Indoor Sports Stadium Expansion University of the Sunshine Coast QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

University of Sunshine Coast

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: dwp
Building Certifier: Steve Watson & Partners

OVERVIEW

The University of the Sunshine Coast Sports Stadium is an indoor arena at the Sippy Downs Campus. The arena was proposed for up-gradation to increase the seating capacity. Under the expansion scheme, new fixed seating arrangements and function room/meeting room along with its amenities at the eastern side were proposed to be added to form the new-look show court. The stadium facilities mainly include 3 netball, basketball, volleyball and futsal courts, 4 badminton courts, 1 international-sized futsal court, 1 indoor hockey court and timber sports thrust floor.

Fire Check Consultants were appointed to undertake a fire engineering assessment at the proposed building expansion at Indoor Sports Stadium. The Fire Engineering Report was prepared to address the non-compliance’s with the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions of the National Construction Code and provide performance solutions.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Protection Engineering and Tender Documentation

CLIENT

Brisbane Entertainment Centre Management

OVERVIEW

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre was built in 1985 and is used as and exhibition/entertainment hall and indoor sports venue. The site contains one main building which houses the hall, seating and associated administration and maintenance rooms.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre Management commissioned Fire Check Consultants (FCC) to identify any potential implications resulting from Queensland Urban Utilities [QUU] proposed water pressure reduction.

With reference to QUU pressure and flow modelling projections at the water service entry; hydraulic calculations were prepared to assess the pressure reduction impact on the most disadvantaged hydrant/s performance/compliance.
Also, the maintenance service provider stated that the fire hydrant block plans did not comply with current standards. Brisbane Entertainment Centre Management requested FCC to verify if the block plans were to be updated to meet current standards. The role of fire hydrant booster block plans is to provide attending fire brigade with relevant information of the fire hydrant system.

The report was prepared to detail findings and recommendations, based on the site inspection undertaken and information/ documentation provided. Subsequently, FCC were involved in inviting tenders for the provision of a new water supply system to serve the fire hydrant reticulation within the complex. This upgrade work was required because of the directive by the fire brigade to provide corrective action due to loss of pressure in the existing system. All the non-compliance’s were successfully resolved and successfully accepted by all stakeholders.

Multi-cultural Centre Building Yungaba QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Australand

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Ellivo Architects
Building Certifier: Philip Chun &Associates

OVERVIEW

A new multi-cultural centre on the existing Yungaba site at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane was built. The new multi-cultural centre consisted of –

  • 224 seat auditorium;
  • A servery, seating and ablutions areas on the ground level;
  • First level offices, meeting rooms, plant room and ablutions; and
  • Second level offices and multi purpose rooms and ablutions.

The building design resulted in a Building Code of Australia Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions non-compliance issues. This being that the building’s voids are deemed to be an atrium because more than two consecutive storeys are connected.

A fire engineered performance based solution was applied to the building to resolve the non-compliant issue whilst still providing for required life safety and property protection.

State Equestrian Centre Caboolture QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Moreton Bay Regional Council

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Project Manager: Ridgemill Project Management
Architects: PDT Architects
Building Certifier: Certis Building Certification

OVERVIEW

The State Equestrian Centre was built in Caboolture and consisted of a main arena building, stables and support facilities.

There were a number of Building Code of Australia non-compliance issues which resulted as part of the design. These included –

  • Separation of different classes of use within the same building;
  • Rationalisation of the sprinkler system;
  • Vehicular access surrounding the building for the fire brigade appliance; and
  • Rationalisation of the smoke exhaust and fire detection system within the building.
  • A fire engineered performance based solution was provided to resolve the non-compliance issues.