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WE05 - Design for Inclusivity: ADA, Universal Design, and the Built Environment

Wednesday, October 9 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM « Back

In the construction industry our most important mandate is to provide a built environment that protects the health, safety, and welfare of the users.  In commercial and public buildings, the next most important mandate is to provide facilities that are inclusive.  ADA design guidelines have been mandatory for commercial and public buildings since 1991.  However, those guidelines are a minimum standard for persons with disabilities and often don’t address inclusivity.  Universal Design on the other hand focuses on inclusivity with 7 basic principles.  This course will dig into the differences between ADA and Universal Design and how both can be incorporated into a commercial facility to allow as many people as possible to use of facility.

Upon completion of this session, participant will be able to:
• Discuss the differences between ADA and Universal Design
• Describe the 7 principles of Universal Design
• Identify challenges in the built environment and provide design solutions to encourage inclusivity
• Recognize how different abilities impact design solutions and their implementation

Credits:
1 AIA LU/HSW; BOMI; CSI (CDT); IIBEC

Content Level:
Intermediate

Audience:
Architects/Designers, Contractors, Engineers, Project Managers, Manufacturers' Reps, and Owners


Credits: 1 AIA HSW, BOMI, CSI, ICC, IIBEC, NARI


Education Tracks: Topic: Design, Audience: Architect/ Designer, Audience: Contractor, Audience: Project Manager, Audience: Engineer, Audience: BPM/Product Rep, Audience: Owner

Event Type: Education Sessions > Session


 
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