Training on Accessibility Requirements of the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes

March 26, 2021

The Department of Buildings (DOB) and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) have partnered with the International Code Council (ICC) to offer an 8-hour virtual training course for architects, engineers, and builders on the accessibility provisions of the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. on June 7 and 8, 2021. The City of Chicago has made special arrangements with ICC to offer this program at a reduced registration cost of $30 per attendee. (In order to  receive the discounted rate, you must enter the discount code below at checkout.) 

The course will focus on the minimum requirements for new construction and rehabilitation of commercial and residential buildings for compliance with the accessibility provisions of the 2019 Chicago Building Code, 2019 Chicago Building Rehabilitation Code. These codes incorporate requirements from the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (ADA Standards), Fair Housing Act regulations, ICC A117.1-2009 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, and 2018 Illinois Accessibility Code. The course will address the design of buildings and facilities to ensure that people with physical disabilities and people who are blind/low vision or deaf/hard of hearing can use the facilities. The presentation includes examples and case studies.

Instructors will include Kim Paarlberg, a Senior Staff Architect with ICC, and staff from DOB and MOPD.

The 8 hours of content will be split over 2 days. Registrants must attend both days to receive continuing education credit. This program is approved for HSW.

To register, please visit:

To receive the discounted rate, you must enter discount code 19CHIC-AUCR at checkout.


Training Materials

Presentation handouts for this program are available here.