Proposal for Full Forum educational seminar presentation Slip resistance – adding value during design and avoiding litigation Richard Bowman and Nicholas Graham-Bowman Intertile Research Pty Ltd, PO Box 905, Mount Waverley 3149 firstname.lastname@example.org Designing for slip resistance requires more than using the tables in Standards Australia Handbook 197, An Introductory Guide to the Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surfaces. Specified surfaces should have sufficient abrasion resistance such that the surface will remain adequately slip resistant and cleanable, given the identified environmental characteristics and the anticipated pedestrian traffic. The design of associated building elements, the establishment of practical environmental controls, the institution of associated management practices, the specification of associated maintenance practices, and the integration of complementary audit procedures are vital elements to taking a holistic risk management approach to slip resistance. One green approach to slip resistance specifications is to select durable low-maintenance hard finishes. Proposed length of presentation (including questions and answers): 60 minutes Course objectives and intended audience: to provide architects, interior designers, producers and retailers with a fundamental understanding of the slip resistance standards; the establishment of zone defence principles; better appreciation of how to obtain an appropriate balance between sustainable slip resistance and cleanability; and what to do when building owners insist on achieving a specific aesthetic appearance.
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