Building Codes and the 2010 ADA Standards

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Join us for this informative session on building codes and the 2010 ADA standards. Our speakers will discuss application of building codes and the ADA to new construction, alteration and existing facilities. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the application of building codes and ADA in different context. Following the presentation there will be time for speakers to address questions from participants.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5


Kim Paarlberg, Senior Staff Architect in Technical Services, International Code Council (ICC)

Rich Sternadori, Education Coordinator, Great Plains ADA Center

Questions for presenters:

1 I would like our city to adopt minimum accessibility standards for all new residential buildings to provide actual accessible homes to buy and to visit friends and family. I was told the building codes are not the place to require this, that the state restricts new requirements to not be "more restrictive" locally than the state requires. I counter that with universal design is expansive, not restrictive so local building codes could require accessibility without conflict with state law.
2 With a few years of 2017 ANSI A117.1 in place how complicated has it been to design for compliance compared to ADA 2010 Standards? How well received has it been by code enforcement authorities who are using it? Has the disability community acknowledged the change?
3 How are 2018 LSC Bathing and Shower requirements intended to work with 2010 ADA Standards?
4 It seems like the standards for accessibility for vending machines are unclear. What is the current status of accessibility requirements for vending machines?
5 Please explain the difference in terminology between the IBC definition of ‘Accessible Means of Egress’ and that of the ADA Standards. The use in the IBC of the term “Accessible” is incredibly confusing with the term of art used in the ADA Standards… for example, stairs are allowed in an IBC AMOE, but the ADA definition does NOT allow stairs because the AMOE is required to also provide an Accessible Route. (AMOE Defined as "A continuous and unobstructed way of egress travel from any point in a building or facility that provides an accessible route to an area of refuge, a horizontal exit, or a public way.)

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.