ADA/FHA Surveys & Reports

Ohio University ADA Transition Plan

LCM is developing an ADA Transition Plan with Ohio University.  By working together, the plan improves the accessibility of the University’s main campus. These efforts are in compliance with accessibility requirements of Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. ADA Transition Plan work includes: Conduct surveys of buildings and exterior …

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Differences between ADA & FHA

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act are both federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities but they have different accessible design and construction requirements.   Although the ADA and FHA overlap in limited circumstances, FHA regulations primarily apply to multifamily residential projects and ADA regulations primarily apply …

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Teresita Pineda Joins LCM

Teresita joins LCM’s FHA consulting group as an Accessibility Reviewer with a multi-faceted building  perspective.   With a degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, she launched her career with a residential development, design, and construction firm. While she was involved in all aspects of a project, she developed a particular interest in the application …

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ADA Hospitality

Property Types Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa Extended Stay Limited Service Time Share Microhotel Cruiseline Fleet With deep knowledge of ADA accessibility standards and architectural backgrounds LCM team members assist the hospitality industry identify noncompliant accessibility elements. We find appropriate solutions for establishing a strategy and schedule to address accessibility compliance in guest rooms, common …

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Chicago Public Schools

Construction Type New, Renovation  LCM has contributed significantly to making Chicago Public Schools facilities and programs more accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. From accessibility consultant in the first phase of a major Capital Improvement Program, we continued as ADA Program Managing Architect, ADA Design Manager for multiple Managing Architect teams, and Accessibility …

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Chicago Transit Authority

LCM addressed stations on the Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red-Blue, and Red Lines undergoing major alterations. We reviewed construction plans for accessibility compliance, conducted field surveys, and provided reports with compliance deficiencies and remediation recommendations. We also addressed noncompliant products/materials, consulted on the CTA graphics package, and developed technical reference materials for CTA design staff. …

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Chicago Housing Authority

The Chicago Housing Authority and its project partners consistently rely on LCM to ensure compliance with UFAS, FHA, ADA, ADAAG, and the Chicago Building Code for multifamily properties. As part of a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with HUD, CHA retained LCM as a third party certifier to verify compliance with applicable accessibility regulations and code requirements …

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