2013 Accessible Design Awards
The Architectural Access Board is once again seeking submittals for the . This program is co-sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA and recognizes excellence in the design of buildings or facilities that have recently completed successful projects, which include integration of accessibility requirements and exceed the legal requirements with features that anticipate diverse user needs and benefits. The Call for Entry shall be submitted, per the instructions, no later than April 19, 2013.
Architectural Access Board Kiosk
The Architectural Access Board now has an information kiosk within the office, which is available to review any cases that have been scanned. The system can be searched by the following fields: type of docket (complaint or variance), docket number, year, and the building name, address, and/or city/town. For a fee of $5.00, a disk can be made available to you to copy any information to. Use of the kiosk will have to be scheduled, so please make sure to call or e-mail the AAB Staff to schedule a time to come to the office to utilize the kiosk.
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RAMPS OVER AMUSEMENT RIDE CABLES
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NEWS PORTABLE TOILETS
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SECTION 10.3, PARKING AT MULTIPLE DWELLING UNIT OCCUPANTS
The Architectural Access Board is aware of the difficulty in complying with the literal language of Section 10.3 when it is not known who the occupants of dwelling units will be prior to construction. Therefore, it is the Board's opinion that when designing and laying out parking lots reserved for tenants of multiple dwellings, when fifteen or more spaces are provided the number of accessible parking spaces provided shall be determined by Section 23.2.1 (Formula for Required Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces) of 521 CMR at the time of initial construction. When less than fifteen spaces are provided, a minimum of one accessible parking space must be capable of being provided. The AAB will be amending its regulations in the future, however, in the interim, compliance with Section 23.2.1 will satisfy Section 10.3 of 521 CMR in regards to the number of accessible parking spaces to be allotted for dwelling unit occupants.
This interpretation was unanimously accepted by the Board Members on April 8, 2006.
You may file complaints with the AAB electronically.
Microsoft WORD versions of AAB complaint forms are available for download, and can be completed on your PC and returned by E-mail to the AAB.
Completed forms are to be returned to Thomas P. Hopkins, AAB Director.
Due to staffing limitations the AAB is no longer able to conduct plan reviews of buildings or parts of a building or facility.