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Working across all property types, Marx|Okubo’s nationwide staff and resources can provide detailed and thorough reviews of your proposed or existing building’s accessibility compliance. Our specialists arm you with realistic strategies to facilitate informed decision-making, eliminate barriers and provide greater accessibility for all.

Marx|Okubo serves as an impartial reviewer of a project’s accessibility compliance. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) are now more than 30 years old, accessibility compliance remains a challenging prospect for many property owners and tenants. Even in new construction, overlapping requirements can bewilder owners, designers, architects, and engineers.

Accurate understanding and solutions for property owners, tenants, and design and construction teams.

Once barriers have been identified, questions come up about cost and risk analysis. Property owners and building occupants are best served by an accurate understanding of which accessibility codes, standards, and regulations truly apply to their buildings and which portions of a property must be corrected to meet current requirements. For existing projects, Marx|Okubo can provide owners clarity about conformance with federal laws and state or local requirements and, ultimately, a plan of action through an opinion of cost, timeline scenarios, and even drawings, project bidding, and management.

Our accessibility specialists are highly experienced professionals and many are licensed architects, Certified Access Specialist program (CASp) professionals, certified accessibility inspectors/plans examiners, and APA-ADA specialists.

Key accessibility services:

  • Design consulting: federal and local code compliance
  • Design and construction drawing reviews
  • Field surveys: existing and new construction
  • Transition plan support
  • Certified Access Specialist program (CASp) services
  • Document preparation: construction documents for accessibility repairs
  • Litigation support and expert witness services
  • AIA-accredited training
  • On-call accessibility resource

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