Architectural Plan Reviews

MTC helps architects, engineers, designers and planners ensure buildings are accessible for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires all public facilities to be accessible for everyone. Whether a facility is a building, a park, a sprawling institution, or a complete city, brand new or dated, it must meet certain ADA standards. If facilities don’t meet ADA requirements, the consequences could be costly.

Meeting The Challenge facility experts work with architects, engineers, designers, and planners to ensure buildings comply with all disability rights laws. For new structures and renovations of existing structures, MTC consultants provide the following architectural services:

  • Accessibility Plan Reviews
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Comprehensive facility compliance audits, using proprietary data collection and analysis software
  • Detailed, prioritized report of audited findings and recommendations

Case Studies

McNichols Civic Center – Denver, CO

MTC was recently contracted by the Humphries Poli Architects firm, of Denver, Colorado, to provide plan review services, which will include an office design review, a cursory review of the existing building conditions, the attendance of preconstruction meetings, conducting 10 OAC site-walks during the construction process, as well as a final post construction project walk through and the generation of a final executive summary report.

Kaiser Permanente – Denver, CO

MTC completed a comprehensive facility accessibility assessment of over two million square feet of medical, administrative, and support space, operated by Kaiser Permanente. The survey identified accessibility issues, in each facility, and proposed specific solutions, costs, and priorities for accomplishing those modifications. Kaiser has retained MTC, for architectural plan reviews and accessibility audits, for all their new construction and renovation projects.

Denver International Airport – Denver, CO

MTC provided architectural plan reviews, for Gensler Architects, the largest architectural firm in the world, of all DIA South Terminal Redevelopment drawings, along with construction administration observations and reports, to ensure that the $600 million DIA expansion project, consisting of a 500 room hotel and commuter rail terminal, was ADA compliant.

Central Denver Recreation Center – Denver, CO

MTC was recently contracted by the City and County of Denver, Colorado, to conduct an accessibility survey of the architectural drawings and planreviews, along with construction administration observations and reports, to ensure that the $75 million renovation project is ADA compliant.

16th Street Mall – Denver, CO

MTC was selected by ZGF Architects of Portland, Oregon, to conduct a comprehensive accessibility survey of Denver’s 16th Street Mall. The U.S. Access Board has developed proposed guidelines for the public right-of-way. MTC used these guidelines to assess the 16th Street Mall and found that there were still many areas, which were not well defined. This led to extensive consultation, with representatives from the U.S. Access Board, to resolve ambiguities.

Do you need your architectural plans reviewed? Meeting the Challenge can help you ensure that your building is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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