Simple Counters, those without other casework, are useful in various situations: reception areas where loose drawer units can be used, mail room, copier alcove, even work stations. By detailing the conditions, you create a basis for the level of detail that the project should receive.
These details are suggested to specify any special configuration, construction and materials required for the conditions you need, especially heights and spans. The wall shown forming the freestanding counter is not self-supporting. Add return walls or fit it between two columns.
Details like these could act as typical details covering many different counters.
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- This detail is suggested to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for a simple counter.
- Review the spacing of supports to limit the span of unreinforced counter edges.
- This detail can eliminate the need for specifications covering these conditions.
- These details are referenced on the floor plans and/or interior elevations.
- ADA requires accessibility at counters. Make sure your details are coordinated with those requirements.
- You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials.
- These details should be placed on the Interior Details sheet, the A-500 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards.
- A PDF of the detail(s) can be downloaded here.