Technical requirement

In the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, a technical requirement is a requirement about how something must be designed and built. Technical requirements are related to scoping requirements—scoping requirements describe “what” or “how many,” and technical requirements provide additional specific information—the “how.” Technical requirements are found in Chapters 3–10 in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

For example, the scoping in Section 213.3.1 of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design states: “Where toilet compartments are provided, at least one toilet compartment shall comply with 604.8.1.” This gives us the scoping requirement and refers us to the technical requirements in Chapter 6, specifically in Section 604.8.1. In this example, the technical requirements include the exact minimum width and depth of this space.

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