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 Building Code Accessibility Requirements
History and development of accessibility requirements in
the International Building Code (IBC)
The IBC and the ICC A117.1 Standard
Development of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Standards for Accessible Design
Relationship between ADA federal requirements and IBC code requirements
Entities and facilities that are covered
Readily-achievable barrier removal
ADA alterations and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
New policies and procedures
Meeting Standards in the ADA and the IBC
Exterior accessible routes
Ramps and stairways
Entrances and doors
Interior accessible routes
Toilet and bathing facilities
Accessible dwelling units
Assistive listening systems
Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards
Who Should Attend
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
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 up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in all states.
HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).
This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this course for .65 CEUs in specialty area of Accessibility (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.
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.
Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA
Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Concord, New Hampshire
Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections.
Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally, he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.
In 1990 when the ADA was first proposed, and in 2004 when the last major revision was developed, Mr. Tepe served on AIA task forces to review the proposed requirements/changes and respond to the government’s request for comments.
Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. He has also served on several other code and building- related state and local committees and groups, and he is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.