Prior to forming ACCESS, Mr. Falstad was the principal of the ADA Department within Stantec Consulting Inc., a leader in engineering and architectural technologies and services. He was selected to be the ADA Consultant to the 2001 and also the 2005 Presidential Inauguration Committees in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Falstad believes in always expanding his accessibility knowledge and attends numerous seminars and continuing education programs. He has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences and before a variety of professional associations, including International Code Council, National Association of ADA Coordinators, Nevada Governor's ADA Accessibility Committee, World Gaming Conference, Nevada Construction Law Conference, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Institute of Architects, Southwest Rotary and more.
Mr. Falstad holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and physics from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. An active member of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Falstad is a registered architect and International Code Council (ICC) Certified Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner, and is also registered in Wisconsin and Illinois as an accessibility specialist.
Herb Hacker, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Herb Hacker is a Licensed Architect in Arizona, California, Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin. He is also an International Code Council (ICC) Certified Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner.
Combining 40 years of experience in architecture and building, Mr. Hacker has directed multiple projects costing up to $20,000,000 and managed single projects costing up to $60,000,000.
From 1990 through 1996, he was responsible for Building Code and ADA compliance at the Arizona Public Service Company. During that time, he surveyed over two million square feet of building space for ADA Compliance, including an implementation and phasing plan. This compliance plan included 44 customer service offices, ten major office buildings, and 20 Arizona Public Service Company service centers statewide. Mr. Hacker oversaw a staff of up to ten designers, including outside consultants who were performing detailed ADA retrofits, tenant improvement plans and construction.
Mr. Hacker is very knowledgeable of many facets of code compliance and is responsible for making both judgments and interpretations. He has presented seminars on ADA Compliance sponsored by the City of Phoenix and the International Facility Managers Association. Mr. Hacker was on the Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (6 year term limit) and its Architectural Access Committee, which reviewed major city projects. He served a 6 year term limit on the Phoenix Development Advisory Board and chaired its Technical Committee, reviewing all building code adoption and amendments.
Mr. Hacker holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture and a master's degree in Business, both from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.