Instructor: Paul Spite

Board: Kentucky Board of Architects

Credit Hours: 2.00
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Approval Number: J607LGL30

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Course Description

Welcome to the course ADA Paths - Practical Design Requirements. This is part 2 of a 3-part series exploring the additional parts of the standards addressing; the regulations concerning accessible routes and pathways through buildings, specific requirements for typical spaces and making equipment, appliances, and hardware designed to be more usable for the disabled.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain turning spaces required for easy passage of those occupying mobility aids
  • Recognize requirements needed to prevent obstructions on, beside and above paths of travel, from preventing passage wheelchair users
  • Identify signage, signal and call devices needed to facilitate use of elevators and lifts by handicapped occupants of all descriptions
  • Describe requirements for accessibility, maneuvering and clear spaces that are particular to the use of specific spaces normally found in our buildings
  • Identify how intermediate height surfaces and fixtures, like counters, benches, lockers, mailboxes, fuel dispensers, etc., should be designed to facilitate use by the disabled
  • Discuss height limits and other dimensional data needed to ensure that, plumbing equipment normally used in toilets and bathing facilities remain usable to the handicapped

Instructor Bio

Paul SpitePaul Spite, BS, BA
AFD Consulting, Founder and Principal

Paul is a Registered Architect with over forty years of experience, a course developer and has been a teacher in multiple venues in the past. He is also a writer in many venues, having developed many studies, a few published articles, numerous short stories, multiple screenplays, two non-fiction manuals for church design and one novel. More to the focus of this endeavor, Paul has also created presentations for twenty-six lunch and learn presentations for building material manufacturers, webinars covering the subjects of Aging-in-Place and Architectural Acoustics and eleven distance learning courses for architects, engineers and contractors. As he nears retirement from managing his small architectural practice, Paul hopes to focus even more of his energy on teaching and on course development.

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