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15 Butterfield QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Engineering

CLIENT

Devine Constructions

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Cottee Parker Pty Ltd
Building Certifier: Napier Blakeley Pty Ltd

OVERVIEW

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.