• Architectural Design Reviews

    Plan design reviews to Building Regulations Part K, Part M and BS 8300

    Architectural Design Reviews

    I carry out comprehensive desk top plan reviews / appraisals of proposals during the early design stages. Design reviews can be carried out with your CAD .dwg format drawings or I can work from your scale PDF drawings.


    When carrying out an architectural inclusive design review, I carefully assess drawing packages, including the specification of fixed interior elements, signage and F,F&E, against the design guidance in the Building Regulations Approved Document K: Protection from falling, collision and impact and Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings. Ideally, an inclusive design / access consultant would be involved during the early RIBA work stages and throughout the design process through to occupation, as recommended in the British Standards BS 8300.

     

    I will also advise on the client's duties in relation to the Equality Act 2010 and how these relate to the Building Regulations Approved Documents K & M.


    For clients who would like a higher level of detailed assessment, I am able to cross reference the design proposals against the current versions of the British Standards BS 8300 and advise of any recommendations;


    BS 8300-1:2018 Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment - Part 1: External environment - Code of practice


    BS 8300-2:2018 Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment - Part 2: Buildings - Code of practice.

     

    An inclusive design review is a cost effective way to help ensure that the finished built scheme will be inclusive and accessible to the vast majority of people. It is far quicker and more cost effective to make adjustments to the drawings prior to construction than to the completed built-scheme.

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