Fire Check Consultants were appointed to undertake a fire engineering assessment of the proposed building development.
“Devine Constructions” proposed to design and construct a new commercial and retail building consisting of basement car park, retail area on ground floor and offices on three upper levels. There were Building Code of Australia (BCA) Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) non compliance issues that impact on the building approval. These non compliant issues are –
- Increased travel distance to exits;
- Light well penetrations through fire separating floors;
- No spandrel protection to external windows;
The fire engineered design resolved these BCA DtS non-compliance issues by providing performance based alternative solutions.