Architects in California and beyond now have a convenient, cost-effective tool to help them comply with stringent accessibility code requirements.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced online continuing education (CE) for architects, engineers and construction professionals, and The AIA California Council (AIACC) announce the release of a new four-part online series of accessibility courses. The series fulfills all five hours of California SB1608 license requirements and provides essential information about accessibility requirements applicable in most states.
“The AIACC was the leading provider of online accessibility courses when we started our program with aecKnowledge in 2010,” stated Paul W. Welch, Jr., Hon. AIACC, Executive Vice President, AIACC. “By joining forces again with aecKnowledge we continue to deliver relevant, useful, and important knowledge to our members and licensed professionals throughout the nation.”
The 2010/2011 series delivered more than 12,500 courses to licensed professionals across the nation, including over 40% of California’s licensed architects, making it the most popular online venue for this content. The 2012/2013 series, which includes four courses totaling five hours, features all new presenters, downloadable transcripts with diagrams, and free course previews. A significant portion of course revenue goes to the AIACC and its 22 local components to fund other initiatives.
The courses in the 2012/2013 series are:
Accessibility: Existing Buildings (1.0 AIA/CES HSW)
Accessibility: Multi-Family Buildings (1.0 AIA/CES HSW)
Accessibility: Path of Travel (1.5 AIA/CES HSW)
Accessibility: Public Buildings (1.5 AIA/CES HSW)
According to Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Founder & President, aecKnowledge, “We are thrilled to partner again with the AIACC to offer such high-quality content. Architects in California and beyond now have a convenient, cost-effective tool to help them comply with stringent accessibility code requirements.”
aecKnowledge's online courses are approved for continuing education units by AIA/CES and/or GBCI. The courses are also accepted by many states to fulfill mandatory CE requirements for ongoing licensure. Additional materials, including free course previews, written transcripts, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies are also available.
aecKnowledge, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to share unbiased knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the more than 6 million professionals and tradespeople across the fragmented AEC industry, and provides a venue for allied professionals and knowledge providers to strengthen their presence among a large and engaged audience. Visit http://www.aecKnowledge.com for more information.
About The AIA California Council
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit http://www.aiacc.org.