PVAG Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8: SPECIAL ROOMS, SPACES, AND ELEMENTS

V801 General

V801.1 Scope.  The provisions of Chapter 8 shall apply where required by Chapter 2 or where referenced by a requirement in this document.

V802 Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats

V802.1 Wheelchair Spaces.  Wheelchair spaces shall comply with V802.1.

V802.1.1 Deck Surface.  The deck surface of wheelchair spaces shall comply with V302.  Changes in level are not permitted.

EXCEPTION:  Slopes not steeper than 1:48 shall be permitted.

V802.1.2 Width.  A single wheelchair space shall be 36 inches (915 mm) wide minimum.  Where two adjacent wheelchair spaces are provided, each wheelchair space shall be 33 inches (840 mm) wide minimum.

V802.1.3 Depth.  Where a wheelchair space can be entered from the front or rear, the wheelchair space shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) deep minimum.  Where a wheelchair space can be entered only from the side, the wheelchair space shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) deep minimum.

V802.1.4 Approach.  Wheelchair spaces shall adjoin accessible routes.  Accessible routes shall not overlap wheelchair spaces.

V802.1.5 Overlap.  Wheelchair spaces shall not overlap circulation paths.

V802.2 Lines of Sight.  Lines of sight to the screen, or performance area, for spectators in wheelchair spaces shall comply with V802.2.

V 802.2.1 Lines of Sight Over Seated Spectators.  Where spectators are expected to remain seated during events, spectators in wheelchair spaces shall be afforded lines of sight complying with V802.2.1.

V802.2.1.1 Lines of Sight Over Heads.  Where spectators are provided lines of sight over the heads of spectators seated in the first row in front of their seats, spectators seated in wheelchair spaces shall be afforded lines of sight over the heads of seated spectators in the first row in front of wheelchair spaces.

V802.2.1.2 Lines of Sight Between Heads.  Where spectators are provided lines of sight over the shoulders and between the heads of spectators seated in the first row in front of their seats, spectators seated in wheelchair spaces shall be afforded lines of sight over the shoulders and between the heads of seated spectators in the first row in front of wheelchair spaces.

V802.2.2 Lines of Sight Over Standing Spectators.  Where spectators are expected to stand during events, spectators in wheelchair spaces shall be afforded lines of sight complying with V802.2.2.

V802.2.2.1 Lines of Sight Over Heads.  Where standing spectators are provided lines of sight over the heads of spectators standing in the first row in front of their seats, spectators seated in wheelchair spaces shall be afforded lines of sight over the heads of standing spectators in the first row in front of wheelchair spaces.

V802.2.2.2 Lines of Sight Between Heads.  Where standing spectators are provided lines of sight over the shoulders and between the heads of spectators standing in the first row in front of their seats, spectators seated in wheelchair spaces shall be afforded lines of sight over the shoulders and between the heads of standing spectators in the first row in front of wheelchair spaces.

V802.3 Companion Seats.  Companion seats shall comply with V802.3.

V802.3.1 Alignment.  In row seating, companion seats shall be located to provide shoulder alignment with adjacent wheelchair spaces.  The shoulder alignment point of the wheelchair space shall be measured 36 inches (915 mm) from the front of the wheelchair space.  The deck surface of the companion seat shall be at the same elevation as the deck surface of the wheelchair space.

V802.3.2 Type.  Companion seats shall be equivalent in size, quality, comfort, and amenities to the seating in the immediate area.  Companion seats shall be permitted to be movable.

V802.4 Designated Aisle Seats.  Designated aisle seats shall comply with V802.4.

V802.4.1 Armrests.  Where armrests are provided on the seating in the immediate area, folding or retractable armrests shall be provided on the aisle side of the seat.

V802.4.2 Identification.  Each designated aisle seat shall be identified by a sign or marker.

V803 Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms

V803.1 General.  Dressing, fitting, and locker rooms shall comply with V803.

V803.2 Turning Space.  Turning space complying with V304 shall be provided within the room.

V803.3 Door Swing.  Doors shall not swing into the room unless a clear deck space complying with V305.3 is provided, beyond the arc of the door swing.

V803.4 Benches.  A bench complying with V903 shall be provided within the room.

V803.5 Coat Hooks and Shelves.  Coat hooks provided within the room shall be located within one of the reach ranges specified in V308.  Shelves shall be 40 inches (1015 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum above the finish deck surface.

V804 Kitchens and Kitchenettes

V804.1 General.  Kitchens and kitchenettes shall comply with V804.

V804.2 Clearance.  Where a pass through kitchen is provided, clearances shall comply with V804.2.1.  Where a U-shaped kitchen is provided, clearances shall comply with V804.2.2.

EXCEPTION:  Spaces that do not provide a cooktop or conventional range shall not be required to comply with V804.2.

V804.2.1 Pass Through Kitchen.  In pass through kitchens where counters, appliances, or cabinets are on two opposing sides, or where counters, appliances, or cabinets are opposite a parallel wall, clearance between all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas shall be 40 inches (1015 mm) minimum.  Pass through kitchens shall have two entries.

V804.2.2 U-Shaped.  In U-shaped kitchens enclosed on three contiguous sides, clearance between all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum.

V804.3 Kitchen Work Surface.  Where counters are provided, at least one 30 inches (760 mm) wide minimum section of counter shall provide a work surface that complies with V902.3.  A clear deck space complying with V305 shall be provided that is centered on the work surface and positioned for a forward approach or parallel approach.

V804.4 Sinks.  Sinks shall comply with V606.

V804.5 Storage.  At least 50 percent of shelf space in storage facilities shall comply with V808.

V804.6 Appliances.  Where provided, kitchen appliances shall comply with V804.6.

V804.6.1 Clear Deck Space.  A clear deck space complying with V305 shall be provided at each kitchen appliance.  Clear deck spaces shall be permitted to overlap.

V804.6.2 Operable Parts.  All appliance controls shall comply with V309.

EXCEPTIONS:  1.  Appliance doors and door latching devices shall not be required to comply with V309.4.

2.  Bottom-hinged appliance doors, when in the open position, shall not be required to comply with V309.3.

V804.6.3 Dishwasher.  Clear deck space shall be positioned adjacent to the dishwasher door.  The dishwasher door, in the open position, shall not obstruct the clear deck space for the dishwasher or the sink.

V804.6.4 Range or Cooktop.  Where a forward approach is provided, the clear deck space shall provide knee and toe clearance complying with V306.  Where knee and toe space is provided, the underside of the range or cooktop shall be insulated or otherwise configured to prevent burns, abrasions, or electrical shock.  The location of controls shall not require reaching across burners.

V804.6.5 Oven.  Ovens shall comply with V804.6.5.

V804.6.5.1 Side-Hinged Door Ovens.  Side-hinged door ovens shall have the work surface required by V804.3 positioned adjacent to the latch side of the oven door.

V804.6.5.2 Bottom-Hinged Door Ovens.  Bottom-hinged door ovens shall have the work surface required by V804.3 positioned adjacent to one side of the door.

V804.6.5.3 Controls.  Ovens shall have controls on front panels.

V804.6.6 Refrigerator/Freezer.  Combination refrigerators and freezers shall have at least 50 percent of the freezer space 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the finish deck surface.  The clear deck space shall be positioned for a parallel approach to the space dedicated to a refrigerator/freezer with the centerline of the clear deck space offset 24 inches (610 mm) maximum from the centerline of the dedicated space.

V805 Medical Care Facilities

V805.1 General.  Medical care facility patient sleeping rooms required to provide mobility features shall comply with V805.

V805.2 Turning Space.  Turning space complying with V304 shall be provided within the room.

V805.3 Clear Deck Space.  A clear deck space complying with V305 shall be provided on each side of the bed.  The clear deck space shall be positioned for a parallel approach to the side of the bed.

V805.4 Toilet and Bathing Rooms.  Toilet and bathing rooms that are provided as part of a patient sleeping room shall comply with V603.  Where provided, no fewer than one water closet, one lavatory, and one bathtub or shower shall comply with the applicable requirements of V603 through V610.

V806 Passenger Guest Rooms

V806.1 General.  Guest rooms shall comply with V806.  Guest rooms required to provide mobility features shall comply with V806.2.  Guest rooms required to provide communication features shall comply with V806.3.

V806.2 Guest Rooms with Mobility Features.  Guest rooms required to provide mobility features shall comply with V806.2.

V806.2.1 Living and Dining Areas.  Living and dining areas shall be accessible.

V806.2.2 Exterior Spaces.  Exterior spaces, including patios, terraces and balconies, that serve the guest room shall be accessible.

V806.2.3 Sleeping Areas.  At least one sleeping area shall provide a clear deck space complying with V305 on both sides of a bed.  The clear deck space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.

EXCEPTION:  Where a single clear deck space complying with V305 positioned for parallel approach is provided between two beds, a clear deck space shall not be required on both sides of a bed.

V806.2.4 Toilet and Bathing Facilities.  No fewer than one water closet, one lavatory, and one bathtub or shower shall comply with V603.  In addition, required roll-in shower compartments shall comply with V608.2.2 or V608.2.3.

V806.2.4.1 Vanity Counter Top Space.  If vanity counter top space is provided in non-accessible guest toilet or bathing rooms, comparable vanity counter top space, in terms of size and proximity to the lavatory, shall also be provided in accessible guest toilet or bathing rooms.

V806.2.5 Kitchens and Kitchenettes.  Kitchens and kitchenettes shall comply with V804.

V806.2.6 Turning Space.  Turning space complying with V304 shall be provided within the guest room.

V806.2.7 Doors to Adjacent Guest Rooms.  Where provided, doors that connect adjacent guest rooms shall comply with V404.

V806.3 Guest Rooms with Communication Features.  Guest rooms required to provide communication features shall comply with V806.3.

V806.3.1 Alarms.  Where emergency warning systems are provided, alarms complying with V702 shall be provided.

V806.3.2 Notification Devices.  Visible notification devices shall be provided to alert room occupants of incoming telephone calls and a door knock or bell.  Notification devices shall not be connected to visible alarm signal appliances.  Telephones shall have volume controls compatible with the telephone system and shall comply with V704.3.  Telephones shall be served by an electrical outlet complying with V309 located within 48 inches (1220 mm) of the telephone to facilitate the use of a TTY.

V807 Cells

V807.1 General.  Cells shall comply with V807.

V807.2 Cells with Mobility Features.  Cells required to provide mobility features shall comply with V807.2.

V807.2.1 Turning Space.  Turning space complying with V304 shall be provided within the cell.

V807.2.2 Benches.  Where benches are provided, at least one bench shall comply with V903.

V807.2.3 Beds.  Where beds are provided, clear deck space complying with V305 shall be provided on at least one side of the bed.  The clear deck space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.

V807.2.4 Toilet and Bathing Facilities.  Toilet facilities or bathing facilities that are provided as part of a cell shall comply with V603.  Where provided, no fewer than one water closet, one lavatory, and one bathtub or shower shall comply with the applicable requirements of V603 through V610.

V807.3 Cells with Communication Features.  Cells required to provide communication features shall comply with V807.3.

V807.3.1 Alarms.  Where audible emergency alarm systems are provided to serve the occupants of cells, visible alarms complying with V702 shall be provided.

EXCEPTION:  Visible alarms shall not be required where detainees are not allowed independent means of egress.

V807.3.2 Telephones.  Telephones, where provided within cells, shall have volume controls complying with V704.3.

V808 Storage

V808.1 General.  Storage shall comply with V808.

V808.2 Clear Deck Space.  A clear deck space complying with V305 shall be provided.

V808.3 Height.  Storage elements shall comply with at least one of the reach ranges specified in V308.

V808.4 Operable Parts.  Operable parts shall comply with V309.