AIA LOS ANGELES

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

JULY – DECEMBER 2009

 

 

 

DATE

TIME

CLASS

(click class title for full description)

LEARNING UNITS

INSTRUCTOR

(click name for bio)

PRICING

AIA/NON

FRI JUL 10

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM or

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

ADA SEMINAR: BETWEEN THE LINES OF ACCESS COMPLIANCE

2.5 HSW & ADA

GREG IZOR

$75/$135

FRI AUG 14

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM or

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

ADA SEMINAR: Stepping Thru Parking & Passenger Drop Offs

2.5 HSW & ADA

JANIS KENT

$75/$135

FRI SEP 18

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM or

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

ADA SEMINAR: ACCESSIBLE ROUTES FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

2.5 HSW & ADA

NATE WITTASEK

$75/$135

FRI SEP 25

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

ADVANCED PRESERVATION

TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

5.5 HSW

SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER

$75/$135

FRI OCT 2

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM or

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

ADA SEMINAR: ACCESSIBLE ROUTES FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

2.5 HSW & ADA

NATE WITTASEK

$75/$135

FRI OCT 9

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREPARATION WORKSHOP

8.0

HSW/SD

ALEX SPILGER

$200/$275

FRI OCT 16

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

OES Safety Assessment Program (SAP) EVALUATOR TRAINING

7.0 HSW

DEAN VLAHOS & VAL USLE

$150/$225

FRI NOV 6

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM or

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

ADA SEMINAR: BETWEEN THE LINES OF ACCESS COMPLIANCE

2.5 HSW & ADA

GREG IZOR

$75/$135

FRI DEC 4

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM or

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

ADA SEMINAR: Stepping Thru Accessible Routes

2.5 HSW & ADA

JANIS KENT

$75/$135

 

REGISTRATION

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(Please read Cancellation/Refund Policy & Disclaimers)

 

CLASS LOCATIONS & PARKING

All classes are held in the AIA Los Angeles Chapter Office at the Wiltern Center,

3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (corner of Western/Wilshire).

 

Parking is available for $8 at the Ralphs/Wiltern Structure or on surrounding side streets (but be sure to read all posted parking signs).

 

CLASS DETAILS & DESCRIPTIONS

 

[ JULY 2009 ]

 

ADA SEMINAR: BETWEEN THE LINES OF ACCESS COMPLIANCE

(provides 2.5 HSW & ADA LUs,  fulfils SB 1608  MCE requirement for license renewal)

 

Friday July 10, 2009

AM Class = Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PM Class = Check-In: 12:30 PM / Seminar: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Instructor: Greg Izor, AIA, NCARB, CASp – Izor & Associates, Inc.

 

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description:  Section 1 – Access Laws Overview - Learning Objectives: The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Understanding Access Laws – Overview, ADA / ADAAG, 2007 California Building Code, Understanding “Equivalent Access”, CASp and SB 1608, 2007 CBC, Accessibility Code Index, Plan Check Helps, Downloads and Web Links. Section 2 – 2007 CBC Code Review - Learning Objectives: The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Parking, Exterior Path of Travel, Interior Path of Travel, Door Clearances, Work Space Clearances, Vertical Access Requirements, Visually Impaired Requirements, Hearing Impaired Requirements. Section 3 – 2007 CBC Code Review - Learning Objectives: The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Toilet and Shower Rooms, Drinking Fountains, Telephones, Auditorium Seating, Science and Laboratory Workstations, Multi-story Parking Facilities, Dormitory Housing, Regulated Items Not in Code, The Future: “Universal Design”.

 

 

[ AUGUST 2009 ]

 

ADA SEMINAR: Stepping Thru Parking & Passenger Drop Offs

(provides 2.5 HSW & ADA LUs,  fulfils SB 1608  MCE requirement for license renewal)

 

Friday August 14, 2009

AM Class = Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PM Class = Check-In: 12:30 PM / Seminar: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp – JK Architect

 

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description: A review of the parameters of Accessibility for parking & passenger drop-offs in new construction in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to parking, access aisles, van parking, and related signage. A combination of architectural details and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

 

 

[ SEPTEMBER 2009 ]

 

ADA SEMINAR: ACCESSIBLE ROUTES FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

(provides 2.5 HSW & ADA LUs,  fulfils SB 1608  MCE requirement for license renewal)

 

Friday September 18, 2009

AM Class = Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PM Class = Check-In: 12:30 PM / Seminar: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Instructor: Nate Wittasek, P.E., LEED AP – ARUP

 

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description: Providing accessible routes both inside and outside of buildings is one of the most fundamental tasks that is undertaken in the design of accessible facilities. This course examines accessibility requirements from the 2007 California Building Code from the outside-in. Starting with site considerations, the student is taken on a guided tour of accessible requirements and exceptions for areas outside of the building, up to and including building entrances and exits. Next, a survey of the major requirements pertaining to the accessible route within the building is undertaken. Key components of interior accessible routes, including interior stairs, accessible areas of refuge, ramps, access ways, doors, and elevators are reviewed in detail. Provisions for single and multi-compartment sanitary facilities are also discussed in the context of key interior accessibility components.

 

 

ADVANCED PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

(provides 5.5 HSW LUs)

 

>> Download PDF flyer for this class

 

Friday September 25, 2009

Check-In: 8:00 AM / Seminar: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM followed by Reception courtesy of SGH

 

Instructors: John Fidler, RIBA FRICS, Intl. Assoc. AIA – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

                    Brent Gabby, P.E. – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Scott Pons, LEED AP – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Carolyn Searls, P.E. – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

John Sumnicht, S.E. – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

                                                                             

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description: This day-long SGH symposium of five sessions is offered nationally as support for professional development to architects, engineers, contractors, and owners concerned with the repair, restoration, rehabilitation, and continuing maintenance of historic buildings and structures of all ages, types, and material construction.

 

The symposium aims to equip attendees with new awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the state-of-the-art methods of assessment, treatment and enhancement of historic buildings as part of their sustainability strategies for the 21st century. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest techniques for documentation, analysis, testing, and modeling to help assess the performance, decay, and deterioration of historic structures, materials, and construction.

 

The five sessions will include: Advanced Preservation Technology, Stone & Brick Masonry Repair, Terracotta Deterioration & Repair, Stucco Repairs, and Strategies for Seismic Retrofit & the Repair of Earthquake Damage.

 

 

[ OCTOBER 2009 ]

 

ADA SEMINAR: ACCESSIBLE ROUTES FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

(provides 2.5 HSW & ADA LUs,  fulfils SB 1608  MCE requirement for license renewal)

 

Friday October 2, 2009

AM Class = Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PM Class = Check-In: 12:30 PM / Seminar: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Instructor: Nate Wittasek, P.E., LEED AP – ARUP

 

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description: Providing accessible routes both inside and outside of buildings is one of the most fundamental tasks that is undertaken in the design of accessible facilities. This course examines accessibility requirements from the 2007 California Building Code from the outside-in. Starting with site considerations, the student is taken on a guided tour of accessible requirements and exceptions for areas outside of the building, up to and including building entrances and exits. Next, a survey of the major requirements pertaining to the accessible route within the building is undertaken. Key components of interior accessible routes, including interior stairs, accessible areas of refuge, ramps, access ways, doors, and elevators are reviewed in detail. Provisions for single and multi-compartment sanitary facilities are also discussed in the context of key interior accessibility components.

 

 

LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREPARATION WORKSHOP

(for the new LEED credentialing exam)

(provides 8.0 HSW Sustainable Design LUs)

 

Friday October 9, 2009

Check-In: 8:00 AM / Seminar: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

 

Instructor: Alex Spilger, Principle & Founder - GreenStep

                                                                                                                            

Pricing: AIA Members - $200 | Non-Members - $275

 

Required Materials: There are no required materials for this course. It is recommended that at a minimum you read through the Introduction section of the LEED NC  Rating System or Reference Guide as well as the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook to gain a basic level of familiarity before the class. You can download the LEED NC Rating System  from USGBC National (www.usgbc.org) and the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook from GBCI (www.gbci.org). Both downloads are free.

Course Description: This full-day LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time. The workshop will focus on the key information necessary to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, including:  LEED implementation process, project site factors, water management, energy impacts, synergistic opportunities, stakeholder involvement in innovation, project surroundings, public outreach & test taking tips and strategies. In addition to delivering the material in a clear and concise format, this workshop presents the types of questions that are asked on the exam so you know what and how to study. We review example scenarios from real world projects to help you better understand and remember the material while giving you an opportunity to put the concepts to practice. One of the best ways to prepare for any test is to work through sample questions. Our workshops conclude with a 25-question in-class practice exam and a full 80-question take-home exam that accurately reflect the types of questions you'll see on the test. Included as part of the training, participants receive a workbook that summarizes the material and allows you to follow the outline of the course.

 

 

CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) POST DISASTER

Safety Assessment Program (SAP) EVALUATOR TRAINING

(provides 7.0 HSW LUs)

 

>> Download PDF flyer for this class

 

Friday October 16, 2009

Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Instructors: Dean Vlahos, AIA - WWCOT

                      Val Usle, AIA - Walt Disney Imagineering


Pricing:
AIA Members - $150 | Non-Members - $225 (lunch not provided, time will be allotted to go out)

 

Introduction: Disasters create terrible consequences, forcing people out of their homes into temporary shelters and closing down communities. While productive individuals sit idle in shelters, or even move away, local building inspectors struggle to evaluate building safety in hundreds or thousands of damaged structures. Most building departments do not have the ability to perform multitudes of such inspections in a short period of time, so a strong need exists to have a cadre of trained professionals available to assist local governments, along with a program to manage this cadre.  

 

The goal of the California Office of Emergency Services (CA OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) is to help local government perform accurate facility safety assessments as quickly as possible. This will allow people to use safe homes and businesses, and ensure that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures after a disaster. SAP Evaluators survey damaged facilities to determine if there are safety hazards to building occupants or to the general public. SAP Evaluators also provide recommended posting of placards that denote the condition of each structure evaluated.           

 

Course Description: This full-day Evaluator Training class trains civil engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. It includes the most currently updated curriculum prepared by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), practical examples of post-disaster field conditions impacting structural safety, assessing the degree of severity, posting, and barricading procedures. QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS (see important note below) will receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response Team card. Possession of this card is required in order to participate in emergency CALBO call-out operations (photos of each participant will be taken and a loyalty oath are part of the in-class registration process).

 

Important Note about this Class: To receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response card, individuals must be certified as a licensed Architect, Engineer, Building Official, Building Code Official, Master Code Official, Building Inspector, Combination Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, or Combination Plans Examiner.

 

Required Reading: There is no required reading prior to the class. An SAP Training Manual, ATC-20 & ATC-45 Handbooks will be provided at the class.

 

 

[ NOVEMBER 2009 ]

 

ADA SEMINAR: BETWEEN THE LINES OF ACCESS COMPLIANCE

(provides 2.5 HSW & ADA LUs,  fulfils SB 1608  MCE requirement for license renewal)

 

Friday November 6, 2009

AM Class = Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PM Class = Check-In: 12:30 PM / Seminar: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Instructor: Greg Izor, AIA, NCARB, CASp – Izor & Associates, Inc.

 

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description:  Section 1 – Access Laws Overview - Learning Objectives: The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Understanding Access Laws – Overview, ADA / ADAAG, 2007 California Building Code, Understanding “Equivalent Access”, CASp and SB 1608, 2007 CBC, Accessibility Code Index, Plan Check Helps, Downloads and Web Links. Section 2 – 2007 CBC Code Review - Learning Objectives: The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Parking, Exterior Path of Travel, Interior Path of Travel, Door Clearances, Work Space Clearances, Vertical Access Requirements, Visually Impaired Requirements, Hearing Impaired Requirements. Section 3 – 2007 CBC Code Review - Learning Objectives: The objective of this training session will be to review key access compliance subjects and become familiar with each one of the following: Toilet and Shower Rooms, Drinking Fountains, Telephones, Auditorium Seating, Science and Laboratory Workstations, Multi-story Parking Facilities, Dormitory Housing, Regulated Items Not in Code, The Future: “Universal Design”.

 

 

[ DECEMBER 2009 ]

 

ADA SEMINAR: Stepping Thru Accessible Routes

(provides 2.5 HSW & ADA LUs,  fulfils SB 1608  MCE requirement for license renewal)

 

Friday December 4, 2009

AM Class = Check-In: 8:30 AM / Seminar: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PM Class = Check-In: 12:30 PM / Seminar: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp – JK Architect

 

Pricing: AIA Members - $75 | Non-Members - $135

 

Course Description: A review of the parameters of Accessibility for accessible routes in new construction in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to accessible routes, overhanging/protruding objects, floor area, and related parameters. A combination of architectural details and codes will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

 

 

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

 

GREG IZOR, AIA, NCARB, CASp of IZOR & ASSOCIATES, INC. is the Principal Architect and President of an architectural consulting firm in Escondido, California.  In the twenty-eight years of operating his own architectural firm, he has provided services for a wide variety of projects, and won several local and national design awards. Mr. Izor is experienced in all phases of architectural services for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects in both the private and public sector. He is currently specializing in providing ADA access compliance services, ADA training and expert testimony in ADA related litigation. Mr. Izor is a Certified Access Specialist in the State of California. Mr. Izor has provided access compliance services for both private and institutional clients over the last 10 years.

 

JANIS KENT, AIA, CASp of JK ARCHITECT is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) & a licensed Architect in the State of California. She is the current accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the 1980's. In addition to managing a variety of architectural projects she has surveyed existing buildings for accessibility compliance, provided quality control for numerous surveys of existing facilities throughout the country; and has been responsible for compiling standard architectural details nationwide.

 

ALEX SPILGER, PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER of GREENSTEP has taught LEED workshops through organizations such as local chapters of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA), the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Sustainable Building Advisors Program among others.  He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension where he teaches a 6-week LEED Project Management course.  He draws from his experience working on over two dozen green building projects to offer practical and engaging workshops designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time. (www.greenstepeducation.com)

 

DEAN VLAHOS, AIA of WWCOT is Partner/Architect and Director of Architectural Forensics for WWCOT Architects, a full-spectrum architecture firm with offices in Santa Monica, Calif., and additional offices in Riverside, Moorpark, Palm Springs and Shanghai, China. Vlahos specializes in construction technology, industry interrelationships, and construction defect investigation and analysis. He is involved with building code compliance and construction document assessment. Over the last 30 years, he has successfully completed a wide range of building types including: hospitals, schools, auditoriums, commercial, justice, laboratory, correctional, single and multiple family facilities, historic renovation/preservation and seismic, totaling over nine million square feet of building program space, at an approximate construction value in excess of $9 billion.  

 

NATE WITTASEK, P.E., LEED AP of ARUP brings a practical approach to his work that reflects his diverse training and experiences in academia, structural design, sustainable design, the fire sciences, as well as the fire service.  Using performance and prescriptive building and fire codes, Nate works directly with the regulatory and design communities, while collaborating with organizations such as ASHRAE, NFPA, SFPE and local governments to deliver information standards that promote application of sound fire science and fire protection engineering.  Nate currently leads the fire discipline in the Los Angeles office of Arup, and is an instructor at Cal Poly and UCLA Extension.

 

SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER PARTICIPATING SPEAKERS:

John Fidler, RIBA FRICS, Intl. Assoc. AIA is a Staff Consultant and SGH’s Practice Leader in Preservation Technology, based in Los Angeles. His past experience includes extensive time as the former Conservation Director of English Heritage, London; European Conservation Research Assessor; Vice President, ICCROM; and Member of the Conservation Grants Committee of the Getty Foundation. Most recently, he was the 2006 Scholar of the Getty Conservation institute. He has written and lectured extensively on preservation-related subjects and holds two specialist degrees in preservation. 

 

Brent Gabby, P.E.  is a Senior Principal in SGH’s Boston HQ and is a leading member of its Preservation Technology practice group. He specializes in investigating, diagnosing, and designing repairs to building envelope problems, including masonry walls. He has investigated and designed repairs for nationally recognized historic landmarks and has published several papers on issues related to preservation. He holds Masters degrees in conservation and archaeology from the University of York, England. 

 

Scott Pons, LEED AP is a Staff II Engineer specializing in Preservation Technology with SGH in its Los Angeles office. He has academic qualifications in civil engineering and historic preservation and is LEED AP accredited. His M.S. thesis at the University of Pennsylvania was devoted to the performance analysis on composite mortar patch repairs. Recent work includes providing construction administration services for the repair and restoration of the cement stucco of the Caracol Tower, Southwest Museum, Mount Washington, Los Angeles.

 

Carolyn Searls, P.E. is a Senior Principal in SGH’s San Francisco office. She specializes in repairing historic and contemporary building facades and structures. She is very experienced in investigating and repairing historic building materials including brick, terra cotta, stone, and concrete. She is a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology and the winner of several California Preservation Foundation historic preservation design awards. Her preservation training took place at ICCROM, in Rome.

 

John SumnichT, S.E. is a Senior Principal in SGH’s San Francisco office. He has 30 years of diverse experience in the design and retrofit of buildings and other structures. Along with a strong background in commercial and residential work, he has extensive experience in the seismic rehabilitation of existing structures, including a number of historically significant buildings. Mr. Sumnicht taught at the University of Illinois. He was recently named one of ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2008 for his innovative addition to the existing 185 Berry Street Building in San Francisco.

 

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY & DISCLAIMERS

Cancellations made at least one week prior to the class will be refunded in full, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows to the class. Registration may be transferred to another individual.

 

AIA/LA reserves the right to cancel any class where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable class to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIA/LA.