Designing a healthy future for all Australians
Care Connect was an exclusive invitation only event targeting health and aged care architects, building designers, project managers and developers.
The Connect Series event format is structured around a series of rotating peer-to-peer discussion tables of up to 10 executives that focus on key themes nominated by attendees and sponsor partners. Our audience development team ensures that each attendee is a senior decision maker or influencer with a remit to discuss issues relevant to their organisation’s future strategy.
This peer-to-peer format provides the opportunity for in-depth engagement, demonstrating thought leadership and understanding your target market’s concerns and challenges.
Read the wrap up from the Care Connect event here.
PEER TO PEER DISCUSSION TOPICS
FUTURE PROOFING STARTS FROM THE FLOORS UP
Flooring is perhaps the most important surface to get right in any aged or healthcare facility. Not only does it need to be capable of withstanding high levels of human, trolley and wheelchair traffic, it needs to do so effectively without compromising on safety, slip-resistance, hygiene performance and cleanability.
- Learn about the benefits and design capabilities of vinyl flooring for aged and healthcare projects
- Join the sheet versus plank vinyl debate and reach a consensus on which works in which situation
- Let you peers and product provider know what you look for when procuring flooring materials for your aged and healthcare projects
RETHINKING YOUR EXTERNAL WALLS: THE BENEFITS OF VENTILATED FACADES
Light has been proven to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of the elderly and sick from several aspects. But did you know that impact could come from artificial light? And that in some environments artificial lighting is actually preferable over natural lighting?
- Learn about ventilated facades and why they’re seeing increased uptake in health and aged care buildings
- Discuss your favourite exterior wall materials for health and aged care buildings and see if they’re compatible with ventilated facades
- Weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of ventilated facades compared to traditional façade systems
MITIGATING ACCESS AND MOBILITY BARRIERS IN AGED CARE ENVIRONMENTS WITH NEW DRAINAGE TECHNOLOGY
To ensure full compliance with BCA (AS 1428.1) and DoH requirements for aged and healthcare facilities, the onus rests on architects and builders to not only mitigate access and mobility barriers, but to create a functional and empowering living environment for residents and staff alike. Perhaps the least loved element of building design, drainage is nonetheless vital to a building’s functionality and access.
- See how linear drainage works with only a single gradient fall, eliminating a dangerous trip hazard and offering easy installation possibilities
- Learn about the benefits of level-plane linear drainage and by how removing the necessity of the raised hob allows seamless and self-sufficient access
- Discuss with your peers about your reservations with using linear drainage and what more you require from suppliers
PROVIDING WELLNESS, INDEPENDENCE AND QUALITY OF LIFE WITH WATER
Optimising the mental and physical wellness of residents should be the key driver for the designer behind any aged care project. For contemporary seniors living facilities, where occupants are living longer and seeking the same living experiences of traditional homes, this means providing a design that facilitates high-levels of independence for the occupant.
- Designing tapware to empower independence and self-worth of users
- Ergonomic design can assist users with limited physical movement, strength and dexterity
- Technologies that assist those with degenerating cognitive memory and inform preventative care models
LEVERAGING PREFABRICATED MODULAR CONSTRUCTION
Prefabrication is making big inroads in Australia’s AEC sector because it is a safer, faster and more reliable form of construction. In the health and aged care space, where building codes and design standards are most stringent, the benefits of prefab are evident as the stringent quality control and manufacturing processes ensure the highest standards of compliance.
- Explore the potential time and cost efficiencies you could experience on your next project by incorporating modular bathrooms
- Hear from your peers about their experience with prefab construction and how it changed their design processes
- Learn about tailor made prefabricated bathroom solutions and how they’ll make quality control and complying with the Building Code and Australian Standards easier