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Thursday, November 16, 2023
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST

Presented by Jack Boekhout

Changes from 2009 to 2017 ICC A117.1

  • Goals and objectives:
    • Understand the “why” designs need to be changed
    • Create and/or inspect properly, to be more confident

Discuss Changes to Conventions

  • Dimensional tolerances when and when not to apply; compare general requirements to specific requirements – which ones to apply; calculations of percentages; “existing building” confusion in New Jersey
  • Changes, if any, to the New Rehabilitation Subcode, concerning barrier-free materials and methods

Building Blocks

  • New wheelchair charging area requirements, routes of travel changes: interior and exterior changes, walks, ramps, curb ramps and blended transitions; turning both round and T space changes, clear floor space changes
  • Protruding objects, operable parts – including reach ranges and clear floor space

Routes of Travel

  • Walking surfaces – new exceptions
  • Allowable reductions in clear widths
  • 90 and 180 degree turns
  • Passing space, doorways
  • Detectable warnings, elevators, and private elevators
  • Parking spaces both accessible with no power or with charging for electric vehicles
  • Stairways, windows, drinking fountains

More Changes

  • Water closet spaces, toilet partitions, ambulatory stalls, children’s toilets, urinals, lavatories and sinks, showers, sauna, steam rooms, signs, telephones, detectable warnings, assistive listening

Assembly Uses: Wheelchair Spaces, Sign Language Interpreter Stations

  • Residential: kitchens, U-shaped islands
  • Transportation facilities; benches, sales and service counters
  • Recreational, college dorms and assisted living
  • Type A units
  • Changes to 2021 IBC New Jersey Edition – Chapter 11


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW LUs

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Jack A. Boekhout

Owner, Jack A. Boekhout Consulting, LLC, New Jersey

Mr. Boekhout offers private consulting work. He is a building and accessibility codes consultant for architects, contractors, developers, engineers, and attorneys. Mr. Boekhout has been educating and presenting seminars for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Rutgers University for the past 30 years.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Comparing 2009 A117.1 to 2017 A117.1, Including Changes and Additions to Chapter 11 of IBC

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course dissects and analyzes the differences between the 2009 and the 2017 versions of A117.1 (ICC Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities), as well as changes and additions to chapter 11 of the International Building Code. The course will focus on changes to conventions, new wheelchair charging area requirements, routes of travel, dimensional tolerances, lavatory requirements, signage, kitchens and more.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss new wheelchair charging area requirements and new exceptions to allowable walking surface requirements.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to determine required passing space, appropriate turning space, and allowable reductions in clear widths.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with changes to accessibility requirements of ramps, curbs, blended transitions, detectable warnings, and clear floor space.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss accessibility requirements for various assembly uses, such as transportation facilities, recreational facilities, college dormitories, and assisted living facilities.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/29/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.