Lunchtime chat with Eric Sifuentes
Join us for a lunchtime chat discussing the Certified Access Specialist Institute(CASI), the upcoming CASI Summit in October 2018 and challenging accessibility projects Eric has worked with.
Eric is CASI president and Senior Project Coordinator, Associate Nacht & Lewis. Trained as an architect and on-track for licensure in California as an architect, Mr. Sifuentes is credentialed as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) by the Division of the State Architect. As a certified access specialist, Eric leads the firm in understanding and resolving ADA, California Title 24, universal design and other accessibility issues in new and modernization project design and facility assessment work. Eric’s formal architectural training, combined with the theoretical and practical working knowledge required for CASp certification, makes him uniquely qualified to effectively identify accessibility shortfalls in existing facilities and assist in the design of improvements.
Eric teaches accessibility-related content as part of CAB’s continuing education requirements for California licensed architects. In addition, Eric has been a guest speaker on the subject of accessibility at the Construction Specifications Institute and American Institute of Architects, Academy of Architecture for Justice conferences and at a California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation’s A/E Roundtable session. Eric has a Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
The next CASp Code Discussion Group (CCDG) meeting will be held at the Division of the State Architect (DSA) Headquarters Office, Wednesday, April 18 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
If possible, please send details of an issue, along with any graphics, you would like the group to discuss to Debbie.Wong@dgs.ca.gov in advance of the meeting. DSA will address submitted topics first before we open the discussion to items not previously submitted.
For those attending in person, the address is:
DSA Headquarters Conference Room A
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811
For those attending virtually, the call-in number is:
Participant code: 8458753#
Individuals who plan on joining us using the teleconference line only and not using Zoom are requested to send an email to CASprogram@dgs.ca.gov, with CCDG indicated on the subject line any time prior to the start of the discussion group.
For Zoom video conferencing:
Meeting ID: 751722217
Participants are now able to use Zoom video conferencing system to view images discussed during our meeting. The addition of visuals will do much to convey complex and interpretive code concepts with a simple image.
For more information on the CASp Code Discussion Group, including the dates of future sessions, please visit the DSA CASp website at www.dgs.ca.gov/casp.
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