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Presenter: Kristi Avalos

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Austin, TX

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
500 North Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-480-8181

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm

Fair Housing Act Design Standards Development and Application

   Fair Housing Act overview
   Laws and standards related to accessible design
   ANSI A117.1 (2009) accessibility standards
   Impact of Americans With Disabilities Act standards and building codes
   Covered buildings
   Types of disabilities addressed by guidelines

Accessible Building Entrance on an Accessible Route

   Building sites 
   Public transit and parking
   Accessible exterior routes 
   Accessible entrances
   Buildings with and without elevators

Accessible and Usable Public and Common Use Areas

   Covered public and common use areas
   Exterior public spaces 
   Exterior and interior parking
   Interior common use areas: lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms, 
      showers and kitchen facilities

Usable Doors and Accessible Interior Routes

   Main entry doors, secondary doors and closet doors
   Accessible routes into and through covered units
   Route widths and floor levels

Accessible Environmental Controls and Grab Bars

   Electrical outlets and controls
   HVAC controls 
   Locations for grab bars
   Reinforcing locations for grab bars

Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms

   Clear floor space at kitchen appliances
   Kitchen, appliances, cabinets, counters and pantries
   Which bathrooms, fixtures must comply?
   Clear bathroom floor space requirements
   Bathroom fixtures, cabinets and grab bars

Case Studies of Compliant (and Non-compliant) Designs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW CEPHs/Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Texas Code Enforcement Officers
     7.0 CE Hours
     (Housing Codes and Ordinances)

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Accessibility)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects licensed in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers licensed in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved CE sponsor for architects and engineers licensed in New York.

The Texas Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program has approved HalfMoon Education as a continuing education provider. This course offers 7.0 continuing education hours in the subject area of Housing Codes and Oridinances.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility.

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

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.


Kristi Avalos

President and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC

Ms. Avalos is president and CEO of Accessology Too, LLC, a firm dedicated to providing consulting services to building owners, architects, municipalities and company owners regarding compliance with state and federal disability laws. Ms. Avalos founded Accessology in 1990 after 12 years in the airline industry, where she played a crucial role in ensuring industry compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). Since then, Accessology has grown to provide not only state plan reviews and inspections, but also national and international consulting services. Considered a true expert in her field, Ms. Avalos is also a sought-after witness for ADA/ACAA legal cases and has been named on more than 40 cases nationwide. Recognizing the value of educating others on the importance of removing attitudinal architectural barriers, she proudly offers training on both federal and state accessibility standards throughout the US.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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