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Beyond Access: MCD Magazine on Healthcare Facilities and ADA Compliance


In the March/April edition of Medial Construction Design magazine, Janis Kent is quoted in an article titled Code Matters. The article covers navigating the road to resolve healthcare door accessibility and life safety threats.

According to the article: “Rules meant to protect people can sometimes have the opposite effect. Case in point: building code stipulations for door operation pressures designed to improve accessibility are actually creating a potentially life-threading hazard for patients, visitors and staff alike.”

The article explains the 2010 ADA standards change to entrances, doors and gates. Janis Kent, FAIA, wrote an opinion letter to the Los Angeles County of Public Works regarding regulation section 404.2.9 and was quoted in this article on her position.

Read the article here »