|TM 03-02 Toilet Rooms and Bathrooms|
TAS section 4.22.2 and 4.23.2 requires that, at restrooms, the door should not swing into the clear floor space of the accessible fixtures located in the restroom. This technical memorandum TM 03-02
gives us an exception when the restroom is a single user restroom (like a unisex toilet room). If this room has a 30"x48" space beyond the swing of the door, then the door can swing into the clear floor space of an accessible fixture.
In the figure below, the door is swinging into the clear floor space of the water closet.
Note: The door CAN swing into the clear "turning radius" which is different than the "clear floor space".
|TM 03-03 Sinks and Lavatories|
This technical memo TM 03-03 speaks about lavatories for children. Since it might be difficult to build a front approach lavatory with the proper knee clearance for children ages five and under, TDLR is allowing a side approach for those children. They still need to comply with having the faucet at 18" max. away from the edge of the counter (using the sink below), but the requirement for front approach is waived.
|Inspector's corner: TM 99-05 Doors- clear width|
As an inspector I'm always asked if the door hardware can encroach on the clear width of a door when it is opened at a 90 degrees. This memo TM 99-05 clarifies this question by telling us that if we do have panic hardware or rails on doors, then they can only project 4" from the door into the clear width, if it is mounted between 34"-80". If it's mounted lower than 34" then it cannot protrude at all.