Archive of 2010 Continuing Education (Jan - Jun)

CLASS LOCATIONS & PARKING

All classes are held in the AIA Los Angeles Chapter Office at the Wiltern Center, 3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (corner of Western/Wilshire).

Parking is available for $8 at the Ralphs/Wiltern Structure or on surrounding side streets (but be sure to read all posted parking signs).

CLASS DETAILS & DESCRIPTIONS

JANUARY 2010

> ADA SEMINARS w/ Nate Wittasek, P.E., LEED AP of ARUP
(fulfils SB 1608 MCE requirement for California license renewal)

Friday January 15, 2010
AM Class = 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

PM Class = 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

AM + PM Class = 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, provides 5.0 HSW & ADA learning units
$125 AIA members or $185 Non-members

ACCESSIBILITY IN NEW RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS: WALKING THROUGH YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPS (AM Class): This course lets you take a walk through a typical retail establishment and learn all about the accessibility requirements that impact the customer and employee experience. Emphasis will be placed on the process of getting from the parking area to the retail establishment, with discussion about curb cuts, ramps, sidewalks, and entrances. Within the space, the course will touch on interior aisles and paths, checkstands, stairs, elevators, fitting rooms, public and employee restrooms, and theft prevention barriers.

ACCESSIBILITY IN NEW AND EXISTING ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES: FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK-OF-HOUSE (PM Class): This course discusses key assembly occupancy requirements pertaining to public and employee/performer spaces. You will learn about theaters and similar fixed seating venues, restaurants, and general purpose multi-purpose assembly spaces. Requirements related to new versus existing facilities will also be examined in this course.

FEBRUARY 2010

> ADA SEMINARS w/ Janis Kent, AIA, CASp of Stepping Thru Accessibility
(fulfils SB 1608 MCE requirement for California license renewal)

Friday February 5, 2010
AM Class = 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

PM Class = 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

AM + PM Class = 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, provides 5.0 HSW & ADA learning units
$125 AIA members or $185 Non-members

STEPPING THRU COMMERCIAL INTERIORS (AM Class): A review of the parameters of different elements generally found in building interiors in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to Path of Travel, furniture, drinking fountains, seating for restaurants and assembly areas, and signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

STEPPING THRU ACCESSIBLE SIGNAGE (PM Class): A review of the parameters of Accessibility for signage in new construction in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to signage types, location, and various components. A combination of architectural details and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

MARCH 2010

> ADA SEMINARS w/ Greg Izor, AIA, NCARB, CASp of Izor & Associates, Inc.
(fulfils SB 1608 MCE requirement for California license renewal)

Friday March 5, 2010
AM Class = 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

PM Class = 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

AM + PM Class = 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, provides 5.0 HSW & ADA learning units
$125 AIA members or $185 Non-members

ACCESS LAWS + 2007 CBC CODE REVIEW PART I (AM Class): The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Understanding Access Laws – Overview; ADA / ADAAG; 2007 California Building Code; Understanding “Equivalent Access”; CASp and SB 1608; 2007 CBC, Accessibility Code Index; Plan Check Helps, Downloads and Web Links; Parking; Exterior Path of Travel; Interior Path of Travel; Door Clearances; Work Space Clearances; Vertical Access Requirements; Visually Impaired Requirements and Hearing Impaired Requirements.

2007 CBC CODE REVIEW PART II + PUBLIC SCHOOL MODERNIZATIONS (PM Class): The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Toilet and Shower Rooms; Drinking Fountains; Telephones; Auditorium Seating; Science and Laboratory Workstations; Multi-story Parking Facilities; Dormitory Housing; Regulated Items Not in Code; The Future: “Universal Design”; The DSA Plan Review Process; DSA Required Facility Upgrades; Negotiating the Minimum Accessible Upgrades; The Value of a ADA Transition Plan and DSA Plan Check Helps.

> LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP WORKSHOP w/ Alex Spilger of GreenStep

Friday March 19, 2010
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, provides 8.0 HSW Sustainable Design learning units
$200 AIA Members or $275 Non-members

Required Materials: There are no required materials for this course. It is recommended that at a minimum you read through the Introduction section of the LEED NC Rating System or Reference Guide as well as the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook to gain a basic level of familiarity before the class. You can download the LEED NC Rating System from USGBC National (www.usgbc.org) and the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook from GBCI (www.gbci.org). Both downloads are free.

Course Description: This full-day LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time. The workshop will focus on the key information necessary to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, including: LEED implementation process, project site factors, water management, energy impacts, synergistic opportunities, stakeholder involvement in innovation, project surroundings, public outreach & test taking tips and strategies. In addition to delivering the material in a clear and concise format, this workshop presents the types of questions that are asked on the exam so you know what and how to study. We review example scenarios from real world projects to help you better understand and remember the material while giving you an opportunity to put the concepts to practice. One of the best ways to prepare for any test is to work through sample questions. Our workshops conclude with a 30-question in-class practice exam and a full 100-question take-home exam that accurately reflect the types of questions you'll see on the test. Included as part of the training, participants receive a workbook that summarizes the material and allows you to follow the outline of the course.

MAY 2010

> ADA SEMINARS w/ Janis Kent, AIA, CASp of Stepping Thru Accessibility
(fulfils SB 1608 MCE requirement for California license renewal)

Friday May 7, 2010
AM Class = 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

PM Class = 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, provides 2.5 HSW & ADA learning units
$75 AIA members or $135 Non-members

AM + PM Class = 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, provides 5.0 HSW & ADA learning units
$125 AIA members or $185 Non-members

STEPPING THRU COMMERCIAL INTERIORS (AM Class): A review of the parameters of different elements generally found in building interiors in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to Path of Travel, furniture, drinking fountains, seating for restaurants and assembly areas, and signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

STEPPING THRU ACCESSIBLE SIGNAGE (PM Class): A review of the parameters of Accessibility for signage in new construction in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to signage types, location, and various components. A combination of architectural details and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

GREG IZOR, AIA, NCARB, CASp of IZOR & ASSOCIATES, INC. is the Principal Architect and President of an architectural consulting firm in Escondido, California. In the twenty-eight years of operating his own architectural firm, he has provided services for a wide variety of projects, and won several local and national design awards. Mr. Izor is experienced in all phases of architectural services for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects in both the private and public sector. He is currently specializing in providing ADA access compliance services, ADA training and expert testimony in ADA related litigation. Mr. Izor is a Certified Access Specialist in the State of California. Mr. Izor has provided access compliance services for both private and institutional clients over the last 10 years.

JANIS KENT, AIA, CASp of STEPPING THRU ACCESSIBILITY is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) & a licensed Architect in the State of California. She is the current accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the 1980's. In addition to managing a variety of architectural projects she has surveyed existing buildings for accessibility compliance, provided quality control for numerous surveys of existing facilities throughout the country; and has been responsible for compiling standard architectural details nationwide.

ALEX SPILGER, PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER of GREENSTEP has taught LEED workshops through organizations such as local chapters of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA), the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Sustainable Building Advisors Program among others. He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension where he teaches a 6-week LEED Project Management course. He draws from his experience working on over two dozen green building projects to offer practical and engaging workshops designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time. (www.greenstepeducation.com)

NATE WITTASEK, P.E., LEED AP of ARUP brings a practical approach to his work that reflects his diverse training and experiences in academia, structural design, sustainable design, the fire sciences, as well as the fire service. Using performance and prescriptive building and fire codes, Nate works directly with the regulatory and design communities, while collaborating with organizations such as ASHRAE, NFPA, SFPE and local governments to deliver information standards that promote application of sound fire science and fire protection engineering. Nate currently leads the fire discipline in the Los Angeles office of Arup, and is an instructor at Cal Poly and UCLA Extension.

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