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Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Signage and What Makes It Accessible

Posted on June 23rd, 2019

DESCRIPTION One of the more important elements for navigating thru our built environment is signage, whether interior or exterior. It often appears to be an entirely different language separate from architecture and many times is relegated to a corner or an after-thought. But signage is something that affects all of us. With this in-depth look […]

Stepping Thru Vignette Series: Accessibility – A Photographic Look at Recurrent Non-Complying Elements

Posted on April 9th, 2018

A general overview of what elements in our environment whether at work, play, or home that can be included now for us to easily age in place later. Learn about different design considerations whether color, light, or accessibility parameters that can be addressed within our built environment to not only allow us to age in place but to also allow others to visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging.

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations & Access

Posted on September 13th, 2017

DESCRIPTION As Electric Vehicles become more prevalent, the question arises of what to do for Access and even whether or not they are required to be accessible. Although not specifically mentioned in the ADA Standards, the prevailing requirement in the implementing regulations requires a measure of access for all. So if an element is available […]

Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi-Family Residential Facilities

Posted on January 21st, 2015

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for signage in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to signage types, location, and various components. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic

Stepping Thru Hotels, Motels, Inns, & Restaurants and Access

Posted on August 11th, 2014

An overview of the various elements found in hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants along with their scoping and technical requirements for Access

Stepping Thru Vertical Heights

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for vertical height changes in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to curb transitions, pedestrian ramps, stairs, handrails, and elevators. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

Stepping Thru Parking, Passenger Loading, EVCS, & Their Connection to the Site

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for parking & passenger drop-offs in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to parking, access aisles, van parking, and related signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

Stepping Thru Interior Elements & Access

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of different elements generally found in the interior world once you step thru the door for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to Path of Travel, furniture, drinking fountains, controls, seating for restaurants and assembly areas, and signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic

Stepping Thru The Existing Building – Access Within & Without

Posted on August 9th, 2013

An overview of Accessibility considerations for existing buildings whether or not alterations or construction is planned. This includes a review of requirements per 2010 ADA Standards for Barrier Removal for Places of Public Accommodation (Commercial Facilities) as well as Program Accommodation for Public Entities (State & Local Government). We will also look at Alteration requirements for 2010 ADAS & CBC including disproportionality and Path of Travel. And we will have a brief overview of historic building requirements for Accessibility.

Stepping Thru Doors, Gates, & Signs, and What Makes Them Accessible

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for doors in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to doors, openings, gates, and related signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

Stepping Thru Toilet & Bathing Facilities – What Makes Them Accessible

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for restrooms in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to lavatories, toilet compartments, grab bars, restroom accessories, and related signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

Stepping Thru Signage & What Makes It Accessible

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for signage in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to signage types, location, and various components. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic

Stepping Thru Circulation Paths, Accessible Routes, & Path of Travel

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for accessible routes in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look at a broad view as one progresses from the street, thru the site, and to the buildings, touching on site amenities and their accessibility requirements. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.

Stepping Thru Vignette Series: Accessible Environments As We Age

Posted on August 9th, 2013

A general overview of what elements in our environment whether at work, play, or home that can be included now for us to easily age in place later. Learn about different design considerations whether color, light, or accessibility parameters that can be addressed within our built environment to not only allow us to age in place but to also allow others to visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging.

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Accessible Businesses – What Needs to be Done

Posted on August 9th, 2013

DESCRIPTION Have you heard people say that ‘they do not need to worry about Access’ – that they are ‘grandfathered in’? This is a common misconception. For older facilities, even if no construction is being done, there is an obligation to implement Barrier Removal that is Readily Achievable. No such thing as ‘grandfathering’! Newer facilities […]