BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: Clause D1.3: Fire-Isolated Stairways & Ramps

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape in Clause D1.3 depicts the requirements for when fire-isolated stairways and ramps are required. The following information will help clients understand this Clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue What options are available when a stair connects three storeys under the BCA? Building Code of Australia: Clause – Explanation D1.3 (b)… Read more

BCA Part D1 Provision for Escape: D1.4 Exit Travel Distances

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors raise the question, can a stair connect four storeys without being fire isolated under Part D1 of the Building Code of Australia? The single stair in this BCA example can connect three consecutive storeys plus one additional storey if this additional storey is used solely as a carpark or the building is sprinkler protected or the required stair is fire separated from the additional storey and does… Read more

BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: D1.2 Occupant Access to Two Exits

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 ‘Provision for Escape: Occupant Access to Two Exits’ is quite specific about egress requirements for a building over 25 metres in height. The following information will help clients understand the requirements and when they apply.  Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue Two exits are required in buildings exceeding an effective… Read more

BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: D1.6 Dimensions of Exits and Paths of Travel to Exits

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1.6 Provision for Escape outlines the dimensions and paths of travel to exits. The following information will help clients understand these provisions. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue How are exits treated for plant rooms at different levels within a storey (rooftop plant room) under Part D1 of theBCA? Building Code of Australia:… Read more

BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in Lieu of Fire-Isolated Exits: External Stair

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape contains clause D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in lieu of Fire-Isolated exits. The following information will help clients understand this clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue The external exit stair must not be exposed to openings in the building under Part D1 of the BCA. Building Code of Australia: Clause –… Read more

BCA Part D1: DI.2 Occupant Access to Two Exits: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia Part D1 ‘Provision for Escape: Occupant Access to Two Exits’ is quite specific about egress requirements for a building over 25 metres in height. The following information will help clients understand the requirements and when they apply.  Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue Two exits are required in buildings exceeding an effective height of 25m under Part… Read more

BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: Clause D1.3: Fire-Isolated Stairways & Ramps

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape in Clause D1.3 depicts the requirements for when fire-isolated stairways and ramps are required. The following information will help clients understand this Clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue What options are available when a stair connects three storeys under the BCA?… Read more

BCA Part D1 Provision for Escape: D1.4 Exit Travel Distances

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors raise the question, can a stair connect four storeys without being fire isolated under Part D1 of the Building Code of Australia? The single stair in this BCA example can connect three consecutive storeys plus one additional storey if this additional storey is used solely as a carpark or the building is sprinkler protected or the required stair is fire separated… Read more

BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: D1.2 Occupant Access to Two Exits

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 ‘Provision for Escape: Occupant Access to Two Exits’ is quite specific about egress requirements for a building over 25 metres in height. The following information will help clients understand the requirements and when they apply.  Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue Two exits are required… Read more

BCA Part D1: Provision for Escape: D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in Lieu of Fire-Isolated Exits: External Stair

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape contains clause D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in lieu of Fire-Isolated exits. The following information will help clients understand this clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue The external exit stair must not be exposed to openings in the building under Part… Read more