What is the ADA?

Definition of ADA in Construction

ADA stands for “American Disabilities Act”. This is the standard that all handicap requirements and stipulations are determined. The ADA compliance of a structure will include handicap access in the form of elevators, ramps or wheel chair lifts, as well as the proper positioning of light switches, countertops, grab bars, etc. The ADA dictates the required code issues that all structures must comply with. In most cases, the local building departments will ensure that construction projects are built in accordance with all ADA requirements. Failure to comply will result in loss of a Certificate of Occupancy, or the failure to obtain an initial Certificate of Occupancy. This is a serious and strictly enforced mandate that must be adhered to.