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Commercial building Disabled or ADA Access
Many older buildings have no ADA features and, while many newer ones have some special ADA components, they are often not in full compliance with both state and federal laws. Our Basic Report includes general information on restrooms, parking areas, and other areas designed to provide disabled access. A Detailed ADA Compliance Analysis typically also includes listing and measuring all ADA components, grab bars, ramps, pay phones, parking ramps, etc., to determine whether they are installed according to the latest state and federal requirements.
Some states have adopted their own
accessibility, or ADA specifications, which may exceed national
requirements. For example, California State Building Standards Code Title 24
accessibility regulations have been adopted by the Division of the State
Architect (DSA) and, in California, the DSA is considered to be the most
reliable source for information for ADA and Title 24 regulations. These
regulations change periodically and vary in enforcement by jurisdiction.
National ADA standards are developed and adopted by the U. S. Architectural
and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB). The toll-free
telephone number for questions on ATBCB standards is 1-800-USA-ABLE
The cost to make ADA-related improvements may be partially offset by tax incentives and we recommend a qualified tax expert or accountant be consulted. The typical accessibility items can be prioritized as follows: accessible entrance, restrooms, telephones, drinking fountains, additional elements, parking, storage, etc.
We recommend potential ADA upgrade requirements and related costs be determined, especially if significant modifications to the building are anticipated.