ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design by Janis Kent
Visual ADA interpretation for streamlined application
ADA in Details provides visual interpretations of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design in a user-friendly format packed with practical design details. Featuring the ADA Standards and Californian Building Code side-by-side, this book distills complex regulations down to its useful scoping and technical requirements to help architects and others dealing with the built environment to create projects that comply. Emphasizing public buildings, places of public accommodations, and commercial facilities, each chapter is organized by specific elements to address related concerns surrounding routes, site requirements, vertical access, and more. Each standard is clearly shown and explained for clarity, and different portions of the regulations and code are synthesized into graphical representations of usable details that help architects and other design professionals to easily integrate accessible elements from the start of any project.
The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design have been mandatory since 2012, with compliance required for all new construction and as well as alterations and existing buildings. This book provides an all-in-one reference, merging interpretation of the regulations with practical design to bring accessibility to any space.
- Get up to date with the latest accessibility standards and requirements
- Reference graphical representation of usable, compliant details
- Explore options for accessible routes, site elements, architectural elements, restrooms, and more
- Delve into specialty areas including children’s requirements, storage, hospitality facilities, and leisure facilities
Reading the regulations is one thing, but actually understanding the real-world application is something entirely different. By interpreting the ADA Standards directly into visual details, this book helps streamline the process of ADA compliance and provides architects a rich resource from which to pull accessible elements for both new construction and existing buildings. For complete, user-friendly accessibility guidance presented logically and practically, ADA in Details is an ideal architectural companion.