Archive for August, 2009

How does the clear floor space at water closets works

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

This is a figure that shows the manuevering clearances at water closets not in stalls.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Are Condos covered by the Fair Housing Act?I’m often asked whether a condo that is privately owned falls under the Fair Housing Act. If the condos are located in a building that houses four or more units, then those condos are “covered” by Fair Housing Act. (Covered by the Act means that those units must comply with the guidelines)Regardless of whether you rent or own, the following is the criteria for what buildings are covered by the Fair Housing Act:1. In buildings without an elevator, only the ground floor units are covered2. In buildings with an elevator, all units are covered3. In building with an elevator, but with some units that have two stories, then only the units that are accessed via an elevator like the figure below, are covered and must comply.

Water closet with two approaches

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

This is a single user restroom which has two doors. Can the lavatory clear floor space share the clear floor space of the water closet?