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02Aug91 UK: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE SHOWS HOW BUILDING DESIGN CAN CATER FOR THE DISABLED. (2 OF 2)

As the regulations stand at the moment, one of Britain's brightest and newest public buildings - Birmingham's International Convention Centre (ICC) - didn't have to comply with any access regulations. As the council's senior building surveyor Roger Hassam explains, the premises used to be offices and the developer - the city council - had only to make it accessible for 25-year-old, right handed males with 20-20 vision.Luckily, the council is a little more forward thinking. 'It was a ...

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