Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Accessibility

Accessibility
2.5
8087
3
First semester
OB
Project Planning Module
Accesibilidad
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: English

Teaching staff


Enrique ROVIRA-BELETA - erovira@uic.es

Academic assistance

If students have any queries or concerns, they should send an email to the course professor.

Introduction

More and more aging society , and life expectancy increases due to advances in medicine and technology .

The architecture must be increasingly social and human , for all of us throughout our lives we have had, have or will have situations that temporarily or permanently limit our autonomy by having to push strollers our children get older , have accidents temporary , or a motor disability , cognitive or sensory .

When works projects and new construction , alteration, extension and change of use, etc. must comply with the requirements to current regulations require us accessibility and removal of architectural barriers and communication , state and in the Autonomous Communities , which will be the basic documentation of this subject , with the aim of achieving improved quality of life for all citizens to enjoy and use environments , buildings, homes , information systems and means of transport accessible to all.

This course is aimed at students of architecture ESARQ 3rd Course at UIC , and all those directly related to the art of designing , design, and construction of works , etc., where you check the benefits that brings for everyone a space , itinerary, item , service, or product ACCESSIBLE , that it is also for people with disabilities.

Currently compliance with accessibility regulations , is still seen as an obligation and a bar to make a good project or design and solved independently of the initial criteria of design. We propose to solve the accessibility from the beginning of conception projection, so unnoticed and without cost , to be integrated into the original design.

The student will discover "The capabilities of people with disabilities" , and " Accessibility is not only a necessity for people with disabilities , but a benefit for all citizens " , it is also in an improvement in the quality of their own project.

Pre-course requirements

Class attendance is an essential requirement, which will be monitored by the students’ “attendance signature”.

Objectives

- To analyse and understand the criteria for the accessibility of spaces, itineraries, elements, products and services in our surroundings, with the aim of not only learning about current legislation but also mastering all the necessary details to be able to implement Accessibility discreetly, with standardized criteria and regularly-used designs by everyone but also adapted for PMR (people with reduced mobility), often at very low or zero cost.

- To put into practice these innovative trends in order to make a critical assessment of the law on accessibility and its regulations.

- To train students so that in the near future, as architectural professionals, they will be able to apply accessibility criteria to their projects and design spaces for every citizen, whether disabled or not.

- To improve the quality of life of everyone as architects committed to accessibility. For example, a HOME should be accessible and be able to be used through a whole lifetime, including those times when, temporarily or permanently, the level of dependence of its inhabitants increases, particularly with age.

Competencies

  • 34-T - Ability to design, practice and develop basic and execution projects, sketches and blueprints.
  • 35-T - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop urban projects
  • 36-T - Ability to plan, practice and develop construction management.
  • 37 - Ability to develop functional programmes for buildings and urban spaces.
  • 38-T - Ability to intervene, maintain, restore and renovate heritage buildings.
  • 39-T - Ability to eliminate architectural barriers
  • 40 - Ability to express architectural criticism.
  • 41-T - Ability to find solutions for passive environmental conditioning, including thermal and acoustic insulation, climate control, energy performance and natural lighting.
  • 42 - Ability to catalogue buildings and urban heritage and plan their protection.
  • 43-T - Ability to produce safety, evacuation and protection plans for buildings.
  • 44-T - Ability to produce civil works projects.
  • 45-T - Ability to design and execute roads and urban development, gardening and landscaping projects
  • 46 - Ability to apply urban planning ordinances and standards.
  • 47-T - Ability to prepare environmental and landscaping surveys and plans to correct environmental impacts.
  • 48 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the general theories of form, composition and architectural typologies
  • 49 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the history of architecture.
  • 50 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the study methods for the processes of symbolization, practical functions and ergonomics.
  • 51 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the study methods of social needs, quality of life, habitability and basic housing programmes
  • 52 - To acquire adequate knowlege of the environment, sustainability and the principles of conserving energy and environmental resources.
  • 53 - To acquire adequate knowledge of architectural, urban development and landscaping traditions of Western culture, as well as their technical, climate, economic, social and ideological foundations
  • 54 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the aesthetics, theory and history of Fine Arts and Applied Arts.
  • 55 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the relationship between cultural patterns and the social responsibilities of the architect
  • 56 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the principles of vernacular architecture
  • 57 - To acquire adequate knowledge of urban sociology, theory, economy and history.
  • 58 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the methodological principles of urban planning and metropolitan and regional development.
  • 60 - To acquire knowledge of civil, administrative, urban planning, building and professional regulations.
  • 61 - To acquire knowledge of feasibility analysis, supervision and coordination of integrated projects.
  • 62 - To acquire knowledge of property valuation.

Learning outcomes

This course provides students with the necessary knowledge to be able to plan with accessibility criteria in all their projects and to master the details to achieve buildings and surroundings that are genuinely accessible to people with major motor, cognitive and sensorial impairments, improving their quality of life and that of all the citizens who use them.

Syllabus

1st CLASS: LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS

2nd CLASS: VISUAL COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBILITY AND HEARING

3rd CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCESSIBILITY

4th CLASS: ACCESSIBILITY AND URBAN SPACE DESIGN I

5th Class: ACCESSIBILITY AND URBAN SPACE DESIGN II

6th Class: TEST PLANNING AND BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC USE

7th CLASS: EXAMPLES OF ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC USE BUILDING AND ACCESSIBILITY AND CORRECTIONS PLAN STUDENT EXERCISES

8th CLASS: EXAMPLES OF ACCESSIBILITY IN EXERCISE STUDENT HOUSING AND CORRECTIONS

9th CLASS BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY OF PRIVATE-STUDENT HOUSING AND CORRECTION EXERCISES

10th CLASS: TEST - CLASS YEARS BUILDING AND CORRECTIONS

11th CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, AUTOMATION AND CORRECTION TECHNIQUES AND FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS

12th CLASS: PUBLIC CORRECTIONS CLASS EXERCISES

13th CLASS: PUBLIC CORRECTIONS CLASS EXERCISES

14th CLASS: PUBLIC CORRECTIONS CLASS EXERCISES

15th CLASS: FINAL DELIVERY WORK

Teaching and learning activities

In blended



TRAINING ACTIVITYCOMPETENCESECTS CREDITS
Class exhibition
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,3
Class participation
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,3
Clase practice
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,33
Tutorials
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,33
Individual or group study
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 1,25

Bibliography and resources

 L’accessibilitat a l’edificació i l’urbanisme:

Recomanacions tècniques per a projectes i obres. EDICIONES    UPC 

Catalogo ROCA de Accesibilidad de sus productos

Personas, Dependencia, Calidad de Vida y Nuevas Tecnologías. Editorial Hacer

 Autor: Rovira-Beleta                                                                              

Código de Accesibilidad de Cataluña.   GENERALITAT DE CATALUÑA

CTE – Código Técnico de la Edificación y del Urbanismo.

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