ADA & FHA ACCESSIBILITY

OUR PRACTICE

Our Accessibility Specialists are backed by an architect's understanding of the aesthetic and business implications when modifying a built environment. This knowledge equips us to recommend reasonable, cost-effective strategies that help our clients make informed decisions.

We are knowledgeable in
federal, state, and local accessibility guidelines.

LMC Architects- Coast Modern Apartments

Our staff is at the forefront of developing and revising ADA accessibility guidelines and standards. Appointed by U.S Presidents, LCM Partners Jack Catlin, FAIA, and Doug Anderson both served on the U.S. Access Board. They served on committees responsible for the revision of the ADA 1991 Accessibility Guidelines resulting in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards, including Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas; Guidelines for Public Rights of Way; and Guidelines for Passenger Vessels.

On the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 Accessibility Committee, Doug currently serves on the Accessiblity Committee and is the Chair of the Accessible Bathing Task Force.

KNOWLEDGE

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Fair Housing Act (FHA) & FHA Safe Harbors

International Building Code (IBC)

ICC ANSI A117.1

State and Local Codes

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)

SERVICES

Surveys

Our surveyors provide detailed assessments of existing properties for design and construction accessibility compliance with the FHA, the ADA, and other federal, state, and local building codes.

Compliance and Transition Plans

We guide and assist clients to meet the directive of Title II and Title III of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure equal access to programs and services for people with disabilities.

Legal Support

Our experts provide litigation support to defendant counsel and enforcement agencies for ADA and FHA complaints.

Plan Reviews

As a member of the design team, we provide accessibility peer plan reviews at various stages of design and construction documents to identify conditions that affect compliance. Deliverables include electronic mark-ups and a statement of compliance.

Construction Inspections

Our team reviews shop drawings, product submittals, and construction progress at various phases to identify conditions that affect accessibility compliance. 

Architectural Support

A one-stop solution to accessibility remediation by providing design services, construction documents, and construction administration to remove physical barriers.

Due Diligence

We work with owners, investors, and equity partners in real estate transactions to assess existing sites and buildings for FHA and ADA compliance and provide budget estimates for barrier removal.

Technical / Design Assistance

Our technical assistance and design guidance clarify gray issues in accessibility regulations for a single issue or an entire development.

Training

Trainings cover accessibility requirements and solutions related to all aspects of project development. Additionally, we provide training and develop surveying tools (videos, checklists, apps, etc.) for facilities professionals and managed services partners. 

WEBINARS | TRAININGS | CEU CREDITS

ADA Standards and Guidelines 
Increase your knowledge of the ADA. We provide training on all ADA topics and on all levels from basic to advanced. Trainings are available in-person, webcast, and online.

Fair Housing Accessibility (FHA)
We provide critical information, materials, and technical assistance to all relevant stakeholders about the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988.

BROCHURES

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