ADA | Multi-Family Housing Accessibility Training
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When: Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Pipe Trades Training Center
780 Commercial St.
San Jose, California  95112
United States
Presenter: Dawn Anderson, AIA
Contact: Chris Burnham

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Multi-Family Housing Accessibility Training

This fast-paced and advanced level workshop will focus on the application of federal and state laws and regulations covering Public and Private Non-transient Multi-Family Housing Developments. Participants will explore the codes and discuss client relationships, common mistakes during the design and construction, construction documentation techniques including dimensional tolerances, and remedies to achieve accessible and adaptable dwelling unit design in both existing and new construction. The focus will be on accessible kitchens and bathrooms, doors and accessible routes, closets and storage, washers/dyers and other appliances and furnishings. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, with learning skills focused on building blocks vignettes and sharing of practical knowledge.





The 5 hour course will cover:

• Funding sources, application of law and regulations there similarities and differences, unit dispersion and comparability.

• Adaptable and Accessible kitchen design including appliance and fixture selection, switch and outlet locations, and the design and construction of built-in cabinetry, bread boards, and storage.

• Adaptable and Accessible bathroom design including plumbing fixture selection, grab bar reinforcement, furred and shaftwall conditions, and clearances required at toilets, lavatories, and tub and shower enclosures.


Learning Objectives:

1. Recognizing funding sources and other financial instruments that are considered public or private and what regulations apply.

2. Know the many unit types and how they are dispersed through a project.

3. Understand the fundamental guiding codes for compliant kitchens and baths.

4. How to design accessible storage throughout the unit.

5. Strategies to create libraries of compliant details for housing units.



City Building Division staff, please call AIA Silicon Valley to receive the AIA member discount, 408-298-0611.

Lunch will be provided to attendees.
AIASVC Member: $150
General + Walk-In Admission: $180


About the Presenter

Dawn Anderson, AIA, CASp, IOR

Ms. Anderson is a Senior Building Inspector and Access Compliance Officer in the Architectural Access Division of the Mayor’s Office on Disability at the City and County of San Francisco. Dawn’s primary responsibilities are conducting plan reviews and inspections of city owned, operated, leased, or funded facilities. Projects include alterations and new construction of large affordable housing developments, civic buildings, and various outdoor environments. Her duties also include interdepartmental advisement, facility surveys, programmatic and scoping analysis and assistance, and inspections for permanent construction and temporary facilities in an effort to remove architectural barriers and promote civic engagement.