Accessible Housing

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Diagonal curb ramps are not the best options

I have received multiple requests to discuss the pros and cons of installing... More

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Access Board Webinar: Accessible Assembly Areas (June 5)

The next webinar in the Access Board's free monthly series will take place June 5 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will review requirements for assembly areas in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, including provisions for wheelchair spaces, companion seats, and designated aisle seats. More

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Asphalt vs. concrete in trails and sidewalks

Question: I am in the process of installing a wide sidewalk at our county nursing home. I would like something that’s durable and gives the best ride to the residents. More

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Service dogs need access too!

For the past 12 years I have traveled from one end of this country to the other... More

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U.S. Access Board: Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing

The U.S. Access Board has issued guidelines that address access to temporary housing provided by the government in emergencies and natural disasters. More

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Limestone sand/aggregate may not be your best paving choice

In my area we call it limestone aggregate, and I’m sure it has other titles in other areas. No matter what you call it, it is addressed by Surfaces 302.1 General in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which states that floor and ground surfaces shall be stable, firm, and slip-resistant. More

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

I personally spoke with the writer of this question since our paths have crossed before at a disability expo. I found out that the property owner and business owner lost the suit because ADA requirements state that if all entrances are not accessible then the accessible entrance must be identified with the wheelchair logo. It was not. More

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Mobile Apps (& iPads)

Over the summer, Jim McLaughlin, operations manager for the City of Eugene (Ore.) Public Works Department, showed me several mobile applications he has integrated into his operations to assist with inspections and management of assets. All of their applications have been developed in-house by an IT project team managed within the public works department. And all of the applications are "IOS" set to run on an iPad. More

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Prospect School in N.Y. Opens After Major Historic Renovation

BBS Architects, Landscape Architects & Engineers has completed an $18.1-million historic renovation and expansion of the 60,500-square-foot Prospect School in Hempstead, N.Y. More

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Rings of Life

The concrete industry needs a few more friends in the aqua-agricultural business like Tyler Ortego, who has created a proprietary mix design for a special concrete element. More

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