Provides specs for elements used in making functional spaces accessible!
According to the standard, “the specifications in this standard make buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by people with such physical disabilities and the inability to walk, difficulty walking, reliance on walking aids, blindness and visual impairment, deafness and hearing impairment, in coordination, reaching and manipulation disabilities, lack of stamina, difficulty interpreting and reacting to sensory information, and extremes of physical size based generally upon adult dimensions. This standard provides specifications for elements that are used in making functional spaces accessible.”
This 1998 standard has been developed to work in harmony with federal accessibility laws. Sections with expanded requirements include elevators, signs, alarms and ATM’s.
In addition, the unobstructed high side reach requirement has been revised, and there are new criteria for detectable warnings for platform edges.
The A117.1-1998 should be used for:
- The design and construction of new buildings and facilities, including both spaces and elements, site improvements, and public walks.
- Remodeling, alteration, and rehabilitation of existing construction
- Permanent, temporary, and emergency conditions.
ANSI/ICC A117.1-1998 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities - Table of Contents:
- Application and Administration
- Building Blocks
- Accessible Routes
- General Site and Building Elements
- Plumbing Elements and Facilities
- Communication Elements and Features
- Special Rooms and Spaces
- Built-In Furnishings and Equipment
- Dwelling Units
- 1992-1998 ANSI A117.1 Cross Reference
- Errata to ICC/ANSI A117.1-1998, First Printing, Second Printing, Third Printing