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Call for Nominations

2015 AIAD Elections

 


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2015 AIA Detroit Board Elections

To:  AIA Detroit Board Nominees
 
This year, the AIA Detroit Board of Directors has formally recognized, agreed to, and documented the direction and methods our Chapter will use to support the Vision of AIA Detroit.  This is not a radical change in direction; rather, it is the result of the work of past Boards and Presidents as we have purposefully and carefully adjusted our course to best support the membership and the profession by
 
• Energizing and supporting our emerging professionals so that they recognize the importance of becoming registered and participating in the AIA.
• Reaching outwards to the broader design community to collaborate and partner with like minds and efforts to spotlight the positive impact design has on the environment.
• Taking action by involving ourselves in key community and civic initiatives that are shaping our city and region.
• Merging the work of committees and Board so that they are mutually supportive.
• Become active and influential participants in the historic changes developing in the City of Detroit.
 
In order to effectively move forward, support and further enhance our stated direction, Board members must be active participants in our initiatives and programs.  If you are willing to commit your time and energy to meet each month as a member of the AIA Detroit Board and to dedicate additional time and energy outside of those Board meetings to actively engage in initiatives and programs, then this is your opportunity.  This is the expectation of all AIA Detroit Board members moving forward.
Bob Piatek
2014 AIA Detroit President 
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EVENT | 4th Annual Dumke Open

A Scramble Tournament Where Architecture Wins

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Stonebridge Golf Club, Ann Arbor, MI

9:00am Registration
10:00am Shotgun Start
3:00pm Gathering
3:30pm Dinner

Entry Fee Options:

Par Package - $175 per golfer – includes your golf with cart, lunch, dinner, and eligibility for gifts and door prizes. A cash bar is available on the course and at dinner.
Birdie Package - $600 per foursome – includes your golf with cart, lunch, dinner, and eligibility for gifts and door prizes. A cash bar is available on the course and at dinner.

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BCRC Event - Friday March 2, 2012 7:30am - 12:00 pm 4 hours of HSW Learning Units

 

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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Including Safe Harbor discussion applicable for 1991 ADAAG compliant facilities
Fair Housing Act
Section 504, ABA, UFAS
Michigan Building Code
Chapters- 9, 10, 11, 34 Accessibility Features
ADA Title II and Title III
Requirements for existing facilities Program Access vs. Barrier Removal standards

Commercial Applications will include relevant scoping from the 2010 ADA Standards and the Michigan Building Code and ANSI A117.1.

Throughout the presentation differences between 1991 ADAAG and the 2010 ADA Standards/Michigan Building Code/ANSI A117.1 will be highlighted.

Applying Accessibility Requirements to Additions, Alterations and Changes of Occupancy

Breakfast is sponsored by Providence Park Hospital.  Many thanks!

SPEAKER:
Jennifer L. Perry
Compliance Specialist
Accessibility Services
 
Jennifer Perry has worked in the accessibility field for over thirteen years. She provides accessibility training for architects and code officials and also provides technical assistance to these individuals.  She has developed numerous training presentations that are tailor made to specific jurisdictions nationwide. Jennifer is also involved in the model code accessibility development process via her International Code Council (ICC) committee work (Government Relations Task Group and Visitability Task Group). She provides plan review services for accessibility compliance and performs accessibility site assessments to ensure compliance with state and/or federal accessibility requirements.

Representative Assignments on which Jennifer has worked include:

  • Featured Speaker at the US Department of Justice’s Multi-Family Housing Access Forum (5/21/09), a nationwide program sponsored by the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
  • Accessibility training and technical assistance provider for the Northeast ADA Center and the Mid Atlantic ADA Center.
  • Pursuing traditional accessibility related advocacy work when necessary, including compliance with the Fair Housing Amendments Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Air Carrier Access Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,Presenting an academic research paper on Federal Accessibility Requirements for Places of Assembly, International Association of Assembly Managers, Reno, Nevada – 2004,
  • Accessibility site assessment provider for ArtReach, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, responsible for reviewing cultural venues for ADA accessibility compliance.

Prior to joining the Accessibility Services division of United Spinal Association in 2001, Jennifer worked in the organization’s Government Relations Department where she advocated for the civil rights of individuals with spinal cord injury/disease. Additionally, she has worked on implementing legislation that improved the lives of people with disabilities including extensive involvement in the adoption process of the model building code in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Perry is certified by the International Code Council as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner and she is a registered provider of continuing education for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. She is also approved by the PA Department of Labor & Industry to provide plan review services in the Commonwealth for accessibility compliance. She served on the Philadelphia Accessibility Advisory Board for seven years and is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science & French from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 

Class Description

Effective Dates & Background Information

  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (including Safe Harbor discussion applicable for 1991 ADAAG compliant facilities)
  • Fair Housing Act, Section 504, ABA, UFAS
  • Michigan Building Code (Chapters- 9, 10, 11, 34 Accessibility Features)
  • Review of ADA Title II and Title III requirements for existing facilities: Program Access vs. Barrier Removal standards

Commercial Applications Addressed below will include relevant scoping from the 2010 ADA Standards and the Michigan Building Code and ANSI A117.1. Throughout the presentation differences between 1991 ADAAG and the 2010 ADA Standards/Michigan Building Code/ANSI A117.1 will be highlighted:

  • Exterior accessible routes (including a review of walking surfaces, where accessible routes are required, etc…)
  • Accessible Parking
  • Curb Ramps/Ramps
  • Entrances & Doors (including maneuvering clearance requirements at doors)
  • Triggers for Vertical Accessibility
  • Plumbing (toilet rooms, drinking fountains, kitchens)
  • Special occupancies (assembly areas, sales/service counters, etc…)
  • Overview of new requirements for Recreation Facilities (i.e. Pools, playgrounds, etc…)

Applying Accessibility Requirements to Additions, Alterations and Changes of Occupancy

  • 2010 ADA Standards requirements for Alterations
  • Chapter 34 Michigan Code

Special Guest Lecturer, State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes  - Todd Cordill and Usha Menon

Michigan Building Code requirements pertaining to accessibility

Todd Cordill, NCARB is Chief of the Plan Review Division of the Bureau of Construction Codes.  Mr. Cordill is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and holds architect licenses in several states including Michigan.    He has also served as a member of the Lansing Historic District Commission and as a delegate for the International Code Council (ICC) code development process.

Usha Menon is a Building Plan Reviewer in the Plan Review Division of the Bureau of Construction Codes. Her primary role is the code analysis and interpretation of the State barrier free design requirements. She serves as the Bureau representative at the administrative hearings for the barrier free design exception process. She is conducting programs on barrier free design from 2004.

Directions and Map

Coming from the East: Providence Park Hospital is located off of I-96 at exit 160, the Beck Road exit. (This is the first exit past the Novi/Walled Lake exit that many people know as the Twelve Oaks Mall exit).  Head south (left) on Beck Road toward Grand River.  Pass Grand River Avenue and turn right at the first driveway.  Continue straight down this winding driveway to the Heart Institute entrance of the Providence Outpatient Center.  Enter the Heart Institute double doors and the conference rooms are located to the immediate left.

Coming from the West: Providence Park Hospital is located off of I-96 at exit 160, the Beck Road exit. (This is the first exit past the Wixom Rd exit).  Head south (right) on Beck Road toward Grand River.  Pass Grand River Avenue and turn right at the first driveway.  Continue straight down this winding driveway to the Heart Institute entrance of the Providence Outpatient Center.  Enter the Heart Institute double doors and the conference rooms are located to the immediate left.

The campus is located on the south west corner of Grand River and Beck Road.

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