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The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor

Waterman Business Centre

44 Lakeview Drive

Scoresby, Victoria 3179

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The Talk:

This talk is part of the 'Building Accessibility' series and discusses the need to provide an inclusive approach to building design and evacuation planning, to meet the needs of all occupants.

Australian society is changing, we are living longer, extending our working lives and increasingly making our homes in taller buildings. Additionally, in 2011 building and disability legislation changed to make it mandatory to provide fully accessible workplaces and public spaces. However, the need to get everybody out in an emergency has generally been overlooked. This presentation argues a case to develop the concept of egressability to go hand in hand with accessibility.

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 Wilson presenting to a Government Department


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 these issues.

Lee released a free 189-page guidebook 'Evacuation of People with Disability & Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings & Efficient Evacuations, 2nd Edition' released in 2016. You can read more about the guidebook and download it from this link.

Cover of guidebook Evacuation of People with Disability & Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings & Efficient Evacuations, 2nd Edition

Seminar Timings:

09:00 am to 09:15 am - Arrivals, networking, introductions

09:15 am to 10:15 am - The presentation

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Question time

Seminar Content:

Topics will include:

  • The concept of 'Universal Design' and 'EgressAbility'
  • Emergency planning and evacuation strategies
  • The 'gap' in legislation
  • Emerging risk factors
  • Australian requirements and Overseas requirements
  • Current building code requirements
  • Occupant warning concepts
  • Enhanced measures for safe evacuation
  • Accessible wayfinding strategies
  • Fire engineered solutions and performance-based building codes
  • Personal & group evacuation plan templates
  • Designs for refuge areas

There is an onsite cafe for those needing a coffee or breakfast before the presentation.

As this is a free event, please don't register for a ticket unless you intend to turn up, thank you

FAQs:

Who should attend?

This talk is suitable for people of all backgrounds and professions. It is designed as an entry-level introduction to the concept of universal design and the "what, where, when, who" of evacuation planning for people of varying abilities, ages and sizes. Suitable for workplace managers, employers, fire engineers, access consultants, building surveyors, team leaders or anyone concerned about how they might be evacuated in an emergency.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The building is conveniently located off the Eastlink (take the BP Service Centre exit).

There are external car parking areas to the east of the building (off Lakeview Drive) and to the west (in front of the adjoining buildings, 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive). The best accessible car parking spaces are located in front of 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive. There are no undercover accessible car parking spaces.

If you are coming from the city via public transport, take the train to Glen Waverley, then catch the 753 bus to Nyadale Drive (and then it is a 2km walk to the office building though).

Is the building wheelchair accessible?

Yes, it is a newly constructed office building with all accessible entrances, passenger lift, left-hand and right-hand configuration accessible toilets. However, avoid the eastern external car parking area if you have any difficulties using a stair (as above, use the car park in front of 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive).

Where is the training room located?

The training room is on the ground floor of the Waterman Business Centre. The room is called The Laneway Boardroom. The photo below is the view as you arrive at the ground floor lobby area. If you walk down past the reception area, the training room is at the end of the internal laneway. See you there.

Waterman Centre directions to The Laneway Boardroom

MAA location, aerial view of the business park and location of car parking entrances and the training room

Does the room have hearing augmentation provided?

No, but if you would like us to organise a portable hearing loop system please let us know as we can organise this for you.

Will any videos be open captioned?

Yes, they will.

If you have any additional accessibility needs please contact our office.

What's the refund policy?

Sorry, strictly no refunds.

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The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor

Waterman Business Centre

44 Lakeview Drive

Scoresby, Victoria 3179

Australia

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