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Wednesday September 19, 2018

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Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards
Business
Thursday May 4 2017

Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards

In 2010, the Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards were introduced under the Disability Discrimination Act 2010.

Refuge Areas: The Elephant in the (Fire-rated) Room
Commercial
Thursday March 30 2017

Refuge Areas: The Elephant in the (Fire-rated) Room

Australian building legislation has generally steered clear of promoting the use of refuge areas in commercial buildings.

An Alternative Perspective on the Cost of a Toilet
Commercial
Thursday September 24 2015

An Alternative Perspective on the Cost of a Toilet

Toilets are not probably something that cross your mind when deciding on requirements for your commercial space.

Furniture and Fitment for Differing Needs
Business
Monday April 6 2015

Furniture and Fitment for Differing Needs

Provisions for people with disabilities and the relevant legislative instruments documenting these have traditionally attended mainly to ‘base build’ items in Australia.

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability
Buildings
Tuesday March 17 2015

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability

New buildings need to consider universal design principles to ensure all people can safely and independently evacuate a building that is free of barriers, restrictions or...