AIA|LA Continuing Education ADA Seminar: Stepping Thru Accesible Restrooms
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AIA Los Angeles Offices, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
AIA|LA Continuing Education ADA Seminar: Stepping Thru Accesible Restrooms

Wednesday, October 15th, 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: 5.0 HSW/ADA
Fees: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members

"Stepping Thru Accessible Restrooms"
Although restrooms have been around forever and the new ADA Standards have been out for over 2 years, we still have facilities with restrooms that are not completely compliant. The major question is, why? Is it designer? Builder? Or is it on-going maintenance issue? Each component within a restroom has a myriad of requirements needing to fit together similar to a puzzle. We will take an in-depth look at the technical Access requirements and how it impacts restroom design, whether single-accommodation or multi-accommodation. Requirements for individual components from fixtures to accessories will be reviewed including signage parameters.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand restroom layouts in general and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
  • Review fixtures from toilets to lavatories to tubs and showers
  • Understand different accessories and signage components
  • Overview differences between the 2013 CBC and the 2010 ADA Standards

Stepping Thru Accessible Details - Second Editon is now available. Order Now!

Stepping Thru Accessible Details has now been updated and expanded. The book is a compilation of over 110 architectural details and specifications based on the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards, a valuable tool and resource for all areas of the country that need to comply with the ADA. It also features an overlay of the 2013 California Building Codes, including the sourcing information for both ADA and CBC, with each detail and specification color-coded for portions that pertain only to California.

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The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.”
 - Richard Halloran, Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission

About Janis Kent:

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.