5F Beyond Fair Housing: Accessible Housing In the IBC, ABA and ADA
This session explores accessible housing requirements in the building codes and federal laws. The International Building Code (IBC) provides information on accessibility in all situations where people may reside- institutional and residential facilities; permanent and transient; and multi-family and single-family detached. Coordination in IBC with multiple federal requirements addresses many levels of needs and, in some cases, exceeds federal requirements. Both scoping and technical provisions will be covered. The idea of ‘visitability’ for townhouses and single-family homes and their new provisions in ICC A117.1-2009 will be addressed. Some editions of the IBC and the ANSI A117.7 Standard are certified by HUD as a ‘safe harbor’ document for compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Discussions will include IBC coordination with FHA and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design requirements.