Building Code of Australia

Aged Care Facilities

AUST – We have noticed that some aged care providers may potentially have Building Code of Australia compliance headaches in relation to their facilities. Aged care facilities generally fall into Class 3 (Aged Care Hostel), Class 9a (Nursing Home) and Class 9c (Aged Care Building) within […]

Fire Windows: Protection of Opening

AUST – Hendry advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in Part C3 ‘Protection of Openings’, nominates fire windows under Clause 3.4 ‘Acceptable methods of protection’. This clause allows for the use of windows as an acceptable method of fire protection in walls requiring a […]

Fire Rating Services Risers

AUST – Hendry reports on a common Building Code of Australia (BCA) compliance design problem encountered on multi storey buildings that arise from design proposals for services risers, including mechanical air handling risers to open directly into a plantroom. To the contrary, compliance with the Deemed-to […]

Non Deemed to Satisfy External Wall Cladding Systems

AUST – Hendry advises that in recent years, residential and commercial buildings in Australia have seen a dramatic increase in the use of innovative, external wall cladding systems which are not covered within the Building Code of Australia (BCA) deemed-to-satisfy (DtS) provisions and building regulations. When these […]

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