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DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS AND POLICY INITIATIVES IN SUPPORT OF A UNIVERSAL DESIGN OF BUILDINGS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500862

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 323 900

  • EU contribution

    € 1 300 000

Coordinated by:

BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT S.A.

Greece

Objective

POLIS draws on the work and the results recent projects such as the PUB+ project (5FP, EESD) that is now compiling EU wide information on the practices of member states, with regard to people with mobility impairments, as well as on the PRESCO project that is looking into accessibility issues, in the context of sustainable construction. This work has, among other, also highlighted the fact that attempts made and initiatives taken are very often on an ad- hoc basis, with little respect to any well defined design framework and lacking systematic and cost- efficient valuation methods. The proposed work in POLIS takes these results one-step further and foresees to develop a complete functional and technical specification of what should constitute a fully-fledged Decision Support System for a Universal Building Design (DSS-UBD). This attempt will closely review and build also on related work carried outelsewhere in the world. In the short term, it will seek to focus on the configuration of a decision support system to help reach Universal Design decisions while in the long run, it will consider the development of a distinct certification scheme applicable across the EU buildings, as an official label of all buildings adhering by the Universal Design principle.
Such a certification scheme, especially to the extent it is incorporated in appropriate policy instruments, may dramatically expedite the proliferation of Universal Design in everyday life. In this way, POLIS will develop and profit from this early understanding of the relationship between the envisaged policy developments and the underlying market opportunities, in terms of assistive technologies and related services to diverse audiences such as architects, engineers, IT professionals, product designers, building contractors, etc.

Coordinator

BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT S.A.

Address

Alexandroupoleos Street 25
Athens

Greece

Participants (9)

ASM CENTRUM BADAN I ANALIZ RYNKU SP. Z O O

Poland

BELGIAN BUILDING RESEARCH INST

Belgium

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

CO.IN. COOPERATIVE INTEGRATE ONLUS

Italy

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING

Israel

ICIE - ISTITUTO COOPERATIVO PER L'INNOVAZIONE SCRL

Italy

FUNDACION LABEIN

Spain

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

INFO-HANDICAP-CONSEIL NATIONAL DES PERSONNES HANDICAPEES ASBL / EUCAN

Luxembourg

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500862

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 323 900

  • EU contribution

    € 1 300 000

Coordinated by:

BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT S.A.

Greece