When Worlds Collide: ADA and LEED

Texas Society of Architects is offering a record 91 Continuing Education opportunities this year during its Austin convention and is also offering GBCI and LEED-specific credit for the very first year! One standout class, "When Worlds Collide: ADA and LEED," offers ADA; Health, Safety and Welfare; Sustainable Design; and LEED-specific credit.

"When Worlds Collide: ADA and LEED"

Friday, October 19; 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Meeting Room 6; Austin Convention Center
Michael Kawecki, GA-C, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Axiom Sustainable Consulting

More and more teams are pursuing LEED and are being surprised at the end when they don’t pass an ADA inspection. But LEED is intended to work with ADA regulations. This session will focus on multiple LEED credits and include the key points to focus on to ensure ADA compliance along with successful LEED Certification.

In addition to this course, Texas Architects is also offering three other opportunities to earn ADA and HSW credit!

"Early-Bird Workshop: The New Accessibility Standards"

Thursday, October 18; 8:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Meeting Room 9, Third Floor; Austin Convention Center
Jeromy Murphy, AIA, American Construction Investigations, Ltd

The 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards are more restrictive in some critical areas but provide more latitude for designers to comply. This presentation identifies the major differences between the old standards and the new standards, beginning with applicability of the law and continuing with the major technical changes and special exceptions.

Optional Event - $45 ticket fee

"Scoping Provisions of the New 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards"
Saturday, October 20; 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Meeting Room 9, Third Floor; Austin Convention Center
Gala Barnett, AIA, Barnett Consulting Group

The 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) came into effect in March 2012 with several key differences from the 1994 TAS. We’ll analyze the differences and explore the ways scoping pertains to all TAS sections, how to meet the necessary requirements, the differences in implementing the TAS in a new building and an existing building, and the notable exceptions to the TAS.

(This session is now standing-room only)

"The New Accessibility Standards: 10 Big Changes"

Saturday, October 20; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Meeting Room 9, Third Floor; Austin Convention Center"
Jeromy Murphy, AIA, American Construction Investigations, Ltd

The 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards are more restrictive in some critical areas but provide more latitude for designers to comply. This presentation will cover ten important changes architects need to know.



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