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Accessibility Consulting

From project conception to completion, HKA’s accessibility consulting services will identify barriers to access and work with clients and project teams to develop and implement appropriate barrier removal strategies.

HKA’s service offering includes design guidance on how to achieve the accessibility requirements of the appropriate design standards (local/state/federal), architectural plan reviews to assess compliance with relevant accessibility standards and post completion inspections to verify compliance with approved design drawings. HKA also offers existing building site surveys/inspections.

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Life Safety Code Consulting

HKA provides focused fire & life safety code consulting advice to project teams at all stages during in the design and construction process and on all building typologies. Using our understanding of the complex building form, and our deep knowledge of both local and national building/fire safety codes and standards, HKA’s innovative code compliance strategies allow architectural expression to be maximized while respecting the project’s financial framework.

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Life Safety Analysis

The use of advanced simulation and analysis, to demonstrate the acceptability of alternative code compliance proposals, is an approach that is being increasingly permitted by many Jurisdictions. HKA recognizes the importance of such technologies and continually invests in the latest approaches and software tools in this area of performance based design. HKA are able to adopt the most up-to-date technical capabilities and analysis methods to support our innovative code compliance strategies such as fire & smoke modelling, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and full 3D building egress analysis.