The BCA Universal Design Mark (UD Mark) accords recognition to the building owners and designers who go beyond the code compliance to create user-friendly buildings. It allows assessment of projects at design stage, thereby facilitating the incorporation of UD principles from the onset of project development.
- Certification scheme for Universal Design
- BCA - Building and Construction Authority
- Country of Implementation
- Asia & Pacific
- Southeast Asia
- First published
“The UD Mark Certification is a great way to get the building owners, designers and builders to achieve a well-integrated design that caters to all” GOH Siam Imm
To support the 'ageing-in-place' lifestyle and an inclusive environment, the BCA launched the Accessibility Master Plan. The UD Mark is part of this and provides a 2-stage assessment process: upfront credit for the concept design and subsequent award affirmation when the development is completed. This encourages the developer and designer to think ‚Universal Design' (UD) and accessibility at the early design stage. A UD 'self-help' checklist was created to make UD more tangible and easier to comprehend and implement.
With the prospect of 1 in 5 of the population being aged 65 years and above in Singapore by 2030, it is necessary that buildings are made barrier-free and user-friendly.
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