Carnegie Mellon University Building Evaluations: Accessibility Compliance Progress

One hundred buildings plus were evaluated for accessibility compliance progress. The end result enhances existing tools and practices in Campus Design and Facility Management, provides information for the Manager of Disability Resources, to share with parents, students and guests, and provides administration with a marketing tool in paper format or through the internet.

CLIENT:
Carnegie Mellon University

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, PA

PROJECT TYPE:
Accessibility Evaluation

Project Description

For years Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been working on accessibility for all its campus buildings.  We were hired to evaluate the accessibility compliance progress.  The project was divided into three phases by CMU.  Starting with the historic building and ending with the residence halls.  The final project was integrated with campus design/facility management’s AutoCAD, aided as a reference for long and short term planning, an aid for the Manager of Disability Resources, and an aid for faculty, staff, students and guests through the internet or on campus.   In addition, the marketing department has found that it a valuable tool to recruit individuals with disabilities.