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