The Toronto Chapter is holding a dinner meeting on “Accessibility in Buildings: Myths, Errors, and Omissions”. The event will take place at the Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club on Tuesday, February 5, starting at 5:15 p.m.
Earlier this month, the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program for improvements to its barrier-free features.
Education, buildings, and shared spaces in Nova Scotia will soon be guided by accessibility standards. The Access by Design 2030 plan identifies priorities to achieve the goals set out in the Accessibility Act.
The recently-opened Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) offers a new centre for culture in the city. Located in Ottawa’s downtown core, the expanded gallery is a contemporary luminous cube designed by KPMB Architects and Régis Côté et associés.
Building pressure is an invisible, pervasive threat that puts projects at risk—and it all starts at the door. Accessibility, life safety, and energy efficiency are concerns in all buildings, but uncontrolled pressure can increase these hazards.
Barrier-free, accessible, universal, and inclusive design are all terms used to describe the same thing: a design that creates a built environment usable by everyone. Minimum barrier-free design requirements are derived from the provincial and national building codes.
The inaugural David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility honoured Access Orangeville for going above and beyond to improve accessibility for disabled people. The Ontario provincial award recognizes organizations or individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in creating awareness of accessibility and disability issues in their communities.
Accessibility and barrier-free design notwithstanding, the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), referenced in the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBC), sets different operating force limits for standard CW and AW Performance Class windows. There are inherent differences between window types.