California DSA

Approved in California

We can assist you with any DSA project in California. Nearly 300 of our elevators are installed in California schools, more than any other modular elevator manufacturer. These elevators are an excellent value for both retrofit projects and new construction.

Our design has passed the rigorous criteria required by the Division of the State Architect for California (California DSA) schools. We hold a CBC 2016-compliant Pre-Check approval (PC #02-115680) plan. This PC has two versions, both with different height limits depending on the seismic factor and type of jacks. This chart shows the maximum travel distance for both holeless and in-ground jacks:

Type Ss up to 2.0 Ss up to 2.7
Holeless Jacks 26' - 6" 19' - 6¾"
In Ground Jacks 33' - 6¾" 19' - 11¾"

To look up Ss value, visit Seismic Maps and type locale info. To look up latitude and longitude, type the street address into the map’s search box.

For travel requirements beyond the above, we will work with you on a site-specific design that will meet DSA standards.

Footprints and plan views are the same for both seismic versions, but the difference is in the steel thickness. Both versions come in 2500 and 3500 lb capacity sizes. Also, both have optional modular machine rooms to match their respective footprints.

Design Guide

Download the design guide for the car size and seismic zone of your elevator. This will guide you through selecting the right pages of the PC to submit to California DSA with your project drawings.

Type Ss up to 2.0 Ss up to 2.7
ADA Compliant ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.0 PDF ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.0 DWG ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.7 PDF ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.7 DWG
Stretcher Compliant ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.0 PDF ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.0 DWG ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.7 PDF ADA Compliant Ss up to 2.7 DWG

Pre-Check Plans

Experienced staff members are available to guide you through designing or building with our modular elevators. For additional help, contact us directly. We will gladly assist you.

The 2016 CBC compliant PC has been extended as per California DSA Bulletin 19-02.

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