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Opinion: Guest room design standards

Inquiry: 

97-41A

Subject: 

Guest room design standards

Code:

1996 MSBC 1340.1103 Subpart 5

Submitted By:

MN B. O. Uniformity Committee

Approved By:

Thomas R. Joachim, State Building Official

Issue Date:

June 9, 1997 

Question:

Should accessible rooms in occupancies specified in MSBC 1340.1103 Subpart 5 (hotel, motel and similar occupancies), be designed to meet general CABO/ANSI technical standards or the design requirements for accessible dwelling units. 

Answer:

Accessible rooms required in MSBC 1340.1103 Subpart 5 must meet the same design standards as other public and common use areas as described in the general CABO/ANSI technical standards. 

Committee comments:

 

The technical design standards for accessible dwelling units of CABO/ANSI section 4.33 are intended for those occupancies specified in MSBC 1340.1103 Subpart 4 only. These occupancies are permanent housing type dwelling units intended for extended residency and are not subject to routine turnover by the general public as are hotel/motel guest rooms or other types of transient housing. Because the type of occupancies specified in MSBC 1340.1103 Subpart 5 are intended for short, temporary stays, they must be designed to meet the general design standards of CABO/ANSI.

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