Archive of 2011 Continuing Education

2011 Schedule-At-A-Glance

[scroll down for class details & online learning opportunities]

  • Fri Feb 18 - ADA: Stepping Thru Accessible Routes - sold out
  • Fri Mar 04 - ADA: 2010 Accessibility Overview - sold out
  • Fri Mar 18 - BIM: Intro to Revit - sold out
  • Fri Apr 01 - ADA: Stepping Thru Interior Elements - sold out
  • Fri Apr 15 - BIM: Revit Fundamentals
  • Fri Apr 29 - CAL EMA: Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training
  • Fri May 06 - ADA: Reconciling the 2010 ADA and the 2010 CBC - sold out
  • Fri May 20 - CODES: CALGreen and Sustainable Project Strategy
  • Fri Jun 24 - AIA|LA Design Conference
  • Sat Jun 25 - AIA|LA Design Conference
  • Fri Jul 29 - ADA: Stepping Thru Commercial Restrooms - sold out
  • Fri Aug 00 - There will not be any CE classes in August
  • Fri Sep 09 - ADA: The 2010 CBC & ADA Accessibility Primer
  • Fri Oct 14 - ADA: Stepping Thru Vertical Heights
  • Fri Nov 04 - ADA: The 2010 ADA Standards - Changes & Common Mistakes
  • Fri Nov 18 - CAL EMA: Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training
  • Fri Dec 02 - ADA: Stepping Thru Existing Buildings
  • Ongoing online learning opportunities available at the bottom of this page

CLASS DETAILS & DESCRIPTIONS

FEBRUARY 2011

ADA: STEPPING THRU ACCESSIBLE ROUTES (2/18)

  • Date: Friday February 18, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 5.0 HSW/ADA + fulfils CA license renewal
  • Fees: $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Course Description: This course will provide a review of the parameters of accessibility for accessible routes in new construction & existing sites in & outside of California. The seminar will look at a broad view as one progresses from the street, thru the site, and to the buildings touching on site amenities and their accessibility. A combination of architectural details, photos, the new 2010 CBC, and the new 2010 ADA will be reviewed so participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic. Subjects covered will include an overview of accessible routes and paths of travel, from the public sidewalk to site amenities, parking spaces, the accessible entry, thru the building, and egress requirements from exit doors.
  • Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp, Stepping Thru Accessibility - Janis Kent is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), one out of about 300 in the State, and a licensed California Architect. She has been the accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. In addition to managing a variety of architectural projects and providing professional training seminars for architects in Accessibility, 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. In addition, she is the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) which has been developed to provide support to CASI members and set higher standards for accessibility reviews. She is also on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of AIA.

MARCH 2011

ADA: 2010 ACCESSIBILITY OVERVIEW - A LOOK AT BASIC PRINCIPLES AND KEY REQUIREMENTS FROM THE 2010 ADA AND THE 2010 CBC (3/4)

  • Date: Friday March 4, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 5.0 HSW/ADA + fulfils CA license renewal
  • Fees: $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Course Description: This course examines accessibility requirements from the 2010 ADA and the 2010 CBC in five parts: (1) building blocks, (2) accessible routes, (3) site elements, (4) building elements, and (5) communications features. The building blocks discussion include an overview of requirements pertaining to changes in level and surfaces, turning spaces, clear floor spaces and maneuvering clearances, protruding objects, and reach ranges. Accessible routes includes an overview of accessible routes, special requirements for doors, ramps, elevators and lifts. The discussion of site elements includes an overview of parking requirements, sidewalks, curb ramps and passenger loading/unloading areas. The building elements overview includes key restroom requirements, design of accessible stairs and handrails, ramps, windows and built-in elements. The overview of communication features includes a discussion of signs, detectable warnings, two-way communications and alarms. This course will include interactive learning activities, and mini-case studies as an integral part of the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Instructor: Nate Wittasek, PE, LEED AP, Arup - Nate Wittasek of ARUP has engaged in accessibility codes consulting for over a decade. Using a foundation based on his in-depth understanding of fire and life safety requirements from the building code, Nate has sought to develop a holistic approach to codes consulting, wherein themes associated with life safety and accessibility are interwoven. Combining real-life examples and graphical depictions to enhance understanding, Nate brings over 15 years of current practical experience to the classroom. Nate is an instructor at the UCLA Extension, and an adjunct at the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, where he has taught accessibility for over five years.

BIM: INTRO TO REVIT (3/18)

  • Date: Friday March 18, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 4.0
  • Fees: $85 AIA Members or $175 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: Participants to bring their own laptop with Revit 2011 already installed (free 30-day Revit 2011 trial download available from AIA|LA upon registration)
  • Course Description: Revit is a computer application that allows the user to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) to virtually construct architectural projects. The 3-dimensional model that is built can also be used to produce construction documents that are typically drawn with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) applications. Revit allows users to produce 3D models and drawings while allowing better coodination throughout the entire design process. This course will familiarize students with the basics of modeling an architectural project using the Autodesk Revit application. The session will take students through adding basic components of an Architectural project in a Revit project to create a 3-dimensional architectural model. Participants will learn about BIM and the Revit Interface; Viewing the Revit Model; Grids and levels; and Walls, Doors, Windows, Roofs.
  • Instructor: Jason Gant, AIA, BIM Solutions - Jason is an Architectural BIM Manager for BIM Solutions with over 8 years experience in the AEC industry. He obtained a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a licensed Architect in the State of California.

APRIL 2011

ADA: STEPPING THRU INTERIOR ELEMENTS (4/1)

  • Date: Friday April 1, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 5.0 HSW/ADA + fulfils CA license renewal
  • Fees: $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Course Description: This course will provide a review of the parameters of different elements generally found in commercial building interiors both in & outside of California. The seminar 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, the new 2010 CBC, and new 2010 ADA will be reviewed so participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic. Subjects covered will include an overview of the different elements in the interior world one should be aware of to create an accessible environment once you step thru the door.
  • Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp, Stepping Thru Accessibility - Janis Kent is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), one out of about 300 in the State, and a licensed California Architect. She has been the accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. In addition to managing a variety of architectural projects and providing professional training seminars for architects in Accessibility, 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. In addition, she is the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) which has been developed to provide support to CASI members and set higher standards for accessibility reviews. She is also on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of AIA.

BIM: REVIT FUNDAMENTALS (4/15)

  • Date: Friday April 15, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 4.0
  • Fees: $85 AIA Members or $175 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: Participants to bring their own laptop with Revit 2011 already installed (free 30-day Revit 2011 trial download available from AIA|LA upon registration)
  • Course Description: Revit is a computer application that allows the user to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) to virtually construct architectural projects. The 3-dimensional model that is built can also be used to produce construction documents that are typically drawn with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) applications. Revit allows users to produce 3D models and drawings while allowing better coodination throughout the entire design process. After modeling the 3-dimensional model in a Revit Project, this session will guide users through the process of creating views: plans, sections, elevations and perspectives. This session will also include adding architectural notes to the views and setting them up on sheets for printing. Participants will learn about Annotations; Setting up Views; Setting Up Sheets; and Printing.
  • Instructor: Jason Gant, AIA, BIM Solutions - Jason is an Architectural BIM Manager for BIM Solutions with over 8 years experience in the AEC industry. He obtained a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a licensed Architect in the State of California.

CAL EMA: CA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY POST DISASTER SAFETY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SAP) EVALUATOR TRAINING (4/29)

  • Date: Friday April 29, 2011
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 7.0 HSW
  • Fees: $150 AIA Members or $200 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: None. An SAP Training Manual, ATC-20 & ATC-45 Handbooks will be provided at the class.
  • Course Description: The goal of the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) is to help local government perform accurate facility safety assessments as quickly as possible. This will allow people to use safe homes and businesses, and ensure that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures after a disaster. SAP Evaluators survey damaged facilities to determine if there are safety hazards to building occupants or to the general public. SAP Evaluators also provide recommended posting of placards that denote the condition of each structure evaluated. This full-day Evaluator Training class trains civil engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. It includes the most currently updated curriculum prepared by the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), practical examples of post-disaster field conditions impacting structural safety, assessing the degree of severity, posting, and barricading procedures. QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS (see important note below) will receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response Team card. Possession of this card is required in order to participate in emergency CALBO call-out operations (photos of each participant will be taken and a loyalty oath are part of the in-class registration process).
    Important Note about this Class: To receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response card, individuals must be certified as a licensed Architect, Engineer, Building Official, Building Code Official, Master Code Official, Building Inspector, Combination Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, or Combination Plans Examiner.
  • Instructor: Dean Vlahos, FAIA, DLR Group WWCOT - Dean Vlahos, FAIA is a Principal/Architect and Director of Architectural Forensics for DRL Group WWCOT Architects, a full-spectrum architecture firm with offices in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Des Moines, Honolulu, Shanghai, China, Kansas City, Lincoln, Minneapolis, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Riverside, Moorpark, and Palm Springs. Through his pioneering research, material testing and investigations on landmark projects, Dean has established himself as a leading national authority on forensics, building codes, construction technology, system analysis, construction industry inter-relationships, enhancing public safety and sharing his expertise throughout the profession. Over the last 32 years, he has successfully completed a wide range of building types including: hospitals, schools, auditoriums, commercial, justice, laboratory, correctional, single and multiple family facilities totaling over seven million square feet of building program space, at an approximate construction value in excess of $9 billion. Dean has participated in numerous speaking engagements and authored and co-authored numerous articles in architectural publications.

MAY 2011

ADA: RECONCILING THE 2010 ADA AND THE 2010 CBC - AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT SCOPING REQUIREMENTS (5/6)

  • Date: Friday May 6, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 5.0 HSW/ADA + fulfils CA license renewal
  • Fees: $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Course Description: This course examines major scoping requirements found in the 2010 ADA and the 2010 CBC. The session starts with a discussion of what you need to know about the 2010 ADA and the relationship to the requirements in Chapters 11A, 11B and 11C of the CBC. Next, an overview of key scoping requirements pertaining to new buildings will be provided. The focus will be on occupancy-specific features needed in assembly, business, mercantile, retail, and transient lodging spaces. Finally, accessibility for existing buildings will be explored in the context of upgrade triggers and key exceptions that can have a major impact on design scope. This course will include interactive learning activities, and mini-case studies as an integral part of the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Instructor: Nate Wittasek, PE, LEED AP, Arup - Nate Wittasek of ARUP has engaged in accessibility codes consulting for over a decade. Using a foundation based on his in-depth understanding of fire and life safety requirements from the building code, Nate has sought to develop a holistic approach to codes consulting, wherein themes associated with life safety and accessibility are interwoven. Combining real-life examples and graphical depictions to enhance understanding, Nate brings over 15 years of current practical experience to the classroom. Nate is an instructor at the UCLA Extension, and an adjunct at the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, where he has taught accessibility for over five years.

CODES: CALGREEN AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECT STRATEGY (5/20)

  • Date: Friday May 20, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 1.5 HSW/SD
  • Fees: $25 AIA Members or $45 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Course Description: One bright spot in the building sector is green projects predominately driven by owners' sustainable objectives and regulatory requirements including CALGreen building code that took effect January 1, 2011. By 2015, investments in green buildings are projected to increase from $71 billion to $175 billion. However, to be successful on these projects, caution must be exercised regarding the unique exposures including new technology and systems and sometimes conflicting regulations along with third-party programs such as LEED. Successful green projects requires the use of a "whole project" systematic risk-based decision process. This session will discuss green market trends, building energy use and the challenges associated with sustainable projects, CALGreen and other regulations as well as green industry claims. The SR Sustainable Project Risk Analysis will be described identifying risk factors and a decision making platform outlining responsibilities, actions and strategies. With this information, design professionals, owners and the entire project team will be better prepared positioned to meet sustainable objectives and simultaneously mitigate project risk.
  • Instructor: Tim Corbett, BSRM, MSM, LEED GA, SmartRisk - Tim Corbett, Founder and President of SmartRisk, has over 25 years of experience developing and implementing insurance and risk management programs for architects and engineers. Tim implemented model risk management programs for numerous firms including international engineering/construction companies Bechtel and EG&G where he obtained a Department of Energy (DOE) Top Secret Security "Q" Clearance. Tim held VP positions with insurance carriers DPIC and Zurich with responsibilities for Underwriting and Risk Management. Mr Corbett is a member of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the United States Green Building Counsel (USGBC). He sits on a number of national committees, called upon as a speaker at regional and national forums and owns copyrights to risk management programs.

SEPTEMBER 2011

ADA: THE 2010 CBC & ADA ACCESSIBILITY PRIMER – BASIC REQUIREMENTS, COMMON ERRORS & OMISSIONS AND BEST PRACTICES (9/9)

  • Friday September 9, 2011 @ AIA|LA
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
  • Provides 5.0 HSW/ADA Learning Units + fulfils CA license renewal
  • $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity is limited to 45 registrants
  • Course Description: This five hour course will be broken into five segments focusing on spatial and functional accessibility requirements from the 2010 California Building Code (CBC) and 2010 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Basic requirements, common errors and omissions, as well as best practices will be explored in the context of site accessibility, accessibility of entrances, exits and paths of travel, building facilities, and accessibility approaches for existing buildings. The five segments will be: (I) Site Accessibility; (II) Accessibility of Parking Facilities; (III) Accessibility for Entrances, Exits and Paths of Travel; (IV) Accessibility of Sanitary Facilities; (V) Accessibility Approaches for Existing Buildings.
  • Instructor: Nate Wittasek, PE, LEED AP, Arup - Nate Wittasek of ARUP has engaged in accessibility codes consulting for over a decade. Using a foundation based on his in-depth understanding of fire and life safety requirements from the building code, Nate has sought to develop a holistic approach to codes consulting, wherein themes associated with life safety and accessibility are interwoven. Combining real-life examples and graphical depictions to enhance understanding, Nate brings over 15 years of current practical experience to the classroom. Nate is an instructor at the UCLA Extension, and an adjunct at the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, where he has taught accessibility for over five years.

OCTOBER 2011

ADA: STEPPING THRU VERTICAL HEIGHTS (10/14)

  • Friday October 14, 2011 @ AIA|LA
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
  • Provides 5.0 HSW/ADA Learning Units + fulfils CA license renewal
  • $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity is limited to 45 registrants
  • Course Description: A review of the parameters of Accessibility for vertical height changes in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to curb transitions, pedestrian ramps, stairs, handrails, and elevators. A combination of architectural details and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.
  • Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp, Stepping Thru Accessibility - Janis Kent, AIA CASp is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and a licensed California Architect and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. In addition to having managed a variety of architectural projects, she has surveyed buildings for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for existing facilities throughout the country. Recently she authored a book which is a compilation of architectural details on Accessibility combining ADA with CBC. She has been asked to speak on Accessibility at a variety of venues from the Dwell Mobius conventions in LA, the National AIA Convention in New Orleans, to a number of local AIA Chapters, and the State Chapter of CCAIA has recorded one of her seminars. She also has been invited to speak at several business associations. Ms. Kent is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serves on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee, is on the Board of Directors for the AIA-Long Beach/South Bay chapter, and on the aecKnowledge Editorial Committee. She is also an invited Subject Matter Expert for the State DSA-AB Access Committee. Janis received her M.Arch from the University of California, LA and is currently the principal of Stepping Thru Accessibility in Long Beach California.

NOVEMBER 2011

ADA: THE 2010 ADA STANDARDS - SIGNIFICANT CHANGES & COMMON ACCESSIBLE DESIGN MISTAKES (11/4)

  • Friday November 4, 2011 @ AIA|LA
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
  • Provides 5.0 HSW/ADA Learning Units + fulfils CA license renewal
  • $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity is limited to 45 registrants
  • Course Description: The initial portion of this seminar will provide a discussion of the significant changes from the 1994 ADAAG to the 2010 ADA Standards, including new scoping provisions & conflicts with the 2010 CBC. The later portion of the seminar will help participants avoid the most common mistakes when designing accessible facilities. Parking, curb ramps, walkways, doors & landings, ramps, stairs, sanitary facilities and signage are often built using standard details from a firm's CAD library. This practice leads to noncompliant features, change orders, angry clients and possibly an ADA lawsuit. Learn how to properly document accessible features to avoid these pitfalls.
  • Instructor: Paul L. Bishop, Architect, CASp - Paul L. Bishop has 38 years of experience in the architectural profession. His practice transcends several areas of specialization, including traditional design services, code consulting and historic preservation. Mr. Bishop has significant experience in the area of accessibility consulting and has provided accessibility consulting services for numerous architects, engineers, developers and contractors on difficult design problems. For 10 years Mr. Bishop provided accessibility document review services for the California Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance Department for K-12, community college and State University system projects and State of California owned and leased buildings. He has provided expert witness services for hundreds of accessibility-related lawsuits, for both plaintiffs and defendants. These cases have involved the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act, California Building Code and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). Mr. Bishop is certified by the Division of the State Architect as a Certified Access Specialist (No. 044) and the International Codes Council (ICC) as an Accessibility / Usability Specialist (#68637). He has also been designated as a Rotational Subject Matter Expert (RSME) by DSA and is contributing to create questions for future CASp examinations. Paul has personally surveyed over 150 million square feet of buildings to determine compliance with the ADA Standards as well as the California Building Code. Mr. Bishop’s teaching experience includes 6 years as an instructor of Building Codes at Design Institute of San Diego. He has also delivered educational seminars regarding accessibility for architects, designers, contractors, attorneys and real estate professionals. His firm has also prepared curriculum for statewide training on provisions of the California Building Code through the Division of the State Architect.

CAL EMA: CA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY POST DISASTER SAFETY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SAP) EVALUATOR TRAINING (11/18)

  • Friday November 18, 2011 @ AIA|LA
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (check-in begins at 8 AM)
  • Provides 7.0 HSW Learning Units
  • $150 AIA Members or $200 Non-Members
  • Capacity is limited to 20 registrants
  • An SAP Training Manual, ATC-20 & ATC-45 Handbooks will be provided at the class.
  • Course Description: The goal of the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) is to help local government perform accurate facility safety assessments as quickly as possible. This will allow people to use safe homes and businesses, and ensure that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures after a disaster. SAP Evaluators survey damaged facilities to determine if there are safety hazards to building occupants or to the general public. SAP Evaluators also provide recommended posting of placards that denote the condition of each structure evaluated. This full-day Evaluator Training class trains civil engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. It includes the most currently updated curriculum prepared by the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), practical examples of post-disaster field conditions impacting structural safety, assessing the degree of severity, posting, and barricading procedures. QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS (see important note below) will receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response Team card. Possession of this card is required in order to participate in emergency CALBO call-out operations (photos of each participant will be taken and a loyalty oath are part of the in-class registration process).
    Important Note about this Class: To receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response card, individuals must be certified as a licensed Architect, Engineer, Building Official, Building Code Official, Master Code Official, Building Inspector, Combination Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, or Combination Plans Examiner.
  • Instructor: Dean Vlahos, FAIA, DLR Group WWCOT - Dean Vlahos, FAIA is a Principal/Architect and Director of Architectural Forensics for DRL Group WWCOT Architects, a full-spectrum architecture firm with offices in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Des Moines, Honolulu, Shanghai, China, Kansas City, Lincoln, Minneapolis, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Riverside, Moorpark, and Palm Springs. Through his pioneering research, material testing and investigations on landmark projects, Dean has established himself as a leading national authority on forensics, building codes, construction technology, system analysis, construction industry inter-relationships, enhancing public safety and sharing his expertise throughout the profession. Over the last 32 years, he has successfully completed a wide range of building types including: hospitals, schools, auditoriums, commercial, justice, laboratory, correctional, single and multiple family facilities totaling over seven million square feet of building program space, at an approximate construction value in excess of $9 billion. Dean has participated in numerous speaking engagements and authored and co-authored numerous articles in architectural publications.

DECEMBER 2011

ADA: STEPPING THRU EXISTING BUILDINGS (12/2)

  • Friday December 2, 2011 @ AIA|LA
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
  • Provides 5.0 HSW/ADA Learning Units + fulfils CA license renewal
  • $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity is limited to 45 registrants
  • Course Description: An overview for alterations on existing buildings for Accessibility even with no construction planned. This includes a review of requirements per 2010 ADA Standards for Barrier Removal for Places of Public Accommodation/Commercial Facilities as well as Program Accommodation for Public Entities (State & Local government). We will also look at Alteration requirements for 2010 ADA & CBC including disproportionality and Path of Travel. And included will be a brief overview of historic building requirements for Accessibility.

This seminar will be a bit different from other Stepping Thru Accessibility seminars in that we will also address specific issues you may have on existing projects. Please provide an existing condition you would like discussed using a PDF of the drawing or a photo of the item, along with a brief description of your question (and your phone # if we need clarification) to: info@SteppingThruAccessibility.com and enter Existing Bldgs Seminar in the email Subject. Remove all proprietary information. You can provide us with more than one question, but send it via separate emails. This will not ensure that we will use your question in the seminar. We are also presuming that if you have submitted a question with PDFs that you are giving STA permission to incorporate it into the seminar.

  • Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp, Stepping Thru Accessibility - Janis Kent, AIA CASp is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and a licensed California Architect and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. In addition to having managed a variety of architectural projects, she has surveyed buildings for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for existing facilities throughout the country. Recently she authored a book which is a compilation of architectural details on Accessibility combining ADA with CBC. She has been asked to speak on Accessibility at a variety of venues from the Dwell Mobius conventions in LA, the National AIA Convention in New Orleans, to a number of local AIA Chapters, and the State Chapter of CCAIA has recorded one of her seminars. She also has been invited to speak at several business associations. Ms. Kent is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serves on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee, is on the Board of Directors for the AIA-Long Beach/South Bay chapter, and on the aecKnowledge Editorial Committee. She is also an invited Subject Matter Expert for the State DSA-AB Access Committee. Janis received her M.Arch from the University of California, LA and is currently the principal of Stepping Thru Accessibility in Long Beach California.
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