Accessible Architecture: Designing for Success, Part 1

Don't let ADA compliance issues set you back and cost you money! Discover how to avoid common mistakes and design for ADA compliance to the letter of the law.

Description: 

To get your projects right the first time, design and accessibility should go hand-in-hand. In this 3 part course, you'll learn the best practices for accessibility covering emerging trends, everyday mistakes made by contractors and architects and the best way to prepare drawings to get it right the first time. Don't let ADA compliance issues set you back and cost you money! Find out what it takes to avoid common mistakes and design for ADA compliance to the letter of the law.

In Part 1, review the history, mandates, and legal obligations of the ADA. The definitions and complications of implementation in various types of buildings are highlighted through case study examples and discussion. The course illustrates a comparison of standards and codes and the architect’s responsibility through contracts and documents, drawings and details, existing and new construction.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the emerging trends and new ideas in accessibility so they will be better prepared to adapt to changes and trends.
  • Uncover hidden items in the ADA, enabling them to catch ADA compliance issues that often go unnoticed.
  • Identify common errors made by contractors and architects, preparing them for ADA compliance issues during the building process and empowering them to anticipate these errors before they become an issue.
  • Learn how to prepare drawings for contractor success, saving the client time and money, ensuring that their accessibility projects are completed correctly the first time.
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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.00 LU
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Bradley Gaskins

    AIA

    Partner and COO, The McIntosh Group

    Brad has 25+ years of experience in architecture. He is a principal at The McIntosh Group, a...

Course details

Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz