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Significant Changes to the A117.1 Accessibility Standard: 2009 Edition, 1st Edition

  • Jay Woodward
  • Kim Paarlberg
  • ISBN-10: 1435498984
  • ISBN-13: 9781435498983
  • 100 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

When it comes to teaching the very latest accessibility standards, there is no better tool than Significant Changes to the 2009 Accessibility Standard. This one-of-a-kind resource identifies significant changes in the 2009 edition of the ICC A117.1 standard and the accessibility items in the 2009 International Building Code®, and provides the reason and rationale behind those changes. Essential for an easy transition between code updates, the book's value lies in its focus, which is aimed at the most critical provisions, the most frequently used provisions, and provisions that have had a significant change in application, so that students can readily identify the need-to-know information. Each change is accompanied by a photograph, a real-world example, or an illustration, and is followed by a summary and analysis. Further enhancing this key content is the clear and deliberate labeling of each change as an addition, modification, clarification, or deletion. The end result is an indispensable resource that will familiarize students pursuing careers in the construction industry with the many important accessibility-related changes that have materialized in the 2009 and 2012 International Building Codes and the 2009 A117.1 standard. Check out our app, DEWALT® Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit


  • Clarifies the most critical content with detailed, full-color illustrations that explain the various code applications.

  • Encourages a thorough comprehension of the changes in the code by logically organizing the content to follow the layout of the ICC A117.

  • Highlights important changes visually, with deleted code language shown with a strike-through and new provisions indicated by underlining.

  • Provides at-a-glance information with a detailed Table of Contents, Part Summaries and Change Summaries that offer quick identification of the significant changes.

  • Change Significance section gives industry-leading explanations of why the change is important and how to utilize it in the field

About the Author

Jay Woodward

Jay is a Senior Staff Architect with ICC’s Business and Product Development department and works out of the Lenexa, Kansas Distribution Center. His current responsibilities include serving as the Secretariat for the ICC A117.1 standard committee and the development of new ICC publications. With more than 25 years of experience in the building design, construction, code enforcement, and instruction, Jay’s experience provides him with the ability to address issues of code application and design for code enforcement personnel as well as architects and designers. Jay has previously served as the Secretariat for ICC’s Energy Conservation Code and the International Building Code’s Fire Safety Code Development committee.