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  • ASTM E2018-15 Summary
    2020 ASTM E2018 Property Condition Assessment
    This week, ASTM International announced a new Work Item (WK73431) to develop a revised version of Standard Guide E2018 “Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process”. The new PCA guide, which will be published not later than 2022, will replace the current ASTM E2018-15 guide published in 2015. The revised version will be developed by volunteer members of Subcommittee E50.02.
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    Mar. 10 2020
  • ADA Compliance
    The Time is Now - Retail ADA Compliance
    The date was January 26, 1992. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by George Michael and Elton John was the Number 1 song; the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI by a score of 37 to 24; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect after legislation was passed in the House of Representatives on July 26, 1990. For those with disabilities, it was an unforgettable day. They would be able to go to work, school, the bank, movie theaters and more because there wouldn’t be physical barriers preventing everyday activities. Former President George H.W. Bush likened the enactment of the law to the fall of the Berlin Wall. He said, “And now I sign legislation which takes a sledgehammer to another wall, one which has for too many generations separated Americans with disabilities from the freedom they could glimpse but not grasp.”
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    Sep. 19 2019 - Ron Stupi
  • Why Commercial Enterprises Shouldn't Snub the Americans with Disabilities Act 
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 50 million Americans have disabilities, many of whom need special accommodations when shopping and lodging. The federal government isn’t leaving it to retailers, hotels, and shopping centers to decide what to do. There’s some pretty extensive and complex legislation to ensure the special needs of disabled citizens are met, and lately the Department of Justice and opportunistic third parties are keeping very close eyes on which companies and brands are complying. Want to retain your stellar public image? Keen to minimize or avoid costly lawsuits?  Committed to corporate compliance? These are all great questions, and if you answered “yes” to one or more of them, keep reading! 
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    Sep. 17 2019 - Scott McNeice