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PKN Goes Green

Presenters speak on sustainability

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Continuing Education

Upcoming BEC and TAP events

 

 

AIAD Latest Articles

AIAD 2014 Annual Meeting and Elections

By-Laws: Section 3 - Election Publications

A. The Chapter shall publish a notice to the entire membership at least 20 days prior to the Annual Meeting. The notice shall restate the date, time and location for the meeting, list the nominations, shall provide background on the nominees, and shall give instructions for absentee ballot voting if there are contested positions.

AIA DETROIT ANNUAL MEETING

Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Detroit Golf Club
(17911 Hamilton Rd, Detroit, MI 48203)

 

Absentee Ballot Instructions

AIA Licensed Architects and Associate members may request an absentee ballot from the date of this announcement (10/24/2014) up to a week before the Annual Meeting (11/5/2014).  Ballots can be requested by contacting Lauren Myrand at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Absentee ballots must be submitted by close of business day, November 12th.

2014 Board Nominations (*denotes contested position)

Vice President
Robert Hoida
 
 
 
Treasurer
Kim Montague
 
 
 
Michigan Director*
Fred Butters
Amy Deines
Dima Daimi
Kristina Glusac
Detroit Director
Theo Pappas 
 
 
 
Associate Director
Chandra Moore
 
 
 
Affiliate Director
Aimee Zoyes
 
 
 

Candidate Profiles

We have asked all of the candidates to provide some background on themselves while running for a position.  We hope you take the time to get read about the candidates before voting!  Remember, you can vote via absentee ballot (can be requested up through Wednesday, November 5th), or in person at the Annual Meeting on November 12th.
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2015 AIAD Board Nominees

Nominee Statements of Intent

We have asked all of the candidates to provide some background on themselves while running for a position.  Below are their statements explaining their intentions for serving on the AIA Detroit Board.  We hope you take the time to read about the candidates before voting!  Remember, you can vote via absentee ballot (can be requested up through Wednesday, November 5th by emailing Lauren), or in person at the Annual Meeting on November 12th.
 
 

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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