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Friday
Dec082017

Come One, Come All!

SMHa is committed to designing buildings that are accessible for all citizens!

Do you know that the state of South Carolina has adopted the 2017 edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessibility and Usable Buildings and Facilities Code? You need to know that many jurisdictions throughout South Carolina are now reviewing projects under the new regulation. A few of the revisions that you will see in our latest designs:

  • Larger dimensions for clear floor spaces and turning spaces in new buildings
  • Improvements to exterior accessible routes
  • New passenger drop-offs and parking requirements
  • Acoustic standards for classrooms
  • Features allowing for better communication for persons using sign language
  • Provisions for water bottle filling stations