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Universal Design E-World Website

UD E-World was developed and is supported by the Centre on Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Centre), University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Universal Design E-World is an interactive community for professionals, educators, and students interested in learning and contributing to the advancement of Universal Design. The...

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BS 5656-2:2004 Escalator and moving walks. Safety rules for the construction and installation of escalators and moving walks. Code of practice for the selection, installation and location of new escalators and moving walks

Gives recommendations for the location, selection and installation of new escalators and moving walks in new or existing buildings, for example at airports, exhibition centres, leisure facilities, shopping centres and department stores. It is applicable at the early stages of a project for architects, developers, building owners, building managers, building...

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BS 5395-1:2010 Stairs – Part 1: Code of practice for the design of stairs with straight flights and winders

Sets out a code of good practice for the design of straight-flight stairs and steps. This includes landings and winders for all types of buildings and industrial walkways. One of the most important aspects of stair design that has an impact on the safety of users is the tread dimensions....

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BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

Based on government guidance and provides a best practice framework for fire safety. The standard outlines ways to test all aspects of your fire strategy, including easy access to exits, to ensure the safety of people in and around the buildings. This includes how to manage fire safety throughout the...

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BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of practice

Looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings

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BS EN 81-70:2003 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Particular applications for passenger and goods passenger lifts. Accessibility to lifts for persons including persons with disability

This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the safe and independent access and use of lifts by persons, including persons with disabilities. This standard covers lifts provided with car doors and landing doors constructed as automatic power operated horizontally sliding doors. This standard considers accessibility to lifts for persons...

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BS 8233:2014 Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings - Code of Practice

Provides guidance for the control of noise in and around buildings. It applies to the design of new buildings, or refurbished buildings undergoing a change of use, but does not provide guidance on assessing the effects of changes in the external noise levels to occupants of an existing building....

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BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people - Code of Practice

Looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings. BS 8300: 2009+A1: 2010 looks at how some facilities,...

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Building for Everyone series

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland is a government agency which leads on Universal/Inclusive Design in Ireland. The website contains information supporting its principles of universal design including: "Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach" which provides comprehensive best practice guidance on how to design, build and manage...

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