Applying the ADA on Existing and Altered Buildings

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Learn the ins and outs of ADA when remodeling existing buildings.

Description

Accessibility is fundamental in today’s architecture practice. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies not only to new construction, but also when remodeling existing facilities—and the guidelines and exceptions can be confusing.

In this case-study course, we’ll present real-life examples of applying the ADA during renovations. Topics to be covered include:

  • The challenges of knowing how and when to apply the ADA to ensure accessibility compliance
  • The difference between an alteration and an alteration of an area containing a primary function
  • What happens if an existing building is not being altered, and what exceptions apply when an alteration occurs

Learning objectives

  • Learn the history of ADA and how it came about
  • Learn how to apply the standards on existing buildings
  • Lean how to apply the standards in altered buildings as well as altered areas that may contain a primary function
  • Understand any exceptions on when the ADA is applied and when it is not required

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Applying the ADA in Existing and Altered Buildings

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

This seminar will focus on existing buildings and how they should comply, alterations and the five elements required to be upgraded to meet the Standards once an area containing a primary function is altered.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn the history of the way the ADA changed and why the changes were made
  2. Learn how to apply the standards on existing buildings
  3. Lean how to apply the standards in altered buildings
  4. Understand any exceptions

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How Accessible is Your Work Place?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

A work place is a complicated space when it comes to understanding the requirements for accessibility. Some spaces are exempted while some require full access. This seminar give an overview of what requirements exist in the ADA about work areas and when the ADA Standards apply.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss Title I and Title III in the ADA and how they impact accessibility requirements in the workplace
  2. Identify the differences between work areas and employee areas in terms of accessibility
  3. List various ADA standards for work spaces in terms of accessible routes, clearances, work surfaces, toilet rooms, and more
  4. Discuss how to incorporate accessible design into a project for different disabilities such as hearing impaired versus seeing impaired and so on

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The ADA and Residential Facilities

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

In the 2010 ADA/ABA Standards for Accessible Design, the U.S. Access Board added requirements for residential facilities. These requirements are not for multi-family housing projects or for single family housing, but housing required to be accessible by the ADA and ABA. This course will explain the difference between the ADA and FHA requirements and teach about the technical requirements for each Standard. And will make it more clear how the ADA and the other accessibility standards make residential facilities more accessible

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn how the history of the residential standards in the ADA came about
  2. Understand the difference between ADA Residential requirements and Fair Housing Act
  3. Understand the scoping of the ADA Residential Standards
  4. Understand the technical requirements for the ADA Residential Standards

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Understanding the 2010 Accessibility Standards

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

This session will offer a graphic side-by-side comparison of the technical standards from the 1991 and the 2010 versions of the ADAAG. It will explain the timeline of the new guidelines, detailing they take effect and when they will become mandatory. The class will also cover new sections and new elements with which compliance will be required. Focus will also be given on how this affects Texas and the Texas Accessibility Standards.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn the history of the way the ADA changed and why the changes were made
  2. Understand the revised scoping of the ADA that affects the elements and facilities
  3. Understand the new technical standards and how they have changed from the original ADA
  4. Understand how these changes will affect existing facilities and how best to prepare for the transition

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