An agreement was reached to include mandatory LHA Silver level accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code by the National Building Ministers Meeting of Building on April 30th. The Victorian Building Authority, amongst other States, has welcomed the news, saying it will ensure independence for people with disabilities within their own home.
The new standards will take effect with NCC 2022. The Livable Housing Design Guidelines silver standards will ensure basic accessibility features are included in all newly constructed homes and apartments. Under the changes, new homes will be required to include features such as step free entry, step free showers, ground level accessible toilets, structural reinforcements to support grab rail installation in bathrooms and for doorways and transitional spaces to allow ease of movement.
Crossing the Threshold is a one of a kind webinar series that teaches the tenets of accessible housing, earn 7 Formal CPD points as you learn.
All building professionals involved in the delivery of homes for the ‘use for all’ market should attend ‘Crossing the Threshold,’ an interactive webinar program focused on inclusive, adaptable design; one that relates the guidelines and methods necessary to integrate adaptable housing and universal housing principles into all builds.
It is intended for those who design, construct, and approve homes for residents of all ages and health statuses; enabling comfortable, independent living for everyone in Australia for generations.
The Crossing the Threshold webinar series will takes place over two weeks. 1.5 hour per day.
Week 1 – 25th, 26th, 27th May
Week 2 – 1st, 2nd June
The series, overseen by adaptable building expert John Moynihan, will feature an 1 hour session and 15-minute pre and post the class for question and answers.