Stay up to code with Significant Changes to the A117.1 Accessibility Standard, 2009 Edition!
The 2009 edition of Significant Changes to the A117.1 Accessibility Standard is a one-of-a-kind four-color resource that identifies significant changes from the 2003 edition to the 2009 edition of the standard. Intended to help users better learn the new changes and also gain an understanding of the reasoning behind the changes. This invaluable text focuses on the most critical provisions, the most frequently used provisions, and provisions that have had a significant change in application. Real-world examples and many illustrations are also included to further enhance the key content. This is an indispensable resource for building officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals, and anyone in the building construction industry.
Some of the more important changes include:
- Coordination of requirements for the various types dwelling units (consistency between Accessible, Type A and Type B unit provisions with a more logical ‘step down’ of the level of accessibility required in each type)
- Technical requirements for Type C (Visitable) Units added
- Accessible units require only one bathroom to be accessible
- Relocating dwelling unit provisions for blocking around plumbing fixtures from Chapter 6 back to Chapter 10 so they are not overlooked or misapplied
- Variable Message Signs (i.e., gate information in train stations and airports)
- Better consistency of sign requirements regarding when raised characters and Braille are required
- Location of toilet paper dispenser (more design options, recessed fixtures addressed, single point of measurement, etc.)
- New chapter for a variety of types of recreational facilities