Universal Design of Buildings

Universal Design of Buildings

Universal design is a highly complex concept and its easy to think you have thought of everything, when in fact, there is much more you can do. Included here are links to various resources providing universal design standards and concepts for buildings around the world.

Annotated Bibliography on Universal Design (about 1998)


Anonymous. 1999. Barrier-Free Design Guide. Safety Codes Council, Edmonton. 64pp.

Anonymous. 2006. Alberta Building Code. Receiver General for Canada. 1320pages.


EIDD Design for all Europe http://www.design-for-all.org

LEED Rating Systems (e.g. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=222).

North Carolina State University. 2007. The Centre for Universal Design. http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/

Preiser, W.F.E. and E. Ostroff. (eds.). 2001. Universal design handbook. McGraw-Hill, Toronto. Various paging.

Wikipedia – Universal Design. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design

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