Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Board: Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources

Credit Hours: 2.00
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Approval Number: Dl25-010

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Course Description

This Advanced Florida Building Code course (FBC approval # 1036.0) is designed to give the design professional the knowledge and information needed to understand how the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) standards have been updated recently, and how the State of Florida has incorporated these updates in its building code, along with special Florida requirements that meet or exceed the ADA standards. With this knowledge and information, the design professional will be able to comply with the most recent updates to the ADA, and know how to find the Florida requirements to which they also must adhere.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify important ADA documents including the Federal ADA Standards and the Florida
    Building Code 7th Edition (2020) Accessibility as well as discuss the DOJ code certification process and FL statute Chapter 553 adoption and exception language
  • Describe Chapter 1 changes to section 106 definitions and explain Chapter 2 code changes regarding applications, existing buildings and facilities, and accessible routes
  • Summarize Chapter 2 code changes to parking spaces, assembly areas, transient lodging and guest rooms and residential facilities
  • Express code changes of accessible routes in Chapter 4, general site and building elements in Chapter 5, plumbing elements and facilities in Chapter 6 and special rooms, spaces and elements in Chapter 8

Instructor Bio

Bonnie PrinseBonnie Prinse

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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