New ICC ANSI A117.1 2009 Edition on Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities has been approved

ANSI A117.1, the foremost standard on facility accessibility, has been issued as the new 2009 Edition.  First published in 1961, this standard is celebrating its 50th anniversary with this new release.  Titled ‘Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities’, A117.1 provides the guidelines for designers to create buildings that offer unobstructed entry and use for people with a multitude of physical challenges.

ANSI A117.1 is referenced by the International Building Code, as well as the model codes of the BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) and the Southern Building Code Congress (SBCCI).  You’ll also find it in many federal documents and state accessibility laws.

The new 2009 Edition has been accepted but has not yet been released for public distribution.  Document Center Inc. will be shipping the new standard when it becomes available in November 2010.  Contact us at,, by phone at 650-591-7600 or by fax at 650-591-7617 to order your copy of this new release now.