Codes & Standards

Fair Housing: Federal Accessibility Requirements for Multi-Family Housing

Program Description

Join a team of nationally recognized accessibility specialists for a one-day intermediate-to-advanced workshop focused on federal accessibility laws related to residential design and construction.  This course will include review and discussion on the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Barriers...

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ADA and Access to Public and Private Non-Residential Facilities and Programs

Program Description

Under the current administration, the development and adoption of new federal accessibility guidelines, regulations, and standards have come to a near standstill.  States have continued to adopt additions and changes to their requirements, and the A117.1 Committee has issued its latest version. Based on expansive research from the IDEA Center in Buffalo and other sources, the new A117.1 Standard contains the most far-reaching changes in that document in decades. This highly interactive advanced...

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The Walkable City

Program Description

What makes a place walkable? What do design professionals, engineers, developers, and public officials need to know if they are to make, streets, landscapes, and communities more attractive to pedestrians? Join Jeff Speck for a comprehensive two-day course on the most effective arguments, techniques, and tools for reshaping places in support of walking, biking, and transit, including a design charrette with Somerville chief planner...

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*All schedules, dates, faculty, and tuition are subject to change.