Stairs, Ramps and Escalators

ISBN: 9781859463659 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2010 Autor: Ann Alderson Editură: RIBA Publishing Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 120 Stoc: La comandă

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This practical handbook published in conjunction with the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) sets out the design and specification principles of steps, stairs, ramps, escalators and moving walks for inclusive environments. These critically important building elements are connected to a large number of accidents and can present significant barriers to access.

Designed to be 'dipped into', the handbook outlines the background legislation, regulations and associated best practice guidance. It explains how good practice can mitigate hazards and improve accessibility. Sections on design issues and technical implementation are supported by illustrations and case studies that demonstrate solutions for different situations. Where particular building types have unique requirements covered by separate guidelines, these are highlighted. A final section considers the operational and maintenance issues that need to be addressed.

Concise and clearly explained, Stairs, Ramps and Escalators brings together a wide range of current research for easy reference. It is an indispensable resource for designers, specifiers, building owners and occupiers, building managers and facilities managers and anyone involved in designing and maintaining an inclusive built environment.



Ann Alderson is a chartered architect with over 30 years experience in the construction industry, principally in research. She currently works freelance for the Centre for Accessible Environments as an inclusive design consultant and author of guidance books and training packages, and the Sustainable Development Foundation, undertaking research and consultancy in the healthcare sector. Ann has recently written two Specifiers Handbooks, on internal floor finishes and glass for for CAE. She has authored several reports for SHINE, through the Sustainable Development Foundation. Ann also wrote a series of books for BRE on approval and control procedures in different European countries, including Denmark, Sweden and France.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Ann Alderson
Data Publicarii
2010
Editura
RIBA Publishing
Inaltime
29.5
Latime
20.8
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
120
Subtitlu
Inclusive Design Guidance
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