Jon W. Adams, Director of Architectural & Heritage Services ::::
Case study: ADA Compliance
ADA standards state that, “Among other things, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures access to the built environment for people with disabilities. The ADA Standards establish design requirements for the construction and alteration of facilities subject to the law. These enforceable standards apply to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities.”
In this example, a pedestrian tripped at the location of an ADA ramp, and claimed that the ramp was improperly constructed, falling outside of ADA standards, and thus became a hazard. To properly document the area, DJS Associates utilized high-accuracy 3D laser scanners to capture high- resolution data, ensuring that all needed measurements were gathered in an expeditious manner. Using these measurements as a basis, DJS had the ability to accurately and clearly demonstrate the areas of the ramp, which fell outside of ADA standards, in addition to showing what a properly constructed ramp installation would look like to prevent a pedestrian tripping in this area.
Have a look at our video below:
Jon W. Adams is Director of Architectural & Heritage Services at DJS Associates and can be reached via email at experts@forensicDJS.com or via phone at 215-659-2010.