General Superintendent Callahan Construction Managers
This presentation will address the challenges developers, architects, and contractors face related to the federal and local requirements of accessibility codes and standards for market-rate multifamily housing. As the environment becomes increasingly more litigious, even the smallest deviations from required dimensions are being cited by building inspectors and advocacy groups. During construction, this can be less than ½” dimensional variation. This session will discuss common construction errors related to accessibility requirements, when and how they are identified, and how they are successfully addressed.
Discuss which accessibility codes and/or standards apply to which portions of a market-rate multi-family housing project in Massachusetts.
Recognize best practices in quality control for design and construction to avoid instances of non-compliance with accessibility codes and/or standards in completed buildings.
List the most common errors regarding accessibility compliance in market-rate multi-family housing projects in Massachusetts.
Identify the potential risk(s) to the owner, developer, and architect when errors are identified in the field and how to take appropriate corrective action.