternate means of compliance. 

8. Alternate means of compliance. An alternate means 
of compliance is the long-term method used by a local 
juvenile facility /system, approved by the Board of Cor- 
rections, to encourage responsible innovation and cre- 
ativity in the operation of California's local juvenile 
facilities. The Board may. upon application of a city, 
county, or city and county, consider alternate means of 
compliance with these regulations either after the pilot 
project process has been successfully evaluated or upon 
direct application to the Board. The city, county, or city 
and county shall present the completed application to 
the Board no laterthan 30 days prior to the expiration of 
its pilot project, if needed. 

Applications for alternate means of comphance shall 
meet the spirit and intent of improving facility manage- 
ment, shall enhance, be equal to. or exceed the intent of, 
existing standard(s), and shall include reporting and 
evaluation components. An application for alternate 
means of compliance shall include, at a minimum, the 
following information: 

(a) Any lawsuits brought against the applicant local 
facility, pertinent to the proposal; 

(b) A summary of the ""totality of conditions" in the 
facility or facilities, including but not limited to: 



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1 . Program activities, exercise and recreation; 

2. Adequacy of supervision; 

3. Types of minors affected; and 

4. Classification procedures. 

(c) A statement of the problem the alternate means of 
compliance is intended to solve, how the alternative 
shall contribute to a solution of the problem and 
why it is considered an effective solution; 

(d) The projected costs of the alternative and projected 
costsavingstothecity, county, or city and county, if 
any; 

(e) A plan for developing and implementing the alter- 
native, including a time line where appropriate: and 

(f) A statement of how the overall goal of providing 
safety to staff and minors was or would be achieved 
during the pilot project evaluation phase. 

(g) When remodeling, a statement which indicates that 
the alternate means of compliance will provide an 
enhanced compliance with current regulations, if 
full compliance cannot be achieved. 

The Board may consider applications for alternate means of 
compliance based on the relevance and appropriateness of the 
proposed alternative, the applicant's history of compli- 
ance/noncompliance with regulations, the completeness of the 
information provided in the application, the experiences of the 
jurisdiction during the pilot project, if applicable, and staff 
recommendations. 

Within 10 working days of receipt of the application. Board 
staffshallnotify the applicant, in writing, that the application is 
completeandacceptedforfiling.or that the application is being 
returned as deficient and identifying what specific additional 
information is needed. This does not preclude the Board mem- 
bers from requesting additional information necessary to make 
a determination that the aliernaie means of compliance pro- 
posed meets or exceeds the intent of these regulations at the 
time of the hearing. When complete, the application shall be 
placed on the agenda for the Board's consideration at a regu- 
larly scheduled meeting. The written notification from the 
Board to the applicant shall also include the date, lime and loca- 
tion of the meeting at which the application shall be considered. 

When an application for an alternate means of compliance is 
approved by the Board, the Board shall notify the applicant, in 
writing, within 10 working days of ihe meeting, of any condi- 
tions included in the approval and the time period for which the 
alternate means of compliance shall be permitted. Regular 
progress reports and evaluative data as to the success of the 
alternate means of compliance shall be submitted by the appli- 
cant. If disapproved, the applicant shall be notified in writing, 
within 10 working days of the meeting, the reasons for said dis- 
approval. This application approval process may take up to 90 
days from the date of receipt of a complete application. 

The Board may revise the minimum standards during the 
next biennial review based on data and information obtained 
during the alternate means of compliance process. If. however, 
the alternate means of compliance does not have universal 
application, a city, county, or city and county may continue to 



operate under this status as long as they meet the terms of this 
regulation. 

HISTORY: 

I . (BOC 1/96) Regular order by llie Board of Correction* to add Article2, 
to Part I, Title 24,C.C.R. Filed with the secretary of stale on February 
19, 1997; effective March21. 1997. Approved as a regularorder by the 
California Building Standards CoLiimi!i5[on on February 6. 1997. 



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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX FOR CHAPTER 13 



AditiinJslratlvc Regulations Tor the Board of Corrections 
(Title 24^ Part 1^ Calil'ornia Code of Regulations) 



The format of the history notes has been changed to be consis- 
tent with the other parts of the Calljhrniu Buih/ing Standards 
Code. The history notes for prior changes remain within the 
text of this code. 

1. (BOC 1/97) Regular order by the Board of Corrections to 
amend their administrative regulations pertaining to Local 
Detention Facilities. Filed with the secretary of state on March 
25. 1998; effective April 24, 1 998. Approved by the California 
Building Standards Commission on March 18. 1998. 

2. January 2^ 2003 Supplement approved by the Califor- 
nia Building Standards Commission on January 31^, 2001* 
Filed with the Secretary of State on February 2^ 200 K pub- 
lished January I^ 2003 and effective ISOdaysafter publica- 
tion- July 1,2003: 

Section 13'102(a)5 — Revise ". . . Executive Officer . . ." to 
read ". . . Executive Director . .". 

Section 13-102{a)9 — Revise ''Detoxification cell" to read 
"Sobering cell". 

Section 13-102(a)24 — Revise '\ . .as detoxification, safety, 
. . ." to read ''. . . as sobering, safety, . . .". 

Following Section 13-I02(a)i8, insert a new Section 
13-I02{a)l9. Renumber Sections l3-t02{a)29 and 
13-102(a)30 as Section I3-I02(a)30 and I3-I02(a)31 respec- 
tively. 

Following renumbered Section 13-I02(a)31, insert a new 
Section 13-102(a)32. Renumber Sections 13-102(a)31 
through. 13-102(a)35 two numbers higher. 

Following renumbered Section I3-I02(a)37, insert a new 
Section 13-102(a)38. Renumber Section 13-102(a)36 as 
13-102(a)39. 

Following renumbered Section I3-I02(a)39, insert a new 
Section I3-102(a)40. Renumber Sections I3-I02(a)37 
through 13-102{a)46 four numbers higher. 

(All of the following references for Section 13-102 et seq. 
use the revised Section numbers.) 

Section 13-102(c)2 — At the end of the first paragraph 
delete the words "The needs assessment study shall include:" 
and items A. through F. Insert new lead provision and items (a) 
through (k). 

Section 13-102(c)3.R — Revise "disabled Inmates" to "per- 
sons with disabilities." 

Section 13-102(c)3T— Revise ^'Section 4465.5" to "Sec- 
tion 4030." 

Section 1 3-1 02(c)3. V — Revise ^^Detoxification Cell(s)" to 
"Sobering cell{s)." 

Section 13-102(c)6.B.(2) — In the tenth line, revise "detoxi- 
fication cells" to "sobering cells." 

Section l3-l02{c)6.B.(4)a — Revise "mentally disordered" 
to "persons with disabilities." 



Section 13-102(c)6.B.(4)d — Delete die words "The needs 
assessment study shall include, but not be limited to. a descrip- 
tion of:'' and delete the items a. through j. immediately below. 

Section 13-102(c)6.B.{9) — Revise thetilieto '^Spaces for 
persons with disabilities.'" 

Section l3-102(c)6.B.{9)a — Revise the definition to read 
"A cell or room for an inmate with a disability using a wheel- 
chair must have an appropriate entry and a toilet, washbasin 
and drinking fountain which the inmate can use without per- 
sonal assistance." 

Section l3-102(c)6.B.(9)b — Revise ". . . disabled inmate 
. . /"'to'\ . .persons with disabilities. . ."; and revise the last sen- 
tence to read "Accessible showers for inmates with disabilities 
shall be available," 

Following Section l3-l02(c)6.B.(IO) insert a new Section 
1 3-102(c)6.B.(ll) and renumber the existing Section 
13^l02(c}6.B.(ll) to Section 13-!02(c)6.B.(12). 

Following the newly renumbered Section 
1 3- l02(c)6.B.(12), insert new Sections 13-l02(c)6.B.[l3) and 
13-i02(c)6.B.(I4). 

Section 13-102(c)6.C — Revise the fourth line to read '\ . . 
(6), (7), (9), (10), and (12). Court holding. . ." 

Section 13-201(a)2 — Revise the second line to read ". . . in 
an innovative way as approved by . . .". 

Section 1 3-201 (a)3 — Revise "... Executive Officer. . ." to 
". . . Executive Director . . .". 

Section 13-20l(a)5 — Replace ". . . his or her . . ." with 
". . . its . . .". 

Section 13-201(a)6 — Replace ", . . officer . . ." with ". . , 
director. . .". 

Section 13-201(a)7 — Revise ". . . Section 880 of the Cali- 
fornia Welfare and Institutions Code . . ." to read ". . . Section 
881 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. . . .": and revise 
". . . Section 602 of the California Welfare and Institutions 
Code. . ." to read ". . . Section 602 of the Welfare and Institu- 
tions Code . . .". 

Section 13-20l(a)8 — In the last line, replace ". . . are . . ." 
with "... is . . .". 

Section 13-20l(a)9 — Revise ". . . means sentenced to a 
jail ..." to read ". . . means placed in a jail . . .". 

Section 13-20l(a)15 — Revise ". . . an l.Q. of 70 or lower 
. . ." to read ". . . an l.Q. of 69 or lower . . .". 

Insert a new Section 13-201 (a) 16 and renumber the existing 
Sections 13-201(a)16 thru 13- thru l3-l3-20l(a)51 one num- 
ber higher, 

(The following references use the revised Section numbers.) 

Section 13-201(a)17-In the last line, replace ". . . observa- 
tion . . ." with ". . . supervision , , ,", 



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Section 13-201{a)2I— Revise '^..E^tecuIiveOfficer..;' to 
", , , Executive Director . . .''. 

Section l3-20l(a)24 — Revise '\ . . Executive Officer 
or . . .'' to '\ . . Executive Director of . . /\ 

Section 13-201(a)27 — Revise ^\ . . contraindications to 
minors being . . .'* to read ". . . contraindications to a minor 
being . . :\ ^ 

Section 1 3-201 (a)28 — In the third and last lines, revise ". . . 
the appeal . . ."" to read ''. . . an appeal . . .". 

Section 13-20l(a)3I — Revise the second line to read '\ . . 
forestry camp, regional youth educational facility, boot camp 
or . . :\ 

Section 1 3-20 1 fa )32 — In the last line, revise ". . . article . . ." 
to read *'. . . subchapter . . .". 

Section 1 3-201 (a)34 — Revise the first and second lines to 
read ''. . . means a building that contains a Type I or Temporary 
Holding Facility. It does not include . . .'\ 

Section 13-201(a)35 — In the fifth line, add a '^" after the 
word ''determined"" and in the sixth line add a ''," after the word 
"effects;^ 

Section 13-201{a)37 — In the third line revise ''. . . sleeping 
rooms and/or dormitories . . ." to read ". . . sleeping rooms or 
dormitories . . .". 

Section 13-201{aJ38 — In the last line, revise''.. , their juris- 
diction.'' to read '\ . . his/her jurisdiction." 

Section 13-201 (a)39 — In the second line change". . .which 
.. ."to '\ . . that . . /'; and at the end ofthe Section add ""Lockups 
are Type I or Temporary Holding Facilities as defined in the 
'Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities'." 

Section 13-201(3)40 — Revise''. . . minors authorized to be 
housed . . ." to ''. . . minors that can be housed . . ."; and revise 
'\ . . forestry camp or boot camp . . Z"" to read *'. . . forestry camp, 
regional youth education facility, or boot camp . . /'; and in the 
last line, replace ''articie" with "subchapter" 

Section 13-201(a)4l — Revise last line to read '\ . . adminis- 
trative responsibility for the mental health program." 

Section 13-201(a)42 — Capitalize Minimum Standards for 
Local Detention Facilities and afler ". . . Subchapter 4, . . ." add 
"Section lOOOetseq." 

Section 13-201{a)43 — In the last line omit the word "Cali- 
fornia." 

Section I3-20l(a)44B — Add a ^^" after "and." 

Section 13-201(a)45 — Revise ".. . Executive Ofiicer ... '^ 
to ". . . Executive Director. . ." 

Section 1 3-201 (a)46 — Revise the third line to read". .. pur- 
suant to a contract. . . /\ 

Section l3-201(a)4S — Revise the third line to read ",. .pur- 
suant to an application . . .". 

Section 1 3-201 (a)50 — Revise the last line to read". . .on an 
appeal." 

Insert a new Section 13-201(a)53 and renumber existing 
Sections 13-20 l(a)52 thru 1 3-201 (a)64 two numbers higher. 

(The following references use the revised Section numbers. ) 



Section 13-201{a)54 — Revise the iast line to read ". . .spec- 
ified in Title 24 Section 460A," 

Section l3-20l(a)56 — Revise ". . . Executive Ofilcer or 
. . ." to ". . . Executive Director of . . .". 

Section 13-201(a)57 — In the last line change ". . . author- 
ity." to ". . . administrator." 

Section l3-20I(a)60 — Revise the second line to read". . .of 
a minor, not to exceed 96 hours, . . .". 

Section 13-201(a)61 — Omit the word "... California .. ." 
from the second line. 

Section 13-201 (a)63 — Revise the first line to read "Super- 
vision in a law enforcement facility means . . ."; and revise the 
second line to read ". . . is being directly observed by the . . .". 

Section l3-20l(b) — Revise the seventh line to read 
". . . Youth Authority ofthe Board ofCorrections in effect. . .". 

Section 13-20i(c)l — Revise the first line to read ■"", , , or 
regional juvenile facility . . .". 

Section 13-20 1 (c)2 — Revise the second line to read "... or 
regional juvenile facility . . ."; and revise the third line to read 
". . . facility, or expand the rated capacity ofthe current facility 
shall complete . . .": and replace existing items A through E 
with new items A through J. 

Section 13-201(c)3 — In item R revise the first line to read 
"Management of minors with disabilities with provisions . . ."; 
and in item S omit "and," from the last line: and in item T revise 
"Section 4465.5" to "Section 4030" and add "; and," to the last 
line; and insert a new item U. 

Section I3-201(c}4 — Revise the second line to read ''. . , 
county, or regional juvenile facility. . .". 

Section l3-201(c)6B — Revise the first line to read 
". . . facility shall address the . . .". 

Section 1 3-20 lic)6B(3) — Revise "... Subchapter 4 ..." to 
read ". . . Subchapter 5. . .". 

Section 1 3-201 (c)6B(4) — Insert new language before "sin- 
gle or double occupancy . . ."; and omitthe heading "The needs 
assessment shall include but not be limited to a description of;" 
along with the items a. through k. below it. 

Section 13-20l(c)6B(8)a. — Revise the definitions to read 
"A room for a minor with a disability requiring a wheelchair, 
must have an appropriate entry and a toilet, washbasin and 
drinking fountain which the minor can utilize without personal 
assistance." 

Secfion 13-201(c)6B(10) — Revise the title to read ". . . 
health care housing and treatment space."; and revise the 
second line to read ". . . housing and treatment of ill . . ."; and 
revise the tenth line to read "... Treatment spaces and the medi- 
cal care housing. . .". 

Section 13-201(c)8 — Revise the second line ofthe second 
paragraph to read". . . complianceshallenhance, beequalto, or 
. . ."; and insert a new item (g). 

3. (BOC 01/02) Approval of minimum standards for local 
facilities. CCR. Title 24. Part I. Approved by the California 
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with the Secretary of State on July 18, 2003. Effective August 
17,2003. 

4. (BOC 01/04) Part I, Chapter 13. Sections 13-102{a); 
13-I02(c)l; 13-102(c)3; 13-I02(c)6; I3-102(c)7; I3-I02{c)8. 

13-102(a) — Definitions. Add a definition for ''Contact," 
"Inmate worker,'' "Jail," 'Taw enforcement facility." 
"Lockup," "Nonsecure custody," "Secure detention," "Super- 
vision jn law enforcement facility," "Temporary custody" and 
"Exercise." 

Revise "health authority" for clarity. Revise "local detention, 
facility" to add the term "and minors" for clarity. 

The term "herein" and "CCR" were deleted from the defini- 
tion of "rated capacity." 

Revise "managerial custodial personnel" for clarity. 

Add new definition for "security glazing" to help define the 
adult regulation requirements. 

The term "his or her" is being replaced with the term 
"his/her" in the definition of "Type I Facility." 

13-1 02(c) 1 — Letter of Intent + Revise regulation to provide 
consistent terminology when referring to a "city." "county" or 
"city and county." 

13-102(c}3 — Program Statement — Retitled regulation to 
include "Operational" in the title heading to read as follows: 
"Operational Program Statement." 

13-102(c}6 — Design Requirements — This modification 
will require floor drains to be added to hair care spaces. 

13-I02(c}7 — Pilot Projects — Replaces existing text in 
Title 24 with language from Title 15. 

1 3-1 02(c)8 — Alternate Means of Compliance — Describes 
the process for applying, monitoring and approving alternate 
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ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DOE) 

CHAPTER 14 

[RESERVED] 

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS FOR THE 
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS (CA) BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY 

CHAPTER 15.1 

[RESERVED] 

ACUPUNCTURE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.2 

[RESERVED] 

DIVISION OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS 

CHAPTER 15.3 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS 

CHAPTER 15.4 

[RESERVED] 

ATHLETIC COMMISSION 

CHAPTER 15.5 

[RESERVED] 

AUCTIONEER COMMISSION 

CHAPTER 15.6 

[RESERVED] 

BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 

CHAPTER 15.7 

[RESERVED] 



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BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS 

CHAPTER 15.8 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE EXAMINERS 

CHAPTER 15.9 

[RESERVED] 

CEMETERY BOARD 

CHAPTER 15.10 

[RESERVED] 

BUREAU OF COLLECTION AND INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES 

CHAPTER15.il 
[RESERVED] 

CONTRACTORS' STATE LICENSE BOARD 

CHAPTER 15.12 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY 

CHAPTER 15.13 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS 

CHAPTER 15.14 

[RESERVED] 

BUREAU OF ELECTRONIC AND APPLIANCE REPAIR 

CHAPTER 15.15 

[RESERVED] 



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BOARD OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS 

CHAPTER 15.16 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR GEOLOGISTS AND GEOPHYSICISTS 

CHAPTER 15.17 
[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND 

CHAPTER 15.18 

[RESERVED] 

HEARING AID DISPENSERS EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.19 

[RESERVED] 

BUREAU OF HOME FURNISHINGS 

CHAPTER 15.20 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS 

CHAPTER 15.21 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF MEDICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE 

CHAPTER 15.22 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS 

CHAPTER 15.23 

[RESERVED] 



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BOARD OF OPTOMETRY 

CHAPTER 15.24 

[RESERVED] 

BUREAU OF PERSONNEL SERVICES 

CHAPTER 15.25 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF PHARMACY 

CHAPTER 15.26 

[RESERVED] 

PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.27 

[RESERVED] 

PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.28 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE 

CHAPTER 15.29 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF POLYGRAPH EXAMINERS 

CHAPTER 15.30 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS 

CHAPTER 15.31 

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PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.32 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSES 

CHAPTER 15.33 

[RESERVED] 

RESPIRATORY CARE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.34 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS 

CHAPTER 15.35 

[RESERVED] 

SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

CHAPTER 15.36 
[RESERVED] 

STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL BOARD 

CHAPTER 15.37 

[RESERVED] 

TAX PREPARERS PROGRAM 

CHAPTER 15.38 

[RESERVED] 

BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE 

CHAPTER 15.39 

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BOARD OF VOCATIONAL NURSE AND PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN EXAMINERS 

CHAPTER 15.40 
[RESERVED] 



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CHAPTER 16 

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 



ARTICLE 1 
SCOPE 

16-101. Application. These regulations apply to public library 
projects for which funds have been granted under the Library 
Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 1988, Proposition 
85 (19SS), Education Code Sections 19950-1998 L 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioii 19%0. 
Reference: Ed uco I ion Code Sections 19957 and 199b 1, 



ARTICLE 2 
DEFINITIONS 

16-20L Definitions. In this chapter, the following definitions 
apply: 

PROJECT means the construction or renovation project for 
which an application has been approved by the Board. 

Aulbority: Education Code Section 199fiO 

Rererence: EducaUon Code SeciionE 19957 and 19961 (c). 

BOND ACT means the California Library Construction and 
RenovationBond Act of 1 98S. Proposition 85 (19SS), Educa- 
tion Code Sections 19950-19981. 

Aurhorir>': Education Code Section 19960. 
Reference: Education Code Seclion 1 9950. 

BOARD means the California Library Construction and Reno- 
vation Board. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclion 1 99(iO. 
Refennce: Educalion Code Section 19952 {c). 

FACILITY means a building used for public library service 
and operated or intended to be operated by a jurisdiction under 
authority of an Education Code provision to provide public 
Hbrary service. The owner of a facility may be a jurisdiction 
other than the operator of the facility. 

Aulborily: Education Code Section 19960. 
Reference: EducaUon Code Seclion 19957. 

INITIATOR means a description of a proposed change order 
together with a request for a cost estimate for the change order, 
preparedfor transmission to the contractor by the project archi- 
tect or similar official representing the owner. An ''inhiator'' is 
sometimes referred to as a "bulletin.'' 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclion 19960. 

Reference: EducaUon Code Seclion? 19957. 19952 and 19965. 

STATE LIBRARIAN means the State Librarian or a duly 
authorized representative of the State Librarian. 

Authority: Education Code Seclion 19960. 
Reference: Education Code Seclion 19960,. 



ARTICLES 
ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT 

16-301. Local responsibility Tor plan checking and inspec- 
tion. The local building official of the jurisdiction responsible 



for the site upon which the facility is locaied is responsible for 
routine plan checking and on-site inspections for compliance 
with local building codes, regulations and requirements. 

.\urhority: Education Code Seclion 19960, 
Reference: Educalion Code Seclion I995S (b). 

16-302. Required submissions to the state librarian before 
putting a project to bid. 

(a) No project shall receive Bond Act funds if it has been put 
to bid before the State Librarian has reviewed and approved, in 
sequence, the following submissions of design and fiscal 
documents: 

1. The building program, schematic designs and outline 
specifications, and a current project budget. 

2. Preliminary plans and specifications (also known as 
100 percent design development documents), and a 
current project budget. 

3. Working drawings and specifications and contract lan- 
guage (also known as construction documents or con- 
tract documenis), and a current project budget. This 
submission shall be prior to the local plan check. 

4. Any revisions to the approved set of schematic designs, 
preliminary plans, or any revisions to the approved set 
of working drawings, specifications and contract 
clauses, including any resulfing from the local plan 
checkif they affect library operations or project scope. 

(b) Projects which, at the time of approval of their applica- 
tion by the Board, have completed any of the design documents 
in the preceding subsection, shall after approval of the applica- 
tion submit the building program and the most current set of 
design documents to the State Librarian for the required 
review, in the number of copies specified by the State Librar- 
ian. Earlier versions need not be submitted, 

.\ulhority: Education Code Seclion 1 9960. 
Reference: Educalion Code Seclion 1 9950. 

Exception: Submission requirements shall differ from 
those in the preceding section for the designs of the follow- 
ing projects: 

1 . Projects solely for energy conservation shall submit an 
energy audit by a qualified engineer or architect, 
instead of a building program. 

2. Projects whose total cost is less than $200,000, includ- 
ing any contiguous work not included in the approved 
projecL shall omit the submission of the preliminary 
plans and specifications. 

3. Projects governed by this section shall provide all other 
required submissions. 

Aulhority: Education Code Section 19960, 
ReFerence: Education Code Seclion 19957. 

16-303. Notification of submission dates. Grantees shall 
periodically provide the Stale Librarian an amended schedule 
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grams and schematic, preliminary and working drawings will 
be made. Submissions received within twenty-two (22) work- 
ing days of the date specified on the most recent amended 
schedule received from the grantee at least thirty (30) working 
days prior to the submission shall be reviewed within the time 
periods specified in this Article. 

Aulbority: Education Code SecliDii 19960. 
Rercrcncc: EdticalionCodc SccLion? I^^57and 19960. 

16-304. Time period for review ofsubinissions prior to bid. 

(a) The State Librarian shall review: 

1 . The initial submission of building programs, schematic 
drawings and outline specifications, and current project 
budget within fifteen (15) working days after receipt. 

2. The initial submission of preliminary plans and specifi- 
cations, and current project budget within fifteen (15) 
working days after receipt. 

3. The initial submission of working drawings, specifica- 
tions and contract clauses within thirty (30) working 
days after receipt. 

(b) The State Librarian shall approve any required 
resubmissions or any changes to approved designs and docu- 
ments prior to bid. within five (5) working days afler receipt. 

(c) If the submission is received more than twenty -two (22) 
working days earlierorlaterthan the date specified on the most 
recent amended schedule received from the grantee at least 
thirty (30) working days prior to the submission, the State 
Librarian may extend the review period for that submission by 
ten ( 1 0) working days. 

(d) Following the time period for review, the State Librarian 
shall either approve the submission or notify the submitter of 
the deficiencies that are to be corrected. If the State Librarian 
does neither, the submission is approved as submitted, 

Aulhoriry: Education Code Seclio]] 19960, 
Reftrtncc: Edticalion Code Seclion 1 9950. 

16-305. Change orders. 

(a) Following local award of the construction contract for 
the project, the grantee shall submit to the State Librarian a 
copy of each initiator, regardless of its nature, no later than the 
same time it is forwarded to the contractor 

(b) The State Librarian shall, within three working days of 
receipt of the initiator, review all initiators that if issued as 
change orders would: 

L Affect library operations, including but not limited to 
work that affects the location or number of any 
bookstacks. storage shelving, doorways or direction of 
swing of doors, paths of travel and circulation, access to 
any library equipment, materials and services, or use of 
spaces. Any such initiators shall be accompanied by a 
statement by the local library director describing how 
the change will be accommodated in the operational 
program following completion of the construction; or, 

2. Change the scope of the project, including the project 
budget if the change would reduce the local contribu- 
tion to the project, 

(c) Upon receipt of any initiator requiring review in accor- 
dance with the preceding subsection, the State Librarian shall: 



1. Approve the change order; or, 

2. Return the initiator for resubmission, for a specified 
reason Jn which case the resubmission will be reviewed 
within three days of its receipt: or, 

3. Notify the submitter than an additional period not to 
exceed five days will be required to gather specified 
additional information. No further additional time shall 
be taken for this reason. 

(d) If the State Librarian does not act in accordance with the 
preceding subsection, the change order may be issued as 
submitted. 

(e) All other change orders may be issued without the State 
Librarian's approval. 

Auchoritj': Educaiion Code Seclioii 19960. 

Reference: EdEicnUon Code ScclLon? 19957, 19962 and 19965. 

16-306. Review of building programs* schcmRtic designs, 
specifications and budget. The State Librarian shall review 
and approve building programs, schematic designs, outline 
specifications and the current project budget to ensure that: 

(a) The building program conforms to general principles of 
library planning as included in Nolan Lushington, Libraries 
designed for users {\^7^); Raymond HolL Wisconsin Library 
Building Handbook (197S): Aaron Cohen, Designing and 
space planning for libraries ( 1 979). or similar standard public 
library planning works, and as supplemented by subsequent 
standard journal literature on changing concepts of library 
service. 

(b) The schematic designs and outline specifications appro- 
priately interpret the building program, provide functional 
arrangements and a practical design. 

(c) The current projectbudget is appropriate to the approved 
program nnd to the schematic designs and outline speci- 
fications. 

Aatbority: Educalion Code Seclioii 1 9960. 
Reference: Educolion Code Section 19957. 

16-307. Review of preliminary plans, specifications and 
budget. The Stale Librarian shall review and approve prelimi- 
nary plans and specifications and the current project budget to 
ensure that: 

{a) The preliminary plans carry out the approved schematic 
design concepts without significant change. 

(b) The support systems are appropriate to meet program 
requirements, accessible and reasonably laid out. 

(c) There are no obvious code compliance problems. 

(d) The current project budget is appropriate to the approved 
program and to the preliminary designs. 

Aurhorlty: Educalion Code Seclion 19960. 
Reference: Educalion Code Section 19957. 

16-308. Review of working drawings, specirications* bud- 
get and contract language. The State Librarian shall review 
and approve working drawings and specifications, the current 
project budget, and contract language to ensure that: 

{a) The systems and design are compatible with the pro- 
grammatic needs of the library and the requirements of the 
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(b) The design reflects prudent principles of public works 
buildings design and good construction practice. 

(c) The systems in the design documents are well coordi- 
nated. 

(d) The current project budget is appropriate to ihe approved 
program and to the working drawing designs, 

(e) The construction contract provides for all relevant 
requirements of the Bond Aci. of ihe regulations adopted under 
authority of Education Code Section 19960, and of the project 
documents. 

Aulhoriry: Education Code SecliDii 19960, 
RcTcrpncc: Educalion Code Seclion \995i7. 

16-309. Arbitration if fail to agree on comments. 

(a) If the grantee and the State Librarian cannot agree on dis- 
position of comments by the State Librarian at any of the 
reviews by the State Librarian, the State Librarian shall provide 
to the grantee a list of three experts qualified in the appropriate 
discipline. The experts shall not have previously been involved 
with the project. The grantee shall choose one of them to decide 
Ihe issue, and shall pay Ihe expert's costs and customary fees. 
The expert's decision shail be binding on both parties. 

(b) If the issue relates to code interpretation, its disposition 
shall use the jurisdiction's local code appeals process. 

Aulbority: Education Code Seclioii 19960, 
Reftrtncc: EducaUon Code Seclion \995i7. 

16-310. Books1acl{s. 

(a) No bookstacks may be installed, remodeled or moved 
until the State Librarian has reviewed and approved in 
sequence the following: 

1. Specifications forthe bookstacks. which implement the 
standards in Part 2 of the State Building Code, and 

2. The local review of the contractor's calculations show- 
ing that the installation meets the specification. 

This requirement applies to bookstacks to be installed, 
remodeled or moved in any project receiving Bond Act funds. 
It also applies both to bookstacks included in the local con- 
struction contract and to bookstacks contracted for separately 
from the local construction contract, but installed within one 
year of the completion of the local construction contract. 

(b) The grantee or its successor in interest shall ensure that 
any bookstacks installed, moved or remodeled in any project 
during the twenty (20) years following acceptance of the pro- 
ject by the local jurisdiction having title to the facility conform 
to the specifications for library bookstacks in the State Build- 
ing Code applicable to the project at the time of project 
completion. 

Auchoritj': Education Code Section 19960. 

Rpfcrcnce: Educalion Code SeclLon? 19957(f) and \99b7 {a). 

16-311. Floor loads. If any floor areas in a project are adjacent 
to bookstacks and are potentially available for future installa- 
tion of bookstacks. even if not originally so intended, those 
areas shall conformto the samefloorload standards as required 
for the book- stacks. 

Aulbority: Education Code Seclioii 19960. 
RcTcrpnct: Education Code Seclion 19957. 



16-312. Remodeling. 

(a) Remodeling and renovation of public library facilities 
constructed prior to 1973 shall conform to the Unifonn Build- 
ing Code requirements for remodeling, except that: 

1. Remodeling and renovation of facilities classified as 
qualified historical buildings or structures under Health 
and Safety Code Section 1 8955 shall meet the require- 
ments of the Sttiia HLsforicnf Building Code instead of 
the requirements of the Uniform Building Code. 

2. Remodeling or renovation projects that include 
unreinforced masonry shall conform to Chapter I of the 
Appendix to the Vnlform Code jor Building Conscrva- 
liotK 1987. If a jurisdiction with a remodeling or reno- 
vation project that includes unreinforced masonry has 
adopted a local earthquake hazard mitigation program 
that requires strengthening such structures, the jurisdic- 
tion may instead follow its local program. 

(b) Remodeling and renovation of public library facilities 
constructed in 1973 or later, or parts of public library facilities, 
shall for the facility, or each respective part of a facility, con- 
fonn to the codes in effect at the time of original construction 
for the facility or for the respective part. If the remodeling and 
renovation is for a facility that had previously been remodeled, 
or for one or more parts that had previously been remodeled, 
and such previous remodeling required that the facility or 
respective parts of the facility were brought up to the code in 
effect at the time of previous remodeling, then the remodeling 
funded by Bond Act moneys shall conform to the code in effect 
at the lime ofprevious remodeling rather than the code in effect 
at the time of original construction of the respective parts of the 
facility. 

Aulbority: Education Code Seclioii 199fi0. 
Refereace: Educalion Code Seclion 19957. 

16-313. Access to construction and records. The grantee 
shall provide the State Librarian reasonable access to the con- 
struction site and to project records. 

Aulbority: Education Code Section 19960. 
Reference: EducaUon Code Seclion 1 9950. 



ARTICLE 4 
FEES 

16-401. Project administration fee. 

(a) For purposes of this section, "project cost" means the 
entire cost of a project, paid by state and local funds combined, 
including the cost of bookstacks whether or not in the construc- 
tion contract, and of furnishings if credited under Education 
Code Section 19962 (d), but excluding Ihe cost of land 
acquired under Education Code Section 19957 (b) or the value 
of land donated or otherwise acquired and credited to the pro- 
ject under Education Code Section 19962 (c). 

(b) The Slate Librarian may charge a project administration 
fee foreachprojectof one-half of one percent (.5%) of project 
cosL 

Aulharily: Education Code Seclion 199(iO. 

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16-402. Allowable fees and costs as allowable bond act 
costs. Any fees or costs authorized in this Division, including 
work required to meet Title 24 requirements, may be included 
in Bond Act project costs. Costs of resolving a code interpreta- 
tion dispute with the local building official may not be included 
in Bond Act costs. 

Aulbority: Education Code Seclioi] 19960. 

Reftrtncc: Educalion Code Scclion? 19957 (gland 1995S (b) )4). 

HISTORY: 

I. [DOE-A 1/S9) Adopt CCR. Tillc 2A. Pari 1. Chapter 16, eRective 
12- I-K9. Approved bytlie Building Standards Commission I0-3O-S9. 



ARTICLE 5 

CALIFORNIA READING AND LITERACY 

IMPROVEMENT AND PUBLIC LIBRARY 

CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION 

BOND ACT OF 2000 

Article 5.1. Scope. 

16-510. Applicability. These regulations apply to public 
library projects for which funds have been granted under the 
California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Library 
Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000. Education 
Code Sections 19985-20011. 

Aurhority: Education Code Section 19993. 
Reference: Educalion Code SeclLon? l99S9and 19993, 

Article 5.2. Definitions. 

16-520- Definitions. In this chapter, the following definitions 
apply: 

ADDENDLfM — a description of a proposed change to the 
approved plans or specifications prior to bid for construction. 

ADDITION — a project that increases the floor area of 
enclosed space of an existing building. Addition also means 
expansion. 

ARCHITECT — an architect holding a valid license under 
Chapter 3, Division 3. of the Culijhvnia Business and Profes- 
sions Code. 

ASSIGNABLE SQUARE FOOTAGE— the usable space 
within the defining walls of the building assigned to furniture 
and equipment but does not include any nonassignable space. 

BOARD — the California Public Library Construction and 
Renovation Board. 

BOND ACT — the California Reading and Literacy Improve- 
ment and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond 
Act of 2000, Education Code, Sections 19985-20011. 

BUILDING CODE— the CohfornUt Building Sumdards 
Ct)de, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. 

CHANGE ORDER — a description of a proposed change, 
together with a cost estimate for the change order, prepared for 
transmission from the contractor to the project architect or sim- 
ilar official representing the owner. 

CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATOR— an individual 
who has had responsibility for five or more construction pro- 
ject cost estimates in e.Kcess of SKOOO.OOO each wiihin the pre- 
vious 10 years prior to the Board's application deadline. 



CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE, or 

CSI — a technical association providing product and specifica- 
tion information to its members. 

DESIGN DOCUMENTS— plans, specifications and all other 
documents appropriate for the design phase of a project. 

DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT, or DSA— the 
Division of the State Architect, Department of General Ser- 
vices, State of California. 

FACILITY — a building used for public library service and 
operated or intended to be operated by a local jurisdiction to 
provide public library service. The owner of a facility may be a 
jurisdiction other than the operator of die facility. 

FENESTRATION — the arrangement, proportioning and 
design of exterior and interior windows, clerestories, skylights, 
window walls and doors in a building. 

GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE— the entire area of the build- 
ing interior including the exterior wall thickness. The total of 
the assignable square footage and the nonassignable square 
footage equals the gross square footage. 

LIBRARY BUILDING PROGRAM— the planning docu- 
ment that describes the space requirements and all other gen- 
eral building considerations required for the design of a public 
library building. 

NONASSIGNABLE SPACE— utility areas of a building 
required for the function of the building, including stairways; 
elevators; corridors and interior walkways: public lobbies; 
restrooms: duct shafts; mechanical rooms: electrical closets; 
telecommunications closets for voice, data, electrical, security 
and fire systems; janitor's closets; fireplaces: interior and exte- 
rior wall thickness: and exterior amenities that are part of the 
building but not enclosed, such as loading docks and covered 
patios, porches, and walkways. 

PLANS — the architectural and engineering drawings associ- 
ated w ith a project such as, but not limited to, vicinity maps, site 
plans, foundation plans, floor plans, reflected ceihng plans, 
roof plans, cross sections, interior elevations, exterior eleva- 
tions and details. 

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER— an engineer holding a 
valid certificate under Chapter 7, Division 3. of the Calijhnua 
Business and Professluns Code, in that branch of engineering 
that is applicable. 

PROJECT — the construction, renovation and/or addition 
project for which an application has been awarded a grant by 
the Board. 

READERS' SEATS— all seating in the library available for 
the public of all ages to use while reading print materials (i.e.. 
lounge seating, benches, floor cushions, seating at tables, car- 
rels, and study counters). Readers' seats do not include technol- 
ogy workstations. 

REMODELING, REHABILITATION AND RENOVA- 
TION — a construction change within, or to. an existing build- 
ing. 

STATE LIBRARIAN— the California State Librarian or a 
duly authorized representative of the State Librarian. 

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STATE LIBRARY PLANS REVIEW FORM— ihe form 
used by California Slate Library staff ro comment on each 
design phase plan submittal. (See Appendix.) 

TECHNOLOGY WORKSTATIONS— workstations in the 
hbrary of any form (e.g., tables, carrels, counters, office sys- 
tems) available for the public of all ages to use while operating 
any kind of library provided electronic or audiovisual technol- 
ogy [i.e., personal computers, computer terminals, online pub- 
Uc access computers (OPAC's), audio and video units, ADA 
adaptive technology, and microform readers]. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioii 1 9912. 

Rercrcncc: EducaiioD Code Sections 199B5. 199B6tc), 19989. 19992, L9995 

and 19997. 

Article ^.3 Admin is (ration and enforcement All library 
bond act projects. 

16-^30. Local responsibility for permitting, plan checking 
and construction inspections. 

Local building official responsibilities. The local building 
official of the jurisdiction responsible for the site upon which 
the facility is located is responsible for routine plan checking 
and on-site inspections for compliance with state and local 
building codes, regulations and requirements. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioii 1 9992, 
Rcftrtncc: Educalion Code Seclion 1 9992. 

Article 5.4. Administration and enforcement. All library 
bond act projects* including all joint use projects. 

16-540. Required submission to the State Librarian before 
putting a project to bid. 

(a) Stale Librarian review and accepi before bid. No pro- 
ject awarded Library Bond Act funds shall be put to bid before 
the State Librarian has reviewed and accepted, in sequence, the 
submissions of design documents and final cost estimate as set 
forth in Section 16-542. 

(b) Projects that have completed any of the design docu- 
ments at grant award nol required to submit earlier ver- 
sions. Projects that, at the time of approval of their application 
by the Board, have completed any of the design documents in 
Section 16-542 shall, after grant award, submit a copy of the 
final library building program and the most current set of 
design documents to the State Librarian for the required 
review. Earlier versions need not he submitted. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioii 19992. 
Reference: EdiLcalion Code Secliun 19993. 

16-541. Timetable for architectural and engineering plans 
and specifications review' and acceptance. 

(a) Conceptual plans and outline specifications review. 

Conceptual plans shall be returned to the grant recipient within 
15 working days after the grant award by the Board. 

(b) State Librarian plans review. The State Librarian shall 

review and accept: 

1. Schemalic design plans and specifications review. 

The review period for schematic documents [See Sec- 
tion 1 6'542(h)] is 1 5 working days after receipt. 

2. Design development plans and specifications 
review. The review period for design development doc- 



uments [See Section 16-542(i)] Js21 working days after 
receipt. 

3. Construction documents and specifications review. 

The review period for construction documents [see 
Section 16-542(j)] is 30 working days after receipt. 

4. Final review of construction documents. The review 
period for final construction documents [see Section 
l6-542(k)], before going to bid, is five working days 
after receipt. Final review shall occur after all local 
jurisdictional approvals have been obtained. 

(c) Revision to previously accepted set of design docu- 
ments. The State Librarian shall review and accept, within 10 
working days after receipt, any revisions to a previously 
accepted set of design documents, including any revisions 
resulting from the local plan check, that affect the following: 

1. Alter use of space. Alter the proposed use of all or part 
of the library building: 

2. Change square footage of space. Change the square 
footage by 10 percent or more of a building space iden- 
tified in the grant recipient's building program, and in 
the most recently accepted set of design documents; 

3. Decrease library components. Decrease the number 
of collections, readers seats, technology workstations, 
staff workstations and offices, meeting room seating by 
more than 10 percent; 

4. Change in building systems with negative impacts. 
Change the lighting, power or data distribution systems 
in a manner that negafively impacts the use of the build- 
ing, furniture, and equipment by the public or staff; 

5. Modify access compliance. Modify access compli- 
ance from most recently accepted set of design 
documents: 

6. Functional layout. Change the layout of the library 
furniture and equipment in a way that negatively afiects 
the functional operation of the facility as a library. 

(d) State Librarian acceptance. Following the time period 
for review, the State Librarian shall either accept or notify the 
grant recipient of the deficiencies that are to be corrected. If the 
State Librarian does neither, the submission is accepted as 
submitted. 

(e) Plans and specifications submittal review period 
extension. The Stale Librarian may e.vtend the plans review 
period up to 15 additional working days if potential design or 
construction defects are idenfified in the plans and specifica- 
tions. A letter of notification of the additional 15 working day 
review period will be sent lo the grant recipient. 

Aulhority: Education Code Seclioii 19992. 
Rertrtncc: EducalionCodc Scclion? I^^S^and 19993. 

16-^42. Submittal requirements for architectural and engi- 
neering plans and specifications review and acceptance. 

(a) Address for plans submittal. The address for plans 
submittal shall be: 

Library Bond Act Manager 

Office of Library Construction 

California State Library 

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(b) State Librarian review and acceptance of architec- 
tural and engineering plans. The Siale Librarian shall review 
and accept, in sequence, the final library building program, ihe 
architectural and engineering plans, and the construction cost 
estimates. For each submittal of schematic plans, design devel- 
opment plans and construction documents, the grant recipient 
shall submit to the California Stale Library, the following: 

L Number of sets of plans required. Four sets of plans 

and specifications; and 
2. One copy of all supporting documents required. One 

copy of all other documentation as designated in this 
section for each design phase. 

(c) Sheet numbering. All plan sheets shall be identified by a 
sheet number and shall be cross-referenced. Sheet numbers 
shall also correspond to a sheet index on the title sheet. 

(d) Preliminary^ detailed and final construction cost esti- 
mates. An independent, professional construction cost estima- 
tor who is not an employee of the grant recipient or library 
service provider shall provide the preliminary construction 
cost estimate for the schematic design plans and specifications 
review, the detailed construction cost estimate for the design 
development plans and specifications review, and the final 
construcfion cost estimate for the construction documents and 
specifications review. All estimates shall be priced out at the 
current market conditions prevailing at the time the plans and 
specifications are submitted to the State Library. 

(e) Incomplete submittals. If the State Library determines 
that any design plan submittal is incomplete or incorrect, Ihe 
granlrecipientwillbenofifiedof the missingor incorrect docu- 
ments within five days of receipt of the submittal. The time 
period for State Librarian review will not begin until the miss- 
ingor corrected documents are submitted lo the State Library. 

(0 State Library plans review form. In response to any 
design phase review. State Library comments shall be docu- 
mented on a State Library Plans Review Form (see Appendix) 
and returned to the grant recipient. The grant recipient shall 
address each State Library comment on Ihe plans or specifica- 
tions, making appropriate changes and noting on the State 
Library Plans Review Fonn each change made and where it can 
be found on the drawings or in the specifications. The grant 
recipient shall return one copy of this revised form to the State 
Library at the next required design phase submittal. 

{g) Conceptual plans and outline speciHcations review. 

Conceptual plans and outline specifications previously submit- 
ted with an application shall be sent with State Library com- 
ments to the grant recipient. The grant recipient shall 
incorporate these comments into the schematic design plans 
and specifications. 

(h) Schematic design plans and specifications review. The 

grant recipient shall provide Ihe following: 

L Final library building program. A final library build- 
ing program. 

2. Preliminary code information. Preliminary code 
information documented on the title sheet of drawings 
including occupancy, construction type, site and build- 
ing access, any applicable seismic and energy provi- 
sions, planning and environmental compliance 



information, and any other code applications to specific 
project conditions. 

3. Site plan. A site plan showing the library building, 
parking (including number of spaces and location of 
accessible parking), and trees or other features that 
must remain in their original locations, and access 
drives as well as any anticipated future expansion of the 
building and parking. The site plan shall have a north 
arrow. Property lines shall be shown clearly as deter- 
mined by the boundary survey completed as part of the 
grant applicafion. 

4. Floor plans. Floor plans of the spaces listed in the 
library building program and identified by the 
area/space name assigned in the library building pro- 
gram. Show all columns and identify all functional 
areas, including all nonassignable spaces. 

5. Furniture and equipment plan. A furniture and 
equipment plan that identifies all furniture and equip- 
ment based on the library building program. The furni- 
ture and equipment plan shall be a computer-generated 
drawing, drawn to scale. Show all columns and coordi- 
nate with the floor plan. Show critical dimensions for 
the following: overall dimensions, dimensions between 
columns, dimensions for exiting and access compli- 
ance, and other dimensions that demonstrate the 
required quantity of furniture and equipment will fit 
into the proposed building, and allow for full code com- 
pliance and functioning of the facility. 

6. Assignable square foolage tabulation. A tabulation of 

the assignable square footage for each area called for in 
the final library building program compared to the 
assignable square footage shown on the floor plan. 

1. Collection tabulation. A tabulation of the number of 
books, magazines and audiovisual materials called for 
in the library building program compared to the number 
of books, magazines and audiovisual materials that can 
be housed given the proposed furniture and equipment 
plan. The tabulation shall also provide the conversion 
factors utilized (books per double-faced unit, or books 
per linear foot). 

8. Technology workstations tabulation. A tabulation of 
the number of technology workstations by area called 
for in the library building program compared lo the 
numberof technology workstations shown on the furni- 
ture and equipment plan. 

9. Readers' scats tabulation. A tabulation of the number 
ofreaders"" seats by area called for in the library building 
program compared to the number of readers* seats 
shown on the furniture and equipment plan. 

10. Exterior elevations. Elevations of all four sides of the 
building showing general locations of openings, roof 
lines and grade lines. 

1 1 . Roof plan. A roof plan showing roofing materiaU roof 
slope and direction of slope; roof overhangs and major 
elements and their relationship to the exterior wall of 
the building. 

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13. Engineering plans and specificalions. 

A. Civil. On-site and off-site utilities, fire protection, 
drainage, paving and grading. 

B. StructuraL Basic structural materials and systems, 
analyses and development of design solutions. 

C\ MechanicaL Energy source, heating, ventilating 
and air conditioning (HVAC). conservation, plumb- 
ing, fire protection and security systems. 

D. Electrical. Power, data, communication, lighting, 
fire and security systems, and general space 
requirements. 

E. Landscape. Conceptual design solutions for land 
forms, lawns and plantings based on program 
requirements, physical site characteristics, design 
and environmental objectives, 

14. Outline specifications. Outline specifications describ- 
ing the type and quality of building systems, basic com- 
ponents, and components unique to the project. Outline 
specifications for the engineering disciplines listed in 
Item 13, ''Engineering plans and specifications" shall 
be included. 

15. Preliminary construction cost estimate. A prelimi- 
nary construction cost estimate consisting of a pro- 
jected cost for the construction project based on the 
most recent schematic design studies, current and his- 
toric area, volumeorother unit costs. The estimate shall 
include an assemblies (or CSl format) estimate 
summary. 

(i) Design development plans and specifications review. 

The gram recipient shall provide the following: 

L Site plan. A site plan showing all buildings 
dimensioned from adjacent structures or other critical 
site features, datum elevations at all entries, street lines 
and grades, property lines, required setbacks, ease- 
ments, parking, sidewalks, preliminary site and exterior 
building lighting scheme with identification of fixture 
types, and routing of sewer, water, gas and other utili- 
ties, and site detailing showing typical e.\ternal 
elements. 

2. Floor plans. Floor plans showing complete functional 
layout, room designations, all inajor dimensions, all 
critical dimensions and all columns. 

3. Exterior elevations. Elevations showing full-height 
facades, type and extent of exterior finishes, all open- 
ings including fenestration and overall vertical building 
heights related to established building datum. Indicate 
treatment of visible mechanical equipment and abutting 
topography and grade relationship. 

4. Roof plan. A roof plan delineating roofing materials, 
direction and slope of roof; relationship of exterior wall 
to roof, overhangs and covered areas; mechanical 
equipment areas and screening; and location and major 
dimensions for major roof elements. 

5. Building sections. Two building sections (one longitu- 
dinal and one latitudinal) showing the overall building 
solution with typical wall construction, foundation, 
parapet design, insulation methods, window, mechani- 



cal penetrations impact, relationship of various levels, 
floor to ceiling heights, and ceiling height and 
bookstack height coordination anticipating code-com- 
pliant fire sprinkler installation. 

6. Details. Detail sheets showing key conditions, such as 
window and frame types, frame and door types, typical 
wall types and nontypical design-related detailing. 

7. Interior elevations. Interior elevations showing typi- 
cal and special spaces, and any built-in cabinetry or 
counter items. These drawings shall he of pre-fmal 
quality adequate to convey design intent. Basic dimen- 
sions shall be delineated, along with casework, coun- 
ters, and other built-ins, with heights and depths shown, 

8. Reflected ceiling plan. Reflected ceiling plan inte- 
grated to show structural, mechanical and electrical 
impacts, including low voltage systems; e.g., security, 
audiovisual and public address system speakers. 

9. Schedules. Schedules are to be nonrepetitive and com- 
prehensive with keying to floor plans and elevations; 
pre-final interior finishes, frame and door, window and 
glazing, and preliminary hardware. 

10. Furnitnre, furnishings and equipment plan. Furni- 
ture, furnishings and equipment plan with any special 
interior design features. Preliminary documentation of 
materials, finishes and colors. 

11. Signage schedule and plan. Signage schedule and 
plan indicating the size, type and nomenclature of all 
interior signs. 

12. Assignahle square footage comparison. A tabulation 
of the assignable square footage for each area called for 
in the final library building program compared to the 
assignable square footage shown on the floor plan. Any 
changes from the accepted schematic plans shall be 
highlighted. 

13. Engineering plans and specificalions. 

A. Civil. Grading, drainage and preliminary details for 
on-site and off-site work. 

B. Structural. Basic structural system and dimen- 
sions, structural and foundation design criteria, and 
preliminary sizing of major structural components. 

C. Mechanical. Preliminary equipment and duct lay- 
out, approximate equipment sizes and capacities, 
required space for equipment, chases and clearance 
coordination with structural, acoustical and energy 
conservation measures and visual impacts. 

D. Plumbing. Preliminary plumbing lines routing 
within the building, point of entry of water, gas, 
storm drains, and sewer to building and preliminary 
details. 

E. Electrical. Electrical site plan. Preliminary lighting 
plan and fixture schedule, single line diagram, pre- 
liminary power, data, and communication plans, 
security and fire alarm plans, and low-voltage plans. 

(1) Lighting system plan. Lighting system plan 
overlaid on the furnishings, equipment and 
signage plan. Show all sources of artificial illu- 



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mination with a legend thai indicates the lypc of 
Ught fixture. 

(2) Catalog "'cuf" sheets. Catalog ""cut" sheets for 
each lighting fixture showing the fixture con- 
figuration, type and lens. The cut sheets must be 
keyed to the legend on the plans for quick 
identiEicaiion. 

(3) Electrical and data distribution systems 
plan. Elecirical and data distribution systems 
plan overbid on ihe furnishings, equipment and 
signage pbn. Show all service panel boards, 
power outlets, telephone, data communication 
outlets, and audiovisual outlets with a legend 
that indicates the type of outlets. Also include 
locations of book detection gales and security 
system components (surveillance cameras, 
motion and glass break detectors, magnetic 
door contacts, and card access system readers), 
and public address system speaker locations. 

F. Landscape. Preliminary planting and irriga- 
tion plans with preliminary details. 

14. Draft specifications. Draft specifications including 
comprehensive, abbreviated descriptions of size, char- 
acter, and quality of methods, materials, and systems. 
Coordinate specifications with the drawings. Use Con- 
struction Specifications Institute (CSI) format with 
applicable section numbers. Include all engineering 
specifications, and special or supplementary conditions 
specific to th