Architectural 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.
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).
The following are the typical assessment stages we consult on
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.
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.
If 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:
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