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Construction & Rehabilitation
ADA Compliance Review

A compliance review by ADA & Safety Services is required for new construction and the rehabilitation or alteration of existing facilities (including recreational area projects) on Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County property.  To initiate the review, the project lead department or agency (including the Board of Education, Parks, Public Works, and Property Services) must complete the form below.

Construction/Rehab Project On-Line ADA Compliance Submittal Form

or contact ADA & Safety Services staff (at for either the form in PDF format or an alternative means of filing a project.

Procedures for Integration of ADA Compliance Requirements

A partnership of Metro agency representatives, local design professionals, and representatives of the disability community developed these procedures to ensure that ADA requirements are integrated into Metro government business processes that are applicable to projects involving new construction and rehabilitation of existing facilities (including recreational areas).

1. Capital Budget Request

Funding requested for projects through the annual Capital Budget process. (Funding for projects may originate from various sources, including fund balance, bonds or notes, grants, federal funding, and other sources.)

2. Funding and Project Approval

The Finance Department Office of Management and Budget confirms the availability of project funding.

The ADA Implementation Committee reviews all construction, renovation, and major maintenance projects for approval to commence.

3. Request for Proposal (RFP)

The requesting department (including the Board of Education, Parks, Public Works, and Real Property Services) develops and forwards a and project design professional scope of work to ADA & Safety Services for review and recommendations.

The requesting department works with the Finance Department Procurement Division to finalize the solicitation, which is then published/advertised.  A pre-proposal conference is scheduled with:

  • Prospective proposers
  • Finance Department Procurement Division Buyer
  • Representative of requesting department
  • Representative of ADA & Safety Services
  • Representative of Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO)

If required, the requesting department and the Finance Department Procurement Division completes amendments to original procurement documents, which are to potential proposers. Upon receipt by the Procurement Division, proposals are evaluated by a committee that may be comprised of the following members:

  • Representative of Finance Department Procurement Division (non-voting)
  • Representative of requesting department
  • Representative of ADA & Safety Services

4. Contract Document

The standard template for contracts includes:

  • Affidavit of assurance/ADA.
  • Design and Construction procedures.
  • All other applicable documents.

5. Pre-Design Meeting

The pre-design meeting is an informational session to further clarify design requirements for the project. The requesting department, ADA & Safety Services, and the design professionals discuss the scope of work.

6. Schematic Design Meeting

The schematic design meeting is a working session to review in-progress design requirements and 95% schematic design plans for the project which includes ADA requirements. The requesting department and design professionals will review user agency programming needs, and a design professional or project manager will record notes.

7. Final Construction Document Review

Final construction documents are distributed to requesting departments for review and comment to assure that the project scope of work has been completed addressed. ADA & Safety Services receives two sets of the same documents for review and recommendations for compliance on the following:

  • Excavation plans
  • Construction plans

The project design shall meet all current and applicable ADA requirements. Plans shall be revised as necessary to resolve deficiencies.

Project addenda or change orders will follow the same review process to assure that recommended changes meet the requirements of the ADA.

The design professional or project manager is to furnish meeting notes.

8. Construction Process

The construction process follows the procurement procedures outlined in steps 3 and 4 above.

9. Pre-Construction Meeting

A representative of the requesting department, a member of the ADA & Safety Services staff, and the design professionals meet with the selected contractor for a detailed discussion of the project scope of work and required inspections during the course of construction.

10. Construction Inspections

  • Phase I: Site Excavation
  • Phase II: Plumbing Rough-in/Floors/Wall Audit
  • Phase III: Site Forms Audit prior to Concrete Pours
  • Phase IV: Substantial Completion/Use and Occupancy
  • Phase V: Final Inspection

Contractors will adhere to all current ADA requirements.

After Final Inspection and approvals are completed, the project is released.

Construction & Contract Language

All construction activities shall be completed in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which has been adopted by Metro.

Additionally, the contractor shall assure to Metro that all services provided under the construction contract shall be completed in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Contact Us

General Services

P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

ADA & Safety Services
615-642-5819 (mobile)

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Relay Service

7-1-1 Relay Service allows people with hearing or speech disabilities who use text telephones or teletypewriters (TTYs) to have telephone conversations with people who do not have TTYs. Dialing 7-1-1 works whether or not the person placing the call is using a TTY since communications assistants use voice and TTY.  The confidential service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and local calls are free of charge, however long distance toll charges may apply.

Internet Protocol or IP Relay Service offers a communication alternative for people with hearing or speech disabilities who have an Internet connection. Local and long distance communications by IP Relay Service are free of charge. The service can be accessed at: Sprint IP Relay Service.