A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or renovated state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. When designing restrooms, some of each type of accessible plumbing fixture and restroom accessories and their installation location must meet accessibility requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2017 Edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standard.

As states adopt the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) into their states’ building code, the ICC A117.1-2017 Accessible Standards will become effective for existing and new buildings. Forty-six states follow the ICC A117.1-2017 Standards (all but California, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Texas; who harmonize with the ADA Standards). Additionally, states such as California have accessible requirements that vary from the ADA standards and are more stringent providing greater access.

In this course, we will cover the 2010 ADA and the ICC A117.1-2017 accessibility standards. We will also point out where and how the states including California, Florida and Minnesota building codes differ from the ADA and the ICC A117.1-2017 standards. It is important that you always check the accessibility standards that apply to your project’s location.

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The State of Wellness in Restroom Design Standards, Strategies & Solutions for a Post-COVID World

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course reviews the current state of hygiene, health and wellness expectations in commercial and public restrooms. Presenters will share quantitative insights from building industry and design professionals and explore emerging health and wellness certification standards, such as WELL Certified and GBAC STAR. Restroom touchpoint and problem areas will be reviewed, along with relevant solutions.

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Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions (Print Course)

This course will enable learners to better select and specify code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms. By the end of the course, learners will have gained familiarity with fire codes and accessibility standards as well as how to write more comprehensive toilet compartment specifications that leave little room for error.

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Panel Discussion: Revisiting Restroom Hygiene & Planning: Design Strategies in the Post-COVID Era

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Understanding design strategies for restroom hygiene and planning is a critical component for architects and designers as we approach the current pandemic crisis. Most notably, what does the restroom space look like post-COVID? This course will provide learners with information necessary for understanding hygiene challenges, determining the best products to specify, and space and design planning for restroom optimization.

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