390 Simpsons Road, Bardon, QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

PPV Bardon Developments Pty Ltd

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Whiltshire Stevens
Building Certifier: Building Certification Group

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants were engaged to provide a performance solution in relation to maintaining fire separation between town houses and car parks due to unprotected openings. The design was not complying with the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume Two Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions.

The performance solution was to construct a fire rated bulkhead inside the roof void space over the private garage, for an extended horizontal distance from the common wall. The proposed design arrangement provided equivalent compliance with the NCC Volume Two DtS provisions.

85-87 Morris St St Marys NSW

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Rise Projects

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: NF Billyard P/L
Building Certifier: Benchmark Building Certifiers

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were engaged to provide a performance solution in relation to maintaining fire separation between town houses and car parks. The window openings that overhang the car common car port at first floor level, were not allowed through a fire separating wall.

FCC worked with the client to provide a cost effective, yet compliant solution, clearly detailing the additional forms of protection/ separation required to meet the performance requirements. Avoidance of the spread of fire, to and from unit and common carport, and from unit to unit, was achieved by alternative construction methodologies to those presented in the National Construction Code (NCC) prescriptions.

34 Amherst St Acacia Ridge QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Development Success

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Jamin Architecture
Building Certifier: Building Approvals and Advice

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were engaged to provide a performance solution in relation to maintaining fire separation between town houses and car park, providing safe egress to townhouses, and structural members within 900 mm of the allotment boundary.

FCC worked with the client to provide a solution that ensured safety throughout, for fire separation, egress and structural adequacy. The proposed performance solution consisted of providing other forms of fire separating construction. To safe safeguard the structural stability of town-houses, in case a fire, all steel members near to the boundary were proposed with specific ESA/m ratio that provided an equivalent Fire Resistance Level (FRL) to Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions.

27-29 John St, St Marys NSW

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Rise Projects

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Whiltshire StevensArchitecture
Building Certifier: Benchmark Building Certifiers

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were engaged to provide a performance solution in relation to change of building classification, non-compliant openings and rationalisation of fire hydrant flow requirements.

This proposed residential development comprises of a basement and ground floor only. The basement was proposed to be used as a car park and the ground level for 10 residential units. All other aspects of the building design were assumed to be fully compliant with the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) provisions.

To resolve the applicable DtS non-compliant issues, both qualitative and quantitative approaches were adopted. FCC worked with the client and Building Certifier to provide the solutions that minimised cost, maximised space, while also meeting the NCC 2016 performance requirements.