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Revisions for the 2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities

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Course description

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In Revisions for the 2010 ADA Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities, you'll learn ...

  • How the 2010 Standards establish parity between multi-user men’s and women’s toilet rooms with respect to ambulatory accessible toilet compartments
  • How the 2010 Standards impact men´s toilet rooms with only one urinal
  • New grab bar size and location requirements for wheelchair accessible and ambulatory accessible water closets
  • Changes in the accessibility requirements where a lavatory is installed adjacent to the water closet
  • Why the 2010 Standards do not scope unisex toilet facilities


Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 20 pages

Preview a portion of the interactive version of the course, designed to provide a multi-media learning experience that you complete at your computer.

You may view either or both versions when you purchase this course

This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design related to plumbing elements and facilities. It is suitable for engineers exposed to ADA requirements at any level.

The 2010 Standards consist of:

  • Title II - the 2004 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the requirements contained in 28 CFR 35.151
  • Title III - the 2004 ADAAG and the requirements contained in 28 CFR part 36 subpart D

The course covers changes between the prior requirements and the 2010 requirements. Scoping and technical requirements are discussed together, where appropriate, for ease in understanding the material.

In addition, the course includes selected public comments received by the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the 2010 Standards, as well as disposition of those comments. The DOJ’s responses to public comments are beneficial in understanding the rationale behind the 2010 Standards.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The exception allowed for drinking fountains installed at a height to accommodate very small children
  • Why the access board is considering the need for multiple wheelchair accessible compartments in toilet rooms serving airports and train stations
  • A reduction in the percentage of accessible single-user toilet rooms required where multiple single-user toilet rooms are clustered in a single location
  • A new provision for doors of single-user toilet or bathing rooms with in-swinging doors that achieves necessary flexibility while providing a minimum standard for maneuvering space
  • Sketches showing the impact of the 2010 requirements on single-user toilet room layouts, relative to the 1991 requirements
  • New requirements for toilet paper dispenser location relative to the water closet and grab bars
  • Additional flexibility provided in the 2010 Standards for transfer-type and roll-in shower compartments
  • New requirements for kitchen sink accessibility


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