ADA, BIM & CALGreen Continuing Education Classes @ AIA|LA

Last Updated: February 1, 2011

3780 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA

Schedule-At-A-Glance (Feb - May 2011)

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  • Fri Feb 18 - ADA: Stepping Thru Accessible Routes
  • Fri Mar 04 - ADA: 2010 Accessibility Overview
  • Fri Mar 18 - BIM: Intro to Revit
  • Fri Apr 01 - ADA: Stepping Thru Interior Elements
  • Fri Apr 15 - BIM: Revit Fundamentals
  • Fri May 06 - ADA: Reconciling the 2010 ADA and the 2010 CBC
  • Fri May 20 - CODES: CALGreen and Sustainable Project Strategy

Registration


Location

  • Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at 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 $10 at the Ralphs/Wiltern Structure or on surrounding side streets (but be sure to read all posted parking signs).

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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

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 13-month 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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

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 13-month 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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

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.
  • Register at THIS LINK

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY & DISCLAIMERS

Cancellations made at least one week prior to the class will be refunded in full, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows to the class. Registration may be transferred to another individual.

AIA|LA reserves the right to cancel any class where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable class to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIA|LA.

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