See Minimum Requirements Summary Sheets I and J for special exceptions which may be allowed in alterations and historic preservation. See also ADAAG 4.1.6 and 4.1.7.
Total Number of Entrances:
Number of Accessible Entrances:
Number of Exits Required by Building/Fire Code:
|4.1.3(8)(a)||Entrances - Number Accessible:||Are at least 50% of all public entrances accessible?|
|Ground Floor Entrance:||Is at least one accessible entrance on the ground floor?|
|Separate Tenant Entrances:||Does each separate tenancy have an accessible entrance?|
|Equivalent to Required Exits:||Is the number of accessible entrances at least
equivalent to the number of exits required by the applicable building/fire codes? (Use
Minimum Requirements Summary Sheet C: Entrances)
(This does not require an increase in the total number of entrances planned for the facility.)
|Primary Entrance:||Where feasible, are the accessible entrances the entrances used by the majority of the people visiting or working in the building?|
|4.1.3(8)(b)||Pedestrian Tunnels and Elevated Walkways:||If access is provided for pedestrians through a pedestrian tunnel or elevated walkway, is one entrance to the building from each tunnel or walkway accessible?|
|Direct Entrance From Parking Garage:||If direct access is provided for pedestrians from an enclosed parking garage to the building, is at least one direct entrance from the garage to the building accessible?|
|Public Entrance: If the only entrance is a service entrance, is it accessible?|
|Directional Signs:||If an entrance is not accessible, are there directional signs indicating the location of the nearest accessible entrance?|
|Do the directional signs comply with 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|Accessible Route:||Within the boundaries of the site, is the accessible entrance connected by an accessible route to existing public transportation stops, accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and to public streets or sidewalks? (Use Form 3: Exterior Accessible Routes)|
|Is the accessible entrance connected by an accessible route to all accessible elements or spaces within the building or facility? (Use Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|Level Change:||If there is a vertical level change between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch at or along the route to the entrance, is the edge beveled with a slope of 1:2 or less?|
|If there is a vertical level change greater than 1/2 inch at the entrance, is a curb ramp, ramp, or elevator complying with 4.7, 4.8, or 4.10 provided? (Use Form 4: Curb Ramps; Form 7: Ramps; or Form 13: Elevators) (Lifts may be used in certain limited situations in new construction. See Minimum Requirements Summary Sheet D and ADAAG 4.1.3(5) Exception 4)|
|Doors:||At each accessible entrance to a building or facility, is there at least one accessible door meeting the requirements of 4.13? (Use Form 11: Doors and Gates)|
|4.13.2||Turnstiles:||If turnstiles or revolving doors are used on an accessible route, is there an accessible gate or door provided adjacent to the turnstile or revolving door to facilitate the same use pattern?|
|4.13.3||Gates:||Do all gates, including ticket gates, comply with the applicable specifications of 4.13? (Use Form 11: Doors and Gates)|
|4.1.3(9)||Exits and Areas of Rescue Assistance:||Does each occupiable level of a building or facility
which is required to be accessible have accessible means of egress equal to the number of
exits required by local building/life safety regulations?
Where a required exit is not accessible, are there areas of rescue assistance complying with 4.3.11 (see below) equal to the number of inaccessible required exits?
Is there a horizontal exit complying with local building/life safety regulations provided in lieu of an area of rescue assistance?
Does the building or facility have a supervised automatic sprinkler system?
|Exit Door Signs:||Do signs which designate exit doors comply with 4.30.4, 4.30.5, and 4.30.6? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|188.8.131.52||Location and Construction of Areas of Rescue Assistance:||Are each of the required areas of rescue assistance
located and constructed in compliance with one of the following:
A portion of a stairway landing in a smokeproof enclosure complying with local building requirements?
A portion of an exterior exit balcony, complying with local requirements, immediately adjacent to an exit stairway? Openings to the interior of the building located within 20 feet of the area of rescue assistance must have fire assemblies with 3/4 hour fire protection rating.
A portion of a one-hour fire-resistive corridor, complying with local requirements for fire-resistive construction and for openings, immediately adjacent to an exit enclosure?
A vestibule immediately adjacent to an exit enclosure constructed to the same fire-resistive standards required for corridors and openings?
A portion of a stairway landing within an exit enclosure which is vented to the exterior and is separated from the interior of the building with not less than a one hour fire resistive doors?
When approved by local authorities, an area or room separated by a smoke barrier from other portions of the building, and which has an exit directly into an exit enclosure, where smoke barriers completely enclose the area or room and have a fire resistive rating of not less than one hour? Doors in the smoke barrier must be tight-fitting smoke-and draft-control assemblies with a fire rating of not less than 20 minutes, and must also be self-closing or automatic closing. Where the room or area exits into an exit enclosure which is required to be of more than one hour fire-resistive construction, the room or area must have the same fire-resistive construction, including the same opening protection, as required for the adjacent exit enclosure.
An elevator lobby when elevator shafts and adjacent lobbies are pressurized as required for a smokeproof enclosure by local regulations and when complying with the requirements in 4.3.11 (see below) for size, communication, and signage? The pressurization system must be activated by smoke detectors on each floor and the pressurization system and its duct work must be separated from other portions of the building by a minimum two hour fire resistive construction.
|184.108.40.206||Wheelchair Spaces in Areas of Rescue Assistance - Size:||Does each area of rescue assistance provide at least 2 spaces no less than 30 by 48 inches which do not encroach on any required exit width?|
|Required Number of Wheelchair Spaces:||Is the total number of wheelchair spaces per story at
least equal to one for every 200 persons of calculated occupant load served by the area of
EXCEPTION: The appropriate local authority may reduce the minimum number of such spaces to one for each area of rescue assistance on floors where the occupant load is less than 200.
|220.127.116.11||Stairway Width:||Is each stairway serving an area of rescue assistance at least 48 inches wide between handrails?|
|18.104.22.168||Two-Way Communication:||Is there a method of two-way communication (using both
visible and audible signals) between each area of rescue assistance and the primary entry?
(The fire department or other local authority may approve a location other than a primary entry.)
|22.214.171.124||Instructions for Use:||Are there instructions for the use of the area of rescue assistance during an emergency posted adjacent to the communication system?|
|126.96.36.199||Identification Signs:||Is each area of rescue assistance identified by a sign which states "Area of Rescue Assistance," and which also displays the International Symbol of Accessibility?|
|188.8.131.52||Is the sign illuminated when/where exit signs are required to be illuminated?|
|184.108.40.206||Directional Signs:||Is there directional signage posted at all inaccessible exits indicating the direction to areas of rescue assistance?|
|Does the directional signage comply with 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|4.3.10||Accessible Routes:||Do accessible routes also serve as a means of egress or connect to areas of rescue assistance?|
|4.1.3(7)(d)||Doors:||Is each door along a means of egress an accessible door meeting the requirements of 4.13? (Use Form 11: Doors and Gates)|
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