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April 2005

 

Industry News

April 18-22, 2005 is School Building Week, designated by the Council of Educational Facility Planners to draw national attention to the importance of well planned, high performing, healthy schools that foster student achievement and well-being and provide centers of community. For more information about School Building Week events and activities, visit the Council's web site at www.cefpi.org.

Best Practices: Digital Photography - Architects are turning to large-format digital photography to showcase their designs and to use for existing-conditions surveys. Among the benefits of large-format, high-end digital photography is their sharpness and color fidelity, even with wide panorama shots. Digital images also are becoming widely used by architects for brochures, Web sites, meetings, presentations and trade shows, as well as taking the place of line drawings for repair designs. (Source: AIArchitect This Week. Feb. 28, 2005)

AIA Calls for Clear Rules in Accessibility Guidelines - The American Institute of Architects is urging the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that the newly proposed Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) are adopted and enforced in a way that is "consistent, clear, and certain." The new guidelines represent the first major revision to the ADAAG since they were implemented in 1990 following enactment of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. Noting the difficulties that architects and others face when rules and standards for accessibility are not clearly delineated, the AIA's comments state that "the approach taken by the Department of Justice to the development of [the ADAAG] is critical to the effective application of fair and equitable access to the built environment." (Source: AIArchitect This Week. Mar. 14, 2005)


 
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