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 two CBC 2019-compliant Pre-Check approval plans. PC 02-119167 is designed for an Ss=2.25, while PC 02-119404 is designed for Ss=1.67. This chart shows the maximum travel distance for both holeless and in-ground jacks:
|Type||Ss up to 1.67||Ss up to 2.25|
|Holeless Jacks||26' - 6"||19' - 4"|
|In Ground Jacks||33' - 5"||19' - 10"|
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.
If you are designing an elevator project for a California school, here are some resources to guide you through the process:
The Division of the State Architect Interpretations of Regulations (DSA)
Structural Welding Inspection
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.