Fire Rating Services Risers

AUST - Hendry reports on a common Building Code of Australia (BCA) compliance design problem encountered on multi storey buildings that arise from design proposals for services risers, including mechanical air handling risers to open directly into a plantroom. To the contrary, compliance with the Deemed-to Satisfy requirements of Clause 2.7 of Specification C1.1 of the Building Code of Australia necessitates 120/120/120 FRL (dependant of Class of building and would not require a structural FRL) lids and fire dampers, or fire rated ductwork to the point of discharge in the case of smoke exhaust systems or the like, unless otherwise justified

Glazing Audits: Building Audit

AUST - Hendry provides glazing audits/glass audits for clients to establish compliance with local standard or nominated by the client for their existing building or portfolio of buildings, especially prior to applying for a building approval. Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Case Law highly the necessity of building owners, property managers, facility managers and tenants owe a duty of care to the occupants and users of a building. Many existing buildings contain glass in windows, side panels, doors and partitions that don’t comply with current legislation. The glass installation may have complied at the time of construction, but in a number of