A Guide to the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
Author: Evan Terry Associates
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
A guide developed by the U.S. Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board to assist in the use of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) for Buildings & Facilities. It explains some of the basic considerations for accessible design & clarifies specific ADAAG provisions in an effort to address frequently asked questions. Chapters: introduction & information sources; instructions, & minimum requirements; scoping & technical requirements; & special occupancies. It is important that this manual be used with a copy of ADAAG since it does not address or reprint all the information contained in ADAAG.
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the Building Systems (BS) Division of the ARE! To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture's special requirements, and pass all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE). This book provides an ARE overview, suggested references and resources, exam preparation and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the Building Systems (BS) division of the ARE. More specifically this book covers the following subjects: 1.ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements 2.ARE Content, Format, and Preparation Strategies 3.Codes and Regulations 4.Environmental Issues 5.Plumbing: Principles and Materials & Technology 6.Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC): Principles and Materials & Technology 7.Electrical: Principles and Materials & Technology 8.Lighting: Principles and Materials & Technology 9.Specialties: Acoustics, Communications & Security, Conveying Systems, and Fire Detection & Suppression 10.Two Graphic Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using the NCARB Practice Program Software The mock exam includes 95 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and two graphic vignettes. This book will help you pass the BS division of the ARE and become a licensed architect! About the author Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guide series, which includes one guidebook for each of the exams. For more information, visit www.GreenExamEducation.com
ARE 5.0 Overview, Exam Prep Tips, Hot Spots, Case Studies, Drag-and-Place, Solutions and Explanations
Author: Gang Chen
Publisher: ArchiteG, Inc.
A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design (PPD) Division! NCARB launched ARE 5.0 on November 1, 2016. We always incorporate the latest information into our books. To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture’s special requirements, and pass the ARE exams. This book provides an ARE 5.0 exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the ARE 5 Project Planning & Design (PPD) Division. More specifically this book covers the following subjects: · ARE 5.0, AXP, and education requirements · ARE 5.0 exam content, format, and prep strategies · ARE 5.0 credit model and the easiest way to pass ARE exams by taking only 5 ARE divisions · Allocation of your time and scheduling · Timing of review: the 3016 rule; memorization methods, tips, suggestions, and mnemonics · Environmental conditions & context · Codes & regulations · Building systems, materials, & assemblies · Project integration of program & systems · Project costs & budgeting This book includes 120 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, hot spots, case studies, and drag-and-place), including a case study. It will help you pass the PPD division of the ARE 5 and become a licensed architect! Can you study and pass the ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design (PPD) Exam in 2 weeks? The answer is yes: IF you study the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep. If you study our book, "Project Planning & Design (PPD) ARE 5.0 Mock Exam," you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design (PPD) Exam in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. "Project Planning & Design (PPD) ARE 5.0 Mock Exam" will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try! ArchiteG®, ARE Mock Exam®, Green Associate Exam Guide®, GA Study®, and GreenExamEducation® are registered trademarks owned by Gang Chen. ARE®, Architect Registration Examination® are registered trademarks owned by NCARB.
The new Department of Justice Manual, Third Edition takes you inside all the policies and directives outlined in the latest U.S. Attorneys' Manual used universally by the DOJ in civil and criminal prosecutions. Along with comprehensive coverage of all the information relied on by today's DOJ attorneys, this guide offers you other valuable DOJ publications in the form of Annotations. You'll find the Asset Forfeiture Manual, the Freedom of Information Act Case List, and Merger Guidelines. And it's all incorporated in a comprehensive six-volume reference. You'll discover how to: Request immunity for clients using actual terminology from factors that DOJ attorneys must consider Phrase a FOIA request so as to avoid coming within an exempted category of information Draft discovery requests using terminology to avoid triggering an automatic denial by the DOJ Counsel clients on DOJ investigative tactics and their significance using actual DOJ memoranda; Develop trial strategies that exploit common problems with certain methods of proof and kinds of evidence offered by the government Propose settlements or plea-bargain agreements within the authority of the DOJ attorney handling the case. This new Third Edition of Department of Justice Manual has been expanded to eight volumes and the materials have been completely revised to accommodate newly added materials including: the text of the Code of Federal Regulations: Title 28and–Judicial Administration, as relevant to the enforcement of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines by the Department of Justice; The Manual for Complex Litigation; and The United States Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual. The new edition also includes The National Drug Threat Assessment for Fiscal Year 2011 and the updated version of the Prosecuting Computer Crimes Manual. In an effort to provide you with the best resource possible, as part of the Third Edition, the Commentaries in each volume have been renumbered to refer to the relevant section in the United States Attorneyand’s Manual for more efficient cross referencing between the Manual and the Commentaries.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies
Local Government Facilities & Building Elements Designed for Children's Use
Author: Patrick D. Cannon
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Category: Social Science
Contains amendments to the ADA Accessibility Guideline which change several sections of ADAAGG & added new sections that cover access to judicial, legislative, & regulatory facilities & to detention & correctional facilities. Provides alternate specifications based on children's dimensions for various building elements such as water closets & lavatories. Facilities addressed include: restaurants & cafeterias; medical care facilities; business & civic buildings; libraries; transient lodging; transportation facilities; judicial, legislative & regulatory facilities; detention & correctional facilities; residential housing; & public rights-of-way.
Praise for Design Details for Health "Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris have developed a vitally important reference. They draw upon and compile a rich source of evidence that supports the application of specific research-based details for particular health-related settings."—From the Foreword by Dr. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID The revised edition on implementing design details to improve today's health care facilities—an inspiring, comprehensive guide In this significantly revised second edition, Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris offer up-to-date information on design details that can improve patient outcomes and user experience by returning authority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies and research demonstrating the positive role design can play in reducing health care costs. Design Details for Health, Second Edition offers contemporary examples showing how design can improve patient comfort and independence, and demonstrates how to design highly functional health care facilities that operate at peak performance. The book addresses a range of health care facility types including hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers, subacute care and rehabilitation, adult day care and respite, assisted living, hospice, dementia care, and aging in place. This Second Edition includes: The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature as recently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidence produces measurable outcomes Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health care facilities that have been designed and built in the twenty-first century Updated contributions with leading practitioners, researchers, and providers conveying how design has a positive impact on health care delivery When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins. Sensitive to the needs of both patients and providers, Design Details for Health, Second Edition is essential reading for today's architects, interior designers, facility managers, and health care professionals.
The "bricks and mortar" issues of facility management - HVAC, lighting, electrical, plumbing, space allocation, security and grounds maintenance - continue to be at the core the facility manager's role. However, the processes involved in addressing these areas have become more complex. The proliferation of regulatory mandates, worker compensation issues, increased employee litigation, and violence in the workplace have redefined the role of the facility manager beyond "gatekeeper" to that of full-scale operations manager. Today's corporations, organizations, and business partnerships invest heavily in their physical plants. It naturally follows that they expect to maximize the return on their investment. Facility managers are seen as the catalysts for ensuring that optimal return. The Facility Manager's Handbook address all of these issues, and provides a multitude of tested ideas, procedures and examples for successfully and cost-effectively managing facility operations. Written in a plain-language, reader-friendly style, it provides a panoramic view of the process by isolating the key areas the facility manager must address, including real estate, space and change management, indoor air quality, emergency preparedness and response planning, communications systems, regulatory mandates and more. A wealth of illustrations, tables and graphs are included to facilitate a clear understanding.