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Presented by Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA
Complying with Federal and Building Code Accessibility Requirements
History and development of accessibility requirements
in the International Building Code (IBC)
The IBC and the ICC A117.1 Standard
Development of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Standards for Accessible Design
Relationship between ADA federal requirements and IBC code requirements
Entities and facilities that are covered
Readily-achievable barrier removal
ADA alterations and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
New policies and procedures
Meeting Standards in the ADA and the IBC
Exterior accessible routes
Ramps and stairways
Entrances and doors
Interior accessible routes
Toilet and bathing facilities
Accessible dwelling units
Assistive listening systems
Anticipated Developments in Codes/Standards
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
International Code Council
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5
HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all
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sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647),
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System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No.
J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
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Council for course approval in the specialty area of
Accessibility, which is pending (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who
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Jerry TepeJRT-AIA Architect
Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Concord, New Hampshire
Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections.
Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally, he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.
In 1990 when the ADA was first proposed, and in 2004 when the last major revision was developed, Mr. Tepe served on AIA task forces to review the proposed requirements/changes and respond to the government’s request for comments.
Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. He has also served on several other code and building related state and local committees and groups and is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.
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Course Title: Designing for Accessibility under ADA Standards and IBC
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the Americans with Disability Act and International Building Code accessibility requirement compliance, including the relationship between the two, entities and facilities that are covered, , new construction and alteration requirements, readily-achievable barrier removal, new policies and procedures, and specifics about building and facility requirements.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with IBC and ADA accessibility standards for exterior and interior access routes, ramps and stairways, entrances and doors, toilet facility access, meeting areas, recreational areas, drinking fountains, and showers.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe readily-achievable barrier removal in structures.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the relationship between Americans with Disability Act and the International Building Code accessibility standards and how these codes came to be and have evolved.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine which structures and facilities are covered by accessibility standards.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/28/2023
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