Overdue modifications to ADA and ABA guidelines now are in effect. Several of the ADA-ABA changes (hitting hotels the hardest) affect plumbing installations including: drinking fountains, toilets, bathrooms, water closets and compartments, showers, grab bars, tubs, washing machines, and exercise facility plumbing fixtures.

For complete information on the new ADA-ABA guidelines and instructions for how to conform, visit www.access-board.gov/ada-aba.htm.