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Marconi - Physics and Electronics Building

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Physical Science, the School of Electronic Engineering.
  • Comments View
    • The School of Physical Science occupies the centre and right hand side of the building as you enter. .
    • The School of Electronic Engineering occupies the area to the left of the building as you enter.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Connolly.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Please see the separate guides for the Campus Car Parks for more details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Larkfield Apartments.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • None of the labs in this building have lowered or height adjustable benches.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stairs just off the main entrance foyer.
    • There are similar steps located throughout the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the man entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 141cm x 107cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Link from Physics to Research - Private Companies Area)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Link from Physics to Research - Private Companies Area)

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the 1st floor link to the Engineering and Research Building.
    • This is located directly to the right as you exit the lift. Access is by a moderate ramp, with handrails on both sides.
    • There are double, heavy doors, 144 cm wide, which open towards you.
    • This links to the area of the Research Building occupied by private research companies.

Outside Access (Link from Electronics to Research Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Electronics building and 1st floor of the Research building to it's right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Link from Electronics to Research Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the entrance and the main level of the research building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the main entrance, past the lift and standard toilets.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 110cm x 420cm (3ft 7in x 13ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 127cm (4ft 2in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Physical Sciences School Office, located on the 1st floor, to the rear of the lift.
    • It is accessed by a single, light door, 75 cm wide, which opens inwards.
    • This is where students go with general course enquiries.
    • It is open 09.15 - 12.45 and 14.00 - 17.15 Monday - Friday.