Inspector Of Record

PC Associates offers California Division of State Architect Inspection of Record services. Our Division of State Architect Inspectors (DSA IORs) serve public K-14 clients in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. PC Associates offers Class 1, 2 and 3 IORs. See DSA requirements below.

CLASS 1:

Buildings or additions over 2000 square feet that utilize materials other than wood frame shear walls (e.g. masonry or concrete shear walls, steel braced frames, concrete or steel moment-resisting frames, etc.) as the primary lateral load resisting structural system.

Substantial structural alterations to the gravity and/or lateral load resisting system described above.

CLASS 2:

All buildings or additions over 2000 square feet that utilize wood shear walls as the primary lateral-load resistive system. Projects may be single or multi-level, not limited as to floor area, and may contain incidental masonry, concrete and/or structural steel construction (e.g. gravity load carrying columns and beams). Buildings may also have isolated exceptions to the lateral load resistive system requirements (for example, a single steel braced frame).

Buildings or additions under 2000 square feet in floor area that have primary lateral-load resistive systems utilizing concrete, masonry or steel construction. A single story masonry building of under 7000 sf, with a regular configuration (refer to C.B.C. Section 1629A.5.2) and wood-frame roof may be considered as a Class 2 structure.

Two-story relocatable building projects, utilizing shop-fabricated building frames.
Alteration, modernization and reconstruction projects that exceed the limitations of the Class 3 scope of work, but do not include substantial structural alterations to structural systems of concrete, steel or masonry.

Non-building structures that exceed the limitations of the Class 3 scope of work.

CLASS 3:

Buildings or additions of wood frame single-story construction, with conventional (spread footing) concrete foundations and a total floor area less than 2000 square feet. Structures must utilize wood-frame shear walls as the primary lateral-load resistive system. The project may include isolated steel or concrete elements (e.g. steel or concrete columns).

Structural alteration projects limited to wood-frame single story construction. Large alteration projects involving significant changes to a majority of the lateral load resisting elements of a building may be classified as a Class 2 project. When deemed appropriate by DSA, alterations to (or addition of) isolated steel, masonry or concrete elements may be included in Class 3 projects.

Alteration and modernization projects that are non-structural, such as electrical, mechanical and/or plumbing work, disabled access features, and site improvement work.

Non-building structures, such as signs and poles less than 35′ height, bleachers with a maximum 5 rows of seats, walls less than 10′ height above grade, single-story canopies less than 200 square feet horizontal projected area.

If you or your business are in need of an inspector of record, a DSA inspector, or individual construction inspections contact PC Associates.