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Housing for Elderly and Differently-Abled

Author Name: Krishna Kant | Format: Paperback | Genre : Arts, Photography & Design | Other Details

India has over 81 million people who are above 60 years of age and are regarded as Senior Citizens. This book tries to fill in the existing vacuum in the field of housing for elderly and physically incapacitated people and covers various aspect of housing for elderly and differently abled persons. The topic has been very lucidly explained in a systematic and methodical way with number of diagrams and sketches and check lists high lighting various steps that can be taken to ensure comfortable living, safety and security of elders and persons with special needs. Useful tips have been given for Care providers. Separate chapter included for those suffering from Alzheimer and Dementia detailing related issues. Adoption of Universal Designs recommended for the houses being taken up to minimize modifications at a later date.

This book will be useful to professionals in construction industry and individuals looking for better living conditions in their golden years. 

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Krishna Kant

Er. Krishna Kant is a Civil Engineer with vast experience of over 50 years in India and abroad in the field of Planning, Construction and Maintenance of buildings. Completed B. Tech from IIT Madras and M. Tech from IIT Delhi; joined CPWD as Class - I officer. Has PG diploma in Housing and Urbanization from School of Architecture, Copenhagen. As Chief Engineer CPWD; he was responsible for maintenance and upkeep of most prestigious and sensitive residential and office buildings. Er. Kant was Resident Engineer on a Five Star Hotel project in Iraq and worked as an International Expert with World Health Organization in Geneva and later as WHO & ILO Consultant. Worked with reputed International consulting Firm in UAE and held senior most positions in well-known Delhi-based Real Estate Companies.  

He is a Fellow/Member of many professional bodies and actively involved in professional activities. He has published a number of technical papers and two books.

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