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Presenter: Glenn Dea, AIA, CASp

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Pasadena, CA

Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 626-403-7600

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 - 4:30 pm

Complying with Federal and State Accessibility Requirements

   History and development of the California Building Code

   Development of the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

   Relationship between ADA federal requirements, state requirements, and building codes

   Entities and facilities that are covered

   Scoping requirements

   Readily-achievable barrier removal


   New construction

   New policies and procedures

   Safe harbors

Meeting Standards in the California Building Code and ADA

   Path of travel

   Accessible parking

   Exterior accessible routes

   Ramps and stairways

   Entrances and doors

   Interior accessible routes

   Accessible toilet facilities


   Drinking fountains

   Signage standards

   Accessible kitchen facilities

   Assembly areas

   Assistive listening systems

   Recreational facilities

Reviewing New Materials/Technologies and Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects

     6.5 California Contact Hours*
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHsInterior Designers
     6.5 CE Hours

Landscape Architects
     6.5 LACES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Accessibility)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

*5.0 Hours are Required in Accessibility

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to architects, professional engineers, and landscape architects in California. This activity fulfills the California architect continuing education requirement in Accessibility. (Excess hours for architects cannot be carried forward to the next compliance period.) Continuing education is not mandatory for engineer and landscape architect license maintenance in California.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES or LA/CES.

This course offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours to California Certified Interior Designers. Activities approved by the AIA are deemed acceptable for CIDs.

Architects, engineers, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The International Code Council has approved this activity for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. Credit approval isnot being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.


Glenn Dea, AIA, CASp

Vice President of Creative Design Associates

Mr. Dea is a licensed California architect and ICC-certified accessibility inspector/plans examiner. He has been employed in the architecture and construction industry since 1988. Since 2001, Mr. Dea’s practice has focused on compliance with federal and California access standards, ADA transition plan services, and accessible design. He has managed accessibility surveys, plan reviews, and code analyses for corporate, education, and governmental clients throughout California.

From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Dea reviewed over $900 million of construction as a consultant access compliance plan reviewer to California’s Division of the State Architect (DSA) – Los Angeles Basin Region Office. In 2008, he became one of California’s first certified access specialists (CASp), based on experience and testing criteria administered by the DSA.

Since 2014, Mr. Dea has served as alternate delegate to the ICC Consensus Committee on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, contributing to creation of the 2017 Edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard. The ICC A117.1 Standard has been adopted by building

code jurisdictions throughout the United States. Mr. Dea has provided technical assistance to attorneys and other clients to assist in the resolution of lawsuits, complaints, and claims related to state and federal access laws.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.