Detectable Warnings (Part Two): Codes

Last month we discussed Detectable Warnings and how the code’s vague phrase “Hazardous Vehicular Area” creates uncertainty. The code defines “Vehicular Way,” but leaves architects, plan checkers and site inspectors to decide what is “hazardous.” Intent These little yellow bumps were developed to serve people who are blind or low-sighted. The bright color is intended […]

Sean Winchester, AIA: Member Profile

Sean Winchester, AIA brings over 25 years of experience in the building industry. He started his career in construction as a carpenter, woodworker, and stair fabrication specialist. He operated Winchester Woodworks as a stair design fabricator, and Kingstud Construction, a type V framing contractor. Though still in possession of all ten fingers, Sean closed down […]

Letter to AIA East Bay Membership

December 10, 2018 Message from the President of the Board, Mark B. Steppan, AIA, CSI, NCARB, and the Board of Directors to the full membership of the East Bay Chapter of the AIA. We desire to provide our membership with a further update on the current chapter situation.  For those of you that might not […]

Jeff Moore: Allied Member Profile

Jeff Moore, P.E., principal and owner of Greenwood & Moore, Inc. (G&M), has 30 years of experience as a professional Civil Engineer.  Moore received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly/Pomona in 1984.  He received a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1986.  He received his Professional Civil Engineering License […]

Joel Freeson Carico : Architect : AIA: Firm Profile

Joel Freeson Carico : Architect : AIA is a sole proprietor in Concord. Joel moved to the Bay Area in 2009 to be closer to family. Joel has worked in the architectural profession for nearly forty years and his experience includes a broad range of projects.  Joel has worked as a designer, project manager, site planner, […]

A Fragile Energy Revolution: Green

A New Local Energy Provider In November, most residents in Alameda county will join the growing number of Californians receiving their electricity from a not-for-profit, governmental agency rather than a corporate power provider.  The change will be seamless, noticeable only as a change in the billing statement. The new energy provider is called East Bay […]

Detectable Warnings: Codes

Under the current 2016 California Building Code (CBC), the requirements for detectable warnings continue to be present. This is in light of the 2010 Standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) having suspended the requirements and proposed guidelines for “public right-of-ways,” which limits the use of warnings. The state, with support from the disabled […]

Firm Profile: Howard McNenny, AIA

I began my practice in 2009, with a focus on residential design, including remodels and second story additions. I drew upon experience I gained as an architect in corporate practice and as a developer of properties I personally owned. Many of my projects are in Albany, where my office is located, but I also work […]

Boris Rapoport: Allied Member Profile

Over the years I have enjoyed helping many architecture firms with their technology problems. I have gained valuable insights into the business and technology challenges of the design and build community. I wanted to share this experience and expertise with many more architects, to help accelerate your business while utilizing technology to its fullest potential. […]