Doors and Doorways DOUBLE LEAF DOORS Width Maneuvering Clearance A doorway having two independently operated door leaves shall have at least one leaf that meets the requirements of 521 CMR 26.5, Width and 521 CMR 26.6, Maneuvering Clearance.
Doors and Doorways DOOR OPENING FORCE maximum force The maximum force for pushing or pulling open a door shall be as follows: opening the door Doors: These forces apply only to opening the door, not to the effort required to retract latch bolts or disengage other devices that may hold the door in a closed position. a. exterior hinged doors: 15 lbs. b. interior hinged doors: five lbs. c. sliding or folding doors: five lbs. Exception: Fire doors shall have the minimum opening force allowable by the appropriate administrative authority. compensating devices Compensating devices: Doors requiring greater force shall be equipped with compensating devices to reduce the operating force, or shall be equipped with automatic opening devices.
Doors and Doorways THRESHOLDS ½ inch (½" = 13mm) in height beveled one-in-two Thresholds shall not exceed ½ inch (½" = 13mm) in height and shall be beveled on both sides with a slope no greater than one-in-two (1:2) (50%).
Public Toilet Rooms at least one accessible In each adult public toilet room, at least one water closet and one sink in each location shall be accessible to persons in wheelchairs, or a separate accessible unisex toilet room shall be provided at each location.
Public Toilet Rooms unisex toilet room The installation of unisex toilet room in lieu of fully accessible men's and women's room is permitted by 521 CMR.
Public Toilet Rooms accessible route Accessible toilet rooms shall be on an accessible route. Where unisex toilet room(s) are provided, they shall be located in the same area as other toilet rooms. LOCATION
Public Toilet Rooms swing into the room clear floor space Doors to single user toilet rooms may swing into the room if the door has a self-closing device and maneuvering space is provided. The door may swing into the room if there is a clear floor space of 30 inches by 48 inches (30" = 762mm by 48" = 1219mm) beyond the swing of the door. DOORS
Public Toilet Rooms unobstructed turning space An unobstructed turning space shall be provided within an accessible toilet room. The clear floor space at fixtures and controls, the accessible route, and the turning space may overlap. CLEAR FLOOR SPACE
Public Toilet Rooms self-closing hinge devicepull device lock The stall door shall have an automatic self-closing hinge device, a pull device on both sides of the door to assist in closing and opening the door, and a lock located approximately 36 inches (36" = 914mm) above the floor that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. coat hook A coat hook shall be provided at a maximum height of 54 inches (54" = 1372mm) above the floor.
Elevators visible and audible signal A visible and audible signal shall be provided at each hoistway entrance to indicate which car is answering a call. HALL LANTERNS AND SIGNS
Stairs uniform riser heightsuniform tread widths On any given flight of stairs, all steps shall have uniform riser heights and uniform tread widths. Open risers are not permitted. TREADS AND RISERS
Stairs ½ inch 60 degree 1½ inches The radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be no greater than ½ inch (½" = 13mm). Risers shall be sloped or the underside of the nosing shall have an angle not less than 60 degree from the horizontal. Nosings shall project no more than 1½ inches (1½" = 38mm). NOSINGS
Stairs continuous handrails Stairways shall have continuous handrails at both sides of all stairs. The inside handrail on switchback or dogleg stairs shall always be continuous. HANDRAILS
Stairs 12 inches parallel At the top, extend at least 12 inches (12" = 305mm) beyond the top riser and parallel with the floor or ground surface. 12 inches At the bottom, extend at least 12 inches (12" = 305mm) plus the width of one tread beyond the bottom riser. HANDRAIL EXTENSIONS
Stairs HANDRAIL DEMENSIONS 1½ inches When a handrail is mounted adjacent to a wall, the clear space between the handrail and the wall shall be 1½ inches (1½" = 38mm).