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Empowering Communities for Successful Aging. Benefits of Universal Design Principles in Home Construction and Renovation Dorothy M. Harris Vice President, State & Local Government Relations November 13, 2008. International Code Council.

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empowering communities for successful aging

Empowering Communities for Successful Aging

Benefits of Universal Design Principles in Home Construction and Renovation

Dorothy M. Harris

Vice President, State & Local Government Relations

November 13, 2008

international code council
International Code Council
  • The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.
  • Vision - Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people by creating better buildings and safer communities.
  • Mission - Providing the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment

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international building code ibc
International Building Code (IBC)
  • The International Building Code (IBC) is the most widely adopted building code in the United States. The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the IBC and other International Codes.

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ibc adoptions
IBC Adoptions

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International Building Code (IBC)

New York State uses the 2003 version of the IBC with NYS modifications. Each state make some modifications to suit their needs.

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state fire prevention building code council
Secretary of State

State Fire Administrator

Commissioner of Health

Commissioner of Labor

City (Population < 1 million)

City (Population < 100,000)

City (Population > 100,000)

County

Town

Village

Fire Service Official

Registered Architect

Professional Engineer

Code Enforcement Official

Builders Representative

Trade Union Representative

Persons with Disabilities Representative

State Fire Prevention & Building Code Council

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2003 ibc meets fha accessibility requirements

2003 IBC meets FHA accessibility requirements

Architects, developers, builders and others who use the IBC to design and construct multi-family housing can be confident they are in compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that the IBC constitutes safe harbor for compliance with the FHA's accessibility requirements.

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ICC/ANSI A117.1
  • Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC/ANSI A117.1)

- a nationally recognized standard of technical requirements for making buildings accessible.

- Published since 1961, it is referenced by many federal documents and state accessibility laws.

  • The ICC/ANSI A117.1 is developed through a public hearing and consensus process supervised by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • The document is on a five year cycle for development. The most recent edition came out in 2003.

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designing homes for the elderly

Designing homes for the elderly

Design Considerations:

Siting

Access

Circulation

Maneuverability/clearance

Reachability

Stability

Graspability

Egress

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Designing homes for the elderly

Quality of Life Considerations:

Natural light/ventilation

Exterior access

Comfort

Proximity

Communication

Maintenance

Energy efficiency

Safety

code development process

Code Development Process

Advancing public safety in the built environment is the central purpose of the ICC code development process. Everything produced is derived from and shaped by that core mission.

The International Code Council is committed to meeting or exceeding the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Accessibility requirements are incorporated into the International Codes as the codes are updated, through the International Code development process.

If you are interested in code changes submitted in previous code development cycles or the current cycle, be sure to go to our website:

http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes

contact information
Contact Information

Dottie M. Harris

Vice President, State & Local Government Relations

International Code Council

48 Dublin Drive

Niskayuna, NY 12309

888-422-7233 x 7722

dharris@iccsafe.org

www.iccsafe.org

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