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We consult with Architects, Building Owners, Developers, Property Managers, Attorneys and Tenants, for accessibility issues with both the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADAS) and the California Building Codes (CBC).

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We provide professional seminars and customized presentations intended to help your team, company, or professional organization get educated about important accessibility subjects that affect your business.

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Book: ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

ADA in Details provides visual interpretations of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design in a user-friendly format packed with practical design details.

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Multi-Family Reference Matrices

Don’t miss these new multi-family dwelling unit comparative guides of codes and federal regulations for kitchen and bathroom design.

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NEWAccessibility eBook Series

Curated collection of articles exploring accessibility for restaurants & bars, hotels & transients lodging, and restrooms.

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Manufactured Tubs & Showers with Integral Surrounding Walls – What Do You Need to Know About Their Grab Bars?

November 11, 2021

An item that has come up a number of times is tubs and showers that come with integral manufactured surrounding walls that do not necessarily meet the ADA requirements for grab bars even though the manufacturer states they do. It is important that grab bar blocking and its attachments be engineered to meet the vertical and horizontal force of 250 lbs. This is an important element that should not be left to rule of thumb and should be carefully engineered and tested to meet the exact regulation and code requirements.

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