Thursday, December 20, 2012

10 Things to Keep in Mind with ADA Compliance

BOMA San Francisco Members:

BOMA’s ADA Guidebook is the most up–to–date and comprehensive analysis of the 2010 ADA regulations, unmatched by anything else in the marketplace, giving you the lowdown on what you need to know and how you should prepare.

Here are just 10 areas of construction/renovation that are affected by the 2010 ADA regulations:
  • Front and Side Reach Ranges 
    • New limits on counter heights and placement of elements such as faucets, towel and soap dispensers, water fountains, shelves, coat hooks, etc. 
  • Employee Work Spaces 
    • Increased accessible common use circulation paths 
  • Restrooms 
    • Increased turning spaces and clearances for wheelchair access 
  • Wheelchairs 
    • Wheelchairs must be permitted in all areas open to pedestrian use 
    • Increased wheelchair turning spaces and clearances – work spaces and restrooms 
  • Power-Drive Mobility Devices 
    • Devices like Segway®PT must be permitted in most cases 
  • Accessible Routes 
    • Must be located in same areas as exterior and interior general circulation paths 
  • Parking Garages 
    • All pedestrian direct connections to another facility must be accessible 
    • Additional van accessible spaces required 
  • Communication Services 
    • Video remote interpreting (VRI) and other auxiliary aids may be used to provide effective communication 
  • Service Animals 
    • Expanded coverage for individuals using dogs for specific tasks 
  • Fitness Centers, Exercise Rooms, Spas, Saunas and Swimming Pools 
    • Accessible routes, clear floor space for wheelchair equipment and facility access, and accessible pool entries/exits now required 
The ADA compliance deadline is here. Learn more about how the 2010 regulations affect your building with the Guide to the 2010 ADA Standards, brought to you by BOMA International, the folks who "wrote the book" on ADA compliance 20 years ago.

Need Help Understanding the 2010 ADA Regulations?

BOMA’s webinar, Understanding the 2010 ADA Building Codes and Standards, is now available 24/7 on–demand. Visit the BOMA Knowledge Portal for access to the ADA webinar as well as BOMA’s full menu of on–demand educational offerings.

10 Things to Keep in Mind with ADA Compliance

Have you scheduled alterations, renovations, tenant improvements or new construction in your building in the coming months? Did you know that your plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations – the first major update to the ADA since the regulation were first published in 1991? 

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