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Registered User
Dec 14, 2021
Los Banos
I work in a small Central Valley town in California, and I am a maintenance Guy for a college out here.
I have been looking at the DGS website and trying to find an answer to this question. I am hoping someone can steer me in the right direction.
we have a concrete pad 30'x30' in our compound where we store things like lawnmowers and tractors. A 20'x20'x14' carport was installed but with no walls, just a roof.
If we put walls on it does it have to be DSA and/or AC reviewed? NO students will be in there only workers working on equipment and stuff.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


Registered User
Dec 4, 2020
Myrtletown Ca
Was the "carport" a permitted/reviewed/approved installation? How is it anchored and what kind of bracing does it have? From what I've heard the DSA wants everything reviewed and stamped so I'm guessing either way you're probably going to want their approval for adding walls, it will just be far easier for you if the existing was previously approved. No students may get you out of AC requirements, but that's something they can address (or ignore) when you submit for your changes.


Gold Member
Nov 2, 2009
Southern California
Welcome, rickadoe! For future reference, there is a subforum for specific accessibility questions, found here.

The Division of the State Architect is typically the Authority Having Jurisdiction over community college projects. The issue Interpretations of Regulations and Information Bulletins to help the public understand application of the the regulations.
I'd check out a couple of these:

BU 09-07: Collaborative Process for Community College Projects (PDF)
This tells you haw to coordinate with DSA to get the answer you're looking for.

IR 11B-10 Scoping and Path of Travel Upgrade Requirements for Facility Alteration, Addition and Structural Repair Projects: 2016 CBC (PDF)
Page 1, footnote 2 references 11B-203 for exceptions. That can be found here. My initial guess based on 11B-203 is that the enclosed space could technically store a piece of equipment that a person who is in a wheelchair would want to access, they will probably require the alteration to be accessible. An example: you have a person in the maintenance off who cannot walk without a cane, but is able to use a riding mower; or maybe they have a desk job, but are tasked with taking equipment inventory once a year. (If this sounds farfetched, you can search the forums here for discussions about making fire department crew quarters ADA accessible.

Note that the IR 11B-10 also discusses the "20% rule", an upper limit of how much of your budget you must spend on ADA improvements.