* Requiring the installation of an accessible means of egress
from the work area to level of exit discharge when work meets or exceeds the definition of a level III alteration.
The facility should also have accessible means of egress
, emergency alarms and signage.
Egress and Access to Properties: The 1991 Standards require the same number of accessible means of egress
to be provided as the number of exits required by applicable building and fire codes.
Another modification that should always be considered is providing two accessible means of egress
in case of emergency.
In other actions, BOMA persuaded ICC voting members to disapprove proposals mandating accessible means of egress
in excess of ADA requirements, requiring diaper changing stations in all toilet rooms with as few as two water closets, and installation of costly fire-retardant insulation on exposed pipes in toilet rooms.
* Maneuvering clearance for automatic doors: New guidelines require automatic doors that serve as an accessible means of egress
to either provide maneuvering clearance or to have standby power to operate the door in emergencies.
"They can use ADAAG as a reference for determining whether, or to what extent, accessible means of egress
are available at a facility.