Building Design for Handicapped and Aged Personsby Thomas Blank, Gilda M. Haber
This unique international survey examines the myriad of design,construction,legislative,and management issues that must be taken into account in designing buildings to meet the special needs of the elderly and disabled. The book covers such critical topics as life safety,assisted escape,and access and egress for handicapped persons; non-evacuation techniques in compartmented fire-resistive buildings; guidance systems for the visually impaired; safe,secure,and smart housing technology for the disabled and elderly. All professionals working with this type of housing will find specific,creative ideas for design and construction.
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