DESIGN AND REMOVAL OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$38,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
309
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RONALD L. MACE
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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