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Facilities Report 03: Inclusive Design and Access Statements

This guidance for accessible and inclusive sports facilities aims to set out a framework for designers to follow when faced with challenges such as cost, site constraints, and conflict with governing bodies of sport requirements. This guidance looks at the various definitions of an access statement, explains what might be...

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Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design, New York City

Authoritative and comprehensive guide wide-ranging in subject areas, and inspiring, but NYC focussed for the most part. Active Design Guidelines aim to reverse recent poor health trends linked to unhealthy lifestyles, by providing architects and urban designers with a manual for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces.

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BS 9999:2008Fire safety code of practice for the design, management and use of buildings

Typically comprehensive British standards publication; detailed text with useful diagrams covering most scenarios in fire safety code of practice observance for building design, management and use. The standard outlines ways to meet fire safety legislation through a more flexible approach to design. BS 9999:2008 provides a risk-based structure that takes...

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Building Bulletin 100 - Design for Fire Safety in Schools

Authoritative and comprehensive guide. Applies to nursery schools, primary and secondary schools, academies and city technology colleges, special schools and pupil referral units.
The guidance is aimed at designers, fire engineers, building control bodies and fire safety officers. Head teachers, governors, teaching staff and facilities, maintenance staff and fire...

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Department for Health Building Notes (HBNs)

The website gives access to free downloads on all notes as high quality Pdf’s. Health building notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation/extension of existing facilities. They provide information to support the briefing and design processes for individual projects...

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Department for Transport – Local Transport Note 1/12 Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Discusses the duties under the Equality Act 2010 that are particularly relevant. It suggests a scheme development process to help in deciding whether shared use is appropriate for any given situation and stresses the importance of high-quality inclusive design that addresses the needs of all users. It places particular emphasis...

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Easy Access to Historic Buildings

With a carefully structured methodology covering issues from: Why access matters, Conservation principles and the statutory framework, what is 'Reasonable' & Barriers to access, Making access a reality, to Practical advice and examples, this publication and its sister volume Easy Access to Historic Landscapes takes the reader through a usefully...

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English Federation of Disability Sport website

An excellent, comprehensive resource for both users and planners/ designers/ providers, this website is backed up by systematic ongoing participative research programmes- "To ensure that the recommendations we provide are accurate, relevant and robust, EFDS aim to be the leading centre for commissioning specialist market knowledge and evidence-led insight for...

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