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ADA Diagrams in Final Published Set for Construction


This is not technically an Archicad question; but since most of you are part of the architecture profession, I would like your thoughts.


For those of you who work regularly in commercial architecture, how many of your firms have a standard, generic sheet of ADA diagrams and drawings with required dimensions that you include in your set? So a firm I work with does do this and does not bother to dimension things like toilet locations sink locations accessories locations, because it is "covered" in the generic sheet of ADA.


I feel uncomfortable about this as ADA is a design guide for us to work with in our designs and not simply publish for the contractor to figure out. But I would like to know form anyone else who is willing to weigh-in on this. I am more familiar with residential and have been out of Commercial architecture for a long time. Have things changed over the years and now firms publish generic ADA stuff on a regular basis now?


If so, this will effect our Archicad template to include the ADA sheet for every project. Thank you for your thoughts. So I guess it could be technically an Archicad question. I don't like the idea of including a sheet like this in a template. It is a small debate in the office.

Todd Oeftger
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You could have such content in a separate project file and just fetch that content via the external file into your project layout book if needed. They don't have to be a part of yout template.

The "ready to use" diagrams, room layouts, etc. I think have not much in common with creating architecture, but they can speed up the work process if you work on generic buildings.

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