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2203, 2017

VIC – The FPA is providing a free information session regarding the Australia Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme

VIC – The FPA is providing a free information session regarding the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) accreditation for Individuals in the Fire Protection Industry who perform Fire Systems Design and Fire Systems Certification work.   This free session will count towards the requirement to attend the ‘FPAS Information Session” as part of gaining accreditation in either of these areas of work.

Speakers include:

  • Matthew Wright – FPA Australia
  • Mark Carter – Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • George Andrews – Fire Concepts – FPAS Accredited Fire Hydrant/Hose Reel Certifier

Click to read more or to book

103, 2017

AUST – The ABCB has issued The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement , Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings.

AUST – The ABCB has issued The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement , Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings.
This Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of residential buildings over 25 metres in effective height.

Click here to download the full PDF

 

602, 2017

VIC – Just released VBA’s five year registration renewal fact sheet

VIC – Changes to the Building Act 1993 which came into effect in 2016, introduced a maximum five-year registration period for registered building practitioners. This means all practitioners will be required to renew their registration every five years. The VBA has issued a fact sheet explaining how they will transition registered building practitioners to a 5 year registration period.  Read here for further information.

1201, 2017

WA – Building Commission 2017 metropolitan and regional BCA information seminars announced

WA : Department of Commerce, Building Commission has announced dates for upcoming events:

REGIONAL SEMINARS – BCA and Roof Compliance Seminars

Morning session:  Building Code of Australia information Session

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) information session is a half day program in the morning covering the future initiatives of the BCA; product certification and technical interpretation to common queries.  This 3½  hour  session will also cover the minimum level of documentation for roofing.

Afternoon session: Roof compliance information

A dedicated 1 hour session on checking roof compliance on site will be presented.  This information follows the 2016 release of the general inspection report into the metal roof construction in Western Australia.

Click here, for further information on locations and dates of these FREE seminars.

 

METROPOLITAN NCC INFORMATION SEMINARS – BCA 2017

Following the introduction of the 3 year amendment cycle, the ABCB will be undertaking presentations specifically designed for the practical application, clarification and understanding of the Building Code of Australia.  These seminars will be held in Perth on Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.   Click here for more information.

1101, 2017

AUST – Book your seat at the BCA NCC information seminars

AUST – Registrations are now open for the Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) 2017 NCC Information Seminars.

Following the introduction of the 3-year amendment cycle, the ABCB will be undertaking presentations in all capital cities specifically designed for the practical application, clarification and understanding of the Building Code of Australia.

Dates include:

February 14 – Canberra
February 17 – Hobart
February 21 & 22 – Brisbane
February 24 – Darwin
February 28 – Perth
March 1 – Perth
March 6 – Adelaide
March 8 & 9 – Sydney
March 15 & 16 – Melbourne

For more details or to book your place, visit the ABCB website.

1001, 2017

NSW – Proposed reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 have been developed in response to the statutory review of the Building Professionals Act 2005.

Proposed changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in relation to provisions for fire safety in the design, construction and approval of new buildings and building work. Please click here for a full understanding of the report. The document should be read in conjunction with the draft regulation. Comments are invited on the draft regulation until 31 January 2017.

1912, 2016

AUST – Just Released… Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – assessment of the NCC’s fire hose reel requirements for new (Class 5) office buildings

AUST – The Assessment of the NCC’s fire hose reel requirements for new (Class 5) office buildings is a Consultation RIS that assesses the need for fire hose reels in new office buildings.  This fire risk assessment on the Provision of fire hose reels in Class 5 buildings, evaluates the change in risk level resulting from removing fire hose reels from new office buildings.  Read more