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2016 California Standards for Accessible Design Pocket Guide - Eff. Jan. 1, 2017


[DSA-AC] A change, addition or modification in construction, change in occupancy or use, or structural repair to an existing building or facility. Alterations include, but are not limited to, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, historic restoration, resurfacing of circulation paths or vehicular ways, changes or rearrangement of the structural parts or elements, and changes or rearrangement in the plan configuration of walls and full-height partitions. Normal maintenance, reroofing, painting or wallpapering, or changes to mechanical and electrical systems are not alterations unless they affect the usability of the building or facility.

ETA Editor's Note

ADA Title III [§36.402(b)(1)] also excludes asbestos removal from the definition of Alteration, unless it affects the usability of the building or facility.

[ADA Title III] Alterations to an Area Containing a Primary Function. 36.403(c)]. (See “Primary Function.”)


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