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Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Kitchen Design for Access & Aging – Issues, Complications, & Solutions!

Posted on May 13th, 2021

An in-depth look at requirements for mobility kitchen design and considerations for Aging. This will include understand-ing cabinetry requirements, appliances, and fixtures as well as other design items

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Exceptions & Nuances in the ADA Standards & CBC

Posted on May 13th, 2021

DESCRIPTION Thru photographs, we will review areas of the ADA Standards and CBC that are small footnotes or exceptions in the reg-ulations. We will also review the specific regulation exceptions that are applicable that can have a large impact on a project whether it is new or existing construction. We will also have a quick […]

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Bathtubs, Showers, & Access

Posted on May 13th, 2021

An in-depth look at requirements for tubs, showers, and bathing for both scoping and technical requirements. This will also include grab bars, seats, and accessories along with the requirements for each

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Signage – When Do I Use What

Posted on May 13th, 2021

One of the more important elements of navigating thru the built environment is signage and when to use what and where. We will look at signs in a scoping sense to understand their purpose to Describe, to Identify, and to Direct.

Stepping Thru Circulation Paths, Accessible Routes, & Path of Travel

Posted on May 13th, 2021

Moving thru a facility has different requirements depending on new vs existing or public vs common space – we will review the differences between and requirements for Circulation Paths, Accessible Routes, and Path of Travel from the public way, thru the site, to the entry, thru the building, and to the exits

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Signage and What Makes It Accessible

Posted on June 23rd, 2019

DESCRIPTION One of the more important elements for navigating thru our built environment is signage, whether interior or exterior. It often appears to be an entirely different language separate from architecture and many times is relegated to a corner or an after-thought. But signage is something that affects all of us. With this in-depth look […]

Stepping Thru Vignette Series: Accessibility – A Photographic Look at Recurrent Non-Complying Elements

Posted on April 9th, 2018

A general overview of what elements in our environment whether at work, play, or home that can be included now for us to easily age in place later. Learn about different design considerations whether color, light, or accessibility parameters that can be addressed within our built environment to not only allow us to age in place but to also allow others to visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging.

Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations & Access

Posted on September 13th, 2017

DESCRIPTION As Electric Vehicles become more prevalent, the question arises of what to do for Access and even whether or not they are required to be accessible. Although not specifically mentioned in the ADA Standards, the prevailing requirement in the implementing regulations requires a measure of access for all. So if an element is available […]

Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi-Family Residential Facilities

Posted on January 21st, 2015

A review of the parameters of Accessibility for signage in new construction in & outside of California for public buildings, commercial buildings, and places of public accommodation. We will look in depth at issues related to signage types, location, and various components. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes/laws will be reviewed so you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic

Stepping Thru Hotels, Motels, Inns, & Restaurants and Access

Posted on August 11th, 2014

An overview of the various elements found in hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants along with their scoping and technical requirements for Access