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ICC A117.1-2009 Standard and Commentary

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ISBN-13: 9781609834081
ISBN-10: 1609834089
Pages: 396
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ICC A117.1-2009 Standard and Commentary: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities is presented in an easy-to-use format that includes the full text of the A117.1 standard (including tables and figures) followed by the corresponding commentary. The commentary and accompanying figures help explain the background and intent of the requirements and suggest the most effective method of application, and potential consequences of not following the provisions of the standard. In addition to addressing each section of the A117.1 standard, this publication addresses many items that have been revised or added since the 2003 edition, including (i) coordination of requirements for the various types of dwelling units; (ii) technical requirements for Type C (Visitable) Units added; (iii) variable message signs; (iv) better consistency of sign requirements regarding when raised characters and Braille are required; (v) location of toilet paper dispenser; (vi) new chapter for a variety of types of recreational facilities.