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COVID-19 activities and risks

Let’s all be one’s who think about our community and do whatever it takes to keep them healthy.

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Formation of the Society of Building Services Engineers

This journey has been some twenty years in the making and there are a number of people and events to recall as an integral part of the journey and the author apologises for not including everyone and everything:- Adj. Professor … Continue reading

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ESSENTIAL FIRE SAFETY MEASURES IN NSW

Essential fire safety measures are installations in a building that assist in reducing risk to life and property in the event of an emergency. They include equipment and protective devices such as fire hose reels and fire doors. The following … Continue reading

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CFSP Assessor for NSW AFSS’ & SFSS’

Any AFSS of SFSS in NSW submitted after 6th April (now deferred till 1st July 2020) must have the performance of each measure (listed on the FSS and reflected in Section 4 as well as paths of travel in Section … Continue reading

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Crown Exemptions

There is a misconception about those involved in all levels of Government and instrumentalities that they are exempt from having to conform to the Building Code Requirements and ongoing performance of essential services in buildings. While “Crown/ Prescribed Persons” do … Continue reading

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Facilities Management & Fire Safety Systems – Ongoing.

Once fire protection measures are installed in a building, it would be comforting to think that they were simply waiting in case they were needed, at which point they would activate and protect the building and its occupants from the … Continue reading

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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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Some things we do

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