Join us for part 1 with special guest Dave Walls, Executive Director Sustainability Programs at International Code Council (ICC). We discussed Dave’s current position with ICC and his experience with California Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Building Code (CBC) Chapter 11A rewrite. We also discuss his the former position as the Executive Director of the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) where he worked on the nation’s first green code as well as facilitating the first meetings of the California Commission on Disabled Access (CCDA). Dave shares his experience and challenges working with accessibility advocacy and industry groups during the code development process. Part 2 will be released next week. Submit your code questions at www.adashoptalk.com
Dave Walls, Executive Director Sustainability Programs at International Code Council Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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DSA Issues notice on All-Gender restroom signage. DSA BULLETIN: BU17-01 Identification Of Single-User Toilet Facilities As All-Gender.
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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