Australian Building Codes Board Survey: Performance Solutions in Access

Accessible Car Parking in a basement car park, with two spaces and a central shared area between each space

Australian Building Codes Board LogoThe Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is undertaking a project in relation to the Increased Use and Quantification of Performance. This forms part of the project attempting to create an enabling environment for the increased use and acceptance of Performance Solutions.

As a part of this project the ABCB are examining the use of Performance Solutions as a means of showing compliance with the NCC Performance Requirements in the area of disability access.

While the use of performance-based design provides the opportunity to deliver tailored, cost effective building solutions, there is generally heavy reliance on the use of the prescriptive Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions.
ABCB Performance Solutions in Access Survey Question 1The purpose of this survey is to gather information on the use of Performance Solutions relating to disability access and egress and inform options to further support their use.
Lady in wheelchair using passenger liftThis survey is directed at industry practitioners who may be involved in the development or assessment of performance-based designs for access and egress of occupants with disability. is specifically directed at building surveyors and designers and access consultants.

The survey is specifically directed at building surveyors, designers and access consultants.

The survey is anticipated to take 10 to 15 minutes to complete depending on the level of information provided.

The survey closes on 20 December and everyone involved in construction and refurbishment projects is encouraged to participate.