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Sanitary Facilities Calculator (beta testing)

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Calculators are a very popular tool and the ABCB has just released a beta testing version of the new Sanitary Facilities (SF) Calculator for feedback.

About the calculator

The SF Calculator assists users in understanding and applying the Sanitary and Other Facilities Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) Provisions in NCC Volume One. A separate Help Guide to use the Calculator is also available. 

Tips for using the calculator

Using the SF Calculator is easy – simply select the building classification and enter the number of occupants the building is designed for. Based on this information, the calculator provides the required number of sanitary facilities including (where applicable) closet pans, wash basins, urinals, showers and baths. By also entering the number of building levels and banks of toilets, the calculator will also assist to calculate the required number of accessible unisex sanitary facilities. 

Please note this calculator has been created and designed for Excel 2013 for Windows. Windows 7 and 10 users should ensure they have applied recommended Microsoft updates  to their operating systems and for Excel 2013. Compatibility with other versions and operating systems is not guaranteed. Early feedback to date has revealed some compatibility issues for Mac users. The ABCB will investigate options for this issue.

Access the calculator

Testing and access of the beta version of the SF Calculator has now closed. Thank you to those that have provided feedback. The Calculator will now undergo necessary revisions with a release date intended before the end of 2018.

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