The ultimate reference to the latest ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities
Architects, interior designers, engineers, facility managers, and related building professionals will find this to be a handy guide to the latest Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), as published by the U.S. Access Board in the Federal Registry in 2004 and subsequently updated. As this book went to press in 2010, the U.S. Justice Department was expected to soon adopt the latest ADAAG, as covered in this book.
These guidelines have been revamped to offer more cohesive architectural guidance that improves the accessible design of buildings for individuals with special needs. Learn what the essentials of these revised guidelines are with this handy reference—what has changed, what hasn’t, how to apply the guidelines, and what effect they will have on both the public and private sectors—with:
- An easy-to-use format that follows the same organization as the actual revised ADAAG, with the revised numbering system, updated scoping, and technical provisions
- A chapter focused on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), which is specific to those dealing with federal buildings and facilities funded by the federal government
- Special commentaries on crucial or hard-to-understand examples, with photographs that illustrate practical applications of the guidelines, written by an architect who is an accessibility expert that consults regularly with design professionals, building owners, and facility managers
The ADA Companion Guide combines the complete ADAAG and ABA guidelines with explanations, commentary, and illustrations, offering easy-to-follow guidance on how to eliminate unnecessary architectural barriers for persons with disabilities.
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Learn the ins and outs of ADA when remodeling existing buildings.
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
- 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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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.
- Discuss Title I and Title III in the ADA and how they impact accessibility requirements in the workplace
- Identify the differences between work areas and employee areas in terms of accessibility
- List various ADA standards for work spaces in terms of accessible routes, clearances, work surfaces, toilet rooms, and more
- 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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