Search

Search results

Showing 1-10 of 23 results
Sorted by recency

1. Building user activity: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 1. Building user activity
Understanding how users interact with the built environment is important for designing buildings that best meet the needs of all building users.

10. Means of escape: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 10. Means of escape
When designing a building and escape routes, consider how everyone can evacuate the building quickly and safely in an emergency.

11. Building management: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 11. Building management
An Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manual needs to be prepared to record information relevant to the use of the built environment.

2. Surrounding area and transport: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 2. Surrounding area and transport
How building users travel to and from a building is important for the design of the site.

3. Pedestrian circulation: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 3. Pedestrian circulation
All building users are pedestrians at some point and need a well-designed, constructed and maintained external pedestrian environment.

4. Vehicle circulation and parking: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 4. Vehicle circulation and parking
Vehicle circulation routes should be logical, safe and easy to follow.

5. Building entrances: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 5. Building entrances
Design building entrances so that they are as easy to use as possible for a wide range of people.

6. Internal circulation: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 6. Internal circulation
Effective internal circulation is critical to the safe and easy movement of people around buildings.

7. Interior space: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 7. Interior space
Design interior spaces and facilities such as kitchens and toilets so they best meet the needs of users.

8. Fixtures and fittings: Designing buildings for access and usability

Building Code compliance > D Access > 8. Fixtures and fittings
Design and place fixtures and fittings such as seating, switches, controls and sanitary fittings in toilets so that they are easily accessed and used.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: