DESIGN AND REMOVAL OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 309
Amount: $38,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Barrier Free Environments Inc.
P.o. Box 30634, Raleigh, NC, 27622
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RONALD L. MACE
 PRESIDENT
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL PLAN FOR ANALYZING ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS AS WELL AS RECOMMENDING GENERALIZED METHODS FOR OVERCOMING SUCH BARRIERS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUILDINGS. IT INCLUDES THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER DATA SOFTWARE SYSTEM WHICH WILL ORGANIZE AND STORE THE LARGE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION NEEDED INTO A MANAGEABLE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM THAT WILL GUIDE THE USER THROUGH THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS AND THE OTHER STEPS NECESSARY TO (1) IDENTIFY BARRIERS; (2) LEARN ABOUT THE STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO THEIR PROJECT; (3) DETERMINE ALTERNATIVE POSSIBLE DESIGN SOLUTIONSFOR MEETING THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE STANDARDS; (4) DETERMINE OPTIMAL AS WELL AS MOST COST-EFFICIENT DESIGN SOLUTIONS; (5) IDENTIFY PRODUCTS USEFUL FOR MEETING THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE STANDARDS; AND (6) DETERMINECOSTS OF EACH PROPOSED OR REQUIRED ACCESSIBLE FEATURE. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD ALLOW THE USER RANDOM ACCESS TO RETRIEVE THIS INFORMATION BY SPECIFIC BUILDING TYPES AND/OR BUILDING ELEMENT. FOR PROJECTS INVOLVING RENOVATION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS, THE DATA SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE PROCEDURES TO ASSIST THE USER IN DETERMINING PRIORITIES FOR MODIFICATIONS.

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