University Building Official Presents to AIA

On November 5, Bryan Romney, Building Official for the University of Utah, presented a half day seminar to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Utah Central Division. He was invited to present given his long history as a member of the AIA and his expertise in issues related to accessibility and building. He serves on the AIA's government affairs committee and has taught Zoning Codes and Inspections at Salt Lake Community College. Romney plays a key role in the University of Utah's ADA access committee which focuses on removing barriers and improving accessibility on campus. When asked about his commitment to prioritizing accessibility, Romney says, "I have an ongoing concern that people with disabilities have equal access to university building, programs and activities."

Romney's presentation outlined all the code and ADA requirements for wheelchair and other disability accommodations for new construction and alterations to existing buildings.  The seminar was attended by 25 registered architects and provided continuing education credit hours for their licensure requirements in the state of Utah.  The seminar was held at the Provo, Utah campus of the Novell Inc.  For those interested in learning more about this presentation and issue, a copy of the presentation power point is available upon request.

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Shireen Ghorbani