Accessibility Program: Stepping Thru Existing Buildings (2.5/5...
Jul 12 2013
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
SF Design Center Gallery
101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Stepping Thru Existing Buildings
An overview of Accessibility alterations on existing buildings even with no construction planned. This includes a review of requirements per 2010 ADA Standards for Barrier Removal for Places of Public Accommodation (Commercial Facilities) as well as Program Accommodation for Public Entities (State & Local Government). We will also look at Alteration requirements for 2010 ADA & CBC including disproportionality and Path of Travel. And we will have a brief overview of historic building requirements for Accessibility.
You can sign up for the morning session or the entire 5-hour course. There is no option to regsiter the afternoon session only.
MORNING SESSION (9:30am-12:00pm, 2.5 hours)
Program Accommodation - Title II Entities
Barrier Removal - Title III Entities
Safe Harbor for 2010
Alterations in General
Path of Travel
Entries & Exits
Ramps & Stairs
AFTERNOON SESSION (1:00pm-3:30pm, 2.5 hours)
Restaurants & Bar
Recreation & Play
Courts & Detention
Janis Kent, AIA CASp is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), one out of about 450 in the State, and a licensed California Architect with over 30 years of experience. She has been the accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. In addition to having managed a variety of architectural projects and providing professional seminars for architects, she has surveyed existing buildings for accessibility compliance, provided quality control for numerous surveys of existing facilities throughout the country, reviewed plans for Accessibility, and has been responsible for compiling standard architectural accessibility details nationwide. Ms Kent authored a book which is a compilation of architectural details on Accessibility combining ADA with CBC.
In addition, she has been asked to speak on Accessibility at a variety of venues from the Dwell Mobius conventions in Los Angeles, the National AIA Convention in New Orleans, to a number of local California AIA Chapters, and the State Chapter of CCAIA has recorded one of her seminars. She also has been invited to speak at a number of business associations including Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Long Beach Business Association, BOMA-LA, and Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s Accessibility Workshop.
Ms Kent is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) which has been developed to provide a focal point on accessibility information as well as support to its CASp members. She serves on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and is on the Board of Directors for the AIA-Long Beach/South Bay chapter. She also participates on the State DSA-CASp Exam Development Committee and is designated as a Subject Matter Expert. Janis received her M.Arch from the UCLA and is currently the principal of Stepping Thru Accessibility in Long Beach California.