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

MSSA 76D Swimming Pool Safety

SA – HENDRY building surveyors advise a revised Minister’s Specification SA 76D – Swimming Pool Safety – new prescribed requirements for upgrading prescribed swimming pools took effect on 15 May 2014 by notice in the Government Gazette. The Minister’s Specification was revised to refer to the 2012 version of Australian Standard AS 1926.1. Note that the Minister’s Specification only applied to prescribed… 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: D1.4 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