Ensure your location stays open and accessible
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives specific guidelines for how public buildings must be designed and constructed to be accessible for people with disabilities. This requires knowledge of these regulations for all new construction and building alterations. Luckily, we stay updated on ADA compliance, so you don’t have to worry about it.
What to expect for ADA compliance
Know when ADA applies
ADA was passed in 1990 and applies to all new construction or renovations that might affect the usability for a building.
Make a long-term plan
If your facility was built prior to 1992, it may not be in compliance. While this is optional for businesses, it can be a good idea to work on updating over time to make it more accessible to people with disabilities.
Understand why ADA is important
Complying with these guidelines is more than just following a set of instructions. It makes your brand more inviting to people with disabilities.
Work with an expert
Applying the details of ADA to your building can be challenging. It’s best to partner with a construction company that has direct experience with ADA.
Types of businesses ADA applies to
ADA tries to make the guidelines reasonable to follow for businesses, and it’s not a direct requirement for every business. Here are a few places where ADA primarily applies.
- State and local government facilities
- Transportation centers
- Apartment buildings, hotels, and other housing facilities
- Public areas like museums and parks
- Restaurants and other service establishments
- Office buildings
Our commitment to supplier diversity
Division 9 Commercial Construction proactively includes construction services and products from diverse businesses and subcontractors. This allows us to serve your project better while also supporting diversity-owned organizations, such as:
- Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprises (M/WBEs)
- Veteran and Serviced Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (V/SDVBEs)
- Small Business Enterprises (SBEs)
- Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SDBE’s)
- Disability Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE)
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/ or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs)
Learn more about ADA compliance
There are far more nuances and information about ADA and how your business locations can stay up to code. Read our blog posts to learn more ADA and other commercial construction topics.