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ADA/MCE Day – July 14, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.
Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides the full five hours required by the CAB for licensure renewal. The focus will be on public accommodation, Chapter 11B.

Presenters: Craig Williams, CASp.

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

 

MCE/ADA Day – May 19, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.

Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides the full five hours required by the CAB for licensure renewal. The focus will be on public accommodation, Chapter 11B.

Presenters: Claudia Falconer, AIA, CASp (Richard Avelar & Associates) and Jan Garrett, Esq. (Pacific ADA Center)

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

RFQ: Speakers on ADA & Accessibility Issues

Background: AIA East Bay offers five-hour educational programs to architects approximately six times a year. These presentations focus on barrier-free access (ADA and/or California accessibility) and are geared towards a better understanding of the built environment and accessibility in both public and residential areas. Attendees are licensed architects who have knowledge of the fundamentals of accessibility and the ADA.

AIA East Bay is building its speakers’ bureau to offer more varied topics and speakers, and encourages all qualified speakers to apply.

Content Areas: Presentations must focus on barrier-free accessibility in California, providing in-depth knowledge that attendees can apply to their projects. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to: specific project types (schools, multi-family housing, retail, etc.); areas of common non-compliance; how to implement the California Building Code in practical ways; how to design beyond the requirements to provide excellent architecture; how to avoid legal situations regarding access, universal design, designing for aging-in-place, etc.

Presenters are encouraged to include case studies and real-life examples.

Qualified Applicants: Certified Access Specialists (CASp), ADA/accessibility experts, architects with demonstrable experience in accessibility issues, attorneys, etc. Speaker panels (more than one presenter) are encouraged.

Requirements: Applicants must be able to present in downtown Oakland during business hours (programs run from 8:30am-2:45pm); most programs are on Fridays.

Presenters will be required to provide presentations to AIA East Bay in an unlocked Powerpoint file one week prior to the presentation day; staff may make a locked PDF of slides available to attendees if content requires full-sized slides.

Compensation: Presenters will be compensated on a per-person fee. Half-day presenters receive $12.50 per attendee; full-day presenters receive $25 per attendee. Please note that panels (more than one speaker) will share the compensation. Attendance ranges from 60-160 per day; average anticipated attendance is 100. No expenses or other fees are covered.

Submittal format: Applicants are to submit the following (as attachments) via email to Sidney Sweeney, Executive Director at sidney@aiaeb.org:

  • Presenter name, contact information, biography and specific pertinent experience to show expertise in subject matter.
  • Presentation outline(s); specify whether for a 2.5-hour or 5-hour presentation.
  • Prior presentation/speaking engagements and either evaluations or reference contact information, including title and phone number.

Submission deadline: Qualified submittals received by April 21, 2017 will be considered for the remaining 2017 presentation. Submittals received after that date will be accepted, but may not be considered until the next cycle begins in August 2018.

Questions: Direct questions to Sidney Sweeney at sidney@aiaeb.org. Answers will be posted to the website www.aiaeb.org by noon, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

ADA/MCE Day: March 31, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.

Click here to register. 

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides the full five hours required by the CAB for licensure renewal. This month’s topic is barrier-free multifamily/residential design.

Presenters: Erick Mikiten, AIA (Mikiten Architecture), Marcial Chao, AIA (Pyatok) and Michael Schneider, AIA, CASp (Endelman & Associates).

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

ADA/MCE Day: January 6, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, January 6, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.

Click here to register. 

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides the full five hours required by the CAB for licensure renewal.

Presenter: Craig Williams, CASp.

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

 

MCE/ADA Day: Friday, October 28, 2016

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, October 28, 2016
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members. Includes coffee and lunch.

Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

Provides the complete 5 hours of disability access coursework required for California Licensure. Topics will include: universal design, aging-in-place and barrier-free access in multi-family projects

About the Presenter:

Jan Garrett, Esq. is the Program Manager at Pacific ADA Center.

Training for the 2016 CASp Examination

Presented by The Pacific ADA Center

Monday, September 26 – Thursday, September 29, 2016
9am-4pm
Location: Elihu M. Harris State Building, Room 10, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $750 (checks or cash only)

20 CES/HSW LUs

Diversify your services with this comprehensive four-day training that prepares you for the October 12, 2016 CASp Exam. Attendees can be anyone preparing to sit for the CASp Exam. This can include: Architects, building officials, contractors, design professionals, disability access specialists, engineers, inspectors and plan reviewers. There is an increasing amount of CASp survey and report work for those who become certified inspectors.

Attendees will receive:

  • Overview of CASp program
  • Training material that includes state and federal laws, regulations, standards and codes that will be covered on the exam, including:
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act and Architectural Barriers Act Provisions
    • California Civil Code, Health & Safety Code, and Business & Professions Code
    • 2010 ADA Standards, Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines and Architectural Barriers Act Standards
    • California Building Code, Chapters 11A and 11B
  • Sample architectural plans with questions that demonstrate accessibility concepts
  • AIA credit available for those who sign-in, complete each day of the course, and receive a certificate of attendance

To register or for questions, please contact Toni Lee Acevedo at 1-800-949-4232.
Please provide the following information:

  • Name / Address / Email address
  • Phone number
  • Professional title

If you need an accommodation to participate in the training, please notify us no later than September 9, 2016 and include this information in your registration.

Checks or cash only please-no credit cards can be accepted. Make checks payable to: Pacific ADA Center

Send payment to:

Pacific ADA Center
555 12th Street, Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94607

MCE/ADA Day: Friday, August 5, 2016

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, August 5, 2016
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members. Includes coffee and lunch.

Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

An overview of the different circumstances typically encountered when implementing design standards in Architectural practice. Provides the complete 5 hours of disability access coursework required for California Licensure.

About the Presenter:

Craig Williams, CASp has been the principal for the Sebastopol-based firm Access Consultants for more than 35 years.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to…

1. Learn an overview of the scoping and technical requirements for various elements

2. Review various components to consider when addressing path of travel and its relationship scope of work

3. Learn the requirements for undue hardship applications during agency review

4. Learn an overview of design strategies to improve accessibility

CASp Exam Training: Presented by Pacific ADA Center

cosponsored by AIA East Bay

Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28
9am-4pm
Location: Elihu M. Harris State Building, Room 11, 1515 Clay St. Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $750.00 (checks only). Registration info here.

20 CES/HSW LUs

The Pacific ADA Center is pleased to present training for the 2016 CASp Examination

This comprehensive four-day training covers both state and federal accessibility requirements and will prepare attendees for the June 27, 2016 CASp Exam. Attendees can be anyone preparing to sit for the CASp Exam.  This can include: architects, building officials, contractors, design professionals, disability access specialists, engineers, inspectors and plan reviewers.

Attendees will receive:

  • Training in accessibility regulations, standards and codes, as well as the reasons those regulations, standards and codes exist.
  • Training material that includes state and federal regulations, standards and codes that will be covered on the exam.
  • Sample architectural plans that demonstrate accessibility concepts.
  • AIA credit available for those who sign-in each day, complete the course and receive a certificate of attendance.

To register, please email to Toni Lee Acevedo at 1-800-949-4232. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Professional title

If you need an accommodation to participate in the training, please include this information in your registration email. We must receive accommodation requests no later than April 8, 2016.

For more information contact Toni Lee Acevedo at 1-800-949-4232.

Accessibility Essentials for California Commercial Spaces

a Pleasanton Program
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Noon-1pm
Location: Dahlin Group, 5865 Owens Drive, Pleasanton
Free and open to all. Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org for room setup.

1 CES/HSW LUs

This course provides information about the current state of accessibility lawsuits in California and what architects must inform their clients of regarding their legal obligations to provide accessible public accommodations and what steps they can take in order to protect themselves against the threat of an access lawsuit.

Topics covered include:
· The Unruh Civil Rights Act and California public accommodation “access discrimination” lawsuits
· Serial litigants and the rise in the number of lawsuits
· The Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program
· The Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act (CRASCA)
· Responsibilities of designers, contractors, and building officials
· How violations are assessed and the most common types
· Responsibility of an owner vs. a tenant
· Existing versus New Construction under the California Building Code
· The top (10) disabled access demand letter and claim violations from 2015

About the Presenter:

Robert Cooley, AIA is a California licensed architect with over ten years of design experience. In 2012, he was the project manager for the barrier removal of 35+ Whole Foods Market grocery stores in Northern California. This program was the result of a lawsuit brought by a serial plaintiff. Robert became a CASp in December of 2014. In May, 2015 he founded Cooley Architectural Corporation to provide accessibility inspections and full architectural services focused on commercial office, retail, and grocery store tenant improvements.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, attendees will:

  1. Be able to list some of the top access violations in California in 2015.
  2. Be able to identify architects’ responsibilities in minimizing violations.
  3. Be able to describe how violations are assessed
  4. List three examples of existing vs. new construction differences under the California Building Code.