25 April 2012
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room A101, First Floor, Humanities Building, Broadcasting Place, Leeds Metropolitan University
This seminar will highlight the details to consider, so often omitted in books published and guidelines given to architects and designers. It will especially look at:
Different buildings and their uses and users – What do you need to consider when looking at the different sectors, where are the high risks? Examples of the considerations for a variety of buildings, e.g. sports buildings, schools, offices, etc. How are they impacted on, for example peak flows/fire evacuation/day or night time use/differing design criteria?
Fixtures, fittings and equipment – Often architects ensure that a person can park, get through the door and get to the toilet but once in, can they sit, talk to the receptionist or work at a desk? Discussion on the reaching capacities, how would equipment affect different disabilities, what assistive technology might be required or could be used to assist.
Relevant product specification – Outline those products which may impact heavily on inclusion, what are the pitfalls, what needs to be considered? For example, door closers, toilet facilities, hearing systems, evacuation equipment, etc.
Speaker: Jane Simpson, Jane Simpson Access
RIBA CPD Club Members: one place included in the club ticket
RIBA/CIAT Members: £55 + VAT
RIBA Student Members: £15 + VAT
Others: £80 + VAT