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Monday December 10, 2018

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Refuge Areas: The Elephant in the (Fire-rated) Room
Commercial
Thursday March 30 2017

Refuge Areas: The Elephant in the (Fire-rated) Room

Australian building legislation has generally steered clear of promoting the use of refuge areas in commercial buildings.

Fire Engineers and Access Consultants: Partnering for Safer Buildings
Business
Tuesday December 6 2016

Fire Engineers and Access Consultants: Partnering for Safer Buildings

In 2009, the Commonwealth House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs stated “every Australian has the right to expect that reasonable provisions will...

Dubai New Year’s Eve Blaze Draws Attention to Cladding Risks
Safety
Thursday January 7 2016

Dubai New Year’s Eve Blaze Draws Attention to Cladding Risks

The blaze which engulfed a luxury hotel tower in Dubai on New Year's Eve is already prompting calls in Australia for greater scrutiny of the external...

The Dilemma of Fire Evacuation for Modern High-rises
Buildings
Wednesday August 19 2015

The Dilemma of Fire Evacuation for Modern High-rises

Fire engineering for modern high rises involves consideration of psychology and human behaviour just as much as it does physical building design.

How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?
Strata
Monday May 18 2015

How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?

Australian building legislation does not currently mandate an inclusive approach to the safe evacuation of buildings.

How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives
Strata
Friday April 24 2015

How Public Space GEEPs Save Lives

Group Emergency Evacuation Plans, or GEEPs, are critical documents needed for public buildings with visitors unfamiliar with evacuation arrangements. An effective GEEP reduces risk and...

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important
Strata
Wednesday April 22 2015

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, or PEEPs, are critical documents that need to be developed for some building occupants. An effective PEEP could literally be the difference...

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability
Buildings
Tuesday March 17 2015

Building Evacuations and the Social Model of Disability

New buildings need to consider universal design principles to ensure all people can safely and independently evacuate a building that is free of barriers, restrictions or...

Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress
Strata
Thursday February 5 2015

Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress

The needs of people with disabilities must be a priority when considering the overall evacuation strategy of a building.

Business
Sep 12 2018
One Million Ordered to Evacuate Florence

More than one million people have fled toward higher ground in a mass evacuation ordered three days before the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.

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