The Talk:

This talk is part of the ‘Building Accessibility’ series. The 1.5-hour talk discusses the options for compliance in the commercial building and disability building accessibility standards.

Suitable for anyone involved in building projects as it provides an overview of the compliance options, and highlights that performance-based designs (PBD) allow flexibility, innovation and best practice. PBD can also consider the use of the building, occupant characteristics and any planning or heritage controls.

Ideally, please attend Part 1 of this series: Performance-Based Design 1: History, Development and the Current Day

The Presenter:

Presented by Lee Wilson, a disability access and egress consultant in Melbourne. In early 2018 he was appointed as a volunteer Subject Matter Expert (Disability Access) by the Australian Building Codes Board. Lee has been actively campaigning for a universal design approach to egress for several years and published numerous articles, a guidebook and a white paper on universal design and egress concepts.

Workshop Content:

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • NCC compliance options
  • Application sections of the NCC
  • Performance-based design
  • Meeting Performance Requirements
  • Compliance of Deemed-to-Satisfy Solutions
  • Compliance of Performance Solutions
  • Define ‘Assessment Method’
  • Discuss each Assessment Method
  • Outline Verification Method DV2 and DV3
  • Risk factors
  • Competency
  • Case studies
  • Open discussion and questions

Who should attend?

This talk is suitable for people of all backgrounds and professions working in construction and property management. It is designed as an entry-level introduction to the concept of performance-based design and how to comply with the minimum Performance Requirements of the Building Code and the Premises Standards under the DDA.