Accessibility

Multifamily Projects – Closet Depth for Type B Units

by EVstudio AEP July 26, 2019

Multifamily projects such as apartments and condos typically fall under IBC Group R-2 and are required to have a specific number of Type A and Type B units per IBC 2012 1107.6.2.  Type A units have a higher level of accessibility than Type B units.  […]

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Ground Floor and the Type B Multistory Unit

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 23, 2018
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Years ago when we started this blog, I had no idea how often we’d hear from other architects that they had read something useful on it. A couple of weeks ago, I even received an email from a code reviewer that I know. While I […]

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Denver Townhomes and Accessibility Points: Part 1 of a Series

by EVstudio AEP December 29, 2017
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When individuals, and developers alike, contemplate taking on the construction of a new project, there are many aspects that must be considered. While most know the basic that need to be covered (who will the team consist of, what type of budget is allowable, who […]

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Revit Tip – Include ADA Clearance Lines in Families

by EVstudio AEP December 7, 2017
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ADA clearances are an important consideration for architects and can be required for many different elements.  Some Revit users will draw detail lines for the clearances which are separate from the family.  Inevitably, the family gets moved and the details lines are not moved with […]

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Pucks For Possibilities 2015 a Huge Success

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 12, 2015
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EVstudio has been supporting the HBA Foundation Pucks for Possibilities for a few years now, and this year’s event has been a tremendous success. The event includes a hockey game between HBA Contractors and HBA vendors at the Pepsi Center, then a cocktail hour at […]

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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE January 16, 2011

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design are now available online On Friday, July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the Department’s ADA regulations, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The official text was published in the Federal Register on […]

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ANSI 117.1 Accessibility Standard Voluntary or Enforceable

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 24, 2010

The ANSI A117.1 is a document that sets standards for accessibility in new construction and remodels. It was first published in 1961 and has gone through several rounds of updates but it is still a voluntary standard. What makes it enforceable is that it is […]

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ADA Accessible Doors – An In-Depth Look at the Building Code

by EVstudio AEP November 13, 2009

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifies the minimum criteria for Accessible Doors in New Construction Accessible Buildings. According to the standard, Accessible Doors must be located: At each accessible entrance to a building At each accessible space within the building Along all accessible routes […]

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