The 2009 Accessibility Study Companion is a comprehensive self-study guide that provides a comprehensive review of the accessibility provisions in the 2009 International Building Code
and ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003.
It covers the scoping requirements of the International Building Code and the technical requirements of ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003.
The Study Companion's 18 study sessions contain practical learning assignments, applicable code text and commentary, and helpful quizzes to test your knowledge of the material. An answer key provides the correct response and code reference for each of the 430 total questions.
From the Introduction
This study companion provides practical learning assignments for independent study of the accessibility provisions contained in the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) and ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. The independent study format affords a method for the student to complete the program in an unregulated time period. Progressing through the workbook, the learner can measure his or her level of knowledge by using the exercises and quizzes provided for each study session.
The workbook is also valuable for instructor-led programs. In jurisdictional training sessions, community college classes, vocational training programs and other structured educational offerings, the study guide, IBC and ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003 can be the basis for classroom instruction.
All study sessions begin with a general learning objective specific to the session, the specific code/standard sections or chapter under consideration and a list of questions summarizing the key points of study. Each session addresses selected accessibility topics and includes IBC or ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003 text, a commentary on the provisions, illustrations representing the provisions under discussion and multiple choice questions that can be used to evaluate the student's knowledge. Before beginning the quizzes, the student should thoroughly review the IBC and ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003, focusing on the key points identified at the beginning of each study session.
The workbook is structured so that after every question the student has an opportunity to record his or her response and the corresponding reference. The correct answers are found in the back of the workbook in the answer key.
This study companion was developed by Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, C.B.O., Technical Director of Product Development for the International Code Council. In addition to authoring numerous educational texts and resource materials, Doug instructs seminars nationally on the IBC. Doug has over 28 years' experience in the application and enforcement of building codes.
The information presented in this publication is believed to be accurate; however, it is provided for informational purposes and is intended for use only as a guide. As there is a limited discussion of selected provisions, the IBC and ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003 should always be referenced for more complete information. In addition, the commentary set forth may not necessarily represent the views of any enforcing agency, as such agencies have the sole authority to render interpretations.