Entrances

Approaching Entrances

Entrances to buildings shall be located and oriented in such a way to ensure the shortest distance for pedestrians btween the buildings, parks and beach facilities and public transportation modes.

 

An accessible path shall link the parking area, designated accessible parking zones and the sidewalk to the main entrances of all building’s or facilities’.

 

The accessible path from the street or public space shall avoid stairs and ramps. Gradients up to 2% are preferred, although up to 5% are acceptable to reach the main entrance(s) at street level. If over 5% it should be designed as a ramp.

 

The accessible and inaccessible paths shall be marked with clear signage.

 

In existing buildings when the accessible door is not the main entrance door the direction to the accessible entrance shall be marked with the International Symbol of Access (ISA).

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Gradients of entrances ≤5%

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When several paths, both accessible and inaccessible marked with directional sign

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If accessible door not the main door, it is marked with directional sign

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

Accessible or disabled parking is a parking space located closest to a main or accessible entrance to building. It will have disabled signs and have protected access zones to side of vehicle to stop other vehicles parking to close

A slope gradient denotes the steepness of a floor surface or ramp. The steeper a surface, the more difficult for some users who will require handrails or landing areas for resting. To calculate the slope gradient use the tools and calculators.

An accessible path is an external route that is considered to be the main route between key destinations such as between car parking and entrance or street and entrance. An accessible path is sufficiently wide enough, has slip resistant surface and is well lit after dark

The international symbol of access (ISA) is an internationally recognisable primary information symbol for signifying a service or facility is provided for use of disabled people

Tools and Calculators

Ramp Design
Car Park Layout

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Entrance Doors

Each building entrance shall be provided with an identification number that shows the exact address.

 

Near the main entrance(s) a directory as specified in section D shall display the main departments and/or services provided in the building. This information may also be provided by voice via a mobile application or via costumer service. An information number and website should be posted.

 

A reception desk visible from and near the entrance shall be provided in all public use
buildings.

 

All entrance doors must have a clear passage width adequate to the intended use of the building and the expected number of users. Minimum dimensions are 900 mm width x 2100 mm height.

In case of revolving doors, an alternative door shall be provided.

 

Entrance doors shall be power assisted, according to the specification of the Doors
Section of this Code.

 

Doormats shall be levelled with the floor with a tolerance of ± 2 mm.

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Dimensions of the doors ≥900mm width x 2100mm height

 

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Automatic door

 

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3 seconds or more to move from closed to fully open position – Remain fully open for a minimum 5 seconds – Force not more than 66N

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

Tools and Templates

Entrance Lobbies

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Access Control Barriers

When applicable, barriers shall provide at least one entrance with a width of 900 mm.

 

Turnstiles are not permitted.

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Access controls barriers with at least one barrier with width ≥900mm if provided

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

Tools and Templates

Entrance Lobbies

Suppliers

Entrance: in parks and where required

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Tactile map located at the main entrance near the door on the right side within 1000mm

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Tactile map located at the main entrance near the door on the right side within 1000mm

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

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Tools and Templates

Ramp Design

Entrance: in Mosques

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A clear Area provided at the entrance to prevent shoes from blocking the accessible path

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Keep clear mat in front the entrance

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Seats provided at the entrance toilets ablution areas and at other

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An accessible entrance is provided

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Keep clear mat in front the entrance

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Seats provided at the entrance toilets ablution areas and at other

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

Related Guidance

Tools and Templates

Building Entrances