Sprinklers are Critical for Apartment Fire Safety
For Chinese student Ginger Jiang, recounting the night her life changed because of fire in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown in September 2012 was gut-wrenching.
Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?
Imagine receiving a bill and finding your insurance had risen sixfold.
External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?
One aspect of the public debate and discussion as to external wall cladding on buildings in the context of the Lacrosse building and Grenfell tower fires...
Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?
Around Australia, the influx of foreign capital in over recent years has seen a scramble on the part of developers to get new apartment stock to...
How Safe Are External Cladding Products, and Can the Building Code Catch Up?
Aluminium composite panels have been used for decades in many developing countries and for more than 30 years in Australia.
UK Architects Want Fire Safety Overhaul in Apartment Buildings
Building owners would no longer be able to rely on their own assessment of fire safety whilst sprinklers would be mandatory in new and retrofitted buildings...
Fire Safety and the Ageing Population
Life expectancy at birth is one of the most widely used and internationally recognised indicators of population health.
Low Rise Buildings: Australia’s Hidden Fire Danger
Amid the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower and the earlier debacle at the Lacrosse apartment towers in Melbourne in 2014, dangers associated with fire in high-rise...
The Three Pillars of Fire Protection
Recent media coverage of fire protection in Australia has been dominated by discussion of products that don’t conform to building codes and standards.
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings
The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...