Canberra 19th Feb 2020
NCC Disability Access Seminar;
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Karstens Conference Centre
4 National Circuit Canberra
The NCC 2019 Amendments
The NCC 2019 Volume One to be adopted on 1st May 2019 includes various amendments which are considered necessary for the effective application of the Code. Updates relevant to access for people with disability will be discussed as below.
New verification Methods DV2 and DV3 relating to accessible paths of travel and ramps
Accessible locations for push buttons (where provided) at exit doors (D2.21)
Amendment to D3.5 to clarify how an accessible parking bay is treated for smaller developments
Signage concession addition for sanitary facilities within Class 9c aged care buildings (D3.6)
Reference to a sole occupancy unit in a Class 1b building corrected to refer to a bedroom instead under D3.6
Sentence case’ has been corrected to ‘title case’ when referring to the format to be used for tactile characters on Braille & tactile signs under Specification D3.6
A double up clause has been removed under D3.9 regarding the representative nature of Wheelchair Seating Spaces and Specification D3.10 relating to the entry gradient in a swimming pool
‘Sanitary towels’ has been replaced by ‘sanitary products’ (F2)
Requirement for Adult Access Change Facilities in certain shopping centres, sports venues, passenger use areas within public transport buildings, museums, art galleries & theatres
AS 1428.1: 2009 Amendment No. 2 has been referenced. Amdt 2 relates to width between ramp handrails under Figure 14 of the Standard
AS 4586 Amendment No. 1 has been referenced for slip resistance for pedestrian surfaces
Accessible adult change facilities in Public Buildings 2019 ;
An Accessible adult change facilities allow people to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted’ and is considered best practice under the DDA. This may include people with an acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, motor neurone disease and their carers, as well as many other people with a disability.
People with high support needs and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, often need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets comfortably. ‘Accessible Adult Change Facilities’ and ‘Changing Places’ toilets are different to standard disabled/ accessible toilets with extra features and more space to meet these needs.
Understand these changes and how it impacts your design and certification borate on the above
Stair Nosing Compliance & Legal Ramifications
This presentation will cover ;
What are the prescriptive Requirements for Nosings?
AS 1428.1:2009 Design for access and mobility Part 1: General requirements for access —New building work ;
11.1 Stair Construction
What is the 10mm Front Extension?
What is a compliant strip?
Understand Ramifications for Individuals
the apartment’s architect,
the building surveyor,
the building inspector,
the developer, and
the building manager
Bruce Bromley :
Co-Author SDA Design
Equal Access Consultants
As one of the co-authors of the new NDIS specialist disability accommodation design standards and accredited disability access and egress consultant (ACAA #MN187) Bruce is well placed to present the technically complex provision of SDA in an easy to understand seminar presentation.
Bruce is the founder and Managing Director of the Equal Access Group of companies and has extensive experience in the development of universally accessible built environments including retail, hospitality, public transport, healthcare, education, aged care, residential, industrial as well as external environments.