Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:30 pm

Complying with Federal and State Accessibility Requirements

   History and development of the International Building Code

   Development of the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

   Relationship between federal requirements (ADA, FHA, Section 504), state requirements and building codes

   Entities and facilities that are covered

   Scoping requirements

   Readily-achievable barrier removal


   New construction

   New policies and procedures

   Safe harbors

Meeting Standards in IBC and ADA Standards

   Path of travelAccessible parking

   Exterior accessible routes

   Ramps and stairways

   Entrances and doors

   Interior accessible routes

   Accessible toilet facilities


   Drinking fountains

   Signage standards

   Accessible kitchen facilities

   Assembly areas

   Assistive listening systems

   Recreational facilities

Reviewing Issues Specific to Different Building Types
  and Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards


     6.5 Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory CE

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credits in most states will be able to apply the hours from this program. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This seminar also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing board for continuing education approval.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours.


Douglas Anderson

Mr. Anderson is recognized nationwide for his expertise in design and construction requirements of accessibility laws, codes and standards. A Partner with LCM Architects, a certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise, he cultivates LCM’s industry-leading expertise in strategic accessibility planning for corporations and brands with properties throughout the United States. For nearly 30 years Mr. Anderson has helped clients to understand and comply with accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and other state and local codes and regulations. He has served as an expert in ADA and FHA cases. Mr. Anderson was appointed by President Bush in 2003 to serve on the U.S. Access Board, the agency responsible for developing ADA guidelines. During his tenure he held the positions of chair of the Board, vice chair of the Board, and chair of the Executive Committee. On the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 Accessibility Committee, he currently represents the hospitality industry in the development of standards for future model building codes. Under the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Training Program, funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Anderson is one of two technical trainers. Complementing this work, he assists the FHA FIRST in providing technical guidance to the questions ask ed through the program’s toll free information line and website.