WE17 - ADA and Mass Access Regulations: Untangling the Confusion

Wednesday, November 28 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM « Back

Abstract Text:

Do you know that the ADA requires accessibility in employee only areas and the Mass access regs do not? Mass covers private residential and the ADA does not? In this workshop we cover critical areas where the regulations of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board and the ADA Standards differ: alterations, vertical access, toilet rooms, ramps, technical infeasibility, variances, to name a few. We will also discuss where the requirements conflict and present a few resolutions. Finally, since the ADA is a civil rights law, we will review accessibility requirements for older building not planning alterations.

Learning Objectives:

Determine how much accessibility is required when a building is undergoing alterations

Determine when an elevator is required in new construction

Conduct an access survey of existing facilities

Design buildings to comply with both the state and federal architectural accessibility requirements


AIA Credit Hours:
1.5 LU | HSW

Education Tracks: Code and Standards

Event Type: Workshops > Session