Home Briefs: Making buildings more elder-, child- friendly

Making buildings more elder-, child- friendly

Elder-friendly elements are some new features which developers and architects will be recommended to include in their buildings, to be recognised by the Building and Construction Authority for exemplary design, under its Universal Design Mark.

Other features include facilities which cater to the visually impaired, hearing impaired and children.

Cheryl Faith Wee


Seven in 10 graduating from NTU employed

Seven in 10 Nanyang Technological University students have secured jobs ahead of graduation this week.

In a survey of over 5,000 students graduating this year, nearly 70 per cent said they had found jobs less than three months after leaving school in April. This is slightly higher than last year, when the figure was about 65 per cent.

Calvin Yang


18 weeks' jail for taking upskirt videos

An operations supervisor who took multiple "upskirt" videos of women in HDB lifts was jailed for 18 weeks yesterday.

Mohammad Nazrin Sapingi, 27, committed most of the offences in Bukit Panjang. Elena Chong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Making buildings more elder-, child- friendly'. Print Edition | Subscribe