MCE/ADA Day: April 24, 2015

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Friday, April 24, 2015 8:30am-3pm
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-membersIncludes coffee, fruit and lunch.
Online Registration is Currently Closed. Please call 510 464 3600 as we may still have spaces available.
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Morning Session: Erick Mikiten, AIA

  • Connection between Universal Design and Sustainable Design will be discussed.
  • An explanation of the 7 principles of Universal Design.
  • Case studies of single-family and multifamily projects that demonstrate Universal Design.
  • A review of some of the key CBC changes that take effect in July.

Afternoon Session: Dawn Anderson, AIA, CASp

  • Mandatory improvements required under federal and state laws and regulations affecting alterations to primary function areas.
  • Scoping provisions/technical elements when considering improvements to existing buildings, including qualified historical properties, large developments, and public facilities.
  • Concepts such as “existing” construction, “primary path of travel”, “primary function areas”, “unreasonable hardship” and other terms will be reviewed.
  • Priority use of compulsory funding for the removal of architectural barriers and examples of effective solutions in architectural barrier removal will be presented.

Provides the complete 5 hours of disability access coursework required for California Licensure.

About the Presenters:

Erick Mikiten, AIA. Erick is the principal of Mikiten Architecture and was a lecturer and instructor at the University of California, Berkeley for several years. Erick is an expert in design for people with physical disabilities and currently sits on the Building Standards Commission, overseeing the development, adoption and publication of California’s building codes.

Dawn Anderson, AIA CASp. Dawn is the principal of As It Stands, a full-service architectural firm specializing in accessible design and construction in the built environment. The firm serves a variety of corporate, non-profit, and jurisdictional clients. Ms. Anderson participates nationally in the development of the ANSI A117 Standard and has served on California’s Division of State Architect Advisory code task force and the Commission on Disabled Access.

Learning Objectives

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