ADA Accessibility Training & NMBC-2015 Accessibility Updates

Sponsored by the NM Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD)  

Thursday, March 1, 2018 and Thursday, March 1, 2018

The registration period has closed for this event.

Click here to open GCD-Accessibility2018-flyer.pdf




ABQ Sheraton- Uptown


*For Information About This Event

 Stan Ross, GCD Access Specialist;

Hope Reed, Event Coordinator; 

Dominic Gonzales, GCD Access Specialist;


*Registration will remain open until all sessions are FULL.

Training Workbooks and Lunch Included with Registration Fee


$175/day After Feb. 14, 2018


Cancellations must be made before Feb. 14, 2018 in order to receive a full refund.


For Registration Assistance

Lisa Burciaga Segura;; (505) 426- 2261





Sponsored by the NM Governor's Commission on Disability (GCD).

This 2-day professional development training will include the latest updates to current Accessibility Standards. PLUS... NEW TOPICS including Kitchens, Bathrooms and ANSI- 2017.


*Get up-to-date on NMBC and ADA.

*Improve kitchen and bathroom design skills.

*Gain information on upcoming changes for ADA and ANSI.


- 2015 IBC Accessibility & Usability of Commercial Buildings

This seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible commercial facilities for compliance with the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of commercial buildings to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities. Updates include: Exterior & Interior Accessible Routes, Plumbing Facilities, Assembly Areas, Recreational Facilities, Dwelling & Sleeping Units, Existing Facilities, and more. Attendees will participate in activities that involve questions and answers, discussion and case study, performing parts individually and in groups.

- New Mexico Building Code (NMBC); 2015 Accessibility

Review the 18 accessibility items that have been amended into the New Mexico Building Code-2015. These amendments provide compliance with the 2010 ADA Standards, Fair Housing, and State Laws. Amendments include parking, public entrances, elevator requirements, restrooms, play areas, children's access and more.

- Significant Changes to ANSI- 2009 Edition

This course offers an overview and in-depth coverage of the changes from the 2003 to the 2009 A117.1 Accessibility Standard. It identifies important changes in organization, accessibility standard requirements and the applicability of these requirements to design, plan review and inspection. Significant changes include: Recreation Standards, Electronic Signs, Residential Visitability (Type C Units), Assembly Areas, and more.

- Kitchens & Bathrooms; Accessible Design

Small rooms with many accessible features require a clear understanding of how people with disabilities approach, use and maneuver when using each appliance and fixture. Important details include: Accessible Approach Areas, Maneuvering Clearances, Reach Ranges over obstructions, Operable Parts, Employee Work Areas, Family Restrooms, Accessible routes between levels, Community Kitchens, Residential Kitchen Options, Kitchenettes, and more.

- What's The FUTURE For ANSI 2017?

New Mexico adopted the IBC-2015 with the ANSI-2009 effective July 1, 2017. The newer ANSI-2017 edition is available and has some requirements which even exceed the 2010 ADA Standard. New Mexico does not require compliance with the newer ANSI-2017; however, you will want to be aware of major changes coming. Changes such as: Increased Wheelchair Turning Space & Maneuvering Clearances; more Curb Ramp and Parking Options; new Classroom Acoustics; improved Two-Way Communication, revised requirements for New & Existing Facilities, and more.

Questions About This Conference?


Stan Ross, GCD Access Specialist;

Hope Reed, Event Coordinator;

Dominic Gonzales, GCD Access Specialist;

The Governor's Commission on Disability

Toll Free: (877) 696- 1470


Architects ~ Engineers ~ Building Code Officials ~ Landscape Architects ~ International Code Council Members ~ ADA Coordinators ~ People with Disabilities ~ Building Owners ~ Building Managers

*If you require or would like to request any special accommodations to attend this event, please contact the GCD at 877-696-1470 or Ramonsita Archuleta at

Please allow at least two weeks for these arrangements to be made.

Your Presenter


Jay Woodward, R.A.

ICC Senior Staff Architect

Jay Woodward is a Senior Staff Architect with the International Code Council's (ICC) Business and Product Development Department. His primary responsibility is the development of new ICC publications. With 30 years of experience in building design, construction, code enforcement and instruction, Jay's experience provides him with the ability to communicate effectively on issues of code application and design for code enforcement personnel as well as architects and designers. Jay has previously served as the secretariat for the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Standards Committee, ICC's Energy Conservation Code and the International Building Code's Fire Safety Code Development Committee.


ABQ Sheraton- Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Reservations: (800) 325-3535


A Room Rate of $109/night is Available to Attendees of This Event if you Reserve by Feb. 14th!

*There are a limited number of rooms in the block, so reserve early!

For Reservations Contact:

Sheraton Uptown ABQ

(800) 325- 3535

Group Name: 'Governor's Commission'


Continuing Educational Units

If you are interested in earning CEUs, the following licensing entities will be offering these to you.


  • National AIA (American Institute of Architects)
    • 1 class hour = 1 CEU (HSW)
  • NM Board of Architects
    • 1 class hour = 1 CEU (HSW)
  • NM Board of Engineering
    • 1 class hour = 1 CEU
  • International Code Council
    • 1 class hour = .1 CEU


*Please indicate your CEU needs when you register online.


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