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Bradley Gaskins , AIA

Partner and COO | The McIntosh Group

Brad has 25+ years of experience in architecture. He is a principal at The McIntosh Group, a nationwide design firm specializing in accessibility and program management. Brad serves on the Oklahoma Board of Architects and is an active member of the ANSI A117.1 Consensus Committee on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. Brad also runs AskBrad.info, a website regarding accessibility issues. As a certified AIA CES Provider, he is a regular speaker on accessibility.

Courses

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Accessible Architecture: Designing for Success (Part 1)

To get your projects right the first time, design and accessibility should go hand-in-hand. In this 3 part course, you'll learn the best practices for accessibility covering emerging trends, everyday mistakes made by contractors and architects and the best way to prepare drawings to get it right the first time. Don't let ADA compliance issues set you back and cost you money! Find out what it takes to avoid common mistakes and design for ADA compliance to the letter of the law.

In Part 1, review the history, mandates, and legal obligations of the ADA. The definitions and complications of implementation in various types of buildings are highlighted through case study examples and discussion. The course illustrates a comparison of standards and codes and the architect’s responsibility through contracts and documents, drawings and details, existing and new construction.

Course expires 4/20/2025

1.00 LU|HSW
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Accessible Architecture: Designing for Success (Part 2)

To get your projects right the first time, design and accessibility should go hand-in-hand. In this 3 part course, you'll learn the best practices for accessibility covering emerging trends, everyday mistakes made by contractors and architects and the best way to prepare drawings to get it right the first time. Don't let ADA compliance issues set you back and cost you money! Find out what it takes to avoid common mistakes and design for ADA compliance to the letter of the law.

In Part 2, go in depth on compliance issues regarding accessible routes, ramps, parking spaces, protruding objects, doors and clear floor space, controls, and counters. Typical design issues will be highlighted regarding convenience stores, gas stations, and other retail outlets as well as specific cases involving owner decisions which negate ADA compliance.

Course expires 5/22/2025

1.25 LU|HSW
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Emerge by AIAU: Making Architecture Accessible

Guided by the expertise and insight of industry professionals Brad Gaskins, Tom Hirsch, and Karen Braitmayer, this course highlights the history of accessibility by focusing on the work of civil rights organizations and the role played by members of the American Institute of Architects; discusses how universal design reinforces the principle of access for all; reviews the key requirements of complying with the ADA for new construction; and explains the best approach to updating existing buildings to comply with the ADA. This course offers entry into a conversation that is essential for emerging and seasoned professionals alike.

Course expires: 03/11/2027

1.75 LU|HSW
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Making the ADA Accessible

The ADA Standards for Accessible Design can seem like a complex web. In this course, you'll review case studies and detailed real-life examples to help you navigate ADA compliance with confidence. Facilitated by an architect and accessibility expert with an intimate understanding of the intent and the letter of the ADA, you'll learn to identify and avoid common errors, and provide guidance on designing for contractor and client success.

Return to your firm equipped with valuable strategies that ensure your future projects are built right the first time.

Course expires on 3/18/2027.

3.75 LU|HSW