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Fresno County Building Official Q&A Panel

October 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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AIA/SJ in collaboration with the City of Fresno, City of Clovis, County of Fresno and City of Visalia would like to invite you for lunch and Q&A with Building Professionals.

Topic of Discussion:

The emphasis of this Q&A Panel Discussion is to ensure compliance with the State and local accessibility Standards when submitting plans for New and Altered Facilities.

Our Commercial plan reviewers and building inspectors are ready to help and assist Design Professionals and Developers. They are ready to answer questions and provide additional framework and procedures of the plan review process to ensure access compliance in the built environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how plan reviewers analyze and apply the 2016 California Building Code provisions during the plan review process for accessibility compliance.
  2. Compare and contrast requirements of the California Building Code with other applicable government regulations, resulting in an increased awareness of disability access rights law.
  3. Identify the path of travel requirements on alteration of existing facility and accessible route requirements for new construction.
  4. Understanding review process of construction documents for access compliance using the latest version of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, Volume 1, Chapter 11B.
  5. Provides a better understanding of how covered entities meet their responsibilities under applicable code governing access to the built environment.

Attendees may have the chance to submit their question ahead of time. Submitted topics will be addressed first before we open the discussion to items not previously submitted.

Submit your questions ahead of time here:

Course Number: AIASJBO101918

Time: Registration / Sign-in: 11:00 am  Panel: 11:30 – 1:30


Fire Training Center, EOC  (Inside the PD and Fire Building)
1233 Fifth Street
Clovis California 93612

Lunch will be provided, but not guaranteed if RSVP by deadline is not received
please email with any dietary needs or restrictions

AIA Members | $5 with RSVP
Non-members | $15 with RSVP
No RSVP | $20 at the Door



Shannon M. Mulhall, NIC, ACTCP, is the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the City of Fresno, CA and a certified sign language interpreter. Mulhall approaches all aspects of accessibility with an encouraging education focus and an emphasis on the positive role everyone can play in providing equal opportunities to all members of the public. She is keenly interested in exploring ways to expand community outreach, website/technology accessibility, whole community preparedness, and effective communication.

Mulhall has a wide range of experience presenting online and in-person for entities including but not limited to the CSUN National Center on Deafness, the ADA National Network, National ADA Symposium, Citizen Corp/CERT, Safe + Ready Institute, International Public Safety Association, Central CA Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and Resources for Independence Central Valley. She develops and conducts staff trainings on a reoccurring basis, partners with local community organizations serving individuals with disabilities for community education seminars, and is regularly requested to guest lecturer in courses at local colleges and universities on topics related to ADA and inclusion.


1  Manuel “Billy” Barrios

Plan Examiner

City of Clovis

2 Janice Bier


City of Fresno

3 Val Garcia, CASp

Sr. Plans Examiner, CASp

City of Visalia | Building & Safety

 4 Daniel Mather

Architect, CASp

Supervising Building Inspector

County of Fresno


October 19, 2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Fire Training Center, EOC (Inside the PD and Fire Building)
1233 Fifth Street
Clovis, CA 93612 United States
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