Enware recently exhibited at The Access Consultants 2017 Australia National conference in Brisbane hosted by Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA).
On display: A full size Accessible Bathroom using our CARE303 kit which includes stainless steel grab rails, a raised height toilet pan, Pressalit Sign toilet seat with lid, an Aquablend SQX mixer, and our Kolo Nova Pro 600 wash basin.
Attending this Conference gave Enware the opportunity to connect and reconnect with a number of high profile Access Consultants from across the country and many provided extremely positive feedback on the IFO toilet as an accessible toilet. There is significant support from access consultants who understand the benefits the IFO toilet provides in an AS1428.1 bathroom.
Enware’s information on changing places was well received and often started a conversation about products that Enware can supply for these applications. Changing places is certainly an area that will see a growth in the near future as more commercial facilities are getting on board such as Brisbane airport, Westfield and Westmead Hospital.
Amongst some of the interesting speakers was Alexander Armstrong from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). Alexander discussed the new (2019) National Construction Code, which will be available for review around February 2018. In essence, it seems that the ABCB would like to see the delivery of projects, not just based on Standards, but ideally performance based which will ideally result in better outcomes and stimulating innovation.
This is a fresh opinion that will aid professional consultants and specifiers to lift quality levels and have the opportunity to provide more bespoke solutions, for not only facilities but ultimately end users as well – an opinion that Enware fully supports ; given that we are dedicated to finding solutions that fit the user and their environment, we will always focus on solutions that will work for the location and facility, patients and residents wants and needs and providing products that are easy to use and maintain.