AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Doors & Gates AND Stepping Thru Accessible Signage
When
Where
Friday, July 17, 2015, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Doors & Gates AND Stepping Thru Accessible Signage

DATE: Friday, July 17th, 2015 
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, FAIA, CASp
LEARNING UNITS: Total of 5.0 HSW/ADA (3.0 for "ST Doors & Gates" - 2.0 for "ST Accessible Signage")
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.

"Stepping Thru Doors & Gates" 

DESCRIPTION
Just about every facility has a door or gate that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — and even one small item can make the difference. The requirements now vary depending upon the type of entry and whether it is swinging, sliding, or just an opening. There are automatic, semi-automatic, and power-assist doors which have further requirements over and above manual doors. As always, the approach has impact on the spatial parameters. In this semi- nar we will learn how to master all of these requirements to create welcoming entries to buildings and spaces.

SUBJECTS COVERED
Just about every facility has a door that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — we will review door requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Understand the different door types and their requirements
• Review clear floor space requirements dependent upon approach and door/opening type • Learn about hardware and specifications for the door itself
• Overview different specialty doors and their parameters

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"Stepping Thru Accessible Signage" 

DESCRIPTION
Signage is one of the more critical elements for navigating thru our built environment whether interior or exterior. It often appears to be an entirely different language separate from architecture and is relegated to a corner or an after-thought. But signage is something that affects all of us. We will review different sign types and their various requirements in gen- eral. We will also closely review the various components each sign type is comprised of leading to a better understand- ing and integration into our language of architecture.

SUBJECTS COVERED
One of the more important elements of navigating thru the built environment is signage — with this in-depth look at sign types and components we will be better abled to integrate signage into our language of architecture

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Understand signage in general and various installation requirements
• Review the different sign types and what elements each is comprised of
• Learn the various sign component pieces and their technical requirements
• Overview methods to incorporate signage specifications into construction document sets

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serving all who are involved with access in the built environment, whether in private practice or the public sector. She has made presentations on Accessibility at numerous venues from Dwell On Design in Los Angeles, to De- sign DC in Washington, to the National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, and upcoming in At- lanta. Her most recent book is the Second Edition of Stepping Through Accessible Details. Richard Halloran, Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission, described the book as “The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.”

Ms. Kent is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Cer- tified Access Specialist, and she serves on the committee to develop the California state CASp exams. She conducts seminars for the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design and has presented to business associations including AIA Chapters, Chambers of Commerce, US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET), California Public Parking As- sociation (CPPA), and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Ms. Kent is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid- 1980’s. In addition to managing a wide range of architectural projects, she has surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for facilities throughout the country.