Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 5 General Building Heights and Areas; Separation of Occupancies

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Finishes

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Accessibility

Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency

Chapter 14 Exterior Walls

Chapter 15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

Chapter 16 Structural Design

Chapter 17 Structural Tests and Special Inspections

Chapter 18 Soils and Foundations

Chapter 19 Concrete

Chapter 20 Aluminum

Chapter 21 Masonry

Chapter 22 Steel

Chapter 23 Wood

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing

Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster

Chapter 26 Plastic

Chapter 27 Electrical

Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems

Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems

Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Chapter 32 Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction or Demolition

Chapter 34 Reserved

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards [PDF]

Appendix A Reserved

Appendix B Reserved

Appendix C Reserved

Appendix D Fire Districts

Appendix E Supplementary Accessibility Requirements

Appendix F Rodent Proofing

Appendix G Flood-Resistant Construction

Appendix H Outdoor Signs

Appendix I Reserved

Appendix J Reserved

Appendix K Modified Industry Standards for Elevators and Conveying Systems

Appendix L Reserved

Appendix M Supplementary Requirements for One- And Two-Family Dwellings

Appendix O Reserved

Appendix N Assistive Listening Systems Performance Standards

Appendix P R-2 Occupancy Toilet and Bathing Facilities Requirements

Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, and Fire Alarm Systems

Appendix R Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panel Ceiling Suspension Systems

All toilet and bathing facilities within a dwelling unit or sleeping unit subject to Appendix P pursuant to Section 1107.2.2 shall comply with Section P102. Within each such toilet and bathing facility, at least one lavatory, one water closet and either a bathtub or shower shall comply with Section P102. Such toilet and bathing fixtures shall be in a single room, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel beyond the room in which the fixture(s) of such toilet or bathing facility are located. Where a bathing fixture is omitted in a room, the remaining fixtures shall comply with Section P102.
At least one accessible route shall connect all spaces and elements with each toilet and bathing facility within a dwelling or sleeping unit unless as permitted in Section 1107.2.5, Exception 2 of condition 3. Accessible routes shall comply with ICC A117.1.
Lighting controls, electrical switches and receptacle outlets, and environmental controls shall comply with Section 309 of ICC A117.1.
Doors shall comply with Section 1107.2.1 including maneuvering clearances as required in Section 404.2.3 of ICC A117.1. Section 1003.5, Exception 2 of ICC A117.1 shall not apply. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor or ground space or clearance for any fixture.

Exception: Doors may swing into the clear floor or ground space or clearances for fixtures where either:
1. A clear floor or ground space complying with Section 305.3 of ICC A117.1 is provided within the room, beyond the arc of the door swing; or
2. The door and frames are provided with mortised hinge and latch blanks to permit future reversal of the door on the same frames using common hand tools and without further alterations to the door and frames. Such future swing of the door shall not obstruct the maneuvering clearances required at the door or doorway.
Clear floor space at fixtures shall be permitted to include knee and toe clearances complying with Section 306 of ICC A117.1.
Clear floor or ground spaces and clearances are permitted to overlap.
Lavatories, including those within a toilet and bathing facility accessed through a private office by a single occupant, shall comply with Section 606 of ICC A117.1.

Exception: Cabinetry shall be permitted under the lavatory, provided:
1. Such cabinetry can be removed without removal or replacement of the lavatory; and
2. The finish floor extends under such cabinetry; and
3. The walls behind and surrounding cabinetry are finished.
Mirrors above lavatories shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 40 inches (1016 mm) maximum above the floor or ground. Medicine cabinets, if provided, must include a storage shelf no higher than 44 inches (1118 mm) above the floor.
Water closets shall comply with Section P102.8.
The water closet shall be positioned with a wall to the rear and to one side. The centerline of the water closet shall be 16 inches (406 mm) minimum and 18 inches (457 mm) maximum from the side wall.
Clearance around the water closet shall comply with Sections P102.8.2.1 through P102.8.2.3 and Figure P102.8.2.

FIGURE P102.8.2
CLEARANCE AT WATER CLOSET
Where only a parallel approach is provided to the water closet, the clearance shall be 56 inches (1422 mm) minimum, measured perpendicular from the rear wall, and 48 inches (1219 mm) minimum, measured perpendicular from the side wall. A lavatory complying with Section P102.6 shall be permitted on the rear wall, 18 inches (457 mm) minimum from the water closet centerline.
Where only a forward approach is provided to the water closet, the clearance shall be 66 inches (1676 mm) minimum, measured perpendicular from the rear wall, and 48 inches (1219 mm) minimum, measured perpendicular from the side wall. A lavatory complying with Section P102.6 shall be permitted on the rear wall, 18 inches (457 mm) minimum from the water closet centerline.
Where both a parallel and a forward approach are provided to the water closet, the clearance shall be 56 inches (1420 mm) minimum, measured perpendicular from the rear wall, and 60 inches (1524 mm) minimum, measured perpendicular from the side wall. No fixtures or obstructions, other than the water closet, shall be within the clearance.
Grab bars for water closets shall comply with Section 609 of ICC A117.1 and shall be provided in accordance with Sections P102.8.3.1 through P102.8.3.2. Mounting heights of grab bars shall comply with Section 609.4 of ICC A117.1.

Exception: Grab bars are not required to be installed where reinforcement for such grab bars is installed and located to permit future installation of grab bars complying with Section P102.8.3.
Fixed side wall grab bars shall be 42 inches (1067 mm) minimum in length, located 12 inches (305 mm) maximum from the rear wall and extending 54 inches (1372 mm) minimum from the rear wall. In addition, a vertical grab bar 18 inches (457 mm) minimum in length shall be mounted with the bottom of the bar located between 39 inches (991 mm) and 41 inches (1041 mm) above the floor, and with the center of the bar located at 30 inches (762 mm) from the rear wall.

Exception: Where a side wall is not available for a 42-inch (1067 mm) grab bar, the sidewall grab bar shall be permitted to be 18 inches (457 mm) minimum in length, located 12 inches (305 mm) maximum from the rear wall and extending 30 inches (762 mm) minimum from the rear wall.
The rear wall grab bar shall be 24 inches (610 mm) minimum in length, centered on the water closet.
The top of the toilet seat shall be 15 inches (381 mm) minimum and 19 inches (483 mm) maximum above the floor or ground.
Hand operated flush controls shall comply with Section 309 of ICC A117.1. Flush controls shall be located on the open side of the water closet.
Toilet paper dispensers shall be 7 inches (178 mm) minimum and 9 inches (229 mm) maximum in front of the water closet measured to the centerline of the dispenser. The outlet of the dispenser shall be 14 inches (356 mm) minimum and 19 inches (483 mm) maximum above the floor, and shall not be located behind the grab bars.
Where a bathtub or shower compartment is provided, it shall comply with Section P102.9.1 or P102.9.2.
Bathtubs, including those within a toilet and bathing facility accessed through a private office by a single occupant, shall comply with Section 607 of ICC A117.1. Lavatories complying with Section P102.6 shall be permitted in the clearance required by Section 607.2 of ICC A117.1. Bathtub seats shall not be required.
Grab bars for bathtubs, including those within a toilet and bathing facility accessed through a private office by a single occupant, shall comply with Section 609 of ICC A117.1 and shall be provided in accordance with Section 607.4 of ICC A117.1.

Exception: Grab bars are not required to be installed where reinforcement for such grab bars is installed and located to permit future installation of grab bars complying with P102.9.1.1.
Showers, including those within a toilet and bathing facility accessed through a private office by a single occupant, shall comply with Section 608 of ICC A117.1.

Exception: For showers other than transfer-type showers, counter tops and cabinetry shall be permitted at the control end of the clearance, provided such counter tops and cabinetry can be removed and the floor finish extends under such cabinetry.
Grab bars and seats for showers, including those within a toilet and bathing facility accessed through a private office by a single occupant, shall comply with Section 609 and 610 of ICC A117.1 and shall be provided in accordance with Section 608.3 and 608.4 of ICC A117.1.

Exception: Grab bars and seats are not required to be installed where reinforcement for such grab bars and seats is installed and located to permit future installation of grab bars and seats complying with Section P102.9.2.1.
This section lists the standards that are referenced in various sections of this appendix. The standards are listed herein by the promulgating agency of the standard, the standard identification, the effective date and title and the section or sections of this document that reference the standard.
Refer to the rules of the department for any subsequent additions, modifications or deletions that may have been made to these standards in accordance with Section 28-103.19 of the Administrative Code.
The application of the referenced standards shall be as specified in Section 102.4.
ICC A117.1 - 2003 Accessible and Usable P102.1, et. al Buildings and Facilities.
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