Developing an appropriate Performance Solution to an issue that does not meet the prescriptive ‘Deemed-to-Satisfy’ provisions can draw upon other aspects, far beyond the realms of the National Construction Code.

These are some common considerations when developing Performance Solutions:

  • Relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory building legislation and Australian standards
  • Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation
  • Commonwealth, State and Territory Heritage Acts
  • State and Territory Planning and Development Acts
  • Fire Safety Engineering principles
  • Occupant characteristics (such as younger or older occupants in the building)
  • Structural design principles of buildings
  • Construction methods and buildability factors
  • Existing building spatial limitations
  • Anthropometric principles of accessible building design and fit-out
  • Heritage controls impacting on existing buildings
  • Ergonomic principles
  • Principles of Universal Design
  • Industry codes of practice
  • International standards on building accessibility and universal design
  • Limitations of occupants work role, responsibility, and professional abilities
  • The nature of building materials and effect of performance
  • Occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures

Access Central are industry experts in preparing Performance Solution Reports for many design scenarios where following the prescriptive ‘Deemed-to-Satisfy’ approach might not provide the best solution.

Our Principal Consultant, Lee Wilson, oversees all Performance Solution Reports given his experience and completion of the highly regarded Graduate Certificate in Performance-Based Building & Fire Codes at Victoria University. This qualification includes the following units of study, providing Access Central with a unique understanding of performance-based building codes:

Please contact our office to see how we can help with your project. Our involvement at concept design stages can help influence the overall design process, maximise floor areas and increase revenue.