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Monday, December 14th, 2020

ADA Compliant Kitchens – Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen Units

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

60″ wide ADA accessible Compact Kitchen Unit


ADA Approved, Wheelchair-accessible kitchens for Residential, Commercial, or Institutional application

Wheelchair accessible Kitchen Units are designed to conform with required Specifications and Regulations for Americans with Disabilities Act, New York Local 58/87 and ANSI A117.1 Specifications. Made in several sizes, color finishes and with just about any appliance combination, depending on the customer requirements. These wheelchair accessible, ADA compliant, Barrier-Free Kitchens are available with microwave oven, full size undercounter refrigerator/freezer, electric two burner cooktop, range hood sink, kitchen faucet and stainless steel countertop. Optional, matching wall cabinets for greater kitchen storage convenience also available.

Wheelchair accessible compact kitchen, such as the one pictured above, which is used by people with physical conditions. Above: 60″ ADA Compliant custom kitchen unit with custom finish laminate and available with optional drop-in cooktop. Wider units can also have built-in under counter refrigerator and/or ADA dishwasher or ADA cooking range. Available in various width sizes, wood cabinet finishes and countertops, see below for details.

ADA Compliant Compact Kitchens, which provide greater accessibility to people using wheelchairs, are custom made and available in various width sizes.

To Order: When placing an order, specify width size, color, gas or electric cooking and standard or recessed countertop requirements. Also see Available Options chart below.

FINISHES for all units: Standard finishes include white, almond or black. Other laminate finishes Nevamar or equal available upon special order. Click on photo at left to enlarge.

Orientation: Left photo can be manufactured and shipped as shown or with sink and refrigerator locations switched around. This model also available in 60, 63, 69, 72 and 96 Inch width Sizes. Other custom width sizes also available, call us toll free at 888-550-1198 for custom quotes and lead time, or Pricing: Click Here


96″ wide ADA Compliant Compact Kitchen


Includes a 20 gauge stainless steel countertop with drop-in double sink bowl, single lever faucet, sink strainers, open space beneath sinks for wheelchair access, base storage cabinets and 24” wide ADA compliant dishwasher

This ADA kitchen measures 96″ wide by 25″ deep by 34″ high and includes a 4 1/2″ backsplash Rough-in plumbing diagram of a 96 inch wide ADA accessible Compact Kitchen Unit

96″ wide ADA Compliant Compact Kitchen Unit

Product description:

Codes for Barrier-Free models:

Approved ADA accessible modular barrier-free Compact Kitchen

units shown on this page meet all Federal ADA requirements, New York City local

law 58/87 and ANSI A117.1-1986 specifications.

Finish: ADA compliant dishwasher is in white color with white melamine cabinetry. Price is $4633.

Matching Set Wall Cabinets available, optional.

Stainless Steel front ADA compliant dishwasher (black control panel) and Wilsonart Satin Stainless high pressure laminate, price is $5550.

Shipping is $265 to Eastern coast US destinations, $425 to all West coast destinations via common carrier and include lift gate freight delivery service.

96″ wide ADA Compact Kitchen shown above has inside dimensions for each sink bowl of 14” X 15-3/4” X 5-1/4” deep. This is an ADA compliant double bowl kitchen sink.

Order Selections and Other options: Please specify at time of order

– Customer may also opt for an ADA compliant Single bowl kitchen sink instead of a double bowl

– Other custom made width sizes are available

– You get to choose the orientation of the kitchen unit, example, sink on the right hand side instead of left hand side, etc.

ADA compliant Gas or Electric Range, Stove with Oven, available, optional

– Microwave with Hood

Matching Set Wall Cabinets are available, optional

– Modification for smaller units, Storage Cabinet replacing Dishwasher or Electric Oven

– Other appliances such as under counter refrigerator with freezer compartment, Gas or Electric Burners, Garbage Disposal Unit also available, optional

Note: Allow 4-6 weeks for the white melamine unit, other finishes may require 6-8 weeks to manufacture and ship.

Handbook of Construction Tolerances

Handbook of Construction Tolerances

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The comprehensive guide to construction tolerances, newly revised and updated

How much may a steel frame be out of plumb? What are the expected variations of a precast concrete panel? What is required to successfully detail finish materials on masonry?

Updating and expanding on its popular first edition, the Handbook of Construction Tolerances, Second Edition remains the only comprehensive reference to the thousands of industry standard tolerances for the manufacture, fabrication, and installation of construction materials and components– including all-important accumulated dimensional variations.

Covering new materials and techniques developed since the book was first published, the Second Edition of this easy-to-use reference features:

  • More than 100 drawings illustrating the tolerance concepts
  • New sections on measuring compliance with tolerance standards; right-of-way construction; autoclaved aerated concrete; tilt-up concrete panels; interior stone wall cladding; structural insulated panels; decorative architectural glass; laminated architectural flat glass and bent glass
  • New guidelines on how to incorporate tolerance requirements in drawings and specifications
  • New information on how to apply tolerance information during contract administration

With the Handbook, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, lawyers, and others involved in the construction industry will be armed with the information they need to design and detail more accurately, write better specifications, establish normal practice and standards of care, supervise construction, settle worksite disputes, and save time and money at every stage of building.

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ADA in Details

ADA in Details

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Integrate your designs with compliant access interpretations

ADA in Details provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the built environment can turn to this authoritative resource to understand accessibility compliance for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public buildings. Every detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to:

  • Get up to speed on accessibility standards and requirements
  • Differentiate the CBC from the ADA Standards with color contrasting text and graphics for immediate clarification
  • Keep a solutions guide at your fingertips for accessible routes, site features, architectural elements, restrooms, and more
  • Quickly find requirements for specialty areas of accessibility, including assembly areas, kitchens, storage spaces, hospitality and recreational facilities, as well as dwelling units

Integrate accessibility into any space with ADA in Details.

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Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

This book, written from the perspective of a lawyer with a disability (the author is hearing impaired), demonstrates that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not just a law, but a way of life. It also discusses preventive lawyering with regards to the ADA. Since the first edition was published, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided over a dozen cases on the ADA and there have also been many appellate decisions as well. In this second edition, the Supreme Court decisions not included in the first edition and some of the appellate opinions that have come down since then are analyzed to provide the reader with an understanding of the workings of the ADA as it exists today.

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Delta Handheld

Delta Handheld

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American Standard

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Applying the ADA

Applying the ADA

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

A guide to real-world applications of The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

Applying the ADA helps architects and developers understand better how the rules for eliminating barriers in the built environment apply to everyday life and how to best implement them in the design and construction of a broad variety of buildings and facilities.

By showing how The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design have been applied in various contexts and building types, this extensively illustrated guide helps readers quickly understand the requirements of the standards and how to apply them to both new construction and renovation. Written by an architect who consults regularly on accessibility issues for design professionals, building owners, and facility managers, this user-friendly guide features 100 photos and 150 drawings that take the guesswork out of applying the standards to real-world projects. Building types covered include:

  • Healthcare and senior living facilities and hospitals
  • College and university facilities
  • Elementary and high schools
  • Hotels and other transient lodging facilities
  • Amusement parks and play areas
  • Historic preservation and remodels
  • Retail and office spaces

Applying the ADA is an indispensable resource for architects, interior designers, owners, developers, and facility managers. It is also important reading for students of architecture and interior design.

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The ADA Companion Guide

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

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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