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Let’s Eliminate Parking ‘Wheel Stops’ at Busy Storefronts

ADACalifornia Building CodeConsulting   |   Dec 01, 2019

As documented and detailed in our prior position paper, installation of wheel stops or similar devices are recommended – by the federal American with Disabilities Act

Tiled Shower Walls Are Comparable to Clad Exterior Walls

In many ways, ceramic-tiled shower walls can be investigated and evaluated in the same manner as clad exterior walls. Both rainwater and plumbed interior water have the same

Case Study: “Value-Engineered” Waterproofing Errors

In theory, “value engineering” should embody a multidisciplinary application of technical knowledge, specialized expertise, and common sense directed at identifying and

Position Paper: Uses and Misuse of Wheel Stops at Parking Spaces in California

ADACalifornia Building CodeConsulting   |   Jan 15, 2018

As documented in the following photographs, wheel stops are physical barriers installed at parking spaces to deter potentially problematic vehicle movement.

Case Study: Improper Use of Self-Drilling Tapping Screws in Stucco Cladding

Consider a large wood-framed stucco-clad school building constructed circa-2009 in a small coastal town in Northern California. The structure is highly exposed to storm winds

A Brief History of Code-Required “Fireblocking” at Concealed Spaces

On January 28, 2015, a deadly four-alarm fire at a three-story, wood-framed, mixed-used building (Photo 1) located at the corner of Mission Street and 22nd Street in

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