This year marks our 5th year of BCA Universal Design (UD) Mark, which is a voluntary certification scheme introduced in October 2012 to accord recognition to developments and stakeholders that adopt a user-centric philosophy in their design, operations and maintenance. It also aims to raise greater public awareness towards user-friendly buildings.
The scheme allows project parties to assess their projects at design stage, facilitating the incorporation of UD principles from the onset of project development. A built development will be awarded a display plaque, indicating one of the four UD Mark ratings: Certified, Gold, GoldPLUS or Platinum. For ongoing developments, UD Mark ratings will be determined based on their design and indicated as Certified (Design), Gold (Design), or GoldPLUS (Design).
There is no restriction on the number of entries that each individual, firm or team can submit and the application is open all year round.