Health Aged Care Capital Works Program


Fire Engineering


Fire Check Consultants were actively associated with Queensland Health Aged Care Capital Works Program and successfully dealt with multiple sites at Sandgate, Redcliffe, Nambour, Warwick, Maryborough, Dalby, Wondai, Roma and Townsville. Project Services Building Surveyors identified the main non-compliances with the BCA, such as openings through the external walls of different fire compartments at 900 and to each other and opposing each other, and external walls of different fire/smoke compartments not achieving an FRL 60/60/60. Queensland Health desired an outcome where the external windows and doors were operable for natural ventilation purposes. Queensland Health also commissioned FCC to review the planning of the required Building Evacuation Lighting System for the new round of aged care buildings given that the present interpretation of DtS Clause E4.2(g)(ii) requires illuminated emergency lighting to be provided into each resident room and ensuite of each facility. Qualitative assessments were applied to determine the minimum requirements for a Building Evacuation Lighting System based on compliance with BCA performance requirements.  FCC resolved all the non-compliances by providing robust solutions.