Accessibility for Children

by EVstudio AEP July 18, 2010

A close look at ADA and ANSI reveals valuable flexibility in the code for catering to the needs of children. With a new project on the boards that includes a children’s daycare and play area I pulled out my copy of the ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guide) and ANSI 117.1-2003 (as called by the IBC (International Building Code)) and searched for adjustments in the code that take into consideration the specific needs of children.

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Educational Occupancy Group as Defined in the International Building Code

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 22, 2009

One of the first steps in any building project is evaluation of the appropriate occupancy group. This drives building size, building height, construction type, exiting and fire separations. Educational Group E is the occupancy for buildings used by six or more people through 12th grade. […]

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Fisher Early Learning Center Update

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP October 6, 2008

The work that we designed at Fisher Early Learning Center is wrapping up and I took a few pictures. Fisher ELC is the child care center at the University of Denver. We were hired by the University to design several remodel elements including new kitchens, […]

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