Fire Safety Solutions using Timber

Full price: $101.00
Member: $75.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

The presentation will provide a brief overview of the advantages and limitations of timber with respect to fire safety followed by a series of examples showing how to retain design freedom whilst satisfying fire safety requirements.

AACA Competency: Design


Paul England: EFT Consulting, Director

Paul England is a director of EFT consulting and has been involved in fire research, testing and consultancy for over 30 years. He founded Warrington Fire Research in Australia in 1991 (now known as Exova Warringtonfire) and was responsible for its development as a leading NATA accredited fire test laboratory, research facility and fire safety engineering practice over a period of 20 years.
Paul chairs Standards Australia Committee FP18 which is responsible for developing fire testing and fire safety engineering standards. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and is a past president of the Society of Fire safety. He is also a member of SFPE (USA) and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1.5 hours

    Continuing professional development hours

    1.5 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Develop Section J compliant building designs informed by principles of effective daylighting
  • Recognise how to get the most out of the current BCA deemed-to-satisfy requirements
  • Apply simple alternative solutions to address minor deviations from the BCA deemed-to-satisfy requirements
  • Analyse International Developments extending the use of massive timber (including Cross Laminated Timber-CLT) and timber framed construction in multi-storey buildings and how technical barriers to the application of these initiatives in Australia can be addressed under the National Construction Code BCA
  • Explore the advantages and limitations of timber systems when exposed to fire

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $101.00
    Member $75.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $69.00
    Graduate Member $69.00
    SONA Member (student) $40.00

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