VCA Police Stables

When it comes to the design, supply and installation of tactile indicators, stair treads and edging, DTAC Pty Ltd is a world leading innovator which has been the trusted name in the industry for over 15 years. DTAC pioneered the architectural floor tactile industry in Australia, taking a utilitarian product and transforming it into an aesthetic and compliant feature that compliments any project.

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. The building integrates the VCA with the University of Melbourne’s Southbank Campus and provides studio space for arts such as painting and drawing. The building also delivers a range of exhibition, performance, meeting and staff office spaces for the university.

DTAC installed a combination of its Black Top TGSI’s and its unique DTAC stainless steel Ecotac™ TGSI’s to stair landings and many other locations throughout the site. More than 80 lineal metres of natural and black anodised DTAC Urban edging was installed to the existing stairs providing a compliant solution with a high slip resistance of R13 in accordance with AS 1428.1.

One of the critical challenges for DTAC was to provide a compliant solution without interfering with the existing heritage listed stone substrate. DTAC achieved this by installing direct stick, DIT0040 Black Top Integrated Tile Plate, thereby eliminating the need to drill the substrate while preserving the building’s cultural and heritage listing.

DTAC design Australia’s leading range of superior quality products that meet all requirements of Australia’s tactile, stair tread and edging compliance regulations. All products are designed, manufactured and installed in line with the latest Australian NCC standards. DTAC products also conform to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA, including slip and luminance requirements with test certification data available.

In addition to the Police Stables redevelopment at the University of Melbourne, DTAC’s work can be seen throughout Australia in many iconic projects, including but not limited to the Glen Street Library, Sydney, RMIT University, Melbourne, the NAB building on Bourke Street, Hawthorn Town Hall and the Yarra Valley Water headquarters.