What is a fire assessment?

Fire assessments are desktop study reports offered by Warringtonfire Australia when a modification is made to a construction that has already been fire tested. They range from relatively simple judgements on small changes to a product or construction, through to…

Fire hazard properties of internal wall and ceiling linings

Fire properties of building products are regulated to minimize rapid fire spread and smoke growth in buildings and ensure safe and timely evacuation of occupants. This guide describes the compliance pathways available under the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions for fire hazard properties…

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’s medium-rise residential buildings turned a corner. For the first time, new residential buildings over three storeys and under 25 metres in effective height…

Why compartmentation testing is overlooked and undervalued

Would you enter a building if you were told as you stepped in that in the event of a fire there was a chance that the extinguishing system wouldn’t put it out because the fire couldn’t be contained?  o! People…

Hilti studies façade fires in real life conditions in partnership with UL

With increasing urbanization and changing architectural trends add innumerable buildings and skyscrapers with glass facades to our city skylines, it becomes imperative to understand the challenges posed by such infrastructure. To study the hazard associated with façade fires, Hilti partnered…

Fire-safe cladding: building a culture of compliance

The tragic Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017 was a harsh awakening for the building industry to the dangers of polyethylene composite cladding. The incident saw a fire spread from the fourth to the twenty-fourth floor of the west London…

Why passive fire protection is key to the construction plan

With continued growth of high-rise and commercial construction across the Asia Pacific region, understanding the role that both passive and active fire protection should play in every new build and retro-fit has never been so important – especially when seeking…

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