Join Paul & Mark for Accessibility updates and happenings, the latest educational classes and listener questions to start the new year
Questions answered this episode:
Mike – Did the code intend to include breakroom/kitchens with sinks equipped with garbage disposals in office buildings? 11B-306.3.4 allows a clearance reduction in knee clearance except built in dining and work surfaces.
Ted – Do you agree with the following interpretation when the additional 6” is required?
Karl -Hello, I am in the process of obtaining my CASP license and have some questions about field inspections since I am new to all of this. My question is: what is a typical CASP inspection and what does it consist of? What are some of the areas you look at when performing a CASP inspection? I know those questions might seem generalized but without any firsthand experience with a CASP field inspection, I want to know I will be starting off with my best foot forward. I am currently studying the CBC 11A and 11B and plan on taking your class as well as some of the classes offered by the ICC to ensure that I am adequately prepared to venture in this field. Any advice you could give me would be appreciated. Thank you.
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News, Updates & Trainings
CASI Code Discussion Group The next code discussion group meeting held at the Division of the State Architect (DSA) Headquarters Office is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. For those attending in person, the address is: DSA Headquarters, 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811. For those attending virtually, the call-in number is: Line: 888-204-5984, Participant code: 8458753. Participants are encouraged to bring forward any code issue that they would like to discuss with the attendees. Although advance notice is not required, participants who have a particular issue that they would like to discuss may email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the discussion, so that DSA can perform any research in advance.
DSA Summary of 2016 California Building Code Changes for Accessibility provides a brief overview of the changes to definitions (Chapter 2) and accessibility provisions (Chapter 11B) and includes new scoping and technical provisions specific to electric vehicle charging stations. This document and related accessibility publications are located on DSA’s Access Materials web page. Please direct any questions to Ida Clair, Principal Architect at (916) 322-2490 or Ida.email@example.com.
DSA Announced the Project Type for the Feb. 2017 Open Book CASp Exam The project type for the open book portion of the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination on Feb. 8, 2017, is the new construction of a public housing facility for individuals 55 and older. A List of Reference Materials is available. Details on the next CASp examination are as follows: Feb. 8, 2017 — Oakland and Los Angeles (Hawthorne). Open Book — Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. Closed Book — Check in begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration closes on Jan. 9, 2017. Additional Exams The following exam dates and locations are tentative and not yet available for registration: June 28, 2017: Sacramento and Riverside October 11, 2017: Oakland and Anaheim
CalCasp Academy Dates Confirmed for April 3rd. 4th. 5th & 6th 2017 in Sacramento. (Registration will open in January)
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