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        January 2018 - Volume 5, Issue 1      

Our accessibility consultants are constantly on the lookout for improvements in product design that will make it easier for our clients to comply with accessibility criteria. As manufacturers become more familiar with accessibility requirements under applicable regulations and building codes, a number of innovative, accessible products have emerged to make compliance simpler and more stylish.

As the desire for more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation has increased, our consultants have seen a corresponding increase in the number of electric vehicle charging stations provided in parking lots and garages. Under most accessibility laws and codes, where electric vehicle charging stations are provided, at least one must be accessible. But what does an accessible charging station look like?

SWA is pleased to announce the selection of staff members to aid in the revision of NYC Construction Codes. The DOB has selected Jason Block, Harold Bravo, and Mark Jackson to participate in three of the eight technical committees responsible for the revision.

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SWA’s Samuel Tellechea (2nd from right) with SWA colleagues after presenting on age-friendly design at AIA NY
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