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ANSI Examples - Bathrooms - Part 1

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In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Planning and Design Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PPD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the generation or evaluation of design alternatives that synthesize environmental, cultural, behavioral, technical and economic issues.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam including design concepts, sustainability/environmental design, universal design, and other forms of governing codes and regulations. 

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For bathrooms, the accessibility dimensions start getting very complicated and specific, and there's quite a few different dimensions to think about. For the most part, we're not gonna really worry too much about those for this, because you're not really gonna be sort of asked to memorize all those different dimensions. But there are some ideas that are probably worth keeping in mind. Some thoughts, for example, for tubs, you can see in this layout, there's a place to sit. And so that becomes a reasonable spot for somebody in a wheelchair or a walker, or some other mobility issue, to be able to sort of get onto first and sit with their legs just on the floor, and then swinging their legs over, they can then get to the tub, and kinda slide into the tub, by using the grab bars to hold onto. So, the idea of the seat makes a big difference. To the point that in this other situation where there is no little seat, the mandate is that you actually put one in. It would be a seat that's removable so that it could be moved out of the way, or it could be moved to whatever the best location is for that particular person. But that idea, if I have a tub, to be able to sort of sit, swing my legs over, and then get into the tub from there, or just sit on, use the chair itself, and use a flexible hose type nozzle for showering. Something like that is sort of reasonable as well. But the idea that you need to be able to think it through how somebody would be sort of moving into this, how do they go from one situation all the way into a tub, or standing into a shower situation. And the grab bar has become very important, because that's A). How you hold yourself steady, so you'll see the upper height here is really about standing and holding yourself steady. And the lower height is really about having something that you can grab onto and pull yourself up in order to get out of a tub.

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ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep

Duration: 31h

Author: Mike Newman