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The authors of this useful guide are authorities on building and accessibility. Their book is an outgrowth of a research project called "Laboratory for Efficient and Accessible Design 2010," a study that was prompted by the consideration that in the year 2010 the first baby boomers will turn 65. The well-illustrated volume comprehensively details the reconsideration of finished living environments while examining the various areas that must be considered for accessible design. Accessible design starts before the design process and--surprisingly--usually runs counter to most contemporary building designs. The benevolent humanity embodied in these design suggestions is a delightful trend to see in building design and construction. A necessary addition to gerontological and construction collections.
- Alex Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib., Pa.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Sam Clark is a builder who has worked with owner-builders since the late 1960's. His book"Designing and Building Your Own House Your Own Way" helped thousands of people manage their building projects. He is also the author of "The Motion-Minded Kitchen", and co-author (with Margaret Wylde and Adrian Baron-Robbins) of "Building For a Lifetime". Sam works with Iron Bridge Woodworkers and with The Buildings Group (accessible design and facilities planning), both based in Plainfield, Vermont.