Are you prepared for the big change occurring on March 15, 2012? I am talking about the implementation of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. If you aren’t aware of it or need a reminder, the U.S. Department of Justice has updated the 1991 ADA regulations. These updates, in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments, directly affect ALL businesses, local governments, and covered employers.
We at Schemmer have been attending seminars, preparing in house guidelines and even using the new standards in our current projects and have been doing so for the past year. There are many changes that directly affect the design and flow of new buildings and renovations of existing buildings.
I was able to find a web site that gives insight to the new regulations. Marcela Abadi Rhoad has kindly allowed me to direct you to her web site where you can read more about the ADA regulation updates in her newsletters and on her blog. CLICK HERE for more information.
Remember that at Schemmer, we are always striving to be on the leading edge when it comes to keeping current with the changing codes relating to the construction industry. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in regards to the upcoming required changes.