Common problems are RL’s aren’t correct, floor levels change, stairway handrails don’t just quite work how they were shown in the drawing, or design changes during the construction impact on other access provisions.
When this occurs an Accredited Access Consultant can potentially help resolve the issue by:
- Developing a performance based ‘Alternative Solution’, assessed against the relevant ‘Performance Requirements’ of the Building Code of Australia; or
- Working through the issue with the project team to find a suitable ‘Deemed-to-Satisfy’ solution to the problem.
By Lee Wilson, Disability Access Consultant / DDA Consultant, Melbourne, Victoria. Lee is an Accredited Member of the Association of Consultants in Access, Australia Inc.