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2013 California Building Code Changes – Part 2: Site Arrival Points

The new 2013 California Building Code goes into effect in January 2014. As part 2 of a 6-month series on upcoming code changes,  I’ll highlight some of the most important changes to the California Building Code before they become enforceable. The areas we’ll focus on are the accessible elements that are called into question during almost […]

ADA "HI-LOW" Drinking Fountain Alcove Space – Did You Know?

Federal accessibility code requires that where drinking fountains are provided on an exterior site or on an interior floor, no fewer than two (one standard & one accessible) or one “hi-lo” drinking fountain (an accessible / standard combination unit) shall be provided and those with leading edges more than 27” above the floor must be […]