What does the ADA require for new construction?
If you are considering updating your office or retail space, then familiarize yourself with The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). In a nutshell, the ADA ensures that people with disabilities can use a building with little to no impediment. The ADA requires that all new construction of places of public accommodation (like grocery stores and shopping centers) as well as commercial facilities (like office buildings), be accessible.
Failure to comply with ADA building compliance can result in hefty financial penalties, which can start at $55,000 for a first offense and $110,000 + for a second offense. Failure to comply can also lead to future liability issues which could then result in expensive litigation. That’s why it’s important to work with a commercial construction partner who understands and adheres to the ADA guidelines for your renovation and new build projects.