Georgia uses the edition of this code adopted in and NC uses adopted the version adopted in We do projects in both states so I am keenly aware of differences in these two codes. Significantly the width and interpretation of what a "U-shaped kitchen" is in the "Dwelling Units" chapter. There are other differences as well regarding roll-in showers, etc.
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If your jurisdiction is enforcing the edition of A Given the amount of changes to the standard, this article will focus on those major changes that will primarily impact commercial facilities. The next edition of our newsletter will focus on the major changes impacting Residential Facilities i.
The following is not an exhaustive list of all the changes to the standard, but we have attempted to point out some of the major differences. While too lengthy to cover in this article, note that the A The new provisions also modify the height and location of the dispenser depending on whether it is above or below the grab bar.
New Exception Alternate Roll In Shower seats must have a folding seat. Chapter 7: There have been several modifications in Chapter 7 related to signs including scoping for the types of signs required to be accessible, additional requirements for Variable Message Signs and modifications related to Visual Characters and requirements for telephone entry systems.
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