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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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Re: Multifamily Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

MWA_SLO ·
I am not in the office today but you may want to check the Fair Housing Act. They have a manual that is very helpful
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Re: Multifamily Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

ADA_guy ·
That is the issue, manual does not address kitchen cabinet hardware, only shows it on elevations. On Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 1:56 PM Interwest Building Code Discussion Group < alerts@hoop.la> wrote:
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Re: Multifamily Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

DanK ·
Please keep in mind that Chapter 11A and the FHA are based on the concept of adaptability. Not knowing what the future resident's needs may be, it is not necessary to provide usable cabinet hardware during the construction process. If a resident needs pull-type hardware it typically can be easily installed without any special tools or knowledge. With that said, it can be beneficial to all parties (designer, owners, and residents) if more attention was paid to the "universal design" concepts.
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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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Multifamily Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

ADA_guy ·
CBC 11b requires accessible hardware ("U" pulls or) on cabinets but 11a is silent except for storage rooms. What say you all to This?
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