FAQs: Accessibility Upgrades
Section 3409 of the International Building Code requires that the entire accessible route be upgraded completely with the exception for alterations greater than 20% of the project cost.
No. The building code requires the 20% cost limit to be spent upgrading the accessible route. Fire alarm systems are not considered part of the accessible route.
This is only permissible if upgrading the existing restroom requires the removal of a structural system member which is integral to the building’s structural integrity and the existing number of fixtures must be maintained.
Yes, provided the installation of the door opener meets the requirements of ICC/ANSI A117.1.