Do you know that the ADA requires accessibility in employee only areas and the Mass access regs do not? Mass covers private residential and the ADA does not? In this workshop we cover critical areas where the regulations of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board and the ADA Standards differ: alterations, vertical access, toilet rooms, ramps, technical infeasibility, variances, to name a few. We will also discuss where the requirements conflict and present a few resolutions. Finally, since the ADA is a civil rights law, we will review accessibility requirements for older building not planning alterations.
Determine how much accessibility is required when a building is undergoing alterations
Determine when an elevator is required in new construction
Conduct an access survey of existing facilities
Design buildings to comply with both the state and federal architectural accessibility requirements
- AIA Credit Hours:
- 1.5 LU | HSW