Requirements for new construction
All newly constructed buildings and facilities used by businesses and nonprofit agencies must comply with the ADA Standards. These Standards specify what elements and spaces must be accessible, how many of a particular element must be accessible, and how to make spaces and elements accessible.
Construction workers are building a new building.
When a building is expanded, the completely new spaces or elements that are constructed as part of the addition must meet the ADA Standards for new construction. The term “addition” refers to any expansion, extension, or increase in the gross floor area of an existing building or facility. An accessible route from the existing space to the added space is usually required.
A new addition is being built on the side of a hotel.