San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Part I: 2.5 Hours
This seminar includes a general Disability Awareness, an overview of the Federal and State codes and regulations, and their impact on our projects, including the reasons why some of these changes were made. Key Technical accessibility requirements of elements commonly used in design of buildings, highlighting common errors and best practices.
A presentation of a Universal Design case study, which illustrates the application of the concepts of universal design in a creative and inclusive project. The benefits of mainstreaming Universal Design are discussed.
Part II: 2.5 Hours
An overview of the 2010 ADA Standards, including some of the most significant changes since 1991and their impact in new and existing facilities. This seminar also highlights some of the areas where the new ADAAG guidelines are more stringent than CBC, and how to comply with the most stringent of both Federal and State codes and regulations.
Accessibility to Fitness Centers and Health Clubs based on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Learning Objectives: During this class you will gain a better understanding of the current federal and state accessibility codes, key technical requirements, explore common industry errors, as well as best practices; and see how your designs impact the life of persons with disabilities.Understanding the benefits of Universal Design and how to make the built environment more accessible to all.
Instructor: Gilda Puente-Peters Architects, (GPPA) CASp-24
Gilda Puente-Peters, Principal of GPPA Architects, is a licensed Architect and a Certified Access Specialists with over 25 years of specialized experience in Accessibility, Universal Design and Education. Gilda is consider an Expert in Disabled Access and has developed an extensive curriculum and has provided accessibility trainings throughout the State of California and Internationally. Ms. Puente-Peters has served as a member of the California Division of the State Architect’s Subject Matter Experts Committee to advise on the development of the State’s Certified Access Specialist Program. She brings to her trainings a wealth of practical experience from the wide variety of services provided by her firm, including Transition Plans, Self-Evaluations, CASp accessibility surveys, Plan Review, Inspections, Policy Making, Training Programs and Code Compliance Consultations.
To learn more about the instructor visit: http://www.gppaarchitects.com
When & Where
AIA San Francisco
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) offers professional development and networking opportunities as well as public forums, tours, lectures, and gallery exhibitions that provide architects and design enthusiasts with many opportunities to explore the local built environment.