South Carolina Building Codes announces the 2017 edition of ANCI A117.1

December 18, 2017

At the November 9, 2017 meeting of the SC Building Codes Council , it was announced that the 2017 edition of ANCI A117.1 is implemented. Section 8-701 of the regulations states:

8-701 Authority
(A) With the exception of one and two family detached dwellings and other residential buildings to be offered for sale as individual dwelling units, every building or structure shall have all levels and areas made accessible to disabled persons in accordance with the latest edition of the International Code Council/American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ICC/ANSI) document A117.1, and the requirements of this section.

(B) Buildings containing dwelling units that are to be offered for rent, such as apartments, hotels, dormitories, etc., shall provide the following number of fully accessible units.
Total Number of Units Number of Accessible Units 0 thru 19 1 20 or more 5%
Fractions of 1/2 or more shall be counted as a whole unit

HISTORY: Added by State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 6, eff June 27, 2008.
From this point forward all non R-3 occupancy plans approved and labeled for South Carolina needs to be designed to the 2017 edition of ANCI A117.1.