2015 IBC Accessibility and Usability for Commercial Buildings

Course Title 2015 IBC Accessibility and Usability for Commercial Buildings
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryPremium
Objectives  Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:  
  • Recognize which accessibility requirements are enforceable by the building official.
  • Determine the extent to which accessibility code provisions apply to the design and construction of any commercial facility, as well as the alteration or change of occupancy of an existing building.
  • Identify the basis for the technical requirements set forth in the referenced standard.
  • 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, exterior area for assisted rescue);
    • 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);
  • Special occupancies (assembly, self-service storage, judicial facilities, recreational)
  •  Dwelling and sleeping units (transient lodging and institutional units);
    • Existing structure requirements in the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC).
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DescriptionThis seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible commercial facilities for compliance with the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of commercial buildings to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities. They will participate in activities that involve questions and answers, discussion and case study, performing parts of individually and in groups.

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