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When: 6/17/2017
8:30am-1:30 pm
Where: Parsons Corporation
100 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena 91124
United States
Presenter: Michael Gibbens
Contact: Zelda Wong

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ADA: Changes Coming to California Bldg Code 2017

Attend and earn 5 HSW credits + receive a complimentary copy of the just published
"2017 CalDAG™ An Interpretive Manual and Checklist," by Michael P. Gibbens!

This ADA seminar will cover current trends and planned changes to the 2017 California Building Code.


- New requirements and changes in 2016 CBC
- Current Trends and Planned Changes for 2017
- Most Common Mistakes and Mis-applications in Disabled Access
- Case Studies of Actual Errors and Plan Check Mistakes
- How a Law Suit for Disabled Access Works

Saturday, June 17

100 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA  91124

Participants shall enter Parsons lot from Walnut Street manned gate (north side of property).
Guests should pull a ticket and enter the lot. Tickets will be validated at the Security station upon initial entry to the building and at no cost. Tickets will be required to exit the parking lot.

$125 AIA Member pre-registered
$150 Non-AIA Member pre-registered
$175 at the door

Seminar package includes breakfast, lunch and a complimentary copy of the just published "2017 CalDAG™ An Interpretive Manual and Checklist." Great value!


Michael Patrick Gibbens, CASp, ICC, ACE, ACD, is a nationally recognized author, instructor and consultant on the interpretive and technical aspects of disabled accessibility compliance in commercial and residential applications for both public and private sectors. He has developed and presented hundreds of seminars on compliance with State and Federal access laws and guidelines throughout the country and has more than 25 years experience as a disabled accessibility compliance consultant.

In 1991, 6 months before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became enforceable, he had written the first nationally published manual for ADA compliance to facilitate facility assessments and barrier removals, and was facilitating training seminars across the country. In California, he was the first to develop and publish compilations of the more stringent provisions between State and Federal accessibility mandates for the design and construction of Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities (Federal ADA/State Title 24 standards) and multifamily residential projects (Federal FHAA/State HCD standards) in 1991. Mr. Gibbens’ 15th book on disabled accessibility compliance, the CalDAG™ 2013 (California Disabled Accessibility Guidebook) began national distribution in July 2014. The CalDAG™ is the only publication in existence that documents the most stringent requirements between the California State accessibility requirements and the ADA. The California Council of the American Institute of Architects (CCAIA) has recognized the CalDAG™ as the foremost subject source on combined state and federal disabled accessibility compliance in the State of California.

Mr. Gibbens’ expertise in the interpretation of the legal and technical provisions of disabled accessibility standards is regularly utilized by law firms for the resolution of complaints, allegations of non-compliance and lawsuits. He is experienced with both private sector and Department of Justice actions. When the very first complaint under the newly-enacted ADA was registered with the Department of Justice against the Empire State Building, Mr. Gibbens was contracted to consult on-site with the building’s architects and management to evaluate the complaint and work toward a resolution.

Mr. Gibbens has also been approved by the State Bar of California to provide continuing legal education (MCLE) classes to attorneys on disabled access issues, and has been utilized by the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to train their attorney’s and investigators on state/federal accessibility compliance. He has served as a founding member of the California Design Safety and Accessibility Advisory Board (State Access Board), having been appointed by the State Architect, and has served for the past 15+ years on the Accessibility Code Advisory Committee for the State Building Standards Commission (5 years as Chairman).

Mr. Gibbens is certified as an Accessibility/Usability Specialist by the International Conference of Building Officials, and is an Academy Certified Expert and Diplomat by the American Academy of Certified Consultants and Experts.

Mr. Gibbens has completed facility compliance audits on virtually every category of occupancy covered under Titles II and III of the ADA and has served clients with facilities in all 50 states. He maintains continual contact with the Department of Justice and Access Board in Washington D.C. to keep abreast of new developments and proposed changes in the laws and standards. He has both designed and constructed improvements for the retrofit of facilities to provide compliance with State and Federal accessibility mandates, and is a consultant to a broad range of private businesses and governmental agencies.

Learn more about Michael and Gibbens & Associates here

5 HSW credits (pending)      

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made at least one week prior to the event will be refunded, 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. Registration may be transferred to another individual.”  AIAPF reserves the right to cancel any event 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 event 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 AIAPF.

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