7F Kitchens & Bathrooms: IBC Alternatives, Options & New Standards
Kitchens and bathrooms are the costliest rooms per square foot in almost every occupancy category. Typically, these can be tight spaces that include large variety of often costly elements. Changes in the 2015 ANSI being covered in other presentations this year take into account issues related to increased square footages for accessibility. This presentation explores the 2009 and 2015 editions ICC A117.1, looking at options that meet or exceed provisions in the 2010 ADA. This includes questions about a variety of items common to toilet room, bathroom and kitchen layouts – such as toilet stall configurations other than the minimum size stall; options for toilet paper dispensers; options for transfer/roll-in showers in ‘wet rooms’, with permanent seats or within large stalls; kitchens with islands; and kitchenettes in work spaces.