34959_34959_CIAT-Logo.jpg

CIAT supports BEPE project to improve inclusive design process

  • 12 Dec 2014

  • Share

Built Environment Professional Education (BEPE)

The BEPE was inspired by the success of the Paralympic Games and the inclusive design process used to build the park and venues.

The project aims to encourage future architectural and building professionals to recognise differing needs, wants and functions through their education, and to promote a holistic approach to the relationship society has with the built environment.

Chartered Architectural Technologists key role

Chartered Architectural Technologists have a key role in the design and development process and can therefore exert influence in relation to helping to create an accessible and inclusive environment.

Inclusive design at the heart of successful built environment

The Institute recognises that inclusive design is at the heart of a successful built environment and as the lead body for Architectural Technology it is critical that it forms an essential part of all CIAT’s Accredited Honours and Masters degree level programmes.

The Institute has achieved this by ensuring that inclusive design has been embedded in the recently reviewed QAA Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS) for Architectural Technology; the document to which all Accredited Honours and Masters degrees must map.

In addition, the QAA SBS for Architectural Technology directly aligns to CIAT’s educational standards within its Professional Standards Framework – which is prescribed for Chartered Membership – and these along with the Institute’s professional standards have also been amended to make greater reference to inclusive design.

This will help to ensure that student, graduate and Chartered Architectural Technologists acquire greater inclusive design knowledge and skills through their academic and professional qualifications.

To further support and endorse this initiative CIAT has adapted the judging criteria for its Awards for practitioners and its students to make more explicit reference to inclusive design.

Professor Sam Allwinkle PPBIAT MCIAT, Chair of the CIAT Education Board: “As designers, we aim for high standards of quality and exclusive buildings for our clients, however we must never lose sight of the users. We must always strive to achieve inclusive design to ensure that we enable all individuals and communities to access and use the spaces and places that we create. We absolutely support the BEPE project without reservation, and we will continue to challenge our profession, other professions, government and clients to achieve the aspirations and ambitions of creating an inclusive built environment”.

………………

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT, and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT.

 

Leave a Reply

More articles

REHAU

Wow your windows with a splash of REHAU colour

REHAU’s latest colour laminates and spray finishes are giving installers looking endless ideas for exciting and innovative PVC-U window and door installations.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Innovations & New Products, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows

  • Share
Kingspan

Kingspan strives to improve customer service with acquisition of GRM assets

Kingspan Industrial Insulation Ltd has agreed with SIG Distribution an Asset Purchase Acquisition of GRM Insulation Solutions.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Insulation

  • Share
bull products

Bull Products helps you protect your site and workers

Bull Products, a manufacturer of fire protection equipment, explains why protecting your site and workers with an intruder alarm unit is so beneficial.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

  • Share
Icopal

Membrane from Icopal essential for Welsh project

A three-storey apartment building under construction in the Welsh town of Flint features Icopal’s Monarfloor Tranquilt acoustic membrane.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Membranes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

  • Share