As a part of accessible design within dwelling units, the use of removable base cabinets is not a new concept. By taking advantage of this concept, design professionals and builders can incorporate additional accessibility at important elements within the kitchen and bathroom. The removable base cabinet is mainly a function of Type A units where a forward approach may be necessary under certain elements including lavatories in bathrooms, kitchen sinks and work surfaces.
When designing residential dwelling units in New York City, designers must remember that two sets of accessibility requirements are often applicable. The New York City 2008 Building Code and the Federal Fair Housing Act both provide design and construction requirements for the new construction of dwelling units. While two sets [...]
On March 15th 2012 the Department of Justice with begin requiring compliance with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design in all new and altered Title II and Title III entities.Â Generally speaking, most designers welcome the new standards since they have been harmonized with the International Building Code (IBC) [...]
Under the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design newly designed or newly constructed and altered swimming pools, wading pools, aquatic recreation facilities and spas have enforceable accessibility requirements effective March 15, 2012 which include a requirement to provide at least one accessible route into these types of elements. […]
March 15, 2012 is not only the date the 2010 ADA Standards for new construction and alterations go into effect, it is also the date that new obligations on owners and operators of hotels, motels and other places of lodging such as timeshares and vacation communities concerning reservation policies and [...]
With the compliance date for the new 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design taking effect on March 15, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken strides to ensure that the accessibility needs of people with disabilities are met at medical care facilities. When using the 1991 ADA Standards (ADAAG), [...]