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Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014
8.30am-4pm
Muir Ridge Development, Heron Lane
San Martinez, CA
Please email events@aiaeb.org for more information.

Join us as we help Habitat for Humanity East Bay / Silicon Valley build a home for our local community this holiday season!

We will be helping with the Muir Ridge development site on Heron Lane in Martinez. It is a 20 home development which began construction on November 20th. This is a great opportunity to see what goes into the building of a home and what the lines on a plan actually become in the field and at the same time make the dream of home ownership possible for a local family.

Also, the hours worked do count toward IDP credit for those working toward their license. No experience is needed and this is open to all so tell your friends, coworkers, and family to join you!

MCE/ADA Day: December 5, 2014

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Friday, December 5, 2014 8:30am-3pm
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members Includes coffee, fruit and lunch.
Click Here to Register


 

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

Presenters:
Steven Winkel, FAIA CASp

Craig Williams, CASp

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

Morning Session: California Building Code Chapter 11B for “Public Accommodations” and ADA Standards
Afternoon Session: Multifamily Accessibility

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify changes to the ADA Standards.
  2. Identify additional modifications to the ADAS by California in CBC Chapter 11B for Public Accommodations.
  3. State Key concepts pertaining to accessibility requirements which must be incorporated into the design and construction of multifamily housing covered by the regulations.
  4. Recognize some common accessibility errors in construction documents and in the field.

2014 IDP Design Competition

IDP500

A program by AIA San Fernando Valley

Registration Due: Monday, December 22, 2014 

Submissions Due: Monday, March 2, 2015

Winners Announced Monday, March 30, 2015

 

Click Here for the application form and program requirements

The competition involves the design of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Recently, this mission was lost due to fire. A new site has been selected and the AIA San Fernando Valley has worked with the staff of the mission to provide the programmatic requirements. While Survival Outreach Services has served as an emergency stopgap, the loss of the production, donation, residential facilities and half of the vehicles fleet has caused a significant loss of support of the mission’s work with the homeless. This new facility will be enlarged enabling the mission to reduce the homeless population by offering self‐sufficiency, life skills classes and training to the homeless.

Prizes will be rewarded to:

Interns:

1st Place: $1,500.00
2nd Place: $1,000.00
3rd Place: $ 500.00

Students:

1st Place: $ 500.00
2nd Place: $ 300.00
3rd Place: $ 200.00

The competition is open to all NACRB/IDP participants. The project submissions can be from individuals or teams. Credit for IDP hours is available to all participants working with a mentor. Each participant will be responsible for self‐reporting hours as detailed in the IDP Guidelines. A maximum of 300 hours are available. Intern and student submissions will be judged separately.

Sponsored by Stock Building Supply and Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors

ADA Day: September 26, 2014

ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Friday, September 26, 2014 8:30am-3pm
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members Includes coffee, fruit and lunch.
Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

Presenters:
Jan Garrett, Esq., Program manager, Pacific ADA Center
Craig Williams, CASp

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

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Ed Roberts Campus, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Universal Design is the concept of designing and creating built environments that are aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, irrespective of age, ability, or status in life.”

On this ADA Day our expert presenters, Jan Garrett and Craig Williams CASp, will take a deep-dive into Universal Design. This will include an in-depth look at creative responses and case studies, such as Berkeley’s universally designed, transit oriented Ed Roberts Campus, among others. The differences between ADA and CBC will also be addressed in detail as will enforceable standards, adherence to these standards, legal case studies/court cases and Title II of the ADA which applies to the operations of State and local governments. Ultimately, attendees will achieve an insight into creative responses to accessible/universal design, an updated understanding of the current standards being enforced and the ways in which the ADA/California law regulate and facilitate ‘accessibility’.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, attendees:

  1. Will be able to state at least three differences between the American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the California Building Code (CBC).
  2. Will be able to state two differences between Universal Design concepts and California Accessibility requirements.
  3. Will be able to give at least three examples of creative responses to the 2013 California Building Code accessibility requirements.
  4. Will be able to state at least three enforceable standards regarding public accommodations and how the standards should be implemented.

Structural Systems Prep Seminar

Saturday, April 5 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Saturday, April 12(10:00am – 5:00pm)

Classes start at 10am and *may* run to 5pm; some classes end prior to this.
12 CES LUs if you complete both sessions 

Price for complete seminar :
$73 for AIA East Bay Members
$104 for AIA Members of Other Chapters
$145 for non-members

Click here to register.

Just need one or two days? Please call the chapter office at 510/464-3600.

$10 additional fee for any registrations on the day-of the seminar. We cannot guarantee same-day space.

Taught by Larry Wong, SE

Studying for the ARE? The AIA East Bay can help! We offer ARE Prep Seminars for candidates preparing for the ARE. Classes are grouped so you can take the review session to identify and improve areas of weakness, and then take the exam before studying new topics.

AIA members and allied professionals bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session for those familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. At the end of each class students evaluate the course content and materials, as well as the presenter’s knowledge and presentation skills. This ensures the quality of the program is high from year to year.

Building Systems ARE Prep Seminar

Instructor: Shweta Mhatre

Day One: Saturday, April 26 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Day Two: Saturday, May 3 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Day Three: Saturday, May 10 (10:00am –  5:00pm)
Classes start at 10am and *may* run to 5pm; some classes end prior to this.
Attendees at all three days receive 18 CES LUs.

Price for complete seminar:
$111 for AIA East Bay Members & Employees of Member Firms
$165 for  AIA Members of Other Chapters
$222 for non-members

Click here to register.

Just need one or two days? Please call the chapter office at 510/464-3600.

$10 additional fee for any registrations on the day-of the seminar. We cannot guarantee same-day space.

Studying for the ARE? The AIA East Bay can help! We offer ARE Prep Seminars for candidates preparing for the ARE. Classes are grouped so you can take the review session to identify and improve areas of weakness, and then take the exam before studying new topics.

AIA members and allied professionals bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session for those familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. At the end of each class students evaluate the course content and materials, as well as the presenter’s knowledge and presentation skills. This ensures the quality of the program is high from year to year.

California Supplemental Exam

Saturday, June 29, 2013
10am-5pm

Cost:
AIA East Bay Member: $36.50
AIA Member of Another Chapter: $52.00
Non-member: $72.50

Click here to register

There’s no blackout period this year for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE). AIA East Bay offers a prep seminar to review all major areas covered in the CSE in a one-day session.

Instructor: Ed Mojica, AIA

 

ADA Day: April 19, 2013

**SOLD OUT** Friday, April 19, 2013
8:30am-2:45pm
ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Presenter: Craig Williams, CASp
Location:
AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $100 AIA Members / $140 non-members
Includes coffee, fruit and lunch

SOLD OUT

This 5-hour presentation will complete all California required ADA/Accessibility hours for architects’ 2013 licensure renewal.

This course will cover the application of common ADA requirements for existing Title III “Public Accommodation” facilities.  The instructor will cover the most commonly litigated access issues in California.  The course is designed for Architects, Engineers, building professionals, CASp’s and Code officials who are conducting accessibility site evaluations, preparing designs, performing plan reviews and construction field verification at existing buildings.

The goal of this program is to highlight and feature those areas common to most buildings, facilities and sites.  In addition, the training will also touch on common errors, omissions and assumptions that lead to confusion, redesign, project delays, change orders and cost overruns. We will discuss how to avoid errors and omissions, substandard construction and the exposure to complaints and legal action that can arise from non-compliance and deficiencies in accessibility.

The presenter will emphasize the specific technical provisions of the new 2010 ADA Standards and point out areas where it differs from the old guidelines. We will also be introduced to the anticipated changes in the 2013 California Building Code.

This course will focus on California accessibility and Federal ADA requirements pertaining to existing buildings. The material is presented in three parts, combining an overview of up-to-date regulatory requirements with hands-on activities. The presentation will follow an outline similar to the following, with the addition of a section on Universal Design and Multi-Family Housing:

Part I: General Code Framework for Working with Existing Buildings

Understanding and properly applying California code and Federal standards as they relate to existing buildings

Important definitions relevant to existing building accessibility

Triggering elements: Additions, alterations, repairs, change of use and occupancy

Accessibility Compliance Strategies – practical applications

Part II: Common Accessibility Requirements That Arise in Existing Buildings

Overview and application of 2010 CBC and the 2010 ADA technical requirements pertaining to parking, exterior paths of travel, interior paths of travel, stairs, elevators, restrooms, drinking fountains and signage

Tools and effective techniques in properly applying state and federal design standards

Part III: Practicum and Discussion

Identifying and solving common practice problems stemming from deficiencies in access compliance

Reasonability and the imperfect world

Navigating the permit process efficiently – avoiding common pitfalls

Strategies and practical methods to consider in practice

Standard of Care, QA/QC and verification

Changing Landscape – Code cycles – 2010 ADA Standards & 2013 CBC

2013 California Building Code and NEW Chapter 11B Public Accommodations

February 6, 2013
5:30pm
to approximately 8:30pm (including reception)
Cost: $16 Chapter members and employees of chapter member firms; $30 guests

Click here for more details and to register.

The first monthly program of the year is postponed a week (to February 6) so we can present a panel of code experts to talk about the 2013 California Building Code and NEW Chapter 11B Public Accommodations.

Kerwin Lee, AIA, Steven Winkel, FAIA and Erick Mikiten, AIA present the 2013 California Building Code and the NEW 2013 California Building Code’s Chapter 11B for disabled access for public accommodations. This program is followed by a wine & cheese networking reception.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs (1 MCE hour).

 

ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, January 18, 2013
8:30am-3pm (coffee & fruit available from 8-8:30am)
ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Presenter: Craig Williams, CASp
Location:
AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $100 AIA Members / $140 non-members
Includes coffee, fruit and lunch

Click here to register.  REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 5pm Wednesday January 16.

This 5-hour presentation will complete all California required ADA/Accessibility hours for architects’ 2013 licensure renewal.

This course will cover the application of common ADA requirements for existing Title III “Public Accommodation” facilities.  The instructor will cover the most commonly litigated access issues in California.  The course is designed for Architects, Engineers, building professionals, CASp’s and Code officials who are conducting accessibility site evaluations, preparing designs, performing plan reviews and construction field verification at existing buildings.

The goal of this program is to highlight and feature those areas common to most buildings, facilities and sites.  In addition, the training will also touch on common errors, omissions and assumptions that lead to confusion, redesign, project delays, change orders and cost overruns. We will discuss how to avoid errors and omissions, substandard construction and the exposure to complaints and legal action that can arise from non-compliance and deficiencies in accessibility.

The presenter will emphasize the specific technical provisions of the new 2010 ADA Standards and point out areas where it differs from the old guidelines. We will also be introduced to the anticipated changes in the 2013 California Building Code.

This course will focus on California accessibility and Federal ADA requirements pertaining to existing buildings. The material is presented in three parts, combining an overview of up-to-date regulatory requirements with hands-on activities. The presentation will follow an outline similar to the following, with the addition of a section on Universal Design:

Part I: General Code Framework for Working with Existing Buildings

Understanding and properly applying California code and Federal standards as they relate to existing buildings

Important definitions relevant to existing building accessibility

Triggering elements: Additions, alterations, repairs, change of use and occupancy

Accessibility Compliance Strategies – practical applications

Part II: Common Accessibility Requirements That Arise in Existing Buildings

Overview and application of 2010 CBC and the 2010 ADA technical requirements pertaining to parking, exterior paths of travel, interior paths of travel, stairs, elevators, restrooms, drinking fountains and signage

Tools and effective techniques in properly applying state and federal design standards

Part III: Practicum and Discussion

Identifying and solving common practice problems stemming from deficiencies in access compliance

Reasonability and the imperfect world

Navigating the permit process efficiently – avoiding common pitfalls

Strategies and practical methods to consider in practice

Standard of Care, QA/QC and verification

Changing Landscape – Code cycles – 2010 ADA Standards & 2013 CBC