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GPPA Accessibility Codes Update and Universal Design Training Program

Gilda Puente-Peters - 10/8/14 9:36AM  |  Share
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

315 Bay Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Seminar Contents

This seminar provides the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the benefits of Universal Design and how to make the built environment more accessible and useable to all people. Universal design inspirational case studies will be presented that will illustrate the application of the concepts of universal design in creative and inclusive projects. The benefits of mainstreaming Universal Design will be discussed.

During this seminar you will receive an update on the current federal and state accessibility codes, key technical requirements and latest 2013 CBC code changes. The training will include new California laws. The training will cover an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards, including the most significant changes since 1991 and their impact on new and existing facilities. Explore common industry errors, as well as best practices.

Learning Objectives

Understanding the benefits of Universal Design and Inspirational Case Studies. Changes in California Legislation and CASp Certified Access Specialist Program. Effect of Federal Law on Accessibility in California. Scoping and “Safe Harbor” provisions. Understanding the changes of the 2013 California Accessibility Code and the 2010 ADA Standards and areas where California still has more stringent requirements.

Who should attend?

This training is geared towards Architects and Design Professionals, Certified Access Specialist, as well as persons who want to deepen their knowledge in Accessibility and Universal design.

About the Instructor

Gilda Puente-Peters, (GPPA) CASp-24, Principal of GPPA Architects, is a licensed Architect and a Certified Access Specialists with over 28 years of specialized experience in Accessibility, Universal Design and Education. Gilda is consider an Expert in Disabled Access and has developed an extensive curriculum and has provided accessibility trainings throughout the State of California and Internationally.

Ms. Puente-Peters has served as a member of the California Division of the State Architect.

Continuing Educational Units

This training seminar qualifies for Architectural Board mandatory 5-hours of Continuing Education units for License renewal, AIA, CASp Certified Access Specialists and other Continuing Education units.


OWA and CASI Members : $120.00

Payment: $150 using PayPal, or mailing a check to GPPA Architects. OWA and CASI members by check only.

Contact: 510-526-6226 -
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