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Applying the ADA: Designing for The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design in Multiple Building Types

Book Description

A guide to real-world applications of The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

Applying the ADA helps architects and developers understand better how the rules for eliminating barriers in the built environment apply to everyday life and how to best implement them in the design and construction of a broad variety of buildings and facilities.

By showing how The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design have been applied in various contexts and building types, this extensively illustrated guide helps readers quickly understand the requirements of the standards and how to apply them to both new construction and renovation. Written by an architect who consults regularly on accessibility issues for design professionals, building owners, and facility managers, this user-friendly guide features 100 photos and 150 drawings that take the guesswork out of applying the standards to real-world projects. Building types covered include:

  • Healthcare and senior living facilities and hospitals

  • College and university facilities

  • Elementary and high schools

  • Hotels and other transient lodging facilities

  • Amusement parks and play areas

  • Historic preservation and remodels

  • Retail and office spaces

Applying the ADA is an indispensable resource for architects, interior designers, owners, developers, and facility managers. It is also important reading for students of architecture and interior design.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. HISTORY
    2. SUMMARY
  6. chapter 1: General Guidelines
    1. GENERAL GUIDELINES
    2. BUILDING BLOCKS
    3. ACCESSIBLE ROUTES
    4. GENERAL SITE
    5. ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES
    6. PLUMBING FIXTURES
    7. COMMUNICATION FEATURES
    8. SUMMARY
  7. Chapter 2: Retail and Mixed-Use Facilities
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SHOPPING MALLS
    3. STRIP SHOPPING CENTER
    4. LIFESTYLE CENTER
    5. SUMMARY
  8. Chapter 3: Primary Education
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS
    3. GENERAL APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN AREAS
    4. TOILET ROOMS AND ELEMENTS
    5. RAMPS AND STAIRS
    6. ASSEMBLY AREAS
    7. OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS
    8. TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
    9. SUMMARY
  9. Chapter 4: Secondary and PostSecondary Education
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. ACCESSIBLE SITES AND PARKING
    3. GENERAL ACCESSIBLE AREAS
    4. ASSEMBLY AREAS
    5. LIBRARIES
    6. PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES
    7. SWIMMING POOLS
    8. OTHER SPECTATOR SPORTS AREAS
    9. DINING FACILITIES
    10. ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS
    11. HOUSING AT A PLACE OF EDUCATION
    12. SUMMARY
  10. Chapter 5: Hospitality
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SUMMARY
  11. Chapter 6: Healthcare and Senior Living Communities
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. GENERAL GUIDELINES
    3. SUMMARY
  12. Chapter 7: Amusement Parks and Play Areas
    1. SITE ARRIVAL
    2. PLAY AREAS
    3. SUMMARY
  13. Chapter 8: Historic Preservation and Remodels
    1. ALTERATIONS
    2. ENTRANCES
    3. ACCESSIBLE ROUTE
    4. PATH OF TRAVEL ELEMENTS
    5. TENANT FINISH-OUTS
    6. ALTERATIONS OF MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES' PATIENT ROOMS
    7. ALTERATIONS OF TRANSIENT LODGING SLEEPING ROOMS
    8. ALTERATIONS OF HOLDING CELLS
    9. ALTERATIONS OF RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS
    10. ALTERATIONS OF RESTAURANTS
    11. ALTERATIONS OF DRESSING ROOMS AND LOCKERS ROOMS
    12. DISPROPORTIONALITY: THE 20% RULE
    13. SERIES OF SMALLER ALTERATIONS
    14. SAFE HARBOR
    15. HISTORIC FACILITIES
    16. SUMMARY
  14. Chapter 9: Residential Projects
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SUMMARY
  15. Chapter 10: Universal Design beyond the ADA
    1. PRINCIPLE ONE: EQUITABLE USE
    2. PRINCIPLE TWO: FLEXIBILITY IN USE
    3. PRINCIPLE THREE: SIMPLE AND INTUITIVE USE
    4. PRINCIPLE FOUR: PERCEPTIBLE INFORMATION
    5. PRINCIPLE FIVE: TOLERANCE FOR ERROR
    6. PRINCIPLE SIX: LOW PHYSICAL EFFORT
    7. PRINCIPLE SEVEN: SIZE AND SPACE FOR APPROACH AND USE
    8. SUMMARY
  16. Appendix A: Reference Tables
    1. CHAPTER 2 RETAIL AND MIXED-USE FACILITIES
    2. CHAPTER 3 PRIMARY EDUCATION
    3. CHAPTER 4 SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
    4. CHAPTER 5 HOSPITALITY
    5. CHAPTER 6 HEALTHCARE AND SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES
    6. CHAPTER 7 AMUSEMENT PARKS AND PLAY AREAS
    7. CHAPTER 8 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND REMODELS
    8. CHAPTER 9 RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
  17. Appendix B: Resources
  18. Index