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New ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Now in Effect

Post Date:12/12/2017

Effective August 23, 2017, the South Carolina Building Codes Council has adopted the ICC A117.1-2017, Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, which replaces the 2009 edition of this standard for accessibility in all buildings. The most important changes in this new standard include the circular turning space expanding from 60” to 67” in new buildings and other general changes to maneuvering spaces for accessibility. Please contact the Building Official, Mike Nugent, with questions about this code change.

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