This requirement appears in the manual doors section of both.
Ada glass door bottom rail.
Previously it was not included in the ada standards but was a requirement of icc a117 1 accessible and usable buildings and facilities.
The text of both standards is similar except ada also addresses existing doors.
Tempered glass doors without stiles and having a bottom rail or shoe with the top leading edge tapered at 60 degrees minimum from the horizontal shall not be required to meet the 10 inch 255 mm bottom smooth surface height requirement.
Flush bottom rails for many years icc a117 1 has included a requirement for a 254 mm 10 in high flush bottom rail on manual doors and this requirement is now included in the ada standards.
Some issues specific to the 2010 ada are also addressed by international code council icc a117 1 accessible and usable buildings.
Door surface bottom rail must be at least 10 inches from the finish floor and have a smooth surface on the push side extending the full width of the door parts creating horizontal or vertical joints in these surfaces shall be within 1 16 inch of the same plane as the other.
Type a patch fitted doors meet all ada requirements as the door retains the mandated clear uninterrupted surface.
To help design professionals follow the law there are multiple resources for reference.
One piece compression system for easy fast installation.
Therefore the bottom rail is considered smooth according to the 2010 ada the smooth surface should extend full width of the door or gate.
The 2010 ada standards for accessible design available for download at www ada gov officially went into effect on march 15 2012 the requirement for a 10 inch high flush bottom rail on manual doors is now included in the ada standards.
Tapered 4 glass door rails drt 4 dry glaze pre assembled mechanical rails.
Communication access at doors 806 3 2 806 3 2 in addition to requirements for two way communication systems provided at restricted entrances the standards include requirements for communication access in.
A 10 inch bottom rail is not needed on framed doors under the condition that the doors instead have a 4 inch bottom rail with top edges that are tapered to a 60 degree slope.