New Mexico State University 2004 ADA Assessment Update
Service: Educational Facility Planning
Project Number: 21619
Completion Year: 2017
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico

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In the fall of 2016, ARC conducted an accessibility survey of 30 buildings on the main campus of New Mexico State University (NMSU). The buildings had an average age of 48 years and totaled 2.065 million gross square feet. The 2010 ADA was the assessment standard, cross-referenced with ANSI A117.1-2009, as amended by 14.7.2 NMAC. The goals of the survey included:
  • Identify noncompliant accessibility features of the buildings
  • Identify noncompliant accessibility features of the site routes connecting buildings to accessible parking areas meant to serve the building
  • Estimate and categorize corrections to fix the noncompliant features in a manner that allows NMSU to sort the information and make decisions about how to improve accessibility
  • Provide a means for the university to track the status of projects or their completion as funding becomes available

Each evaluator followed a step-by-step process to evaluate and document ADA deficiencies in the field and in the office, using a custom web-based ADA checklist that ARC developed for this project. The evaluators identified 1,157 capital improvement projects (CIPs) to correct the ADA deficiencies.

ARC developed a project web site that allows NMSU to sort and view all the project CIPs and deficiencies, organized by building. Each CIP is illustrated with photos and cross-referenced to annotated site and floor plans. NMSU facilities staff use the web site to plan and execute projects to correct ADA deficiencies.