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Masterclass - Bushfire audit findings

The second session in the Practitioner Education Series was presented by Keesje Wassink, Acting Manager, Building Audit, VBA.

TAs a result of the audit conducted by the VBA of domestic dwellings in bushfire prone areas, we have identified a quality gap in the documentation and assessment of proposed works to construct new dwellings in accordance with AS 3959.  This webinar will report the findings of the audit and discuss methods on how all practitioners involved in the design, certification, and construction of dwellings in bushfire prone areas can help to eliminate these issues. Mark will explore the areas of non-compliance and discuss how to best overcome these.

The presentation is available to watch below and download here.

The first session in the Practitioner Education Series was presented by Dr Weng Poh, Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Victorian Building Authority.

Dr Poh explained how designers need to consider the essentials to ensure the NCC objectives are achieved and improve the standard of fire safety design by exploring the ‘why, what, and how’, including;

  • Why are performance provisions and design solutions important?
  • What is performance design all about and what does good practice look like?
  • What are the upcoming changes on 1 July and how they impact building practitioners?
  • How can we utilise the NCC and IFEG to ensure full coverage?
The presentation is available to watch below and download here.