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Expertise Description

I have spent more than 20 years in the field of accessibility design by working with large and small existing business owners to help improve the accessibility of their buildings and open their doors to potential customers with disabilities. I have additional experience participating with design teams to help ensure that newly constructed and altered buildings meet all Federal, state, and local accessibility regulations via plan review and guidance on how to correct problem areas prior to construction. I have additional knowledge of all disability-related laws and building codes. With over 15 years as a disability access design expert witness in Pennsylvania, I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes cases involving employment and public accommodations.

Consulting Experience

My construction consulting services include facility/building evaluations of new and existing properties, plan review during from the schematic phase through construction documents, regulatory and product review and research, self-evaluation and transition plan development, customized on-site and online technical and awareness training programs.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being Founder and Principal of a small, woman-owned, accessibility consulting business which assists all businesses in all industries, design and construction professionals, Federal, State, and local government entities, and commercial and multifamily residential housing providers and developers achieve accessibility compliance.

Licenses Certifications

Third Party Agency Certification, Certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor and Industry
International Conference of Building Officials Certification (ICBO), Certified by ICBO and BOCA as a Building Code Accessibility/Specialist, plans examiner

Awards & Affiliation

American Institute of Architects (AIA) / National and Pittsburgh Chapters
International Codes Council (ICC)
Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach
Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania

Primary Affiliation

American Institute of Architects (AIA) / National and Pittsburgh Chapters