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ADA Seminar: The Accessible Restroom

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

$150 – $255


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ADA Seminar: The Accessible Restroom

Learning Units: 5 Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Health|Safety|Welfare Units

This course will identify the benefits of accessibility standards and the prescriptive requirements for accessible restrooms set by the ADA as well as the California Building Code (CBC).

Through three separate components: a planning guide, design charrette, and code-compliancy discussion, attendees will be be challenged throughout this interactive session to re-think functional, creative, universal, accessible restroom designs that enhance the market value of properties.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2009 revision of ANSI Standard ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This course will provide up-to-date information relative to selecting and specifying code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms. Fire and accessibility codes will be discussed, as will guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications.


Alan Gettelman – Vice President- External Affairs, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.

Alan Gettelman is Vice President of External Affairs at Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc., where he previously served as Vice President of Marketing.  Since joining Bobrick’s sales promotion department in 1962, Gettelman has played a key role in the expansion of its product line and spearheaded marketing efforts facing distinct market segments, including architects, building owners, property managers and facility managers.  Today, Gettelman is responsible for counseling on preparation of architectural specifications and on fire codes, building codes and accessibility standards compliance, as well as providing expertise in the areas of product development and marketing strategy.


9:00-11:00AM Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how accessibility standards accommodate a diverse set of users and the general prescriptive requirements for accessible restroom design mandated by ADA and CBC.
  • Describe requirements for accessible lavatories and restroom accessories.
  • Describe requirements for accessible toilet compartments of varying sizes and the accessories needed to complete their specification.
  • Discuss requirements for accessible bathing facilities.

11:00AM-12:30PM Design Charrette -Universal Design Solutions for Accessible Public Restrooms

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how accessible, universal design meets the diverse needs of restroom patrons.
  • Identify 10 key Guidelines for planning public restrooms.
  • Learn how exceptional design enhances market value of properties.
  • Develop accessible and universal design solutions for different types of public restrooms.

2:00-3:00PM Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the update of toilet partition material fire code compliance.
  • Explain how to select the most appropriate toilet partition material, hardware and mounting configuration based on building type.
  • Describe three ADA accessible toilet compartment layouts.
  • Identify guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications.


November 1, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
$150 – $255
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AIA Los Angeles


Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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