ADA and the real world: work and dining surfaces and sales/service counters

July 2, 12-1 p.m. CT

Who needs this course: architects, engineers, owners, construction and facilities professionals.

Overview: ADA Standards are complex, understand the most compliant ways to utilize construction tolerances. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been enacted for nearly three decades, yet business owners, A/E/C professionals, and contractors still aren’t getting it right. This course will look at work and dining surfaces and sales/service counters. This presentation is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information on the American’s with Disabilities Act.

HSW Justification: Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) in architecture includes topics that relate to the structural integrity and soundness of a building or a building site. … Safety: Aspects of architecture intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death of occupants and users of buildings or sites. ADA compliance allows for equal access to all.

You’ll learn:

  • Understand specific barriers that may exist in facilities based on ADA standards.
  • Learn the measurements required for ADA for counters and seating.
  • Learn proper measurements for counters and what is required.
  • Learn how the different departments can contribute towards ADA compliance.

Brad Gaskins, AIA, CASp, is bringing accessibility into the spotlight nationally, making a direct impact on the quality of life for disabled individuals. Since attending his first ADA seminar in 1992, Brad has educated himself, as well as business owners, peers and allied professionals on the importance of accessible facilities. He has spoken at numerous events and conferences including NATSO, NACS, NFMT, ICC and the Commercial Construction & Renovation (CCR) Summit. His topics focus on ADA training and compliance, as well as what an organization should know to be strategic in achieving their compliance.

There is no charge for our QTalks, we are offering them as a service to our community.

You will earn AIA 1LU|HSW for completing this session.