7760 Department of General Services
Program Descriptions


With a multi-billion dollar annual investment in facilities for state offices and public schools, centralized responsibilities for inspection and approval are needed. This is achieved in the following ways: (a) Assuring protection of lives and property in public buildings and schools through plan review and field supervision; (b) Ensuring that facilities constructed with state funds are accessible to persons with disabilities; (c) Developing uniform public health and safety regulations for state and public building construction; (d) Administering the State School Facility Program, which provides financial assistance to school districts for the development of schools sites, construction, and modernization or replacement of school buildings; and (e) Adopting, codifying and publishing building standards for design and construction throughout California.