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This is a two-part program on accessible and code compliant restrooms presented virtually via Zoom.

Part I: A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2009 revision of ANSI Standard ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
This course will identify the benefits of accessibility standards and the prescriptive requirements for accessible restrooms set by the ADA as well as different states’ building codes.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify how accessibility standards accommodate a diverse set of users and the general prescriptive requirements for accessible restroom design mandated by the ADA.
  2. Describe requirements for accessible lavatories and restroom accessories.
  3. Describe requirements for accessible toilet compartments of varying sizes and the accessories needed to complete their specification.
  4. Discuss requirements for accessible bathing facilities.

Part II: Specifying Code-Compliant Toilet Partitions

This course will provide up-to-date information relative to selecting and specifying code-compliant toilet partitions for commercial restrooms.  Fire and accessibility codes will be discussed, as will guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the update of toilet partition material fire code compliance.
  2. Explain how to select the most appropriate toilet partition material, hardware and mounting configuration based on building type.
  3. Describe three ADA accessible toilet compartment layouts.
  4. Identify guidelines for writing toilet compartment specifications. 

Date and time

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
8:30 am to 10:45 am


AIA Members $40
NonMembers $60

Continuing education

2.0 HSW LU Hours


Alan Gettelman is Vice President of External Affairs at Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc., where he previously served as Vice President of Marketing.  Since joining Bobrick’s sales promotion department in 1962, Gettelman has played a key role in the expansion of its product line and spearheaded marketing efforts facing distinct market segments, including architects, building owners, property managers and facility managers.  Today, Gettelman is responsible for counseling on preparation of architectural specifications and on fire codes, building codes and accessibility standards compliance, as well as providing expertise in the areas of product development and marketing strategy. 


This program will be presented virtually via Zoom. Once you register, a confirmation will be sent to you with details for accessing this Zoom meeting.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director