By Grady Herzog
With the doldrums of winter behind us, spring like weather has been blessed us and brought on renewed energy. As plants sprout new growth, change is prevalent in all of our surroundings. The desire to clean out the old and freshen up the dingy happens more than any other time of year.
Along with this renewed energy, many people consider new projects for their business. It may be a remodel of the existing building, suite or a new ground up that is on the agenda. Whatever the plan, please be aware of the new changes that have been adopted regarding accessibility. New regulations went into effect last year, but are mandatory as of March 15 of 2012. Although most of the changes clarify previous regulation, while others give tolerances instead of hard dimensions, be assured that they will have an effect on your project. While some aspects my fall into a “safe harbor” others will require additional space for maneuvering or paths of egress. If you need assistance with clarification or help in designing your project, we would be happy to help.