Family and Assisted Use Toilets instead of Separate Facilities

by Sean O'Hara on April 8, 2016

In most buildings you need to have separate restrooms (facilities) for male and female users. So technically, doing a pair of unisex restrooms isn’t allowed.

However, in the 2012 IBC there is an exception 2902.2.1 for family or assisted-use toilet facilities. This is great for institutional users or rec facilities and other uses where you may have a lot of single toilet restrooms. Its especially useful if you want to put a shower in one but not the other. It states:

Where a building  or tenant space requires a separate toilet facility for each sex and each toilet facility is required to have only one water closet, two family/assisted-use toilet facilities shall be permitted to serve as the required separate facilities. Family or assisted-use toilet facilities shall not be required to be identified for exclusive use by either sex as required by Section 2902.4.

Originally posted 2013-12-17 17:21:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


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