NEW YORK, Sept. 1 , 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today announced the appointment of Dominic Marinelli, VP of Accessibility Services, to the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council by Governor Cuomo with the advice and consent of the Senate.
According to the NY DOS website, "The Code Council is empowered to maintain and periodically update the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State Energy Conservation Construction Code, and to adopt higher or more restrictive local standards upon the recommendation of local governments."
"The members of this group represent architects, engineers, builders, trade unions, persons with disabilities, code enforcement, fire prevention, villages, towns, cities, counties, state agencies, the State Fire Administrator and the Secretary of State," states the website.
"I could not be prouder to represent United Spinal Association on the New York State Building Code Council," said Marinelli.
In the past, the late Terry Moakley represented United Spinal on the Code Council at a time when the Building Code of New York State required more accessibility standards than any other state in the country.
"I thank Governor Cuomo for nominating me to carry on this important tradition for United Spinal Association's members and all people with disabilities in New York State," added Marinelli.
Dominic Marinelli has been with the United Spinal Association for 25 years. Mr. Marinelli is a certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and serves on various committees including American National Standard Institute Residential Committee which he serves as Chair. He also represented United Spinal Association on the US Access Board's Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee.
Mr. Marinelli provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). He is a Contract Instructor for the International Codes Council (ICC) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pratt/s Center for Continuing & Professional Studies in New York City.
For more information about United Spinal's Accessibility Services program, visit www.accessibility-services.com.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.
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