The Value of Time

Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. In this particular case, the value is time.

Does your business look accessible from Google Earth?

How does your clinic, hospital, store or other public accommodation look from Google Earth, other internet sites or even a passing automobile? Have you ever heard of a Google Lawsuit or a Drive-By Lawsuit? It may sound controversial but there’s a new trend where individuals either drive by or simply use Google Earth, Street View […]

All-gender bathroom sign enforcement begins.

On March 1, 2017 OSHPD will enforce the controversial All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities legislation for new and existing facilities. All places of public accommodation which includes healthcare facilities need to change signs on single occupancy toilet room doors.

What's new with OSHPD in 2017

What’s New with OSHPD for 2017

On January 1, 2017 OSHPD will be enforcing new accessibility changes in the California Building Code. The Division of the State Architect (DSA) compiled a summary of the changes in the attached PDF document. This document provides a brief overview of the changes to definitions (Chapter 2) and accessibility provisions (Chapter 11B), and includes new scoping and technical […]

CA’s New Single-Occupancy Bathroom Law

This is big news for any entity in California with public single-occupancy bathrooms. California law AB 1732 was signed into law on Sept. 29, 2016 and will require single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation to be universally accessible to all genders starting March 1, 2017.

CASp Certification for Mike Hilliard

Congratulations to our co-founder, Mike Hilliard, for passing the rigorous CASp (Certified Access Specialist) exam! A CASp is a professional licensed with the State of California who can determine if a part of the built environment is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).