Spring 2017
Volume 5
 

Table of Contents

President's Message............................................................................................................................ 1
2017 Summit - Overview...................................................................................................................... 3
2017 Summit - California Healthcare Facilities..................................................................................... 7
2017 Summit - The Barrier Removal Standard in 2017........................................................................ 8
2017 Summit - CRASCA Session......................................................................................................... 9
2017 Summit - Applying Applicable Standards..................................................................................... 10
2017 Summit - ADA Tolerances and Acceptable Measurements......................................................... 11
2017 Summit - Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services........................................................... 12
2017 Summit - US Access Board: Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities............ 13
US Access Board Issued New Guidance On The International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA).............. 14
US Access Board Issued New Accessibility Standards for MDE........................................................... 15
2016 California Building Codes - Title 24 - Amended by DSA.............................................................. 17
CASI Calendar...................................................................................................................................... 18
Members Corner - Welcome New Members........................................................................................ 19
 

Articles

 
 

President's Message

by Bill Zellmer
 

Accessibility Codes and Standards Summit 2017: Our plans to develop a 2-day Codes and Standards Summit have come together nicely. We have confirmed speakers and topics as shown throughout this newsletter. . .

 

CASI Board Elections: As you may have noticed in a previous e-mail blast last week, CASI recently announced that nominations will now be accepted for the 2017-2018 CASI Board of Directors. . . 

 

CORADA – ASK a CASp: In the interest of lightening the workload on Board members, we have moved the ‘Ask a CASp’ program to CORADA where. . .

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We are bringing together experts from the national level (ADA-specific) and experts from California (CBC-specific) for a two-day event to teach codes and standards to an expert-level audience. This is designed to specifically serve our expert-level CASp audience as well as building officials. . . Read More

 

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California Healthcare Facilities – 101

by Bill Zellmer

 
This seminar is an advanced-level class which will present a methodical analysis of Chapter 11B of the California Building Code and the corresponding sections in the 2010 ADAS and then will apply these concepts through case-studies of recent projects. The seminar will be broken into three parts . . . Read More
 
 
 
 

The Barrier Removal Standard In 2017

by Cris Vaughan
 
   

Despite what you might have heard or may think, the barrier removal standard is alive and well! 

  • What is the barrier removal standard?
  • When does the barrier removal standard apply?
  • Why use the barrier removal standard rather than apply the current accessibility requirements? ​
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CRASCA Session

by Ida Clair
 
   

Confused about the statutes related to construction-related accessibility and CASp services? Come learn about California statutes related to accessibility and the California compliance bills . . . Read More

 
 
 
 
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Applying Applicable Standards

by Ida Clair
 
   
Identifying and applying applicable construction-related accessibility standards to a project in the design phase or to an existing facility to determine compliance can . . . Read More  
 
 
 
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ADA Tolerances and Acceptable Measurements

by Jim Terry
 
   
This course will cover the specific wording of ADA Standards Section 104.1.1 on tolerances and similar language in the CBC and explain how they should be interpreted. It will cover what types of conditions are subject to the tolerances language. . . Read More  
 
 
 
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Litigation Support and Expert Witness Services

by Jim Terry
 
   
This session will introduce participants to all of the key issues for experts to consider when performing expert witness services for ADA and other accessibility cases. . . Read More  
 
 
 
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Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way (PROWAG)

by Juliet Shoultz
 
   
The Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way (PROWAG) are currently recognized best practice for accessible design in the public right-of-way. . . Read More  
 
 
 
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US Access Board Issued New Guidance On the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA)

 
   
"The U.S. Access Board has released guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) to address questions that have arisen on the use of alternative symbols. Some cities and states have adopted a different symbol. . . Read More  
 
 
 
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U.S. Access Board Issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act

 
   
"The U.S. Access Board has issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, weight scales, radiological and mammography equipment. . . Read More  
 
 
 
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2016 California Building Codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) Amended by the Division of the State Architect (DSA)

 
   
"Changes in the 2016 California building codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) amended by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) that are effective January 1, 2017, provide enhanced clarity and. . . Read More  
 
 
 
 

CASI Calendar

 

CASI SUMMER SEMINAR - June 2017

Accessibility Codes and Standards Summit - October 19-20, 2017

Save the date! Sponsorship and registration information to come . . .

 

Member's Corner - Welcome New Members

 

​​CASps

Peter Carmona

Krystal Hamner

John Karlie

David Little

Rick Martin

Christopher Schuman

Moe Vale

Debbie Wong

Jeffrey Zieba

Michael Merino

​​Associates

Michael Merino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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