TxDOT Assesses ADA and Arc Flash Issues In Its Facilities (Source: Facility Executive)
By Kyle LeBlanc and Denney Howard
In 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering and program management firm, to perform a comprehensive statewide facility condition assessment. This assessment provided TxDOT with an objective means to evaluate, rank, and budget the replacement of its aging buildings and site infrastructure. (For more details about the facility condition assessment process, reference the article titled “A Texas-Sized Facility Assessment” in Facility Executive, December 2018.)
Building upon this effort, TxDOT decided to identify accessibility issues as well as potential safety concerns with electrical systems and equipment in its facilities. To this end, in July 2017, TxDOT commissioned LAN to perform a comprehensive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessment and an Arc Flash Study of its facilities across the state.