This course provides introductory guidance and understanding of the NCC requirements when designing for fire safetysafety and covers content in the 2019 (current) version of the NCC.
The development of fire safety regulations of the built environment to minimise the impact of fire is an evolving process. This course provides a holistic overview of the NCC fire safety provisions with a focus on the main critical design related requirements.
This 2 hour course includes 6 chapters which cover:
- An introduction to fire and fire safety including what a fire safety system is; and active and passive fire safety measures.
- Developing compliant fire safety designs including the role of designers; drivers, constraints and compliance pathways in the NCC.
- Key NCC fire terms and concepts for fire safety design.
- Fire safety provisions in Volume Two including explaining Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) Provisions to illustrate key fire safety concepts in the Performance Requirements.
- Fire safety provisions in Volume One including developing a holistic fire strategy, the main Performance Requirements and critical design factors across Sections C, D and E.
- Applying a holistic approach to fire safety using the Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM).
Who should take this course?
This course is primarily for design practitioners including architects, building designers and draftspersons.
This course may also be a good refresher for all professions that use the NCC and work with fire related issues.
Are there any pre-requisites?
Practitioners taking part in the course should have some prior knowledge, understanding and experience in the practical application of the NCC and of local building regulations.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the features of a fire safety system, including key fire safety design terms.
- Apply the NCC Governing Requirements to the design of fire safety, and identify appropriate compliance pathways.
- Explain how a building classification affects fire safety design.
- Describe the fire safety provisions in NCC Volume One.
- Describe the fire safety provisions in NCC Volume Two.
- Apply the FSVM.
This 2 hour course is recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) as Formal CPD through its Refuel CPD Program. CPD enhances the professional knowledge and personal skills needed for the advancement of architecture, building design, society and the environment. The course content for this online CPD course has been developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) in consultation with industry, government and subject matter experts. The subject areas explore topics, industry issues, and challenges found in the Building Confidence Report. Experts from relevant disciplines have contributed to developing the course content and supporting materials, to ensure NCC CPD courses are practical and relevant to your everyday work. The courses support and supplement other CPD courses provided by industry, government, and existing accreditation schemes.
This course meets the following competencies as defined by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA):
- Design 3.3 – Conceptual Design: Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
- Design 3.4 – Conceptual Design: Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.
- Design 4.1- Schematic Design: Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirement.
- Documentation 5.3- Detailed Design: Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements.