2009 IBC Accessibility and Usability – Residential Facilities

Course Title 2009 IBC Accessibility and Usability – Residential Facilities
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryStandard
ObjectivesUpon completion of this seminar, the learner will be better able to:
  1. Recognize which accessibility requirements are enforceable by the building official.
  2.  Determine the extent to which accessibility code provisions apply to the design and construction of any facility, as well as the alteration or change of occupancy of an existing building.
  3. Identify the basis for the technical requirements set forth in the referenced standard.
  4. Identify scoping and technical requirements for:
    •  Exterior accessible routes (accessible routes criteria, accessible parking spaces, curb ramps and signage);
    •  Accessible entry and means of egress (entrances, means of egress, areas of refuge);
    • Interior accessible routes (accessible route criteria, elevators, lifts, ramps and doors);
    •  Building features and facilities (toilet and bathing facilities, drinking fountains and customer service facilities);
    • Dwelling and sleeping units (residential and institutional units);
    •  Assembly seating and self-service storage facilities; and
    • Existing structure requirements in IBC Chapter 34 and the 2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC®).
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DescriptionThis seminar provides the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible residential type facilities for compliance with the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC®) and ICC A117.1-2003 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities. Information pertaining to residential and institutional occupancies, places where people sleep or live, is presented. Because some of these types of buildings include shared facilities (i.e., the dining hall in a dormitory or nursing home), this course will also cover items that are applicable to other occupancy groups.  The seminar addresses the design, plan review and inspection of residential facilities to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities.