Inclusive University Built Environments

The Impact of Approved Document M for Architects, Designers, and Engineers

  • Itab Shuayb

About this book


This book investigates the impact of Approved Document M—introduced to address accessibility and usability issues for people with disabilities in newly constructed facilities—on different university buildings in the United Kingdom. A selection of six buildings at the University of Kent, the University of Bath, and the University of Essex, built within the six decades spanning the 1960s through the 2010s, are studied to investigate the impact of the measure on changing building designs to be accessible for all potential users, including people with disabilities. The book dissects specifically the University of Kent case study, delineating benefits of the inclusive design approach. Providing case studies of existing educational buildings and recommendations case studies of existing educational buildings and provides recommendations, the book is ideal for engineers, architects, built environment researcher, designers and standard committees.


Inclusive Building Design Approved Document M Disability rights movement Legislative impact on educational programmes Architectural design Inclusive design at University Of Kent Barriers to inclusive design Building accessibility for disabled Accessibility design Accessibility UK university buildings

Authors and affiliations

  • Itab Shuayb
    • 1
  1. 1.American University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35860-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35861-7
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