South Piedmont November Chapter Meeting
The Americans with Disabilities Act – You Don’t Know, what you Don’t Know
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014    
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Time5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:  911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC  28204
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Program Overview /Topic:
On July 26th of 2015 this civil rights law will be 25 years old, and is still very complex and misunderstood. Regardless of your specific discipline in the engineering field, this presentation is relevant to the work you do externally, as well as internally, in your firm. Areas covered include: The five Titles of the ADA; the seven principles of Universal Design; and the five most common errors in construction/renovation. In addition, your firm must understand how the rules change regarding employment and supervision; why HR cannot protect your firm from EEOC investigations and if your office space is leased, who is responsible for ADA accessibility issues. All participants will receive a Flow Chart for ADA compliance as well as other pertinent information. Delivered with humor and real life examples, we promise you will be engaged and entertained.
Julia Sain has worked at Disability Rights & Resources since 1984, and she has been the Executive Director since 1997. In 1992, Julia was one of 25 North Carolinians chosen by the US Department of Justice to receive direct training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Since then she has provided training locally, statewide and nationally on the five titles of the ADA and the ADA Accessibility Guidelines; as well as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Fair Housing Act Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Air Carriers Access Act. Audiences have included people with disabilities, non-profit and for-profit owners and managers, employers, and governmental department representatives. She has surveyed hundreds of properties for compliance with the regulations of the ADA, as amended.
Julia was the first, and is still one of only a few individuals in North Carolina who has obtained national ADA Coordinator Certification. Her unique blend of humor, a no-nonsense approach to the realities of the ADA and real life examples has made her a very popular speaker and facilitator.
To Confirm your attendance, please RSVP to:
Ryan Lindsey –
PDHs:      1.0 (Note: While PENC offers Professional Development Credit for this program, it is up to each Professional Engineer to determine if the content is relevant to his/her individual practice and suitable for his/her continuing education.



South Piedmont
Chapter Leadership
Kevin Higgins, PE
Michael Baker Engineering
DeeAnn Guthrie, PE
 Past President
Dr. Martin Kane, PE, M. ASCE
UNC Charlotte
Ryan Lindsey, PE
Wayne Brothers Inc.
Rusana Krivenkina
Northrop Grumman Synoptics
704-588-2340 ext. 1803
Rob Belisle, PE
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
David Lipka, PE
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Greg T. Welsh, PE

Burton Engineering Associates
Jon Dorofi, PhD, PE