Are landings required at the top of parallel curb ramps?

I see that it is stated they are, at 406.7 in A117.1 & at 406.4 in the 2010 Standards , but both of those statements go on to mention flares, making me wonder if parallel ramps are different. The 2010 Standards do not show parallel ramps. A parallel ramp is shown in A117.1 Fig C406.7a, but no indication of the … READ MORE

On the designated ADA fueling position, does 30×46 flat surface need to start at the base of the dispenser? If not, how far out from the dispenser can it be?

— Neil F. ANSWER: Neil, The 30X48 floor/ground space location will be dependent on the reach ranges to the controls on the fuel dispenser. Based upon our experience with fuel dispensers and the reach ranges to controls, the clear/floor ground space should be within 10″ of the face of the controls. Thank you for your question! Let me know if you have … READ MORE

What is the height for mounting an aiphone at a building entry?

— Bryan K. ANSWER: Bryan, Controls for your aiphone would need to be no higher than 48″ and no lower than 15″ for a forward or side approach that is unobstructed. 308.2.1 Unobstructed. Where a forward reach is unobstructed, the high forward reach shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum and the low forward reach shall be 15 inches (380 mm) minimum … READ MORE