Ed Robert's Campus Access Ramp by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Ed Robert's Campus Access Ramp by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects


AIA Santa Clara Valley ADA Live Seminar 5-hours - May 5, 2017

A Five Hour Accessibility Continuing Education Event

This five-hour course has been prepared to help architects earn the mandatory accessibility learning units required for licensure in California.

For AIA members, our ADA seminars also provide health, safety & welfare (HSW) credits that count towards the 18.0 learning units required to maintain AIA membership in good standing.

Seminar Topics

This five-hour course has been prepared to refresh architects, developers and like-minded professionals working in the commercial and mixed use residential arenas. By exploring key FHA and CBC requirements in the context of common mistakes that are made, an understanding of the major requirements that impact spatial design will be obtained. Lessons from case studies in seminal residential accessibility lawsuits as well as commercial accessibility lawsuits will be explored, and methods for addressing non-compliance will be addressed. Presentation will have an emphasis on the new July 2015 Code Supplements.

Part I: 2.5 Hours

New 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, Frank Guerry Biodiversity Museum in Panama, Incheon International Airport and the Ed Robert’s Center that houses organizations of persons with disabilities.

Part II: 2.5 Hours

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 studies of a private residence that has been adapted to fit the needs of its owner, a person who uses a wheelchair.


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 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 advice 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.

Pipe Trades Training Center (in the multi-purpose room)
780 Commercial Street
San Jose, California  95112
United States

May 5, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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