The Universal Design index self-assessment framework (UDi) is a tool introduced by BCA in June 2022 as an initiative to raise the bar on UD adoption in developments.
Universal Design index
The UDi is integrated with Building Plan (BP) and Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) / Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) approval processes and consist of a self-help UDi checklist to,
Enable Qualified Persons (QPs) and developers to learn about and consider user-friendly features that could be provided in their projects; and
Obtain an indicative measure and rating of the level of user-friendliness for their projects.
All applicable projects which are first applying for BP, TOP or CSC on or after 1 September 2022 will be required to complete and submit the UDi checklist as part of their application. The completed UDi checklist can be submitted at https://go.gov.sg/bcaudi-sub and the acknowledgement is to be included in the BP and TOP/CSC application.
Universal Design Excellence Award
To spur the pursuit of exemplary UD implementation in buildings and innovations in user-friendly designs, projects that are outstanding will be recognised with the Universal Design Excellence Award.
Between 2013 and 2021, BCA had also certified projects using the UD Mark Certification Scheme. Please click here for the list of projects certified under the scheme.