Online Courses

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill (SB) 1608 (Chapter 549, Statutes of 2008) on September 29, 2008, requiring all California architects to complete mandatory continuing education courses on disability access requirements as a condition of license renewal. The bill also requires licensees to provide coursework documentation to the California Architects Board with the renewal application.

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New accessibility courses

  • Provide guidance on the latest accessibility codes including CBC, ADA and IBC
  • Deliver valuable HSW credits
  • Fulfill state licensing requirements (including California SB1608)
  • Include downloadable diagrams and transcripts as reference material
  • Offer series discounts to individuals and group rates for firms

Michael Chambers, FAIA, FCSI, CCS
This 90-minute course examines essential code requirements on the accessible path of travel, from the exterior access throughout a building, and explores how to respond to different code requirements. Michael also takes us on a photographic tour, offering examples of the best and worst in accessible spaces.

Greg Izor, AIA, CASp
Viewers of this 90-minute course will develop an understanding of the critical elements in meeting accessibility requirements in public buildings, with a focus on theaters, auditoriums, stadiums and school modernizations. Greg also demystifies the approval process of California’s Division of the State Architect.

Karen Braitmayer, FAIA

This 60-minute course provides a general overview of the various codes and standards that affect existing buildings, including the California Building Code, the IBC and the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act. Karen also provides insights into avoiding accessibility errors often found in existing building renovations.

Karen Braitmayer, FAIA
This 60-minute course provides an in-depth look at various codes and standards that apply to multi-family buildings including which units are covered, what exemptions are available and how to avoid common errors. Viewers will gain an understanding of the FHA, CBC and IBC requirements and how to navigate among the accessibility requirements of the different codes.

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AIACC Online Courses

Disabilities Access for Dwellings, 1.5 LUs (HSW)
Accessible Public Accommodations, 1.5 LUs (HSW)
Accessibility: Stepping Through Vertical Heights, 2.0 LUs (HSW)
Accessibility: Path of Travel 1.5 (HSW)
Accessibility: Public Buildings 1.5 (HSW)
Accessibility: Existing Buildings 1 (HSW)
Accessibility: Multi-Family Buildings 1 (HSW)

CALGreen: An Overview, 1.0 LU (SD/HSW)
CALGreen 2010 Non-Residential Measures, 1.5 LUs (SD/HSW)
CALGreen 2010 Residential Measures, 1.5 LUs (SD/HSW)
Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings, 1.0 LU (SD)

Practice Management
Contract Language: The Foundation of Good Business, 1.0 LU (HSW)
Minimizing Risk During Construction Administration, 1.25 LUs (HSW)
Arbitration & Litigation: A Trial Attorney’s Perspective, 1.0 LU (HSW)
Making Chaos Work for You: Keys to Firm Management, 1.25 LUs
Financial Management: Beyond Intuition, 1.25 LUs
Firm Development: Times of Transition, 1.25 LUs
Ownership and Leadership Transitions, 1.0 LU
Marketing and Business Development Strategies, 1.0 LU
Taking Your Marketing Off-Road, 1.0 LU

Lorcan O’Herlihy: Ruthless Optimism, 1.0 LU
MDC Courses
MDC 2011: Fish, Sticks, Birds and Bricks by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, LEED AP, 1.0 LU (SD/HSW)
MDC 2011: The 9/11 Memorial and Its Precedents by Peter Walker, FASLA, 1.0 LU
MDC 2011: The Vertical Farm and the Rise of Urban Agriculture by Dr. Dickson Despommier, PhD, 1.0 LU (SD/HSW)
MDC 2011 – Borja Ferrater: Architecture and Geometry
MDC 2011 – Michael Maltzan, FAIA: No More Play
MDC 2011 – Brigitte Shim, Hon. FAIA: Linking Light and Landscape
MDC 2011 – Tom Kundig, FAIA: Landscape, Community and Craft