Heather Younghusband, CASp, RAS
fire protection consultant
As TERPconsulting’s lead accessibility expert, Heather brings a wealth of knowledge to each project analyzing fire and life safety requirements and accessibility code compliance. She is an International Code Council (ICC) certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner, Certified Access Specialist (CASp) through the California Division of the State Architect (DSA), the gold standard of accessibility consulting, and a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Heather’s coveted CASp designation authorizes her to survey facilities and identify architectural barriers to accessibility to ensure compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and California building code. Her RAS certification is a Texas state-specific professional designation for accessibility consulting to ensure compliance with provisions of the Texas Architectural Barriers Act (TABA), including the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS).
Prior to joining TERPconsulting in 2018, Heather worked with Younghusband Consulting providing fire/life safety analysis. As an Assistant Code Consultant, she worked on a wide variety of project types and sectors.
Heather began her career as a Development Plan Technician at the City of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada in the Building and Planning Department where she examined and advised in the development of new residential, commercial, and high-rise structures. Her responsibilities included coordinating internal and consultant teams, and providing zoning analysis, bylaw, and building code review.
Heather currently sits on the board of directors (2023-2025) of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). She is a member of the SoCal Fire Prevention Officers (FPO) and has a diploma in Architectural and Building Technology (ABT) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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