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International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015)

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Appendix B Supplementary Accessibility Requirements for Existing Buildings and Facilities

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The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.

Section B101 Qualified Historical Buildings and Facilities

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B101.1 General

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Qualified historic buildings and facilities shall comply with Sections B101.2 through B101.5.

B101.2 Qualified Historic Buildings and Facilities

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These procedures shall apply to buildings and facilities designated as historic structures that undergo alterations or a change of occupancy.
Where an alteration or change of occupancy is undertaken to a qualified historic building or facility that is subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the federal agency with jurisdiction over the undertaking shall follow the Section 106 process. Where the state historic preservation officer or Advisory Council on Historic Preservation determines that compliance with the requirements for accessible routes, ramps, entrances, or toilet facilities would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility, the alternative requirements of Section 305.9 for that element are permitted.
Where an alteration or change of occupancy is undertaken to a qualified historic building or facility that is not subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the entity undertaking the alterations believes that compliance with the requirements for accessible routes, ramps, entrances, or toilet facilities would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility, the entity shall consult with the state historic preservation officer. Where the state historic preservation officer determines that compliance with the accessibility requirements for accessible routes, ramps, entrances, or toilet facilities would threaten or destroy the historical significance of the building or facility, the alternative requirements of Section 305.9 for that element are permitted.

B101.4.1 Consultation With Interested Persons

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Interested persons shall be invited to participate in the consultation process, including state or local accessibility officials, individuals with disabilities, and organizations representing individuals with disabilities.

B101.4.2 Certified Local Government Historic Preservation Programs

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Where the state historic preservation officer has delegated the consultation responsibility for purposes of this section to a local government historic preservation program that has been certified in accordance with Section 101 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 [(16 U.S.C. 470a(c)] and implementing regulations (36 CFR 61.5), the responsibility shall be permitted to be carried out by the appropriate local government body or official.

B101.5 Displays

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In qualified historic buildings and facilities where alternative requirements of Section 1105 are permitted, displays and written information shall be located where they can be seen by a seated person. Exhibits and signs displayed horizontally shall be 44 inches (1120 mm) maximum above the floor.

Section B102 Fixed Transportation Facilities and Stations

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B102.1 General

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Existing fixed transportation facilities and stations shall comply with Section B102.2.

B102.2 Existing Facilities—Key Stations

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Rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail, high-speed rail and other fixed guideway systems, altered stations, and intercity rail and key stations, as defined under criteria established by the Department of Transportation in Subpart C of 49 CFR Part 37, shall comply with Sections B102.2.1 through B102.2.3.

B102.2.1 Accessible Route

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One accessible route, or more, from an accessible entrance to those areas necessary for use of the transportation system shall be provided. The accessible route shall include the features specified in Section E109.2 of the International Building Code, except that escalators shall comply with International Building Code Section 3004.2.2. Where technical unfeasibility in existing stations requires the accessible route to lead from the public way to a paid area of the transit system, an accessible fare collection machine complying with International Building Code Section E109.2.3 shall be provided along such accessible route.

B102.2.2 Platform and Vehicle Floor Coordination

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Station platforms shall be positioned to coordinate with vehicles in accordance with applicable provisions of 36 CFR Part 1192. Low-level platforms shall be 8 inches (250 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 (250 mm).

B102.2.3 Direct Connections

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New direct connections to commercial, retail, or residential facilities shall, to the maximum extent feasible, have an accessible route complying with Section 305.7 from the point of connection to boarding platforms and transportation system elements used by the public. Any elements provided to facilitate future direct connections shall be on an accessible route connecting boarding platforms and transportation system elements used by the public.

Section B103 Dwelling Units and Sleeping Units

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B103.1 Communication Features

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Where dwelling units and sleeping units are altered or added, the requirements of Section E104.3 of the International Building Code 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.

Section B104 Referenced Standards

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Y3.H626 2PNational Historic Preservation
J101.2, 43/933 Act of 1966
as amended J101.3, 3rd Edition
Washington, DC: J101.3.2
US Government Printing Office, 1993
B101.3, B101.4.2
IBC—18International Building Code®.
Washington, DC:
International Code Council, 2017
B102.2.1,
36 CFR
Part 1192
Americans with Disabilities Act
Guidelines for Transportation
Vehicles—Rapid Rail Vehicles
and Systems
B102.2.2
49 CFR
Part 37
Subpart C
Alteration of Transportation
Facilities by Public Entities
Department of Transportation
400 7th Street SW, Room 8102
Washington, DC 20590-0001
B102.2
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