i'm wondering if anyone has punched the numbers on this to the extent that they can explain it to me. in plumbing fixtures one DIVIDES the Occupant Load by a factor of 2 for each of the sexes. then subsequently proportion fixtures by the (unequal) "Gender Distribution" in the table. this seems pretty straightforward as the result is two numbers (one for male and one for female) and you round up as necessary.
in cases where there is a "50-50 Gender Distribution" the code simply provides one value in the chart and you use that value for BOTH the male fixture count and the female fixture count. so if your Occupant Load is 201 and you divide this by two you have 100.5 Occupant Male and 100.5 Occupant Female. and if the (single) value for the fixture count is 1 per 100 you would end up with 2 fixtures Male and 2 fixtures Female. is that right?
what about the Drinking Fountain section which appears to also list a single value?
if you run the numbers as above (same presentation in the chart) you end up with 4 total drinking fountains. if you run them with the "full value" of 201 occupants you would only end up with 3 total drinking fountains.
i'm just sort of curious as the code commentary seems pretty deliberate about dividing the Occupant Load by a factor by TWO /first/ to run Male and Female separately - unless i misread it. and if that is the case the "single value" entries in 2902.1 are handled differently aren't they?
i saw only one other post on this and it was more related to california code and it seems this would be helpful for candidates to be clear about (or at least i'd like to be clear about it...).
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