AIAOC ADA / Accessibility Program
Are you looking for a program to meet the California Architects Board ADA course requirement? AIAOC is offering you an opportunity to earn 2.0 qualifying units for your 2017 license renewal.
Disability, Accessibility, and Liability: Who’s Responsible for ADA and FHA Compliance?
This presentation was prepared to provide an analysis of the August 2012 decision by the Nevada Supreme Court that the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted to remedy discrimination against disabled individuals and to prevent discrimination. Participants will have a better understanding of the roles of various parties to a project in determining and achieving ADA compliance; learn to consider the dissemination of information during a project and the decision-making process that flows from that; evaluate contractual allocations of this responsibility and review recent court decisions that underscore the importance of this process.
- Better understand the roles of the various parties to a project in determining and achieving ADA compliance
- Consider the dissemination of information during the project and the decision-making process that flows from that;
- Evaluate contractual allocations of this responsibility
- Review recent court decisions that underscore the importance of this process.
- ADA liability exposure is an ongoing professional practice concern
- Failure to address ADA requirements is an ongoing errors and omissions concern
- ADA is a critical scoping element of your designs
- The California CASp certification can be a revenue generator for your firm.
Jean A. Weil, Esq.
WEIL & DRAGE, APC
James V. Vitale, AIA, LEED AP, CASp, FACIA
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM check-in/refreshments
Presentation: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Learning Units:2.0 AIA HSW and these hours apply to
2017 CAB License Renewal
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Jean Weil is one of the founding partners of Weil & Drage and has been a construction litigation specialist since 1987, representing some of the top design professional firms worldwide. In addition to her trial practice, Jean’s experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts and risk management assistance for private and public works projects in California and Nevada. She continues to specialize in the representation of architects and engineers and has also represented developers, manufacturers, and contractors. She has an extremely loyal client base due to her reputation for being an aggressive, hands-on litigator, who balances the unique demands of each client and each case. Jean has focused her practice on complex civil litigation, including construction business/contracts, high exposure personal injury, governmental torts and coverage, as well as business-related civil litigation. Jean has worked in literally every aspect of construction litigation, dealing closely with clients and insurance carrier representatives. She is highly regarded for her seminars on the subject of risk management, which she conducts across the country. Jean has also successfully argued three matters before the Nevada Supreme Court. The first involved Nevada’s adoption of the economic loss doctrine. The second involved Nevada’s strict enforcement of the certificate of merit statute protecting design professionals. The third involved Nevada’s adoption of the doctrine obstacle preemption, which bars owners’ claims for indemnity for ADA and FHA violations.
Jim V. Vitale, is an architect with over four decades of diversified public and private sector experience as a DSA Senior Architect-Access Compliance; an adjunct professor in the Construction Technology Department at Mt San Antonio College, a lecturer, curriculum development specialist, Accessibility “SME” subject matter expert to the state architect for CASp program implementation, a CASp “Certified Access Specialist”, DSA Academy instructor, a Registered Construction Inspector and an expert witness in State and Federal courts.