12:00 PM ET
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This session will address the role of the architect in designing safe paths of travel, and level changes that are ergonomically correct, and code compliant. The session will present the Florida Building Code, ADA, and IBC, (international building code) requirements for stairs, steps, ramps and level changes. Highlights will address the human factors of walking gait, and how level changes create the dynamics for falls. Examples will be given of design conditions that resulted in fall accidents and the audience can determine if it was an architectural defect, or someone just being clumsy.