Webinar Session Details

Access to Federal Facilities and the Role of the General Services Administration (GSA)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


This session will explore the role of the General Services Administration (GSA) in insuring the accessibility of buildings and facilities leased by the federal government. The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and the Rehabilitation Act applies to buildings funded by the federal government. Learn about the history and coverage of the ABA. Standards issued under the ABA provide minimum requirements for facilities or buildings newly leased by federal agencies. These provisions address accessible routes, parking, toilet and bathing facilities, sales and service counters, joint use areas, fire alarms, and other elements and spaces.Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5


Rex Pace, Senior Advisory for Accessible Design, U.S. Department of housing and Urban Development

Questions for presenters:

1 If a city receives any federal funding for anything, does that mean they have to be in compliant with ABA in municipal buildings even when federal funding is not used for a non compliant building?
2 How does US DoD address and relate to the ABA? How does US DoD manage their facilities when a State's DoD with ADA obligations operates programs and alters facilities on federal property for those programs?
3 Please discuss the impact of the adoption of 2021 IBC and its requirement to follow ANSI 117.1 whereas this establishes new dimensional requirements for clear floor areas, turning radius, corridor widths and turning clearances.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.