Dedications

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 and Smoke Protection Features

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

Appendix A Reserved

Appendix B Reserved

Appendix C Reserved

Appendix D Fire Districts

Appendix E Supplementary Accessibility Requirements

Appendix F Rodentproofing

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 N Assistive Listening Systems Performance Standards

Appendix O Reserved

Appendix P Type B+NYC Unit Toilet and Bathing Rooms Requirements

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

Appendix R Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panelceiling Suspension Systems

Appendix S Supplementary Figures for Luminous Egress Path Markings

The provisions of this appendix shall control the supplementary requirements for the design and construction of facilities for accessibility to persons with physical disabilities.
Technical requirements for items herein shall comply with this code and ICC A117.1.
The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this appendix, have the meanings shown herein.

CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEPHONE. A telephone with a dedicated line such as a house phone, courtesy phone or phone that must be used to gain entrance to a facility.

MAILBOXES. Receptacles for the receipt of documents, packages or other deliverable matter. Mailboxes include, but are not limited to, post office boxes and receptacles provided by commercial mail-receiving agencies, apartment houses and schools.

TRANSIENT LODGING. A building, facility or portion thereof, excluding inpatient medical care facilities and long-term care facilities, that contains one or more dwelling units or sleeping units. Examples of transient lodging include, but are not limited to, resorts, group homes, hotels, motels, dormitories, homeless shelters, halfway houses and social service lodging.
In banquet rooms or spaces where a head table or speaker's lectern is located on a raised platform, an accessible route shall be provided to the platform.
Transient lodging facilities shall be provided with accessible features in accordance with Sections E104.2 and E104.3. Group I-3 occupancies shall be provided with accessible features in accordance with Sections E104.3 and E104.4.
In rooms or spaces having more than 25 beds, five percent of the beds shall have a clear floor space complying with Section 305 (Clear Floor Space) of ICC A117.1.
A clear floor space complying with Section 305 (Clear Floor Space) of ICC A117.1 shall be provided on both sides of the accessible bed. The clear floor space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.

Exception: This requirement shall not apply where a single clear floor space complying with Section 305 (Clear Floor Space) of ICC A117.1 positioned for parallel approach is provided between two beds.
Communication features complying with Chapter 7 of ICC A117.1 shall be provided in accordance with Sections E104.3.1 through E104.3.4 of this code.
In transient lodging facilities, sleeping units with accessible communication features shall be provided in accordance with Table E104.3. 1. Units required to comply with Table E104.3.1 shall be dispersed among the various classes of units.

TABLE E104.3.1 DWELLING OR SLEEPING UNITS WITH ACCESSIBLE COMMUNICATION FEATURES

TOTAL NUMBER OF DWELLING
OR SLEEPING UNITS PROVIDED
MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER OF
DWELLING OR SLEEPING UNITS
1 1
2 to 25 2
26 to 50 4
51 to 75 7
76 to 100 9
101 to 150 12
151 to 200 14
201 to 300 17
301 to 400 20
401 to 500 22
501 to 1,000 5% of total
1,001 and over 50 plus 3 for each 100 over 1,000
In Group I-3 occupancies at least 2 percent, but no fewer than one of the total number of general holding cells and general housing cells equipped with audible emergency alarm systems and permanently installed telephones within the cell, shall comply with Section E104.3.4.
Where dwelling units and sleeping units are altered or added, the requirements of Section E104.3 shall apply only to the units being altered or added until the number of units with accessible communication features complies with the minimum number required for new construction.
Visual notification devices shall be provided to alert room occupants of incoming telephone calls and a door knock or bell. Notification devices shall not be connected to visual alarm signal appliances. Permanently installed telephones shall have volume controls and an electrical outlet complying with ICC A117.1, including Section 309 (Operable Parts), located within 48 inches (1219 mm) of the telephone to facilitate the use of a TTY.
Solid partitions or security glazing that separates visitors from detainees in Group I-3 occupancies shall provide a method to facilitate voice communication. Such methods are permitted to include, but are not limited to, grilles, slats, talk-through baffles, intercoms or telephone handset devices. The method of communication shall be accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs and individuals who have difficulty bending or stooping. Hand-operable communication devices, if provided, shall comply with Section E106.3.
Where multiple single-user portable toilet or bathing units are clustered at a single location, at least 5 percent, but not less than one toilet unit or bathing unit at each cluster, shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 603 (Toilet and Bathing Rooms). Signs containing the International Symbol of Accessibility and complying with Section 703 (Signs) of ICC A117.1 shall identify accessible portable toilets and bathing units.

Exception: Portable toilet units provided for use exclusively by construction personnel on a construction site.
Where provided in spaces required to be accessible, washing machines and clothes dryers shall comply with this section. Where laundry equipment is provided within a dwelling or sleeping unit, not for public use or common use, such equipment shall comply with Section 1107.2.8.
Where three or fewer washing machines are provided, at least one shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 611 (Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers), and shall be front loading. Where more than three washing machines are provided, at least two shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 611 and shall be front loading.
Where three or fewer clothes dryers are provided, at least one shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 611 (Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers), and shall be front loading. Where more than three clothes dryers are provided, at least two shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 611, and shall be front loading.
Where provided, at least one of each type of depository, vending machine, change machine and similar equipment shall comply with ICC A117.1.

Exception: Drive-up-only depositories are not required to comply with this section.
Where mailboxes are provided in facilities not subject to Section 1107.3.1, but required to be accessible pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, at least five percent, but not less than one, of each type shall comply with ICC A117.1.
Where automatic teller machines or self-service fare vending, collection or adjustment machines are provided, at least one machine of each type at each location where such machines are provided shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 707 (ATMs and Fare Machines). Where bins are provided for envelopes, wastepaper or other purposes, at least one of each type shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 905 (Storage Facilities).
Where two-way Communication systems are provided to gain admittance to a building or facility or to restricted areas within a building or facility, the system shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 708 (Two-Way Communication Systems).
Where coin-operated public pay telephones, coinless public pay telephones, public closed-circuit telephones, courtesy phones or other types of public telephones are provided, accessible public telephones shall be provided in accordance with Sections E106.2 through E106.5 for each type of public telephone provided. For purposes of this section, a bank of telephones shall be considered two or more adjacent telephones.
Where public telephones are provided, wheelchair-accessible telephones complying with ICC A117.1, including Section 704 (Telephones), shall be provided in accordance with Table E106.2.

Exception: Drive-up-only public telephones are not required to be accessible.

TABLE E106.2 WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE TELEPHONES

NUMBER OF TELEPHONES PROVIDED
ON A FLOOR, LEVEL OR EXTERIOR SITE
MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER OF
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE TELEPHONES
1 or more single unit 1 per floor, level and exterior site
1 bank 1 per floor, level and exterior site
2 or more banks 1 per bank
All public telephones provided shall have volume control complying with Section 704.3 (Volume-Control Telephones) of ICC A117.1.
TTYs complying with ICC A117.1, including Sections 704.4 through 704.7, shall be provided in accordance with Sections E106.4.1 through E106.4.9.
Where four or more public pay telephones are provided at a bank of telephones, at least one public TTY shall be provided at that bank.

Exception: TTYs are not required at banks of telephones located within 200 feet (60 960 mm) of, and on the same floor as, a bank containing a public TTY.
Where four or more public pay telephones are provided on a floor of a privately owned building, at least one public TTY shall be provided on that floor. Where at least one public pay telephone is provided on a floor of a publicly owned building, at least one public TTY shall be provided on that floor.
Where four or more public pay telephones are provided in a privately owned building, at least one public TTY shall be provided in the building. Where at least one public pay telephone is provided in a publicly owned building, at least one public TTY shall be provided in the building.
Where four or more public pay telephones are provided on a site, at least one public TTY shall be provided on the site.
Where a public pay telephone is provided at a public rest stop, emergency road stop or service plaza, at least one public TTY shall be provided.
Where a public pay telephone is provided in or adjacent to a hospital emergency room, hospital recovery room or hospital waiting room, at least one public TTY shall be provided at each such location.
Transportation facilities shall be provided with TTYs in accordance with Section E109.2.5 in addition to the TTYs required by Sections E106.4.1 through E106.4.4.
In detention and correctional facilities, where a public pay telephone is provided in a secured area used only by detainees or inmates and security personnel, then at least one TTY shall be provided in at least one secured area.
Public TTYs shall be identified by the International Symbol of TTY complying with Section 703.6.3.2 (International Symbol of TTY) of ICC A117.1. Directional signs indicating the location of the nearest public TTY shall be provided at banks of public pay telephones not containing a public TTY. Additionally, where signs provide direction to public pay telephones, they shall also provide direction to public TTYs. Such signs shall comply with ICC A117.1, including Section 703.2 (Visual Characters), and shall include the International Symbol of TTY.
Where a bank of telephones in the interior of a building consists of three or more public pay telephones, at least one public pay telephone at the bank shall be provided with a shelf and an electrical outlet in accordance with Section 704.6 (TTY Shelf) of ICC A117.1.

Exceptions:

1. In secured areas of detention and correctional facilities, if shelves and outlets are prohibited for purposes of security or safety shelves and outlets for TTYs are not required to be provided.

2. The shelf and electrical outlet shall not be required at a bank of telephones with a TTY.
Required accessible portable toilets and bathing facilities shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility.
Interior and exterior signs identifying permanent rooms and spaces shall be tactile. Where pictograms are provided as designations of interior rooms and spaces, the pictograms shall have tactile text descriptors. Signs required to provide tactile characters and pictograms shall comply with Sections 703.3 and 703.5 of ICC A117.1.

Exceptions:

1. Exterior signs that are not located at the door to the space they serve are not required to comply.

2. Building directories, menus, seat and row designations in assembly areas, occupant names, building addresses and company names and logos are not required to comply.

3. Signs in parking facilities are not required to comply.

4. Temporary (seven days or less) signs are not required to comply.

5. In detention and correctional facilities, signs not located in public areas are not required to comply.
Signs that provide direction to, or information about, permanent interior spaces of the site and facilities shall contain visual characters complying with Section 703.2 (Visual Characters) of ICC A117.1.

Exception: Building directories, personnel names, company or occupant names and logos, menus and temporary (seven days or less) signs are not required to comply with ICC A117.1.
Signage indicating special accessibility provisions shall be provided at fixed facilities and stations, signage must be provided in accordance with Sections E109.2.2 through E109.2.2.3.
Fixed transportation facilities and stations shall comply with the applicable provisions of Section E109.2.
New stations in rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail, high speed rail and other fixed guideway systems shall comply with Sections E109.2.1 through E109.2.8.
Where different entrances to a station serve different transportation fixed routes or groups of fixed routes, all entrances serving each group or route shall comply with Section 1104 and ICC A117.1, including Section 404 (Doors and Doorways).
Signage in fixed transportation facilities and stations shall comply with Sections E109.2.2.1 through E109.2.2.3.
Where signs are provided at entrances to stations identifying the station or the entrance, or both, at least one sign at each entrance shall be tactile. A minimum of one tactile sign identifying the specific station shall be provided on each platform or boarding area. Such signs shall be placed in uniform locations at entrances and on platforms or boarding areas within the transit system to the maximum extent practicable. Tactile signs shall comply with Section 703.3 (Tactile Characters) of ICC A117.1.

Exceptions:

1. Where the station has no defined entrance but signs are provided, the tactile signs shall be placed in a central location.

2. Signs are not required to be tactile where audible signs are remotely transmitted to hand-held receivers, or are user or proximity actuated.
Stations covered by this section shall have identification signs containing visual characters complying with Section 703.2 (Visual Characters) of ICC A117.1. Signs shall be clearly visible and within the sightlines of a standing or sitting passenger from within the train on both sides when not obstructed by another train.
Lists of stations, routes and destinations served by the station which are located on boarding areas, platforms or mezzanines shall provide visual characters complying with Section 703.2 (Visual Characters) of ICC A117.1. Signs covered by this provision shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be placed in uniform locations within the transit system.
Self-service fare vending, collection and adjustment machines shall comply with Section 707 (ATMs and Fare Machines) of ICC A117.1. Where self-service fare vending, collection or adjustment machines are provided for the use of the general public, at least one accessible machine of each type provided shall be provided at each accessible point of entry and exit.
Station platforms shall be positioned to coordinate with vehicles in accordance with the applicable provisions of 36 CFR, Part 1192. Low-level platforms shall be 8 inches (203 mm) minimum above top of rail.

Exception: Where vehicles are boarded from sidewalks or street level, low-level platforms shall be permitted to be less than 8 inches (203 mm).
Where a public pay telephone is provided in a transit facility (as defined by the Department of Transportation) at least one public TTY complying with Sections 704.4 through 704.7 of ICC A117.1 shall be provided in the station. In addition, where one or more public pay telephones serve a particular entrance to a transportation facility, at least one TTY telephone complying with Section 704.4 through 704.7 of ICC A117.1 shall be provided to serve that entrance.
Where a circulation path serving boarding platforms crosses tracks, an accessible route complying with ICC A117.1, including Section 402 (Accessible Routes) shall be provided.

Exception: Openings for wheel flanges shall be permitted to be 21/2 inches (64 mm) maximum.
Where public address systems convey audible information to the public, the same or equivalent information shall be provided in a visual format.
Where clocks are provided for use by the general public, the clock face shall be uncluttered so that its elements are clearly visible. Hands, numerals and digits shall contrast with the background either light-on-dark or dark-on-light. Where clocks are mounted overhead, numerals and digits shall comply with Section 703.2 (Visual Characters) of ICC A117.1.
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.
DOJ 36 CFR Americans with Disabilities Act E109.2.4
Part 1192 (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines
for Transportation Vehicles

(ADAAG). Washington, DC:
Department of Justice, 1991
ICC Accessible and Usable E101.2, et al.
A117.1‒09 Buildings and Facilities
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