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Residential Buildings with One Accessible Entrance?
May 3, 2018
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April 30, 2018
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I was hoping for additional input but maybe that is it.  The IBC allows a reduction in accessible Type A and B units on a site based on excessive slopes but not the same for building entrances.  It seems there should be a means to allow a reduction due slope also on hard sites.

April 25, 2018
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Thanks for your response.

We have investigate those other options.  We do have one Restricted Entrance where the buzz in access is provided for visitors.  We think the 60% rule applies but the building official believes that 1105.1.6 in clear in requiring only one Accessible Entrance for the building to accessible units.  We want to confirm that is accurate which from your reply seems to imply that is not correct as well as the interpretation manual text of Restricted Entrance 1105.1.3 seems to imply the same, correct?  That is what we have been discussing with the building official.

April 25, 2018
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Have you explored all other possibilities?

PUBLIC ENTRANCE. An entrance that is not a service entrance or a restricted entrance.

RESTRICTED ENTRANCE. An entrance that is made available for common use on a controlled basis, but not public use, and that is not a service entrance.

The right answers usually are the difficult ones.

April 24, 2018
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Thanks for the response!  I appreciate it.  

We are concerned about Accessible Entrances of Chapter 11. We right now have at least 3 entrances per building so we would need to provide 2 accessible entrances per 1105.1 using the 60% rule.  We do not fall under the exceptions of IBC 2015 1006.3.2 Single exits complying with Tables 1006.3.2(1) or 1006.3.2(2).

Do you have a reading on 1105.1.6 or another Chapter 11 provision that allows us to have only one Accessible Entrance for a multi-family dwelling unit building with locked entrances?

April 24, 2018
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IBC 2015 1006.3.2 Single exits.    Table 1006.3.2(1) or  1006.3.2(2).

April 23, 2018
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It looks like there is no one to help.  Could some people please reply?

April 17, 2018
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Could people chime in on what I posted above?

Thanks in advance.

April 16, 2018
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We have multiple three story residential R-2 buildings on a site with multiple locked building entrances with buzz in building access at one entrance.  In 1105.1, does the 60% rule of 1105.1 apply?  We have people telling us since the buildings contain only dwelling units, 1105.1.6 applies and only one accessible entrance is required per building.  1105.1.6 covers multiple items, tenant spaces, dwelling units and sleeping units.  The interpretation manual seems to imply the same except for multitenant buildings (requiring the 60% rule of 1105.1) which people are saying is for tenant spaces in a mall or the like not a residential building.  What is the right reading?