ADA Regulated Curb Ramps

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ADA Regulated Curb Ramps Amanda Greive City of Akron Engineering Bureau Summer 2006 co-op 8/16/06
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Table of Contents 1. General Curb Ramp Notes 2. Concrete Curbs 3. Detectable Warning Stamps 4. Typical Curb Ramp Notes 5. Type of Concrete Used for Curb Ramps 6. Sidewalk Curb Ramp Location Notes
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Curb ramps are a requirement for conforming to the Americans with Disabilities Act. These technical requirements are to be applied during the design, construction, and alteration of buildings and facilities covered by titles II and III of the ADA to the extent required by regulations issued by Federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation, under the ADA. These guidelines are based upon adults and children’s dimensions and use of disabled equipment. All areas, elements, and facilities for pedestrian access, circulation and use that are constructed, installed, or altered in the public right-of-way and which are subject to title 2 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, shall comply with all current federal regulations including the ADA accessibility guidelines. This includes newly constructed and altered streets or pedestrian walkways, they must contain curb ramps at intersections. The entire intersection must be brought into compliance with Akron city specifications All materials shall conform to the “Construction and Materials Specifications” of the city of Akron, Department of Public Service, Akron Engineering Bureau. The newest edition was made in 2004. All contractors must conform to these specifications when performing work in the city of Akron. All slopes are referenced to a horizontal plane. For sidewalks, curb ramps, and driveways, the dimension shall be the normal standard specification to be met, unless existing row width or features make compliance not obtainable. In this case, the absolute minimum standard specification must be met. Curbs for curb ramps are 6”x18”. Curb forms shall be securely braced and held to line and grade specified. The inner surface of the forms shall be clean and coated with suitable oil immediately before the concrete is placed. All curb shall have ¼” saw joints
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every 8’ to 10’. The depth of the saw joints shall be no less than 4”. Curb forms should be left in place for such a length of time the removal of time that the removal of forms does not crack, shatter, allow to slump or otherwise injure the concrete. Approved flexible forms or wood forms may be used for construction of circular curb where the radius is 100 feet or less. The concrete shall be consolidated (vibrated) while it is placed, and the back of the forms should be tapped to prevent honeycombing. The top of the curb ramp
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