Brisbane Racing Club Ascot QLD

APPOINTMENT

Structural Fire Engineering and Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Mirvac

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: BVN Architecture
Building Certifier: McKenzie Group
Structural Engineer: Odyssey Consulting Group
Service Engineers: Wood and Grieve
Civil Engineer: Calibre Consulting

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were appointed to undertake a fire engineering assessment of the proposed building development.

Brisbane Racing Club (Stage 1) is a residential precinct located on the Eagle Farm Race course. The development is comprised of-

  • An in-ground car park building comprising 2 levels for car parking;
  • Two residential towers over the in-ground car parking building;
  • Apartments and shared spaces only at ground floor (no retail zone);
  • One residential tower comprising of 9 residential storeys.
  • Second residential tower comprising of 12 residential storeys.
  • Open roof top terrace on each tower.

One of the main design objectives of this development was to be consistent, in terms of fire safety, with similar recent building developments constructed at Portside Hamilton Wharf, and within Brisbane Central Business District. The project design methodology was to separate one tower from another and in-ground car park levels.

FCC presented a robust proposal for solutions to many non-compliance issues in order to comply with the Performance Requirements of the National Construction Code Volume One.

Lucid Apartments South Brisbane QLD

APPOINTMENT

Structural Fire Engineering and Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Mirvac

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Mirvac Design
Building Certifier: McKenzie Group

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were appointed to undertake a fire engineering assessment of the proposed building development.

“LUCID”residential development is a residential precinct located at 38 Hope Street, South Brisbane. The building is comprised –

  • Two basement levels for car parking.
  • Podium Level 01 – Lobbies, retail zones &car parking.
  • Podium Levels 02 to 05 – Car parking.
  • Levels 06 to 29 – Residential apartments.
  • Level 30 – Community areas and building services plant rooms.
  • Level 31 – Roof level

FCC provided a robust proposal for solutions to many non-compliance issues in order to comply with the Performance Requirements of the National Construction Code Volume One.

Gallery House Portside Hamilton QLD

APPOINTMENT

Structural Fire Engineering and Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Brookfield Residential Properties

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Urban Solutions Architects
Building Certifier: McKenzie Group
Developer: Multiplex

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were appointed to undertake a fire engineering assessment of the proposed building development.

Buildings 16A and 16B are a new residential precinct located at Portside Wharf, Hamilton, QLD. The project is comprised –

  • Common basement Level 01 – car parking;
  • Common Ground Floor Level – residential entry lobbies, retail tenancies and vehicular entry;
  • Mezzanine levels – plant and retail voids; and
  • Common podium car parking level 01 and level 02 (with minor residential parts); and
  • Tower 16A consisted of 20 levels, whereas Tower 16B of 19 levels.

FCC provided a robust proposal for solutions to many non-compliance issues in order to comply with the Performance Requirements of the National Construction Code Volume One.

Ambience on Burleigh QLD

APPOINTMENT

Structural Fire Engineering and Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Australand

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: DBI Design Pty Ltd
Building Services Engineering Consultants: DMA Professional Engineers
Building Certifier: Certis Building Certification

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants were commissioned to review the non-compliance with the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions of Building Code of Australia identified by the regulatory authority relating to the provision of fire safety provisions and special fire services required for this building.

‘Ambience on Burleigh’ is residential development at Gold Coast Highway Burleigh Heads Queensland. This building is consisted of two basement levels, ground floor level and two towers (East tower and West tower). East tower has a proposed rise in storeys of seven and an effective height of 18.75 m. West tower has a proposed rise in storeys of fifteen and an effective height of 41 m.

The DtS issues such as fire resistance level, vertical separation (spandrel protection), egress provisions, fire hydrant flow requirement, necessity of fire sprinklers provision, and many more were reviewed as part of an alternative building solution process. Qualitative and quantitative design assessment approaches were applied to assess and analyse each identified issue. Alternative solutions generated in the fire safety study were shown equivalent to the DtS provisions.