Standards for Accessibility – Where are We? | Maryland Heights Community Center| March 13th, 2019

MABOI Continuing Education Seminar is co-sponsored by MABOI, MACE, and the St Louis Professional Chapter of the ICC – AIA

WHEN: March 13th, 2019; Registration: 8:00am  Class: 8:30am-3:30pm

WHERE: Maryland Heights Community Center- 2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

COST: Seminar Fee single day: MABOI, MACE, AIA Members: $50


  • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—.6)
  • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—.6)
  • Code Officials (CEU’s—.6)
  • Architects (CEU’s –6.0 AIA HSW)

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SESSION SUMMARY: This session will focus on the development and current requirements of accessibility standards affecting the building industry.  In particular, we will look at the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Standards.  Beginning with a brief history and review of the foundations that form the basis for all the requirements, we will look at the 2009 and 2017 editions in detail to understand the impact of new sections and the interrelationships between the A117.1 and IBC 2015, 2018 and 2021.  From building blocks to multifamily housing requirements, the evolving standards are the basis for safe harbors and harmonization with federal civil rights laws.  Using real life examples and case studies, we will review the requirements and pay special attention to the elements that cause confusion and on-site failures.

Questions submitted in advance are very welcome.  Questions during the session will enrich the experience for everyone.


Ms. Hilberry has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing architect.  Her firm provides architectural services for historic preservation, residential and commercial properties, schools, and institutional projects.  In particular, the firm provides ADA and Fair Housing consulting to the U.S. DOJ, National Park Service, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Alabama Department of Corrections, the City of St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden and many private legal and architectural firms. 

Ms. Hilberry specializes in accessibility and inclusive design.  She served the Access Board on the Public Rights-of-Way Advisory Committee and worked on the Technical Assistance Manual for PROW.  She is the Vice-Chair and UCP representative on the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Standards Development Committee, Chair of the Scoping Task Group, and Co-Chair of the Wheeled Mobility Task Group.  She is also Co-Chair of the Advisory Council for the City of St. Louis Office on the Disabled and past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the AIA.  Her experience includes more than 15 years as adjunct faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, School Architecture.  Ms. Hilberry is also a staff consultant and architect for the Institute for Human Centered Design in Boston, MA.