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Inclusive Buildings: Designing and Managing an Accessible Environmnent

Inclusive Buildings: Designing and Managing an Accessible Environmnent

Keith Bright, Roberto Di Giulio

ISBN: 978-0-470-76016-1

Jan 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

247 pages


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.

PC and Mac Compatible

* presents you with a wealth of design information in an easy-to-use format
* helps you meet the provisions of the Disabilty Discrimination Act
* provides a means for auditing your building for accessibility
* features a bookmark that will let you navigate the cd more easily by switching from one section to another in seconds
* Keith Bright is part of the committee that is deciding the new BS8300 regulations