Mechanical Lift Analysis (Accessibility Method for Accommodation of Physically Disabled People in the U.S. Courthouse Courtrooms)
An analysis of mechanical lifts in U.S. courthouse courtrooms was commissioned by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Courthouse Management Group and completed in March 2003. The intent of this Analysis is to: (a) develop a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental problems with current lift system designs and installations; and (b) provide recommendations that serve as the basis for detailed performance criteria to eliminates these problems on future projects. The recommendations drawn from this Analysis should help all those concerned to better plan for the incorporation of the mechanical lift system into courtrooms at the appropriate time in the design process, with the least impact on the accommodation of functions in the courtroom well.