ADAAG 2010 - Significant Change to Single-User Bathrooms
Today, I hosted a seminar for my colleagues at M+A on the changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Guidelines which was recently updated from the original 1994 standards. There have been numerous changes and clarifications made that are important for those of us working in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry to know and observe.
One of the biggest changes we're seeing is the elimination of the exception allowing lavatories to overlap the water closet's clear floor space. Previously, a wall-hung lavatory that provided enough space underneath was permitted to overlap the required area around a water closet, but this is no longer the case since the lavatory often blocked a common wheelchair transfer position. The end result is single-user bathrooms will need to become larger. Click on the diagrams below to see this change and for more info you can go to the Department of Justice's ADAAG 2010 website.
by Seth Oakley
Principal, Director - Cincinnati Operations
Seth is the director of operations for M+A's Cincinnati office and has experience working on a variety of project types. He is a technology enthusiast and often an early adapter of new technologies. His favorite animal is a pig because "bacon is awesome."