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About ndibs

Officially a senior citizen. Husband, Father & Grandfather.

Competent Fire Safety Practitioner NSW

Engineers Australia Accreditation Scheme for Competent Fire Safety Practitioners Engineers Australia’s Society of Building Services Engineers welcomes this scheme by Engineers Australia and looks forward to providing appropriate support. Ian Childs NSW Chair Soc.Building Services Engineers. A scheme for approval … Continue reading

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Prescriptive format of AFSS & problems

Sent to NSW Planning, As part of our consultancy business conducting independent fire safety assessments based upon AS4655 We’ve just had a couple of AFSS submissions knocked back by City of Sydney Building Compliance under the regulatory changes for submissions … Continue reading

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Are older buildings really safe (Fire Dampers & Duct Breakaway)

In Australia once a building is built, there is little requirement for retrospective upgrading (except when major work mandates upgrade using the 50% refurbishment within a 3-year period rule, whereupon it is required to update to those code requirements or … Continue reading

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AS1851-2012 Service & Repair of Essential Services in Buildings – finally published

Ok – so it’s only some 5 months latter than expectations. It’s still great to see this standard finally appear. AS1851 provides a task schedule and scope to those who service and repair essential services measures in buildings (except those … Continue reading

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Some things we do

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Premises Access

In Australia, we have had legislation put in place since May 2011 requiring access for those with impairments into buildings where they shall enjoy not less than that same level of access provided to the unimpaired. Any new or refurbishment … Continue reading

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Legionella can be controlled

In Australia, we’ve completed our review of the Australian Standard for microbial control in cooling water systems and HVAC including a new part for performance based maintenance on air-handling plant. To assist in this, we at NDIBS have developed a … Continue reading

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