Building construction – Accessibility and usability of the built environment

Name: Building construction - Accessibility and usability of the built environment
Number: ISO 21542:2011
Issuing Organisation: ISO
Country: International
Type: Standard
Issue Year: 2011
Forward Review Date: Not known
Domains: Homes, Services
Fields: Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces, Housing and Care Facilities
Intended Audience: Governmental and Public Sector bodies, Private Sector bodies
Abstract: ISO 21542:2011 specifies a range of requirements and recommendations for many of the elements of construction, assemblies, components and fittings which comprise the built environment. These requirements relate to the constructional aspects of access to buildings, to circulation within buildings, to egress from buildings in the normal course of events and evacuation in the event of an emergency. It also deals with aspects of accessibility management in buildings.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium
Older Person Specific : No
Usage: Not known
Comment: ISO 21542:2011 contains provisions with respect to features in the external environment directly concerned with access to a building or group of buildings from the edge of the relevant site boundary or between such groups of buildings within a common site. It does not deal with those elements of the external environment, such as public open spaces, whose function is self-contained and unrelated to the use of one specific building, nor does it deal with single family dwellings, other than those circulation spaces and fittings that are common to two or more such dwellings.

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