Code for Barrier-Free Design - AB Code
The AB Code applies to :
- Buildings, facilities and their appurtenant grounds and curbs
- Which are used or to be used by the public; and
- The cost of the construction, rehabilitation or substantial remodeling of which is to be paid for, in whole or in part, by federal, state, county or municipal funds.
- Refer to part 301.02 in the abfd rules http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/abfd.html
In Part 303, The AB Code, effective August 23, 2008, adopts the accessibility standards, "International Building Code IBC 2006" and "Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003". These codes are published by the International Code Council and can be purchased at 1-800-786-4452 or www.iccsafe.org.
The AB Code is enforced on the local level by officials who issue building permits, approve construction plans, or issue Certificates of Occupancy; including but not limited to Building Inspectors, Selectmen, Code Enforcement Officials and Fire Chiefs. Architects assure compliance with all applicable codes when they stamp construction plans. Contractors agree to comply with construction documents. Plumbers' licenses require that their work be done in compliance with applicable codes.