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Engineering and Design Considerations for the Americans with Disabilities Act. And the Nexus to Ohio Building Code. 2010 Revisions to the ADA. 2010 Revised ADA. Title II State and Local Government Services Title III Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities. Important Dates.

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Engineering and design considerations for the americans with disabilities act

Engineering and Design Considerations for the Americans with Disabilities Act

And the

Nexus to Ohio Building Code


2010 revisions to the ada
2010 Revisions to the ADA Disabilities Act


2010 revised ada
2010 Revised ADA Disabilities Act

  • Title II

    • State and Local Government

      Services

  • Title III

    • Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities


Important dates
Important Dates Disabilities Act

  • Revisions Published- September 15, 2010

  • General Effective Date- March 15, 2011

    • As of this date, policies must be compliant with new requirements


As of march 15 2012
As of March 15, 2012…. Disabilities Act

  • Public entities must comply with the 2010 Standards to achieve program access and for all new construction and alterations


Also…. Disabilities Act

  • Must consider supplemental requirements such as swimming pools, play areas, and fishing piers

  • No Safe Harbor


Existing facilities
Existing Facilities Disabilities Act

If in compliance with 1991 Standards or UFAS and not being altered, not required to make changes

Does not apply to elements in existing facilities that were not subject to specific requirements in the 1991 Standards


Noncomplying facilities
Noncomplying Facilities Disabilities Act

After March 15, 2012, Title III covered entities must bring noncomplying facilities into compliance with the 2010 Standards

NOTE:

Requirements for

existing pools and

spas was extended

until January 31,

2013.


Communication auxiliary aids and services
Communication, Auxiliary Aids, and Services Disabilities Act

  • General Rule: Title II

    “A public entity shall take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with applicants, participants, members of the public, and companions with disabilities are as effective as communications with others”


Resources
Resources Disabilities Act

For Regulations, appendices, standards-

DOJ’s ADA Website - www.ada.gov

For answers to specific questions-

ADA Information Line

800-514-0301 (voice)

800-514-0383 (TTY)

U.S. Access Board web site:

www.access-board.gov


OHIO BUILDING CODE NEXUS Disabilities Act

IS

Ohio Building Code Accessible Design Requirements


Ohio first adopted accessibility requirements in 1993 to coordinate with FHAA and ADA

OHIO BUILDING DEPARMENTS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAWS!

OBC rules have mirrored the federal requirements and OBC requirements are enforced by building departments


Obc changes in 2012
OBC Changes in 2012 coordinate with FHAA and ADA

  • Ohio, in conjunction with ICC and Federal Govt. Representatives, developed revisions to accessibility requirements to streamline compliance.

  • Series of modifications in Chapter 11

  • ANSI Standard now in line with new ADAAG requirements


As of march 15 20121
As of March 15, 2012…. coordinate with FHAA and ADA

  • The accessibility provisions in the OBC coordinate with new Federal accessibility rules and the 2010 ADA Standards

  • Buildings and facilities must be designed in accordance with (2012) OBC Chapter 11 and the ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009 version


No more confusion
No more confusion coordinate with FHAA and ADA

Now refer to OBC Chapter 11 and ICC/ANSI A117.1 for all accessibility provisions.

OBC Chapter 35 for existing building has also been revised. No longer references ADAAG- only ICC/ANSI A117.1 for accessibility requirements.


More revisions to come
More Revisions to Come coordinate with FHAA and ADA

  • The Board of Building Standards is currently making more accessibility revisions

  • Newly revised OBC should be available on web after January 1, 2013

  • http://www.com.ohio.gov/


Resources1
Resources coordinate with FHAA and ADA

Ohio Building Code- Chapter 11

  • What

  • Where

  • How many


Ohio coordinate with FHAA and ADABuilding Code – Section 3411

Accessibility Requirements for Existing Buildings


ICC/ANSI A117.1 coordinate with FHAA and ADA

Technical Requirements


For more information on obc contact
For more information on OBC, contact … coordinate with FHAA and ADA

Ohio Board of Building Standards at:

Ohio Department of Commerce

Ohio Board of Building Standards

6606 Tussing Road, P.O. Box 4009

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-9009

614/644-2613 Phone 614/222-2198 Fax

http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/BBS.aspx


Questions
QUESTIONS??? coordinate with FHAA and ADA


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