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NACBI On-Line Briefs for Commercial Building Inspectors

Adair Inspection

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NACBI Member
#4
Thanks for your efforts JB

may i advise adding wet to the traction comment & correcting as deemed necessary height & width in the NACBI illustration
Chapter R3: Technical Requirements - United States Access Board

R302.3 Continuous Width. Except as provided in R302.3.1, the continuous clear width of pedestrian access routes shall be 1.2 m (4.0 ft) minimum, exclusive of the width of the curb.


Figure R302.3 Continuous Width




Advisory R302.3 Continuous Width. The continuous clear width requirements in R302.3 apply to sidewalks and other pedestrian circulation paths, pedestrian street crossings and at-grade rail crossings, and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses and similar structures (see R302.2). Clear width requirements are contained in R304.5.1 for curb ramps and blended transitions, and in R407.4 for ramps. Where sidewalks are wider than 1.2 m (4.0 ft), only a portion of the sidewalk is required to comply with the requirements in R302.3 through R302.7. Additional maneuvering space should be provided at turns or changes in direction, transit stops, recesses and alcoves, building entrances, and along curved or angled routes, particularly where the grade exceeds 5 percent. R210 prohibits street furniture and other objects from reducing the minimum clear width of pedestrian access routes.

R302.3.1 Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Islands. The clear width of pedestrian access routes within medians and pedestrian refuge islands shall be 1.5 m (5.0 ft) minimum.


R302.4 Passing Spaces. Where the clear width of pedestrian access routes is less than 1.5 m (5.0 ft), passing spaces shall be provided at intervals of 61 m (200.0 ft) maximum. Passing spaces shall be 1.5 m (5.0 ft) minimum by 1.5 m (5.0 ft) minimum. Passing spaces are permitted to overlap pedestrian access routes.


Figure R302.4 Passing Spaces


 
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John Bowman

NACBI Staff
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NACBI Member
#5
Barry,

Are your quoted standards for City, town, or other municipal types? I believe what you have quoted is for city maintained sidewalks and crosswalks and bicycle or pedestrian paths through city maintained parks, trails etc.

I don't believe they are the same as the IBC standards for privately owned commercial, industrial, or institutional properties. Just askin...If I'm wrong I'm wrong...and will definitely update the info as presented.

Thanks for your time and effort...It is greatly appreciated.
 

Adair Inspection

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NACBI Member
#6
https://www.access-board.gov/
from home page: The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

JB
i might be misunderstanding the intent of the NACBI illustration in meeting the most current & stringent standards for inspection reporting
what i posted is federal & what i report regardless of age/type/size/usage so that clients know what could possibly be or is considered materially deficient based on their considered or determined usage & where required
how clients do or don't deal with it is none of my business & i rather get the call/email xyz is grandfathered or not required than get the call/email/subpoena & called to the mat for not reporting what is known and available to me

like you & maybe a lil harsher
if i'm wrong, i'm wrong & deserve a spanking & sent to bed without supper


i get a lot of my other code stuff from General Building Codes
International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015)

1103.1 Where Required
Sites, buildings, structures, facilities, elements and spaces, temporary or permanent, shall be accessible to individuals with disabilities.


1104.2 Within a Site
At least one accessible route shall connect accessible buildings, accessible facilities, accessible elements and accessible spaces that are on the same site.


Exceptions:
1. An accessible route is not required between accessible buildings, accessible facilities, accessible elements and accessible spaces that have, as the only means of access between them, a vehicular way not providing for pedestrian access.


2. An accessible route to recreational facilities shall only be required to the extent specified in Section 1110.

also the "15% preferred" slope is excessive
https://www.1728.org/gradient4.gif
i think i know what was meant others may not
 
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Adair Inspection

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NACBI Member
#7

John Bowman

NACBI Staff
Staff member
NACBI Member
#8
John
please furnish links where your graphic dimensions and slope information is cited, I'm requesting for clarification/education
thanks in advance for your time & efforts!
Gulp!!! I'm researching Barry. I can't remember where I got it from. Meanwhile...I will disable this illustration until complete research and evaluation has been completed. Thanks for all the links and info.
 

Adair Inspection

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NACBI Member
#9
excellent
ty!
"all goods worth price charged"...Lem Motlow