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User-centered design is about putting the customer first so our aim as BCA and access consultants is to make the customers experiences as memorable as possible. We partner with the design team in creating access to unique and interesting places that are accessible, challenging, interesting, enjoyable and universally valued.

Our Aims

Our aim as BCA and DDA lift and access consultants is to consult and provide architects and builders with practical and objective advice on the provision of access to premises (buildings) for people with disabilities. Contact us for all design, building and construction application type access consultants report.

Your Aims

We’re here to help you achieve your project goals. Contact us on. 0433 633 712.

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BCA Performance Solutions

A performance-based solution to the BCA is an alternative solution or alternate method of meeting building law. The ABCB has launched the following two new YouTube clips on Performance Based Design and BCA Performance (a.k.a Alternative Solutions).

Annex Home Standard

Annex housing certification is Australia’s leading certificate for housing access and usability. Follow the links for planning and development applications. here

Housing the global village

Our aim is to make a measurable difference to the availability and diversity of housing around the world and with your help we can make housing possible for millions of people who live without proper shelter and under housing stress. Annex is published by Aq and available online here

International

AQ supports international trade and human rights through our partnerships with NGO’s such as the Red Cross and international product compliance certification that facilitates the free trade of building products and systems. We work with manufacturers and suppliers in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, United States and China to achieve cross-jurisdiction product certification and fit for purpose building integration.

Elevators Lifts and Escalators

AQ are experts in lift and elevators for people with disabilities, product compliance and advice on lift selection and installation for residential and commercial developments. As elevator lift consultants, we consult and advise on access and use features of an elevator lifts needed to meet AS 1735 part 12 for barrier-free access to buildings. For more info and recent articles on lift compliance here:

Ideas in Disability Access

Sydney Retail Shop Access

Richard in Sydney explores options for access to shops from hilly streets: Creating disability shop access to cafe and retail shops on sidewalks and public footpaths is often frustrating but don’t lose heart.  Using construction knowledge design and intuition, it’s possible to get access to the most difficult situation where others simply give up and apply for unjustifiable hardship under the Disability Discrimination Act.  Retail Access

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Brisbane Access and Egress Ideas

Bonnie Kurbis in our Brisbane access consultant reports on lift installations;  In a recent project in James Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane the architects were tasked with converting a heritage house into a cafe bar, which meant a change in use and building upgrades throughout to achieve access. James Street Cafe Fortitude Valley Brisbane

Canberra Office

Canberra access consultant Anton Hill discusses dangerous topics in Access Consulting; The objective of the disability access to premises standard is to ensure that dignified, equitable, cost-effective and reasonably achievable access to buildings, and facilities and services  is provided for people with disability. Product certification consultants – faulty building

Melbourne Access Consultants

Unjustifiable Hardship is an ever-present concern. Our Melbourne Office provide a useful background to the Disability Discrimination Act and Access to Premises Standard. Premises Standard 

Regional Access and Urban Health

Richard reports on an Urban renewal project for Wyong Shire Council; Nature-based experience and exercise are highly beneficial in remedying symptoms of depression, which indicated to us potential scope for urban renewal to support other health interventions. Returning nature-based experiences is not an easy proposition as commercial activities drive development to the detriment of fragile habitat. More here

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