Accredited Standards Committee A117 on Architectural Features and
Site Design of Public Buildings and Residential Structures for
Persons with Disabilities
At the time of ANSI approval, the A117.1 Committee consisted of the following members:
Chair Kenneth M. Schoonover, PE Vice Chair Gina Hilberry, AIA A117 Committee Secretary Kermit C. Robinson, CBO Organizational Member Representative Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA) (PD) Scott A. Cleary Robert Murphy (Alt) American Council of the Blind (ACB) (CU) Christopher G. Bell Eric Bridges (Alt) American Hotel and LodgingAssociation (AHLA) (BO) Douglas J. Anderson, CASp, RAS American Institute of Architects (AIA) (P) David S. Collins, FAIA Larry M. Schneider, AIA (Alt) American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (P) Shoshana Shamberg, OTR, MS, FAOTA Brian J. Dudgeon (Alt) American Society of InteriorDesigners (ASID) (P) Jim Brewer Tracy Leatherberry (Alt) American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) (P) Daniel O’Gorman Julius A. Ballanco, P.E. (Alt) American Society of SafetyEngineers (ASSE) (P) William Marletta, Ph.D, CSP Mary Winkler, CSP (Alt) American Society of TheatreConsultants (ASTC) (P) R. Duane Wilson, ASTC William Conner, ASTC (Alt) Scott Crossfield, ASTC (Alt) Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) (PD) John Caden Carvin DiGiovanni (Alt) Association for Education & Rehabilitation of theBlind & Visually Impaired (AERBVI) (P) Melanie J. Hughes, M.S., COMS Alexander Castillo Billie Louise “Beezy” Bentzen, PhD (Alt) Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) (CU) Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA, FAAFS Jeffrey Levine (Alt) Builders Hardware ManufacturersAssociation, Inc. (BHMA) (PD) Michael Tierney Kurt A. Roeper (Alt) Building Owners and ManagersAssociation International (BOMA) (BO) Steve Orlowski Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)(P) Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) (CU) Marilyn Golden Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA (Alt) Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) (CU) Sharon Toji Brenda Battat (Alt) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) (P) Greg Guarnaccia Robert Dupuy (Alt) Eunice Noell-Waggoner (Alt) International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) (BO) John Paul Scott, AIA, NCARB Robert Minnick, PE, CSP Stephanie See (Alt) International Code Council (ICC) (R) Kimberly Paarlberg RA John S. Gonzalez (Alt) International Sign Association (ISA) (PD) Teresa Cox Glenn Dea, AIA (Alt) Kenny Peskin (Alt) Little People of America, Inc. (LPA) (CU) Allison Lourash Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (MCDPS) (R) Robert Kelly Hemal Mustafa (Alt) National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) (BO) Bradley Gaskins, AIA, CASp Sean Robinson (Alt) National Association ofHome Builders (NAHB) (BO) Dan Buuck. Gary Ehrlich, P.E. (Alt) National Association of Theater Owners Gene Boecker, AIA, RAS Matt Lescher, CASp (Alt) National Association of the Deaf (NAD) (CU) Hansel Bauman National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) (PD) Richard Roberts Denise Pappas (Alt) National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) (PD) Kevin L. Brinkman National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (R) Allan B. Fraser Ron Coté, PE (Alt) National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) (BO) Ronald G. Nickson New Mexico Governor’s Commission onDisability (NMGCD) (CU) Hope Reed Daniel A. Fernandez (Alt) North Carolina Department of Insurance; Officeof the State Fire Marshal (NCOSFM)(R) Laurel W. Wright Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) (CU) Mark H. Lichter, AIA Gigi L. Scovel, AIA (Alt) Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) (PD) Matt Sigler Rehabilitation Engineering and AssistiveTechnology of North America (RESNA)(R) Edward Steinfeld, FAIA Glenn Hedman, PE, CPE (Alt) Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) (P) Dave Miller Ann Makowski (Alt) Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) (PD) David Cooper Paul Wishnoff (Alt) Target Corporation (BO) Thomas Phillips United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc. (UCPA) (CU) Gina Hilberry, AIA United Spinal Association (CU) Dominic Marinelli Nathan Roether (Alt) U.S. Access Board (USAB) (R) Marsha K. Mazz Jim Pecht (Alt) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (R) Michel M. Mitias William R. Downs (Alt) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (R) Cheryl D. Kent Luis F. Borray (Alt) Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) (R) Rick Lupton Steve McGlocklin Richard Williams (Alt) World Institute on Disability (WID) (CU) Hale Zukas
Todd Andersen AIA (P)
Alan Gettelman (PD)
Jake L. Pauls, CPE (P)
Ed Roether (P)
John P. S. Salmen, FAIA (P)
Kenneth M. Schoonover, P.E. (P)
The updating of this standard over the past 6 years could only be accomplished by the hard work of not only the current committee members listed at the time of approval but also the many committee members who participated and contributed to the process over the course of development. ICC recognizes their contributions as well as those of the participants who, although not on the committee, provided valuable input during this update cycle.
The A117.1 standard committee would like to take a moment to recognize three members of the committee who were unable to see the fruits of their labor from this past cycle come to completion. Much of what has been accomplished would not have been possible without their contributions, expertise and passion for providing access to the disabled communities in the built environment. This edition of the standard will be a lasting tribute to their memory and a reminder for those who serve on the committee of what may be accomplished.
Brian D. Black – National Elevator Industry, Inc.
Ron Burton – Building Operators and Managers Association
Tricia Mason – Little People of America
2017 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities