Building Code of Australia: Part D1: Provision for Escape: External Stairways of Ramps

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that our clients ask us what protection is required to protect the occupants using an exit path from exposure to a fire within the building. The exit stair is required to be protected from any part of the external wall of the building which has a fire resistance rating of 60/60/60 or any openings… 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? 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

Building Code of Australia: Part D1: Provision for Escape: External Stairways of Ramps

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that our clients ask us what protection is required to protect the occupants using an exit path from exposure to a fire within the building. The exit stair is required to be protected from any part of the external wall of the building which has a fire resistance rating of 60/60/60 or any openings… 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: 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… Read more

Building Code of Australia: Part D1: Provision for Escape: External Stairways or Ramps

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that our clients ask us what protection is required to protect the occupants using an exit path from exposure to a fire within the building. The exit stair is required to be protected from any part of the external wall of the building which has a fire resistance rating of 60/60/60 or any openings… Read more