In 2019, Fire Check Consultants (FCC) was appointed as the Fire Engineer to assist the University of Queensland in achieving compliance with the QBCC Safer Buildings initiative. The project will see the Fire Check staff traveling all throughout South-east Queensland and the Whitsunday coast to help UQ meet compliance for 64 buildings.
10 October 2019 – QBCC Stage 3a deadline fast approaching!
Property managers and body corporate’s are reminded that the deadline for the Stage 3a portion of the QBCC Safer Buildings Scheme is fast approaching. By the 31st of October, all buildings that are required to be assessed under the Stage 3 requirements for Combustible Cladding must nominate a Fire Engineer.
If your building is required to be assessed under Stage 3, please contact us so that we can assist you in the process.
01 November 2018 – We are looking for exceptionally talented Fire Safety Engineering specialists affiliated with the Board of Professional Engineers (RPEQ, C10 or RBP) to join our team at all levels from Senior Fire Safety Engineer to Associate/Director. Please contact us on our Career page
May 2018– Engineer warns of lack of action over aluminum cladding – https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/358183/engineer-warns-of-lack-of-action-over-aluminium-cladding
March 2018 – The NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 preview and Evidence of Suitability Handbook are now available. In preparation for the adoption of NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 by all States and Territories from 12 March 2018, the ABCB has released a preview of the Amendment which contains changes relating to fire safety in high rise buildings and evidence of suitability. The preview of the Amendment is available for download from the ABCB website
January 2018 – Over the years Fire Check Consultants have continued to take on University Students in the Engineering field who need to complete work experience for completion of their study. We have received great feedback from past work experience students that say we gave them a proper feel for what it is like to work within an engineering office, with real tasks and challenges, not just having them make coffees and do the jobs we don’t want like allot of their University friends experience. In 2017, three students from the University of Queensland have been affiliated with us for basic fire safety engineering program
Year 2017 was a very busy and productive year for Fire Check Consultants. The major projects such as Brisbane Racing Club, Westfield Shopping Centre (Coomera and Chermside Stage 6), CHH, Norfolk Island International Airport, 2PH Farm, Symes Thorpe Toowoomba, Reading Cinema, Westfield Mount Gravatt Library, Rockhampton Mater School, 106 Pacific Pde Bilinga, 27 John St ST Marys (NSW) and many more were dealt successfully. Also, we have engineered hundreds of Class 1 residential performance solutions. Class 1 buildings have evolved from the single detached house on a block, to now coming in all shapes and sizes, to maximise the use of every square metre of space available. In doing so a number of issues arise and buildings may no longer meet the building code (NCC) in a number of areas. Through additional means of protection, the intent of the NCC provisions can be achieved.
July 2017 – We are looking for a Graduate Fire Safety Engineer to join our Brisbane office as our business continues to grow in the sunshine state. Now that we have fully established our business in QLD with significant market share, we are looking to expand our business throughout other states and territories of Australia in early 2017. With this in mind we are also seeking interest from Senior and Graduate Engineers that may be interested in staffing and helping Fire Check Consultants grow in these states. Please head over to our Careers page and submit your Resume.
The NCC (BCA) is now available FREE online. Click the link to create your account to view the code
Year 2015 – We were honoured to receive the Urban Development Institute of Australia (QLD) award for Consultancy Excellency applied to the newly constructed ‘Link Portside’ residential building at Brisbane’s iconic Hamilton cruise port & shopping precinct. This building is very unique in that it consists of a structural steel frame enveloped by fire rated construction. The need for this unique style of construction was needed to overcome the point load restrictions applied to the existing Portside Wharf structure.