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

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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Symmons

Friday, April 10th, 2020
Delta Handheld

Delta Handheld

Friday, April 10th, 2020

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

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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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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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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