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The ADA Standards for Accessible Design establishes the minimum number of accessible parking spaces. The International Building Code requirements are very similar. They do this by looking at the amount of parking provided for a building and establishing the required total. With the ADA the spaces do not have to be organized proportionally within lots [...]
We’ve begun to see the 2010 ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) Standards brought up on new construction projects. Like many codes the date in the title is not necessarily the date where it begins to apply. Given that commercial projects tend to takes month and sometimes years to construct, the long lead times help. For [...]
There are many situations were it may become necessary to attach a timber ledger to a concrete wall. It is desirable in many new homes to lower the elevation of the finished floor to make a home more wheel chair accessible. An example of the differences between the finished floor elevations that can be achieved [...]
Building codes and guidelines are always full of exceptions and variations on a theme and the Americans with Disabilities Act is no different. The ADA was first created in 1990. It is designed to protect against discrimination based on disability. The act has five titles or sections. Architects deal primarily with Title III – Public [...]
The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design are now available online On Friday, July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the Department’s ADA regulations, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The official text was published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. The revised regulations amend the Department’s Title [...]
A close look at ADA and ANSI reveals valuable flexibility in the code for catering to the needs of children. With a new project on the boards that includes a children’s daycare and play area I pulled out my copy of the ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guide) and ANSI 117.1-2003 (as called by the IBC (International Building Code)) and searched for adjustments in the code that take into consideration the specific needs of children.
Upcoming changes in ADA accessibility laws have been long in the making but will have far reaching effects.
The Americans With Disabilities Act calls out two different options for providing space for wheelchairs to turn around. The first and most common is the 60″ diameter turning circle. This is what code reviewers are generally looking for and should be evidenced in all rooms that are required to be accessible. In my experience you [...]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifies the minimum criteria for Accessible Doors in New Construction Accessible Buildings. According to the standard, Accessible Doors must be located: At each accessible entrance to a building At each accessible space within the building Along all accessible routes within the building At all Egress points The standards state [...]
EV Studio has been selected to work with HistoriCorps, a new public-private partnership organization formed earlier this year. Elicia Ratajczyk of the Evergreen office met yesterday with HistoriCorps director, Jonas Landes and performed a Site Survey of the historic Kortright Cabin near the ghost-town of Bonanza, Colorado. The cabin originally belonged to Doctor and Assayer [...]