When does my project need TDLR registration?

January 13, 2015 by Brad Lingvai

ADA RouteThe American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities. The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. On September 23, 1996, The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) received equivalency certification from the U.S Department of Justice, meeting or exceeding the ADA guidelines. The TDLR administers the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS).

The TDLR registration requirement is determined by the Total Project Construction Cost. Projects with an estimated construction cost of less than $50,000 are not required to be registered for Elimination of Architectural Barriers (AB). Those projects with construction cost great than $50,000 cumulatively must be registered.

A Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) performs the required plan reviews and inspections. If a project has been registered after March 15, 2012, the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) compliance is required. Before March 15, 2012, compliance with 1994 TAS is applicable.

 

 

Written by Brad Lingvai

Brad Lingvai

Mr. Lingvai received his BSCE from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) in 2000 and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Since co-founding BIG RED DOG in 2009, Mr. Lingvai has been the Principal in Charge of hundreds of projects in the City of Austin, City of Round Rock, and surrounding communities. As President of our Austin office, Mr. Lingvai is responsible for managing our Austin team of over 30 engineers and designers, overseeing the operations of the office, and for managing our Raving Fans and prospective clients. Austin-area projects of note that have benefited from his expertise since his arrival in Austin in 2000 include Waller Creek, the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport (“Mueller”) redevelopment project, and The Domain shopping center. Brad is currently the Principal in Charge of the Waller Creek redevelopment effort in downtown Austin. He and his wife Rachel live in the Allandale neighborhood of Austin.