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Desktop Reviews

Desktop Reviews for Disability AccessArchitectural desktop reviews of design documentation will provide greater chances of project success, help identify potential project variations earlier and mitigate project risk.

Documentation can be reviewed at Schematic/Concept stages to ensure the spatial demands for accessible paths and corridors have been provided, as well as the appropriate design of access ramps and stairways.

Reviews during Design Development stages can help ensure the finer detail complies with relevant standards.

A final review at Construction/Pre‐Tender stage will help ensure that final drawings are compliant and schedules have considered all access requirements.

Risk and Access Reviews

An Accredited Disability Access Consultant should be engaged at the commencement of any project, which will help ensure the success of the project and reduce the chance of project failure (including the project being deemed non‐viable).

Typical Assessment Stages

The following are the typical assessment stages we consult on

  • Concept Design Documentation
  • Schematic Design Documentation
  • Design Development Documentation
  • Construction Documentation

 

Typical Scope of Consultation

Concept/ Schematic & Design Development Reviews

Undertake a desktop review of the architectural documentation and the preparation of an accessibility report that highlights the key access issues to ensure that the proposed works can achieve compliance with the relevant disability access standards and legislation.

Construction Documentation Review

Undertake a desktop review of the architectural, services documentation. Preparation of an accessibility report that highlights the key access issues to ensure that the proposed works can achieve compliance with the relevant disability access standards and legislation. Includes reviewing all fittings and fixture schedules.

Who Will Complete Your Desktop Review?

Certified Approved Disability Access Desktop ReviewIf you are unsure if a design meets compliance with the Building Code of Australia & Premises Standards consider having it reviewed by Equal Access Pty Ltd to verify compliance.

We offer desktop reviews of architectural drawings, schedules and specifications at each stage of design documentation.  Your desktop review will be conducted by a dedicated team of disability access consultants who collectively have:

  • Membership to various industry associations
  • Accredited Membership of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia
  • Qualifications in building surveying & architectural design
  • Registration as Building Practitioners

Our Blogs

Expert Judgement in Access could leave you open to a lawsuit

  • May 14, 2018
  • Paul Mulholland

The use of ‘Expert Judgement’ when assessing a Performance Solution in regard to disability access can leave practitioners open to potential claims under the DDA. Th...

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Disability Access and the New Building Regulations 2018 (Vic Only).

  • May 14, 2018
  • Paul Mulholland

Under the new Victorian Building Regulations introduced June 2, 2018, Regulation 38 states: “Building s...

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Why ‘Blue’ Disabled Carpark Bollards & at What Height?

  • May 5, 2018
  • Bruce Bromley

The concept of ‘Universal Design’ (UD) is simple in nature, yet requires careful consideration t...

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