Pullman & Mercure Hotel, Brisbane QLD


Fire Management (Façade Audit)


Fire Check Consultants were appointed to undertake an audit of the external wall cladding system installed over the hotels. The intent of the inspection was to determine if the building has utilised external wall cladding material in a ‘non-compliant’ manner (if any), and to identify any other conditions that could deteriorate into unsafe conditions.  The external cladding inspection ensures owners of buildings are meeting their responsibilities under the new legislation put in place by the Queensland Government, which came in effect from 1st October 2018. Building owners were required to register their buildings online. The building is a seventeen-story structure with three basement levels and fitted with an automatic fire sprinkler system. The building was constructed in 1971.  However, buildings that were in-scope were those that received a building development approval after 1 January 1994 to construct the building or to alter the external wall assembly of the building. This resulted in buildings which may be required to undertake rectification works. FCC provided the Building Fire Safety Risk Assessment Report (External Wall Cladding Audit Report) and Form 35 for onward submission to QBCC.