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Building Access and Egress: Compliance Standards for People with Disabilities

Environment, Property & Regulation

Courses Overview:

This brand new 1 day course will provide statutory national regulatory guidance to clients, design professionals and contractors engaged in the construction of new buildings and alterations/extensions to existing buildings including historical buildings for the access and egress of People with Disabilities using buildings.

The course will include national Building Regulations requirements, British Standards and Equality Act legislation requirements for all types of buildings including reference to supplementary guidance documents.


Course Content:

The Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document Part M
• Review of new commercial build technical requirements
• Review of commercial extensions technical requirements
• Review of new build residential building technical requirements
• Review of residential extensions technical requirements
• Change of use requirements
• Material alteration requirements

British Standard BS 8300 Design of Buildings and Their Approaches to Meet the Needs of Disabled People – Code of Practice
• Technical requirements applicable to different types of buildings
• Surfaces and communication aids
• Facilities in buildings
• Historic buildings

Access Statements
• Examples of access statements

Planning Policy
• Planning policy
• Supplementary Planning Document
• Inclusive Design

Equality Act 2010
• Introduction to the legislation
• Definition of disability
• Reasonable adjustments
• Case law
• Examples of discrimination

The Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document B
• Inclusive design requirements
• Egress from buildings

BS 9999 Code of Practice for Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings
• Evacuation of Disabled People

Case Studies
• Educational building
• Office building
• Material alteration

Life Time Homes
• Good housing design
• Technical requirements

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