ADA Compliance Ramp

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ADA Compliance Concrete Ramp in progress by Prestige Construction Company in Gardena. Slope is 8.33% max and less that 2% at each landing. Handrail is at 34″ from the ramp and width clearance is 48″.

ADA Contractor

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ADA Compliant Curb ramp done by Prestige Construction Company:

406 Curb Ramps

406.1 General. Curb ramps on accessible routes shall comply with 406, 405.2 through 405.5, and 405.10.

406.2 Counter Slope. Counter slopes of adjoining gutters and road surfaces immediately adjacent to the curb ramp shall not be steeper than 1:20. The adjacent surfaces at transitions at curb ramps to walks, gutters, and streets shall be at the same level.

In cross section, a curb ramp with a maximum slope of 1:12 adjoins a surface at the bottom that has a maximum counter slope of 1:20.
Figure 406.2 Counter Slope of Surfaces Adjacent to Curb Ramps

406.3 Sides of Curb Ramps. Where provided, curb ramp flares shall not be steeper than 1:10.

A curb ramp with triangular flared sides is shown.  The flared sides have a maximum 1:10 slope, measured at the curb face.

Figure 406.3 Sides of Curb Ramps

406.4 Landings. Landings shall be provided at the tops of curb ramps. The landing clear length shall be 36 inches (915 mm) minimum. The landing clear width shall be at least as wide as the curb ramp, excluding flared sides, leading to the landing.

EXCEPTION: In alterations, where there is no landing at the top of curb ramps, curb ramp flares shall be provided and shall not be steeper than 1:12.

A plan view of a curb ramp shows the required top landing which has a length of 36 inches (915 mm) minimum in the direction of the ramp run and is at least as wide as the ramp.

Figure 406.4 Landings at the Top of Curb Ramps

406.5 Location. Curb ramps and the flared sides of curb ramps shall be located so that they do not project into vehicular traffic lanes, parking spaces, or parking access aisles. Curb ramps at marked crossings shall be wholly contained within the markings, excluding any flared sides.

406.6 Diagonal Curb Ramps. Diagonal or corner type curb ramps with returned curbs or other well-defined edges shall have the edges parallel to the direction of pedestrian flow. The bottom of diagonal curb ramps shall have a clear space 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum outside active traffic lanes of the roadway. Diagonal curb ramps provided at marked crossings shall provide the 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum clear space within the markings. Diagonal curb ramps with flared sides shall have a segment of curb 24 inches (610 mm) long minimum located on each side of the curb ramp and within the marked crossing.

A plan view of a diagonal curb ramp is shown at a marked crossing.  A space 48 inches (220 mm) minimum, measured in the direction of the ramp run, is provided at the bottom of the ramp outside active traffic lanes and within the boundary of the marked pedestrian crossing.  Sections of curb 24 inches (610 mm) minimum in length are shown beyond the flared sides and within the marked crossing.

Figure 406.6 Diagonal or Corner Type Curb Ramps

406.7 Islands. Raised islands in crossings shall be cut through level with the street or have curb ramps at both sides. Each curb ramp shall have a level area 48 inches (1220 mm) long minimum by 36 inches (915 mm) wide minimum at the top of the curb ramp in the part of the island intersected by the crossings. Each 48 inch (1220 mm) minimum by 36 inch (915 mm) minimum area shall be oriented so that the 48 inch (1220 mm) minimum length is in the direction of the running slope of the curb ramp it serves. The 48 inch (1220 mm) minimum by 36 inch (915 mm) minimum areas and the accessible route shall be permitted to overlap.

Figure (a) is a plan view of a raised pedestrian island with a walkway cut through at the same level as the street crossing.  Figure (b) is a plan view of a raised pedestrian island between two traffic lanes.  Aligned curb ramps with side flares slope down on each side.  The level space between the top of both ramps is 48 inches (1220 mm) long minimum.  The width of both ramp runs is 36 inches (915 mm).

ADA Contractor

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Prestige Construction Company is an General Contractor ADA Compliance Contractor performing Concrete work and all ADA Corrections.

Their web site is Prestige Construction Company and provide a list of their services and pictures of their work.

Prestige Construction Company team has been working with ADA Compliance project and correction for more than 15 years now and are ADA Compliance contractor specialist. They have a great knowledge of the ADA Compliance Disability Code.

American with Disability Act Directory – Business Listing

logo-aLos Angeles based company Biz Wiz Support is launching a website to promote businesses related to the American Disability Act. Following the success of Biz Wiz’s ADA Compliance website www.ada-compliance.com , an ADA Code title III & IV and small business resource, and visitor requests for ADA Compliant companies in their areas, the need for an ADA Compliance Directory became apparent.

ADA-Compliance.directory
ADA-Compliance.directory

Biz Wiz Support is announcing the launch of www.ADA-compliance.directory , a website that gathers listings of professionals, services and goods related to disability in the U.S. www.ADA.directory will be a comprehensive solution for American companies involved in multiple ADA issues.

After thorough market analysis, Franck Vialy, Founder and Owner of Biz Wiz Support and www.ADA-compliance.com , is creating the first National ADA Directory in the U.S. The demand for an ADA Directory has finally been responded to.

Biz Wiz Support is raising funds on Kickstarter to take ADA.directory website nationwide and provide a valuable, easy to use directory. Let Biz Wiz Support market your company for you. Any Company can pre-order a subscription on Kickstarter and help make this project a success.

With your support, ADA.directory can reach many in need across America. The goal of making ADA.directory a paid subscription is to have the means to maintain the site, online marketing and build a reliable, helpful, easy to navigate online complete resource offering complete solutions to ADA demands. Together we can facilitate to make America more accessible. This ADA.directory site combined with www.ada-compliance.com will help Americans with disability in find companies that will help fix their problem.

This directory will be available on all platforms whether you’re the in office, the home, or on the road with a smart phone.

ADA Storage Disbility Products

What are the ADA guidelines for the self storage industry?

ADA Storage Disability Products
ADA Storage Disability Products

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits  from discriminating against individuals with disabilities, if you have any storage facility, check this web site for their Storage Disability kits. This is good for any storage facility.

To view the storage facilities kits, go to StorageDisabilityProducts.com  for today’s self storage owner  ADA’s scoping requirements. They provide a kit that is easy to install in your facility . New by ALC Construction

ALC Construction ADA Access Ramp

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ALC Construction ADA ramp has 4 landings, one at the bottom, one at the top and 2 intermediate. All landing have 5′ clearance for change of direction and a slope less the 2% in every directions. The slope in between landing is under 8.3% in the direction of travel with a cross slope of les than 2%. A continues handrail was install with P on top and bottom of 12″ min.ALC Construction

Town Creek dog park now open

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ADA Compliance

Canines looking to fetch tennis balls, run through the grass at top speeds and wrestle with other four-legged friends, all free from the confines of a leash, can now do so at a second public park in Auburn.

A new dog park at Auburn’s Town Creek Park off South Gay Street opened on April 21, and all dogs and their owners are invited to enjoy the outdoors in a dog-friendly environment.

The park is located to the right of the restrooms inside the existing green space at Town Creek along the tree line. At 200 feet by 50 feet, it is slightly smaller than the dog park at Kiesel Park off Chadwick Lane, the only other designated dog park in the city. News by ALC Construction

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Abuse of ADA a plague on California small businesses

ADA News
ADA News

Robert McCarthy is a serial litigant. And the Americans With Disabilities Act is the weapon he uses to shake down his victims.

Since 2001, McCarthy has filed more than 250 lawsuits against small businesses throughout the Golden State, alleging various violations under the federal law (which, in turn, constitute violations of California’s Civil Code).

Every infraction can cost $4,000. And with McCarthy alleging multiple infractions in most of his ADA suits, his victims have considerable motivation to pay him a reduced settlement to go away.

Here’s what particularly galls about McCarthy, who shamelessly exploits the fact that he is wheelchair-bound: He’s not a California resident. He resides in an Arizona assisted-living facility.

It’s because he finds California such a target-rich environment for ADA litigation that he makes a yearly trip to our fair state to seek out fresh prey. Read more…

City launches ADA compliance campaign

The city of McMinnville is proposing to enforce a 48-inch wide right of way along downtown sidewalks
The city of McMinnville is proposing to enforce a 48-inch wide right of way along downtown sidewalks

After receiving complaints about tables, chairs, sandwich boards and planters encroaching into the sidewalk right of way in downtown, the city is reminding downtown business owners that a swath 48 inches wide must be maintained under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The McMinnville Downtown Association will be hosting a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at the Golden Valley Brewery &  Restaurant, to field merchant questions.

The ADA requires cities to maintain 48 inches of clearance so people can navigate sidewalks in wheelchairs.Read more…

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ADA Ramp & Handrail

ADA Ramp & Handrail

405.2 Maximum Ramp Slope and Rise for Existing Sites, Buildings, and Facilities

Slope1 Maximum Rise
Steeper than 1:10 but not steeper than 1:8 3 inches (75 mm)
Steeper than 1:12 but not steeper than 1:10 6 inches (150 mm)
1. A slope steeper than 1:8 is prohibited.
ALC Construction ADA Ramp & Handrail
ADA Ramp by ALC Construction

Advisory 405.2 Slope. To accommodate the widest range of users, provide ramps with the least possible running slope and, wherever possible, accompany ramps with stairs for use by those individuals for whom distance presents a greater barrier than steps, e.g., people with heart disease or limited stamina.

405.3 Cross Slope. Cross slope of ramp runs shall not be steeper than 1:48.

Advisory 405.3 Cross Slope. Cross slope is the slope of the surface perpendicular to the direction of travel. Cross slope is measured the same way as slope is measured (i.e., the rise over the run).

405.4 Floor or Ground Surfaces. Floor or ground surfaces of ramp runs shall comply with 302. Changes in level other than the running slope and cross slope are not permitted on ramp runs.

405.5 Clear Width. The clear width of a ramp run and, where handrails are provided, the clear width between handrails shall be 36 inches (915 mm) minimum.

This ramp was build by ALC Construction llc

Regardless of civic center vote, ADA problems need a fix

Arena ADA Compliance
Arena ADA Compliance

Proponents of the expansion say that the cost to fix the ADA problems is $38 million. Whatever the cost, something has to be done.

Michael Brunick knows the difficulties of getting around the Barnett Arena first hand.
“The ADA seating is in a place where the view isn’t very good and the egress in case of a problem is scary,” Brunick said.
Brunick isn’t focused on why this is being addressed now. He’s just glad it is.
“For me its kind of a moral issue,” he said. “I know everyone wants to say ‘Oh, we really want to fix the ADA,’ but when it comes down to spend the penny for it they very rarely want to vote for it.”
The Justice Department identified many ADA deficiencies in the arena. Read More…

Curb Ramp

ALC Construction llc is in the process of installing a curb ramp. Curb ramp elevation of 26″. ALC install wall on top of footing, rebar for slab on grade. #4 @12″ OC aggregate base for the concrete slab at ramp.

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ADA Compliance slope correction


ALC Construction has remove and replace concrete in order to correct ADA Compliance slope to 2% cross slope and under 5% slope in the direction of travel
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L.A. Weighs Options for Fixing 4,400 Miles of Sidewalks

LA Sidewalk ADA
LA Sidewalk ADA

The city has faced a series of lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act claiming, understandably, that the buckled sidewalks impede the movement of disabled people. The city is on the verge of reaching settlement in the major remaining case, one provision of which will be to implement a repair program to bring sidewalks into ADA compliance. Read More…

Los Gatos: Museums get new name, and soon new home

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There’s a name change in the works for the Museums of Los Gatos–it’s NUMU, and it stands for the New Museum Los Gatos that opens next year at the civic center. The art museum on Tait Avenue and the history museum at Forbes Mill will be combined into one facility, taking over the old library that has been mostly vacant since February 2011.

Earlier this month the town council appropriated nearly $1.4 million to upgrade the old library building with new heating, air conditioning, restrooms, lighting and an ADA-compliant elevator.
“This project has several themes,” parks and public works director Matt Morley said. “The most important of these may be the focus on accessibility–ensuring through the installation of a new elevator, a revamped stairwell and reconstructed restrooms that all patrons have access to the full space.” Read More…

Bossier City pool house not in compliance with ADA

ADA Compliance - ALC Construction
ADA Compliance – ALC Construction

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – One of Bossier City’s three public pools is not in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Now, city leaders may have to dig deep into their pockets to reopen the pool in May.

According to Bossier City Attorney Jimmy Hall, even though the Shed Road pool house otherwise referred to as “Meadowview pool”, has a handicap lift for the pool, the spaces inside the pool house itself aren’t wide enough for wheelchairs.

The issue was brought to light when this summer, a grandpa couldn’t get around inside the pool house to help his grandchild. It’s a problem community member Jojo Sutis can understand, “I can totally see someone needing the handicap accessibility wanting that to be available,” she said.

“If we don’t come into compliance we are going to get a lawsuit about it. We have to have a compliant facility, so it is not an optional deal,” said Hall at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Read More…

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Small Business Owners Feel Victimized by “Love Affair With Lawsuits”

ADA-CaliforniaNearly 8 million lawsuits were filed against business owners last year, taking what some consider a hefty and unfair toll on the economy. Now, one group is demanding an end to “lawsuit abuse.” John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

A slew of lawsuits filed against small business owners have led to settlements that some owners say make them feel more like the victims.

A study by the non-profit group California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CCALA) shows 7.7 million lawsuits filed statewide during fiscal year 2012-2013 against small business owners…..

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Logansport sets out to improve access to citizens with disabilities

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Complying with federal accessibility regulations will cost the City of Logansport more than $8 million, according to a recently issued report.

A consulting firm hired this summer by the city researched the cost of aligning with federal regulations and making Logansport public facilities more accommodating for people with disabilities.

Like communities all over the country, the city is taking steps to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990. The civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability, part of which concerns ensuring counties, cities and towns provide ways to make public facilities accessible to those in wheelchairs and who have other disabilities.

– See more at: http://www.pharostribune.com/local/x1636706435/Report-ADA-compliance-means-8-million-in-updates#sthash.b44qhC6B.dpuf