Autism children institution

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Abu shams, Nadeem
Tbaileh, Mohammad
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In view of the importance of the special needs children support institutions in our country and in order to give that slice of society their rights and thus provide a decent upgrade for them in their academic life and to help them to fit in our society, the Tulkarm Autism children was chosen as a graduation project. This institution was chosen for the graduation project because it’s considered as a public building serving a specific society slices in many different ways, therefore the performance of the building affects different people. Therefore, all the systems used in the building was analyzed, developed and redesigned to meet the specifired standerds. Since the performance of the building greatly affects the comfort of the building users and therefore the quality of work, the institution was chosen to be treated with the best engineering ways either through development or modification or redesign and thus better organizing of work within the building and provide a comfortable space as it's a social place. The project is 4 floors building each floor has approximately 300m^2, the project has no basement, it has two entrances. We took the design which was designed as a traditional building, after we had a meeting with the head of the department and decided to redesign it as an environmental green building. The project will be dealt based on a specific methodology, which is summarized in a triple loop: analysis, evaluation and redesign. The building was analyzed in terms of architectural, environmental and structural aspects through the approved engineering programs, represented by the SAP and ETABS programs used to analyze the building from structural aspect, the Dialux program was used to study the status of the building from the lighting aspect, Ecotect program to study the building from the environmental aspect especially the acoustics aspect and finally Autocad program to study the architectural side of the building. Based on the results obtained after insertion the building on the previous programs, the existing building was evaluated and accordingly the decision were taken for the redesign phase.