Refresher Course for Universal Design (UD) Assessors

Event code: 80098

Newly launched course for past participants of Certification Course for UD Assessors to
stay relevant with the latest UD developments

Since 2011, the Certification Course for UD Assessors was launched to raise awareness and capability of the industry in applying the concept of Universal Design. With the latest updates in BCA Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment and the removal of UD Mark certification, the refresher course is designed for past participants to be kept updated on the shift in the focus of UD developments from creating barrier-free accessibility to creating an inclusive built environment. The 2-day refresher programme aims to deepen capabilities of UD assessors to enhance infrastructure design with more ageinclusive design to better cater to the needs of a wider group of end-users. The course will adopt a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating more practical examples on design considerations, to better illustrate the application of UD by industry practitioners and experts.

• Incorporate age-inclusive design considerations for different group of endusers and communities (including physically-challenged, elderly and children with disabilities, aging and dementia communities).
• Understand the use and application of new design tools such as the Environmental Audit Toolkit (EAT) and Universal Design index self-assessment framework
• Learn from industry best practices through project sharing from exemplary and award-winning UD case studies.
• Understand the latest updates to the BCA Code of Accessibility relating to elderly and family needs

This course is developed jointly with BCA Universal Design Department and will be conducted by a diverse group of experienced UD practitioners/architects and experts from the relevant agencies, special education professors and access consultants.

e-Certificate of Successful Completion (e-CSC) will be awarded to participants who:
• Attain 75% of physical attendance
• Complete the in-class assignment

Past participants of previous runs of Certification Course of UD Assessors (Architects, Building Owners, Facility Managers, Project Managers, Town Council Executive, Academics, Interior Designers, Managing Agents, Contractors, Suppliers)

Candidates must possess an architectural degree or a building related degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience, or 5 years for diploma holders. Course is recognised for training requirement of at least one professional under the Public Sector Panels of Consultants (PSPC) categories of AR01 & AR02 for Architectural firms and PM01 & PM02 for firms offering project management service. For the specific criteria for listing on various PSPC disciplines and panels, kindly refer to https://www1.bca.gov.sg/procurement/pre-tender-stage/public-sector-panels-of-consultants-pspc

Design Considerations for Age-Friendly Community
• Background on ageing population
• Planning and design guidelines
• Use of Environmental Audit Toolkit (with practical session)
• Dementia-friendly checklist

Design Considerations for Elderly with Disabilities
• Common challenges and design considerations for physical home environment to be more suitable for elderly with disabilities
• Use of assistive technology devices to enhance the independence of elderly with disabilities
• Case scenario discussions

Design Considerations for Parent with Children with Disabilities and Children with Disabilities
• Common challenges and design considerations for physical home environment to be more suitable for children with disabilities
• Use of assistive technology devices to enhance the quality of the children’s lives
• Case scenario discussions

Dementia-Friendly Neighbourhood
• About dementia
• Inclusive design for people living with dementia
• Designing inclusive environment
• Applying dementia-friendly principles in our home

Design Considerations for Persons with Vision Impairment
• Challenges for people with vision impairment in Singapore and how they orientate themselves
• How buildings and infrastructure can be designed to meet the needs of people with vision impairment

UD Case Studies – Industry’s Best Practices
• Sharing by industry practitioners to showcase exemplary award-winning projects that go beyond codes and compliances
• Hear from industry practitioners the design process, challenges and innovative strategies that have been implemented in actual projects.

*The following topics will be provided as pre-reading materials:
Understanding Universal Design (UD)
• Applying UD 7 principles of universal design
• Universal design index self-assessment framework

Code On Accessibility in the Built Environment
• Understanding objectives of accessibility requirements
• Key requirements & minimum provisions 
• Common errors interpretation & implementation

Date:To be confirmed
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: BCA Braddell Campus

FEE (incl of GST): S$750.00

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Subject to award from BOA-SIA and PEB.
To check for CPD point eligibility, please 

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