AIA Member Janis Kent Releases Book on Accessibility

Last Updated: June 22, 2011

AIA Member Janis Kent Releases Book on Accessibility

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AIA Member Janis Kent Releases Book on Accessibility

AIA Los Angeles is pleased to announce the release of Stepping Thru Accessible Details: A Compilation from the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Building Code for Commercial Projects by Janis Kent, AIA, CASp. The book, which also includes a CD, is meant for architects, landscape architects, interior designers, civil engineers, facility managers, plan checkers, building inspectors and anyone else involved in the built commercial environment.

Stepping Thru Accessible Details is a compilation of over 100 architectural details and specifications based on the 2010 ADA with a color-coded overlay of the 2010 California Building Codes. The details include sourcing information from both the ADA and the CBC. Since each detail and specification is color-coded for portions that are just within California it is a valuable resource for out-of-state projects as well.

Stepping Thru Accessible Details is available in two book formats: Print ($89.95) or eBook ($48.50) and can be ordered online.

Aside from being a longtime teacher of disabled access seminars for AIA Los Angeles, Janis is a licensed California Architect, AIA Member, Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). She is also on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of AIA. She received her M.Arch from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently the principal of Stepping Thru Accessibility in Long Beach California.

Advance Reviews

Probably the most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered in my career as both a building inspector and an accessibility instructor.

- Richard Halloran, CASp
Senior Building Inspector, City of San Francisco Building Department

Janis Kent's book incorporating the new 2010 ADA Guidelines and the latest version of California's accessibility codes looks to me as if it is going to be an essential companion to those who are involved with access to the built environment. The organization of the material, along with the pages of resources for each section, is extremely well thought-out. My congratulations, Janis, and thanks for providing such a valuable resource.

- Sharon Toji, Access Communications
Consultant, Accessible Signage and Wayfinding

Ms Kent's new book is a tremendous asset to those involved in Accessibility in the building industry. It is a wonderful compendium of information assimilating the 2010 ADA with the 2010 CBC including references to all of the source material used in the creation of her details. While she leans this book towards projects located in California, because she color codes items that are California only, it would be a valuable resource for projects elsewhere. The details are actually more relevant than the Architectural Graphic Standards, in my opinion, due to the actual integration of accessible solutions where code compliance matters. I highly recommend this reference book for all who review and make decisions for buildings, sites, and facilities!

- Michael Mankin,
Architect, Certified Access Specialist

Last updated: 12-Dec-2012 02:11 AM
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