Accessible Design Compliance


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Recent Clients for Design-Build and P3 Project Pursuits:

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SPH will review architectural drawings to determine the level of accessibility compliance based on each Client's needs. Accessibility compliance is most often evaluated based on design criteria related to:

  • Provincial / National Building Codes
  • Universal / Inclusive Design Principles
  • AODA / IASR - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act / Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
  • CSA - Canadian Standards Association
  • Municipal accessibility guidelines and standards
  • International best practices (e.g., codes, legislation, policies & guidelines)
  • Heritage / Conservation requirements 
  • Sustainability / LEED Design requirements

SPH strives to attain universal access solutions for all projects and we emphasize that accessibility is most cost effective when incorporated during the early planning and design phases of development projects. We can work with Clients prior to any formal preparation of architectural drawings in order to discuss accessibility design "basics" well in advance, ensuring access is included from the start.

SPH will also review existing site plans to identify barriers and access restrictions for people with disabilities. If required, we will work with our Clients to determine the most cost effective solutions to remedy barriers and where possible, provide a range of access compliance options that satisfy all project goals and objectives.


Coverpage for 2012 Ontario Building Code Compendium             Coverpage of the City of Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines         Cover page of Guide to IASR 2014


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