University of Memphis ADA Compliance

This project is being undertaken to make upgrades required to better comply with ADA accessibility requirements. Work consists of general construction, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, related cutting and patching work, and other minor building modifications, and minor sitework as indicated on Drawings and as specified.


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Prebid Date10/9/20 10:00am

Bid Date10/29/20 1:00pm

Company & Contacts

Self+Tucker Architects
Victor Robinson  


University of Memphis

Drop off Sealed Bid Packages on Day of Bid Only Until 1:00 PM, local time, Thursday, October 29, 2020 Bids delivered after the 1:00 PM day of bid deadline WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Bids to be opened with only UM Staff and the Architect in attendance at 2:00 on October 29, 2020 Contractors may join meeting via video conference call attendance only:
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The work consists of modifying four (4) existing University of Memphis facilities as required to improve and ensure continuing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the exception of the International Building, which involves minor exterior changes; work consists of interior modifications and occurs primarily in restrooms. In some instances, areas adjacent to restrooms are modified to provide additional space for restroom updates.
  • 1. Selective demolition is a key factor in making efficient use of existing spaces. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical modifications are designed to accommodate changes in room layouts, especially where spaces are combined.
  • 2. Where existing restrooms are renovated plumbing fixtures, tile, mirrors, toilet accessories and other items will be demolished. Substrates will be cut, patched and repaired and refinished with new finishes to match existing.
  • 3. Some items, including full length mirrors, will be salvaged by the contractor, for reuse by the University. ADA compliant hardware will be installed at new doors and existing doors that remain, or are salvaged and reused.

University Center: In order to provide sufficient room for fully accessible restrooms a sections of front-loading mail boxes are to be removed. This will provide more space for the adjacent Coffee Bar and Vending Machine areas. New finishes will match existing finishes.
Hudson Health Center: Due to the close proximity of mechanical components and other building features, two (2) existing restrooms will remain in place and a new accessible restroom added. An existing wing wall will be removed to provide the required ADA clearances. New finishes will match existing.
Music Building: To provide enough space for an additional restroom, a small amount of space will be taken from an existing dressing room and added to the existing restroom. The restroom will be gutted. A wall that includes a door will be provided to create a new larger area that will house two restrooms separated by a common wall. The Public Accessible Restroom will be upgraded with new fixtures; however, existing wall and floor tile will remain. Finishes will match existing.
Psychology Building: In addition to removing existing fixtures, providing new fixtures and repairing finishes impacted by the work; existing doors will be widen to support wheelchair movement. A new cane apron will be installed at the bi-level water fountain outside the restrooms, in order to let vision-impaired persons know when they are close to water fountain. On Second floor, a new door with an automatic operator and power actuated push-plate will provide easier access to the Computer Lab.
International Building: Existing stainless steel railings will be repaired and new matching stainless
steel railings added as indicated on drawings. There is no interior work required at this building. THIS BUILDING IS ALTERNATE NO. 2.
Honors Hall: Existing walls will be demolished to facilitate the construction of a new accessible restroom. New corridor signage will be provided to direct building occupants to the restroom and handwashing station. Finishes as indicated on Drawings. THIS BUILDING IS ALTERNATE NO. 1.

Hard copy full sets of plans and specifications will be available for purchase at contractors expense, which will be fulfilled by Memphis Reprographics or files may be downloaded for free from our online plan room. To download files, you must register for a free account, if you already have an account, simply log in and select “Download” this entire job. Then proceed to the download queue on the left menu bar to receive your downloaded files. For questions about accessing the documents please contact Memphis Reprographics at 901-590-4862.