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From Plans to Practice: Best Practices in Accessible Design & Construction for New York City

From Plans to Practice: Best Practices in Accessible Design & Construction for New York City

Course Description: This presentation will highlight common oversights architects can make when incorporating the accessibility requirements of the New York City Building Code and the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHA) into plan development. It will also highlight typical errors made by contractors in the field during construction. Practical solutions for avoiding oversights to help architects conform to the accessible design and construction requirements of the New York City Building Code and the FHA will be offered.

Learning Objectives:

    Learn what triggers access requirements of federal laws which apply to projects
    Learn why the New York City Building Code is NOT a safe harbor for compliance with the FHA
    Learn how to avoid non-compliance when developing plans
    Learn how to avoid non-compliance during construction
    Learn real world examples of common violations and practical solutions

Credit: 1 LU HSW