The assignment for this week is to –

Create an Environmental and Codes Statement for the Project Assignment.


  3. ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT: On one page only, should have a dedicated cover sheet.
  4. UNIVERSAL DESIGN: On one page only, should have a dedicated cover sheet
  5. CODES AND REGULATION: Two Pages (One for Occupancy and Plumbing Load, One for Life Safety Plan) Should have a dedicated cover sheet.


Step 1: Study Sustainable Interiors: A practical guide for architects and designers by UGREEN. (You can also follow them on Instagram and youtube for great sustainability resources for interior designers)

Step 2: Choose two of the seven sustainability methods given in the document. and create your own environmental statement based on the two sustainability methods you have chosen. In the environmental statement sheet, you will explain how you will be incorporating these two sustainability methods in your designs. Supplement it with designs, sketches, and images.

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Step 1: Go through the ADAAG 2010 PDF attached. (If unable to open the link, google ADAAG 2010 PDF and you should be able to find this document)

Step 2: Pick images (screenshots are ok) from Chapters 3, 4, and 6 for the spaces that will be applicable to your projects. Such as and must include: Door clearances, Corridor widths, Guardrails, Turning Spaces, Drinking Fountains, Knee and Toe Clearances, Toilets, Sinks, and Bathroom Stalls clearances.

Step 3: Compile all these screenshots of the images from the ADAAG 2010 PDF and compile them in one sheet.


Step 1: Go through IBC Chapters 10 & 29 attached.

Step 2: Use Table 1004.5 to find the occupancy load of each space in your project.

Step 3: Mark the Occupancy type of each spaces of your building on the floor plan. -Refer to IBC Chapter 3

Step 4: Calculate the total Building Occupancy Load

Step 5: Based on these Occupancy Loads, calculate the plumbing requirements as per Chapter 29, Section 2902 Minimum Plumbing Facilities

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Step 6: Create a Life Safety Plan Sheet. First, start by Understanding what Exit Access Travel Distance is ? Exist Access Travel Distance is the distance a person has to travel from the most remote location of the floor to the exit door. This door should not exceed as per the distances given in the table below.

Step 7: Mark the Exit Excess Travel Distance in your Life Safety Plan

Step 8: Mark The Emergency Exits. Find out the minimum number of exits required in your project.

Step 9: Mark Corridor widths (should be more than the minimum corridor width allowed)

Step 10: Mark Life Safety equipment in all rooms like sprinklers, visual auditory alarms, smoke detectors, etc.

Step 11: Mark the Fire Spread Index/ Smoke Development Index for the materials in table 803.13

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