Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. ADA articles below.
The new Parent/Child restroom light from Heads Up Lock Co. offers the same features as existing models, but is geared specifically for viewing in two or more locations.
Ideal for tub-to-shower conversions in hospitality, healthcare, and institutional spaces, the drain offers high-style, superior function, and ease of installation.
Keep current with Americans with Disabilities Act developments to make better facilities decisions.
The April 2019 issue features an in-depth look at intelligent lighting's impact on your facility, plus HVAC, flexible furniture, pest control, safer schools, and more.
Following a statewide facility condition assessment, TxDOT worked again with the firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam to focus on two important safety issues.
For high-traffic, low headroom facility access points, this rolling door product reduces the amount of headroom required for grilles.
Here are several keys to achieving ADA compliance in commercial buildings.
The Berges Family Girl Scouts Program Center is a high-usage, energetic, and collaborative learning environment.
The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.
Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the updated Hill College House in Philadephia welcomes students for the 2017-18 academic year.
This fully enclosed vertical wheelchair lift can be installed in facilities to reach heights up to 14 feet.
Some cities and states have adopted a different symbol that was created to be more dynamic and suggestive of movement than the ISA.
A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.
The three models from Oval Fire are ADA compliant, and do not protrude more than 4"four from a surface when properly mounted.
Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.
Four new fixtures from ILEX balance thoughtful, modern design with the convenience of LEDs.
The AeraMax Professional II is a slim model commercial-grade air purifier designed for smaller spaces such as offices, restrooms, urgent care facilities, and exam rooms.
With overlap with requirements for ADA compliance, universal design is a focus on making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
It's time for an ADA compliance check as the law's 25th anniversary arrives.
LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November 10.
Whoever said some things only get better with age probably was not a facility manager.
New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis, MO suburb.
Designed for healthcare facilities, the modular signage communicates critical information to staff and visitors. Facility managers choose from a collection of standard color-coded medical alert messages or customized sliders in any color, symbol, or configuration.
The company's line of fabricated galvanized and stainless steel grating is expanded with 12 new C class products.
Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in 1991?
Healthcare job growth is rising steadily, with the sector expected to increase by 5.6 million jobs within the next eight years, creating many available positions for disabled candidates.
Safe egress for building occupants is paramount, and existing and just released standards help guide the way. Accessibility isn't just the law; it's very, very good business!
The Virtuoso Model 5460F is a permanent installed lift that can help meet building code requirements.
These elevators do not require a separate equipment room and occupy less space than other types of elevators.
Guest Columnist Teresa L. Jakubowski explains how new standards of Titles II and III of the ADA can be decoded.
The recipient, an nine-year employee of Oswego Industries, received the award from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID).
The world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities came into law on July 26, 1990 and will be recognized on U.S. World Standards Day with the theme “Standards for Accessibility.”
Western Michigan University (WMU) has set up a detailed map online that identifies the best routes for mobility and access to every building on its main campus.
Parking, facility entrances, and interior pathways are several areas to consider.
Most municipalities have implemented features required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but many of these features fall short of ADA compliance.
From plumbing to public computers, there are more ways than ever for facilities to provide accessibility.
The aging process and hidden disabilities challenge facility professionals on the quest for comfort.