Skip to content

Posts from the ‘ADA/Accessibility’ Category

CEI PACE Center, A Design for Aging Tour

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Noon-1:30pm
Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Location: CEI PACE Center, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro
Click here to register.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs

The NorCal Design for Aging Committee tours the Center for Elders’ Independence, the premier provider of The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The San Leandro center was designed by Kava Massih Architects.

Center for Elders’ Independence
has been serving seniors since 1992. They are a premier provider of PACE, which is the nation’s only integrated acute and long-term care program for low income frail seniors. Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) provides high quality, affordable, integrated health care services, which promote autonomy and quality of life for seniors, while keeping them in the community and living at home. CEI provides transportation from participants homes to the Center.

CEI selected a 15,660 square feet existing commercial office building in San Leandro for this unique senior adult day activity center and clinic. We worked with a steering committee on the architectural programming to insure the design respected participant’s dignity while providing enough stimulus and activities.

The orientation of the building takes advantage of natural daylight and large windows provide views of the outdoors. The dining, lounge and activity spaces are oriented to views of the courtyard. Nature elements are incorporated are the interior design for improved health and well-being of both participants and staff.

The design is inviting and comfortable, encouraging participant’s engagement socially and through activities. The center provides a large lounge and multiple activity rooms plus a large dining and a serving kitchen. Also included are spaces for rehabilitation services and support.The clinic is set up for four providers with six exam rooms and is accessible from the outside through an internal passageway. The clinic was designed to OSHPD 3 requirements.

MCE/ADA Day – September 29, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, September 29, 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

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