Inclusive Buildings: Designing and Managing an Accessible Environmnent

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Architecture - 247 pages
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Recent legislation (the DDA - Disability Discrimination Act) together with Part M of the Building Regulations place an increasing onus on construction professionals to provide and maintain accessible environments. No longer is it acceptable to ignore access to the built environment.

This interactive CD presents a wealth of design information within hundreds of 'pages' containing text, diagrams, detailed floor plans and annotated photographs, all linked in a way to allow you to pass between sections, gathering data, advice and guidance as required.
It is designed to be explored; the more you look, the more you will find ...

There is extensive detail on user needs and many examples of good design solutions. A range of building categories are assessed (from health, education and commerce to leisure, transport and social) are assessed and broken down into functional elements (external areas, horizontal circulation, facilities, general services, etc).

The Inclusive Buildings CD is an essential desk tool for architects, surveyors, facility managers and all responsible for ensuring that buildings meet the provisions of the DDA. It will also be an indispensable study guide for access consultants and auditors and enable them to audit buildings for accessibility with confidence.

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About the author (2008)

Keith Bright is a consultant member of the National Register of Access Consultants and Director of the Research Group for Inclusive Environments at the University of Reading, UK.

Roberto Di Giulio is an architect specializing in accessibility issues at lpostudio Architetti in Florence and Professor of Architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy.

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