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Engineering Universal Design in the Built Environment Seminar

Universal Design refers to the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or disability.

Engineers Ireland is hosting a seminar on the 11th February 2015 in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 addressing  'Engineering Universal Design in the Built Environment'.

This seminar will present a multi-dimensional approach to engineering Universal Design in the built environment, encompassing projects and experts who have not only designed and implemented building works to best practice design standards, but who will also provide an end-user perspective to help inform design decisions from the outset.

This seminar will not only be thought provoking, but provide practical examples of how to encompass universal design aspects and how to incorporate sustainability and technology into specifications. Topics such as retrofitting, designing for inclusion of assistive technology and designing for access will expose delegates to an array of experts delivering results and improving the usability of buildings and structures in Ireland.

Eoin O'Herlihy, Chartered Engineer with O'Herlihy Access Consultancy Limited will present on accessibility/Universal Design in Practice.

The aim of this seminar is to inform delegates of best practice design and specifying practicalities while maintaining the integrity of universal design principles. This session is aimed at informing delegates of innovations and usage outcomes that can be applied and utilised to enhance their own approach to work.

To read more about this event please click on this link.