WE TAKE PRIDE IN ENSURING THAT ALL YOUR
ADA IMPROVEMENTS ARE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.
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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
More than 50 million Americans have disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law designed to make activities that most Americans take for granted accessible to physically challenged people. By making commercial ADA improvements, businesses can enable individuals with disabilities to enjoy such everyday activities as having a meal at a neighborhood restaurant, shopping at a local boutique, or going to see a movie with friends.
How can Forticon help?
Worry free ADA Improvements – We understand that ADA compliance can sometimes be a stressful and complex problem. Whether you are planning to build a new facility or modify an existing one, our experienced team of professionals can help create an easy and worry-free solution that will make your facility accessible for people with disabilities and compliant with all federal laws. We take pride in ensuring that all your ADA improvements are in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What is ADA Law in California?
We understand that ADA compliance can sometimes be a stressful and complex problem. Weather you are building a new facility or modifying an existing one, our experienced team of professionals have the experience to build the ADA work per plan or can design an up-to-date solution that will make your facility accessible for people with disabilities and fully compliant with all applicable requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.
California – one of the most ADA compliant states in the nation – is also the most ADA litigious. Under California law, any physically challenged person who encounters a building condition that does not meet the accessibility requirements of the ADA or the California Building Code (CBC) is entitled to file a lawsuit and receive a minimum of $4,000 in statutory damages plus attorney’s fees. It is estimated that over 20,000 ADA lawsuits have been filed in California courts since enactment of the ADA in 1992, and conservative estimates indicate that this litigation costs California businesses over $20 million each year. The best way to avoid such litigation is to ensure your properties are compliant, and luckily we can help.
ADA Compliance – Owner’s Responsibility
In addition to areas leased to tenants, building owners are responsible to provide accesses to the property, and an accessible path of travel to areas of the building governed by the Act. The correction of deficiencies is always required when alterations are made to buildings, but the removal of barriers to accessibility that can be accomplished easily, and without much difficulty or expense; e.g. are “readily achievable”, may be required during routine operations. The definition of “readily achievable” may differ for different properties or owners. Though the specifics of each site will vary, structural changes are not typically considered to be readily achievable, while entry to the building and accessible parking are typically more easily accomplished. When alterations are made to areas of a building where the public has access, or improvements are made to a private space, such as a tenant improvement project, the bar for readily achievable improvements is raised.
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