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Re: Women's only multi-accommodation restrooms on upper level

Jim Fruit ·
The only available guidance is in section 213. It would appear that the men's room one floor removed is ok.
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Re: Women's only multi-accommodation restrooms on upper level

M. Handler,Architect ·
Yes it is Okay as long as the fixture count is met. 422.4.1 Access to Toilet Facilities. In multi-story building accessibility to the required toilet facilities shan not exceed one vertical story . Access to the required toilet facilities for customers shall not pass through areas designated as for employee use only such as kitchens, food preparation areas, storage rooms, closets, or similar spaces. Toilet facilities accessible only to private offices shall not be counted to determine...
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Women's only multi-accommodation restrooms on upper level

Rod Alonzo_modesto ·
I am working on a major remodel of an existing retail facility (single story with mezzanine and elevator)  that is being converted to a fitness facility. As part of the remodel we are keeping some existing accessible multi-accommodation...
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Accessibility in Commercial Kitchen

Jun Katagiri ·
As the 2013 CBC Figure 11B-308.3.2 shows, the allowable mounting height of wall controls are limited to 46", provided the depth of obstruction is between 10" and 24". However, the depth of commercial kitchen counter is often greater than 25", which makes any wall switches or electrical outlets non-compliant. How should one be able to provide accessibility in this situation? Any suggestions to a workable solution will be appreciated.
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Re: Accessibility in Commercial Kitchen

A higher standard ·
If you are speaking about reach ranges to electrical outlets or switches over countertops or to high shelving or hanging pots and pans or microwaves or any other element that must be accessed by employees in the work area of a commercial kitchen... or for that matter any other workstation in virtually any other line of work look at 11B 203.9. Not required. Right?
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Re: Accessibility in Commercial Kitchen

Jun Katagiri ·
Thank you. That's right. In worker only areas exceptions apply, so workstations are not required to comply. If there's a special situation requiring accessibility for commercial counters, can you think of a trick to make it accessible?
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Re: Accessibility in Commercial Kitchen

M. Handler,Architect ·
We have discussed this before Foodservice back-of-house areas, fall under the gray area of the code. The back-of-house areas are subject to interpretation Trying to enforce accessibility in the typical, commercial kitchen facility, is not practical Analysis and Commentary on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design Several exceptions to section 206.2.8 of the 2010 Standards exempt common use circulation paths in employee work areas from the requirements of section 402 where it may be...
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Re: Accessibility in Commercial Kitchen

Jun Katagiri ·
Thank you for referencing the Appendix B. I have to remember to use it next time.
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