Alternative Solutions For Access
What is an Alternative Solution?
An Alternative Solution is a building solution
which complies with the Performance Requirements other than the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DIS) provisions of the
How does an Alternative Solution work?
A construction Certificate application assesses
whether a building will comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). There are two (2)
(DIS) Compliance with an Acceptable Practice
contained in the BCA itself or compliance with an Acceptable Construction Manual such as an Australian
Standard. Applicable Australian Standards are listed on "Document Adopted by Reference" section of the
A demonstration that a building solution meets the applicable
Performance Requirements using one of the following assessment methods (a)
Verification Method (b) Expert
Judgement (c) Comparison on the Deemed-Satisfy Provision
Obvius Access will provide a Compliance Proposal
using the Alternative Solution System to suit your building class for example Residential (Class 1 & 10) Class
2 to 9 Buildings and address the following:
Identify the relevant part of the BCA seeking
Nominate the method of Assessment used to demonstrate
compliance in accordance with 1.0.9 of the BCA (Vol) 2) or AO.9 of the BCA (Vol 1).
Identify the application Performance Requirements
associated with the building solution as per 1.0.10 of the BCA (Vol 2) or A0.10 OF The BCA (Vol
Provide suitable documentation to demonstrate how the
proposed building solution satisfies the relevant Performance Requirements in accordance with 1.08 of
the BCA or A0.8 of BCA.
Mistakes are often made in Access Compliance,
as can be seen in the image above. A Simple cost effective Alternative Solution can often be devised to gain
certification for Occupation and Contruction certificates by an accredited Access Consultant
Obvius Access can provide you with a comprehensive Access
Alternative Solution that achieves the Performance Requirements of the BCA tailored to meet your
needs. We are an Accredited Access Consultant based in Sydney NSW and
the Gold Coast South East Queensland. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0414220562