Disability Access: Unisex Toilet: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY disability access consultants advise that the Building Code of Australia allows a unisex facility required for people with a disability, may be counted once for each sex under Clause F2.2(c ) for the calculation of the required number of sanitary facilities to be provided. This therefore means that if for example in a building permit application there… Read more

Building Compliance: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise building owners and managers need to be aware that a majority of buildings do not comply with the current  Building Code of Australia or building regulations. Each year various aspects of the Building Code of Australia are enhanced or amended according to industry and community consultation and feedback, and also according to the agenda and… Read more

Disability Access: Unisex Toilet: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY disability access consultants advise that the Building Code of Australia allows a unisex facility required for people with a disability, may be counted once for each sex under Clause F2.2(c ) for the calculation of the required number of sanitary facilities to be provided. This therefore means that if for example in a building permit application there… Read more

Disability Access: Building Code of Australia: ABCB

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise clients that the ABCB has produced a disability access training module (132 slides) titled ‘Understanding the Disability Access Provisions’ in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). A very good read for building designers to require building approvals… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation table for further information on the building control… Read more

Unisex Toilet: Disability Access: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY disability access consultants advise that the Building Code of Australia allows a unisex facility required for people with a disability, may be counted once for each sex under Clause F2.2(c ) for the calculation of the required number of sanitary facilities to be provided. This therefore means that if for example in a building permit application there… Read more

Disability Access: Aged Care Facility: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that one of the major changes to impact on the Built Environment in recent times has been the improvements to the commonality of the disability access provisions for buildings in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010. These enhancements have substantially harmonised the Building Code… Read more

BCA: AS 1428.1-2009: Disability Access: Major Changes

AUST – HENDRY disability access consultants advise the amendments to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the introduction of AS 1428.1-2009, that supersedes the previous AS 1428.1-2001 (disability access code) edition, has resulted in some significant changes to the disability access and toilet facilities provisions for people with disabilities. Some of the major Disability Discrimination Act changes, implications and… Read more

Principal Pedestrian Entrance: Building Code of Australia: Disability Access

AUST – HENDRY disability access consultants advise that there is no definition in the Building Regulations, Standards or the Building Code of Australia of “Principal Pedestrian Entrance”, we need to refer to the Premises Standards Guide. The Guideline on the Application of the Premises Standards however states” The principal pedestrian entrance is required to be accessible in all cases because… Read more