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LGBTQ bullying and suffering academically...future classroom addition example sketch to help resolve

  • 1.  LGBTQ bullying and suffering academically...future classroom addition example sketch to help resolve

    Posted 04-14-2018 12:01
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    This article calls for gender-neutral bathrooms as a remedy.  The gender-neutral "2018 IBC 2902.1.2 Single-user toilet and bathing room fixtures" code is ideal.  All restroom and bathing room toilets (including the accessibles) now count toward the required fixture counts for all occupancies.

    The attached sketch shows an example of a 650 student classroom addition applying this code - including the bathing room toilets in total fixture counts.  One toilet fixture is required per student per Table 2902.1.  13 toilets X 50 student/toilet = 650 students.  

    Notice how small a footprint is needed when clustered like this - even with 50% accessible per Section 1109.2, Exception 3.  If not clustered, all must be accessible per the first sentence of Section 1109.2.

    A corridor security camera can monitor who enters and leaves each room.  The southeast or the southwest classroom could instead be the administrative office with a window wall facing the corridor for more control.  County school districts, alternative means and methods or variances and modifications can allow this code in advance.
    Researcher: LGBTQ victims of bullying suffer academically

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    Researcher: LGBTQ victims of bullying suffer academically
    LGBTQ youth, particularly in the Midwest, suffer higher rates of bullying than their straight peers, which researchers say can have long-term negative effects on their academics. Because bullying can lower self-esteem and discourage students from coming to school or engaging with peers, learning suffers.
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    Bruce Pitts
    A&E HVAC Mechanical Engineering
    self
    Aiken SC
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  • 2.  RE: LGBTQ bullying and suffering academically...future classroom addition example sketch to help resolve

    Posted 04-16-2018 19:47
    Bruce, this is very similar to a solution that was generated and built in Europe at an elementary school. The difference was the sinks in that case were out in the corridor. The key was to eliminate the ability to confront someone in an unsupervised area, while allowing privacy for any user.

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    Scott Gaudineer AIA
    Flewelling & Moody, Inc.
    Los Angeles CA
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