25 July 2012

2012 AIA Maui Sholarship Luncheon

View photos of the 2012 AIA Maui Scholarship Luncheon on our Facebook page.

23 July 2012

Access Board Webinar: Accessible Detention & Correctional Facilities


Accessible Detention & Correctional Facilities Webinar
02 August 2012 (Thursday) @ 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM HST
AIA LU:  1.5

Presenter:
Dave Yanchulis
Coordinator of Public Affairs
Office of Technical and Information Services
US Access Board

Description & Registration:
The webinar will highlight the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards applicable provisions for detention and correctional facilities and additional requirements by the US DOJ.

17 July 2012

Accessible Recreation Facilities: 9/24-9/25/12

DCAB is hosting a 2-day seminar series covering recreation facilities.  Cost for the seminars is FREE.

Accessible Recreation Facilities: A Series of Design Seminars
24 - 25 September 2012 (Monday - Tuesday)
Location: Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall - Hawaii Suites
Speaker:  Bill Botten, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board

Registration is required.

24 September 2012 (Monday)
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sports Facilities · Exercise Equipment · Team Seating · Assembly Areas & Press Boxes
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Play Areas
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Swimming Pools & Spas · Dressing & Locker Rooms

25 September 2012 (Tuesday)
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Golf Courses · Miniature Golf Facilities
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Fishing Piers · Recreational Boating Facilities
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Proposed Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Guidelines

Contact Mona Higa or Laurie Palenske at (808) 586-8121 for more information.

Reminder: RSVP for the Scholarship Luncheon

25 July 2012 (Wednesday) at 11:30 AM
Location:  Bistro Casanova, Kahului
Cost:  $25 (checks made payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by WEDNESDAY, 18 JULY 2012

Guest Speaker:  Jennifer Chirico, Executive Director, Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at the University of Hawaii - Maui College

13 July 2012

Pacific Source: Andersen Window Presentation

DCAB Plan Review Fees

Effective 01 January 2013

HB 2553, HD2, SD2, Relating to Building Design for Persons with Disabilities
Act 277 (12)

Effective 01 January 2013, DCAB will charge a plan review fee applying to projects covered under Section 103-50, Hawaii Revised Statues (covering all State and County projects).  Most Federal and private projects are not covered.

The one-time fee is due when plans and specifications are initially submitted to DCAB for review.  The review fees shall be four-tenths of a percent (0.4%) for the first $500,000 of the estimated construction cost plus two-tenths of a percent (0.2%) of the estimated construction costs greater than $500,000 up to and including $2,000,000 plus two one-hundreths of a percent (0.02%) of the estimated construction costs over $2,000,000 except as follows:
  1. The minimum review fee for plans and specifications subject to accessibility guidelines under this section shall be $200;
  2. The disability and communications access board may limit the maximum review fee for plans and specifications of infrastructure projects or projects managed by private nonprofit entities to $3,000; and
  3. There shall be a $50 review fee for projects with plans and specifications that do not reflect any elements subject to accessibility guidelines under this section.

Examples of how to calculate the plan review fee:


Estimated construction costs = $250,000


0.4% x $250,000
=
$
1,000

Estimated construction costs = $1,500,000


0.4% x $500,000
=
$
2,000


0.2% x $1,000,000
=
$
2,000




$
4,000

Estimated construction costs = $5,000,000


0.4% x $500,000
=
$
2,000


0.2% x $1,500,000
=
$
3,000


0.02% x $3,000,000
=
$
600




$
5,600

DCAB will amend the Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11, Chapters 216 and 217 to document plan review fee procedures.

Contact Francine Wai, Executive Director or Curtis Motoyama, Facility Access Coordinator at (808) 586-8121 for further information.

DOJ Extends Compliance for Existing Pools

The DOJ is extending the compliance date for sections 242 and 1009 of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design relating to accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas for pools built prior to 15 March 2012.  The provisions for existing pools are effective 31 January 2013.  This rule is for existing pools and does not affect the 15 March 2012 effective date for newly construction or altered pools.

See the DOJ site for further details

Save the Date: Accessible Recreation Facilities

Save the Date!  DCAB will be hosting a 2 day seminar series covering recreation facilities.

Accessible Recreation Facilities:  A Series of Design Seminars 
24 & 25 September 2012
Location:  Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall - Hawaii Suites
Speaker:  Bill Botten, Accessibility Specialist of the US Access Board

24 September 2012 (Monday)
  • Sports Facilities, Exercise Equipment, Team Seating, Assembly Areas & Press Boxes
  • Play Areas
  • Swimming Pools & Spas, Dressing & Locker Rooms
25 September 2012 (Tuesday)
  • Golf Courses, Miniature Golf Facilities
  • Fishing Piers & Recreational Boating Facilities
  • Proposed Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Guidelines

Contact Mona Higa or Laurie Palenske at (808) 586-8121 for more information.

12 July 2012

July 2012 General Meeting & Scholarship Luncheon

25 July 2012 (Wednesday) at 11:30 AM
Location:  Bistro Casanova, Kahului
Cost:  $25 (checks made payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Guest Speaker:  Jennifer Chirico, Executive Director, Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at the University of Hawaii - Maui College

AIA Emeritus Membership Changes

On 19 May 2012, the AIA voted to change the AIA By Laws regarding Eligibility for Emeritus Membership:

2.31 Eligibility

2.311 Architect Members.  Any Architect member may apply for Emeritus status who has been in good standing in the Institute for fifteen successive years immediately prior to his or her application, and either (i) has attained the age of 70 and is retired from the profession of architecture, or (ii) is so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession.

2.312 Associate Members.  Any Associate member may apply for Emeritus status who has been in good standing in the Institute for fifteen successive years immediately prior to his or her application, and either (i) has attained the age of 70 and is retired from the profession of architecture, or (ii) is so incapacitated as to be unable to work in the profession.

Correction to Maui County Code: Wind-Borne Debris Region

Memo from the Codes and Ordinances Committee

Correction to Maui County Building Code
2006 IBC, Section 1609.2 Definitions
Wind-Borne Debris Region

The definition of WIND-BORNE DEBRIS REGION in Section 1609.2 of the 2006 IBC contains an error.  Ralph Nagamine, DSA Administrator, said the "or Hawaii" was inadvertently left in the building code and the County is administratively deleting it.

Therefore, the wind-borne debris region is only as described in the definition and does not include the entire State.

The County is not formally amending the code at this time.