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Presenter: Dominic Marinelli

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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  1. Complying with Federal Commercial and Residential Accessibility Requirements

    Click the links below to view information about each part in this series or to register for a specific one.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:00 am – 3:30 pm CDT (incl. 30-min. break)

What’s Applicable & When?

   International Building  Code (IBC)
   International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
   A117.1 – 2009
   A117.1 - 2017
   2010 ADA Standards
   Federal Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines
   Safe Harbor Standards
   Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard)

Exterior Accessibility Issues – Applying Lessons to:

   Exterior Accessible Routes
   Slope, Cross-Slopes
   Curb Ramps
   Accessible Parking
   Accessible Entrances
   Site Amenities

Interior Accessibility – Applying Lessons to:

   Interior Accessible Routes & Triggers for Vertical Accessibility
   Toilet & Bath Rooms
   Drinking Fountains
   Locker & Dressing Rooms
   Dining, Drinking & Work Surfaces
   Service Counters
   Protruding Objects

Existing Buildings – Applying Lessons to:

   Barrier Removal
   Program Accessibility
   Alterations to Primary Function Areas
   Changes of Occupancy
   Historic Buildings

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers:
     4.0 PDHs

     4.0 HSW CE Hours 
     4.0 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council:
     .4 CEUs (Accessibility)

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
   • American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System
      (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   • Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   • American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   • Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
      Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
      and North Dakota.
   • Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

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)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Dominic Marinelli

Vice President of Accessibility Services, United Spinal Association

Mr. Marinelli has been with the United Spinal Association for over 24 years and heads the organization’s Accessibility Services (ACS) team. ACS provides training and technical assistance on the latest state and federal accessibility requirements to design professionals and code enforcement officials throughout the country. United Spinal’s Accessibility Services team provides consulting services that have been developed to provide the organization’s experience in accessibility requirements and barrierfree design to a national clientele.

Mr. Marinelli holds a Master’s of Science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified in code enforcement by the New York State Department of State Codes Division and as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Codes Council (ICC). He is a registered provider of continuing education with the International Codes Council (ICC), the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) and a variety of building official organizations throughout the country.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $199.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $199.00

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 has 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: Complying with Federal Commercial Accessibility Requirements

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines what federal accessibility standards apply to commercial buildings and when, provisions for exterior and interior spaces, and requirements for existing buildings.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and determine which accessibility standards apply and when for commercial structures, including the International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, ADA Standards, Federal Fair Housing Act Accessibility Act of 1973, and the Safe Harbor Standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial accessibility requirements for exterior spaces, including accessible routes, slopes and cross-slopes, curb ramps, parking, entrances, and site amenities.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial accessibility requirements for interior spaces, including accessible routes, doors, bathrooms, drinking fountains, locker and dressing rooms, service counters, and dining, drinking and work surfaces.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial accessibility requirements for existing buildings, including those for alterations and barrier removal.

LUs: 4.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiary with design, construction and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/27/2023

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.