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Industry takes over inclusive design campaign

19 Apr 16 The Construction Industry Council is taking over the Built Environment Professional Education (BEPE) project from the government’s Department of Work & Pensions.

Tricky staircase
Tricky staircase

The aim of the BEPE project is to promote building design that takes into the account the needs of all kinds of different people, particularly those with disabilities.

It was launched by government on International Day of Disabled People in December 2013 to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, which was regarded a showcase of inclusive design in the built environment,

Two years on, the BEPE project is now being taken over by the CIC, which is planning a new awards scheme inclusive design in the built environment.

CIC chairman Tony Burton said: “Inclusive design that creates truly accessible and inclusive built environments for everyone in society, including the disabled, the elderly and families with small children, has to be the industry’s  ambition, and embedding inclusive design into built environment education is an important step towards that  goal. Our efforts now will benefit generations to come and add value to our buildings, places and public spaces in the long term. Let industry make this its legacy.”

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