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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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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Friday, June 21st, 2019

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