The Americans with Disabilities act (ADA) requires an area of refuge system in all newly constructed multi-story buildings and public accommodations to provide a means to request evacuation assistance in an emergency. This ADA requirement also applies to significant renovations of existing multi-story facilities. Public buildings and high-rise buildings are usually required by local building codes to have an area of refuge on every floor above ground level and these critical locations require an effective means of communication.
As part of our overall integrated communication design package, Guidepost Solutions provides effective centralized communication system designs that meet all applicable codes and operational requirements to support this critical functionality. Our team has the experience and expertise to effectively set up areas of refuge communication systems and incorporate the design with other building communication systems to ensure streamlined operation and maintenance.
Guidepost Solutions helps companies, organizations and facilities meet local code requirements and maintain systems on an ongoing basis. We can design comprehensive area of refuge systems specifically tailored for various building types including:
- Commercial buildings
- Education facilities
- Transportation centers
- Government buildings
- Healthcare facilities
Senior housing facilities