Awangku Mohammad Fakhruddin from the Authority for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi) outlining the requirements of the Brunei Different Abilities Design Guidelines (DADG) 2018, highlighted that close to 10 per cent (42,000) of Brunei’s population have different abilities including senior citizens or aged persons requiring assistance in daily tasks.
Hence the need to develop the Brunei DADG to provide the build environment conducive to these sectors of the population.
He said this when Architect Division of Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei and PUJA Academy invited two speakers to share the practices on Inclusive Design and Brunei’s Different Abilities Design Guidelines last Saturday.
Ar Mumtazah binti Mustajab from Malaysia shared her thoughts and best practices on universal design and inclusive design.
The design practices looked at the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to people regardless of age, disability and without the need for adaptation or specialised design.
Architects, engineers and surveyors from PUJA and officers from ministries and government departments attended the two-hour webinar. The seminar was aimed at providing awareness of the requirements for universal and inclusive design concepts to ensure that facilities are “designed for all” so that they can be used by many people.