Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:30 pm

Complying with Federal and State Accessibility Requirements

   History and development of the International Building Code

   Development of the Americans with
     Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

   Relationship between federal requirements
     (ADA, FHA, Section 504), state requirements and building codes

   Entities and facilities that are covered

   Scoping requirements

   Readily-achievable barrier removal


   New construction

   New policies and procedures

   Safe harbors

Meeting Requirements in IBC and ADA Standards

   Path of travel

   Accessible parking

   Exterior accessible routes

   Ramps and stairways

   Entrances and doors

   Interior accessible routes

   Accessible toilet facilities


   Drinking fountains

   Signage standards

   Accessible kitchen facilities

   Assembly areas

   Assistive listening systems

   Recreational facilities

Reviewing Issues Specific to Different Building Types
and Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards


     6.5 Contact Hours/CEUs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

     Non-MandatoryContinuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 contact hours (CEUs) to architects and landscape architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Missouri and Illinois and neighboring states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in these states.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects and landscape architects in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The International Code Council has approved this course for 6.5 contact hours (.65 CEUs) in the specialty area of Accessibility.

This seminar is designed to provide a continuing education opportunity for contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Douglas Anderson

Mr. Anderson is recognized nationwide for his expertise in design and construction requirements of accessibility laws, codes and standards. A Partner with LCM Architects, a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise, he cultivates LCM’s industry-leading expertise in strategic accessibility planning for corporations and brands with properties throughout the United States. For nearly 30 years Mr. Anderson has helped clients to understand and comply with accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and other state and local codes and regulations. He has served as an expert in ADA and FHA cases. Mr. Anderson was appointed by President Bush in 2003 to serve on the U.S. Access Board, the agency responsible for developing ADA guidelines. During his tenure he held the positions of chair of the Board, vice chair of the Board, and chair of the Executive Committee. On the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 Accessibility Committee, he currently represents the hospitality industry in the development of standards for future model building codes. Under the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Training Program, funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Anderson is one of two technical trainers. Complementing this work, he assists the FHA FIRST in providing technical guidance to the questions ask ed through the program’s toll free information line and website.