The global construction industry accounts for a large portion of waste and energy use. Sustainable design increases the efficiency of the use of use materials and energy, reducing negative impact on the environment.
Universal Design is "a process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation" (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012).
The possibility of technology serving humankind to rekindle the lost shine of our older buildings is a budding promise. 3D laser scanning is offering a remote means of logging friable historical structures in the form of 3D modules.
The first cost mentality is the manifestation of a fixed mindset. A significant amount of thought has been shared and several opinions have done the rounds in the years gone by.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of citizens who are 60 years and older are expected to reach 2 billion by 2050. In 2015, this number was 900 million. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older.