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Private Schools Building Safety Act   

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For the purposes of this article:

(a) "Construction or alteration" means any construction of, addition to, reconstruction of, or structural alteration to any private school structure.

(b) "Enforcement agency" means the agency of a city, city and county, or county responsible for building safety within its jurisdiction.

(c) "Private school structure" means any building used for educational purposes through the 12th grade by 50 or more persons for more than 12 hours per week or 4 hours in any one day. Any structure owned or operated by a public school district shall not be affected by this article.

(d) "Structural engineer" means a person authorized to use the title of structural engineer under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(e) "Engineer of record" means the architect, if no structural engineer or civil engineer has been retained for the structural design.

(f) "Electrical engineer" means an electrical engineer, as defined in Section 6702.1 of Chapter 7 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(g) "Mechanical engineer" means a mechanical engineer, as defined in Section 6702.2 of Chapter 7 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

(h) "Qualified inspector" means a person who is currently certified by the International Conference of Building Officials or who has demonstrated his or her competence to the satisfaction of the enforcement agency as having expertise and experience in the particular type of construction or operation requiring inspection.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Operative January 1, 1998.)


Business and Professions Code 6700

Business and Professions Code 6702.1

Business and Professions Code 6702.2