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Presenter: Glenn Dea, AIA, ADAC, CASp

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Los Angeles, CA

LA Metro Headquarters Building Plaza View Conference Room, 4th Floor
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-922-6000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 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 Accessibility CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     Non-Credit CA Continuing Ed.

Certified Interior Designers
     .65 CEUs (6.5 Hours)

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Accessibility)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers California architects 5.0 mandatory accessibility continuing education hours. It fulfills the California architect continuing education requirement in Accessibility. This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to California engineers.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

Architects and engineers 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.

This seminar offers California certified interior designers .65 CEUs (6.5 hours) of continuing education credit. The California Council for Interior Design Certification accepts courses related to interior design that have been approved by the AIA/CES.

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 Dea 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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit hasddds been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Designing for Accessibility under ADA Standards and the CBC.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 live lecture presentation covers compliance with federal and California accessibility requirements, readily-achievable barrier removal, alterations, new construction, safe harbors, and indoor and outdoor features and facilities.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the relationship between the federal Americans with Disability Act and the California Building Code and identify the entities and facilities that are covered by accessibility standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify readily-achievable barrier removal opportunities and distinguish requirements for alterations and new construction.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able meet accessibility standards compliant with both the ADA and the California Building Code for outdoor travel paths, accessible parking, exterior accessible routes, ramps and stairways, entrances and doors, and recreational facilities.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able meet accessibility standards compliant with both the ADA and the California Building Code for interior accessible routes, toilet facilities, showers, drinking fountains, kitchen facilities, signage, assembly areas, and assistive listening systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                          LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with accessibility principles and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/12/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.