Building Code of Australia

1602, 2016

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 [...]

812, 2015

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 [...]

712, 2015

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 [...]

3011, 2015

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 [...]

2411, 2015

Fire Rated Masonry: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia and various Australian Standards require that the design of buildings incorporate specific measures to mitigate the effects and risk of fire. Fire rated masonry [...]

2311, 2015

Fire Isolated Stairs: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors provided the following comprehensive Building Code of Australia (BCA) report to a client concerning the use of fire isolated stairs by tenants for travelling between floors. The report raised some [...]