Project : OPSPM Project 910-C20046
Building: CMW 908, CMWT 909, CMET 910, CSN 911, CSB 920, MSB 935
Year Built: 1922, 1931, 1935, 1925, 1954, 1963
Project Manager: John Lewis
The initial study focused on how to provide equitable access throughout these 6 connected buildings. The study did not include a comprehensive survey of accessible elements according to the standards of either the American with Disabilities Act or the Illinois Accessibility Code.
The Illinois Accessibility Code is a new construction standard. It does not define what elements must or should be addressed in buildings constructed before the act. It does specify requirements for renovations constructed after the act in buildings constructed prior to the act.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law. The standards for construction (ADA Architectural Guidelines, ADAAG) are for new construction. For construction prior to 1991, the ADA specifies that owners have an obligation to remove barriers to use by individuals with disabilities, but does not specify exactly which barriers must be removed.
- Existing courtyard ramps (pavement deterioration, handrails, slope)
- Existing accessible doors without power operators
- Poorly placed power door actuators (within swing of door)
- Interior non-compliant ramps