Department of General Services. DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT. Presentation of:. Project Certification Closeouts What’s New At DSA. David Thorman – State Architect Kathy Hicks – Acting Deputy Director, Division of the State Architect. Project Certification/Closeout Update.
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New work involving uncertified projects cannot be approved by DSA until the issue of the underlying certification is resolved.
DSA will NOT approve (stamp out) plans and specifications for alteration and/or addition projects or utilizing portions of, uncertified projects except when the new project is solely for the purpose of upgrading fire-life safety (FLS) aspects of the building/campus.
Q. The district submits a project for a fire alarm upgrade and/or fire alarm addition. The project requires connecting the new fire alarm system/components into a fire alarm panel that resides in an uncertified building.
Q. A school building is not certified and the district submits an application to DSA for an alteration or addition to that building.
QThe district submits an application to DSA for a new building but the new building depends on portions of an uncertified project to be minimum code compliant (e.g. accessible restrooms located in uncertified buildings, path-of-travel part of an uncertified project, parking part of an uncertified project, etc.).
QThe district submits an application to DSA for a new project on a campus but the entire campus (or portions of the campus) is not certified.
Q The district submits an application to DSA for a new classroom building but another ancillary building (gymnasium, administration building, shade structure, library etc.) is not certified.
Intent and Recent Updates
Incomplete plans are being submitted to DSA, leading to delays at intake and in plan review, if the plans are accepted.
Effective March 1, 2010 plans will be considered incomplete if Form DSA 1 or DSA 3 is missing, or information required in the form(s), is incomplete or missing.
Provides Project specifics as well as general project scope information
Provides a listing of documents needed (i.e., title sheet, site plan, floor plans, structural drawings, etc) as well as detailed project scope information needed to allow for an efficient plan review.
When required documents are missing at intake:
To allow DSA time to reduce bin time and streamline plan