TABLE 1—PROVISION APPLICABILITY
|Title II |
|Title III |
|Title III |
|SECTION 8-601 PURPOSE, INTENT, SCOPE||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|8-601.1 Purpose. The purpose of the CHBC is to provide alternative regulations to facilitate access and use by persons with disabilities to and throughout facilities designated as qualified historical buildings or properties. These regulations require enforcing agencies to accept alternatives to regular code when dealing with qualified historical buildings or properties.|
|8-601.2 Intent. The intent of this chapter is to preserve the integrity of qualified historical buildings and properties while providing access to and use by persons with disabilities.|
|8-601.3 Scope. The CHBC shall apply to every qualified historical building or property that is required to provide access to persons with disabilities. |
|8-601.4 General application. The provisions in the CHBC apply to local, state and federal governments (Title II entities); alteration of commercial facilities and places of public accommodation (Title III entities); and barrier removal in commercial facilities and places of public accommodation (Title III entities). Except as noted in this chapter.|
|SECTION 8-602 — BASIC PROVISIONS||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|8-602.1 Regular code. The regular code for access for people with disabilities (Title 24, Part 2, Vol.1, Chapter 11B) shall be applied to qualified historical buildings or properties unless strict compliance with the regular code will threaten or destroy the historical significance or character-defining features of the building or property.|
|8-602.2 Alternative provisions. If the historical significance or character-defining features are threatened, alternative provisions for access may be applied pursuant to this chapter, provided the following conditions are met: |
|Section 8-603 — ALTERNATIVES||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|8-603.1 Alternative minimum standards. The alternative minimum standards for alterations of qualified historical buildings or facilities are referenced in Section 202.5 of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as incorporated and set forth in federal regulation 28 CFR Pt. 36.|
|8-603.2 Entry. These alternatives do not allow exceptions for the requirement of level landings in front of doors, except as provided in Section 8-603.4. ||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|8-603.3 Doors. Alternatives listed in order of priority are: ||Does not |
|Does not |
|8-603.4 Power-assisted doors. Power-assisted door or doors may be considered an equivalent alternative to level landings, strikeside clearance and door-opening forces required by regular code.||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|8-603.5 Toilet rooms. In lieu of separate-gender toilet facilities as required in the regular code, an accessible unisex toilet may be designated.||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|8-603.6 Exterior and interior ramps and lifts. Alternatives listed in order of priority are: ||Applies||Applies||Applies|
|SECTION 8-604 — EQUIVALENT FACILITATION |
Use of other designs and technologies, or deviation from particular technical and scoping requirements, are permitted if the application of the alternative provisionscontained in Section 8-603 would threaten or destroy the historical significance or character-defining features of the qualified historical building or property.
If a builderapplies for a waiver of an ADA
accessibilityrequirement for an element of a building, he or she will not be entitled to certification's rebuttable evidence of compliance for that element. This limitation on the certification determination should be noted in any publication of Chapter 8-6 if certification is granted.
Notes: The regular code for Chapter 8-6 is contained in Title 24, Part 2, Vol.1, Chapter 11B, which contain standards for new construction.
Provisions of this chapter may be used in conjunction with all other provisions of the regular code and ADA regulations.