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Accessibility and usability of the built environment

Name: Building construction -- Accessibility and usability of the built environment

Identifier: ISO 21542:2011

Issuing Organisation: ISO

Country: International

Language: English

Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/

Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.iso.org/standard/50498.html

Availability: Available to Purchase

Type: International Standard

Issue Year: 2011

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces 

Intended Audiences: Governmental and Public 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.

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.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: High

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known

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