AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs & Stepping Thru Accessible Businesses
When
Where
Friday, December 12th, 2014, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
AIA|LA Offices, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs & Stepping Thru Accessible Businesses

DATE: Friday, December 12, 2014
TIME: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
VENUE: AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
PRESENTER: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp
LEARNING UNITS: Total of 5.0 HSW/ADA (3.5 for "ST Parking & Passenger Drop-Offs" - 1.5 for "ST Accessible Businesses")
FEES: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members


AIA Los Angeles is excited to present back-to-back accessibility seminars in order to provide the ever-necessary ADA units! Attendees will attend the first, break for lunch, and then return for the second. Please note that registration covers both seminars and credit is only given to those who attend both.

Please see below:

"Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs" - 3.5 ADA/HSW

In this day and age we are not only pedestrians but we are also closely tied to vehicular transportation. And of course there are a myriad of requirements for this as well, starting from the point where we are transitioning from passengers to pedestrians. Whether it is for parking, passenger drop-off, valet service, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles there are differing requirements for space and slopes, all or which is required to connect with an accessible route. We will review the requirements for each of these types of vehicular to pedestrian transitions.

Subjects Covered
An overview of the myriad of requirements starting from the point where we are transitioning from passengers to pedes- trians whether parking, passenger drop-offs, valet service, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles

Learning Objectives
• Understand the scoping requirements for vehicles located off of the public right of way
• Review the varying requirements for parking, passenger drop-off, and valet
• Learn the technical parameters for the pedestrian interface
• Overview specified and unspecified transportation - what it is and the difference in requirements

and

"Stepping Thru Accessible Business" - 1.5 ADA/HSW

Have you heard people say that ‘they do not need to worry about Access’ - that they are 'grandfathered in'? This is a common misconception. For older facilities, even if no construction is being done, there is an obligation to implement Barrier Removal that is Readily Achievable. No such thing as 'grandfathering'! Newer facilities that did not comply with the original ADA are now required to comply with the 2010 ADA. We will discuss common areas of non-compliance and issues of ongoing facilities management thru photographs of complying and non-complying elements.

Subjects Covered
An overview in a non-technical sense of ‘readily achievable barrier removal’ for items that need to be implemented even if no construction is being done

Learning Objectives
• Understand obligations of Barrier Removal and just what it means for older buildings
• Review what makes Barrier Removal readily achievable and how to plan on an on-going basis
• Learn about common items of non-compliance in the business world
• Overview examples of easy solutions for typical situations and available government incentives

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Janis Kent, AIA, CASp is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980‘s. She is designated a Subject Matter Expert by the California Division of the State Architect, a Certified Access Specialist , and participates in developing the state CASp exams. Additionally, she has been asked to speak on Accessibility at a variety of venues from the Dwell conventions in Los Angeles, to Design DC in Washington, to National AIA Conventions in Chicago and New Orleans, and at a number of business associations and AIA Chapters. Ms Kent has provided quality control and surveyed numerous facilities for Accessibility throughout the country working with both owners and architects, and building officials and code regulators. Her book, ‘Stepping Thru Accessible Details’, is a compilation of architectural details for ADA Standards and California Building Codes for Accessibility, which has recently been updated and expanded for current codes and regulations. This second Edition is due out the end of the summer.