Toilet/Water Closet Wall Clearances and Space In Front

by evstudio September 28, 2018

It’s often tempting to try to squeeze bathroom spaces when designing a house.  A comfortably sized bathroom is worth the extra few inches though. The IRC says the minimum width from the centerline of the toilet to the nearest cabinet or wall is 15″, making […]

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How Many Toilets and Sinks Do You Need – Plumbing Fixture Requirements

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP August 23, 2018
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Have you ever wondered how a mall only seems to have one set of restrooms while an office building has nearly as many on every floor? It all comes back to the plumbing fixture requirements dictated by the building code. When we design a building, […]

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LEED Certified Core & Shell in Texas – Regional Priority

by EVstudio AEP August 3, 2010

The Highpointe Building 2 Project in Killeen, Texas is pursuing LEED Certification under the LEED for Core and Shell 2009 Rating System with the help of the EVstudio team.  This is the first certification project that EVstudio has been involved in under the new 2009 […]

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Accessibility for Children

by EVstudio AEP July 18, 2010

A close look at ADA and ANSI reveals valuable flexibility in the code for catering to the needs of children. With a new project on the boards that includes a children’s daycare and play area I pulled out my copy of the ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guide) and ANSI 117.1-2003 (as called by the IBC (International Building Code)) and searched for adjustments in the code that take into consideration the specific needs of children.

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ANSI vs ADA Restroom Grab Bar Requirements

by evstudio September 20, 2009

When working on multi- family architecture or any commercial project, it’s important to be aware of the differing code requirements for grab bars in restrooms.  ADA requirements are always a minimum for accessible spaces, but depending on your jurisdiction, you may need to apply the […]

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