State Sues Architects For Stadium Renovations Non-Compliant with ADA
Recently the state of Nevada filed a lawsuit against architects after a $14 million dollar renovation fails to comply with ADA guidelines. Check out the story on Yahoo Sports here. Unfortunately this is not unique to Nevada, and nothing new.
Closer to home, in Fargo, the Sanford Health Athletic Complex, opened in 2016, also has issues with ADA compliance.
Imagine that you are trying to push the button to open the accessible doors in the photo and one of the doors is pushed open from the inside. This is something that happens quite often despite the ADA being 29 years old. When we talk about lawsuits waiting to happen, this is it. Also, who could forget this story. Negligence and non-compliance are not cheap fixes; however; following ADA guidelines with new construction the first go around can ensure you avoid a costly lawsuit and a damaged reputation.