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Design for Access and Mobility with Considerations for Aged Care

Presented by Caroma

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September 1st, 2020


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Session Synopsis:
With so many elements to consider when designing bathrooms to meet AS1428.1 – 2009, it is important that we specify the right fixtures and finishes so that users of the bathroom can operate independently and at ease. Products for accessible applications in the bathroom need to deliver optimum access and mobility to comply with Australian standards.
Our formal CPD presentation is intended to provide an in depth look at the requirements for AS1428.1 – 2009 Design for Access & Mobility in the commercial bathroom space, classifying the differences and requirements for Accessible, Sole Occupancy and Ambulant applications.
During this seminar we will discuss what products comply, (and why) as well as provide you with the knowledge to make informed design choices for your projects and clients, with the end user in mind.
We will also identify bathroom solutions and design considerations to meet the needs of our ageing population to assist and support movement within the bathroom, and recognise where the AS1428.1 accessible standards can play a role in guiding product selection and set out.


Key Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this presentation you should be able to:
• Recognise the different product & set-out requirements within AS1428.1-2009 within the commercial bathroom space
• Interpret the definition of Sole Occupancy applications & where to apply
• Identify the compliance requirement of Ambulant Cubicles.
• Recognise the appropriate features to take into consideration for use in Aged Care.


AACA Competency Standards related to this session:

  • Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4, 1.7
  • Design: Pre Design 2.2, 2.3
  • Design: Conceptual Design 3.1,
  • Schematic Design 4.1
  • Documentation: Detailed Design 5.2, 5.8


Presented by:
Soraya Jeanes, Business Development Manager | Aged Care, GWA Group

Soraya Jeanes is the Business Development Manager for Aged Care for GWA Group. Soraya has over 10 years of experience working within the commercial and residential construction industry providing technical support and product solutions for developers, architects, interior designers, and commercial builders on projects throughout Australia.
Passionate about providing better solutions for better living, Soraya’s current role as BDM – Aged Care for Caroma encompasses supporting Aged Care providers, developers, architects and interior designers with age appropriate design considerations, to create safe and functional bathroom solutions to support our ageing population.
Soraya also consults and provides technical support for accessible applications in commercial, health and government projects when designing and selecting bathroom fixtures and fittings for users with restricted or limited mobility in accordance with Australian Standards.

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