New from Wiley is ADA in Details, which provides an interpretation of the latest standards for accessible building design as designated in the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act.
In the 304-page book, author Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp, Architect, provides clearly explained details along with illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC), to help building designers integrate accessibility into any space.
Requirements for specialty areas of accessibility, as explained in the book, include assembly areas, kitchens, storage spaces, hospitality and recreational facilities, and dwelling units.
Among the book’s aims are to help readers get up to speed regarding accessibility standards and requirements for such building design elements as accessible routes, site features, architectural elements, and restrooms; and to differentiate the CBC from the ADA Standards.
Kent, the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute, is a Subject Matter Expert as designated by the California Division of the State Architect. Also, as consultant to the City of Los Angeles Housing Division, she provides expertise on accessibility in public housing.