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As the access points to this stair are dictated by an enclosed landing design, that is, the approach to stair can not made from multiple directions, the TGSI area has been reduced to only 300mm deep top and bottom of flight and spread across the entire path of travel.
Additionally, as continuous unbroken handrails have been designed and installed all the way from the entry door to the exit door, TGSI’s are not required on the intermediate landing.
This is and excellent example of how TGSI’s can be minimised when they are considered as a part of stair design and not as an after thought.
No. 3 Station Pier
Had continuous unbroken handrails been used on the intermediate landing no. 2, no TGSI’s would not have been required. This would have reduced the amount of TGSI’s and facilitated better access to all persons, not just the visually impaired. Handrails also provide a safe message for the stair and should always be continuous where possible for a consistent message.
Mulgrave Country Club
Wheelers Hill, VIC
This project required a standard application of Warning TGSI’s to the top and bottom of the paths of travel between two levels of this entry. Two TGSI areas of 600mm by the width in between the path of travel (in this case in between the handrails) were employed to give a clear tactile cue for both the approach and the alighting from the stair and ramp. For further detail and information see AS/NZS 1428.4 (2002).
Melbourne City Council
This project details a shared vehicular driveway crossing an accessible path of travel where a motorist’s vision is limited. Because this vehicular driveway is part of a larger vehicular precinct, (e.g. car part or lane-way), and that the motorist’s vision is limited because of the adjacent property boundaries, warning indicators have been installed 300mm back from the kerb to a depth of 600mm across the entire length of the accessible path of travel.
The tactile pad has also been set back 300mm from the edge of property boundary all the path of travel. This is because a pedestrian would not walk that close to a wall or other easily identifiable natural tactile cue. The set back from the property boundary also allows cleaning accessibility as dirt and debris can gather in these types situations, especially on heavily trafficked environments.
Geraldine Cooper Interior Design
This project required a standard application of Warning TGSI’s to the top and bottom of the main stair. TGSI’s of 600mm by the width of the stairway (in this case between the handrails) were employed to give a clear tactile cue for both the approach and alighting from the stair.
Birrarung Marr is a part located in Melbourne between the inner-city business district and the Yarra River. DTAC was chosen to supply and install the DT0100 stainless steel classic warning tactiles.
DTAC Black Top Warning Tactiles (DT0200) and Intregrated Tactiles (DIT0020) were installed at the Council House in Melbourne, Victoria.
Museum of Old and New Art
DTAC Pinstripe Edging DE0200BB was installed at the Museum of Old and New Art in Berriedale, Tasmania, along with DTAC's DT0100 stainless steel classic warning tactiles.
Hume City Council Office Building
DTAC yellow Urethane Tactiles and Terraced Stainless Tactiles were installed at the Hume City Council office building in Melbourne, Victoria.
Queensland State Library
South Brisbane, QLD
DTAC installed warning and directional tactiles to the Queensland State Library project.
DTAC supplied and installed yellow urethane warning tactiles (DT600Y) and black corduroy edging (DE0100B) to the Williamstown Library, Victoria.
VCA Police Stables
DTAC was the chosen supplier for the recent Victorian College of Arts (VCA) Police Stables redevelopment, completed early 2018 for the University of Melbourne. The project involved the restoration of the existing Victoria Police horse stables to provide new accommodation for the VCA.
RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation
When it comes to the design, supply and installation of tactile indicators, stair treads and edging, DTAC Pty Ltd is a world leading innovator and has been the trusted name in the industry for almost 15 years. The company pioneered the architectural floor tactile industry in Australia, taking a utilitarian product and transforming it into a feature that compliments the aesthetics of any project.
DTAC started the project in December, with the majority of works completed after the Christmas break from the 20 January until the project was finished in early April. The site works were completed by three staff who were supported by the DTAC sales team.
700 Bourke Street, VIC
When it came to the 700 Bourke Street development, the company installed their classic stainless steel tactiles in the foyer of the NAB building.
Metro Fire Brigade
DTAC supplied and installed black colourmax classic warning tactiles (DT0400B) to the grounds of the Metro Fire Brigade in Richmond, Victoria.
Melbourne Theatre Company
Few designers get the chance to freely envision an architecture that has the spatial impact that the new Melbourne Theatre Company precinct does. Alighting from the pavement and jettisoned up the entry stairs, this architecture from Ashton Raggatt McDougall, the latest in their collection of leading projects, presents a plethora of colour and the feeling that you have most certainly arrived.
Melbourne Recital Centre
The design details for the Melbourne Recital Centre are consistent all the way through the space. The compliance requirements of the NCC are seamlessly integrated with the interior, benefiting the public that will use this building for many years to come. Ashton Raggatt McDougall's (ARM) architecture has incorporated acoustic engineering, compliance and aesthetic appeal with the DTAC tactile installation.
The DTAC product used on this project was DTAC's DT0110 stainless steel terraced warning tactile which complimented the unique interior whilst ensuring compliance.
ACMI Federation Square
In winning the tender, DTAC was chosen to the supply and install 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel tactile ground surface indicators to the stair that provides the entryway to the restaurant. The request was made, quoted, dispatched, supplied and installed within three days.
At the Centrelink in ACT, TGSI's have been installed on a kerb ramp with a gradient less than 1 in 14.
Glen Street Library
Frenchs Forest, NSW
Among the products specified for the Glen Street Library were the Black Top TGSI’s, where over 18m2 were installed. DTAC’s popular Corduroy stair edging were also installed on steps throughout the site. These products were installed in accordance with the required building standards and regulations.
DTAC supplied and installed stainless steel classic warning tactiles to the Goodwood Hotel in Goodwood, South Australia.