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1112.8 Special Technical Provisions for Alterations to Existing Buildings and Facilities
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Platform (wheelchair) lifts complying with ICC All7.1 and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1307, Minnesota Elevators and Related Devices, shall be permitted to be used as part of an accessible route. Standby power shall be provided where a platform lift provides the only accessible route from a space listed in Section 1109.8.
Where it is technically infeasible to alter existing toilet rooms and bathing rooms to be accessible, at least one accessible family or assisted-use toilet room or bathing room shall be provided. The family or assisted-use toilet room or bathing room shall be located in the same area and be on the same floor as the existing toilet rooms and bathing rooms. Each family or assisted-use toilet room shall contain one water closet, one lavatory, and the door shall have a privacy latch. In addition, family or assisted-use bathing rooms shall contain one shower or bathtub fixture. Family or assisted-use toilet rooms and bathing rooms shall also be permitted to contain one urinal. All fixtures provided in the family or assisted-use room shall be accessible.
Where it is technically infeasible to alter the existing toilet rooms and bathing rooms to be accessible or provide a family or assisted-use toilet room or bathing room in compliance with Section 122.214.171.124, an ambulatory compartment with a minimum clear floor space of 48 inches (1220 mm) in front of the water closet shall be provided in the existing toilet room or bathing room, unless technically infeasible.
Where existing toilet rooms or bathing rooms are not made accessible, directional signs indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room or accessible bathing room within the facility shall be provided. Signs shall comply with ICC A117.1, Section 703.2, and shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with ICC Al17.1, Section 703.6.3.l. Where existing toilet rooms or bathing rooms are not accessible, the accessible toilet rooms or accessible bathing rooms shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility.
Where dressing, fitting, and locker rooms are being altered and technical infeasibility can be demonstrated, one dressing, fitting, or locker room for each sex on each level shall be made accessible. Where only family or assisted-use rooms are provided, accessible family or assisted-use rooms shall be permitted.
Where dwelling units or sleeping units are being altered, the requirements of Section 1107 for Accessible units, Type A units, or Type B units, and Chapter 9 for accessible alarms apply only to the quantity of spaces being altered, until the number of units complies with the minimum number required for new construction.
Where check-out aisles are altered, at least one of each type of check-out aisle serving each function shall be made accessible until the number of accessible check-out aisles complies with Section 1109.12.2.
Where alterations to provide accessibility to exterior and interior routes, ramps, entrances, or toilets are undertaken to a qualified historic building or facility that would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility, the alternative requirements in Sections 1126.96.36.199 to 1188.8.131.52 shall be permitted.
At least one accessible entrance that is used by the public shall be provided and located on an accessible route.
- If a main entrance cannot be made accessible, an accessible nonpublic entrance that is unlocked while the building is occupied shall be provided.
- If a main entrance cannot be made accessible and compliance with Exception 1 is not feasible, a locked accessible entrance with a notification system or remote monitoring shall be provided.
Accessible routes from an accessible entrance to all publicly used spaces on at least the level of the accessible entrance shall be provided. Access shall be provided to all levels of a building or facility whenever practical.