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5-Hour Accessibility Continuing Education Event - San Francisco AIA - June 2, 2017

GPPA Architects Presents A Five Hour Accessibility Continuing Education Event at the San Francisco American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 3:00 pm

Complete all five hours of Mandatory Continuing Education required for your Architectural license renewal in one day.

Seminar Topics

  • Part I: 2.5 Hours: 9:00 - 11:30 am (2.5 HSW/MCEs) 
    New Upcoming 2016 CBC Code Changes, enforceable as of January 1, 2017, Universal Design Case Studies

This seminar will provide a code update of the 2016 CBC code cycle changes, which will be enforced as of January 1, 2017.

Universal Design presentation and illustration of its principles applied in creative case studies, of inclusive and inspirational facilities. The benefits of mainstreaming Universal Design are discussed. Understanding ergonomics and the impact of our design solutions on the functionality and improvement in the quality of life for people with a wide variety of abilities. The case studies include a large indoor/outdoor museum, Incheon International Airport, and the Ed Robert’s Center that houses organizations of persons with disabilities.
  • Part II: 2.5 Hours: 12:30 - 3:00 pm (2.5 HSW/MCEs) 
    Privately Funded Housing, Apartments, Condominiums, Swimming Pools Private Residence Adaptation Case Study

This training session covers the accessibility requirements for Privately funded Housing Apartments, Condominiums, Swimming Pools. The Fair Housing Act Design Manual and California Housing Accessibility requirements contained in CBC Chapter 11A and its six divisions. The presentation includes photos, drawings, and graphics that illustrate the different topics covered.

The training will cover a case study of a private residence that has been adapted to fit the needs of its owner, a person who uses a wheelchair.


Learning Objectives:

• Get familiar with 2016 CBC code changes and new sections.
• Understanding the benefits of Universal Design and Inspirational Case Studies
• Privately funded Housing Accessibility scoping and technical requirements.
• The Fair Housing Act and its FHA Manual, review section by section of the six divisions of CBC Chapter 11A, from the application and definitions to exterior facilities, building and dwelling
unit features, common use areas and site impracticability tests.
• Common errors and best practices will be discussed.



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 28 years of specialized experience in Accessibility, Universal Design, and Education. Gilda is considered an Expert in Disabled Access and has developed an extensive curriculum and has provided accessibility training 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.

Gilda 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.

For enrollment contact SF AIA: http://www.aiasf.org/