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2016 Accessibility Code Update, Privately Funded Housing + Universal Design Training (5 MCEs)
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2016 Accessibility Code Update, Privately Funded Housing + Universal Design Training (5 MCEs)

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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A Five Hour Accessibility Continuing Education Event

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
    Recent 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 new San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind building and its innovative features to help persons with visual impairments.
  • Part II: 2.5 Hours: 12:30 - 3:00 pm
    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 case studies of a private residence that has been adapted to fit the needs of its owner, a person who uses a wheelchair.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the 2016 CBC code changes and new sections.
  • Learn the benefits of Universal Design and Inspirational Case Studies
  • Understand privately funded Housing Accessibility scoping and technical requirements.
  • Understand 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 30 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 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 training 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 the public and private sector.

To learn more about the instructor visit our website:
Contact: 510-526-6226

Pricing and Registration

  • AIA Members: $140
  • General Admissions: $170

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