For the past 10 years all new commercial buildings have been required to have every toilet room comply with accessibility. ADA and ANSI publish the criteria for accessibility. For the profoundly handicapped person these standards do not go far enough. These toilet rooms below show what is needed in those cases.
The single occupancy toilet rooms shown here are the usual solutions that you see everywhere, except that they have a little more space because someone often is needed to assist the individual.
The larger toilet rooms require much more space than regulations dictate because some of the adults that use these rooms need assistance from one or two people, a lift and a changing table. You will note the cubicles separated by curtains, the toilet placement with double grab bars and space for a 3' x 7' hydraulic table. We learned the hard way that a facility for the handicapped needs more than code compliance.
- These plans are needed to show the configuration, construction and materials required for the toilet rooms.
- These plans require further details and specifications covering these conditions.
- Building Codes have an impact on aspects of the work shown here.
- You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials. The notes have specification reference numbers included to help make that connection.
- These plans should be placed on the Large-Scale Toilet Plans sheet, the A-400 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards, contrary to the designation shown here.
- A PDF of the plan(s) can be downloaded here.