ADA INSPECTION SERVICES FOR COMMERCIAL COMPLEXES
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important issue. We frequently encounter buildings owners or managers whose belief is that the Act does not require access to a building that provides public accommodation. The ADA requires that accessibility barriers be removed in existing facilities. These standards must be understood precisely in order to comply with the ADA requirements that will make you an ADA-certified business.
Federal law allows for fines of up to $75,000 for the first ADA violation and $150,000 for any additional ADA violations
CASp Inspectors specializes in corporate Building CASp Inspections. Our commitment has been to ensure that our customers receive quality services in an affordable way to achieve readily achievable accessibility standards regulated by the disabilities act. We aim to provide you with a complete list of information on your existing buildings for you to make a good decision. Our professional certified access specialist offers services in work areas like commercial building inspections; public accommodation condition appraisals and assessments in Los Angeles, California; how to remove architectural barriers and create readily achievable spaces; title; home warranty; pre-sales & purchase advice; and more.
- Disability Accessibility audits of existing Commercial facilities as well as new construction projects
- Designing and working with Architects for ADA accessible construction
- Technical assistance for accessibility issues for currently constructed buildings
- Consultation on the best methods for designing and managing buildings per the ADA
- Training staff members on how to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act
- Training sessions can be arranged for clients and their employees
- Developing guidelines and policies related to disability-related issues
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BUSINESS COMPLEX HANDICAP INSPECTION SERVICES
CASp Inspectors specializes in commercial business complex handicap accessibility inspections. Our commitment has been to ensure that our customers receive quality services in an affordable way to achieve readily achievable accessibility standards regulated by the disabilities act. We aim to provide you with a complete list of information on your existing buildings for you to make a good decision. Our professional certified access specialist offers services in work areas like commercial building inspections; public accommodation condition appraisals and assessments in Los Angeles, California; how to remove architectural barriers and create readily achievable spaces; title; home warranty; pre-sales & purchase advice; and more. Our customers have been in Los Angeles and California for the last 20 years.
ADA Requirements For Commercial Buildings
Because high-traffic commercial buildings contain a large portion of disabled people, special consideration must be given to meet ADA requirements. There are several requirements that ADA applies to commercial buildings that you may have to fulfill when planning the upgrade. This will require the services of a certified access specialist with comprehensive knowledge of accessibility standards and accessibility laws. This specialist must be able to help you comply with ADA regulations to avoid an ADA lawsuit related to equal access, barrier removal, and other accessibility issues in Los Angeles.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING ADA COMPLIANCE FAQ
ADA CHECKLIST FOR EXISTING FACILITIES
The Department of Justice (DOJ) website provides a checklist on preventing the use of obstacles that was last revised in 1995. This list was intended to help survey existing buildings and identify barriers to access. The report aims to provide the most effective way to overcome the challenges of access to information. DoJ suggests developing an implementation strategy to address obstacles in the development of the program. A checklist from the DOJ indicates implementation plans are a means of showing a “good faith effort to conform to requirements”.
The DoJ develops and applies the rules governing the ADA, which became law in 1990 with ADA standards for accessible design. The most recent version of this regulation is the 2010 standard in accessible design (2010 standard). The section of the Title III regulations specifically addressing existing facilities has been codified under 28C.F.R. 36304. Some of the regulations for existing facilities are contained in the 1992 standard.
IF MY COMMERCIAL BUILDING HAS FURINUTRE & EQUIPMENT, WHAT ARE MY POTENTIAL LIABILITIES?
The DOJ ADA building requirements and code standards apply to those built-in and fixed elements. Moveable furnishings and elements other than vending machines, systems furniture, and tables are in most cases not addressed or covered. However, the DOJ includes requirements regarding the provision of accessible medical equipment, including examination chairs and tables, to enable persons with disabilities to gain "effective access" to health services. In addition, the placement of non-fixed elements along accessible clearances and routes is likely to negatively affect the accessibility standards in that area.
Unless specifically permitted, businesses within commercial buildings in Los Angeles including doctors' offices, dental offices, attorney offices, and other publicly accessible spots within the building must ensure that their premises are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
If these businesses come under an occasional use area, then they are a covered entity subject to the obligation of barrier removal only where it is:
designed or constructed for the primary purpose of providing access
used or intended to be used on a regular or continuous basis
a place of employment
This could include things such as assistive visual alarms, listening systems, adequate space in showers, additional grab bars in stairwells, widened entrances, and other features.
What Does This Mean For Business Owners In California?
In an effort to ensure that the buildings are meeting the requirements for accessibility, businesses are encouraged to periodically check accessibility features. This involves walking along every part of the house and studying written documents regarding accessibility. A business manager in Los Angeles must review all documents on the web and on Twitter. The customer must know the Internet address, contact, privacy policies, and accessibility policies. Moreover, business owners must update this document every year.
DO I NEED A CASp FOR INSPECTION PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION?
While your property may not become certified as CASp, your application will need the approval of a qualified access consultant. Public accommodations involved facility services that fall under the purview of regulations controlled by a United States Department. Building owners and even small business entities are going to be charged unless they ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our certified access specialist in California will help your business with a complete inspection of your public transportation accessible route to the parking lot, curb cuts, display racks, drinking fountains, and grab rails that can affect your fiscal relationship with the ADA compliance requirements.
DOES MY BUSINESS COMPLEX PARKING LOT NEED TO BE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Yes absolutely.. Think about it, how many businesses have public access to the parking lot? Do companies have accessibility features in new construction or know how to achieve easily accomplishable access routes? Generally, we say most ADA lawsuits start at your car park because it is usually the first place people start visiting. Our certified access specialists understand that a car parking lot can be dangerous and therefore offer ADA compliance audits that identify areas where you can increase accessibility without much difficulty.
WHAT IS SAFE HARBOR PROVISION RELATED TO THE ADA?
The Safe Harbor Provision is a rule that has been amended by the DoJ in its regulation included in Title III of the ADA. This amended rule states that elements found in covered facilities that were either built or altered to meet the 1991 compliance standards are not required to be in compliance with the 2010 Standards until these elements were subject to a planned alteration that also included elements found along the "path of travel" to a business area that was altered to be in compliance.
DO OUR BATHROOMS NEED TO BE ADA COMPLIANT?
Requirements for the bathroom in a business facility should be taken into account to ensure that guidelines specified for an ADA commercial bathroom are readily achievable. The most important factor when it comes to accessibility is keeping things at a safe distance from one another to assist those with mobility issues. For example, an individual with a wheelchair may need more room to maneuver in the shower and must be able to easily get in and out of this area.
If you have any concerns about your existing setup, barrier removal, or are planning for the construction of readily achievable public spaces, contact an appropriate consultant who has a solid understanding of the ADA, so they might help you find solutions that will accommodate everyone involved. We can also provide Division of the State Architect (DSA) services to avoid design and construction errors in your leased properties.
WHAT IS ADA COMPLIANCE IN CALIFORNIA?
ADA compliance in California meets the guidelines adopted in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This minimized compliance burdens on commercial buildings and other properties that are now required to follow design standards harmonized with Federal standards.
WHAT MAKES A BUILDING ADA COMPLIANT?
ADA rules establish the requirements that regulate how reservations are made by places of lodging and have protections in place to enable disabled individuals to book rooms in the same way as other guests and during the same hours. Commercial facilities must provide easily accessible routes to their parking lots, have a bathroom that can be accessed by a disabled person, and provide equal access to all public spaces located within their facilities.
WHAT IS AN ADA CONSULTANT?
Your building may be subject to an audit and could face serious legal action if you've been involved in construction without providing the proper accessibility features! Luckily, we're here to help you correct any potential problems before they turn into detrimental issues. There is no easy way to tell whether or not your building has been built safely or is liable for potential violations, but that's why it's best to have an ADA expert from the construction industry examine your entire property with a fine-toothed comb as well as outside contractors who specialize in providing readily achievable accessibility. Nobody wants to get fined or worse, sued over something as silly as an elevator that doesn't comply with safety measures, so let our professionals make sure you're safe and following all regulations!
A service animal may be permitted air travel with a handling agent wherever they have permission. The person traveling with service animals cannot be not denied the right to travel even when they are not allowed pets.
The person who is being taken by a service animal does not have to sit on a specific surface. No additional fees will be charged when the person uses a service animal. The customer does not need an e-mail notification of his/her trip with the service animal. This includes subway, fixed-road buses, paratransit rail, light rail taxicab, and limousine services.
ADDITIONAL ADA Consultation Services
Our team can assist with the development of commercial building designs for compliance with the American ADA. We have qualified ADA consultants who will assist you with your next construction project. Our consultant firm also assists strip-mall customers in protecting themselves from future compliance risks.
The ADA covers private elementary and secondary schools as places of public accommodation; i.e., the schools must be physically accessible to those with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities from everyday activities, such as enjoying a meal at a restaurant.
If you operate a Doctor office, Dental office, or similar – you’ll need to make sure you facility accommodates the disabled.
STRIP MALL HANDICAP ACCESS INSPECTION
Whether you own the entire stip mall or only one shop in the facility, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re ADA Compliant.
If you own a gas station, you’ll want to make sure your pumps are ADA friendly, as well as parking, bathroom access and more.
Whether you’re a public business center with an remote-work area, or offering offices for rent, you’ll need to make sure you are ADA compliant.
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