Members of the public encouraged to give suggestions for building code

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is organising exhibitions in shopping malls over the next two years to raise awareness on features that can make buildings more friendly to all, such as handrails for wheelchair users and nursing rooms for mothers.

The draft accessibility code for buildings is currently under its fourth review and the public can still chip in with ideas until the end of the month.

So far, caregivers of wheelchair users, hearing and visually-impaired and family-friendly groups have suggested ideas for better facilities, said Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Senior Minister of State for national development. These include mandatory requirements for nursing rooms in more buildings, and designated parking lots for parents with young children in strollers, added Mr Tan.

He was the guest-of-honour at the launch of the exhibition at Marina Square on Friday which will run till Sunday.