Tom Bicknell
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Tom Bicknell is the Communications Manager at Fire Protection Association Australia.

New SA routine service registration confirms FPA Australia proposal

The South Australian Government announced changes in June 2019 to the restricted classes of plumbing registration which cover individuals performing routine service work on fire protection systems. The changes reflect a proposal to the SA Government by Fire Protection Association…

Safer, more affordable homes with new sprinkler requirements

With the implementation of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 on 1 May, the safety of Australia‚Äôs medium-rise residential buildings turned a corner. For the first time, new residential buildings over three storeys and under 25 metres in effective height…

NCC 2019 draft includes Association proposals

The new National Construction Code draft includes several important changes to fire safety, including residential sprinkler systems proposed by FPA Australia. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the Public Comment Draft of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 for…

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