My State has adopted the International Building Code: What does that mean for compliance with ADAAG

Tuesday, March 16, 2004


The International Building Code (IBC), a cooperative effort on the part of national model codes was developed in an effort to bring uniformity to building codes. The IBC includes numerous provisions affecting accessibility such as: scoping provisions for the ICC/ANSI A117.1 standard, provisions for mainstreamed accessible elements, and requirements for accessible means of egress. Adoption of the IBC by state and local code authorities provides a unique opportunity for principles of accessibility to be standardized and integrated in building codes. Confusion exists, however, among building code officials, architects, designers and advocates as to when the "most stringent standard" provisions of the ADAAG come into play and how the requirements of the IBC interact with the requirements under the ADA. Join this session to learn more about this issue and get your questions answered.

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Brian Black President, BDBlack & Associates