ADA Door push/pull , hinge/latch approach clearance

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    David Kaplan

    My vote: no, you don't need to memorize these.  I really think you'll be given this information on the exam if a question asks you about it.  To much here to commit to memory.  Be familiar with them, know going into this exam that there's different requirements depending on how one approaches the door, and that closers and latches can affect the required dimensions as well.  Be able to look at a floor plan of a door and know which diagram would apply to that situation.  If you can do all that, I say you're good. 

    Let's say I'm wrong and out of the blue you are given this question with no diagrams to reference.  Flag it and continue with the test until you get to the case studies.  See if the case study reference material includes these diagrams.  If so, look at them and go back and answer the question.  If not - and all else fails - you guess and you move on with your test.  It'll be one question - not two.

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    Osman Bilger

    Ill agree with David this is a minor part of the exam. If you work with CDs on a frequent basis you can, at worst, take an educated guess 

    Haven taken the exam month and a half ago I definitely needed to have some of the major ada dimensions memorized to answer at least 3 questions, that I can recall. No references provided. Just a straight up "what is this dim".  Ive had ada dim memorization questions on each exam except PCM. 

    Unfortunately the book is 170 pages of dimensions. id focus on the major conditions that you think would relate most to the CD/CA phase. Egress, clearance, fire safety. 

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    Janice Chiu

    Hi Osman and David,

    Ok. I decided not to spend too much time on memorizing all the dimensions, but just get familiar with diagrams, some basic rule of thumbs and ramps, given the face that I have already read/scan through ADA 2010 once.. ) 

    Thank you for your advices!!

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    David Kaplan

    Know your ramp info!

     

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    Isaac Ocasio

    Janice,

    I agree with David and Osman, i don't think it is necessary to memorize all on these. I would highly recommend knowing your ramps. Understand the max slope and cross slope, max length of a ramp before a landing is required, min width of the ramp, min width and length of the landing, railing heights, railing extension at the top and bottom of the ramp, max height and length a ramp can be without a railing. I would say that you are more likely to get multiple questions regarding ramps and curb cuts rather than door approach. There is a lot to know regarding ramps, i would recommend spending the time studying that info. Good luck on your test!

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    Janice Chiu

    Yup, I will definitely Get super familiar with ramp info/dimensions. Thanks!

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