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The latest Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms, the 4th edition, includes expanded illustrations, a table of contents and more.

Updated Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

The fourth edition of Bobrick’s Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms is now available!

The updated guidebook references the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the ICC A117.1 -2017 – Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

New features in the fourth edition include table of contents, updated figures and appendix, as well as content updates. The guide addresses standards, reach ranges, space requirements, universal design and layouts for both large, multi-compartment restrooms, individual toilet rooms, as well as private restrooms in commercial buildings.

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Restroom Accessibility History & Bobrick

Read a brief history of restroom accessibility and Bobrick’s Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms.

Designers and Architects Share Why They Use The

Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

Bobrick’s Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms empowers designers and architects. Read directly from them below.

I am pleased to provide an enthusiastic endorsement of Bobrick’s latest edition of their Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms.

The 2021 guide has maintained the excellent features of past editions, while making key additions and updates that will maintain its relevance and utility over the next decade. As with prior editions, the guide has clear, detailed and dimensioned illustrations. It can still be used as a reference document and a design guide. The guide continues its clear distinctions between the requirements of the ADA and the ICC Accessibility Standards.

The guide’s latest revisions and updates benefit from years of interaction with frequent users such as distributors, architects and installers whose observations and suggestions have been included. The current edition has updates to the text and illustrations, including crucial changes taken from the 2017 edition of ICC A117.1.

It now features timely information that reflects our new understandings around restroom hygiene and health concerns, expanded coverage of the broad beneficiaries of accessible and universal design, and increased attention to the benefits of designing beyond minimum requirements.
Bobrick’s Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms has always been an indispensable desktop reference for all who design, specify, renovate or build new accessible restroom and bathing facilities. This latest update continues this tradition while increasing its relevance to emerging issues in the 2020s.

Richard Duncan
RL Mace Universal Design Institute

Bobrick’s Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms is a staple reference material in our office. I can quickly and easily execute design strategies, confidently knowing we are utilizing accurate code, layout, and accessory component information. The multiple design solutions illustrated throughout the guide are a constant ‘go-to’ for myself and my staff whenever we are looking for new ideas to meet the various needs from our clients. They provide several graphics throughout, which are clear and concise, supporting us to be certain we are compliant with the latest codes as well as ensuring we have included all the restroom accessories.

Jill Taylor, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

I have trusted Bobrick throughout the 40 years of my career. I recommend their Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms to all designers and specifiers for its clarity and comprehensiveness. Check out the link to their Accessibility Standards Comparison on Page 4. The Design Solutions section with accessory model numbers is especially valuable.

Mark Kalin
Kalin Associates