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2015 IBC Accessibility and Usability for Commercial Buildings

  • City Hall 389 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 (map)
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In 2018 MUBEC added IBC Chapter 11 Accessibility back into the building code. This seminar focuses on the minimum requirements for new or existing construction of accessible commercial facilities and multifamily housing for compliance with the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®) and ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of commercial buildings to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities.


Kim Paarlberg
Senior Staff Architect 
International Code Council (ICC)

Kimberly Paarlberg is a Senior Staff Architect in Technical Services with the International Code Council (ICC). Her experience with ICC includes work in the plan review and code development departments with responsibilities for code development, plan reviews, providing code interpretations, instructing technical seminars and authoring and reviewing instruction materials, code commentary and publication articles. Kimberly serves as code development secretary for the IBC Means of Egress/Accessibility and ICC Administration committees. She is ICC representative for development of the referenced technical standard, ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.” Kimberly is the staff representative for the ICC Adhoc Health Care Committee. Before joining ICC, Kimberly worked as a structural engineer and architect. Kim is a licensed architect in Illinois and holds an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner certification. She is a member of the Indiana Steering Committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center which facilitates dispersal of information and technical assistance for ADA.

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