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The application of universal design legislation and standards in Malaysia and Australia

Mohamed Yusof, Liyana and Jones, David 2013, The application of universal design legislation and standards in Malaysia and Australia, in ICUDBE 2013 : Proceedings of the Sharing the World MUSAWAH : 3rd International Conference on Universal Design in the Built Environment, KAED Universal Design Unit, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Putrajaya, Malaysia, pp. 195-212.

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Title The application of universal design legislation and standards in Malaysia and Australia
Author(s) Mohamed Yusof, Liyana
Jones, David
Conference name Universal Design in the Built Environment. Conference (3rd : 2013 : Putrajaya, Malaysia)
Conference location Putrajaya, Malaysia
Conference dates 11-12 Nov. 2013
Title of proceedings ICUDBE 2013 : Proceedings of the Sharing the World MUSAWAH : 3rd International Conference on Universal Design in the Built Environment
Editor(s) Rahim, Asiah Abdul
Zen, Ismawi Hj.
Samad, Nur Amirah Abd
Publication date 2013
Conference series International Conference on Universal Design in the Built Environment
Start page 195
End page 212
Total pages 18
Publisher KAED Universal Design Unit, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University of Malaysia
Place of publication Putrajaya, Malaysia
Keyword(s) universal design
legislation and standards
housing
Malaysia
Summary Legislation and standards are alleged to be one of the key solutions for improving accessibility and Universal Design implementation in Malaysia including its implementation in housing design. In response to this concern, the government of Malaysia has taken considerable steps in articulating professional practice obligations as demonstrated in continual improvements in relevant new laws and standards (Malaysian Standard (MS)). The findings from a preliminary study have however evidenced a clear gap between having laws and standards and ensuring their implementation in the construction industry. This paper reviews the issues faced by the existing Malaysian enforcement and practices to Universal Design. The findings emphasise awareness, understanding and practice implications for the legislation and its standards in Malaysia, and problems and assumptions perceived. Findings indicate that there is lack of understanding and awareness of the current legislation and standards in the construction industry, in addition to the insufficiency of comprehensive guidelines to regulate Universal Design in Malaysia.
ISBN 9789833142309
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060770

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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