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Presenter: Glenn Dea, AIA, ADAC, CASp

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Palm Springs, CA

Courtyard Palm Springs
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-322-6100

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

     5.0 California Accessibility Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

California Interior Designers
    6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Accessibility)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 5.0 California accessibility hours to architects.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

Architects in all other states will be able to claim 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for completing this seminar.

This course offers 6.5 non-credit continuing education hours to professional engineers in California. It will qualify for up to 6.5 PDHs to engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This program offers 6.5 CEUs for California interior designers.

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 is not being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Glenn Dea, AIA, ADAC, CASp

Vice President of Creative Design Associates

Glenn has been employed in the architecture and construction industry since 1988. He is a licensed California architect and ICC-certified accessibility inspector/plans examiner. Since 2001, Glenn’s practice has focused on compliance with federal and state accessibility standards, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan services, and accessible design covering buildings, sites, and pedestrian facilities in public rights-of-way. This has encompassed accessibility surveys, plan reviews, and code analyses for numerous corporate, education, and governmental clients. Glenn was a consultant access compliance plan reviewer to California’s Division of the State Architect (DSA) – Los Angeles Basin Region Office (2004-2011), and he was one of California’s first certified access specialists (CASp #023), based on experience and testing criteria administered by the DSA (2008). Since 2014, he has been an alternate delegate to the ICC/ANSI Committee on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, contributing to creation of the 2017 edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard. The A117.1 Standard is adopted by building code jurisdictions throughout the United States. Glenn is a provider of 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: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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