Overview

The Division of the State Architect offers a monthly CASp Code Discussion Group (CCDG) meeting for Certified Access Specialists (CASp), design professionals, and code enforcers to discuss various aspects of the California Building Code (CBC) and federal accessibility standards.

Sessions are held on the third Wednesday of every month, from 11:30 am to 12:40 pm, unless otherwise noted. For CASps, one continuing education credit is offered for a minimum of one-hour attendance during the meeting time.

Join the discussion on Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing system.

BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE INSTRUCTIONS

Blackboard Collaborate Instructions (PDF).

BLACKBOARD MEETING LINK

Use the following Blackboard Collaborate link to access CCDG webinars:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c54f6c2ae5b141eca4a0b8920d92f0fc

Request for real-time captioning or other special accommodations should be directed to Jessica Axtman at (916) 324-8911 or by email at jessica.axtman@dgs.ca.gov no later than 3 working days before the meeting date.

GUEST SPEAKERS

January 15 – John Wodatch
  • Session materials will be made available soon.
February 19 – Bill Botten
March 23 – Cris C. Vaughan, CASp, ADAC, PA, Attorney at Law
April 15 – Jim Terry, AIA, CASp of Evan Terry Associates
 May 20 – Scott Windley, Access Board Member
June 17 – N/A
  • No session scheduled for this month.
July 15 – Bill Hecker, AIA of Hecker Design, LLC - Accessibility Consulting
August 19 – Susan Moe, Senior Architect, CASp of DSA
  • Amendments to the 2019 Edition of the California Building Code in the Intervening Code Cycle Part One. 
    The California Building Standards Commission held a meeting on July 13, 14, and 15. The code change proposals included in this presentation were approved by the Commission during that meeting. The topics in Chapters 2 and 11B discussed in this session are public housing, technical provisions for accessible dwelling units with adaptable features, and plumbing fixtures and facilities.
  • CEU: 1 CASp (CBC specific); 1 CAB; 1 AIA (self-report)
September 16 – Susan Moe, Senior Architect, CASp of DSA
  • Amendments to the 2019 Edition of the California Building Code in the Intervening Code Cycle Part Two.
    The California Building Standards Commission held a meeting on July 13, 14, and 15. A second meeting was held on August 13 and 14. The code change proposals included in this presentation were approved by the Commission during these meetings. The topics in Chapters 2 and 11B discussed in this session are electric vehicle charging stations and detectable warnings.
  • CEU: 1 CASp (CBC-specific); 1 CAB; 1 AIA (self-report)
October 21 – Scott Windley, Access Board 
  • ADA Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements and Facilities
  • CEU: 1 CASp (Federal); 1 CAB; 1 AIA (self-report)
November 18 – Marsha Mazz, Accessibility Codes and Standards at United Spinal Association
  • TBD
December 16 – Minh N. Vu, Attorney, Partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • TBD