Arch Resources offers a variety of American Institute of Architects continuing education credits (CEUs). Below is a sample of courses provided by Arch Resources. For more information or our current offering of classes please contact us. 


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A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. When designing restrooms, some of each type of accessible fixture or feature and their installation location must meet accessibility requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In addition, many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2009 revision of ANSI Standard ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This course will identify the benefits of accessibility standards and the prescriptive requirements for accessible restrooms set by the ADA. We will review requirements for lavatories, accessories, toilet compartments and bathing facilities and how these can be applied to various types of restrooms.


Multigenerational (“Multigen”) design is a growing trend in architecture and interior design. Multigen design merges: Accessibility, Health and Safety, Aging in Place, Social Issues, Maintenance, Universal Design, Privacy, Hygiene, and Specialized Equipment Sustainability. The learning objectives are: 

  1. List multigenerational demographics and social trends

  2. Identify related restroom concepts that address those trends

  3. Describe two or more challenges and related solutions for multigenerational users

  4. Review the benefits of multigenerational design to various user types


This course will provide up-to-date information relative to selecting and specifying code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms. Fire and accessibility codes will be discussed, as will guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the update of toilet partition material fire code compliance.

  2. Explain how to select the most appropriate toilet partition material, hardware and mounting configuration based on building type.

  3. Describe three ADA accessible toilet compartment layouts.

  4. Identify guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications.